Team Info
Name Jeju FC
Home Kit Colors Orange
Away Kit Colors White
Stadium Jeju World Cup Stadium
Stadium Capacity 35 657
Manager Nam Ki-il
League Titles Won 1
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Jeju FC Information

Jeju plays at the Jeju World Cup Stadium, which has a capacity of 35,657. They have been using this venue since the 2006 season. Their performance in the league was poor for several seasons which led to manager Arthur Bernardes leaving in the 2009 season. Their two outstanding seasons were in 2010 and 2017 when they finished as runners up. Beginning in 2017, their performances went into decline and in 2019 they were relegated to the K2 League. They won the K2 League in 2020 and returned to topflight football in 2021, where they finished fourth in the league. Jeju have maintained their orange kit color as it is the same colors as their owner’s SK Energy branding. Their manager since the 2021 season has been Nam Ki-il. He is a former Korean footballer who previously played at a host of K1 League teams.

Jeju FC History

Jeju FC is a professional football club based in Seogwipo in the Jeju Province. They were formed in 1982 and were known as Yukong Elephants as they were owned by Yukong Energy Group. They joined the K1 League in 1983 and finished in third position, but it must be noted there were only five teams in the league. They made steady progress and won their first League title in 1989, which is their only league crown to date. In 1995, they changed home grounds, but the Seoul government was not happy with three teams being in one city and they were forced to relocate to the city of Bucheon. They were then renamed Bucheon SK, but they still had a problem as Bucheon did not have a ground, so they played their home matches in Seoul. For the third time in their history, the K-League players relocated, this time to the Jeju province and changed their name to Jeju FC. This was the first time the Jeju province had a club representing them in topflight football.