April 25 Sports Club
April 25 Sports Club|
|Nickname(s)||425 (사이오), 4.25 (사점이오)|
|Ground||Yanggakdo Stadium, Pyongyang|
|League||DPR RI 2013|
April 25 Sports Club has one of the most successful football clubs in the country with over 10 wins in the DPR Korea League Cup. The club's name of April 25 comes from Military Foundation Day and the club belongs to the Korean People's Army.
April 25 Sports Club's rival is Pyongyang City Sports Club.
- DPR Korea League: 15
- 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015
- 2001, 2006, 2011
Performance in AFC competitions
Asian Club Championship
- 1987 – Qualifying stage
- 1988 – Qualifying stage
- 1989 – Group stage
- 1991 – Fourth place
- 1992 – Group stage
|April 25 Asia tournament record|
|1986||Asian Club Championship||1QR||Liaoning||0–0||0–1||0–1|
|1987||Asian Club Championship||QR Group 5||August 1st||2–0|
|QR Group 5||Hap Kuan||2–1|
|1988–89||Asian Club Championship||QR Group 6||South China||3–0|
|QR Group 6||Wa Seng||4–0|
|QR Group 6||Guangdong Wanbao||1–0|
|QR Group 6||Yamaha Motors||3–1|
|1/2 Group B||Mohammedan||0–1|
|1/2 Group B||Al-Sadd||1–2|
|1/2 Group B||Al-Ettifaq||1–1|
|1/2 Group B||Pahang FA||2–0|
|1990–91||Asian Club Championship||QR Group 7||Nissan Yokohama||1–0|
|QR Group 7||Liaoning||1–0|
|GS Group B||Esteghlal Tehran||1–2|
|GS Group B||Mohammedan||0–0|
|GS Group B||Bangkok Bank||4–3|
|Third Place||Pelita Jaya||2–2 (6–7 PSO)|
|1991||Asian Club Championship||1QR||Liaoning||3–1||1–0||4–1|
|GS Group B||Al-Hilal||2–0|
|GS Group B||Esteghlal Tehran||1–1|
As of 9 December 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
April 25 has fielded a basketball team. In May 2015, they came to Mongolia to assist in training the Mongolian national team as preparation of the latter's campaign at the 2013 East Asian Basketball Championship.
April 25 is also known to organize a women's volleyball team. April 25 participated at the 2015 VTV International Women's Volleyball Cup, an invitational tournament in Vietnam. The North Korean club won the bronze medal defeating Vietnamese side, VTV Bình Điền Long An. Their player, Jong Jin Sim was named Most Value Player of the tournament.April 25 also has a men's volleyball team.
- VTV Bình Điền Cup: 1
- Champions - 2015
- Champions - 2008
- Third place - 2015
- Watts, Jonathan (20 June 2010). "World Cup 2010: Why North Korea are in a league of their own". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "North Korean "April 25" Basketball Team to assist Mongolia's national team". infoMongolia.com. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- Hoang Quynh (31 March 2015). "North Korea's 4.25 dethrones Lien Viet at volleyball championship". Thanh Nien News. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Winners of "Spring Best" Open Volleyball Tournament". infoMongolia.com. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2015.