From multiple goals to theatrical goals… The average number of spectators exceeded 11,000, the secret to the K-League’s ‘Spring’

 K-League’s ‘Spring’ continues with multiple goals and theater goals.

The Korea Professional Football Federation held a briefing at the Seoul Soccer Center on the 4th and explained the records up to the 5th round of the K League 1.

The K-League has been played up to 5 rounds. With the aftermath of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) completely gone, the K-League stadium is full of spectators. According to the Professional Football Federation, a total of 330,103 paid spectators visited the stadium for 30 K-League 1 matches held up to the fifth round, an average of 11,003 per game. It maintains an average audience of 10,000 or more.

The average number of spectators, 11,003, is the highest in the K-League 1 since 2013 (11,206). Above all, it is all the more meaningful as it is the largest number of spectators since the 2018 season, when only paid spectators started official counting. As of the 5th round of the 2018 season, the average number of spectators in the K League 1 was 7,502. Even in 2019, there are 9451 people, less than 10,000. From the 2020 season to last season, it was difficult to find spectators in the aftermath of Corona 19.

The Professional Football Federation cited ‘scoring’ as the secret to such interest. First of all, the number of goals scored per game is 2.53. A total of 76 goals were scored in 30 matches. Both teams have scored 3 or more goals 13 times. The score per game is the second highest since the 2016 season (2.60 goals). In addition, there were many so-called ‘theatrical goals’. Eight goals were scored in extra time alone. It is the second most after the 2016 season (9 goals). Four of these eight goals are equalizers or winning goals, which makes it even more interesting. The number of goals scored within 10 minutes of the first half was also 9, the highest ever in the K-League 1.

On the other hand, this season, the ‘blast’ of the promoted team is also a factor that attracts attention. Daejeon Hana Citizen (3 wins, 2 draws, 11 points) and Gwangju FC (3 wins, 2 losses, 9 points), which went up to K League 1 from K League 2 last season, jointly scored 20 total points until the 5th round. This set the record for the most points scored by a promoted team. Since the introduction of the promotion and relegation system,안전놀이터 there have been six occasions when both teams have been promoted. Among them, the 11 points scored by Daegu FC and Gangwon FC in the 2017 season was the previous record.

On the other hand, the sluggish performance of the championship candidate Jeonbuk Hyundai cannot be left out. Jeonbuk is in 8th place with 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses (4 points). From 2013 to last year, Jeonbuk scored an average of 10.8 points in the first five games.

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