South Korea's professional association football (soccer) league including the first division K League 1 and the second division K League 2
The K League (Korea Professional Football League) is South Korea's professional association football league. It includes the first division K League 1, known as the K League Classic until 2017, and the second division K League 2, known as the K League Challenge until 2017. Both divisions with very similar names had caused some degree of confusion and controversy.
|Divisions||K League 1|
K League 2
|Number of teams||22|
|Level on pyramid||1–2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Korean FA Cup|
|International cup(s)||AFC Champions League|
|Current champions||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (K League 1)|
Gimcheon Sangmu (K League 2)
|Most championships||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (9)|
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