Team Info
Name Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC
Home Kit Colors Green and black
Away Kit Colors Grey and black
Stadium Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Stadium Capacity 42,477
Manager Kim Sang-Sik
League Titles Won 9
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Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC Information

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC became K-League champions for the first time in 2009. Much of their success was thanks to their signing of Lee Dong-gook, a midfielder that helped them win two league titles in three years. Their domination of the K1 league has led to them winning a record nine titles and four FA Cup crowns. Their kit sponsor for 13 years was Hummel, but in 2022, they changed sponsors to Adidas, although their kit colors of green and black remained the same. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC play their home matches at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium. Their success in the domestic league has allowed them to develop a huge fan base. They are among the best supported teams in the league. Hong Jeong-ho will continue to captain the team, following being named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2021. The manager will again be Kim Sang-Sik who has been with the club since 2020.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC History

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC has been the dominant team in the K1 League, despite having humble beginnings back in 1993. They were formed in 1993 and joined the K1 League in 1994 under the name Wansan Puma FC but struggled to find a sponsor because of their name. They filed for bankruptcy and the club was bought by Hyundai Motors and the name was eventually changed to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC. 2005 was a turning point for the club when they signed Choi Gang-hee as manager and proceeded to win the Korean FA Cup, which was their first ever trophy. They continued to be a mid-table team, but in 2006 they qualified for the AFC Champions League and surprised everyone by winning the Championship. They became the first team to win the intercontinental title before winning their national title. They played in their very first FIFA Club World Cup in 2006 and finished in a very respectable fifth position. Jeonbuk did not have to wait too long to win their first K1 league and clinched their maiden league title in 2009.