Gyeongnam FC - South Korea new boys

Gyeongnam FC the new boys in the South Korean K League 1  currently sit top with three wins from three. Having played in the K League Challenge (now the K League 2) Gyeongnam where promoted in the summer to the K League 1 after being out of the top flight since 2014. The team inspired their fans as they won promotion by winning the title by 11 points scoring 69 goals in the 36 league games showing just how appealing they where to watch. 

Having been promoted to the K League 1 this season, Gyeongnam where hoping they could establish themselves in the South Korean top flight once again. It looks like they have done more than that already however by winning their first three games including a 2-0 win against Jeju United the side that finished second in the K League 1 last season. 

With the side already with eight goals from the first three games, it would appear just like last season they can score goals. Their two Brazilian strikers have contributed to six of these goals so it would show their hint of South American flair is working well up front. 

The first of the two Brazilians to stand out this season was Marcao. He showed this in week one as he grabbed a hat-trick in a 3-1 win against Sangju Sangmu. Unfortunately, the striker was sent-off after picking up two bookings in the game late in the game meaning he missed out on week two of the season. Nevertheless, he was back for the 3-1 win against Jeonham Dragons and he got himself another goal this time coming from the penalty spot. 

Marcao's teammate and fellow countryman Negueba is also looking to match him in the scoring stakes. Negueba as already helped support his side this season with two goals in the first three games after signing in the close season from Londrina EC in Brazil. Both Brazilians am sure will be hoping they can create a great partnership throughout the season and help their side finish as high as possible. 

For a side that finished last season conceding an average of a goal every game, it should be pointed out they already have a clean sheet this season. This came in a game against the countries second best team last season Jeju United. So along with great praise for the strikers, the defence has been very well organised since the start of the season and am sure they will hope this will continue throughout the season. 

Although Gyeongnam is the league's new team they do have a history of playing in the South Korean top flight. After the club was founded in 2006 in only their second season they finished third in the top flight. They have also been runners-up in the South Korean FA Cup twice in 2008 and 2012. Despite some positives seasons in the top league, they were relegated in 2014 after a poor season with only six wins. 

So what is next for the league's new side, it would be hoped with early positive results this form will keep going but it is too early to tell. They will be believing that after this easily run they can keeping it going off course with a realistic aim of top six being on the cards. Next up than for them after the international break is Gangwon, the only other team on maximum points in the league so this will be a great early test to see just how far this team can go this season. 

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