Ji Yun-nam

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Ji.
Ji Yun-Nam
Chi Jun Nam, North Korean soccer player at FIFA 2010 World Cup vs. Brasil team. 15 June 2010.png
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Pyongyang, North Korea
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
April 25
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– April 25 61 (4)
National team
2006– Korea DPR 26 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ji Yun-nam
Chosŏn'gŭl 지윤남
Revised Romanization Ji Yunnam
McCune–Reischauer Chi Yunnam

Ji Yun-Nam (Chosŏn'gŭl: 지윤남; hancha: 志尹南; born 20 November 1976) is a oldest North Korean international association football player, who currently plays for April 25 in the DPR Korea League.

International career[edit]

Ji has appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in eight FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[1] Primarily a center midfield, Ji plays left-back for the national team.

On 15 June 2010, he scored against Brazil in the 2010 FIFA World Cup group stage encounter between the highest ranked and the lowest ranked qualified teams at the finals. Brazil ended up winning the game 2–1.[2]

Following the Brazil / Korea DPR game, players exchanged shirts and, much to the admiration of the South Korean media, Ji revealed a lean and muscular physique. This generated the affectionate nickname "The Peoples' Six-pack".[3]


# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 February 2008 Chongqing, China  China PR 1–3 Lost East Asian Cup 2008
2 15 June 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa  Brazil 1–2 Lost FIFA World Cup 2010


  1. ^ Ji Yun-NamFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Stevenson, Jonathan (2010-06-15). "Brazil 2–1 North Korea". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ Sharp, Rob; Muston, Samuel (20 June 2010). "IoS World Cup water cooler!". The Independent (London: Independent Print Limited). Retrieved 20 June 2010. 

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