2013년 4월 13일 토요일

El Clasico of Korea, The match between Seoul and Suwon




The derby match, it's a term that is rival match between two teams in the same region, such as sports. This is originated football game between St. Peters team and All Saints team during the period of Lent at small town Derby in East Midlands in England in 19th century.

Recently, the meaning of derby match has been extended that is used a word between strong teams in professional sports. There are many derby match in famous professional football league of Europe. For example, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga match, the confrontation of the traditional meaning of "El Clasico"

And here is derby match that is most famous of Asia. It is match that is betwween FC Seoul and Suwon Bluewings in Korean professional league, K-League Classic named 'Super Match'.

Super Match has begun since late 1990s. this super match has entered in 2000 when the rival competition will begin a serious. Also at that time, superstar to represent the Republic of Korea were lined on both teams still.

At that time, FC Seoul and Suwon have many famous player of Korea. For example Lee Young-pyo, Choi Yong-soo(he is manager of FC Seoul) attached Seoul, S대 Jung-won(he is manager of Suwon), Lee Ki-hyung attached Suwon. So many fans watched Super Match in Stadium and level of play was higher than the other team's game.



In addition, Seoul's owner is LG and Suwon's owner is Samsung. It is the interesting point because LG and Samsung is famous Rival Company of Korea. Now Seoul's owner is GS. GS devided from LG.

The match between FC Seoul and Suwon Bluewings is not only named big match of K-League Classic but also named El Clasico of Korea. So here is many episodes that are also present as it is the case in other Derby.

It is typical example that reduced the logo of both teams in the electronic scoreboard of the opposing team at the home of both teams in 2006. In addition, (does not come out now almost) a physical fight between supporters of both teams had occurred in the same way as other Derby of Europe.

And is a scene that Super Match also come out even collisions between players of both teams, which are common in derby Europe. The players can be assumed that the will to win a rival relationship is reflected in much. Moreover, there is no comparable over-the-counter narrative showdown players and coach of both teams before the game unfolds, or even comparable to that of Europe.

For this reason, the confrontation of Suwon and Seoul to focus the attention of fans, this is the rivalry of the K-League best naturally. Then, K League, was an opportunity to South Korea soccer makes one step further upgrade because there is rivalry like this.

In addition, the 'Super Match' of Suwon and Seoul, the result was to be a World seven major derby match that FIFA is selected.