Cho Yong-tae

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Cho Yong-Tae
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Personal information
Full name Cho Yong-Tae
Date of birth (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Incheon, South Korea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Suwon Bluewings
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2007 Suwon Bluewings
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Suwon Bluewings 22 (2)
2010–2011 Sangju Sangmu Phoenix (army) 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:48, 14 November 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:46, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Cho Yong-Tae (Korean: 조용태; born 31 March 1986 in Incheon, South Korea), is a South Korean football player who currently plays as a striker for Suwon Bluewings in the K-League.

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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