Team Info
Name Pohang Steelers
Home Kit Colors Black and red
Away Kit Colors White and blue
Stadium Steelyard Stadium
Stadium Capacity 17,443
Manager Kim Gi-Dong
League Titles Won 5
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Pohang Steelers Information

The Pohang Steelers are a football team currently playing in the Korean top flight football league commonly known as the K1 League. The Steelers have had various sponsors through the years, which required that the colors of their kit be changed. Currently, their kit is black and red with their away kit colors being white and blue. They play their matches at the Steelyard Stadium which holds a capacity crowd of 17,443. The Steelers have named Oh Beom-seok as captain for the 2022 season, but he had an injury plagued 2021 season, during which Vice-captain Kang Sang-woo led the team to the Asia Champions League final, which they eventually lost to Saudi Arabia champions Al Hilal SFC. The manager of the team is Kim Gi-Dong, and he has been in position since the 2019 season, but he will be looking to end their wait for a league title. The last of the Steelers’ five league wins was in 2013, so the title drought is fast approaching a decade now.

Pohang Steelers History

The club was founded in 1973 and was initially named POSCO FC after the steel making company by the same name. Over the years, their name changed numerous times until 1997 when they adopted their current day name, the Pohang Steelers. In the earlier years before the fully professional football era in Korea, the Steelers played in the Korean National Semi-Professional Football League. During their time in this league, they won the title on five occasions. In their 48 years of existence, they have been one the most successful teams in Korean football, also having five wins on the K-League table. Their undoubted highlights were their wins in the Asia Champions League, winning the title for the first time in the 1996/97 season. They successfully defended their title the following season and added a third title in 2009. In the same year, they played in the FIFA Club World Cup where they finished in a highly respectable third.