Cho Yong-tae

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Cho Yong-tae
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Suncheon, South Jeolla, South Korea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Gwangju FC
Number 30
Youth career
2002–2004 Gwangyang Jecheol High School
2005–2007 Suwon Bluewings
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Suwon Bluewings 48 (4)
2010–2011 Sangju Sangmu Phoenix (army) 20 (3)
2014 Gyeongnam FC 1 (0)
2014– Gwangju FC 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Cho Yong-tae
Hangul 조용태
Hanja 趙容泰
Revised Romanization Jo Yongtae
McCune–Reischauer Cho Yongt'ae
This is a Korean name; the family name is Cho.

Cho Yong-tae (Korean: 조용태; born 31 March 1986) is a South Korean football player who played as a forward for Gwangju FC in the K League Challenge.

Yong-tae first started playing football when he was nine years old, and it soon became clear he was naturally gifted. He turned down the chance to join his hometown club, Incheon United, choosing instead to sign for Suwon Bluewings in 2005, aged 19.

He spent two years playing for Suwon's youth team before making the step-up to senior level in 2007, at the age of 21. Yong-tae made 20 league appearances for Suwon across three seasons (2007, 2008 and 2009), scoring twice. In January 2010 he moved to Gwangju Sangmu for an undisclosed fee.

Yong-tae's start to life as a Sangmu player has been mightily impressive, and as of 3 January 2011 he has 16 goals from 19 league matches. Such form has attracted the attentions of several European clubs, with English sides Wigan Athletic and Leicester City as well as German teams 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Energie Cottbus all reportedly interested in signing him in the not too distant future. Yong-tae has also attracted interest from Danish side OB.

Career Statistics[edit]

  • Correct as of 14 November 2011.
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 K-League Cup Asia Total
2008 Suwon Bluewings K League 11 1 0 0 6 1 - 17 2
2009 9 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 14 1
2010 Sangju Sangmu 12 2 2 1 3 1 - 17 4
2011 8 1 1 0 4 0 - 13 1
Suwon Bluewings 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Country Korea Republic 42 5 4 1 13 2 4 0 63 8
Total 42 5 4 1 13 2 4 0 63 8

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