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The K LEAGUE CHALLENGE is a South Korean professional league for association football clubs. Being the second tier of the South Korean football league system , it is currently contested by ten clubs, and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the K League Classic .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Clubs

* 3 Champions

* 3.1 Titles by season * 3.2 Titles by club

* 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

HISTORY

In 2011 the original K League announced a plan to begin a promotion and relegation system between the K League and a proposed second division. The K League then took steps to create the new second division, mainly with the addition of a split-system during the 2012 K-League season in which the bottom clubs are placed in a competition for safety with the last placed club being relegated to the new second division (originally it was going to be two clubs relegated but the withdrawal of Sangju Sangmu FC meant only one would be relegated).

On 3 January 2013 the official name of the Second Division was announced as the K LEAGUE while the original K League was changed to K League Classic along with the new logo. This name change caused some degree of confusion and controversy, and on 11 March 2013 the official name was changed to K LEAGUE CHALLENGE.

CLUBS

CLUB HOMETOWN STADIUM First season in the second flight Current spell in the second flight

Ansan Greeners Ansan , Gyeonggi Province Ansan Wa~ Stadium 2017 2017–

Asan Mugunghwa Asan , South Chungcheong Province Yi Sun-sin Stadium 2013 2013–

FC Anyang Anyang , Gyeonggi Province Anyang Stadium 2013 2013–

Bucheon FC 1995 Bucheon , Gyeonggi Province Bucheon Stadium 2013 2013–

Busan IPark Busan Busan Gudeok Stadium 2016 2016–

Daejeon Citizen Daejeon Daejeon World Cup Stadium 2014 2016–

Gyeongnam FC Changwon , South Gyeongsang Province Changwon Football Center 2015 2015–

Seongnam FC Seongnam , Gyeonggi Province Tancheon Stadium 2017 2017–

Seoul E-Land Seoul Seoul Olympic Stadium 2015 2015–

Suwon FC Suwon Suwon Stadium 2013 2017–

CHAMPIONS

TITLES BY SEASON

SEASON CHAMPIONS RUNNERS-UP THIRD PLACE

2013 SANGJU SANGMU ‡ Police FC Gwangju FC

2014 DAEJEON CITIZEN Ansan Police Gangwon FC

2015 SANGJU SANGMU Daegu FC SUWON FC ‡

2016 Ansan Mugunghwa DAEGU FC Bucheon FC 1995

* BOLD designates the promoted club; ‡ Won the Promotion-Relegation Playoffs

TITLES BY CLUB

CLUB CHAMPIONS WINNING SEASONS RUNNERS-UP RUNNERS-UP SEASONS

Sangju Sangmu 2 2013 , 2015 0

Ansan Mugunghwa 1 2016 2 2013 , 2014

Daejeon Citizen 1 2014 0

Daegu FC 0

2 2015 , 2016

SEE ALSO

* K League * Korean football league system * List of foreign K League Challenge players

REFERENCES

* ^ Richards, Da