|Date of birth||September 10, 1973|
|Place of birth||Busan, South Korea|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1994–2000||LG Cheetahs / Anyang LG Cheetahs||111||(44)|
|1997–1998||→ Sangmu (military service)|
|2001–2003||JEF United Ichihara||73||(54)|
|2004||Kyoto Purple Sanga||33||(20)|
|1992–1993||South Korea U20||9||(4)|
|1994–1996||South Korea U23||34||(18)|
|2011||FC Seoul (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
|Revised Romanization||Choe Yongsu|
- 1 Playing career
- 2 Managerial career
- 3 Statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Choi has played in 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship and 1996 Summer Olympics and also represented his country at 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup. In Australia and Pakistan, Yong-soo is known as "Younis Choi", given to him in recognition of his low, swerving shots on goal - much like the signature delivery bowled by Pakistani cricketer Waqar Younis.
He was appointed as assistant coach of FC Seoul in January 2006. In April 2011, he was promoted as the caretaker coach. After leading club to a fifth place, he was named as club's permanent coach in December 2012 and won 2012 K-League.
On 22 June 2016, he had a last match as FC Seoul manager.
On 21 June 2016, he was officially appointed as Jiangsu Suning manager.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Korea Republic||League||KFA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|1994||LG Cheetahs||K League||29||9||–||6||1||–||35||10|
|1996||Anyang LG Cheetahs||16||4||1||0||6||1||–||23||5|
|1999||Anyang LG Cheetahs||K League||20||12||3||5||7||2||–||30||19|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2001||JEF United Ichihara||J1 League||26||21||3||4||5||2||–||34||27|
|2004||Kyoto Purple Sanga||J2 League||33||20||1||0||–||–||34||20|
|2005||Júbilo Iwata||J1 League||15||1||0||0||1||0||4||2||20||3|
|Korea Republic||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2006||FC Seoul||K League||2||0||0||0||0||0||–||2||0|
|Korea Republic national team|
- Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
||January 31, 1995||Hongkong||Colombia||1 goals||1-0||1995 Carlsberg Cup|
||May 28, 1997||Daejeon||Hong Kong||2 goals||4-0||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
||June 14, 1997||Suwon||Ghana||1 goal||3-0||1997 Korea Cup|
||August 24, 1997||Daegu||Tajikistan||1 goal||4-1||Friendly match|
||September 6, 1997||Seoul||Kazakhstan||3 goals||3-0||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
||September 12, 1997||Seoul||Uzbekistan||1 goal||2-1||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
||October 11, 1997||Almaty||Kazakhstan||1 goal||1-1||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
||October 18, 1997||Tashkent||Uzbekistan||2 goals||5-1||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
||January 27, 1998||Bangkok||Egypt||1 goal||2-0||1998 King's Cup|
||January 29, 1998||Bangkok||Thailand||1 goal||2-0||1998 King's Cup|
||January 31, 1998||Bangkok||Egypt||1 goal||1-1 (5-4 PSO)||1998 King's Cup|
||February 7, 1998||Auckland||New Zealand||1 goal||1-0||Friendly match|
||April 18, 1998||Skopje||Macedonia||1 goal||2-2||Friendly match|
||May 27, 1998||Seoul||Czech Republic||1 goal||2-2||Friendly match|
||December 2, 1998||Bangkok||Turkmenistan||2 goals||2-3||1998 Asian Games|
||December 4, 1998||Bangkok||Vietnam||2 goals||4-0||1998 Asian Games|
||December 7, 1998||Bangkok||Japan||2 goals||2-0||1998 Asian Games|
||December 11, 1998||Bangkok||Kuwait||1 goal||1-0||1998 Asian Games|
||September 13, 2001||Daejeon||Nigeria||1 goal||2-2||Friendly match|
||November 13, 2001||Gwangju||Croatia||1 goal||1-1||Friendly match|
- As of 22 June 2016
|FC Seoul||26 April 2011||22 June 2016||266||138||70||58||51.88||434||278||+156|
- K League: 2012
- Korean FA Cup: 2015
- Korean FA Cup Runner-up: 2014
- AFC Champions League Runner-up: 2013
- K League MVP Award: 2000
- K League Rookie of the Year Award: 1994
- K League Best XI: 2000
- Korean FA Cup Top Scorer Award: 1999
He divorced his wife in November 2006 after a 15-month-long marriage. His former wife, a one-time contestant in a Miss Korea pageant, went through the legal procedures to take half the estate properties under Choi's name per their prenuptial agreement.
- "‘독수리’ 최용수, FC 서울 둥지 복귀" (in Korean). FC Seoul.com. 30 January 2006.
- "'의리'지킨 최용수, FC서울 잔류 "장쑤 안간다"" (in Korean). Yonhap News. 3 July 2015.
- "FC Seoul coach leaves for China, replaced by ex-teammate". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
- National Team Stats at KFA
- ‘독수리’ 최용수，결혼 15개월 만에 파경
- Choi Yong-soo – K League stats at kleague.com
- Choi Yong-soo – National Team Stats at KFA (in Korean)
- Choi Yong-soo – FIFA competition record
- Choi Yong-soo at National-Football-Teams.com
|K League Most Valuable Player
|K-League Rookie of the Year
|Anyang LG Cheetahs captain