Fixtures

South Korea K League 1 05/28 07:30 15 FC Seoul vs Gimcheon Sangmu FC - View
South Korea K League 1 06/17 10:00 16 Gimcheon Sangmu FC vs Suwon FC - View
South Korea K League 1 06/21 10:00 17 Gimcheon Sangmu FC vs Seongnam FC - View
South Korea K League 1 06/26 10:00 18 Pohang Steelers vs Gimcheon Sangmu FC - View
South Korea K League 1 07/02 10:00 19 Gimcheon Sangmu FC vs Jeonbuk Motors - View
South Korea K League 1 07/05 10:00 20 Gimcheon Sangmu FC vs Jeju United - View

Results

South Korea K League 1 05/21 10:00 14 [7] Gimcheon Sangmu FC v Ulsan Hyundai [1] L 0-2
South Korea K League 1 05/17 10:00 13 [9] Suwon Bluewings v Gimcheon Sangmu FC [7] L 2-1
South Korea K League 1 05/14 07:30 12 [6] Gimcheon Sangmu FC v Daegu FC [8] D 1-1
South Korea K League 1 05/08 10:00 11 [5] Jeju United v Gimcheon Sangmu FC [6] L 3-1
South Korea K League 1 05/05 10:00 10 [6] Gimcheon Sangmu FC v Gangwon FC [8] W 1-0
South Korea Cup 04/27 06:00 9 Gimcheon Sangmu FC v Suwon Bluewings L 4-5
South Korea K League 1 04/10 06:00 9 [11] Suwon FC v Gimcheon Sangmu FC [5] L 3-2
South Korea K League 1 04/06 10:00 8 [12] Seongnam FC v Gimcheon Sangmu FC [6] W 0-3
South Korea K League 1 04/02 07:30 7 [6] Gimcheon Sangmu FC v Suwon Bluewings [9] D 1-1
South Korea K League 1 03/19 10:00 6 [11] Jeonbuk Motors v Gimcheon Sangmu FC [6] D 1-1
South Korea K League 1 03/13 05:00 5 [6] Incheon Utd v Gimcheon Sangmu FC [5] L 1-0
South Korea Cup 03/09 05:00 8 Paju Citizen FC v Gimcheon Sangmu FC W 3-5

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 42 21 21
Wins 20 12 8
Draws 14 7 7
Losses 8 2 6
Goals for 69 36 33
Goals against 42 19 23
Clean sheets 15 8 7
Failed to score 7 2 5

Wikipedia - Gimcheon Sangmu FC

Gimcheon Sangmu FC (Hangul: 김천 상무 프로축구단; Hanja: 金泉 尚武 프로蹴球團) is a professional football club that competes in the K League 1. The club is based in Gimcheon, South Korea. Sangmu (상무, 尙武) means martialism and is the sports division of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

Sangmu's playing staff is made up of young South Korean professional footballers serving their compulsory two-year military duty. Fifteen players join up at the start of every season and spend two years with the side before returning to their previous professional club. Sangmu are not allowed to sign any foreign players because of their military status.

This article also includes the predecessor military-based teams – Sangmu FC, Gwangju Sangmu FC and Sangju Sangmu FC – which are still separate legal entities.

History

Various military clubs (1950s–1983)

Before the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps and its football club Sangmu FC were founded in 1984, the Republic of Korea Armed Forces had three football clubs: ROK Army FC, ROK Marine Corps FC, and ROK Air Force FC.

The ROK Army originally established football clubs of each corps, including KACIC FC (Korea Army Counter Intelligence Corps; also known as CIC FC, Seoul FC or Seoul Club), HID FC (Headquarters of Intelligence Detachment), Quartermaster Corps FC (consisted of only quartermasters), OPMG FC (Office of the Provost Marshal General; former Military Police Command FC), Engineer Corps FC, and Infantry School FC. Most of them (excluding Quartermaster Corps FC) were merged into the Engineer Corps FC in 1965. Lastly, these two clubs were united, and Army FC was established in 1969.

Afterwards, the Marine Corps FC renamed as ROK Navy FC due to the dissolution of the Headquarters Marine Corps in 1973.

Until 1955 1956–1964 1965–1968 1969–1972 1973–1983
Military Police Command FC Army OPMG FC [ko] Army
Engineer
Corps FC
Army FC [ko]
Army Engineer Corps FC [ko]
Army CIC FC [ko]
Army HID FC [ko]
Army Infantry School FC
Other clubs of ROK Army
Army Quartermaster Corps FC [ko]
Marine Corps FC [ko] Navy FC [ko]
Air Force FC [ko]

Founding and semi-professional Sangmu FC era (1984–2002)

Sangmu FC was founded on 11 January 1984, as the football side of Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps. Although Sangmu squad was composed of professional players from K League clubs, Sangmu FC competed in the semi-professional league (now Korea National League). Sangmu joined the K League for the 1985 season, but spent only one year in the league before dropping out.

The reserve side, Sangmu B, competed in the K2 League from 2003 to 2005 before joining the K League reserve league. Sangmu B was based in Icheon and finished as the runners-up in the 2003 K2 League season.

Gwangju Sangmu era (2002–2010)

After establishing a home base in Gwangju in April 2002, the team participated in the Reserve League. The club has rejoined the K League at the start of the 2003 season as Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo FC. Between 2004 and 2010, the club has been known as Gwangju Sangmu FC.

Sangju Sangmu era (2011–2020)

Once Gwangju FC was established, Gwangju Sangmu FC was relocated to Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, as Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps moved to Mungyeong, near Sangju. The club name was officially changed to Sangju Sangmu Phoenix FC in January 2011.

Before the 2013 season, the club officially removed the word "Phoenix" in its name. In the same season, Sangju Sangmu became the first champions of the newly established K League Challenge (second division) and promoted to the K League Classic.

Sangju started the 2020 season already knowing they would be relegated to K League 2. The military club decided to move out of Sangju to a new, as yet undisclosed location. Sangju has decided not to establish a football team which would be citizen-owned outfit and also played in K League 2.

Gimcheon Sangmu (2021–present)

After months of speculations on the club's next home base, on June 30, 2020, the K League administration announced that the city of Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do (located on south of Sangju) had officially submitted its application to host the team at least for the 2021 season, offering their local stadium as the football club's new home. After a preliminary review and several meetings and assemblies involving local governors, the K League eventually approved the proposal, thus starting the operations for the relocation of Sangju Sangmu FC to Gimcheon.