South Korea national football team

Korea Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Taegeuk Warriors (태극전사)
The Reds
Tiger of Asia (아시아의 호랑이)
Association Korea Football Association (KFA)
대한축구협회
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Uli Stielike
Captain Ki Sung-Yueng
Most caps Hong Myung-bo (136)
Top scorer Cha Bum-kun (58)
FIFA code KOR
FIFA ranking
Current 53 Increase 4 (1 October 2015)
Highest 17 (December 1998)
Lowest 69 (November 2014 – January 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 20 (8 October 2015)
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 9 (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
South Korea national football team
Hangul 대한민국 축구 국가대표팀
Hanja 大韓民國 蹴球 國家代表
Revised Romanization Daehan Min'guk Chukgu Gukga Daepyo Tim
McCune–Reischauer Taehan Min'guk Ch'ukku Kukka Taep'yo T'im

The Korea Republic national football team represents South Korea in international association football and is controlled by the Korea Football Association.

Since the 1960s, South Korea has emerged as a major football power in Asia and is historically the most successful Asian team, having participated in eight consecutive and nine overall FIFA World Cup tournaments, the most for any Asian country. Despite initially going through five World Cup tournaments without winning a match, South Korea became the first and currently only Asian team to reach the semi-final stages when they co-hosted the 2002 tournament with Japan. They have since improved their ability to play on foreign soil and were able to reach the Round of 16 in the 2010 World Cup. South Korea won the first two AFC Asian Cup tournaments though they have been unable to win since, finishing second in 1972, 1980, 1988, and 2015, and third in 1964, 2000, 2007, and 2011. They also took the gold medal at the 1970, 1978, 1986, and 2014 Asian Games.

The team is commonly nicknamed "The Reds" by both fans and the media due to the color of their primary kit. The national team's supporting group is officially referred to as the Red Devils.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Pre–1954 1.1
    • 1954–1989 1.2
    • 1990–2001 1.3
    • Semifinalists: 2002 World Cup 1.4
    • 2003–2010 1.5
    • 2010–2014 1.6
    • 2014 FIFA World Cup 1.7
    • 2015 AFC Asian Cup 1.8
    • 2015-2018 1.9
  • Team Image 2
    • Supporters 2.1
    • Rivalries 2.2
    • Kit evolution 2.3
      • 1st Kit 2.3.1
      • 2nd Kit 2.3.2
      • Other Combinations 2.3.3
  • Recent results and fixtures 3
  • Coaching staff 4
  • Players 5
    • Current squad 5.1
    • Recent call-ups 5.2
    • Records 5.3
    • Squads 5.4
  • Competitive record 6
    • All-time records 6.1
    • FIFA World Cup 6.2
    • AFC Asian Cup 6.3
    • FIFA Confederations Cup 6.4
    • EAFF East Asian Cup 6.5
    • Olympics Games 6.6
    • Asian Games 6.7
  • Honours 7
    • Olympic team 7.1
    • Other awards 7.2
  • National team record 8
  • Sponsorship 9
    • Sponsors 9.1
    • Kit manufacturers 9.2
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

History

Pre–1954

Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
Asian Champions
1956 (First title)
1960 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1964 Israel 
Preceded by
1964 Myanmar 
Asian Games Champions
1970 (First title)
Succeeded by
1974 Iran 
Preceded by
1974 Iran 
Asian Games Champions
1978 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1982 Iraq 
Preceded by
1982 Iraq 
Asian Games Champions
1986 (Third title)
Succeeded by
1990 Iran 
Preceded by
1985 Cameroon 
Afro-Asian Cup Champions
1988 (First title)
Succeeded by
1991 Algeria 
Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
EAFF Champions
2003 (First title)
Succeeded by
2005 China PR 
Preceded by
2005 China PR 
EAFF Champions
2008 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2010 China PR 
Preceded by
2013 Japan 
EAFF Champions
2015 (Third title)
Succeeded by
2017
Preceded by
2001 China PR 
AFC Men's Team of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
2003 Iraq 
Preceded by
2008 Japan 
AFC Men's Team of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
2010 Japan 
  • Korea Football Association (Korean) (English)
  • Korea Republic - FIFA

External links

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b (Korean) History of the Red Devils, Inews, 2006-05-21. Retrieved 2010-06-18
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-31/asian-cup-final3a-australia-v-south-korea-live-blog/6059790
  12. ^ http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2015/02/136_172828.html
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^ http://football-uniform.seesaa.net/article/19399150.html
  16. ^ http://www.kfa.or.kr/record/playeramatch.asp
  17. ^
  18. ^
  19. ^
  20. ^
  21. ^

References

See also

Period Sponsors Notes
1977–1984 Adidas, Asics, Kolon Activ, Prospecs, Weekend[18] Adidas was South Korea's first official kit sponsor
1984–1987 Weekend[19] Sports Fashion Brand of Samsung C&T Corporation
1988–1995 Rapido[20] Weekend was renamed Rapido in 1988
1996–present Nike Sponsorship Contract Date : End of 1995[21]
Contract Start Date : 1 January 1996

Kit manufacturers

Nike, KT, Hana Bank, Naver, Hyundai Motor Company, Kyobo Life Insurance Company, Asiana Airlines, Hite, Caffe Bene, Coca-Cola, Seoul Milk

  • As of 10 June 2015

Sponsors

Sponsorship

National team record

Winners (1): 2002

Other awards

1st Gold medal (4): 1970, 1978, 1986, 2014
2nd Silver medal (3): 1954, 1958, 1962
3rd Bronze medal (3): 1990, 2002, 2010
Fourth Place (1): 1994
3rd Bronze Medals (1): 2012

Olympic team

Fourth Place (1) : 2002
Winners (1): 1990
Runner-Up (2): 1992, 1995
3rd Third Place (1) : 1998
Winners (3): 2003, 2008, 2015
Runner-Up (1): 2010
Winners (2): 1956, 1960
Runner-Up (4): 1972, 1980, 1988, 2015
3rd Third Place (4): 1964, 2000, 2007, 2011
Fourth Place (1): 2002

Honours

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Teams P W D L GF GA GD Winning % Confederation
 Algeria 2 1 0 1 4 4 +0 50.00 CAF
 Angola 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.000 CAF
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 00.00 CONMEBOL
 Australia 27 7 10 10 28 30 −2 25.93 AFC
 Bahrain 16 10 4 2 35 12 +23 62.50 AFC
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 00.00 UEFA
 Belgium 4 0 1 3 2 6 −4 00.00 UEFA
 Bolivia 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 00.00 CONMEBOL
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.000 UEFA
 Brazil 5 1 0 4 4 8 −4 20.00 CONMEBOL
 Bulgaria 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 00.00 UEFA
 Burkina Faso 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.000 CAF
 Cameroon 4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 50.00 CAF
 Canada 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 25.00 CONCACAF
 China PR 29 16 12 1 39 21 +18 55.17 AFC
 Chile 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 00.00 CONMEBOL
 Colombia 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 25.00 CONMEBOL
 Costa Rica 7 3 2 2 8 7 +1 42.86 CONCACAF
 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.000 CAF
 Croatia 7 2 2 3 7 11 −4 28.57 UEFA
 Cuba 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 00.00 CONCACAF
 Czech Republic 4 0 3 1 2 7 −5 00.00 UEFA
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 00.00 UEFA
 Ecuador 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 50.00 CONMEBOL
 Egypt 15 5 6 4 14 10 +4 33.33 CAF
 England 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 00.00 UEFA
 Finland 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 100.000 UEFA
 France 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 00.00 UEFA
 Germany 3 1 0 2 5 5 +0 33.33 UEFA
 Ghana 6 3 0 3 8 11 −3 50.00 CAF
 Greece 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5 75.00 UEFA
 Guatemala 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 33.33 CONCACAF
 Haiti 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.000 CONCACAF
 Honduras 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.000 CONCACAF
 Hong Kong(China) 31 23 5 3 76 34 +42 74.19 AFC
 Hungary 2 0 0 2 0 10 −10 00.00 UEFA
 India 18 14 1 3 47 11 +36 77.78 AFC
 Indonesia 39 33 4 2 91 19 +72 84.62 AFC
 Iran 28 9 7 12 32 31 +1 32.14 AFC
 Iraq 19 7 10 2 23 14 +9 36.84 AFC
 Israel 11 5 4 2 17 12 +5 45.45 UEFA
 Italy 2 1 0 1 4 4 +0 50.00 UEFA
 Jamaica 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 50.00 CONCACAF
 Japan 76 40 22 14 118 68 +50 52.63 AFC
 Jordan 5 3 2 0 5 2 +3 60.00 AFC
 Kazakhstan 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 50.00 UEFA
 Kenya 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 00.00 CAF
 North Korea 16 7 8 1 16 6 +10 43.75 AFC
 Kuwait 22 10 4 8 26 20 +6 45.45 AFC
 Laos 3 3 0 0 15 0 +15 100.000 AFC
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.000 UEFA
 Lebanon 10 7 2 1 20 4 +16 70.00 AFC
 Macedonia 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 50.00 UEFA
 Malaysia 44 24 12 8 70 39 +31 54.55 AFC
 Mexico 12 4 2 6 15 24 −9 33.33 CONCACAF
 Malta 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 50.00 UEFA
 Maldives 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 50.00 AFC
 Morocco 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 00.00 CAF
 Myanmar 25 13 7 5 36 15 +21 52.00 AFC
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 00.00 UEFA
   Nepal 7 7 0 0 53 0 +53 100.000 AFC
 New Zealand 6 5 1 0 9 1 +8 83.33 OFC
 Nigeria 5 3 2 0 9 6 +3 60.00 CAF
 Norway 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 25.00 UEFA
 Oman 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 80.00 AFC
 Paraguay 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 33.33 CONMEBOL
 Peru 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 00.00 CONMEBOL
 Poland 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 50.00 UEFA
 Portugal 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.000 UEFA
 Qatar 7 4 2 1 12 6 +6 57.14 AFC
 Romania 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 00.00 UEFA
 Russia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 00.00 UEFA
 Saudi Arabia 18 6 7 5 17 13 +4 33.33 AFC
 Scotland 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.000 UEFA
 Senegal 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 33.33 CAF
 Serbia 9 2 3 4 8 14 −6 22.22 UEFA
 Singapore 25 20 3 2 79 19 +60 80.00 AFC
 Slovakia 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 00.00 UEFA
 Spain 5 0 2 3 4 10 −6 00.00 UEFA
 Sweden 4 0 2 2 3 17 −14 00.00 UEFA
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 50.00 UEFA
 Syria 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 50.00 AFC
 Chinese Taipei 22 15 1 6 53 20 +33 68.18 AFC
 Thailand 43 30 7 6 94 38 +56 69.77 AFC
 Togo 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.000 CAF
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 00.00 CONCACAF
 Tunisia 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 00.00 CAF
 Turkey 7 1 2 4 4 13 −9 14.29 UEFA
 Turkmenistan 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 66.67 AFC
 Ukraine 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 100.000 UEFA
 United Arab Emirates 18 11 5 2 34 13 +21 61.11 AFC
 United States 11 5 3 3 10 8 +2 45.45 CONCACAF
 Uruguay 6 0 1 5 4 11 −7 00.00 CONMEBOL
 Uzbekistan 12 9 2 1 27 12 +15 75.00 AFC
 Venezuela 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100.000 CONMEBOL
 Vietnam 23 15 6 2 58 20 +38 65.22 AFC
 Zambia 4 2 0 2 4 9 −5 50.00 CAF
Total 795 420 205 170 1,361 750 +611 52.83
As of 31 January 2015}

All-time records

Competitive record

Squads

As of 27 March 2015

Statistics below are from matches which the Korea Football Association consider as official.[16]

Records

INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kim Dong-jun (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 0 0 Yonsei University v.  Lebanon, 8 September 2015
GK Kim Jin-hyeon (1987-07-06) 6 July 1987 11 0 Cerezo Osaka 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup INJ
GK Lee Bum-young (1989-04-02) 2 April 1989 1 0 Busan IPark 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
GK Gu Sung-yun (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 0 0 Consadole Sapporo 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
DF Hong Jeong-ho (1989-08-12) 12 August 1989 32 1 Augsburg v.  Jamaica, 13 October 2015 INJ
DF Hong Chul (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 8 0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings v.  Lebanon, 8 September 2015
DF Rim Chang-woo (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 3 0 Ulsan Hyundai v.  Lebanon, 8 September 2015
DF Kim Ju-young (1988-07-09) 9 July 1988 9 0 Shanghai SIPG 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
DF Jeong Dong-ho (1990-03-07) 7 March 1990 5 0 Ulsan Hyundai 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
DF Lee Ju-yong (1992-09-26) 26 September 1992 3 0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
DF Kim Min-hyeok (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 0 0 Sagan Tosu 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
DF Lim Chae-min (1990-11-18) 18 November 1990 1 0 Seongnam FC v.  United Arab Emirates, 11 June 2015 INJ
DF Yun Suk-young (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 10 0 Queens Park Rangers v.  New Zealand, 31 March 2015 INJ
MF Kwon Chang-hoon (1994-06-30) 30 June 1994 7 3 Suwon Samsung Bluewings v.  Jamaica, 13 October 2015
MF Kim Min-woo (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 12 1 Sagan Tosu v.  Lebanon, 8 September 2015
MF Kim Seung-dae (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 2 1 Pohang Steelers v.  Lebanon, 8 September 2015
MF Lee Yong-jae (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 4 1 V-Varen Nagasaki 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
MF Ju Se-jong (1990-10-30) 30 October 1990 2 0 Busan IPark 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
MF Lee Jong-ho (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 2 1 Jeonnam Dragons 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
MF Lee Chan-dong (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 0 0 Gwangju FC 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
MF Yeom Ki-hun (1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 51 4 Suwon Samsung Bluewings v.  Myanmar, 16 June 2015
MF Choi Bo-kyung (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 0 0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  Myanmar, 16 June 2015
MF Kang Soo-il (1987-07-15) 15 July 1987 0 0 Jeju United v.  United Arab Emirates, 11 June 2015
MF Kim Bo-kyung (1989-10-16) 16 October 1989 32 3 Matsumoto Yamaga v.  New Zealand, 31 March 2015
MF Han Kyo-won (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 10 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  New Zealand, 31 March 2015
MF Kim Eun-sun (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 0 0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings v.  New Zealand, 31 March 2015 INJ
MF Lee Myung-joo (1990-04-24) 24 April 1990 14 1 Al-Ain 2015 AFC Asian Cup
FW Lee Jeong-hyeop (1991-06-24) 24 June 1991 13 4 Busan IPark v.  Laos, 3 September 2015 INJ
FW Kim Shin-wook (1988-04-14) 14 April 1988 32 3 Ulsan Hyundai 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
FW Lee Keun-ho (1985-04-11) 11 April 1985 76 19 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2015 AFC Asian Cup
FW Cho Young-cheol (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 13 1 Ulsan Hyundai 2015 AFC Asian Cup
FW Park Chu-young (1985-07-10) 10 July 1985 68 24 FC Seoul v.  Iran, 18 November 2014
Retired players are not listed.

The following players have also been called up to the South Korea squad within last 12 months.

Recent call-ups

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jung Sung-ryong (1985-01-04) 4 January 1985 65 0 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
1GK Kim Seung-gyu (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 17 0 Ulsan Hyundai
1GK Kwoun Sun-tae (1984-09-11) 11 September 1984 1 0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
1GK Cho Hyun-woo (1991-09-25) 25 September 1991 0 0 Daegu FC
2DF Kwak Tae-hwi (1981-07-08) 8 July 1981 48 5 Al-Hilal
2DF Kim Young-gwon (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 41 2 Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao
2DF Park Joo-ho (1987-01-16) 16 January 1987 28 0 Borussia Dortmund
2DF Jang Hyun-soo (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 23 2 Guangzhou R&F
2DF Kim Chang-soo (1985-09-12) 12 September 1985 21 0 Kashiwa Reysol
2DF Kim Jin-su (1992-06-13) 13 June 1992 21 0 Hoffenheim
2DF Kim Kee-hee (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 12 0 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2DF Yun Young-sun (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 0 0 Seongnam FC
3MF Ki Sung-yueng (1989-01-24) 24 January 1989 78 6 Swansea City
3MF Lee Chung-yong (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 69 7 Crystal Palace
3MF Koo Ja-cheol (1989-02-27) 27 February 1989 50 15 Augsburg
3MF Son Heung-min (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 45 14 Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Ji Dong-won (1991-05-28) 28 May 1991 33 9 Augsburg
3MF Han Kook-young (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 30 0 Qatar SC
3MF Nam Tae-hee (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 26 2 Lekhwiya SC
3MF Lee Jae-sung (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 11 3 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
3MF Jung Woo-young (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 9 0 Vissel Kobe
4FW Suk Hyun-jun (1991-06-29) 29 June 1991 4 1 Vitória de Setúbal
4FW Hwang Ui-jo (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 3 1 Seongnam FC
. Jamaica 13 October 2015, after the match against Caps and goals correct as of:

Players called for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round matches against Myanmar on November 12 and Laos on November 17, 2015.

Current squad

Players

Position Name
Manager Uli Stielike
Assistant Manager Carlos Alberto Armua
Assistant Coach Shin Tae-yong
Assistant Coach Park Kun-ha
Goalkeeping Coach Kim Bong-soo

Coaching staff