Yoo Byung-soo

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Yoo Byung-Soo
유병수
Yoo Byung-SooAugust 19, 2013 as part of FC Rostov in match of the Russian football championship of 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Yoo Byung-Soo
Date of birth (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Daegu, South Korea
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Rostov
Number 10
Youth career
2007–2008 Hongik University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Incheon United 67 (37)
2011–2013 Al-Hilal 44 (16)
2013– Rostov 20 (2)
National team
2009– South Korea 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 January 2011
Yoo Byung-soo
Hangul 유병수
Hanja 兪炳守
Revised Romanization Yu Byeongsu
McCune–Reischauer Yu Pyŏngsu
This is a Korean name; the family name is Yoo.

Yoo Byung-Soo (Korean: 유병수, born 26 March 1988) is a South Korean football Striker who currently plays for FC Rostov in the Russian Premier League. He is known as "Ronaldo of Wolmido", because of his spinless free-kick that resembles that of Cristiano Ronaldo's. (Wolmido is a small park in Incheon city, where he started his professional career).

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Yoo entered Dunchun Middle School, scoring at least one goal in nearly every match he played in. Then he entered Unnam High School, winning the top scorer award in a couple of national competitions. After graduating from high school, he decided to enter Hong-Ik University, winning the top assists award in National University Competition. Thus having grabbed the attention of many scouts, he joined K-League side Incheon United.

Incheon United[edit]

In the pre-season, Incheon sold its franchise star striker Bang Seung-Hwan to Jeju United. This transfer worried many Incheon fans as they had already sold another striker Dženan Radončić to Seongnam Ilhwa. However, Incheon's newly appointed manager Ilija Petković said that Yoo Byung-Soo could be the replacement, and he can develop into a new franchise star for Incheon.

On 3 March 2009, Yoo scored in his senior debut match against Busan I'Park. In his debut season in K-League, was is widely regarded as one of the best candidates for the Rookie of the Season award but eventually Gangwon FC's forward Kim Young-Hoo grabbed the award. In November 2009, he was linked with Premier League side Bolton Wanderers.[1]

In the 2010 K-League season, he scored 22 goals in 28 appearances, and was named 2010 K-League top scorer, Yoo signed a contract extension with Incheon United, running until 2013.[2]

Al Hilal[edit]

In July 2011, Yoo signed a new contract with the Asian club of the century, Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia, running until 2014. He scored a total of 16 goals while playing 44 league matches in two seasons for the Riyadh-based team.

Rostov[edit]

On 22 June 2013, Al Hilal announced that Yoo had agreed on a transfer to a Russian Premier League side FC Rostov.[3]

International career[edit]

On June 3, 2009, he played his first senior game against Oman national football team, as a second-half substitute. Yoo was selected to take part in the Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar.[4]

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 9 November 2014
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Other Total
2009 Incheon United K-League 27 12 - 1 0 - 7 2 - - - 35 14 -
2010 28 22 - 3 3 - 3 0 - - - 34 25 -
2011 12 3 - 0 0 - 1 1 - - - 13 4 -
Saudi Arabia League Crown Prince Cup King Cup Asia Other Total
2011–12 Al-Hilal Saudi Professional League 20 6 5 4 5 1 2 0 0 9 5 1 1 2 1 36 18 8
2012–13 24 10 5 3 1 2 2 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 38 11 8
Russia League Russian Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
2013–14 Rostov Russian Premier League 17 2 0 2 0 1 - - - 19 2 1
2014–15 3 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 - 4 0 1
total South Korea 67 37 - 4 3 - 11 3 - - - 82 43 -
Saudi Arabia 44 16 10 7 6 3 4 0 0 17 5 2 1 2 1 73 29 16
Russia 20 2 1 2 0 1 - 1 0 0 - 23 2 2
Total 131 55 11 13 9 4 15 3 0 18 5 2 1 2 1 178 74 18

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Al-Hilal
Rostov

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wanderers line up another raid on South Korea". Bolton News. 2009-11-12. 
  2. ^ "인천UTD, 유병수와 2013년까지 계약 연장" (in Korean). Incheon United. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Yoo Byung Soo transferred to the Russian team "Rostov"". Al Hilal news. 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Cho names Korea Rep 23 for AFC Asian Cup". The AFC. 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
South Korea Lee Dong-Gook
K-League Top Scorer
2010
Succeeded by
Montenegro Dejan Damjanović