Fixtures

South Korea Cup 07/17 10:00 3 Ulsan Hyundai vs Incheon Utd - View
South Korea K League 1 07/20 10:00 24 Jeonbuk Motors vs Ulsan Hyundai - View
South Korea K League 1 07/26 10:30 25 Jeju United vs Ulsan Hyundai - View
South Korea K League 1 08/10 10:00 26 Ulsan Hyundai vs Daegu FC - View
South Korea K League 1 08/18 10:00 27 Ulsan Hyundai vs Suwon FC - View
South Korea K League 1 08/25 10:00 28 Gwangju FC vs Ulsan Hyundai - View

Results

South Korea K League 1 07/13 10:00 23 [3] Ulsan Hyundai v FC Seoul [6] W 1-0
South Korea K League 1 07/10 10:30 22 [2] Ulsan Hyundai v Gwangju FC [8] L 0-1
South Korea K League 1 07/05 10:30 21 [5] Suwon FC v Ulsan Hyundai [2] D 1-1
South Korea K League 1 06/30 09:00 20 [3] Pohang Steelers v Ulsan Hyundai [2] L 2-1
South Korea K League 1 06/26 10:30 19 [2] Ulsan Hyundai v Daegu FC [9] W 1-0
South Korea K League 1 06/23 09:00 18 [10] Jeju United v Ulsan Hyundai [2] W 2-3
South Korea Cup 06/19 10:00 4 Ulsan Hyundai v Gyeongnam FC W 7-4
South Korea K League 1 06/16 09:00 17 [2] Ulsan Hyundai v FC Seoul [9] D 2-2
South Korea K League 1 06/01 07:30 16 [2] Ulsan Hyundai v Jeonbuk Motors [10] W 1-0
South Korea K League 1 05/29 10:30 15 [6] Incheon Utd v Ulsan Hyundai [2] D 1-1
South Korea K League 1 05/25 07:30 14 [3] Ulsan Hyundai v Daejeon Hana Citizen [12] W 4-1
South Korea K League 1 05/19 07:30 13 [6] Gangwon FC v Ulsan Hyundai [3] L 1-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 51 27 24
Wins 25 18 7
Draws 14 7 7
Losses 12 2 10
Goals for 81 51 30
Goals against 58 23 35
Clean sheets 16 13 3
Failed to score 10 3 7

Wikipedia - Ulsan HD FC

Ulsan HD FC (Korean: 울산 HD FC), formerly Ulsan Hyundai FC, is a South Korean professional football club based in Ulsan that competes in the K League 1, the top tier of South Korean football. Founded in 1983 as Hyundai Horang-i, they joined the K League in 1984. Their home ground is Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium. The club is owned by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Ulsan HD have won the league title four times, most recently in 2023, and the Korean FA Cup once, in 2017. At international level, they have won the AFC Champions League twice, in 2012 and 2020.

History

Early years: before Ulsan (1983–1989)

Ulsan Hyundai was established on 6 December 1983 as Hyundai Horang-i, with tiger as its mascot (horangi means tiger in Korean). Their original franchise area was Incheon and Gyeonggi Province. They joined the professional K League from 1984 season. While they finished their debut season as 3rd place, the team's striker Baek Jong-chul became the K League Top Scorer, scoring 16 goals in 28 matches. They won their first professional trophy in 1986, winning the Professional Football Championship, which is the origin of Korean League Cup. From the 1987 season, the club moved their franchise from Incheon and Gyeonggi Province to Gangwon Province. In the 1988 season, they finished the season as the runners-up in the league.

Move to Ulsan and rise to power (1990–1999)

Beginning in the 1990 season, the club moved their franchise to Ulsan, where the headquarters of several branches of owner company Hyundai are located at, from Gangwon Province. Former South Korea's striker Cha Bum-kun took the managerial position in the 1991 season, leading the club to the runners-up position in the league in his debut season. However, he failed to win any trophy and was replaced by Ko Jae-wook after the 1994 season. Under Ko Jae-wook, Ulsan won their second Korean League Cup trophy in 1995, which was his debut season as Ulsan manager. Ulsan won their first ever league title in 1996, beating Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3–2 on aggregate in the championship playoffs. The club then entered a long dry-spell in terms of league trophies, although they won their third Korean League Cup trophy in 1998, beating Bucheon SK 2–1 on aggregate in the finals.

Two Kims era (2000–2013)

2012 AFC Champions League final at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium

Failure to add a major title for years did affect the team negatively. After the exodus of key players like Kim Hyun-seok and a terrible start in the 2000, manager Ko Jae-wook resigned in the middle of the season.

Kim Jung-nam era: Gangsters of Asia (2000–2008)

Ulsan appointed Kim Jung-nam, who had formerly managed South Korea, as their next manager. They finished as runners-up in 2002 and 2003, and started to emerge as a strong force. In 2005, with the return of two key players, Yoo Sang-chul and Lee Chun-soo, they qualified for the championship playoffs. In the play-off semi-final, they beat Seongnam Ilhwa 2–1, and in the final, they beat Incheon United 6–3 on aggregate, with a hat-trick from Lee Chun-Soo in the first leg. They became the league champions for the second time in their history.

The club also went on to win the A3 Champions Cup in 2006, in which they participated as K League champions. Although they lost their first match in the competition against JEF United Ichihara Chiba 3–2, they beat Dalian Shide 4–0 and Gamba Osaka 6–0 to clinch the trophy. Lee Chun-soo became the competition's top scorer, scoring six goals in three matches. They repeated the merciless attacks in the AFC Champions League that season, beating Al-Shabab 6–0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals. These overwhelming attacks they showed in the season gave Ulsan the nickname "Gangsters of Asia".

Ulsan won the 2007 Korean League Cup, beating FC Seoul 2–1 in the final on 27 June 2007. In 2008, the team changed their official name from Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i to Ulsan Hyundai FC.

Kim Ho-kon era: Iron Mace Football (2009–2013)

Manager Kim Jung-nam stepped down after the 2008 season. Kim Ho-kon, who had managed the South Korea under-23 team that reached the quarter-finals in the 2004 Summer Olympics was appointed as Ulsan's next manager.

Kim Ho-kon did not enjoy Ulsan fans' full support for his first few seasons at the club, mainly because of his defensive tactical style and unsatisfying outcomes.[] The 2011 season was a dramatic changeover; Ulsan won their fifth Korean League Cup, beating Busan IPark 3–2 in the final. Ulsan also finished the season as runners-up in the K League that season. Their unique style of having many players pushing forward in counterattacks earned them the nickname "Iron mace football".

In 2012, the club won the AFC Champions League, defeating Al-Ahli 3–0 in the final on 10 November. In the run up to the final, Ulsan went on an unbeaten run throughout the twelve games of the competition, winning nine consecutive games and scoring 27 goals in the process.

Ulsan Hyundai Football Club, commonly referred to as Ulsan Hyundai, is a professional soccer team based in Ulsan, South Korea. The team was founded in 1983 and has since become one of the most successful clubs in South Korean football.

Ulsan Hyundai competes in the K League 1, the top tier of South Korean football, and has won multiple league titles and domestic cups throughout its history. The team's home matches are played at the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, which has a capacity of over 44,000 spectators.

Known for their attacking style of play and strong defensive organization, Ulsan Hyundai has produced many talented players who have gone on to represent the South Korean national team. The team's colors are blue and red, and their mascot is a tiger named "Horangi," which symbolizes strength and determination.

Ulsan Hyundai has a passionate fan base that supports the team both at home and away matches, creating an electric atmosphere in the stadium. With a rich history of success and a commitment to excellence, Ulsan Hyundai continues to be a dominant force in South Korean football.