Korea Republic national football team

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Soccerball.svg Korea Republic
Association Korea Football Association
Confederation AFC
Coach Hong Myung-Bo
Most caps Hong Myung-Bo (136)
Top scorer Cha Bum-kun (55)
FIFA ranking 40
World Cup
Appearances 8
First Apps 1954
Best result 4th (2002)

The Korea Republic national football team is the national football team of South Korea.

Notable Achievements[change | change source]

Korea Republic is the most successful Asian football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup having participated in eight World Cup tournaments, which is the most amount of appearances for any Asian country. Korea Republic became the first and only Asian team to reach the semi-final stages, at the 2002 tournament (Where it achieved 4th place), and also won the first two editions of the AFC Asian Cup. The current team, with players such as Chung Yong Lee, Ki Sung Yueng, Park Chu Young, Lee Keun Ho, Ji Dong won, Lee Dong Gook, and Koo Jacheol is easily a good contender for upcoming competitions too. With the new coach Hong MyungBo, South-Korea might earn a good place in the FIFA World cup of 2013.

Most appearances[change | change source]

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Hong Myung-Bo 136 10 1990-2002
2 Lee Woon-Jae 132 0 1994-2010
3 Lee Young-Pyo 127 5 1999-2011
4 Yoo Sang-Chul 123 18 1994-2005
5 Cha Bum-Kun 121 55 1972-1986
6 Kim Tae-Young 104 3 1992-2004
7 Hwang Seon-Hong 103 50 1903-2002
8 Choi Soon-Hoo 95 30 1980-1991
8 Ha Seok-Joo 95 23 1991-2001
10 Cho Young-Jeung 92 2 1975-1986

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Cha Bum-Kun 55 121 1972-1986
2 Hwang Seon-Hong 50 103 1993-2002
3 Choi Soon-Hoo 30 95 1980-1991
4 Huh Jung-Moo 29 1974-1986
4 Kim Do-Hoon 29 1994-2003
6 Choi Yong-Soo 27 1995-2003
6 Lee Tae-Hoo 27 1980-1991
8 Lee Young-Moo 24 1974-1982
8 Park Sung-Hwa 24 1974-1984
10 Ha Seok-Joo 23 95 1991-2001