Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

The Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC is a football franchise from Jeonju, South Korea. Currently playing the franchise in the K League Classic, the top division of South Korea.


It was founded in 1993 as a franchise Wansan FC. The founder of the franchise, Oh Hyung- Kun, but do not get enough money together and the franchise was as soon Insolvent. However, since they were anxious to have a local franchise in the K -League was found in a local company, a financial backer. Then in 1994 the franchise in the K-League and changed its name to FC Jeonbuk Buffalo. The franchise once again lost a lot of money and could not meet the sporting needs also. Therefore, the K -League Jeonbuk withdrew the trust and in December 1994, the company Hyundai Motors stepped in as a sponsor and owner of the franchise.

In the first season in 1995 the team finished 5th. In the coming years, the franchise placed in midfield. 2000, 2003 and 2005, the South Korean Cup be won.

In 2002, the franchise reached the final of the Asian Cup Winners Cup and won the 2006 complete surprise the AFC Champions League. The victory in the Champions League allowed the team to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup 2006. At the end of the tournament they finished 5th place

There were only jedochweiterhin placements in midfield in the league. This did not change until 2009. The team then won the K- League. In 2010, she was the third front runners. 2011, the South Korean master franchise and pushed in the AFC Champions League to the finals before. 2012 occupied one 2nd place.


The franchise plays its home games since 2002, in Jeonju World Cup Stadium. It was built for the World Cup in 2002 and has a capacity of 43,348 spectators. During the 2002 World Cup 3 round matches were held there. Was built the stadium in 2001.



  • K League Classic
  • South Korean Cup
  • South Korean Super Cup


  • AFC Champions League
  • Asian Cup Winners Cup

Former notable players

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Jusuf Dajic
  • Germany Brazil Paulo Roberto Rink
  • Macedonia Serbia Stevica Ristic
  • Brazil José Carlos Ferreira Filho