The uniforms that can be seen as the ‘face’ of the K-League club are being released one by one. Each has a significant meaning.
Ulsan: Add 3 stars · Stripe · Black
2022 season K League 1 champion Ulsan Hyundai announced a new season uniform on the 1st of this month. I added a new star to my chest that I had been longing for for 17 years. It has been a long time since I realized the lyrics of Ulsan fans’ cheering song, “I will put a shining star on top of the blue uniform.” (The number of stars engraved on the emblem symbolizes the number of championships.)
The thickness of the traditional stripe pattern was also changed. Blue and yellow, the symbolic colors of Ulsan, are arranged in a 5:5 ratio. Also, a black background color was laid on the sleeves. Black is the first try. The third uniform produced from 2021 is black, and it was conceived from the fact that the win rate on the day of playing in the black uniform was 80%.
Incheon: 20th Anniversary, Checkmate, Eco-Friendly
Incheon United, which celebrated its 20th anniversary, took out a new uniform at the end of December. The concept is ‘Checkmate’. Fans directly participated in the production process through a design idea contest. As Incheon advanced to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) for the first time in its founding, the uniforms contained the will to write a new history.
The 20th anniversary is the main meaning. On the back of the top and bottom of the uniform, ’20 years’ is embroidered along with ‘2003’, the year of foundation, and ‘2023’, the 20th anniversary. This uniform is an eco-friendly uniform made of eco-friendly fabric made by processing waste PET bottles.
Gangwon: First Karati, Taebaek Mountain Range
Gangwon FC wore a collar on the collar of their uniform for the first time in 15 years of founding. Kangwon explained the background, “so that fans can create stylish uniform fashion in everyday life outside of the stadium.” The goalkeeper uniform was made with a U-neck without a collar.
Details can also be found. The Gangwon uniform sleeves are decorated with a linear pattern of the ridges of the Taebaek Mountains, the area where they are related. The home uniform has an orange background with black points, and the away uniform has an ivory color with green points, and the Taebaek Mountains pattern is placed.
Suwon: Suwon Hwaseong With Fans KBK (Kim Bo-kyung)
Suwon Samsung’s uniform pictorial is not the players, but the fans. As the main model, the Suwon Municipal Performing Group’s Martial Arts 24-Hour Demonstration Team, which protects Suwon Hwaseong, appeared. They wore Suwon’s home and away uniforms over traditional costumes and took a model shot with Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in the background. Not only them, but also took a pictorial with ‘old fans’ in Suwon. The wing pattern on the uniform background is a pattern symbolizing Suwon’s ‘Bluewings’.
Three days before the announcement of the home and away uniforms, the news of the recruitment of midfielder Kim Bo-kyung from the national team was announced. Kim Bo-kyung greeted fans for the first time with a ‘clothing official’ while wearing a third uniform this season. The uniform was designed and selected by Suwon fans last year, with a dark blue background and a white collar.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the K-League. The Korea Professional Football Federation announced a special branding in commemoration of the 40th anniversary. It was conceived from the K-League emblem ‘Shooting Star’, and put the number ‘4’ in front. The K League 1 patch is red, and the K League 2 patch is blue. The patch is attached to the left sleeve of all K-League teams. 메이저사이트
The winning team can use a more special patch. Last year’s K-League 1 winning team, Ulsan, made a 40th anniversary patch in golden color and attached it to the sleeve. Allsan has already attached a golden patch to the newly released uniform pictorial, raising the pride of fans.
Only 4 out of 12 K-League 1 teams have unveiled their uniforms. The remaining eight teams, Jeonbuk Hyundai, Pohang Steelers, Jeju United, Suwon FC, Daegu FC, FC Seoul, Gwangju FC, and Daejeon Hana Citizen, are coordinating the release date. Jeonbuk, Pohang, and Daejeon are still undecided, while Daegu will announce new uniforms early this week and Seoul and Jeju around the upcoming weekend. Suwon FC and Gwangju announced that they would be released on the 13th.
Among them, the timing of Seoul’s uniform announcement is interesting. Seoul is a team that traditionally announces its uniform every two years. However, since last year when the production company was changed to Prospecs, it has been decided to release uniforms every season. Therefore, the uniform that appeared in Hwang Eui-jo’s ‘Clothing Official’ is not an all-season uniform. As this year marks the 40th anniversary of its founding, many meanings will be given to Seoul’s new uniforms.