The club plays for K League Challenge. Since 2013, the year when K League first adapted an elevation & degradation system, FC Anyang entered the K League Challenge.
On October 10, 2012, Anyang City Council decided to establish a professional football club. After organizing a foundation, the football club initiated a draft system in December to form a team. FC Anyang played for the second division of K League (or K League Challenge) in 2013. When the decision to establish a professional football club was confirmed, the foundation opened an online club naming contest, and decided to name the club ‘FC Anyang.’ The inaugural ceremony took place on February 2, 2013, where an emblem with the purple color (the symbolic color of Anyang City) and a purple uniform were announced.
In 2014, FC Anyang created the slogan ‘All 4 One,’ aiming to make it to the semifinals of the K League Challenge. Apparently, the ‘4’ in the slogan represents the city’s goal of making it to the semifinals. To accomplish this goal, the citizens, football fans, sponsors and the club all joined together, expressing their promise to stick together, make sacrifices for one another, and care for others.