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Lee Eul-Yong (born September 8, 1975) is a 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...

n former football player. He previously played for Anyang LG Cheetahs
Anyang LG Cheetahs
Anyang LG Cheetahs was a South Korean football club located in Anyang, Gyeonggi. It was owned and managed by GS Sports, a subsidiary of GS Group. The club was considered a powerhouse in the K-League...

, Bucheon SK
Bucheon SK
Bucheon SK was the former name of South Korean football club Jeju United, which was based in Bucheon from 1995 to 2005, prior to its relocation to Jeju at the start of the 2006 season.-History:...

, 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....

 and Gangwon FC
Gangwon FC
Gangwon FC is a South Korean football club. Based in Gangwon Province of South Korea, Gangwon FC joined the K-League as its 15th club for the 2009 season.- Foundation :...

 in the Korea
Korea
Korea ) is an East Asian geographic region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states — North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and is separated from Japan to the...

n K-League
K-League
The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

, and was part of the South Korean national team at the 2002 World Cup and was one of 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...

's favorite players. He was capable of scoring free kicks similar to David Beckham
David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE is an English footballer who plays midfield for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer, having previously played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, and A.C...

's. He was notable for his goal against 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 3rd place match in 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...

. He transferred to Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year...

 in 2002 with the help of Tınaz Tırpan
Tinaz Tirpan
Tınaz Tırpan is a former coach of the Turkey national football team, Kayserispor and Fenerbahçe SK.Tırpan was appointed as Turkey coach in 1988, succeeding Mustafa Denizli...

. Since 2006, he had played for 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....

 until 2008 season
K-League 2008
The 2008 season of the K-League kicked off on March 8. The season and playoff format will be the same as the one used in the 2007 season. The playoff fixtures are set to take place in late November, with the Final being played on two legs in early December....

. In January 2009, he completed to move to Gangwon FC
Gangwon FC
Gangwon FC is a South Korean football club. Based in Gangwon Province of South Korea, Gangwon FC joined the K-League as its 15th club for the 2009 season.- Foundation :...

.

Lee was born in Taebaek
Taebaek
Taebaek is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. Its name is shared with that of the Taebaek Mountains.-Climate:-Sister cities: Helong, Jilin since August 29, 1995 Baguio City, Philippines since April 25, 2006 Suzhou, China since March 8, 2005 Gaoan, China since June 23, 2004 Changchun, China...

, Gangwon
Gangwon-do (South Korea)
Gangwon-do is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. Before the division of Korea in 1945, Gangwon and its North Korean neighbour Kangwŏn formed a single province.-History:...

. He attended high school in Gangneung
Gangneung
Gangneung is a city in Gangwon-do, on the east coast of South Korea. It has a population of 229,869 . Gangneung is the economic centre of the Yeongdong region of eastern Gangwon Province. Gangneung has many tourist attractions, like Jeongdongjin, one of the most famous towns in Korea...

 and went on to graduate from Dankook University
Dankook University
Dankook University is a private university in South Korea. Dankook University has been constantly recognized as one of top universities in Asia ranked 148th in Asia by QS Asian Universities Ranking in 2010...

.

In September 2006, after a successful match against Taiwan national football team, Lee announced that he would retire from the Korean national team to focus on 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....

 and also to make way for younger players in the upcoming 2010 World Cup.

Eul-Yong Ta



Lee is well known by most South Koreans and other Asian football fans for the famous incident which is sometimes referred as "Eul-Yong Ta (을용타)," and roughly translated as 'Eul-Yong Strike/Smash'. The incident occurred during the first tournament of the East Asian Cup
East Asian Cup
East Asian Football Championship is an association football competition of East Asian countries and territories, held by the East Asian Football Federation ....

 in December 2003, during the match against China
China national football team
The China PR national football team is the national association football team of the People's Republic of China and is governed by the Chinese Football Association...

.

During the second half of the game, Chinese forward Li Yi kicked Lee in the shins immediately after he finished his pass. Visually upset with Li's violent play, Lee slapped Li on the back of his head. Li Yi started rolling on the pitch grabbing his head in an apparent exaggeration. For a while the entire Chinese and Korean squad ran toward the scene but further conflict did not occur, as the referee awarded a yellow card for Li (simulation) and red card for Lee (violence). Korea went on to defeat China once again; Lee became popular internet meme
Internet meme
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 after the incident.

Club career

  • 1995   National Railroad
    Incheon Korail
    Incheon Korail FC is a South Korean soccer club based in Incheon. The team currently play in the Korea National League, the second division of Korean football. It is owned and operated by Korail, South Korea's national railroad operator, and play their home games at Incheon Munhak Stadium.Founded...

  • 1996-1997   Sangmu
    Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix
    Sangju Sangmu Phoenix , is a professional football club that participates in the K-League. The club is based in Sangju, South Korea. Sangmu is the sports division of the Military of South Korea. The club's mascot is the Bulsajo, which is translates to phoenix in English...

     - army
  • 1998-2002   Bucheon SK
    Bucheon SK
    Bucheon SK was the former name of South Korean football club Jeju United, which was based in Bucheon from 1995 to 2005, prior to its relocation to Jeju at the start of the 2006 season.-History:...

  • 2002-2003   Trabzonspor
    Trabzonspor
    Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year...

  • 2003   Anyang LG Cheetahs
    Anyang LG Cheetahs
    Anyang LG Cheetahs was a South Korean football club located in Anyang, Gyeonggi. It was owned and managed by GS Sports, a subsidiary of GS Group. The club was considered a powerhouse in the K-League...

  • 2004   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....

  • 2004-2006   Trabzonspor
    Trabzonspor
    Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year...

  • 2006-2008   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....

  • 2009–2011   Gangwon FC
    Gangwon FC
    Gangwon FC is a South Korean football club. Based in Gangwon Province of South Korea, Gangwon FC joined the K-League as its 15th club for the 2009 season.- Foundation :...


Club career statistics


|-
|1998
K-League 1998
-League table:Point system : W - 3 points, WG - 2 points, WP - 1 pointSuwon Samsung Bluewings won the 1998 K-League Championship.-See also:* 1998 K-League Cup* 1998 K-League Cup...

||rowspan=5|Bucheon SK
Bucheon SK
Bucheon SK was the former name of South Korean football club Jeju United, which was based in Bucheon from 1995 to 2005, prior to its relocation to Jeju at the start of the 2006 season.-History:...

||rowspan=5|K-League
K-League
The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

||14||3||||||19||0||colspan="2"|-||33||3
|-
|1999
K-League 1999
-League table:Point system : W - 3 points, WG - 2 points, WP - 1 point-See also:* 1999 K-League Cup* 1999 K-League Cup * 1999 Korean FA Cup...

||17||1||||||8||0||colspan="2"|-||25||1
|-
|2000
K-League 2000
-League table:Point system : W - 3 points, WP - 1 point. no extra time-See also:* 2000 K-League Championship* 2000 K-League Cup* 2000 K-League Cup * 2000 Korean FA Cup...

||27||5||||||10||0||colspan="2"|-||37||5
|-
|2001
K-League 2001
-League table:-Top scorers:...

||26||2||||||0||0||colspan="2"|-||26||2
|-
|2002
K-League 2002
-League table:-Top scorers:...

||6||0||||||1||0||colspan="2"|-||7||0

|-
|2002-03||rowspan=1|Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year...

||rowspan=1|Süper Lig||19||0||2||0||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||21||0

|-
|2003
K-League 2003
The 2003 season of the K-League kicked off on March 23.-League table:-Top scorers:...

||rowspan=2|Anyang LG Cheetahs
/ 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....

||rowspan=2|K-League
K-League
The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

||17||0||0||0||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||17||0
|-
|2004
K-League 2004
The 2004 season of the K-League kicked off on April 3. The league's previous single-season format was replaced by a separated twice 12-game split-season schedule. Each team will play 12 matches consisting of a home or away fixture against every other team in each stage...

||10||0||0||0||0||0||colspan="2"|-||10||0

|-
|2004-05||rowspan=2|Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year...

||rowspan=2|Süper Lig||26||0||3||0||colspan="2"|-||3||0||32||0
|-
|2005-06||29||1||3||0||colspan="2"|-||2||0||34||1

|-
|2006
K-League 2006
The 2006 season of the K-League kicked off on March 12. The season and playoff format will be the same as the one used in the 2005 season. The playoff fixtures are set to take place in early November, with the Final being played on two legs in late November....

||rowspan=3|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....

||rowspan=3|K-League
K-League
The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

||14||0||2||0||0||0||colspan="2"|-||16||0
|-
|2007
K-League 2007
The 2007 season of the K-League kicked off on March 3. The league's previous split-season format was replaced by a combined 26-game single-season schedule. Each team will play 26 matches consisting of a home and away fixture against every other team. After all games have been played, the top 6...

||22||0||2||0||8||1||colspan="2"|-||32||1
|-
|2008
K-League 2008
The 2008 season of the K-League kicked off on March 8. The season and playoff format will be the same as the one used in the 2007 season. The playoff fixtures are set to take place in late November, with the Final being played on two legs in early December....

||21||0||0||0||9||0||colspan="2"|-||30||0
|-
|2009
K-League 2009
The 2009 edition of the K-League is the twenty-seventh since its establishment in 1983. Suwon Samsung Bluewings are the defending champions, having won their fourth title. The season began on March 7, 2009...

||rowspan=3|Gangwon FC
Gangwon FC
Gangwon FC is a South Korean football club. Based in Gangwon Province of South Korea, Gangwon FC joined the K-League as its 15th club for the 2009 season.- Foundation :...

||rowspan=3|K-League
K-League
The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

||22||0||1||0||2||0||colspan="2"|-||25||0
|-
|2010||17||0||0||0||0||0||colspan="2"|-||17||0
|-
|2011||19||1||2||0||1||0||colspan="2"|-||22||1
232||12||7||0||58||1||colspan="2"|-||297||13
74||1||8||0||colspan="2"|-||5||0||87||1
306||12||15||0||58||1||5||0||384||14

Club


  Bucheon SK
Bucheon SK
Bucheon SK was the former name of South Korean football club Jeju United, which was based in Bucheon from 1995 to 2005, prior to its relocation to Jeju at the start of the 2006 season.-History:...

  • K-League
    K-League
    The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

    • Runner-up (1) : 2000
      K-League 2000
      -League table:Point system : W - 3 points, WP - 1 point. no extra time-See also:* 2000 K-League Championship* 2000 K-League Cup* 2000 K-League Cup * 2000 Korean FA Cup...

  • K-League Cup
    • Adidas Cup
      Adidas Cup
      Created in 1992 as regular cup competition to run alongside the K-League, the Adidas Cup became a popular early season tournament with the fans and players alike....

       Runner-up (1) : 1998
      Adidas Cup 1998
      In 1998 season, There were two K-League Cup competitions. One is Adidas Korea Cup 1998 and the other is Philip Morris Korea Cup 1998 This article is regarding Adidas Cup 1998.-Final standings:...

    • Korean League Cup
      Korean League Cup
      In addition to Adidas Cup, K-League launched new cup tournamnet in 1997. But these competitions were a short-lived just for 4 years. Busan I'Park dominated it, winning the trophy on two of the four occasions and finishing runners-up once....

       Champions (1) : 2000
    • Korean League Cup
      Korean League Cup
      In addition to Adidas Cup, K-League launched new cup tournamnet in 1997. But these competitions were a short-lived just for 4 years. Busan I'Park dominated it, winning the trophy on two of the four occasions and finishing runners-up once....

       Runner-up (1) : 1998


  Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year...

  • Süper Lig
    • Runner-up (1) : 2004-05
  • Turkish Cup
    • Winner (1) : 2002-03


  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....

  • K-League
    K-League
    The Korea Professional Football League is South Korea's only fully professional association football league. At the top of the South Korean football league system, it is the country's highest and most prestigious level of football competition currently contested by 16 clubs.-Establishment:The...

    • Runner-up (1) : 2008
      K-League 2008
      The 2008 season of the K-League kicked off on March 8. The season and playoff format will be the same as the one used in the 2007 season. The playoff fixtures are set to take place in late November, with the Final being played on two legs in early December....


International goals

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
June 29, 2002   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...

 
1 goal 2-3 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...

September 29, 2003   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...

 
1 goal 16-0 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
The qualification process for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition began on March 2003. Out of the 45 AFC members only Cambodia and the Philippines failed to enter for the tournament. Both China, the hosts and Japan, the reigning champions automatically qualified for the finals...

June 4, 2006   Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland, and the eighth most populous in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a rural area...

 
1 goal 1-3 Friendly match

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