Ha Dae-sung

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Ha.
Ha Dae-sung
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-03-02) 2 March 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Incheon, South Korea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beijing Guoan
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2004 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 0 (0)
2006–2008 Daegu FC 52 (5)
2009 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 26 (1)
2010–2013 FC Seoul 112 (19)
2014– Beijing Guoan 22 (1)
National team
2008– South Korea 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2013
Ha Dae-sung
Hangul 하대성
Hanja 河大成
Revised Romanization Ha Daeseong
McCune–Reischauer Ha Taesŏng

Ha Dae-Sung (Korean: 하대성; born 2 March 1985) is a South Korean football player who currently plays for the Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. He previously played for Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i, Daegu FC, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and FC Seoul.


Early career[edit]

Ha Dae-sung displayed exceptional footballing talent from early years. In 1997, Ha, who was then attending Incheon Mansoobuk Elementary School, was given the Grand Prize at the Cha Bum-kun Footballing Award, which is established by South Korean legend Cha Bum-kun to discover young talents.[1] His reputation led Bupyeong High School, one of the most famous footballing schools in South Korea, to scout him. However, soon he got a crucial injury on his right knee and had to stop playing football for two years. On his senior year at high school, he began to play regularly. Soon, along with teammates Lee Keun-ho and Kim Seung-yong, Ha formed the famous Bupyeong Trio, helping his school win three national competitions.[2]

Club career[edit]

Ha Dae-sung joined Ulsan Hyundai in 2004. However, he could not find his place at the club, which boasted players like Lee Ho, Lee Chun-soo and Kim Jung-woo at the time.

Having failed at Ulsan, Ha moved to Daegu FC in 2006 and made his K League debut. With Lee Keun-ho, Ha began to shine and Daegu made a sensation in 2008 by playing an extremely aggressive football and becoming the joint top-scoring club in the league.

In 2009, he moved to Jeonbuk Hyundai with his team-mate Jin Kyung-sun. Although Jeonbuk won the league in that season, Ha Dae-sung failed to secure a regular place in the first team.

He moved to FC Seoul in 2010 and helped his club win the league in that season. On 3 January 2012, Ha was appointed captain of FC Seoul.[3] After leading FC Seoul to another league championship, Ha Dae-sung received interest from various clubs. Dinamo Zagreb reportedly was one of the numerous clubs that made an offer to sign Ha. It was reported that a club from Qatar Stars League offered $2.5m as transfer fee to lure Ha.[4] However, Ha chose to stay at FC Seoul.

On 3 January 2014, FC Seoul officially announced Ha's leaving to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan.

International career[edit]

On November 15, 2008, Ha was called up to the South Korea national team for a friendly match against Qatar.

Korea Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2009 1 0
2010 0 0
2011 0 0
2012 5 0
2013 5 0
Total 12 0

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Korea League Korean FA Cup Asia Total
2010 Seoul K League 26 5 7 3 33 8
2011 18 6 0 0 4 0 22 6
2012 28 4 1 0 29 4
2013 KL Classic 19 2 1 1 13 1 33 4
China League Chinese FA Cup Asia Total
2014 Beijing Guoan CSL 22 1 0 0 6 1 28 2
Country South Korea 91 17 9 4 17 1 117 20
China 22 1 0 0 6 1 28 2
Total 113 18 9 4 23 2 145 22



Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
FC Seoul


FC Seoul

Personal life[edit]

Ha Dae-sung is a close friend of Lee Keun-ho. The two have known each other since they were 10 and attended the same elementary, middle and high schools. Ha said that he is exempt from military duty because of an illness he suffered during childhood on a radio show.

His younger brother Ha Sung-min is also a footballer.


  1. ^ 박지성-이동국-기성용-하대성의 공통점은? 차붐이 찍은 아이들 (in Korean). Footballist. 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ ""우린 죽마고우" 대구FC 이근호·하대성" (in Korean). Maeil Shinmoon. 12 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "서울, '주장' 하대성 임명...훈련 돌입". osen. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ 하대성, 디나모 자그레브 등서 650만달러 ‘러브콜’ (in Korean). Sportalkorea. 22 December 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Park Yong-ho
FC Seoul captain
Succeeded by
Kim Jin-kyu