Yongin City FC

Yongin City
Full name Yongin City Football Club
용인시청 축구단
Short name YIC
Founded 1 January 2010 (1 January 2010)
Ground Yongin Football Center
Ground Capacity 12,000
Owner South Korea Kim Hak-Kyu (Mayor)
Chairman South Korea Lee Hyun-Soo
Manager South Korea Kim Jong-Pil
League South Korea National League
2014 Season 10th

Yongin City FC (Korean: 용인시청 축구단) is a South Korean association football club based in Yongin, Gyeonggi. Founded in 2010, they currently play in the National League, the third tier of South Korean league football. They play their home games at the Yongin Football Center.


Founded on January 1, 2010, Yongin City FC gained membership of the National League ahead of the 2010 season with the league expanding to fifteen sides. Former Pusan Daewoo Royals and South Korean international defender Jung Kwang-Seok was appointed the club's inaugural manager.

Debut season

The club's debut match was a Second Round tie in the 2010 Korean FA Cup however they suffered a home defeat to Kwangwoon University, losing out 7-6 on penalties after the tie had finished 1-1 after extra time. Yongin City made a solid start to life in the National League in 2010, then the unofficial second tier of football in Korea, finishing with the sixth-best overall record of all clubs in the division for 2010. Jung Ji-Soo and Oh Chul-Suk finished joint-top scorers for the club with six goals each during the campaign.

Professional encounter

Yongin endured a difficult second season during 2011 as they finished eleventh out of the fourteen teams that took part in the competition that year. That season's FA Cup competition saw them come up against professional K-League opposition for the first time when they were drawn to face FC Seoul at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Yongin lost the match 4-0.

2012 National League playoff run

2012 proved to be Yongin's best ever league campaign to date as they finished the 26-game league campaign in sixth place and qualified for the post-season championship playoffs. In their first match they were drawn to play third-placed Gangneung City and Yongin triumphed 4-2 on penalties after the game finished goalless. That victory set up an encounter with Incheon Korail however Yongin were defeated 3-1 by the team that would go on to win in the championship playoff final. Despite a solid league campaign Yongin exited the 2012 FA Cup at the first hurdle yet again as their Second Round encounter with National Police FC ended in a 4-0 home reverse. There was to be some success for the squad at the National Sports Festival football tournament in October that year as they finished joint-third with Gimhae FC and were awarded the bronze medal having been eliminated at the semi-final stage 10-9 on penalties by Gangneung City.

First FA Cup tie win

The club failed to build on the relative success of 2012 as they finished second-bottom of the much reduced-in-size 2013 National League season, the league having effectively been reduced in status to the unofficial third tier of football in Korea following the creation of the K League Challenge. Although Yongin finished ninth out of the ten sides they were just five points adrift of fourth place and the final championship playoff spot. The club recorded their first ever win in FA Cup competition during the 2013 edition of the tournament with a 1-0 win over Kyunghee University in the Second Round. That victory set up a Third Round clash with K League Classic side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors however Jeonbuk won 2-0.

Struggling in 2014

Yongin endured a tough 2014 National League season where they recorded just four wins in the 27 match season and ended up bottom of the league, seven points adrift of second-bottom Gimhae FC. There was to be no respite in any of the cup competitions either, with early exits from the National Sports Festival and the Korea National League Championship along with a 3-2 defeat to Gangwon FC in the Second Round of the 2014 Korean FA Cup.

Current squad

As of 7 March 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 South Korea GK Yoon Ki-Hae
2 South Korea DF Choi Hyun-Bin
3 South Korea DF Lee Jae-Joon
4 South Korea DF Min Kyoung-Il
5 South Korea DF Lee Sun-Hu
6 South Korea DF Lee Jae-Young
7 South Korea MF Shin In-Seob
8 South Korea MF Oh Chang-Young
9 South Korea MF Moon Kyu-Hyun
10 South Korea MF Jeon Myeong-Keun
11 South Korea MF Park Sang-Hee
12 South Korea DF Kwak Dae-Ro
13 South Korea MF Heo Keun-Nyeong
14 South Korea MF Kim Min-O (captain)
15 South Korea DF Lim Dong-Hyeon
No. Position Player
16 South Korea MF Shin Kyu-Seon
17 South Korea FW Joo Kwang-Seon
18 South Korea FW Oh Se-Jin
19 South Korea DF Jung Jae-Sung
20 South Korea DF Yang Seung-Won
21 South Korea GK Lee Kwang-Hee
22 South Korea MF Kim Hwan-Hee
23 South Korea MF Hong Hyeong-Ki
24 South Korea DF Choi Jae-Eun
25 South Korea GK Baek Seon-Kyu
26 South Korea DF Kim Taek-Kyun
27 South Korea DF Lee Hyeon-Joon
28 South Korea FW Bae Hae-Min
33 South Korea FW Park Jeong-Min


# Name From To Season Notes
South Korea Jeong Kwang-Seok 2010/01/01 2014/11/20 2010-2014 First manager
South Korea Kim Jong-Pil 2014/11/21 2014-present


Domestic competitions


3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medal (1): 2012


Season Korea National League Korean FA Cup League Cup Top scorer
(League goals)
Stage Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts Position
2010 First Stage151465324177235th Round of 32QuarterfinalSouth Korea Oh Chul-Suk (6)
South Korea Jung Ji-Soo (6)
South Korea Jeong Kwang-Seok
Second Stage151464417125227th
2011 1426511102232–102611th Round of 32QuarterfinalSouth Korea Seo Young-Duk (4)
2012 142612683930+9426th PreliminaryQuarterfinalSouth Korea Ko Kyung-Min (12)
2013 102788113738–1329th Round of 32Group stageSouth Korea Jo Joon-Jae (7)
2014 102747163045–151910th Round of 64Group stageSouth Korea Park Jeong-Min (9)

Club Records



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