Choi Soon-ho

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Choi Soon-ho
최순호
Choi Soon-Ho from acrofan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Choi Soon-ho
Date of birth (1962-01-10) 10 January 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Cheongju, South Korea
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Youth career
1981–1982 Kwangwoon University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1987 Pohang Steelworks 55 (21)
1988–1990 Lucky-Goldstar 28 (2)
1991 Pohang Steelworks 16 (0)
1992–1993 Rodez 18 (2)
Total 117 (25)
National team
1979–1981 South Korea U20 10 (6)
1980–1991 South Korea 97 (30)
Teams managed
2000–2004 Pohang Steelers
2006–2008 Ulsan Hyundai Mipo
2009–2011 Gangwon
2016– Pohang Steelers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 Aug 2007
Choi Soon-ho
Hangul
최순호
Hanja
崔淳鎬
Revised RomanizationChoe Sun-ho
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Sun-ho

Choi Soon-ho (Hangul:최순호; Hanja:崔淳鎬 ; born 10 January 1962 in Cheongju) is a South Korean football manager and former professional football player. He is known as one of the most prominent players in Korean football history.

Career[edit]

[2][3]

Han Hong-ki, former Pohang Steelworks FC manager, wanted Choi will grow as a versatile player by utilizing his great tactical intelligence. He played as a Playmaker, and moved wide scope in the field. Choi was noted for his speed, ball control, passing skills and vision.

In September 1980, Choi was named in the South Korea squad for the 1980 AFC Asian Cup. He scored 7 goals including 2 goals against Kuwait, and a hat-trick against United Arab Emirates in the group stage. South Korea met Kuwait again at the final. His team lost to Kuwait in the final, but he became the youngest top goalscorer at age 18 in the history of AFC Asian Cup.

In November 1980, Choi was named in the South Korea national under-20 football team squad for the 1980 AFC Youth Championship. He scored 4 goals and won the championship.

In the same year, Choi was named in the South Korea under-20 squad for the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship. He had 2 goals and 2 assists against Italy and defeated them 4–1.

Choi was selected for the South Korea squad for the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He had 1 goal and 8 assists in 8 matches of the qualification. This record means contributing more than half of team's 17 goals. He scored a goal against Italy in the group stage.

Choi had 100 appearances, 23 goals and 19 assists in the K League. He won two K League titles.

After the 1981 World Youth Championship, Juventus FC was interested in Choi. Their interest lasted for five years until 1986 World Cup, but Pohang Steelworks consistently rejected their offer.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[4]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Club Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pohang Steelworks 1983 K League 2 2 2 2
1984 K League 24 14 24 14
1985 K League 5 2 5 2
1986 K League 8 1 1 0 9 1
1987 K League 16 2 16 2
Total 55 21 1 0 56 21
Lucky-Goldstar 1988 K League 11 1 11 1
1989 K League 9 0 9 0
1990 K League 8 1 8 1
Total 28 2 28 2
Pohang Steelworks 1991 K League 16 0 16 0
Rodez 1992–93 Ligue 2 18 2 18 2
Career total 117 25 1 0 118 25

International[edit]

[5]

South Korea national football team
Year Apps Goals
1980 8 8
1981 4 2
1982 11 4
1983 6 0
1984 6 2
1985 12 7
1986 9 4
1987 4 0
1988 5 2
1989 10 1
1990 18 0
1991 4 0
Total 97 30

International goals[edit]

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
August 25, 1980 Chuncheon, South Korea  Indonesia 1 goal 3-0 1980 Korea Cup
September 16, 1980 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Malaysia 1 goal 1-1 1980 AFC Asian Cup
September 19, 1980 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Qatar 1 goal 2-0 1980 AFC Asian Cup
September 21, 1980 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 2 goals 3-0 1980 AFC Asian Cup
September 24, 1980 Kuwait City, Kuwait  United Arab Emirates 3 goals 4-1 1980 AFC Asian Cup
April 24, 1981 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Thailand 2 goals 5-1 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
March 21, 1982 Seoul, South Korea  Japan 1 goal 3-0 Friendly match
June 11, 1982 Gwangyang, South Korea  Bahrain 1 goal 3-0 1982 Korea Cup
November 21, 1982 New Delhi, India  South Yemen 2 goals 3-0 1982 Asian Games
April 19, 1984 Singapore, Singapore  Bahrain 1 goal 1-0 1984 Summer Olympics qualification
April 22, 1984 Singapore, Singapore  New Zealand 1 goal 2-0 1984 Summer Olympics qualification
June 6, 1985 Daejeon, South Korea  Thailand 1 goal 3-2 1985 Korea Cup
June 8, 1985 Gwangju, South Korea  Bahrain 2 goals 3-0 1985 Korea Cup
June 15, 1985 Seoul, South Korea  Iraq 2 goals 2-0 1985 Korea Cup
July 30, 1985 Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia 1 goal 4-1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
December 14, 1985 Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico  Algeria 1 goal 2-0 1985 Mexico Tournament
June 10, 1986 Puebla, Mexico  Italy 1 goal 2-3 1986 FIFA World Cup
September 20, 1986 Busan, South Korea  India 1 goal 3-0 1986 Asian Games
October 3, 1986 Seoul, South Korea  Indonesia 2 goals 4-0 1986 Asian Games
June 19, 1988 Suwon, South Korea  Zambia 1 goal 4-0 1988 Korea Cup
October 26, 1988 Tokyo, Japan  Japan 1 goal 1-0 Friendly match
May 27, 1989 Seoul, South Korea  Malaysia 1 goal 3-0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Pohang Steelworks

Lucky-Goldstar Hwangso

South Korea U20

South Korea

Individual

Manager[edit]

Ulsan Hyundai Mipo

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "아시아 靑少年축구 한국代表팀 결단식" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 November 1980.
  2. ^ "[선수의 역사] 시대를 앞섰던 스트라이커, 최순호" (in Korean). Footballist. 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ "[권순일의 '내 사랑 스포츠']세계적인 축구클럽 유벤투스의 6년 구애를 뿌리친 한국선수는?" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "# 최순호" (in Korean). K League. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  5. ^ "최순호 CHOI Soonho MF" (in Korean). KFA. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Asian Nations Cup 1980". RSSSF. 16 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Chin Aun gets the vote too". New Straits Times. 2 October 1980.
  8. ^ "80最優秀선수 李榮武 蹴球기자단 選定…27일표창" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 21 January 1981.
  9. ^ "韓國, 21年만에단독優勝 金錫垣절묘한어시스트…崔淳鎬헤 딩" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 2 March 1981.
  10. ^ "崔淳鎬 4게임서 4골 最多득점┈守備補完이 課題" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 2 March 1981.
  11. ^ "슈퍼리그 84大長征 회심의 골인「대우王冠」빛나다" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 12 November 1984.
  12. ^ "프로축구 '레전드 베스트11' 투표" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 31 May 2013.
  13. ^ "[스포츠토토 한국축구대상] (5) 내셔널리그" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. 29 November 2007.
  14. ^ "울산미포, 내셔널리그 수상식 5개 부문 수상" (in Korean). Newsis. 25 November 2008.
  15. ^ "울산미포조선, 고양 KB 꺾고 대통령배 우승" (in Korean). Sportalkorea. 27 March 2008.

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