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 Shin Tae-yong
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 4 (First in 2002)
Best result Gold medal asia.svg Gold Medal (2014)
AFC U-22 Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result Fourth Place (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 and the gold medal winning team of 2014 Asian Games were granted exemptions from mandatory military service.[1][2]

Tournament records[edit]

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

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  Gold 7 7 0 0 13 0
Total 4/4 26 21 1 4 57 9

AFC U-22 Championship[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Oman 2013 4th 6 3 2 1 8 3
Total 1/1 6 3 2 1 8 3
*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

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager South Korea Shin Tae-yong
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]

Players called for the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Gu Sung-yun (1994-06-27) June 27, 1994 (age 20) 2 -2 Japan Consadole Sapporo
1GK Kim Dong-jun (1994-12-19) December 19, 1994 (age 20) 7 -7 South Korea Yonsei University
1GK Lee Chang-keun (1993-08-30) August 30, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 South Korea Busan IPark
2DF Gam Han-sol (1993-11-19) November 19, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 South Korea Daegu FC
2DF Seo Young-jae (1995-05-23) May 23, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 South Korea Hanyang University
2DF Song Ju-hun (1994-01-13) January 13, 1994 (age 21) 10 1 Japan Albirex Niigata
2DF Sim Sang-min (1993-05-21) May 21, 1993 (age 21) 6 0 South Korea FC Seoul
2DF Yeon Je-min (1993-05-28) May 28, 1993 (age 21) 7 0 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2DF Woo Joo-sung (1993-06-08) June 8, 1993 (age 21) 6 0 South Korea Gyeongnam FC
2DF Jung Seung-hyun (1994-04-03) April 3, 1994 (age 21) 0 1 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai FC
3MF Kang Sang-woo (1993-10-07) October 7, 1993 (age 21) 6 0 South Korea Pohang Steelers
3MF Kwon Chang-hoon (1994-06-30) June 30, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
3MF Ryu Seung-woo (1993-12-17) December 17, 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
3MF Moon Chang-jin (1993-07-12) July 12, 1993 (age 21) 9 2 South Korea Pohang Steelers
3MF Ahn Hyun-beom (1994-12-21) December 21, 1994 (age 20) 4 0 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai FC
3MF Yu In-soo (1994-12-28) December 28, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 South Korea Kwangwoon University
3MF Lee Gwang-hyeok (1995-09-11) September 11, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 South Korea Pohang Steelers
3MF Lee Yeong-jae (1994-09-13) September 13, 1994 (age 20) 6 1 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai FC
3MF Lee Chan-dong (1993-01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 South Korea Gwangju FC
3MF Lee Chang-min (1994-01-20) January 20, 1994 (age 21) 6 2 South Korea Jeonnam Dragons
3MF Jang Hyun-soo (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 22) 3 0 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
4FW Kim Seung-jun (1994-09-11) September 11, 1994 (age 20) 6 0 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
4FW Kim Hyun (1993-05-03) May 3, 1993 (age 22) 10 0 South Korea Jeju United

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) June 20, 1991 (age 23) South Korea FC Anyang 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
GK Kim Jin-young (1992-03-02) March 2, 1992 (age 23) South Korea Pohang Steelers 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
GK Cho Hyun-woo (1991-09-25) September 25, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Daegu FC v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
GK Kim Kyung-min (1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Jeju United v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
DF Park Sun-ju (1992-03-26) March 26, 1992 (age 23) South Korea Pohang Steelers 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
DF Koo Ja-ryong (1992-04-06) April 6, 1992 (age 23) South Korea Suwon Bluewings 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
DF Lee Jae-myung (1991-07-25) July 25, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
DF Hwang Do-yeon (1991-02-27) February 27, 1991 (age 24) South Korea Jeju United v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
DF Park Joon-gang (1991-06-06) June 6, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Busan IPark v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
DF Lee Hak-min (1991-03-11) March 11, 1991 (age 24) South Korea Gyeongnam FC v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
DF Min Sang-gi (1991-08-27) August 27, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Suwon Bluewings v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
DF Jung Heon-sik (1991-05-03) May 3, 1991 (age 24) South Korea Gangwon FC v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
MF Kim Sun-min (1991-12-12) December 12, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Lee Min-soo (1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 23) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Han Sung-gyu (1993-01-27) January 27, 1993 (age 22) South Korea Kwangwoon University 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Kim Sun-woo (1993-04-19) April 19, 1993 (age 22) South Korea Ulsan University 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
MF Kim Kyung-jung (1991-04-16) April 16, 1991 (age 24) Unattached v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
MF Kwon Kyung-won (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 23) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
MF Hong Dong-hyun (1991-10-30) October 30, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Busan IPark v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
MF Song Soo-young (1991-07-08) July 8, 1991 (age 23) South Korea Gyeongnam FC v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
MF Park Yong-ji (1992-10-09) October 9, 1992 (age 22) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
MF Seo Myeong-won (1995-04-19) April 19, 1995 (age 20) South Korea Daejeon Citizen v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014
FW Jung Seung-yong (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 22) South Korea FC Seoul 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
FW Kim Dae-kyung (1993-09-02) September 2, 1993 (age 21) South Korea Suwon Bluewings 2013 AFC U-22 Championship preliminary squad
FW Hwang Ui-jo (1992-08-28) August 28, 1992 (age 22) South Korea Seongnam FC v.  Kuwait, 1 June 2014

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 14 8 3
2013. 12. ~ 2015. 2. South Korea Lee Kwang-jong 12 5 3
2015. 2. South Korea Choi Moon-sik 2 1 0
2015. 2. ~ South Korea Shin Tae-yong 0 0 0

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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