Sevilla FC and Gangwon FC
The Club


The agreement will strengthen the presence of the Sevilla FC brand in South Korea, while the Asian club seeks a strategic leap in quality thanks to the experience and knowledge that Sevilla FC possesses
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Sevilla FC and Gangwon FC have entered into a strategic alliance agreement through which both clubs intend to advance their respective development plans. Under the 'World Club Alliance Program' model offered by Sevilla FC's Innovation Center, the Korean club will receive advice for the development and improvement of all its football departments, benefiting from the experience and knowledge that Sevilla FC possesses. Sevilla FC, through this alliance, will strengthen the strategic positioning of its brand in a country of high interest such as South Korea, which is key to its ambitious Internationalisation Plan.

Gangwon FC's intention is to make a leap in quality at all levels and this strategic plan fits perfectly with Sevilla FC's commitment to share with third parties, who are not direct competitors, all its knowledge, experience and wisdom acquired during its 134-year history, and more recently after years of developing a clear training methodology for the academy, educating players and coaches and applying technological tools.

Sevilla FC President, José María del Nido Carrasco, values the importance of this strategic step: "It is an honour to be able to work hand in hand with Gangwon FC. I am sure that this agreement will allow both entities, who share a firm commitment to growth based on technological development and young talent, to grow. We are talking about a club, Sevilla FC, which is a technological reference in the world of football, and a country, South Korea, which according to the latest studies is a world leader in innovation and digital technologies. This is a decisive step in our Internationalisation Plan."

The 'World Club Alliance Program' format, already implemented with Bengaluru United FC of India, perfectly fulfils this proposal. In this way, Gangwon FC will benefit from the knowledge accumulated by Sevilla FC, mainly in its R+D+i and technology projects developed in recent years, which have made the club an international reference in this field. In this sense, the agreement will allow the establishment of partnerships to promote mutual development in terms of technological innovation applied to football in a country that is a world leader in technology.

Gangwon FC President Byung Ji Kim highlighted the impact of this partnership for the Asian club: "Sevilla FC is one of the most important clubs in Europe and the world and has been able to develop on its own, using its own strategy and philosophy. It has grown through the development of star players to become the Kings of the Europa League. It is the inspiration for what Gangwon FC intends to do, I am sure that this agreement will allow it and I hope that this cooperation will be long-lasting."

Sevilla FC and South Korea

Sevilla FC will help the Asian club to learn how to spot young talent in South Korea, provide intensive training programmes both in Sevilla and Gangwon for Korean footballers looking to improve their skills and abilities, as well as coaches for different age groups at the club, and will advise them on the creation and development of an R+D+i department applied to football, following the successful model of Sevilla FC.

This is not the first time that Korean football and Sevilla FC have joined forces. Just a few months ago, 25 coaches from the Korean Football Association (KFA) spent ten days attending conferences, training days and youth training sessions at the Ciudad Deportiva José Ramón Cisneros Palacios to learn from Sevilla FC's methodology and technological development.