Pak Seung-zin

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Pak Seung-Jin
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-01-11)11 January 1941
Place of birth Japanese Korea
Date of death 5 August 2011(2011-08-05) (aged 70)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Moranbong Sports Group
National team
1966–1974 North Korea
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Pak Seung-Jin (11 January 1941 – 5 August 2011) was a North Korean footballer.[1] He represented North Korea at the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, scoring two goals, against Chile and Portugal.

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After the FIFA World Cup, he was reportedly imprisoned for 12 years in the Yodok concentration camp for allegedly celebrating the team's victory over Italy in a bar, which was seen as "a sign of bourgeois decadence" by North Korean officials,[2] although this is little more than rumor, and has been denied by the players themselves.

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