K League

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K League
Founded1983
CountrySouth KoreaSouth Korea
ConfederationAFC
DivisionsK League 1
K League 2
Number of teams22
Level on pyramid1–2
Domestic cup(s)Korean FA Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
Current championsJeonbuk Hyundai Motors (K League 1)
Gimcheon Sangmu (K League 2)
(2021)
Most championshipsJeonbuk Hyundai Motors (9)
Websitekleague.com

The K League (Korea Professional Football League) is South Korea's professional association football league. It includes the first division K League 1, known as the K League Classic until 2017, and the second division K League 2, known as the K League Challenge until 2017.[1][2] Both divisions with very similar names had caused some degree of confusion and controversy.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "In search of Korea's disappearing Red Devils-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily". Koreajoongangdaily.joins.com. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  2. "South Korean Teams Fight for Attention at Home". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  3. "위원석의 하프타임 'K리그'에 새로운 이름을 붙여주자". The Daily Sports Seoul. February 19, 2013. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2014.(in Korean)