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K5 League

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K5 League
Founded2019; 2 years ago (2019)
CountrySouth Korea
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Number of teams67 (in 11 regional leagues)
Level on pyramid5
Relegation toK6 League
Domestic cup(s)Korean FA Cup
Current championsSMC Engineering
2020 K5 League
K5 League
Revised RomanizationK5 Rigeu
McCune–ReischauerK5 Rigŭ

The K5 League is the top amateur football competition in South Korea, above the K6 and K7 leagues. Created in 2019, it is a considered the fifth tier of South Korean football league system. In the 2019 season, 67 squads divided into 11 regions, participated. The lowest-ranked team from each regional league will be relegated, while the highest-ranked team from each region will advance to the K5 League Championship.[1]


The K5 League is an amateur football league under the KFA, which has been in operation since the 2019 season. Originally, it was called the Division 5 League, but it was changed to the current name by rebranding the Division Leagues to K5, K6, and K7 leagues, respectively. The K5 League is the top league in amateur competition, which is organized into eleven regional leagues, each of which consists of six clubs, except for the Gwangju/Jeollanam-do region which has seven.[2]

Since 2020, the K5 League has been granted Korean FA Cup participation rights to the winner of each of the regional leagues of the previous season.[3][4]

Division League[edit]

  • K5 Seoul Division League
  • K5 Incheon Division League
  • K5 Gyeonggi Division League
  • K5 Gangwon Division League
  • K5 North Chungcheong Division League
  • K5 Daejon/South Chungcheong/Sejong Division League
  • K5 North Jeolla Division League
  • K5 Gwangju/South Jeolla Division League
  • K5 Busan/South Gyeongsang Division League
  • K5 North Gyeongsang Division League
  • K5 Ulsan Division League


The 11 top teams from the K5 league's 11 regional leagues will compete to become the final K5 league winners through the K5 League Championship.

Season Champions Score Runners-up
2019[5] SMC Engineering FC (Cheongju) 2–1 Jaemics FC (Gimhae)

See also[edit]

  • K League 1
  • K League 2
  • K3 League
  • K4 League
  • Korean FA Cup
  • Korean football league system


External Link[edit]

Category:2019 establishments in South Korea 5 Category:Sports leagues established in 2019 Category:Fifth level football leagues in Asia

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