Classic K-League – The 2005 Dolphins FA Cup Run

The Dolphins ‘school’ all on the way to the 2005 FA Cup Final

This year’s FA Cup may have fizzled out with a forgettable FA Cup Final played out over two-legs at the end of a long season when it’s too cold to play football. But it hasn’t always been like this. No, things used to be far worse! From that era of neutral grounds, 2pm weekday kick-offs and the final three rounds all crammed into one inglorious December week, one year does stand out though. Just like 2017, it was a year when a lower league team almost made it to the Asian Champions League.

Ulsan Mipo players celebrate Jung Min-mu’s stoppage time goal that sealed victory against Chunnam in the 2005 FA Cup semi-final at Seoul World Cup Stadium (Pic: OSEN News)

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