We have summarized the changing points of the 2023 season K-League, which celebrates its 40th anniversary.
■ ‘Chungbuk Cheongju FC and Cheonan City FC’ participated in K-League 2, 25 K-League clubs stayed
As Chungbuk Cheongju FC and Cheonan City FC participated in K-League 2, K-League 1 (K League 1) from this season It is operated with a total of 25 clubs, including 12 and 13 in the second division (K-League 2). The 2023 K-League 2 will be held on a schedule in which a total of 13 teams will play 36 games each.
■ Expansion of the number of foreign players per K-League 1 team to a total of 6
From the 2023 season, the K-League 1’s foreign player retention limit will be changed to ‘5 regardless of nationality + 1 member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member country’. All registered foreign players can be included in the list of 18 players, but simultaneous participation during the game is limited to ‘3 players regardless of nationality + 1 nationality of an AFC member country’. As the limit on foreign players is increased, the Southeast Asian quota will be abolished. K-League 2 can retain and participate up to ‘3 people of no nationality + 1 nationality of AFC member country + 1 nationality of Southeast Asia’ as before.
■ Flexible management of rental contract period
Previously, player contracts for all Korean players were supposed to end on December 31st, so players from overseas leagues (Chuchunje) could not sign short-term contracts when leasing in Korea. However, starting this year, an exception was made for leases so that they could be terminated during the additional registration period.
■ Restrictions on the scope of activities of the coaching staff under suspension
In the meantime, coaching staff who are suspended from business trips were only prohibited from sitting on the bench during games, but now, in accordance with FIFA regulations, the range of activities such as access to the locker room, official press conferences, and pre- and post-game interviews are limited. In the case of the director’s official press conference, if the manager is on suspension, the agent for the business must attend. 메이저놀이터
■ Coupang Play, more vivid and immersive broadcasting production with ‘Couple Pick’
Starting this season, all K-League matches will be broadcast digitally exclusively through ‘Coupang Play’. In particular, Coupang Play selects at least one ‘Couple Pick’ match for 12 K-League 1 clubs’ home games, and plans to directly produce and transmit them separately from TV broadcasting. Up to 17 cameras and various special shooting devices will be put into the ‘Couple Pick’ match, and a preview show, real-time data, and various graphics will be added to provide an immersive relay broadcast.
■ Other changes
▲ ‘Sports Scientist’ has been added to the type of team staff registered with the Korea Professional Football Federation. It is to scientifically manage the physicals of the players and strengthen the professionalism of the leaders.
▲ Channel A Plus joined the K League 2 TV relay channel. Accordingly, the K-League 2 TV broadcast seeks fans through a three-channel structure of Channel A Plus, Life Sports TV, and IB Sports.
▲ By implementing a financial soundness system, we help the club’s efficient financial management and growth, such as meeting the break-even point, complying with the upper limit of player-related expenses, and managing capital erosion.
▲ Establish a separate K-League Social Contribution Foundation to attract donations and strengthen CSR activities.