|Full name||Jung Jo-Gook|
|Date of birth||23 April 1984|
|Place of birth||Buan, North Jeolla Province, South Korea|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||Police FC|
|2003-2010||Anyang LG Cheetahs / FC Seoul||156||(50)|
|2011–2012||→ Nancy (loan)||20||(2)|
|2013–||→ Police (military service)||24||(9)|
|2002–2003||South Korea U-20||19||(15)|
|2003–2004||South Korea U-23||10||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Jo-guk|
Jung Jo-Gook (Hangul: 정조국; hanja: 鄭助國; born 23 April 1984) is a South Korean footballer who plays for Police FC. He married Sung-Eun, South Korean actress. Because he likes taking powerful shots, he is nicknamed "Patriot" by his fans, in reference to the Patriot missile.
In 2003, after graduating Daesin High School and leaving its football team, Jung Jo-Gook joined FC Seoul for his senior club, where he is playing as a striker in the team. He made 12 goals at 32 appearances in his debut season and received K League Rookie of the Year in 2003. But he experienced a slump until 2007 because of continuous injury. In second half of the 2008, he recovered his good performance and made 8 goals at 14 appearances. In 2010 K League, He succeed in making double-digit goals again in 7 years and led FC Seoul to champion of 2010 season.
South Korean striker Jung Jo-guk, after spearheading FC Seoul‘s run to the K League title, has reportedly agreed terms with French Ligue 1 outfit AJ Auxerre. According to reports in Korea, Jung has already fled to France on Saturday and has agreed to Auxerre's contract offer, making himself the third Korean to currently ply his trade in Ligue 1. On 3 January 2010, Jung signed a two-and-a-half-year deal. He made his AJ Auxerre debut against ES Wasquehal on 8 January 2011, coming on as substitute for the 62nd minutes in the 1–2 away defeat in the French Cup. On 29 January 2011, Jung made his Ligue 1 debut for AJ Auxerre, coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute in the 2–0 defeat by SM Caen.
In the 2010–11 season, Jung made 15 appearances as a reserve player for Auxerre, scoring 2 goals. However, he lost his first team place and even a substitute during the 2011–12 season, and subsequently signed for Ligue 1 rivals AS Nancy on 16 September 2011, on loan until the end of the season.
Jung Jo-Gook started his national team career from the Under-17 national team, participating in all of the age divisions (U-20s and U-23s) and is currently in the senior national team. This, according to some fans, is the 'elite course' in the South Korea national team. He has also participated in 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship during this time.
Club career statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|South Korea||League||KFA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2003||Anyang LG Cheetahs||K League||32||12||0||0||-||-||32||12|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||Europe||Total|
|2010–11||AJ Auxerre||Ligue 1||15||2||1||0||0||0||-||16||2|
|2011–12||AS Nancy (loan)||20||2||1||0||0||0||-||21||2|
- Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
|16 August 2006||Taipei||Chinese Taipei||1 goal||3–0||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|6 September 2006||Suwon||Chinese Taipei||3 goals||8–0||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
- K League Winner (2) : 2010, 2012
- K League Runner-up (1) : 2008
- League Cup Winner (2) : 2006, 2010
- League Cup Runner-up (1) : 2007
- – Mini Homepage at Cyworld.com (Korean)
- "Communiqué Officiel: Jung Jogook s'engage avec l'AJA". AJ Auxerre (in French) (aja.fr). 3 January 2011.
- "Jung Jo-Gook completes Auxerre switch". ligue1.com. 3 January 2011.
- "ES Wasquehal – AJ Auxerre". ligue1.com. 18 January 2011.
- "SM Caen – AJ Auxerre". ligue1.com. 29 January 2011.
- "Jung Jo-Gook en joker". AS Nancy (in French) (official site). 15 September 2011.
- Jung Jo-Gook at kleague.com
- National Team Player Record (Korean)
- Jung Jo-Gook Profile at Ligue1.com
- Jung Jo-Gook – FIFA competition record
- Jung Jo-Gook at National-Football-Teams.com
|K League Rookie of the Year