Jung Sung-ryong with Suwon Bluewings in 2011
|Date of birth||4 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea|
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|2005||South Korea U-20||5||(0)|
|2007–2008||South Korea U-23||16||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Seongnyong|
Jung made his national team debut on 30 January 2008 in a friendly match against Chile, conceding one goal in a 0-1 defeat. On 27 July 2008, he scored a goal from 85 m (93 yd) in the U-23 friendly match against Ivory Coast, setting a Guinness Record, which was not broken until the Everton keeper Tim Howard scored from 93 m (102 yd) in 2012. In the national team, Jung used to be the understudy to South Korean legend Lee Woon-jae, but Lee's retirement made Jung South Korea's first choice goalkeeper.
In the 2010 World Cup, he played in all four of South Korea's games. After keeping a clean sheet against Greece in the opening game he conceded eight goals in the following matches, half of them in a 4-1 defeat against Argentina. After the tournament he was criticized for not communicating with his defenders well and for his inability to save a penalty against Nigeria. However Jung was able to improve his goalkeeping skills and remained the top choice goalkeeper for the national team.
In the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, Jung played in all six of South Korea's games. In the semi-final against Japan he managed to save a penalty against Keisuke Honda but lost in the penalty shootout after the game ended in a 2-2 draw. South Korea would earned third place after defeating Uzbekistan. Jung conceded five goals in open play as well as two penalties in six matches and was named to the team of the tournament. In the 2012 London Olympics Jung played a vital role in South Korea's historic third place finish. He conceded just one goal in three matches in the group stage and saved a penalty kick in the quarterfinal against Great Britain. He became injured during the second half and unfortunately had to come off the pitch. Jung did not play in South Korea's semifinal match against Brazil due to his injury and South Korea lost 3–0. He returned for the third place match against Japan and kept a clean sheet as South Korea won 2–0. Jung conceded just 2 goals in 5 matches in total.
Jung Sung Ryong played all the matches for the qualification matches and helped them qualify to the final round.
Despite poor performance in K League Jung Sung Ryong was still selected as the first choice goalkeeper for South Korea in the 2014 World Cup. However following a poor performance against Algeria where he conceded four goals, he was replaced by Kim Seung-gyu for the final game against Belgium.
After the World Cup, Jung Sung Ryong wasn't selected for any international friendly games until November 14th where he was selected to play against Jordan, and kept a clean sheet.
Sung-ryong, who is born in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, started playing football in Gwangju Elementary School and graduated Seogwipo Middle School and Seogwipo High School.
In 2003, he signed his first professional contract with Pohang Steelers. Having failed to make any appearances for the club in the first three years, he finally started to become the first choice goalkeeper, playing 15 games in 2006 and helping the club to win 2007 K League championship and be Korean FA Cup Runners up.
In February 2008, with Kim Yong-dae joining the Korean military team Jung was transferred to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma as a replacement. and contributed to the team's 2009 K League runners-up. Ahead of the 2010 season Kim Yong-dae moved to FC Seoul and so Jung was able to keep his starting role.
On 28 January 2011, it was announced that Jung had joined Suwon Bluewings on a five-year deal for undisclosed fee. His first game was on 2 March 2011 when Jung played against Australian side Sydney FC in the AFC Champions League.
- Pohang Steelers
- Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Club career statistics
- As of 25 July 2012
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|South Korea||League||KFA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2008||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||27||0||2||0||7||0||-||36||0|
International clean sheets
- Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
- "Sung-Ryong Jung". South Korea. Goal.com. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- "Korea Olympic Football Team Beat Cote d'Ivoire 2-1". Korea Football Association. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- "[2010WC][프로필](13)정성룡" (in Korean). newsis. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
- "FA GK 정성룡, 성남으로 이적" (in Korean). sportalkorea. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
- "성남 GK 김용대-정성룡 동반 출전 진풍경, 승부차기 승리 합작" (in Korean). mydaily. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
- 수원 스트라이커 베르손, 골키퍼 정성룡 영입. bluewings.kr (in Korean). 28 January 2011.
- "[ACL] 수적 우세 못 살린 수원, 시드니와 득점 없이 무승부" (in Korean). sportalkorea. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
- including 3 games in FIFA Club World Cup.
- K League Player Record (Korean)
- National Team Player Record (Korean)
- FIFA Player Statistics
- Jung Sung-ryong at National-Football-Teams.com
- Jung Sung-ryong on Twitter
- Jung Sung-ryong on Cyworld