Ji Yun-nam

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Ji.
Ji Yun-Nam
Chi Jun Nam, North Korean soccer player at FIFA 2010 World Cup vs. Brasil team. 15 June 2010.png
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Pyongyang, North Korea
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
April 25
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– April 25 101 (8)
National team
2004–2011 Korea DPR 32 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 November 2010
Ji Yun-nam
Chosŏn'gŭl 지윤남
Revised Romanization Ji Yunnam
McCune–Reischauer Chi Yunnam

Ji Yun-Nam (Chosŏn'gŭl지윤남; Hancha志尹南; born 20 November 1976) is a North Korean international footballer, who currently plays for April 25 in the DPR Korea League.

International career[edit]

Ji has appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in eight FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[1] Primarily a central defensive midfield, Ji plays in the left-back position for the national team.

On 15 June 2010, he scored against Brazil in the 2010 FIFA World Cup group stage encounter between the highest ranked and the lowest ranked qualified teams at the finals. Brazil ended up winning the game 2–1.[2]

Following the Brazil / Korea DPR game, players exchanged shirts and, much to the admiration of the South Korean media, Ji revealed a lean and muscular physique. This generated the affectionate nickname "The Peoples' Six-pack".[3]


# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 February 2008 Chongqing, China  China PR 1–3 Lost East Asian Cup 2008
2 27 August 2009 Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 2–1 Won East Asian Cup 2010
3 15 June 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa  Brazil 1–2 Lost FIFA World Cup 2010


  1. ^ Ji Yun-NamFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Stevenson, Jonathan (2010-06-15). "Brazil 2–1 North Korea". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ Sharp, Rob; Muston, Samuel (20 June 2010). "IoS World Cup water cooler!". The Independent. London: Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 

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