Kim Dong-jin

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Kim Dong-Jin
김동진
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-01-29) 29 January 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Dongducheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kelantan FA
Number -
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Anyang LG Cheetahs / FC Seoul 99 (12)
2006–2009 Zenit St. Petersburg 68 (3)
2010 Ulsan Hyundai 22 (6)
2011 FC Seoul 19 (2)
2012–2013 Hangzhou Greentown 55 (2)
2014 Muangthong United 20 (3)
2015– Kelantan FA - (-)
National team
2003–2004 South Korea U-23 23 (5)
2008 South Korea U-23 (as wild card) 5 (1)
2003–2010 South Korea 62 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kim Dong-jin
Hangul 김동진
Hanja 金東進
Revised Romanization Gim Dong-jin
McCune–Reischauer Kim Tongjin
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
There are at least three other footballers with the same name;[1] this article refers to the one who played international matches for his national team.

Kim Dong-Jin (born 29 January 1982 in Dongducheon) is a South Korean footballer who currently plays for Thai Premier League side Muangthong United as left back. He can also play as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Kim played for FC Seoul (formerly Anyang LG Cheetahs), where he made his professional debut in 2000, and he made 119 league appearances for the K-League club.

On 28 June 2006, he transferred to Zenit Saint Petersburg, following coach Dick Advocaat and Korean teammate Lee Ho. In Zenit, both his performance and reputation grew steadily, making him the key side defender in the starting lineup. He helped Zenit to achieve their first Russian Premier League title and most reputably the UEFA Cup. His outstanding improvement in his club and national team brought his reputation as the best left-back in the current Korean squad. On 26 January 2010 Zenit Saint Petersburg terminated his contract based on results of the medical examinations and fainting spells experienced during practices with the national team.[2]

On 2 February 2010, He moved to K-League side Ulsan Hyundai after another medical check-up that found he was healthy enough to play.

On 24 January 2011, He moved to K-League side FC Seoul.[3]

International career[edit]

He was a left midfielder of the South Korean 2004 Olympic football team, and helped Korea finish second in Group A by scoring one goal (against Greece) and two assists (both against Mali), consequently advancing to the next round. However, they were stopped by the silver medalist Paraguay.

In 2004, Kim's performance against Germany while under Johannes Bonfrere secured him the leftback or left midfield position (depending on the formation that was usually 4–3–3 or 3–4–3), which originally belonged to Lee Young-Pyo. However, as Advocaat became the new manager of South Korea in November 2005, both Lee and Kim had to compete for the position. Since the two players proved to be highly influential to the national team,[citation needed] both players were rotated for the left back position during 2006 FIFA World Cup.

During the 2008 Olympics, he was summoned to join South Korea U-23 squad as a wild card. Despite his solid performance and a winning goal scored in the last game against Honduras, his team was eliminated in the first round.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of end of the 2012 season

※ Checking 7 matches in 2001–02 Asian Club Championship now, 2 matches are confirmed.

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2000 Anyang LG Cheetahs K-League 4 0 2 0 3 1 2 0 11 1
2001 5 0 0 0 1 0 ? 0 6+? 0
2002 3 0 0 0 5 0 2+? 0 10+? 0
2003 35 5 1 0 - - 36 5
2004 FC Seoul K-League 18 3 2 0 0 0 - 20 3
2005 21 3 2 0 11 0 - 34 3
2006 13 1 1 0 0 0 - 14 1
Russia League Russian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2006 Zenit St. Petersburg Russian Premier League 17 0 0 0 - - 17 0
2007 24 2 3 0 - 8 2 35 4
2008 10 0 1 0 - 4 0 15 0
2009 17 1 0 0 - 3 0 20 1
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2010 Ulsan Hyundai K-League 22 0 1 0 1 0 - 24 0
2011 FC Seoul 9 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 13 1
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2012 Hangzhou Greentown Chinese Super League 27 1 2 0 - - 29 1
2013 28 1 0 0 - - 28 1
Total South Korea 130 13 10 0 21 1 7+? 0 1668+? 14
Russia 68 3 4 0 - 15 2 87 5
China PR 55 2 2 0 - - 57 2
Career total 253 17 15 0 21 1 22+? 2 312+? 20

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

International goals[edit]

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 December 2004 Busan, South Korea  Germany 1 3–1 Friendly match
2. 29 January 2006 Hong Kong, China  Croatia 1 2–0 2006 Carlsberg Cup

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