Team Info (Table)
Name Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Home Kit Colors Blue
Away Kit Colors Grey
Stadium Suwon World Cup Stadium
Stadium Capacity 44,031
Manager Park Kun-Ha
League Titles Won 4
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Suwon Samsung Bluewings Information

The Bluewings got their name from the blue branding of their owners, Samsung. The word Wings represents their desire to reach the sky. The team kit colors are not surprisingly blue for their home kit, while they wear grey when away. The Suwon Bluewings initially played their matches at the Suwon Sports Complex, but the venue had a small capacity of 11,808, so they decided to help financially with the building of the Suwon World Cup Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They started playing their home matches at this stadium in 2022, and it has a capacity of 44,031. They have not topped the K-League table since 2008, but they have twice produced the league’s top goal scorer. In 2017, Brazilian Johnathan won the award and in 2019 Australian Adam Taggart was the leading goal scorer. The team is currently managed by Park Kun-Ha.

Suwon Samsung Bluewings History

The Suwon Samsung Bluewings were formed in 1995 by the electronics giants Samsung. They were the first team to be founded specifically in one city, and the league later encouraged other teams to follow suit so that they could build strong ties with their local communities. The Bluewings joined the K1 League in 1996 and were managed by the highly regarded former South Korean national team manager Kim Ho. They were excellent in their first season, finishing as runner ups. They did not have to wait long for their first league title as they won the league in 2008 and then defended their crown in the 2009 season. They enjoyed the financial backing they received from Samsung. When manager Kim Ho left, they replaced him with Korean football legend Cha Bum-kun in 2004. In his first season in charge, they won the league for the third time. The best was yet to come for the Bluewings as they completed the double in 2008 by winning the K1 League and the League Cup. The Bluewings have won the League Cup a record five times.