Korea-Yonsei Match

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Korea-Yonsei Match (Yonsei-Korea Match) is a sport event held in every Fall between two Korean prominent private universities(Korea University and Yonsei University) located in Seoul, Korea. The event consist of five sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer, rugby, and ice hockey. The event started in 1956, with all 5 sports included. The origin of Korea-Yonsei Match (Yonsei-Korea Match) is a tennis competition round between players of Bosung college which is former Korea University and Yonhui college which is former Yonsei University which was held in May 30, 1925. After the match, the two schools got into another competition in 1927. This time the two school collided in a soccer match. Korea University and Yonsei University had other matches after the match and it was almost annually held. It was not officially annual then. Since the period was the period of Japanese colonial era in Korea, the competition of two schools grew as a national event of Korea.

History and result[change | change source]

Official Korea-Yonsei Match has been continued since 1965, in remembrance of event during Japanese colonial era. From the official first match, the sports of Korea-Yonsei match is fixed to five sports: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, rugby, and soccer. Below is the result of each year.

   Baseball Baseball Baseball Basketball Basketball Basketball Hockey Hockey Hockey Rugby Rugby Rugby Soccer Soccer Soccer Total Total Total Winner
Years   Korea Yonsei Winner Korea Yonsei Winner Korea Yonsei Winner Korea Yonsei Winner Korea Yonsei Winner Korea Draw Yonsei
1965 2 3 Yonsei 89 84 Korea 4 4 D 3 11 Yonsei 1 1 D 1 2 2 Yonsei
1966 2 0 Korea 91 105 Yonsei 6 6 D 3 0 Korea 0 2 Yonsei 2 1 2 Draw
1967 5 0 Korea 87 83 Korea 6 2 Korea 5 3 Korea 0 0 D 4 1 0 Korea
1968 4 3 Korea 87 76 Korea 7 5 Korea 16 6 Korea 0 0 D 4 1 0 Korea
1969 4 3 Korea 64 64 D 6 5 Korea 3 5 Yonsei 0 1 Yonsei 2 1 2 Draw
1970 1 1 D 71 79 Yonsei 9 4 Korea 6 8 Yonsei 3 0 Korea 2 1 2 Draw
1971 Canceled due to School Affair
1972 Canceled due to School Affair
1973 6 4 Korea 62 64 Yonsei 4 3 Korea 13 3 Korea 2 1 Korea 4 0 1 Korea
1974 6 5 Korea 87 83 Korea 5 3 Korea 16 12 Korea 1 1 D 4 1 0 Korea
1975 Canceled Due to bus accident of Korea Univ. soccer team 
1976 3 3 D 67 90 Yonsei 3 9 Yonsei 6 6 D 1 0 Korea 1 2 2 Yonsei
1977 2 6 Yonsei 86 86 D 4 3 Korea 7 8 Yonsei 0 0 D 1 2 2 Yonsei
1978 1 2 Yonsei 70 72 Yonsei 4 2 Korea 10 4 Korea 0 1 Yonsei 2 0 3 Yonsei
1979 4 1 Korea 80 80 D 3 4 Yonsei 39 16 Korea 1 3 Yonsei 2 1 2 Draw
1980 Canceled due to School Affair
1981 0 3 Yonsei 77 76 Korea 5 6 Yonsei 12 14 Yonsei 0 0 D 1 1 3 Yonsei
1982 3 0 Korea 80 81 Yonsei 6 3 Korea 16 21 Yonsei 1 0 Korea 3 0 2 Korea
1983 School President's Statement Affair 
1984 6 0 Korea 57 51 Korea 3 7 Yonsei 12 22 Yonsei 1 2 Yonsei 2 0 3 Yonsei
1985 1 5 Yonsei 61 65 Yonsei 2 11 Yonsei 0 19 Yonsei 4 0 Korea 1 0 4 Yonsei
1986 4 2 Korea 25 21 Korea 4 6 Yonsei 0 3 Yonsei 0 0 D 1 2 2 Yonsei
1987 11 0 Korea 67 64 Korea 5 4 Korea 3 25 Yonsei 2 3 Yonsei 3 0 2 Korea
1988 3 4 Yonsei 57 69 Yonsei 5 3 Korea 10 16 Yonsei 0 3 Yonsei 1 0 4 Yonsei
1989 1 2 Yonsei 69 78 Yonsei 8 5 Korea 21 18 Korea 5 2 Korea 3 0 2 Korea
1990 3 2 Korea 58 74 Yonsei 2 2 D 21 7 Korea 3 2 Korea 3 1 1 Korea
1991 1 4 Yonsei 57 69 Yonsei 2 4 Yonsei 12 21 Yonsei 3 1 Korea 1 0 4 Yonsei
1992 3 1 Korea 65 67 Yonsei 3 8 Yonsei 17 11 Korea 1 0 Korea 3 0 2 Korea
1993 3 2 Korea 60 71 Yonsei 3 4 Yonsei 7 23 Yonsei 1 0 Korea 2 0 3 Yonsei
1994 7 0 Korea 73 59 Korea 3 5 Yonsei 7 7 D 2 1 Korea 3 1 1 Korea
1995 5 9 Yonsei 92 87 Korea 5 3 Korea 15 13 Korea 2 2 D 3 1 1 Korea
1996 Canceled due to Hanchongryun Affair
1997 1 1 D 62 68 Yonsei 5 4 Korea 9 18 Yonsei 1 2 Yonsei 1 1 3 Yonsei
1998 6 2 Korea 61 58 Korea 3 6 Yonsei 23 27 Yonsei 0 2 Yonsei 2 0 3 Yonsei
1999 3 3 D 69 72 Yonsei 3 4 Yonsei Canceled 1 2 Yonsei 0 1 3 Yonsei
2000 1 1 D 61 54 Korea 2 3 Yonsei 10 22 Yonsei 2 0 Korea 2 1 2 Draw
2001 2 9 Yonsei 98 84 Korea 3 3 D 20 26 Yonsei 0 1 Yonsei 1 1 3 Yonsei
2002 8 3 Korea 70 73 Yonsei 3 3 D 30 24 Korea 4 0 Korea 3 1 1 Korea
2003 3 2 Korea 65 80 Yonsei 2 3 Yonsei 19 18 Korea 0 0 D 2 1 2 Draw
2004 2 1 Korea 74 88 Yonsei 3 5 Yonsei 16 13 Korea 2 0 Korea 3 0 2 Korea
2005 0 3 Yonsei 76 75 Korea 1 3 Yonsei 14 21 Yonsei 0 2 Yonsei 1 0 4 Yonsei
2006 1 6 Yonsei 66 53 Korea 2 3 Yonsei 27 3 Korea 1 1 D 2 1 2 Draw
2007 5 2 Korea 90 75 Korea Canceled 30 22 Korea 0 0 D 1 0 3 Yonsei
2008 2 9 Yonsei 74 72 Korea 1 1 D 21 27 Yonsei 0 1 Yonsei 1 1 3 Yonsei
2009 5 4 Korea 58 74 Yonsei 2 4 Yonsei 18 18 D 18 18 D 2 1 2 Draw
2010 4 4 D 65 74 Yonsei 1 8 Yonsei 20 38 Yonsei 3 0 Korea 1 1 3 Yonsei
2011 1 3 Yonsei 67 63 Korea 1 1 D 8 5 Korea 3 1 Korea 3 1 1 Korea
2012 3 1 Korea 74 60 Korea 3 1 Korea 1 3 Yonsei 13 15 Yonsei 3 0 2 Korea
2013 2 3 Yonsei 75 63 Korea 1 3 Yonsei 2 2 D 20 17 Korea 2 1 2 Draw

The Biggest Festival between Yonsei and Korea University[change | change source]

Korea-Yonsei Match also plays a role of the biggest festival of both Korea and Yonsei university. The two university shows another college rivalry like Harvard verses Yale University, Stanford University verses UC Berkeley, and in Korea, KAIST verses POSTECH, since they are the top two most famous private universities. During the Korea-Yonsei match, stores of each hometown, Anam and Sinchon, put many placards humiliating the rival in the streets. Huge festival in thrown in each town biannually. Festival takes place in Anam in even number years and in Sinchon in odd number years.

Human Train March[change | change source]

One of the customs takes place during the festival is 'human train march'. People from each department make a long line and put their hands on the shoulder of front person making a long train-like rows. The human trains marches and wanders through streets. They ask for side-dishes and bottles of alcohol to the owners of the stores, restaurants and bars. The alumni and university student council pre-pay for the side-dishes and bottles of alcohol to the owners. The human trains make themselves full and drunk enough then move to bars they have made reservation.

Cheerleading of Yonsei and Korea University[change | change source]

Cheering for each team is a huge joy for the students of both university. Students dance to the cheering anthems and sing along with them. The most popular and famous cheering anthems are Minjokui Aria(Aria of People), Batnorae(Sailing song) in Korea University and Yonseireul Saranghanda(I love Yonsei), Wonsirim(Virgin Forest) in Yonsei University. Each university sings Batnorae and Wonsirim when the team scores in each sports events. There is a joint cheering event between two university twice a year. Students practice their cheering in the two joint events and also cheering learning time in their orientation camp.