Cho Byung-kuk

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Cho.
Cho Byung-Kuk
조병국
Personal information
Full name Cho Byung-Kuk
Date of birth (1981-07-01) July 1, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Ulsan, South Korea
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Incheon United
Youth career
2000–2001 Yonsei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 61 (3)
2005–2010 Jeonnam Dragons 128 (2)
2005–2010 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 128 (2)
2011 Vegalta Sendai 28 (0)
2012–2013 Júbilo Iwata 44 (7)
2014 Shanghai Shenhua 28 (0)
2015 Chonburi 23 (3)
2016– Incheon United 0 (0)
National team
1999–2000 South Korea U-23 7 (2)
2002–2004 South Korea U-23 32 (0)
2003–2011 South Korea 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of Jan 10, 2014
Cho Byung-kuk
Hangul 조병국
Hanja 曺秉局
Revised Romanization Jo Byeong-guk
McCune–Reischauer Cho Pyŏngkuk

Cho Byung-Kuk (Hangul조병국; born July 1, 1981) is a South Korean international football player who plays for Incheon United.

Career[edit]

Cho began his professional career in 2002 with K-League club Suwon Samsung Bluewings. He moved to Chunnam Dragons at the end of the 2004 season in a swap deal which saw Kim Nam-Il move to Suwon. In August 2005, he joined Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.

He was part of the South Korea football team in 2004 Summer Olympics, who finished second in Group A, making it through to the next round, before being defeated by silver medal winners Paraguay.

In May 2010, he left team to do military service.

On 10 January 2014, Cho transferred to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and becomes the first ever South Korean player in history of the Chinese club.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

As of December 31, 2013
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Korea Republic League FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2002 Suwon Samsung Bluewings K-League 18 2 5 1
2003 29 0 0 0 - - 29 0
2004 14 1 0 0 0 0 - 14 1
2005 Jeonnam Dragons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 12 0 1 0 0 0 - 13 0
2006 28 0 1 0 12 0 - 41 0
2007 25 0 0 0 1 1 9 2 35 3
2008 18 0 1 0 7 0 - 26 0
2009 19 2 3 0 7 0 - 29 2
2010 26 0 2 0 4 0 11 1 43 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2011 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 28 0 1 0 4 0 - 33 0
2012 Júbilo Iwata 23 6 0 0 0 0 - 23 6
2013 21 1 0 0 3 0 - 24 1
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2014 Shanghai Shenhua Chinese Super League 28 0 2 0 - - 30 0
Country Korea Republic 189 5 8 0 36 2 20 3 253 10
Japan 72 7 1 0 7 0 0 0 80 7
China PR 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Total 289 12 11 0 43 2 20 3 363 17

International goals[edit]

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
February 18, 2004 South Korea Suwon  Lebanon 1 goal 2-0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "申花官方宣布签约曹秉局". sports.sohu.com. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

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