Hong Yong-jo

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Hong.
Hong Yong-Jo
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-05-22) 22 May 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Pyongyang, North Korea
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
25 April
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 25 April ? (41)
2007–2008 Bežanija 7 (1)
2008–2010 Rostov 31 (3)
2011– 25 April
National team
2002– North Korea 69 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 August 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 April 2011
Hong Yong-jo
Chosŏn'gŭl 홍영조
Hancha
Revised Romanization Hong Yeong-jo
McCune–Reischauer Hong Yŏngjo

Hong Yong-Jo (Chosŏn'gŭl: 홍영조; hancha: 洪映早; born 22 May 1982[1]) is a North Korean international football striker, currently playing for 25 April FC in the DPR Korea League. He previously played for FC Rostov in Russia and FK Bežanija in the Serbian SuperLiga.[2]

He captained the North Korean team that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Club career statistics[edit]

After playing many years with 4.25 Sports Team, he moved to Serbia in 2007 to play with FK Bežanija in the Serbian SuperLiga. In 2008 he signed with Russian FC Rostov where he will play three seasons, the two last in the Russian Premier League.

Last update: 5 March 2010

Season Team Country Division Apps Goals
2004 4.25  North Korea 1
2005 4.25  North Korea 1
2006 4.25  North Korea 1
2007 4.25  North Korea 1
07/08 FK Bežanija  Serbia 1 7 1
2008 FC Rostov  Russia 2 16 2
2009 FC Rostov  Russia 1 14 1
2010 FC Rostov  Russia 1 1 0

International career stats[edit]

Hong Yong-Jo plays for the North Korean national team since 2002. He became one of the most important players, and was the team captain at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[3]

Goals for senior national team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
7 March 2005 Taipei, Taiwan  Mongolia 6–0 Won East Asian Cup 2005 qualification
11 March 2005 Taipei, Taiwan  Guam 21–0 Won East Asian Cup 2005 qualification
28 December 2005 Phuket, Thailand  Thailand 2–0 Won Friendly
30 December 2005 Phuket, Thailand  Latvia 1–2 Lost Friendly
6 February 2008 Amman, Jordan  Jordan 1–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 June 2008 Pyongyang, Korea DPR  Jordan 2–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 September 2008 Shanghai, China  South Korea 1–1 Draw 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soccerway profile
  2. ^ Naumovski, Vitalij (2 February 2009). "North Korean Footballers in Russia". The Daily NK. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Hong Yong-Jo at National-Football-Teams.com

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