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The Korea Republic national football team represents Korea Republic (South Korea
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

) in international football and is controlled by the Korea Football Association
Korea Football Association
The Korea Football Association is the governing body of football in Korea. The first governing body of Korean football was the Joseon Football Association , founded on 19 September 1933....

. Korea Republic is the most successful Asian
AFC
AFC is an abbreviation that may refer to:-Technology:* Application Foundation Classes, a graphical framework for building Java-based graphical user interfaces , developed by Microsoft* Automated Fare Collection System* Automatic frequency control...

 football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 having participated in eight World Cup tournaments, which is the most amount of appearances for an Asian country. Korea Republic became the first and only Asian team to reach the semi-final stages, at the 2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

 tournament, and also won the first two editions of the AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

.

History


South Korea has emerged as a major football power in Asia, winning several prestigious Asian football championships, including the first two Asian Cup tournaments. The South Korean national team has also played in seven consecutive World Cup finals (from 1986), making a total of eight World Cup finals in all.

In their first World Cup finals tournament, the 1954 World Cup
1954 FIFA World Cup
The 1954 FIFA World Cup, the fifth staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July. Switzerland was chosen as hosts in July 1946. The tournament set a number of all-time records for goal-scoring, including the highest average goals scored per game...

 as the second Asian team to ever enter the World Cup after the Dutch East Indies, South Korea played games against Hungary
Hungary national football team
The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation....

 and Turkey
Turkey national football team
The Turkey national football team represents Turkey in association football and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Turkey. They are affiliated with UEFA...

, losing 9–0 and 7–0 respectively. It took 32 years before South Korea were able to participate in the World Cup finals again, when they qualified for the 1986 World Cup
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

 held in Mexico City.

They lost 3–1 to Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...

, drew 1–1 with Bulgaria
Bulgaria national football team
The FIFA Bulgaria national football team is an association football team fielded by the Bulgarian Football Union, a member association of UEFA. The team's home ground is Vasil Levski in Sofia and Luboslav Penev is in charge manager after replacement of Lothar Matthäus...

, and lost 3–2 to Italy
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

.

This difficult streak held until the 2002 FIFA World Cup (which it co-hosted with Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

), in which the South Korean national team earned many wins and finished fourth place overall.

2002 World Cup


South Korea was one of the host nations for the 2002 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

 tournament, along with Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

. Led by Dutch
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

 coach Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink is a Dutch football manager and former player. He was the most recently manager of the Turkish national football team. He is considered to be one of the best managers of his generation and was the best-paid coach in international football in 2009...

, and assistant coach Pim Verbeek, South Korean team achieved their first ever victory in the first stage (2–0, against Poland
Poland national football team
The Poland national football team represents Poland in association football and is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland...

), and after a 1–1 draw with the USA
United States men's national soccer team
The United States men's national soccer team represents the United States in international association football competitions. It is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF...

, and a further 1–0 victory against heavily-favored Portugal
Portugal national football team
The Portugal national football team represents Portugal in association football and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal. Portugal's home ground is Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, and their head coach is Paulo Bento...

, the South Korean team qualified for the second round.

The USA
United States men's national soccer team
The United States men's national soccer team represents the United States in international association football competitions. It is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF...

's shock 3-2 win over Portugal
Portugal national football team
The Portugal national football team represents Portugal in association football and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal. Portugal's home ground is Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, and their head coach is Paulo Bento...

, together with a draw against South Korea
Korea Republic national football team
The Korea Republic national football team represents Korea Republic in international football and is controlled by the Korea Football Association. Korea Republic is the most successful Asian football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup having participated in eight World Cup tournaments,...

 was enough to send them through, even though they lost 1-3 against Poland. Portugal were eliminated with one win and two losses, including one against South Korea. Poland
Poland national football team
The Poland national football team represents Poland in association football and is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland...

 were also eliminated, despite beating the USA in their final game.

Their second round opponents were Italy
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

, who were defeated 2–1 after extra time. The South Korea public then began to dream of a semi-final berth, which was attained on defeating Spain
Spain national football team
The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

 on penalties. They surpassed the record of their North Korean counterparts 36 years before.

The South Korean team's run was halted by a 1-0 loss to Germany
Germany national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....

 in the semi-finals, and a 3–2 defeat to Turkey
Turkey national football team
The Turkey national football team represents Turkey in association football and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Turkey. They are affiliated with UEFA...

 in the third-place playoff.

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 2 1 0 4 1
3
7
3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
3 1 0 2 6 4
2
3
3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
2 – 0 Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
Busan
Busan , formerly spelled Pusan is South Korea's second largest metropolis after Seoul, with a population of around 3.6 million. The Metropolitan area population is 4,399,515 as of 2010. It is the largest port city in South Korea and the fifth largest port in the world...

1 – 1 Daegu World Cup Stadium
Daegu World Cup Stadium
Daegu Stadium, aka Blue Arc is a sports stadium located in Daegu, South Korea. It was formerly named Daegu World Cup Stadium but was changed to Daegu Stadium on 5 March 2008. It has a seating capacity for 65,754 people, and parking for 3,550 cars. It's located approximately 11 km or 20 minutes...

, Daegu
Daegu
Daegu , also known as Taegu, and officially the Daegu Metropolitan City, is a city in South Korea, the fourth largest after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon, and the third largest metropolitan area in the country with over 2.5 million residents. The city is the capital and principal city of the...

0 – 1 Munhak Stadium, Incheon
Incheon
The Incheon Metropolitan City is located in northwestern South Korea. The city was home to just 4,700 people when Jemulpo port was built in 1883. Today 2.76 million people live in the city, making it Korea’s third most populous city after Seoul and Busan Metropolitan City...

Round of 16
2002 FIFA World Cup knockout stage
At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the knockout stage was the second and final stage of the tournament, following the group stage. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament...

2 – 1 Purple Arena
Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Daejeon World Cup Stadium, nicknamed "Purple Arena", is a football stadium in the South Korean city of Daejeon. It was used to host some matches of the 2002 World Cup ....

, Daejeon
Daejeon
Daejeon is South Korea's fifth largest metropolis and the provincial capital of Chungnam. Located in the center of the country, Daejeon had a population of over 1.5 million in 2010. It is at the crossroads of Gyeongbu railway, Honam railway, Gyeongbu Expressway, and Honam Expressway. Within the...

Quarter-finals
2002 FIFA World Cup knockout stage
At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the knockout stage was the second and final stage of the tournament, following the group stage. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament...

0 – 0 Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
Gwangju
Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. It is a designated metropolitan city under the direct control of the central government's Home Minister...

Semi-finals
2002 FIFA World Cup knockout stage
At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the knockout stage was the second and final stage of the tournament, following the group stage. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament...

1 – 0 Seoul World Cup Stadium
Seoul World Cup Stadium
The Seoul World Cup Stadium, also known as Sangam Stadium, is located in Seongsan, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and opened in 2001. It was designed to represent the image of a traditional Korean kite...

, Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

Third place match
2002 FIFA World Cup knockout stage
At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the knockout stage was the second and final stage of the tournament, following the group stage. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament...

2 – 3 Daegu World Cup Stadium
Daegu World Cup Stadium
Daegu Stadium, aka Blue Arc is a sports stadium located in Daegu, South Korea. It was formerly named Daegu World Cup Stadium but was changed to Daegu Stadium on 5 March 2008. It has a seating capacity for 65,754 people, and parking for 3,550 cars. It's located approximately 11 km or 20 minutes...

, Daegu
Daegu
Daegu , also known as Taegu, and officially the Daegu Metropolitan City, is a city in South Korea, the fourth largest after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon, and the third largest metropolitan area in the country with over 2.5 million residents. The city is the capital and principal city of the...


2006 World Cup


During the 2006 World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

, South Korea achieved their first World Cup victory outside Asia by beating Togo
Togo national football team
The Togo national football team, nicknamed Les Eperviers The Togo national football team, nicknamed Les Eperviers The Togo national football team, nicknamed Les Eperviers (The Sparrow Hawks, is controlled by the Fédération Togolaise de Football.They played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Their team bus...

 2–1. They then drew 1–1 against eventual finalists France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

, but lost 2–0 to Switzerland
Switzerland national football team
The Swiss national football team is the national football team of Switzerland...

, which knocked them out of the tournament.

Group G
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 2 1 0 4 0
4
7
3 1 2 0 3 1
2
5
3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0

2 – 1 FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt
Commerzbank-Arena
The Commerzbank-Arena is a sports stadium in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. Commonly known by its original name, Waldstadion , the stadium opened in 1925. The stadium has been upgraded several times since then; the most recent remodelling was its redevelopment as a football-only stadium in preparation...

, Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

1 – 1 Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Leipzig
Leipzig Leipzig has always been a trade city, situated during the time of the Holy Roman Empire at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important trade routes. At one time, Leipzig was one of the major European centres of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing...

2 – 0 FIFA WM Stadion Hannover
AWD-Arena
The AWD-Arena is a football stadium in the district Calenberger Neustadt in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, and competition venue of the German Bundesliga football club Hannover 96....

, Hanover
Hanover
Hanover or Hannover, on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony , Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg...


2010 World Cup


South Korea won the 2010 World Cup AFC qualification
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
The Asian Football Confederation was allocated four assured qualifying berths for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and one place in a play-off. 43 teams were in the running for these spots; Laos, Brunei and the Philippines did not attempt to qualify...

 with 16 points – 7 wins and 7 draws in total – making them the only team unbeaten throughout the whole campaign. They then qualified for the knockout stages of the 2010 World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

 Group B
2010 FIFA World Cup Group B
Group B of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and ended on 22 June 2010. The group consisted of Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic and Greece....

 with 4 points, winning 2–0 against Greece, losing 4–1 to Argentina and drawing 2–2 with Nigeria. At the knockout stage they met Uruguay, which ended in a 2-1 loss for South Korea, eliminating them from the tournament.

Group B
2010 FIFA World Cup Group B
Group B of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and ended on 22 June 2010. The group consisted of Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic and Greece....


2 – 0 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a 48,000-seater stadium in Port Elizabeth.The five-tier, R2 billion Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake, at the heart of the city. It is one of three coastal stadiums built in anticipation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It regularly hosts...

, Port Elizabeth
4 – 1 Soccer City
FNB Stadium
Soccer City, known as FNB Stadium for commercial purposes, is a stadium located in Nasrec, the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters where both the FIFA offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World...

, Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Johannesburg also known as Jozi, Jo'burg or Egoli, is the largest city in South Africa, by population. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa...

2 – 2 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Durban
Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third largest city in South Africa. It forms part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism...

Round of 16
2010 FIFA World Cup knockout stage
The knockout stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was the second and final stage of the World Cup, following the group stage. It began on 26 June with the round of 16 matches, and ended on 11 July with the final match of the tournament held at Soccer City, Johannesburg, in which Spain beat the...

2 – 1 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a 48,000-seater stadium in Port Elizabeth.The five-tier, R2 billion Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake, at the heart of the city. It is one of three coastal stadiums built in anticipation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It regularly hosts...

, Port Elizabeth


Recent results



2011 Asian Cup


Friendly Matches


2014 World Cup Qualifiers


Coaching staff


Position Name Notes
Head Coach  South Korea Cho Kwang-Rae
Cho Kwang-Rae
Cho Kwang-Rae is a South Korean football manager, who managed Anyang LG Cheetahs formerly. Now, he is managing South Korea after succeeding Huh Jung Moo, who led Korea to the round of 16 for the first time in foreign soil in 2010 World Cup in South Africa.- Club career :*1978–1979 POSCO -...

Assistant Coach  South Korea Park Tae-Ha
Park Tae-Ha
Park Tae-Ha is a South Korean retired football player and coach who is currently an assistant coach of the South Korea national team.He played as winger and spent at his entire career with the Pohang Steelers.-External links:...

Fitness Coach  Brazil Gama Lima
Coach  South Korea Seo Jung-Won
Goalkeeping Coach  South Korea Kim Hyun-Tae
Kim Hyun-Tae
Kim Hyun-Tae is a South Korean football goalkeeping coach-Player: Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso* K-League Winners : 1985, 1990-Individual:* K-League Best XI : 1985, 1986* K-League Best GK : 1985, 1986- Coach & Manager Career :...


Current squad


The following squad has been called up for 2014 World Cup qualification matches
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

 against on 11 November 2011 and on 15 November 2011. (Caps and goals updated as of 15 November 2011)
# Name Date of Birth (Age) Club Caps Goals Debut
Goalkeeþers
1
Jung Sung-Ryong
Jung Sung-Ryong
Jung Sung-Ryong is a South Korean football goalkeeper, who currently plays for the South Korean national team and Suwon Bluewings in the K-League. He is known for his quick reflexes, his ability to intercept crosses,and his very effective shot-stopping...

4 January 1985 (age 27)   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings is a South Korean football club based in the city of Suwon, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of Asian football's most famous clubs with a host of domestic and continental honours...

40
0
v. , 30 January 2008
21
Kim Young-Kwang
Kim Young-Kwang
Kim Young-Kwang is a South Korean football player, who is currently playing for Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i.-Career:In December 2006 he transferred to Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i in a deal reportedly worth around $2.2m-International career:...

28 June 1983 (age 28)   Ulsan Hyundai
14
0
v. , 14 February 2004
23
Kim Jin-Hyun 6 July 1987 (age 24)   Cerezo Osaka
Cerezo Osaka
is a J. League Division 1 association football team. The team name Cerezo means cherry tree in Spanish, which is also the flower of Ōsaka city....

0
0
Defenders
2
Kim Chang-Soo
Kim Chang-Soo
Kim Chang-Soo is a South Korean footballer who currently plays as defender for Busan I'Park in the K-League.His previous club is Ulsan Hyundai and Daejeon Citizen....

12 September 1985 (age 26)   Busan I'Park
2
0
v. , 1 February 2009
3
Lee Jae-Seong 5 July 1988 (age 23)   Ulsan Hyundai
1
0
v. , 10 August 2011
4
Kim Young-Kwon 27 February 1990 (age 21)   Omiya Ardija
Omiya Ardija
is a professional football club which play in the J. League Division 1, and are based in Ōmiya-ku in Saitama, Japan. Its "hometown" as designated by the league is the whole of Saitama city, which is shared with neighbours Urawa Red Diamonds...

7
1
v. , 11 August 2010
5
Hong Jeong-Ho 12 August 1989 (age 22)   Jeju United
14
0
v. , 11 August 2010
12
Hong Chul 17 September 1990 (age 21)   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma is a South Korean professional football club, based in Seongnam, South Korea, that plays in the K-League...

4
0
v. , 9 February 2011
14
Lee Jung-Soo
Lee Jung-Soo
Lee Jung-Soo is a South Korean professional association football player who plays as a center back. He is currently playing for Al-Sadd in Qatar and a member of the South Korea national football team....

8 January 1980 (age 32)   Al-Sadd
Al-Sadd
Sadd Sports Club known as Al-Sadd Club is a Qatari sports club, best known for its football team of the Qatar National First Division, from the city of Doha. The club goes with the Nickname "Al-Zaeem", which translates to "The Boss", and was founded by four students on the October 21, 1969 in...

47
5
v. , 26 March 2008
15
Kwak Tae-Hwi
Kwak Tae-Hwi
Kwak Tae-Hwi , is a South Korean football Centre back who currently plays for Ulsan Hyundai and South Korea national football team.-International goals:-External links:* at KFA.or.kr* at FIFA.com...

8 July 1981 (age 30)   Ulsan Hyundai
21
4
v. , 30 January 2008
20
Cho Byung-Kuk
Cho Byung-Kuk
Cho Byung-Kuk is a South Korean football player who began his professional career in 2002 with K-League club Suwon Samsung Bluewings. He moved to Chunnam Dragons at the end of the 2004 season in a swap deal which saw Kim Nam-Il move to Suwon Samsung Bluewings...

1 July 1981 (age 30)   Vegalta Sendai
Vegalta Sendai
is a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in J. League Division 1. The team is located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. Their home stadium is Yurtec Stadium Sendai, in Izumi-ku, Sendai, although a few home games have also been played at nearby Miyagi Stadium.-History:Founded in 1988...

11
1
v. , 29 March 2003
Midfielders
6
Lee Yong-Rae 17 April 1986 (age 25)   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings is a South Korean football club based in the city of Suwon, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of Asian football's most famous clubs with a host of domestic and continental honours...

17
0
v. , 30 December 2010
7
Seo Jung-Jin 6 September 1989 (age 22)   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are a professional football club based in Jeonju, Jeonbuk, South Korea. They won their first K-League title in 2009. Prior to this, the club won the AFC Champions League title in 2006, becoming the first club from East Asia to win the tournament since the AFC Champions...

3
0
v. , 11 October 2011
8
Yoon Bit-Garam
Yoon Bit-Garam
Yoon Bit-Garam is a South Korean professional association football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Gyeongnam FC in the K-League...

7 May 1990 (age 21)   Gyeongnam FC
Gyeongnam FC
Gyeongnam FC is a South Korean football club. Based in Changwon, the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, Gyeongnam FC joined the K-League as its 14th club for the 2006 season and was founded in 2005.-2006 season:...

13
2
v. , 11 August 2010
13
Koo Ja-Cheol 27 February 1989 (age 22)   VfL Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg is a professional German association football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, who play in the Bundesliga football competition. Wolfsburg have won the Bundesliga once in their history, in the 2008–09 season, and were DFB-Pokal runners-up in 1995. The current head coach is Felix...

25
9
v. , 17 February 2008
18
Lee Seung-Ki
Lee Seung-Ki
Lee Seung-Ki is a South Korean football player who plays for Gwangju FC as a Midfielder.- Club career :Lee was selected by Gwangju FC as a draft pick from the University of Ulsan for the 2011 K-League season...

2 June 1988 (age 23)   Gwangju FC
Gwangju FC
Gwangju FC is a South Korean football club. Based in Gwangju of South Korea, Gwangju FC joined the K-League as its 16th club for the 2011 season.-Squad for 2011 season:...

2
0
v. , 11 November 2011
19
Nam Tae-Hee
Nam Tae-Hee
Nam Tae-Hee is a South Korean footballer currently playing for French side Valenciennes FC.- Career :He played in the Reading FC's Youth Academy before in August 2008 his first professional contract signed in France with Valenciennes FC...

3 July 1991 (age 20)   Valenciennes FC
Valenciennes FC
Valenciennes Football Club is a French association football club based in Valenciennes. The club was founded in 1913 and currently play in Ligue 1, the top level of French football. Valenciennes plays its home matches at the recently-built Stade du Hainaut located within the city...

7
0
v. , 9 February 2011
Forwards
11
Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-Min is a South Korean footballer who plays for German Bundesliga side Hamburger SV.-Hamburger SV:In 2008, Son dropped out of FC Seoul Academy and joined Hamburg’s youth academy at the age of 16. He was impressive in the 2010–11 preseason, by leading the team with nine goals and signed...

8 July 1992 (age 19)   Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV
Hamburger Sport-Verein, usually referred to as HSV in Germany and Hamburg in international parlance, is a German multi-sport club based in Hamburg, its largest branch being its football department...

8
1
v. , 30 December 2010
17
Lee Keun-Ho
Lee Keun-Ho
Lee Keun-ho is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Japanese club Gamba Osaka in the J. League Division 1.-Personal life:...

11 April 1985 (age 26)   Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka
is a Japanese professional association football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. The team's name comes from the Italian word "gamba" meaning "leg" and the Japanese , meaning "to do your best" or "to stand firm". Located in Suita, Osaka, the team's home stadium is Osaka Expo '70...

39
10
v. , 29 June 2007

Recent call-ups


The following players have also been called up to the South Korea squad within last 12 months.
Retired Players are not listed.
# Name Date of Birth (Age) Club Caps Goals Last Call-Up
Goalkeeþers
Kim Yong-Dae
Kim Yong-Dae
Kim Yong-Dae is a South Korean football player, who currently plays for the K-League team FC Seoul.-International career:...

11 October 1979 (age 32)   FC Seoul
FC Seoul
FC Seoul is a South Korean professional football club based in Seoul, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. It is currently owned by GS Sports, a subsidiary of GS Group....

21
0
v. , 28 January 2011
Ha Kang-Jin
Ha Kang-Jin
Ha Kang-Jin is a South Korean football goalkeeper who plays for K-League side Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.-External links:...

30 January 1989 (age 23)   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma is a South Korean professional football club, based in Seongnam, South Korea, that plays in the K-League...

0
0
v. , 25 March 2011
Defenders
Cho Yong-Hyung 3 November 1983 (age 28)   Al-Rayyan
41
0
v. , 28 January 2011
Yoon Suk-Young 13 February 1990 (age 21)   Chunnam Dragons
Chunnam Dragons
Chunnam Dragons is a football club founded in 1995 in the Korean city of Gwangyang, which joined the K-League for the 1995 season at the same time as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, their Jeolla province rivals.-History:...

0
0
v. , 9 February 2011
Cha Du-Ri
Cha Du-Ri
Cha Du-Ri is a German-born South Korean professional footballer who currently plays for Scottish Premier League club Celtic. He can operate as a right back, right winger, or striker. Cha Du-Ri is also the first Korean player that was born outside of Korea to have played in a FIFA World Cup. Cha's...

25 July 1980 (age 31)   Celtic
Celtic F.C.
Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, which currently plays in the Scottish Premier League. The club was established in 1887, and played its first game in 1888. Celtic have won the Scottish League Championship on 42 occasions, most recently in the...

65
4
v. , 8 November 2001
Kim Tae-Hwan
Kim Tae-Hwan
Kim Tae-Hwan is a South Korean football player who plays for K-League side FC Seoul.-External links:* at K-League Official Website...

24 July 1989 (age 22)   FC Seoul
FC Seoul
FC Seoul is a South Korean professional football club based in Seoul, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. It is currently owned by GS Sports, a subsidiary of GS Group....

0
0
v. , 25 March 2011
Hwang Jae-Won 13 April 1981 (age 30)   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings is a South Korean football club based in the city of Suwon, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of Asian football's most famous clubs with a host of domestic and continental honours...

11
1
v. , 7 June 2011
Park Joo-Ho
Park Joo-Ho
Park Joo-Ho is a South Korean football player currently playing for Basel in Swiss Super League. As captain, he played for South Korea national under-20 football team in 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.-Basel:...

16 January 1987 (age 25)   Basel
7
0
v. , 10 August 2011
Park Won-Jae
Park Won-Jae
Park Won-Jae is a South Korea footballer, who currently plays as Full back for K-League side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.-Career:...

28 May 1984 (age 27)   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are a professional football club based in Jeonju, Jeonbuk, South Korea. They won their first K-League title in 2009. Prior to this, the club won the AFC Champions League title in 2006, becoming the first club from East Asia to win the tournament since the AFC Champions...

7
0
v. , 10 August 2011
Choi Hyo-Jin 18 August 1983 (age 28)   Sangju Sangmu Phoenix
14
1
v. , 11 October 2011
Midfielders
Cho Chan-Ho 10 April 1986 (age 25)   Pohang Steelers
Pohang Steelers
Pohang Steelers are a South Korean professional football club based in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do. They were originally called POSCO, after the Pohang Iron and Steel Company that owned it...

1
0
v. , 25 March 2011
Kim Sung-Hwan 15 December 1986 (age 25)   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma is a South Korean professional football club, based in Seongnam, South Korea, that plays in the K-League...

0
0
v. , 25 March 2011
Ko Chang-Hyun 15 September 1983 (age 28)   Ulsan Hyundai
0
0
v. , 25 March 2011
Lee Chung-Yong
Lee Chung-Yong
Lee Chung-Yong is a South Korean footballer who plays for Premier League club Bolton Wanderers and the South Korean national team. His nickname, Blue Dragon, is a transliteration of his given name "Chung-Yong" derived from Hanja, 청용...

2 July 1988 (age 23)   Bolton Wanderers
Bolton Wanderers F.C.
Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional association football club based in the area of Horwich in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester. They began their current spell in the Premier League in 2001....

40
5
v. , 7 June 2011
Ko Myong-Jin 9 January 1988 (age 24)   FC Seoul
FC Seoul
FC Seoul is a South Korean professional football club based in Seoul, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. It is currently owned by GS Sports, a subsidiary of GS Group....

0
0
v. , 7 June 2011
Lee Seung-Hyun
Lee Seung-Hyun
Lee Seung-Hyun is a South Korea football player who since 2011 has been playing for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.-External links:* *...

25 July 1985 (age 26)   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are a professional football club based in Jeonju, Jeonbuk, South Korea. They won their first K-League title in 2009. Prior to this, the club won the AFC Champions League title in 2006, becoming the first club from East Asia to win the tournament since the AFC Champions...

4
0
v. , 7 June 2011
Shin Hyung-Min 18 July 1986 (age 25)   Pohang Steelers
Pohang Steelers
Pohang Steelers are a South Korean professional football club based in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do. They were originally called POSCO, after the Pohang Iron and Steel Company that owned it...

7
0
v. , 7 June 2011
Kim Jung-Woo
Kim Jung-Woo
Kim Jung-Woo , from Korea University, is a South Korean football player who as of 2011 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.-Career:He started off his career playing for Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i, and then had a spell playing with at Nagoya Grampus Eight of the Japanese J-League.Kim joined Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma of...

9 May 1982 (age 29)   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma is a South Korean professional football club, based in Seongnam, South Korea, that plays in the K-League...

66
6
v. , 6 September 2011
Yeom Ki-Hun
Yeom Ki-Hun
Yeom Ki-Hun is a Korean football player who currently plays for K-League side Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Yeom is a talented player who has made his way onto the national team following his continental performances...

30 March 1983 (age 28)   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings is a South Korean football club based in the city of Suwon, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of Asian football's most famous clubs with a host of domestic and continental honours...

43
3
v. , 6 September 2011
Kim Jae-Sung
Kim Jae-Sung
Kim Jae-Sung is a South Korean footballer who plays for Pohang Steelers in the K-League.Kim previously played for Bucheon SK and Jeju United.Kim graduated from the same Football Academy College as Park Ji-Sung...

3 October 1983 (age 28)   Pohang Steelers
Pohang Steelers
Pohang Steelers are a South Korean professional football club based in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do. They were originally called POSCO, after the Pohang Iron and Steel Company that owned it...

13
2
v. , 6 September 2011
Kim Bo-Kyung
Kim Bo-Kyung
Kim Bo-Kyung is South Korean footballer who has played for the J. League Division 1 side Cerezo Osaka in Japan since 2010.Kim signed for the J. League side Cerezo Osaka for three years. Kim was signed on loan by Oita Trinita....

6 October 1989 (age 22)   Cerezo Osaka
Cerezo Osaka
is a J. League Division 1 association football team. The team name Cerezo means cherry tree in Spanish, which is also the flower of Ōsaka city....

11
0
v. , 6 September 2011
Cho Young-Cheol
Cho Young-Cheol
Cho Young-Cheol is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Albirex Niigata in Japan's professional J. League.-International career:...

31 May 1989 (age 22)   Albirex Niigata
Albirex Niigata
is a Japanese J. League Division 1 association football team. Despite the club's relative youth, only joining the J. League in 1999, Albirex are one of Japan's best supported teams. In 2003, while still playing in the second tier of Japanese football , Albirex attracted the best average crowd in...

3
0
v. , 6 September 2011
Park Hyun-Beom
Park Hyun-Beom
Park Hyun-Beom is a South Korean football player who currently plays as midfielder for Suwon Bluewings in the K-League.-Club career:In 2008, Park Hyun-Beom started his professional career when he joined Suwon Bluewings....

7 May 1987 (age 24)   Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings is a South Korean football club based in the city of Suwon, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. Founded in December 1995, they have become one of Asian football's most famous clubs with a host of domestic and continental honours...

1
0
v. , 6 September 2011
Ki Sung-Yueng 24 January 1989 (age 23)   Celtic
Celtic F.C.
Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, which currently plays in the Scottish Premier League. The club was established in 1887, and played its first game in 1888. Celtic have won the Scottish League Championship on 42 occasions, most recently in the...

44
5
v. , 11 October 2011
Lee Hyun-Seung 14 December 1988 (age 23)   Chunnam Dragons
Chunnam Dragons
Chunnam Dragons is a football club founded in 1995 in the Korean city of Gwangyang, which joined the K-League for the 1995 season at the same time as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, their Jeolla province rivals.-History:...

0
0
v. , 11 October 2011
Forwards
Yoo Byung-Soo
Yoo Byung-Soo
Yoo Byung-Soo is a South Korean football Striker. He is known as "Ronaldo of Wolmido", because of his spinless free-kick that resembles that of Cristiano Ronaldo's....

26 March 1988 (age 23)   Al-Hilal
3
0
v. , 28 January 2011
Lee Seung-Yeoul 6 March 1989 (age 22)   FC Seoul
FC Seoul
FC Seoul is a South Korean professional football club based in Seoul, South Korea, that plays in the K-League. It is currently owned by GS Sports, a subsidiary of GS Group....

10
3
v. , 25 March 2011
Kim Shin-Wook 14 April 1988 (age 23)   Ulsan Hyundai
6
0
v. , 10 August 2011
Jung Jo-Gook
Jung Jo-Gook
Jung Jo-Gook is a South Korean footballer currently playing for the French club AS Nancy on loan from AJ Auxerre. He married Sung-Eun, South Korean actress...

23 April 1984 (age 27)   Nancy
AS Nancy
Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine is a French association football club based in Nancy. The club was founded in 1967 and currently play in Ligue 1, the top level of French football. Nancy plays its home matches at the Stade Marcel Picot in Tomblaine, a commune located in the Arrondissement of...

13
4
v. , 6 September 2011
Suk Hyun-Jun
Suk Hyun-Jun
Suk Hyun-Jun is a South Korean footballer, currently playing for Eredivisie side FC Groningen.-AFC Ajax:After a trial-period, Suk was offered a one-year contract with Dutch Eredivisie side AFC Ajax, which he signed on January 1, 2010. He became the first South Korean player to play for Ajax and...

29 June 1991 (age 20)   Groningen
1
0
v. , 25 March 2011
Ji Dong-Won
Ji Dong-Won
Ji Dong-Won is a South Korea footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Sunderland and the South Korea national team.-Early Career:...

28 May 1991 (age 20)   Sunderland
Sunderland A.F.C.
Sunderland Association Football Club is an English association football club based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear who currently play in the Premier League...

15
8
v. , 30 December 2010
Park Chu-Young
Park Chu-Young
Park Chu-Young is a South Korean footballer who plays for Arsenal in the Premier League and is the current captain for the South Korea national team.-Youth career:...

 (Captain)
10 July 1985 (age 26)   Arsenal
Arsenal F.C.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional English Premier League football club based in North London. One of the most successful clubs in English football, it has won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups...

58
25
v. , 3 June 2005
Lee Dong-Gook
Lee Dong-Gook
Lee Dong-Gook is a South Korean football striker, who plays for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in K-League.-Early career:Lee started playing football for Pohang Steelers, where due to his outstanding performance in his first season, he managed to make his debut for the South Korean national team making...

29 April 1979 (age 32)   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are a professional football club based in Jeonju, Jeonbuk, South Korea. They won their first K-League title in 2009. Prior to this, the club won the AFC Champions League title in 2006, becoming the first club from East Asia to win the tournament since the AFC Champions...

86
25
v. , 11 October 2011

Records



World Cup Captains
# Player FIFA World Cup Caps
1 Park Kyu-Jong Switzerland 1954 unknown
2 Park Chang-Seon Mexico 1986 32
3 Chung Yong-Hwan Italy 1990 71
4 Choi In-Young
Choi In-Young
Choi In-Young is a former South Korean football player in goalkeeper role.He played mostly for Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i...

USA 1994 48
5 Choi Young-Il
Choi Yong-Il
Choi Young-Il was a South Korean footballer who played as a defender.He played mostly for Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i and represented South Korea at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup.- Club career :...

France 1998 55
6 Hong Myung-Bo
Hong Myung-Bo
Hong Myung-Bo is a former South Korean footballer who, along with Cha Bum Kun, is often considered among the greatest Asian footballers ever. Hong was a member of the Korean national team in four World Cups, and was the first Asian player to play in four consecutive World Cup finals tournaments....

Korea/Japan 2002 135
7 Lee Woon-Jae
Lee Woon-Jae
Lee Woon-Jae is a South Korean football goalkeeper, who plays for Chunnam Dragons in the South Korean K-League. He was part of Korea's 1994, 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cup campaigns...

Germany 2006 132
8 Park Ji-Sung
Park Ji-Sung
Park Ji-Sung is a South Korean footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United. He was also the captain of the South Korean national team until his retirement from international football...

South Africa 2010 100

Most Caps
# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Hong Myung-Bo
Hong Myung-Bo
Hong Myung-Bo is a former South Korean footballer who, along with Cha Bum Kun, is often considered among the greatest Asian footballers ever. Hong was a member of the Korean national team in four World Cups, and was the first Asian player to play in four consecutive World Cup finals tournaments....

 
1990–2002 136 10
2 Lee Woon-Jae
Lee Woon-Jae
Lee Woon-Jae is a South Korean football goalkeeper, who plays for Chunnam Dragons in the South Korean K-League. He was part of Korea's 1994, 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cup campaigns...

 
1994–2010 132 0
3 Lee Young-Pyo
Lee Young-Pyo
Lee Young-Pyo is a South Korean football player. Lee is recognized for his speed and dribbling skills. His former manager Martin Jol once called him "the best left-back in Holland"....

 
1999–2011 127 5
4 Yoo Sang-Chul
Yoo Sang-Chul
Yoo Sang-Chul is a South Korean football manager and former football player. He is currently the manager of K-League team Daejeon Citizen.- Profile :*Weight: 78 kg*First Int'l Cap: USA...

 
1994–2006 122 18
5 Cha Bum-Kun
Cha Bum-Kun
Cha Bum-Kun is a South Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed Tscha Bum in Germany because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. In South Korea, Cha is greatly respected for his accomplishments in the Bundesliga and the South Korean national team...

 
1972–1986 121 55
6 Kim Tae-Young  1992–2004 104 3
7 Hwang Sun-Hong
Hwang Sun-Hong
Hwang Sun-Hong or Hwang Seon-Hong is a South Korean football manager and former player, currently managing Pohang Steelers- Biography :During most of the last 2 decades Hwang was regarded as a Korean scoring sensation...

 
1988–2002 103 50
8 Park Ji-Sung
Park Ji-Sung
Park Ji-Sung is a South Korean footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United. He was also the captain of the South Korean national team until his retirement from international football...

2000–2011 100 13
9 Kim Nam-Il
Kim Nam-Il
Kim Nam-il or Kim Namil is a South Korean footballer. Kim is a defensive midfielder for Tom Tomsk in the Russian Premier League. He was virtually unknown before he became a superstar for his impressive defensive displays in the 2002 FIFA World Cup....

2000– 96 2
10 Choi Soon-Ho  1980–1991 95 30
10 Ha Seok-Ju  1991–2001 95 23

Top Goalscorers
# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Cha Bum-Kun
Cha Bum-Kun
Cha Bum-Kun is a South Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed Tscha Bum in Germany because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. In South Korea, Cha is greatly respected for his accomplishments in the Bundesliga and the South Korean national team...

 
1972–1986 121 55
2 Hwang Sun-Hong
Hwang Sun-Hong
Hwang Sun-Hong or Hwang Seon-Hong is a South Korean football manager and former player, currently managing Pohang Steelers- Biography :During most of the last 2 decades Hwang was regarded as a Korean scoring sensation...

 
1988–2002 103 50
3 Park Yi-Cheon 1969–1974 ? 36
4 Kim Jae-Han 1972–1979 ? 33
5 Choi Soon-Ho  1980–1991 95 30
6 Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo is a former Korean football player and currently manages Incheon United.-Football career:Huh played for PSV Eindhoven and Hyundai Horang-i as midfielder...

 
1974–1986 84 29
6 Kim Do-Hoon  1994–2003 72 29
8 Choi Yong-Soo
Choi Yong-Soo
Choi Yong-Soo is a former professional footballer and current coach. He spent his professional career playing for Korea and Japan and was regarded as a prolific striker in both countries, known for his hard-nose aggressiveness and work rate.Choi has played in 1996 Summer Olympics and also...

 
1995–2003 67 27
8 Lee Tae-Ho
Lee Tae-Ho
Lee Tae-Ho is a South Korean former footballer who played for the whole of his career as a forward for Daewoo Royals...

 
1980–1991 72 27
10 Lee Dong-Gook
Lee Dong-Gook
Lee Dong-Gook is a South Korean football striker, who plays for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in K-League.-Early career:Lee started playing football for Pohang Steelers, where due to his outstanding performance in his first season, he managed to make his debut for the South Korean national team making...

 
1998– 86 25

Squads


FIFA World Cup
  • 1954 FIFA World Cup
  • 1986 FIFA World Cup
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup
  • 1998 FIFA World Cup
  • 2002 FIFA World Cup
  • 2006 FIFA World Cup
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup


FIFA Confederations Cup
  • 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup


East Asian Football Championship
  • 2003 East Asian Football Championship
  • 2005 East Asian Football Championship
  • 2008 East Asian Football Championship
  • 2010 East Asian Football Championship

AFC Asian Cup
  • 1956 AFC Asian Cup
  • 1960 AFC Asian Cup
  • 1964 AFC Asian Cup
  • 1972 AFC Asian Cup
  • 1980 AFC Asian Cup
  • 1984 AFC Asian Cup
  • 1988 AFC Asian Cup
  • 1996 AFC Asian Cup
  • 2000 AFC Asian Cup
  • 2004 AFC Asian Cup
  • 2007 AFC Asian Cup
  • 2011 AFC Asian Cup


Olympic Games
  • 1948 Summer Olympics
  • 1964 Summer Olympics
  • 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1992 Summer Olympics
  • 1996 Summer Olympics
  • 2000 Summer Olympics
  • 2004 Summer Olympics
  • 2008 Summer Olympics


CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup


Competitive record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks
Penalty shootout (football)
A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

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**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA World Cup


FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 Finals Record
Year Result Position
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

Did Not Enter
  1934
1934 FIFA World Cup
The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Italy from 27 May to 10 June 1934....

  1938
1938 FIFA World Cup
The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 June to 19 June. Italy retained the championship, beating Hungary 4–2 in the final.-Host selection:...

  1950
1950 FIFA World Cup
The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been canceled owing to World War II...

  1954
1954 FIFA World Cup
The 1954 FIFA World Cup, the fifth staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July. Switzerland was chosen as hosts in July 1946. The tournament set a number of all-time records for goal-scoring, including the highest average goals scored per game...

Group Stage 16th 2 0 0 2 0 16
  1958
1958 FIFA World Cup
The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 June to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final for their first title. To date, this marks the only occasion that a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European...

Entry not accepted
  1962
1962 FIFA World Cup
The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from 30 May to 17 June. It was won by Brazil, who retained the championship by beating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final...

Did Not Qualify
  1966
1966 FIFA World Cup
The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the World Cup for the first time, so becoming the first host to win the tournament since Italy in 1934.-Host selection:England was chosen as...

Did Not Enter
  1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

Did Not Qualify
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

  1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

  1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

  1986
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

Group Stage 20th 3 0 1 2 4 7
  1990
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

Group Stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 1 6
  1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

Group Stage 20th 3 0 2 1 4 5
  1998
1998 FIFA World Cup
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as host nation by FIFA on 2 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final...

Group Stage 30th 3 0 1 2 2 9
    2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

Fourth place 4th 7 3 2 2 8 6
  2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

Group Stage 17th 3 1 1 1 3 4
  2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 6 8
  2014
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

To Be Determined
  2018
2018 FIFA World Cup
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were selected. The process began officially in March 2009; eleven bids from thirteen countries were received, including one which was withdrawn and one that was...

  2022
2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in 2022 in Qatar. The competition is scheduled to take place in June and July, although proposals have been made for a winter season. The tournament will involve...

Total Semifinals 8/19 28 5 8 15 28 61

AFC Asian Cup


AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

 Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

Champions 3 2 1 0 9 6
  1960
1960 AFC Asian Cup
The 1960 AFC Asian Cup was the second edition of the tournament. The finals were hosted by South Korea from October 14 to October 23, 1960. The final tournament was organised on a round robin basis, and host country South Korea won with a perfect record of three wins.- Venues :- Qualification...

Champions 3 3 0 0 9 1
  1964
1964 AFC Asian Cup
The 1964 AFC Asian Cup was the third AFC Asian Cup football tournament. The finals were held in Israel from May 26 to June 3, 1964.The tournament used a round-robin system, and host nation Israel won the title with a perfect record of three wins.-Venues:...

Third Place 3 1 0 2 2 4
  1968
1968 AFC Asian Cup
The 1968 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Iran between May 10 and May 19. It was organized on a round robin basis, with the home team Iran winning with a perfect record of four wins.- Qualification :...

Did not qualify
  1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

Runners-Up 5 1 2 2 7 6
  1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

Did not qualify
  1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

Runners-Up 6 4 1 1 12 6
  1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

Group stage 4 0 2 2 1 3
  1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Runners-Up 6 5 1 0 11 3
  1992
1992 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between October 29 and November 8. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.-Stadiums:...

Did not qualify
  1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between December 4 and December 21. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi.-Qualification:...

Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 7 11
  2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

Third Place 6 3 1 2 9 6
  2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 9 4
     2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

Third Place 6 1 4 1 3 3
  2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

Third Place 6 4 2 0 13 7
  2015
2015 AFC Asian Cup
The 2015 AFC Asian Cup will be the 16th edition of the AFC Asian Cup. The finals will be hosted by Australia and held from the 4 to 26 January 2015.-Host selection:...

Qualified
Total 12/15 56 27 16 13 92 60


FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup
FIFA Confederations Cup
The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships , along with the FIFA World Cup winner and the host nation, to bring the number of teams...

 Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
1992
1992 King Fahd Cup
-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:2 goals Gabriel Batistuta Bruce Murray1 goal Alberto Acosta Ricardo Altamirano...

 to 1999
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
-Group B:---------------------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Awards:-Top scorers:6 goals Cuauhtémoc Blanco Marzouq Al-Otaibi Ronaldinho4 goals Alex3 goals José Manuel Abundis Zé Roberto-Notes:...

Did not qualify
   2001
2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
-Group B:---------------------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Awards:-Top scorers:2 goals Shaun Murphy Éric Carrière Robert Pirès Patrick Vieira Sylvain Wiltord Takayuki Suzuki Hwang Sun-Hong...

Round 1 3 2 0 1 3 6
2003
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
The 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament was the sixth FIFA Confederations Cup, held in France in June 2003. France retained the title they had won in 2001, but the tournament was overshadowed by the death of Cameroon player Marc-Vivien Foé, who died of heart failure in his side's...

 to 2013
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in Brazil in 2013, as a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is expected to be held from 15–30 June 2013...

Did not qualify
Total 1/8 3 2 0 1 3 6

East Asian Football Championship

East Asian Football Championship Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
  1990
1990 Dynasty Cup
The 1990 Dynasty Cup was a football competition for the top four teams of East Asia. The second edition of the Dynasty Cup was held from 27 July 1990 to 3 August 1990 in China. The competition was won by South Korea.-Group stage:---------Final:...

Champions 3 3 0 0 4 0
  1992
1992 Dynasty Cup
The 1992 Dynasty Cup was a football competition for the top four teams of East Asia. The second edition of the Dynasty Cup was held from 22 to 29 August 1992 in China. The competition was won by Japan.-Group stage:---------Final:...

Runners-Up 3 1 2 0 3 1
1995
1995 Dynasty Cup
-Third place match:-Final:-Awards:-External links:*...

Runners-Up 3 1 2 0 4 1
  1998 Third Place 3 2 0 1 4 2
  2003 Champions 3 2 1 0 4 1
  2005 Fourth Place 3 0 2 1 1 2
  2008 Champions 3 1 2 0 5 4
  2010
East Asian Football Championship 2010
The fourth edition of the East Asian Football Championship was held between 6 and 14 February 2010. Two preliminary competitions were held during 2009....

Runners-Up 3 2 0 1 8 4
Total 2412933315


Olympics Games


Summer Olympic Games
Football at the Summer Olympics
Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer, has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport. Women's football was added to the official programme in 1996.-Early history:...

 Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1948
Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics
The 1948 Olympic Games title was won by Sweden, managed by Englishman George Raynor.-Summary:Sweden, whose Football Association forbade professionalism within domestic football, ran out as winners and only used 12 players throughout the entire tournament but there were exceptional performances put...

Quarter-finals 2 1 0 1 5 15
  1964
Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics
The football competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on October 11 and ended on October 23. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested...

Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 20
  1988
Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics
Final results for the football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. The tournament was held from September 17, 1988 to October 1, 1988.-Medal summary:...

Round 1 3 0 2 1 1 2
  1992 Round 1 3 0 3 0 2 2
  1996
Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics
The association football competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held in Birmingham, Alabama; Washington, D.C; Orlando, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Athens, Georgia....

Round 1 3 1 1 1 2 2
  2000
Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics was the 20th official Olympic football tournament. A women's tournament was held for the second time.-Medal winners:-Venues:*Olympic Stadium, Sydney*Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney*Bruce Stadium, Canberra...

Round 1 3 2 0 1 2 3
  2004
Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August, , and ended on 28 August.The men's tournament is played by U-23 national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad...

Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 8 8
  2008
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 August to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate...

Round 1 3 1 1 1 2 4
  2012
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in London and several other cities in the United Kingdom, from 25 July to 11 August. The finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA are invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23...

  2016
Total 8/16 24 6 9 9 23 56

Asian Games


Asian Games
Football at the Asian Games
Men's Association football is an Asian Games sport since the 1951 edition. Women's football competition began in 1990.Since the 2002 Asian Games, age limit for men teams is under-23 plus up to three over aged players for each squad, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer...

 Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1951
Football at the 1951 Asian Games
Football at the 1951 Asian Games was held in New Delhi, India from March 5 to March 11, 1951.In this tournament, 6 teams played in the men's competition. The games lasted only 60 minutes.-Medal table:-Medalists:- Results :-Quarterfinals:----...

Did not enter
  1954
Football at the 1954 Asian Games
Football at the 1954 Asian Games was held in Manila, Philippines from May 1 to May 8, 1954. All matches took place at the Rizal Memorial stadium, and were of 80 minutes duration.- Group A :--------- Group B :--------- Group C :----...

4 1 2 1 15 12
  1958
Football at the 1958 Asian Games
Football at the 1958 Asian Games was held in Tokyo, Japan from May 24 to June 1, 1958.- Group A :------------- Group B :--------- Group C :--------- Group D :------------- Quarter-finals :------------...

5 4 0 1 15 6
  1962
Football at the 1962 Asian Games
Football at the 1962 Asian Games was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 24 to September 4, 1962.- Group A :--------------------- Group B :...

5 4 0 1 9 5
  1966
Football at the 1966 Asian Games
Football at the 1966 Asian Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 9 to December 20, 1966.-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group Aa:-Group Bb:- Semifinal :- Bronze medal match :- Gold medal match :...

Did not qualify
  1970
Football at the 1970 Asian Games
Football at the 1970 Asian Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 9 to December 20, 1970.-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group Aa:-Group Bb:- Fifth place match :- Semifinal :- Bronze medal match :...

6 3 2 1 5 3
1974
Football at the 1974 Asian Games
Football at the 1974 Asian Games was held in Tehran, Iran from September 2 to 16 September 1974.-Medal table:-Medalists:- Group A :--------- Group B :--------------------- Group C :--------------------...

Did not qualify
  1978
Football at the 1978 Asian Games
Football at the 1978 Asian Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 9 to December 20, 1978.-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Group 1:-Group 2:- Bronze medal match :- Gold medal match :...

7 6 1 0 15 3
  1982
Football at the 1982 Asian Games
Football at the 1982 Asian Games was held in New Delhi, India from November 20 to December 3, 1982.In this tournament, 16 teams played in the men's competition.- Medal winners :Gold medalists:...

Did not qualify
  1986
Football at the 1986 Asian Games
Football at the 1986 Asian Games was held in Seoul, South Korea from September 20 to October 5, 1986.-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Knockout stages:-References:*...

6 4 2 0 14 3
  1990
Football at the 1990 Asian Games
Football at the 1990 Asian Games was held in Beijing, China from September 23 to October 6, 1990.-Medal winners:-Medal table:-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Knockout stages:-Women:...

6 5 0 1 18 1
  1994
Football at the 1994 Asian Games
Football at the 1994 Asian Games was held in Hiroshima, Japan from October 1 to October 17, 1994.The women's tournament doubled the Asian qualification of 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, where China PR and Japan qualified.-Medal winners:-Medal table:...

4th 6 3 0 3 17 7
  1998
Football at the 1998 Asian Games
Football at the 1998 Asian Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 30 to December 19, 1998.-Medal winners:-Medal table:-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Group E: withdrew.-Group F:-Group G:...

Quarter-finals 6 4 0 2 12 6
  2002
Football at the 2002 Asian Games
Football at the 2002 Asian Games was held in Busan, South Korea from September 27 to October 13, 2002.Age limit for the men teams is under-23, same as the age limit in football competitions in Olympic Games, while three overage players are allowed among each squad.-Medal table:-Medalists:-Group...

6 5 1 0 17 2
  2006
Football at the 2006 Asian Games
Football at the 2006 Asian Games was held in Doha, Qatar from November 18 to December 15, 2006. The opening match was played 14 days prior to the opening ceremony. In this tournament, some 30 teams played in the men's competition, and 8 teams participated in women's competition.Turkmenistan, and...

4th 6 4 0 2 9 2
  2010
Football at the 2010 Asian Games
Football at the 2010 Asian Games was being held in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China from November 7 to 25, 2010. The opening match was played 5 days prior to the opening ceremony...

7 5 0 2 18 5
  2014
Total 12/16 70 48 8 14 164 55

Managers


Name W L D Winning rate Tenure
  Cho Kwang-Rae
Cho Kwang-Rae
Cho Kwang-Rae is a South Korean football manager, who managed Anyang LG Cheetahs formerly. Now, he is managing South Korea after succeeding Huh Jung Moo, who led Korea to the round of 16 for the first time in foreign soil in 2010 World Cup in South Africa.- Club career :*1978–1979 POSCO -...

12 2 7 60.0% 21 Jul 2010–
  Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo is a former Korean football player and currently manages Incheon United.-Football career:Huh played for PSV Eindhoven and Hyundai Horang-i as midfielder...

21 7 15 52.5% 07 Dec 2007–30 Jun 2010
  Pim Verbeek 8 6 3 47.1% 01 Jul 2006–03 Aug 2007
  Dick Advocaat
Dick Advocaat
Dirk Nicolaas "Dick" Advocaat is a Dutch football manager and former player currently the manager of the Russia national football team.He has been moderately successful as a football player and as a coach, which included two stints with the Dutch national football team...

9 5 5 47.3% 01 Oct 2005–30 Jun 2006
  Jo Bonfrere
Jo Bonfrere
Johannes Bonfrere or Jo Bonfrere is a Dutch football coach, and a former striker, who played for MVV Maastricht and K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot. He is currently the manager of Henan Construction F.C...

11 6 8 44.0% 24 Jun 2004–23 Aug 2005
  Park Sung-Hwa (tem.) 1 1 2 25.0% 20 Apr 2004–15 Jun 2004
  Humberto Coelho 9 6 3 50.0% 03 Feb 2003–19 Apr 2004
  Kim Ho-Gon
Kim Ho-Gon
Kim Ho-Gon is a South Korean football manager and former football player. He is managing director of the Korea Football Association.From December 2008, Kim has been managing Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i. His first season managing the club is the 2009 season.-References:* *...

 (tem.)
0 0 1 00.0% 18 Nov 2002–20 Nov 2002
  Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink is a Dutch football manager and former player. He was the most recently manager of the Turkish national football team. He is considered to be one of the best managers of his generation and was the best-paid coach in international football in 2009...

16 11 11 42.1% 01 Jan 2001–30 Jun 2002
  Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo is a former Korean football player and currently manages Incheon United.-Football career:Huh played for PSV Eindhoven and Hyundai Horang-i as midfielder...

18 11 5 52.9% 14 Oct 1998–13 Nov 2000
  Kim Pyung-Seok
Kim Pyung-Seok
Kim Pyung-Seok is retired football player and manager.He played in K-League side Hyundai Horang-i and Yukong Kokkiri in South Korea.-Early life:He started football when he was high school student...

 (tem.)
0 0 1 00.0% 22 Jun 1998–25 Jun 1998
  Cha Bum-Kun
Cha Bum-Kun
Cha Bum-Kun is a South Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed Tscha Bum in Germany because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. In South Korea, Cha is greatly respected for his accomplishments in the Bundesliga and the South Korean national team...

22 11 8 53.7% 08 Jan 1997–21 Jun 1998
  Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan is a South Korean football manager.-Manager:* 1980 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1982 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1983 : FIFA Youth Championship 4th with South Korea U-20...

8 3 5 50.0% 15 Feb 1996–07 Jan 1997
  Ko Jae-Wook
Ko Jae-Wook
Ko Jae-Wook is a former Korean footballer and football manager.He was a member of Korean national football team for five years in the 1970s. He played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Australia, scoring the equalizing goal. A training injury to his knee ended his playing...

0 1 0 00.0% 20 Oct 1995–30 Oct 1995
  Jeong Byeong-Tak 0 0 0 00.0% 16 Sep 1995–30 Sep 1995
  Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo
Huh Jung-Moo is a former Korean football player and currently manages Incheon United.-Football career:Huh played for PSV Eindhoven and Hyundai Horang-i as midfielder...

0 0 1 00.0% 01 Aug 1995–12 Aug 1995
  Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan is a South Korean football manager.-Manager:* 1980 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1982 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1983 : FIFA Youth Championship 4th with South Korea U-20...

1 0 1 50.0% 26 Apr 1995–31 Jul 1995
  Anatoliy Byshovets 8 4 4 50.0% 24 Jul 1994–26 Feb 1995
  Kim Ho
Kim Ho
Kim Ho is a South Korean football manager, currently without a club after leaving Daejeon Citizen. He began his association football playing career with the amateur Jeil Fabric team, where he played from 1964—1968...

14 16 8 36.8% 08 Jul 1992–23 Jul 1994
  Ko Jae-Wook
Ko Jae-Wook
Ko Jae-Wook is a former Korean footballer and football manager.He was a member of Korean national football team for five years in the 1970s. He played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Australia, scoring the equalizing goal. A training injury to his knee ended his playing...

3 3 0 50.0% 22 May 1991–27 Jul 1991
  Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan is a South Korean football manager.-Manager:* 1980 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1982 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1983 : FIFA Youth Championship 4th with South Korea U-20...

8 0 2 80.0% 09 Aug 1990–23 Oct 1991
  Lee Cha-Man
Lee Cha-Man
Lee Cha-Man is a former South Korean footballer and football manager who managed for Busan Daewoo Royals and South Korea national team.He was the member of South Korea U-20 team of 1969 AFC Youth Championship...

3 1 0 75.0% 03 Jul 1990–08 Aug 1990
  Lee Hoe-Taik 19 6 5 63.3% 06 Oct 1988–02 Jul 1990
  Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam is a South Korean football manager and former football player. Kim competed for South Korea at the 1964 Summer Olympics.-Player:* 1962 : South Korea national football team U-20* 1962-1971 : South Korea national football team...

2 0 0 100.0% 06 Jul 1988–05 Oct 1988
  Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan is a South Korean football manager.-Manager:* 1980 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1982 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1983 : FIFA Youth Championship 4th with South Korea U-20...

4 4 1 44.4% 20 Nov 1986–05 Jul 1988
  Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam is a South Korean football manager and former football player. Kim competed for South Korea at the 1964 Summer Olympics.-Player:* 1962 : South Korea national football team U-20* 1962-1971 : South Korea national football team...

15 4 7 57.7% 19 Mar 1985–19 Nov 1986
  Mun Jeong-Sik 4 3 3 40.0% 03 Jul 1984–11 Jan 1985
  Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan
Park Jong-Hwan is a South Korean football manager.-Manager:* 1980 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1982 : AFC Youth Championship with South Korea U-20* 1983 : FIFA Youth Championship 4th with South Korea U-20...

1 0 1 50.0% 23 Aug 1983–02 Jul 1984
  Cho Yoon-Ohk 4 2 0 66.7% 29 Jan 1983–22 Aug 1983
  Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam is a South Korean football manager and former football player. Kim competed for South Korea at the 1964 Summer Olympics.-Player:* 1962 : South Korea national football team U-20* 1962-1971 : South Korea national football team...

1 0 2 33.3% 31 Oct 1982–28 Jan 1983
  Choi Eun-Taek
Choi Eun-Taek
Choi Eun-Taek is South Korean football manager and former football player.-References:...

0 0 0 00.0% 19 Jun 1982–30 Oct 1982
  Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam is a South Korean football manager and former football player. Kim competed for South Korea at the 1964 Summer Olympics.-Player:* 1962 : South Korea national football team U-20* 1962-1971 : South Korea national football team...

 (tem.)
23 8 4 65.7% 4 May 1980–18 Jun 1982
  Jang Kyung-Hwan 7 0 1 87.5% 29 March 1979–3 May 1980

Name W L D Winning rate Tenure
  Ham Heung-Chul 18 2 1 85.7% 02 Mar 1978–28 Mar 1979
  Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam
Kim Jung-Nam is a South Korean football manager and former football player. Kim competed for South Korea at the 1964 Summer Olympics.-Player:* 1962 : South Korea national football team U-20* 1962-1971 : South Korea national football team...

 (tem.)
2 3 0 40.0% 17 Sep 1977–18 Dec 1977
  Choi Jung-Min 14 6 1 66.7% 01 Jan 1977–16 Sep 1977
  Mun Jeong-Sik 8 4 2 57.1% 14 May 1976–31 Dec 1976
  Ham Heung-Chul 22 2 5 75.9% 17 Nov 1974–13 May 1976
  Choi Young-Keun
Choi Young-Keun
Choi Young-Keun is a South Korean football forward who played for the South Korea in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Seoul Army Club.-External links:*...

3 1 5 33.3% Jan 1974–17 Nov 1974
  Min Byung-Dae
Min Byung-Dae
Min Byung-Dae was a South Korean football defender who played for the South Korea in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Anyang LG Cheetahs.-External links:*...

10 5 2 58.8% 21 Dec 1972–20 Nov 1973
  Ham Heung-Chul 11 5 3 57.9% 16 Jun 1972–20 Dec 1972
  Park Byung-Seok 1 2 2 20.0% 07 Dec 1971–15 Jun 1972
  Hong Deok-Young
Hong Deok-Young
Hong Deok-Young is a South Korean football manager, referee and former football player. He was one of the first South Koreans to be capped for their country at international level....

1 3 0 25.0% Nov 1971
  Han Hong-Ki 17 8 2 63.0% 13 Feb 1970–06 Oct 1971
  Kang Jun-Young 4 1 0 80.0% Nov 1969–Dec 1969
  Kim Yong-Sik
Kim Yong-Sik
Kim Yong-Sik was a Korean football player and manager, and one of the original inductees to South Korea's Football Hall of Fame.-Early life:The son of a church minister, Kim was born in Sinch'ŏn in 1910...

1 2 1 25.0% Jan 1969–Oct 1969
  Park Il-Gap 4 0 2 66.7% Aug 1968–Dec 1968
  Jang Kyung-Hwan 10 2 3 66.7% Jul 1967–Nov 1967
  Min Byung-Dae
Min Byung-Dae
Min Byung-Dae was a South Korean football defender who played for the South Korea in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Anyang LG Cheetahs.-External links:*...

5 0 3 62.5% Jun 1966–Dec 1966
  Hong Keon-Pyo 3 2 1 50.0% Aug 1965
  Jeong Kook-Jin 0 0 0 00.0% Sep 1964
  Min Byung-Dae
Min Byung-Dae
Min Byung-Dae was a South Korean football defender who played for the South Korea in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Anyang LG Cheetahs.-External links:*...

Mar 1962
  Lee Jong-Gap Oct 1961
  Lee Yoo-Hyung
Lee Yoo-Hyung
Lee Yoo-Hyung was a Korean football player and manager. He has played for Japan national team and South Korea national team. He started coaching career before the Korean War...

Mar 1961
  Wi Hye-Deok Oct 1960
  Kim Yong-Sik
Kim Yong-Sik
Kim Yong-Sik was a Korean football player and manager, and one of the original inductees to South Korea's Football Hall of Fame.-Early life:The son of a church minister, Kim was born in Sinch'ŏn in 1910...

Mar 1960
  Jeong Kook-Jin Jul 1959
  Kim Keun-Chan Apr 1958
  Lee Yoo-Hyung
Lee Yoo-Hyung
Lee Yoo-Hyung was a Korean football player and manager. He has played for Japan national team and South Korea national team. He started coaching career before the Korean War...

Aug 1956
  Park Jung-Hwi Dec 1955
  Kim Yong-Sik
Kim Yong-Sik
Kim Yong-Sik was a Korean football player and manager, and one of the original inductees to South Korea's Football Hall of Fame.-Early life:The son of a church minister, Kim was born in Sinch'ŏn in 1910...

Jun 1954
  Lee Yoo-Hyung
Lee Yoo-Hyung
Lee Yoo-Hyung was a Korean football player and manager. He has played for Japan national team and South Korea national team. He started coaching career before the Korean War...

Mar 1954
  Kim Hwa-Jip Apr 1952–Feb 1954
  Park Jung-Hwi Dec 1948–Apr 1950
  Lee Young-Min Jun 1948
  Park Jung-Hwi May 1948

Honours

  • FIFA World Cup
    FIFA World Cup
    The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Fourth place (1): 2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...


  • AFC Asian Cup
    AFC Asian Cup
    The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

Winners (2): 1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

, 1960
1960 AFC Asian Cup
The 1960 AFC Asian Cup was the second edition of the tournament. The finals were hosted by South Korea from October 14 to October 23, 1960. The final tournament was organised on a round robin basis, and host country South Korea won with a perfect record of three wins.- Venues :- Qualification...

Runner-Up (3): 1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

, 1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

, 1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Third place (4) : 1964
1964 AFC Asian Cup
The 1964 AFC Asian Cup was the third AFC Asian Cup football tournament. The finals were held in Israel from May 26 to June 3, 1964.The tournament used a round-robin system, and host nation Israel won the title with a perfect record of three wins.-Venues:...

, 2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

, 2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

, 2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...


  • Asian Games
    Football at the Asian Games
    Men's Association football is an Asian Games sport since the 1951 edition. Women's football competition began in 1990.Since the 2002 Asian Games, age limit for men teams is under-23 plus up to three over aged players for each squad, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer...

Gold medal (3): 1970
Football at the 1970 Asian Games
Football at the 1970 Asian Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 9 to December 20, 1970.-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group Aa:-Group Bb:- Fifth place match :- Semifinal :- Bronze medal match :...

, 1978
Football at the 1978 Asian Games
Football at the 1978 Asian Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 9 to December 20, 1978.-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Group 1:-Group 2:- Bronze medal match :- Gold medal match :...

, 1986
Football at the 1986 Asian Games
Football at the 1986 Asian Games was held in Seoul, South Korea from September 20 to October 5, 1986.-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Knockout stages:-References:*...

Silver medal (3): 1954
Football at the 1954 Asian Games
Football at the 1954 Asian Games was held in Manila, Philippines from May 1 to May 8, 1954. All matches took place at the Rizal Memorial stadium, and were of 80 minutes duration.- Group A :--------- Group B :--------- Group C :----...

, 1958
Football at the 1958 Asian Games
Football at the 1958 Asian Games was held in Tokyo, Japan from May 24 to June 1, 1958.- Group A :------------- Group B :--------- Group C :--------- Group D :------------- Quarter-finals :------------...

, 1962
Football at the 1962 Asian Games
Football at the 1962 Asian Games was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 24 to September 4, 1962.- Group A :--------------------- Group B :...

Bronze medal (1): 1990
Football at the 1990 Asian Games
Football at the 1990 Asian Games was held in Beijing, China from September 23 to October 6, 1990.-Medal winners:-Medal table:-Group A:-Group B:-Group C:-Group D:-Knockout stages:-Women:...


  • East Asian Football Championship
Winners (2): 2003, 2008
Runner-Up (1): 2010

  • Dynasty Cup
    Dynasty Cup
    Dynasty Cup was an East Asian international association football tournament. The tournament was held every 2 or 3 years. It was hosted by Beijing in 1990 and 1992, Hong Kong in 1995, Yokohama and Tokyo in 1998...

Winners (1): 1990
1990 Dynasty Cup
The 1990 Dynasty Cup was a football competition for the top four teams of East Asia. The second edition of the Dynasty Cup was held from 27 July 1990 to 3 August 1990 in China. The competition was won by South Korea.-Group stage:---------Final:...

Runner-Up (2): 1992
1992 Dynasty Cup
The 1992 Dynasty Cup was a football competition for the top four teams of East Asia. The second edition of the Dynasty Cup was held from 22 to 29 August 1992 in China. The competition was won by Japan.-Group stage:---------Final:...

, 1995
1995 Dynasty Cup
-Third place match:-Final:-Awards:-External links:*...

Third place (1) : 1998

Other awards

  • Unofficial Football World Championships
    Unofficial Football World Championships
    The Unofficial Football World Championships is a way of calculating the world's best football team, using a knock-out title system similar to that used in boxing and wrestling. The title is currently held by , having been won from Japan in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match on 15 November...

Holders: 31 January 1995 - 4 February 1995

  • FIFA World Cup Most Entertaining Team
    FIFA World Cup awards
    At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game.These are awards granted during the men's senior tournament...

Winners (1): 2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...


National team record


Sponsorship


Primary sponsors include Nike
Nike, Inc.
Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, which is part of the Portland metropolitan area...

, KT
KT
-Science:* kT in Physics* Knot , a unit of velocity * Kardashev scale, method of measuring an advanced civilization's level of technological advancement...

, Hana Bank
Hana Financial Group
Hana Financial Group is the 4th largest commercial banking group in South Korea.The company originally began in 1971 as Korea Investment & Finance, the nation’s first financial company established with purely private capital...

, Hyundai
Hyundai
Hyundai ) is a global conglomerate company, part of the Korean chaebol, that was founded in South Korea by one of the most famous businessmen in Korean history: Chung Ju-yung...

, Daum, Kyobo Life
Kyobo Life
Kyobo Life Insurance Co, Ltd. is a South Korean life insurance company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, formerly known as Daehan Education Insurance...

, Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines Inc. is one of South Korea's two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Asiana has its headquarters in Asiana Town in Osoe-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul...

, E1 Corp., Samsung
Samsung
The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea...

, Sportstoto, Hite
Hite
Hite Brewery Company Limited is a South Korean brewery company headquartered in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. Its main products are beer, rice wine, and mineral water. The company was established as Chosun Breweries in 1933...

, and Samil-Pharm.

Kits

Period Sponsors Notes
1977–1986   Adidas
Adidas
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

,   Pro-Specs,   Weekend etc.
Adidas
Adidas
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

 was South Korea's first official kit sponsor
1986–1988   Weekend Sports Fashion Brand of Samsung C&T Corporation
Samsung C&T Corporation
Samsung C&T Corporation , established in 1938, is the origin of Samsung Group and currently consists of Engineering & Construction Group and Trading & Investment Group...

1988–1995   Rapido Weekend was renamed Rapido in 1988
1995–present   Nike
Nike, Inc.
Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, which is part of the Portland metropolitan area...






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See also

  • Korea Football Association
    Korea Football Association
    The Korea Football Association is the governing body of football in Korea. The first governing body of Korean football was the Joseon Football Association , founded on 19 September 1933....

  • South Korea national football team results
  • South Korea national football team records
  • Be the Reds!
    Be the Reds!
    "Be the Reds!" was a phrase popularized on T-shirts during the 2002 FIFA World Cup by supporters of the Korea Republic national football team. The team's jersey color is red, and its supporters are known as the Red Devils, having similar nomenclature as supporters of the Premier League's...

  • Red Devil
  • North Korea-South Korea football encounters
  • List of national football teams

External links


Titles