Incheon Korail

Incheon Korail

Incheon Korail is a Korean football club based in the city of Incheon. It currently plays in the National League, the second division of Korean football. It is the oldest professional football club in Korea Republic.

History

The club was initially founded in 1943 as Joseon Railway Football Club, however the team name changed in 1945 after the end of Japanese colonialism, to Ministry of Transportation Football Club.

The team competed in the various amateur football competitions of the time, before changing its name again in 1963, this time becoming Railroad Football Club. There was to be a further name change in 1995 when it adopted the name Korea National Railroad Football Club, and prior to the 2008 season the club's official name changed to Incheon Korail.

National League and cup shocks

Incheon Korail were participants in the inaugural K2 League season in 2003, a competition they would go on to win in 2005 with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Suwon City.

The side developed something of a reputation as cup specialists, having knocked several K-League teams out of the Korean FA Cup tournament in the past. They have claimed victories over Bucheon, Chunnam Dragons, Incheon United and Suwon Samsung Bluewings (twice) in the tournament. They were semi-finalists in 2005, and reached the quarter-finals in 2001.

Current squad

As of April 6 2008

Major Honours

National League Record

Season (Stage) Position Games Wins Draws Losses Goals Scored Goals Against
2003 (first)
5th
9
3
4
2
14
10
2003 (second)
9th
9
1
2
6
5
14
2004 (first)
7th
9
2
3
4
6
9
2004 (second)
5th
9
1
7
1
10
10
2005 (first)
7th
10
4
1
5
10
11
2005 (second)
1st
10
6
3
1
14
7
2006 (first)
6th
10
4
3
3
14
13
2006 (second)
4th
10
5
3
2
16
8
2007 (first)
3rd
11
7
1
3
16
10
2007 (second)
3rd
11
6
2
3
20
18

Korean FA Cup Record

Season Position

1996
Did Not Qualify
1997
Did Not Qualify
1998
Did Not Qualify
1999
Quarter-final
2000
Round 1
2001
Quarter-final
2002
Round 2
2003
Round 1
2004
Round 2
2005
Semi-final
2006
Round 2
2007
Round 1
2008
Round 1

See also

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