Ji in 2010
|Date of birth||21 February 1991|
|Place of birth||Seoul, South Korea|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|2006–2008||Dongsan Info & Industry HS|
|2009–2010||Hanyang Women's College|
|2011–2013||INAC Kobe Leonessa||48||(21)|
|2007–2008||South Korea U17||14||(11)|
|2007–2010||South Korea U20||17||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:23, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2018
|Revised Romanization||Ji Soyeon|
Ji started her career in Japan, playing for L. League champions INAC Kobe Leonessa between 2011 and 2013. In November 2013, Ji was subject to a transfer bid from English club Chelsea. She agreed to a two-year contract in January 2014. When the transfer was officially confirmed later that month, Chelsea coach Emma Hayes said of Ji: "She is one of the best midfielders in the world and our fans will love her." In one of her final matches for the Japanese club, Ji scored against her soon to be new club, Chelsea in the International Women's Club Championship final.
Ji was named Players' Player of the Year after her first season in England, as Chelsea narrowly missed out on the FA WSL 1 league title on the last day of the season. She was named PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year in April 2015 and was also named in the PFA WSL Team of the Year.
At the 2015 FA Women's Cup Final, staged at Wembley Stadium for the first time, Ji scored the only goal of the match to win the Cup for Chelsea. In October 2015 she also scored in Chelsea's 4–0 win over Sunderland which secured the club's first FA WSL title and a League and Cup "double".
Ji has represented South Korea at under 17 level and was part of the under 20 team that finished runners up at the 2009 AFC U-19 Women's Championship and third at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
In October 2006, Ji made her senior team debut while playing at the 2006 Peace Queen Cup. On 30 November 2006, she became the youngest goalscorer (15 years, 282 days) for the South Korean senior team, after scoring two goals against Chinese Taipei in the 2006 Asian Games.
Ji is the all-time top goal scorer of the South Korean women's national football team.
- Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.
|1||30 November 2006||Qatar Doha, Qatar||Chinese Taipei||1–0||2–0||2006 Asian Games|
|3||17 February 2007||South Korea Masan, South Korea||India||1–0||5–0||2008 Summer Olympics qualifiers|
|4||15 April 2007||Vietnam Hai Phong, Vietnam||Vietnam||1–1||2–1|
|6||12 August 2007||South Korea Cheongju, South Korea||Vietnam||1–0||2–1|
|7||26 August 2009||Chinese Taipei Tainan, Chinese Taipei||Northern Mariana Islands||1–0||19–0||2010 EAFF Women's Championship qualifiers|
|12||30 August 2009||Chinese Taipei Tainan, Chinese Taipei||Chinese Taipei||5–0||6–0||2010 EAFF Women's Championship qualifiers|
|13||10 February 2010||Japan Tokyo, Japan||China PR||1–2||1–2||2010 EAFF Women's Championship|
|14||14 November 2010||China Guangzhou, China||Vietnam||1–1||6–1||2010 Asian Games|
|15||16 November 2010||China Guangzhou, China||Jordan||1–0||5–0||2010 Asian Games|
|18||22 November 2010||China Guangzhou, China||China PR||2–0||2–0||2010 Asian Games|
|19||7 March 2011||Cyprus Paralimni, Cyprus||Russia||1–0||2–1||2011 Cyprus Cup|
|20||18 June 2011||Japan Ehime, Japan||Japan||1–1||1–1||Friendly match|
|21||3 September 2011||China Jinan, China||Japan||1–1||1–2||2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers|
|22||14 January 2013||China Chongqing, China||Canada||2–0||3–1||Friendly match (Yongchuan Cup)|
|23||6 March 2013||Cyprus Paralimni, Cyprus||South Africa||1–0||2–0||2013 Cyprus Cup|
|24||8 March 2013||Cyprus Paralimni, Cyprus||Northern Ireland||1–0||3–0||2013 Cyprus Cup|
|25||27 July 2013||South Korea Seoul, South Korea||Japan||1–0||2–1||2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup|
|27||5 March 2014||Cyprus Paralimni, Cyprus||Switzerland||1–1||1–1||2014 Cyprus Cup|
|28||7 March 2014||Cyprus Paralimni, Cyprus||Republic of Ireland||1–1||1–1||2014 Cyprus Cup|
|29||15 May 2014||Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Myanmar||1–0||12–0||2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup|
|30||17 May 2014||Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Thailand||1–0||4–0||2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup|
|31||12 November 2014||Chinese Taipei Hsinchu, Chinese Taipei||Guam||1–0||15–0||2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup qualifiers|
|33||15 November 2014||Chinese Taipei Hsinchu, Chinese Taipei||Hong Kong||1–0||9–0||2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup qualifiers|
|34||13 January 2015||China Shenzhen, China||China PR||2–2||3–2||Friendly match|
|35||15 January 2015||China Shenzhen, China||Mexico||2–1||2–1||Friendly match|
|36||4 March 2015||Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus||Italy||1–1||1–2||2015 Cyprus Cup|
|37||5 April 2015||South Korea Incheon, South Korea||Russia||1–0||1–0||Friendly match|
|38||8 April 2015||South Korea Incheon, South Korea||Russia||2–0||2–0||Friendly match|
|39||13 June 2015||Canada Montreal, Canada||Costa Rica||1–1||2–2||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|40||3 March 2017||Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus||Scotland||1–0||2–0||2017 Cyprus Cup|
|41||6 March 2017||Cyprus Larnaca, Cyprus||New Zealand||2–0||2–0||2017 Cyprus Cup|
|42||5 April 2017||North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea||India||8–0||10–0||2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification|
|44||11 April 2017||North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea||Uzbekistan||2–0||4–0||2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification|
|INAC Kobe Leonessa||Nadeshiko League 1||2011||16||8||4||0||—||—||20||8|
|Chelsea||FA WSL 1||2014||12||3||2||2||5||4||—||19||9|
- INAC Kobe Leonessa
- Nadeshiko League 1: 2011, 2012, 2013
- Nadeshiko League Cup: 2013
- Empress's Cup: 2011, 2012, 2013
- International Women's Club Championship: 2013
- AFC U-19 Women's Championship Runner-up: 2009
- FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Third place: 2010
- Asian Games Third place: 2010, 2014
- 2009 Summer Universiade MVP
- 2009 AFC U-19 Women's Championship Top Scorer (4 goals)
- 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Silver Ball
- 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Silver Shoe (8 goals)
- KFA Women's Footballer of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
- Asian Women Footballer of the Year: 2013
- FA WSL 1 Women's Player's Player of the Year: 2014
- PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year: 2014–15, 2017–18
- "2015 World Cup" (PDF).
- "지소연 JI Soyun[FW]" (in Korean). Korea Football Association official website. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- "Chelsea Ladies FC interested in signing Ji So-yeon". Arirang. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
- "Korean footballer Ji So-yun to sign two-year deal with Chelsea Ladies". Arirang. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Chelsea Ladies sign South Korean midfielder Ji So-Yun". BBC Sport. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- Bond, Steve (8 December 2013). "Chelsea Ladies lose to Inac Kobe Leonessa despite defiant late rally". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- "Chelsea's Ji So-Yun named WSL player's player of the year". BBC Sport. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- "Who won what? PFA award winners in full". BBC Sport. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- "Chelsea midfielder Ji So-yun is the PFA Women's Player of the Year". Sky Sports. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- Aloia, Andrew (1 August 2015). "How Chelsea won the Women's FA Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- Garry, Tom (4 October 2015). "WSL 1: Chelsea Ladies 4–0 Sunderland Ladies". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
- "Ladies report: Arsenal 1 Chelsea 1". Chelsea F.C. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "[한국축구유망주60] 지소연: 여자축구의 미래이자 희망" [Ji So Yeon & apos; Future of women's football and hope] (in Korean). Korea Football Association. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- "Ji So-Yun player profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "Chelsea Ladies player stats". Chelsea Ladies F.C. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
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