2020 K League 1

The 2020 K League 1 is the 38th season of the top division of professional football in South Korea since its establishment in 1983 as K League 1, and the third season under its current name, the K League 1. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are the defending champions.

Season 2020
Dates 8 May – 1 November 2020
Champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
(8th title)
Relegated Sangju Sangmu
Busan IPark
Champions League Ulsan Hyundai
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Pohang
Daegu
Matches played 150
Goals scored 394 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Júnior Negrão
(26 goals)
Biggest home win Daegu 6–0 Seoul
(14 June 2020)
Biggest away win Seongnam 0–6 Incheon
(27 September 2020)
Highest scoring Daegu 4–6 Gwangju
(30 August 2020)
Longest winning run 3 matches
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Ulsan Hyundai
Gwangju FC
Longest unbeaten run 8 matches
Ulsan Hyundai
Longest winless run 15 matches
Incheon United
Longest losing run 8 matches
Incheon United

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Promotion and relegation

Teams relegated to the 2020 K League 2

  • Gyeongnam FC
  • Jeju United

Teams promoted from the 2019 K League 2

  • Gwangju FC
  • Busan IPark

Team and Personal

ClubManagerStadiums
Busan IParkCho Deok-jeBusan Gudeok Stadium
Daegu FCLee Byung-keun DGB Daegu Bank Park
Gangwon FCKim Byung-sooChuncheon Songam Leports Town
Gangneung Stadium
Gwangju FCPark Jin-subGwangju World Cup Stadium
Gwangju World Cup Auxiliary Stadium
Incheon UnitedLim Wan-supIncheon Football Stadium
Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsJosé Morais (Portugal)Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Pohang SteelersKim Gi-dongPohang Steel Yard
Sangju SangmuKim Tae-wanSangju Civic Stadium
Seongnam FCKim Nam-ilTancheon Stadium
FC SeoulChoi Yong-sooSeoul World Cup Stadium
Suwon Samsung BluewingsLee Lim-saengSuwon World Cup Stadium
Ulsan HyundaiKim Do-hoonUlsan Munsu Football Stadium

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyIncoming managerDate of
appointment
Seongnam FCNam Ki-ilResigned16 December 2019Kim Nam-il23 December 2019
Incheon UnitedYoo Sang-chulResigned2 January 2020Lim Wan-sup6 February 2020
Incheon UnitedLim Wan-supResigned27 June 2020Lim Joong-yong (caretaker)28 June 2020
Suwon Samsung BluewingsLee Im-saengResigned17 July 2020Ju Seung-jin (caretaker)17 July 2020
FC SeoulChoi Yong-sooResigned30 July 2020Kim Ho-young (caretaker)31 July 2020

League table Round 1-22

PosTeamPldWDLGF/GAPtsQualification or relegation
1Ulsan Hyundai22155245-1520Qualification for AFC Champions League play-off round
2Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors22153438-1948Qualification for AFC Champions League group stage
4Pohang Steelers22115641-2838Qualification for AFC Champions League play-off round
3Sangju Sangmu22115630-2738
5Daegu FC2287736-3130
6Gwangju FC2267928-3225
7FC Seoul23741119-3725
8Gangwon FC22661027-3624
9Seongnam FC22571019-2622
10Busan IPark2249921-3121
11Suwon Samsung Bluewings22561120-2621Qualification for Relegation play-offs(Only Sangju Sangmu at 12th place)
12Incheon United22461215-3018Relegation to K League 2
Fixtures and results

League table Round 23-27

Champions Group

RankTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors27193546-2160Champions
Qualification for the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage
2Ulsan Hyundai27176454-2357Qualification for the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage
3Pohang Steelers27155756-3550Qualification for the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage Play off round
4Sangju Sangmu27135934-3645
5FC Daegu27108943-3938
6Gwangju FC27671432-4625

Relegation Group

RankTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
7Gangwon27971136-4134
8Suwon Bluewings27871227-3031
9FC Seoul27851423-4429
10Seongnam FC27771324-3728
11Incheon United27761425-3527
12Busan IPark275101225-3825Relegation K LEgue 2
League table Round 23-27 Result

Top scorers

Han Kyo-Won

RankPlayer (Club)Goals
1 Júnior Negrão (Ulsan Hyundai)26
2Stanislav Iljutcenko (Pohang Steelers)19
3Cesinha (Daegu FC)18
4Aleksandar Palocevic (Pohang Steelers)14
5Felipe Silva (Gwangju Sangmu)
Stefan Mugosa (Incheon United)
12

See also:

2020 Korea FA Cup

20192021

K League 1