- Korean FA Cup
FA Cupis a national cup knockout competition involving K-League, National League, and various amateur and university-level clubs.The competition started in 1996with 16 competing clubs, and Pohang Steelerswon the inaugural competition on penalties over Suwon Samsung Bluewings. The winner gains entry to the Asian Champions League.
The Korean FA Cup took place after the end of the regular
K-Leagueseason, and was usually completed within a short timescale. Games were played on a single elimination format with extra time and penalties if required. K-Leaguesides were seeded in the 1st round of the tournament proper, but all matches were played at neutral venues such as Gimcheonand Namhae.
To elevate the status of the tournament, matches have been spread throughout the year. The 2006 edition, for example, started in early March with rounds also held in April, July, August and November. The final was played in December.
As in previous years, the competition was contested in a straight knockout format.
Only two clubs,
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors(3 times) and Chunnam Dragons(3 times), have won the Korean FA Cup more than once.
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