Seoul Cosmos are a Saturday football team made up of 35 team members.
The team is from Seoul, South Korea and play in the Seoul Saturday Soccer League, , , , 1st Division.
Seoul Cosmos started using TeamStats in January 2011 and so far have created match reports and statistics for 21 games.
The Cosmos's Journey
The club was formed on a cold bleak day in the depths of winter by Ben Gundy, James Blair-Pilling and Andrew Rushby. They agreed in principal to start their own team with the hope of becoming a force in the Seoul Saturday Soccer League. They also hoped to fill that void between Friday night and Saturday night.
The Team Name: The origins of the name are surrounded in mystery as the creator has refused to clarify how he came up with the name. However, there are three plausible theories:
1. A tribute to the New York Cosmos who played with style and finesse during the 1970's.
2. A tribute to Cosmo Bisazza
3. The name Cosmos is short for 'cosmopolitan' and he believed this reflected the make up of the team.
The truth is that it was probably a combination of all three and had nothing to do with the cocktail of the same name.
The Badge: The badge was created using the original New York Cosmos badge as an inspiration. The colours were chosen to represent the traditional colours associated with Korea.
The Team Colours: The original team colours: Maroon shirt with gold trim. Navy blue shorts with gold piping and maroon socks.