Suwon Bluewings

Founded In
Suwon, Korea Republic

About Suwon Bluewings

Suwon Samsung Bluewings Football Club was first established in December 1995 by the multinational conglomerate, Samsung. They competed in the K League for the first time in the 1996 season and have since achieved huge success in the league. In addition to their success at domestic level, Suwon have also won major honours on the international scene. Despite their relative youth compared to some of the country's biggest teams, they established themselves as one of South Korea's most successful and most popular clubs.

The Bluewings began to dominate South Korean football at the end of the 1990s and the early 2000s. During this time, they claimed their first K League title in 1998 and retained their championship in 1999. The 1999 campaign also saw the side lift the K League Cup to complete a domestic double. Further League Cup successes followed in 2000 and 2001, before an FA Cup win came about in 2002. On the international front, the club achieved back-to-back AFC Champions League successes in 2001 and 2002 and also claimed the Asian Super Cup in both of those years.

In both the 2004 and 2008 seasons, Suwon were crowned as K League champions to take their total number of league wins to four. They added K League Cup wins in 2005 and 2008 and FA Cup wins in 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, futher international success was achieved in the 2005 A3 Champions Cup and the 2009 Pan-Pacific Championship.

Many South Korean senior internationals have played for the club over the years, with notable examples including Lee Woon-Jae, Ko Jong-Soo, Seo Jung-Won, Choi Sung-Yong and Kim Do-Heon.

The team have played their home matches at the Suwon World Cup Stadium since its opening in 2001. The venue, which has become known as 'Big Bird', hosted several matches during the 2002 FIFA World Cup and is able to hold a maximum of 43,959 supporters.

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