The 1983 Korean Super League was the first ever season of the K League, the top football league in South Korea. A total of five teams participated in the league. Two of them were professional teams (Hallelujah FC and Yukong Elephants), and three of them were semi-professional teams (POSCO Dolphins, Daewoo Royals and Kookmin Bank). Each founding member had its mascot: eagle, elephant, dolphin, royal (crown) and magpie.
The season began on 8 May and ended on 25 September. It was played in two stages: the first stage was held in five cities (Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Jeonju, and Daejeon), and the second stage was held in nine cities (including Gwangju, Chuncheon, Masan, and Andong).