Only nine points in the first half.
According to the ‘2023 K League 1 First Half Records’ released by the Korea Professional Football Association on Sunday, Suwon Samseong has the disgraceful record of the lowest number of points in the club’s history.
After 19 matches in the first half of the 2023 season, Suwon won just two games and lost 14 (three draws). With nine points, Suwon is last in the 12-team K League One standings and has the lowest first-half points total in the club’s history. Previously, Suwon’s lowest first-half total was 13 points in 2020. After finishing the first half in 10th place at the time, they finished in 8th place in the final standings. 토토사이트
This record is based on the first half of each K League 1 season (19 out of 38 rounds), while the 2020 season was based on 14 out of 27 rounds due to the shortened season due to COVID-19.
Suwon faced relegation this year as they did last year. The club parted ways with “signature striker” Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic) before the start of the 2022 season, but vowed to rebound with the goal of “rebuilding their reputation.” However, nothing has changed.
In May, Suwon made a change with the appointment of head coach Kim Byung-soo, but the team’s performance has remained below expectations. Since Kim’s appointment, Suwon has won just one game (1 draw, 6 losses) in eight K League 1 matches.
Narrowing it down to Suwon’s last six games is even worse. One draw and five losses. Along the way, they’ve lost to both “rivals” Suwon FC (1-2) and FC Seoul (1-0), shattering their pride.
In the last 10 years, the last-place team in the first half of the season has been relegated six out of 10 times (2022 Seongnam, 2021 Gwangju, 2017 Gwangju, 2016 Suwon FC, 2015, 2013 Daejeon).
Suwon only has 19 games left in the second half. This is where the club’s fate will be decided. It’s time for Kim Byung-soo, who hasn’t been able to produce the kind of ‘winning’ results he’d hoped for since his arrival, to start delivering.