Korea Republic

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Korea Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) 태극전사 (Taegeuk Jeonsa, “Taegeuk Warriors”)
The Reds
붉은 악마 (“Red Devils”)
아시아의 호랑이” (Asian Tigers)
Taegeuk Tigers
Association Korea Football Association (KFA)
대한축구협회
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Shin Tae-yong
Captain Ki Sung-yueng
Most caps Cha Bum-kun (138)
Top scorer Cha Bum-kun (59)
Home stadium Seoul World Cup Stadium
FIFA code KOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 61 Steady (17 May 2018)
Highest 17 (December 1998)
Lowest 69 (November 2014 – January 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 30 Steady (20 April 2018)
Highest 15 (September 1980, June 2002)
Lowest 82
First international
 South Korea 5–1 Hong Kong 
(Hong Kong; July 6, 1948)[1]
Biggest win
 South Korea 16–0 Nepal   
(Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 0–12 Sweden 
(London, United Kingdom; August 5, 1948)
World Cup
Appearances 10 (first in 1954)
Best result Fourth Place, 2002
Asian Cup
Appearances 13 (first in 1956)
Best result Champions, 1956 and 1960
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2000)
Best result Fourth Place, 2002
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2001)
Best result Group Stage, 2001

 


 

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The following is a list of players that were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad.


Caps and goals correct as of 27 March, after the match against Poland.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Kim Seung-gyu 30 September 1990 (age 27) 31 0 Japan Vissel Kobe
GK Kim Jin-hyeon 6 July 1987 (age 30) 14 0 Japan Cerezo Osaka
GK Cho Hyun-woo 25 September 1991 (age 26) 4 0 South Korea Daegu FC

DF Kim Young-gwon 27 February 1990 (age 28) 50 2 China Guangzhou Evergrande
DF Jang Hyun-soo 28 September 1991 (age 26) 49 3 Japan FC Tokyo
DF Kim Jin-su 13 June 1992 (age 25) 34 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
DF Park Joo-ho 16 January 1987 (age 31) 34 0 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
DF Lee Yong 24 December 1986 (age 31) 24 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
DF Go Yo-han 10 March 1988 (age 30) 18 0 South Korea FC Seoul
DF Kim Min-woo 25 February 1990 (age 28) 16 1 South Korea Sangju Sangmu
DF Hong Chul 17 September 1990 (age 27) 13 0 South Korea Sangju Sangmu
DF Kwon Kyung-won 31 January 1992 (age 26) 4 1 China Tianjin Quanjian
DF Jung Seung-hyun 3 April 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Japan Sagan Tosu
DF Yun Young-sun 4 October 1988 (age 29) 4 0 South Korea Seongnam FC
DF Oh Ban-suk 20 May 1988 (age 30) 0 0 South Korea Jeju United

MF Ki Sung-yueng (Captain) 24 January 1989 (age 29) 99 10 Wales Swansea City
MF Lee Chung-yong 2 July 1988 (age 29) 78 8 England Crystal Palace
MF Koo Ja-cheol 27 February 1989 (age 29) 65 19 Germany Augsburg
MF Lee Jae-sung 10 August 1992 (age 25) 32 5 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
MF Jung Woo-young 14 December 1989 (age 28) 26 1 Japan Vissel Kobe
MF Ju Se-jong 30 October 1990 (age 27) 8 1 South Korea Asan Mugunghwa
MF Lee Seung-woo 6 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Hellas Verona
MF Moon Seon-min 9 June 1992 (age 25) 0 0 South Korea Incheon United

FW Son Heung-min 8 July 1992 (age 25) 63 20 England Tottenham Hotspur
FW Kim Shin-wook 14 April 1988 (age 30) 46 10 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
FW Hwang Hee-chan 26 January 1996 (age 22) 11 2 Austria Red Bull Salzburg

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the South Korea squad within the last twelve months. Retired players are not listed.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Gu Sung-yun 27 June 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Japan Consadole Sapporo 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
GK Kim Dong-jun 19 December 1994 (age 23) 0 0 South Korea Seongnam FC v.  Latvia, 3 February 2018
GK Kwoun Sun-tae 11 September 1984 (age 33) 6 0 Japan Kashima Antlers v.  Qatar, 13 June 2017

DF Choi Chul-soon 18 February 1987 (age 31) 11 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Hong Jeong-ho 12 August 1989 (age 28) 42 2 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  Poland, 27 March 2018
DF Kim Min-jae 15 November 1996 (age 21) 7 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  Poland, 27 March 2018 INJ
DF Kim Kee-hee 13 July 1989 (age 28) 23 0 United States Seattle Sounders v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
DF Kim Ju-young 9 July 1988 (age 29) 10 0 Unattached v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
DF Rim Chang-woo 13 February 1992 (age 26) 6 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
DF Oh Jae-suk 4 January 1990 (age 28) 4 0 Japan Gamba Osaka v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
DF Song Ju-hun 13 January 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Japan Albirex Niigata v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
DF Yun Suk-young 13 February 1990 (age 28) 12 0 Japan Kashiwa Reysol v.  Russia, 7 October 2017
DF Kwak Tae-hwi 8 July 1981 (age 36) 58 5 South Korea FC Seoul v.  Qatar, 13 June 2017
DF Kim Chang-soo 12 September 1985 (age 32) 25 0 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai v.  Qatar, 13 June 2017
DF Kim Min-hyeok 27 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Japan Sagan Tosu v.  Qatar, 13 June 2017

MF Lee Myung-joo 24 April 1990 (age 28) 17 1 South Korea Asan Mugunghwa 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Kwon Chang-hoon 30 June 1994 (age 23) 16 4 France Dijon 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / INJ
MF Lee Chang-min 20 January 1994 (age 24) 7 1 South Korea Jeju United 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Son Jun-ho 12 May 1992 (age 26) 3 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Yeom Ki-hun 30 March 1983 (age 35) 57 5 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings v.  Poland, 27 March 2018 INJ
MF Lee Seung-gi 2 June 1988 (age 29) 15 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  Latvia, 3 February 2018
MF Kim Seung-dae 1 April 1991 (age 27) 5 1 South Korea Pohang Steelers v.  Latvia, 3 February 2018
MF Kim Tae-hwan 24 July 1989 (age 28) 5 0 South Korea Sangju Sangmu v.  Latvia, 3 February 2018
MF Kim Sung-joon 8 April 1988 (age 30) 3 0 South Korea FC Seoul v.  Latvia, 3 February 2018
MF Lee Chan-dong 10 January 1993 (age 25) 2 0 South Korea Jeju United v.  Latvia, 3 February 2018
MF Yun Il-lok 7 March 1992 (age 26) 8 1 Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
MF Nam Tae-hee 3 July 1991 (age 26) 38 4 Qatar Al-Duhail v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
MF Kim Bo-kyung 9 October 1989 (age 28) 36 4 Japan Kashiwa Reysol v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
MF Park Jong-woo 10 March 1989 (age 29) 15 0 United Arab Emirates Emirates v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
MF Hwang Il-su 8 August 1987 (age 30) 4 0 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
MF Han Kook-young 19 April 1990 (age 28) 41 0 South Korea Gangwon FC v.  Qatar, 13 June 2017 INJ

FW Lee Keun-ho 11 April 1985 (age 33) 84 19 South Korea Gangwon FC 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / INJ
FW Ji Dong-won 28 May 1991 (age 26) 47 11 Germany Darmstadt 98 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Suk Hyun-jun 29 June 1991 (age 26) 11 4 France Troyes 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Jin Seong-wook 16 November 1993 (age 24) 4 0 South Korea Jeju United v.  Latvia, 3 February 2018
FW Lee Jeong-hyeop 24 June 1991 (age 26) 19 5 Japan Shonan Bellmare 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
FW Hwang Ui-jo 28 August 1992 (age 25) 11 1 Japan Gamba Osaka v.  Morocco, 10 October 2017
FW Lee Dong-gook 29 April 1979 (age 39) 105 33 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  Uzbekistan, 5 September 2017

INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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