|Date of birth
22 May 1982 |
|Place of birth
||Pyongyang, North Korea
||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
|* 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: 洪映早; born 22 May 1982) 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.
He captained the North Korean team that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Club career statistics
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
International career stats
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.
Goals for senior national team