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April 25
Full name April 25 Sports Club
Founded March 1947; 74 years ago (1947-03) or July 1949; 71 years ago (1949-07)
as Central Sports Training School Sports Club
Ground Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, Pyongyang
Chairman Ri Mun-sŏng
Manager O Yun-son
League DPR Korea Premier Football League
2018–19 Champions
April 25 SC
Chosŏn'gŭl 4.25체육
Hancha 4.25體育
McCune–Reischauer Sa io ch'eyuktan
Revised Romanization Sa io cheyukdan

April 25 Sports Club (Korean: 4.25체육단, Sa i o ch'eyuktan), or 4.25 SC is a multi-sports club based in Pyongyang, North Korea. They are commonly known as a football team. They also have a basketball team, an ice hockey team, and a volleyball team.

Current squad

As of February 20, 2018
No. Position Player
1 North Korea GK Ri Kwang-Il
2 North Korea DF Jang Kum-nam
3 North Korea DF Ri Hyong-mu
4 North Korea MF Sim Hyon-jin
5 North Korea DF Pak Jin-myong
6 North Korea DF Kwon Chung-hyok
7 North Korea MF O Hyok-chol
8 North Korea MF Han Song-hyok
9 North Korea MF Kim Jong-chol
10 North Korea FW An Il-bom
11 North Korea FW Om Chol-song
12 North Korea DF Kim Chol-bom
13 North Korea FW Rim Chol-min
14 North Korea DF Son Pyong-il
15 North Korea MF Won Song
16 North Korea MF Yun Il-gwang
17 North Korea FW Kim Ju-song
No. Position Player
18 North Korea FW Kim Yu-song
19 North Korea MF So Hyon-uk
20 North Korea MF So Kyong-jin
21 North Korea FW Jang Hyok
22 North Korea MF Ri Hyong-jin
23 North Korea GK An Tae-song
24 North Korea MF Choe Jong-hyok
26 North Korea DF Pak Myong-song
27 North Korea MF Myong Cha-hyon
28 North Korea MF Kim Kuk-bom
29 North Korea DF Pak Song-rok
30 North Korea DF An Song-il
31 North Korea DF Kim Kwang-jin
32 North Korea GK Chol-Ryong Son
33 North Korea MF Jong Chung-son
36 North Korea GK Ha Jin-myong

Continental history

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1985–86 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Tournament
East Asia 1
Hong Kong Seiko 4–1 1–2 2nd
People's Republic of China Liaoning 3–1 0–0
1986 Asian Club Championship First Round Group 7 People's Republic of China Liaoning 0–0 0–1 0–1
1987 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Round
Group 5
People's Republic of China August 1 0–2 3rd
Macau Hap Kuan 2–1
1988–89 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Round
Group 6
Hong Kong South China 3–0 1st
Macau Wa Seng 4–0
People's Republic of China Guangdong Wanbao 1–0
Japan Yamaha Motors 3–1
Semi Final League
Group B
Bangladesh Mohammedan 0–1 3rd
Qatar Al-Sadd 1–2
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 1–1
Malaysia Pahang FA 2–0
1990–91 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Round
Group 7
Japan Nissan Yokohama 1–0 1st
People's Republic of China Liaoning 1–0
Group B Iran Esteghlal Tehran 1–2 2nd
Bangladesh Mohammedan 0–0
Thailand Bangkok Bank 4–3
Semi Final People's Republic of China Liaoning 0–3
Third Place Indonesia Pelita Jaya 2–2 (6–7 pen.) Fourth Place
1991 Asian Club Championship Group B Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 0–2 3rd
Iran Esteghlal Tehran 1–1
2017 AFC Cup Group I Mongolia Erchim 6–0 5–0 1st
North Korea Kigwancha 2–2 1–1
Inter-Zone Play-off Semi Final India Bengaluru FC 0–0 0–3 0–3
2018 AFC Cup Group I North Korea Hwaebul SC 1–0 2–0 1st
Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen 5–1 5–1
Macau Benfica de Macau 8–0 2–0
Inter-Zone Play-off Semi Final Singapore Home United 9–1 2–0 11–1
Inter-Zone Play-off Final Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr 2–2 1–1 3–3 (a)
2019 AFC Cup Group I Chinese Taipei Hang Yuen 5–0 0–3 1st
Hong Kong Kitchee 2–0 1–0
Hong Kong Tai Po 4–0 1–3
Inter-Zone Play-off Semi Final Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani 2–0 3–4 5–4
Inter-Zone Play-off Final Vietnam Hà Nội 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
Final Lebanon Al-Ahed 0–1

Honours

Domestic

  • DPR Korea Premier Football League
    • Winners (19): 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2017–18, 2018-19
    • Runners-up (2): 2014, 2016
  • Hwaebul Cup
    • Winners (4): 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Man'gyŏngdae Prize
    • Winners (7): 2002, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Paektusan Prize
    • Winners (1): 2017
  • Poch'ŏnbo Torch Prize
    • Winners (3): 2005, 2011, 2014
  • DPR Korea Championship
    • Winners (3): 2001, 2006, 2011

Continental

AFC clubs ranking

As of December 4, 2017.
Rank Team
127 Singapore Warriors FC
128 Kyrgyzstan FC Dordoi
129 North Korea April 25
130 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh
131 Lebanon Salam Zgharta

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