Ulsan Hyundai: TEAM PROFILE
The history of Ulsan Hyundai parallels that of Korean soccer. Established in 1983 and owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the club has been a corner stone of the K-League, leading the growth of the sport as well as producing numerous brilliant soccer stars. Ulsan have two League titles, seven winning Cups and were winners of the Asian Champions League in 2012.
Team Name Ulsan Hyundai
President Chung Mong-joon
Home Stadium Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium
Head Coach: Kim Do-hoon
2016 Season: 4th
Last season Ulsan Hyundai were fourth place finishers in the K-League Classic (the top division of football in South Korea) and were able to qualify for the playoff round after runners-up Jeonbuk were disqualified.
The playoff match was played at home and Ulsan were able to defeat Hong Kong's Kitchee F.C. in a penalty shoot-out, allowing promotion into the Group Stage.
In their first match of the Group Stage Ulsan Hyundai went up against Japan's champion team Kashima Antlers, losing 2-0 at the Kashima Soccer Stadium. They next played Brisbane Roar at the Ulsan Munsu Stadium, winning a decisive 6-0. In the first match with Muangthong United, also played in Korea, the two clubs played out a 0-0 match.