Gimpo FC, which is in its second year of existence, is creating a sensation by continuing an undefeated streak (6 wins, 4 draws) in the first 10 games of the K-League 2. The rise of Gimpo, which no one expected ahead of this season, is the result of coach Go Jeong-woon’s rigorous guidance.
Gimpo drew 0-0 in the 11th round of Hana One Q K League 2 2023 against Seongnam FC held at Gimpo Salter Soccer Field on the 3rd.
Gimpo, who led the match for 90 minutes on this day, ran at the top of the league by continuing an undefeated streak of 10 league games since the opening of this season, although they failed to secure a victory. Including the FA Cup, they are undefeated in 12 consecutive games (8 wins, 4 draws). Among them, the penalty shootout victory against FC Seoul in K League 1 is included.
No one paid attention to Gimpo until the start of this season. At the media day event held ahead of the opening, no one mentioned Gimpo as a candidate for the championship or even among the top 5 candidates who could advance to the playoffs. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
However, after the season started, Gimpo is on a winning streak. It has become a team that everyone is wary of, to the extent that it manages a defensive game against Gimpo, Seongnam Province, which was relegated from K League 1 last season.
What is the driving force behind Gimpo’s change in just one year, after winning just 10 out of 40 games last season and finishing in 8th place out of 11 teams? Go Jeong-woon, who has been in charge of the team since last season, has a great presence.
Gimpo does not have much operating expenses compared to teams operated by local governments such as FC Anyang, Gyeongnam FC, and Seongnam FC, as well as corporate clubs such as Busan I-Park, Jeonnam Dragons, and Seoul E-Land FC in the K League 2. It is not easy to bring in good players.