South Korea national under-23 football team

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South Korea Korea Republic U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Taegeuk Warriors
The Red Devils
Tigers of Asia
Association Korea Football Association
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach South Korea Lee Kwang-Jong
Asst coach South Korea Choi Moon-Sik
Most caps Lee Ki-Hyung
Kim Do-Heon (40)
Top scorer Lee Dong-Gook (19)
FIFA code KOR
First colours
Second colours
First international
South Korea South Korea 5–0  Indonesia
(Masan, South Korea; March 24, 1991)
Biggest win
South Korea South Korea 10–0  Philippines
(Seoul, South Korea; May 18, 1991)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Sweden; November 7, 1995)
 Japan 4–1 South Korea South Korea
(Tokyo, Japan; September 7, 1999)
 Spain 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Adelaide, Australia; September 14, 2000)
 Italy 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Qinhuangdao, China; August 10, 2008)
 Brazil 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Manchester, United Kingdom; August 7, 2012)
Olympic Games
Appearances 6 (First in 1992)
Best result Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (2012)
Asian Games
Appearances 3 (First in 2002)
Best result Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze Medal (2002, 2010)
AFC U-22 Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)

Korea Republic national under-23 football team represents South Korea at football in the Olympic Games and Asian Games. This team mostly includes under-22 and under-21 squads.

The bronze medal winning team of 2012 Summer Olympics were granted exemptions from mandatory military service.[1][2]

Tournament records[edit]

Football at the Olympic Games[edit]

From 1992 Summer Olympics, at the first tournament to be played in an under-23 format.
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Spain 1992 Round 1 3 0 3 0 2 2
United States 1996 Round 1 3 1 1 1 2 2
Australia 2000 Round 1 3 2 0 1 2 3
Greece 2004 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 8 8
China 2008 Round 1 3 1 1 1 2 4
United Kingdom 2012  Bronze 6 2 3 1 5 5
Brazil 2016
Total 6/6 22 7 10 5 21 24

Football at the Asian Games[edit]

From 2002 Asian Games, at the first tournament to be played in an under-23 format.
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
South Korea 2002  Bronze 6 5 1 0 17 2
Qatar 2006 4th 6 4 0 2 9 2
China 2010  Bronze 7 5 0 2 18 5
South Korea 2014
Total 3/3 19 14 1 4 44 9

AFC U-22 Championship[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Oman 2013
Total 1/1
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Statistics[edit]

Recent results[edit]

For more details on this topic, see South Korea national under-23 football team results.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Friendly

2012 Olympic Preliminary round

2012 Olympic Quarter Final

2012 Olympic Semi Final

2012 Olympic Bronze Medal Match

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager South Korea Lee Kwang-Jong
Assistant Manager South Korea Choi Moon-Sik
Coach South Korea Kim Gi-Dong
Goalkeeping Coach South Korea Lee Woon-Jae

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected to play against Kuwait national under-23 football team. (1 June 2014)

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Cho Hyun-Woo (1991-09-25) September 25, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Daegu FC
1GK No Dong-Geon (1991-10-04) October 4, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Suwon Bluewings
1GK Kim Kyung-Min (1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Jeju United
2DF Kwak Hae-Sung (1991-12-06) December 6, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Seongnam FC
2DF Lee Jae-Myung (1991-07-25) July 25, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
2DF Hwang Do-Yeon (1991-02-27) February 27, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Jeju United
2DF Park Joon-Gang (1991-06-06) June 6, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Busan IPark
2DF Lee Hak-Min (1991-03-11) March 11, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Gyeongnam FC
2DF Min Sang-Gi (1991-08-27) August 27, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Suwon Bluewings
2DF Jung Heon-Sik (1991-05-03) May 3, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Gangwon FC
2DF Lim Chang-Woo (1992-02-13) February 13, 1992 (age 22) South Korea Daejeon Citizen
3MF Kwon Kyung-Won (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 22) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
3MF Choi Sung-Keun (1991-07-28) July 28, 1991 (age 22) Japan Ventforet Kofu
3MF Kim Kyung-Jung (1991-04-16) April 16, 1991 (age 23) France SM Caen
3MF Lee Jae-sung (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 21) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
3MF Moon Sang-Yoon (1991-01-09) 9 January 1991 (age 23) South Korea Incheon United
3MF Hong Dong-Hyun (1991-10-30) October 30, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Busan IPark
3MF Son Joon-Ho (1992-05-12) May 12, 1992 (age 22) South Korea Pohang Steelers
3MF Song Soo-Young (1991-07-08) July 8, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Gyeongnam FC
3MF Yun Il-Lok (1992-03-27) March 27, 1992 (age 22) South Korea FC Seoul
3MF Ahn Yong-Woo (1991-08-10) August 10, 1991 (age 22) South Korea Jeonnam Dragons
3MF Park Yong-Ji (1992-10-09) October 9, 1992 (age 21) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
3MF Seo Myeong-Won (1995-04-19) April 19, 1995 (age 19) South Korea Daejeon Citizen
4FW Hwang Ui-Jo (1992-08-28) August 28, 1992 (age 21) South Korea Seongnam FC
4FW Lee Jong-Ho (1992-02-24) February 24, 1992 (age 22) South Korea Jeonnam Dragons
4FW Kim Seung-Dae (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Pohang Steelers

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the South Korea under-23 squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Choi Pil-Soo (1991-06-20) 20 June 1991 (age 23) South Korea FC Anyang 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
GK Kim Jin-Young (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 22) South Korea Pohang Steelers 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
DF Park Joon-Gang (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 23) South Korea Busan IPark 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
DF Jang Hyun-Soo (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 (age 22) China Guangzhou R&F 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
DF Park Sun-Joo (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 22) South Korea Pohang Steelers 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
DF Koo Ja-Ryong (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 22) South Korea Suwon Bluewings 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
DF Shim Sang-Min (1993-05-21) 21 May 1993 (age 21) South Korea FC Seoul 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Kim Sun-Min (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 22) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Lee Min-Soo (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 22) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Han Sung-Gyu (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 21) South Korea Kwangwoon University 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Kim Sun-Woo (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 21) South Korea Ulsan University 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Lee Chang-Min (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 20) South Korea Chungang University 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
FW Jung Seung-Yong (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 21) South Korea FC Seoul 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
FW Kim Dae-Kyung (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 20) South Korea Suwon Bluewings 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad

Former managers[edit]

Year Name Win Draw Lose
1991. 1. ~ 1992. 3. Germany Dettmar Cramer 15 2 1
1992. 3. ~ 1992. 7. South Korea Kim Sam-Rak 5 4 2
1994. 8. ~ 1996. 7. Russia Anatoliy Byshovets 17 13 9
1998. 8. ~ 2000. 9. South Korea Huh Jung-Moo 24 2 3
2002. 9. ~ 2002. 10. South Korea Park Hang-Seo 6 1 0
2002.11. ~ 2004. 8. South Korea Kim Ho-Gon 17 5 6
2006. 7. ~ 2007. 8. Netherlands Pim Verbeek 5 0 1
2007. 8. ~ 2008. 8. South Korea Park Seong-Hwa 7 5 1
2009. 12. ~ 2012. 8. South Korea Hong Myung-Bo 12 4 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Footballer to Be Spared Military Service Despite IOC Probe". Chosun Ilbo. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Medal instead of military service". The Hankyoreh Media Company. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 

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