|Date of birth||2 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Incheon, South Korea|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|2001–2003||Bupyeong High School|
|2004–2005||Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i||0||(0)|
|2009||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||26||(1)|
|2014–2015||Beijing Guoan F.C.||46||(2)|
|2016||→ Nagoya Grampus (loan)||9||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2013
|Revised Romanization||Ha Daeseong|
Ha Dae-sung displayed exceptional footballing talent from early years. In 1997, Ha, who was then attending Incheon Mansoobuk Elementary School, was given the Grand Prize at the Cha Bum-kun Footballing Award, which is established by South Korean legend Cha Bum-kun to discover young talents. His reputation led Bupyeong High School, one of the most famous footballing schools in South Korea, to scout him. However, soon he got a crucial injury on his right knee and had to stop playing football for two years. On his senior year at high school, he began to play regularly. Soon, along with teammates Lee Keun-ho and Kim Seung-yong, Ha formed the famous Bupyeong Trio, helping his school win three national competitions.
Having failed at Ulsan, Ha moved to Daegu FC in 2006 and made his K League debut. With Lee Keun-ho, Ha began to shine and Daegu made a sensation in 2008 by playing an extremely aggressive football and becoming the joint top-scoring club in the league.
He moved to FC Seoul in 2010 and helped his club win the league in that season. On 3 January 2012, Ha was appointed captain of FC Seoul. After leading FC Seoul to another league championship, Ha Dae-sung received interest from various clubs. Dinamo Zagreb reportedly was one of the numerous clubs that made an offer to sign Ha. It was reported that a club from Qatar Stars League offered $2.5m as transfer fee to lure Ha. However, Ha chose to stay at FC Seoul.
On 19 January 2017, FC Seoul officially announced Ha's return.
K League 1 career
Statistics accurate as of 3 December 2013
|Club||Season||K League 1||KFA Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||2009||26||1||2||?||?||-||4||1||0||N/A||N/A||N/A||30||2||2|
|K League Classic
China Super League career
Statistics accurate as of 1 November 2015
|Club||Season||China Super League||FA Cup||Continental||Total|
|China Super League
|Korea Republic national team|
- K League 1
- Winners (1): 2009
Ha Dae-sung is a close friend of Lee Keun-ho. The two have known each other since they were 10 and attended the same elementary, middle and high schools. Ha said that he is exempt from military duty because of an illness he suffered during childhood on a radio show.
His younger brother Ha Sung-min is also a footballer.
- 박지성-이동국-기성용-하대성의 공통점은? 차붐이 찍은 아이들 (in Korean). Footballist. 19 July 2013.
- ""우린 죽마고우" 대구FC 이근호·하대성" (in Korean). Maeil Shinmoon. 12 April 2008.
- "서울, '주장' 하대성 임명...훈련 돌입". osen. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- 하대성, 디나모 자그레브 등서 650만달러 ‘러브콜’ (in Korean). Sportalkorea. 22 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013.
- Ha Dae-sung – K League stats at kleague.com
- Ha Dae-sung – National Team Stats at KFA (in Korean)
- Ha Dae-sung – FIFA competition record
- Ha Dae-sung at Soccerway
- Ha Dae-sung at National-Football-Teams.com
|FC Seoul captain