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Ki Sung-yueng
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Personal information
Full name Ki Sung-yueng[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-24) 24 January 1989 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Gwangju, South Korea
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Playing position Centre Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 4
Youth career
2001–2005 John Paul College
2005 Kumho High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 FC Seoul 64 (7)
2009–2012 Celtic 66 (9)
2012–2018 Swansea City 139 (12)
2013–2014Sunderland (loan) 27 (3)
2018– Newcastle United 2 (0)
National team
2004 South Korea U17 6 (3)
2006–2007 South Korea U20 16 (2)
2007–2012 South Korea U23 22 (1)
2008– South Korea 106 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:20, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2018
Ki Sung-yueng
Hangul 기성용
Hanja 奇誠庸[4]
Revised Romanization Gi Seong-yong
McCune–Reischauer Ki Sŏng'yong

Ki Sung-yueng (Hangul: ; Hanja: ; Korean pronunciation: [ki.sʌŋ.joŋ]; born 24 January 1989) is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Newcastle United and the South Korea national team.

Ki is known for his vision, technique, long-range passing and shooting, along with his good set-pieces.[citation needed]

He has been a full international for South Korea since 2007, gaining over 100 caps. Ki was selected in their squads for two World Cups and the 2011 and 2015 AFC Asian Cups, finishing as runner-up in the latter tournament. He has also played at two Olympic Games with his country, winning bronze in 2012.

On 20 May 2015, Ki was voted as Swansea City Player of the Year as he scored eight goals in 33 appearances.

Early life[edit]

In 2001, Ki went to Brisbane, Australia, to study at John Paul College under the BSP (Brain Soccer Program) overseen by Jeff Hopkins.[5] His father saw the move as an opportunity for Ki to combine his athletic and academic pursuits as well as learn English. While in Australia, he was known by his English name David. Ki played his youth football for the school team and was part of the team that won the 2004 Bill Turner Cup, the national inter-school U-15 soccer competition. In 2005, he received offers from Korean club FC Seoul and A-League club Queensland Roar, but decided to move back to South Korea to continue his career. After moving back to Korea, Ki attended Kumho High School and then enrolled at Kyonggi University.[6] Ki has also expressed a desire to one day return to Australia to finish his career and raise his family.[7]

Club career[edit]

FC Seoul[edit]

Ki returned to Korea and joined FC Seoul, where he played alongside national teammate Lee Chung-yong. He was a substitute in the last match of the 2006 League Cup,[8] but could not play. Under Şenol Güneş, On 4 March 2007, he made his senior debut in the K League, against Daegu FC.[9]

During the 2008 season, Ki reinforced his position as a key player of FC Seoul. On 29 October, Ki scored the winning goal against Seoul's biggest rival Suwon Samsung Bluewings in 92nd minute. Ki performed a "Kangaroo Ceremony", which he claims to be an imitation of Emmanuel Adebayor's ceremony, but Suwon fans have argued that this was imitation of 'chicken', which is what many Seoul fans call Suwon.[9] He led the team to an unprecedented K League runners-up position with four goals and one assist in 21 appearances.

In FC Seoul's first K League match of the 2009 season, Ki scored one goal in the 6–1 drubbing of Chunnam Dragons. There was increasing speculation regarding a high-profile move abroad, with suitors including PSV, Hamburger SV and Porto, among others.[9][10]

Celtic[edit]

On 25 August 2009, it was revealed that contact between Celtic and FC Seoul had occurred regarding the possibility of Ki's transfer to the Parkhead club. However, the player's agent stated an immediate move would be unlikely given Seoul's success in the league and the Asian Champions League. Yet, three days later, Celtic clinched a £2.1 million transfer for Ki.[9] He linked up with the Parkhead side in the January transfer window at the end of the K-League season. The signing was confirmed on 13 December 2009 after Ki passed a medical and secured a work permit. Ki reportedly turned down an offer from English club Portsmouth, then of the Premier League. He took the number 18 with "Ki" on his shirt. He made his debut for Celtic in a 1–1 draw against Falkirk at Celtic Park on 16 January 2010, winning the Man of the Match award from the official Celtic website.[11][12][13][14][15] He played a further four matches for Celtic that season, but struggled to make much impact in what was a period of upheaval for the club.

Ki Sung-Yueng playing for Celtic in 2010

Ki barely played for Celtic in the first month of season 2010–11, but came off the bench to score his first competitive goal for Celtic on 22 August 2010 with a shot from 25 yards in a 4–0 victory against St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League (SPL).[16] By the end of October he had become a first team regular and was voted the SPL Young Player of the Month for October 2010.[17][18] However, on 30 October 2010, Ki found himself the recipient of apparent racist abuse during a league match away at St Johnstone. A section of the St Johnstone support were heard making barking noises – "woofing" – at Ki as he took a corner kick. Chants of "Who ate all the dogs?" were also heard from the home fans throughout the match.[19]

Ki scored his second goal of the season in a 2–2 draw with Inverness Thistle at Celtic Park.[20] On 26 December 2010, Ki scored against St Johnstone in a 2–0 victory in the SPL,[21] in what was his last match for Celtic before travelling to Qatar to play for South Korea in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in January.[22] On returning to Scotland in February, Ki returned to the Celtic first team for the 2–2 draw against Rangers in a Scottish Cup tie at Ibrox Stadium. Celtic played a significant part of the match with only ten men after goalkeeper Fraser Forster was sent off, but the midfield – including Ki – won praise for the manner in which they dominated the match in the second half.[23] Ki also played in the replay at Celtic Park, an ill-tempered match which Celtic won 1–0.[24] On 21 May 2011, Ki scored the first goal of Celtic's Scottish Cup Final win against Motherwell with a left-footed strike from around 35 yards. He also won the official Man of the Match award.[25][26]

Ki started the 2011–12 campaign in Celtic's opening match against Hibernian in the SPL. Scoring the second goal in a 2–0 victory, a 25-yard left foot strike into the right hand bottom corner and also won the Man of the Match award from the official Celtic website. He impressed Celtic manager Neil Lennon so much in the Hibernian match that he said:

Ki then went on to score another goal on 13 August 2011 in the SPL in a 5–1 win over Dundee United at Celtic Park, a strike into the top left-hand corner from the edge of the box.[27][28] A couple of days later, it was reported that Premier League sides Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur and several clubs from the Russian Premier League were interested in signing Ki. The next day, Celtic issued a "hands-off warning" to the interested clubs, saying it would take a bid of significant proportions for Celtic to allow the increasingly important midfielder to leave the club.[29] On 10 September 2011, Ki again impressed against Motherwell, this time in the SPL with a superb strike from outside the box with his right foot. Celtic went on to win the match 4–0. On 29 September, he started in Celtic's 1–1 draw with Italian side Udinese, scoring from a penalty after three minutes.[30] On 18 December 2011, he scored the second goal of the match as Celtic]] defeated St Johnstone 2–0 at McDiarmid Park in the SPL. Over the course of the 2011–12 campaign, Ki scored seven goals and had six assists, playing a key role in helping Celtic win the Scottish title.

Swansea City[edit]

Ki as a Swansea City player

On 24 August 2012, Ki transferred to Swansea City for around £6 million on a three-year contract, which was Swansea's record transfer fee until it was later broken by Wilfried Bony.[31] Ki made his debut for the Swans in a 3–1 victory against Barnsley in the second round of the League Cup at Liberty Stadium on 28 August. Wearing the number 24 shirt, Ki started as a central midfielder and was substituted off in the 76th minute.[32][33]

Ki enjoyed a promising debut season in the Premier League. Although he failed to replicate the scoring form he displayed at Celtic,[34] his passing style drew praise from supporters and critics,[35] and he finished the season with 38 appearances in all competitions. On 24 February 2013, Swansea City competed in the final of the League Cup.[36] Ki played for over an hour in the final in an unfamiliar central defensive role.[36][37] The tactical switch proved to be a success, as Swansea ran out comfortable 5–0 winners against Bradford City[36] as Ki won his first trophy with the Welsh club.[37]

Loan to Sunderland[edit]

Ki in action for Sunderland in December 2013

On 31 August 2013, Ki joined Sunderland on a season-long loan with a mid-season re-call option.[38] He scored his first goal for Sunderland on 17 December 2013 in a 2–1 League Cup quarter-final win over Chelsea, cutting inside Ashley Cole then beating goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer with a low shot in the 119th minute for the winning goal.[39][40] On 26 December, he scored his second for Sunderland in a 1–0 away win over Everton. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard played a short pass to Leon Osman who was robbed of the ball by Ki. Howard brought Ki down and was sent off, and Ki converted the penalty kick himself to give the Black Cats a vital win. It was Ki's first league goal.[41][42] Ki's third goal for Sunderland came in a 4–1 away win at Fulham from a well-worked set piece by Adam Johnson.[43]

On 22 January 2014, Ki reached his second consecutive League Cup final as he helped Sunderland defeat Manchester United 2–1 on penalty kicks after the two-legged semi-final had finished level on aggregate, with Ki and Marcos Alonso scoring Sunderland's penalties.[44] Ki played against Manchester City in the League Cup final on 2 March, but despite leading 1–0 at half-time, they were overpowered by City in the second half, eventually losing 3–1.[45]

Sunderland spent most of the Premier League season in the relegation zone,[46] but Ki played his part in their recovery, even playing on despite suffering tendonitis in his knee for several months.[47] He played his last match for Sunderland on 10 April.[47] Sunderland succeeded in avoiding relegation, and eventually finished 14th.[46]

Return to Swansea[edit]

Ki returned to Swansea for the start of the 2014–15 Premier League season, stating, "This is my third season in the Premier League, and I want to grow as a player and improve to help the team."[48] He scored the first goal of the season in a 2–1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on 16 August.[49] On 28 August, he signed a new contract to last until 2018.[50] Ki became a regular in the team under new manager Garry Monk, and by the end of December, had started in every Premier League fixture.[51] Ki did not play for Swansea during January 2015 as he was away on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup. On his return in February, he went straight back in to the team and scored the equalising goal in a 1–1 draw with Sunderland.[52] Swansea lost their next match 2–0 against West Bromwich Albion,[53] but ten days later, recorded their second win of the season over Manchester United, Ki scoring their equalising goal in a 2–1 win.[54]

Ki played 28 times during the 2015–16 Premier League season,[55] scoring twice. His first of the season on Boxing Day against West Bromwich Albion in an eventual 1–0 win,[56] and the second on 8 May 2016 against West Ham United.[57] He made three less appearances in the 2016–17 Premier League where, which the club struggled in for the majority of the season, Swansea narrowly avoided relegation,[58] but the player did not score in that campaign.[59] In the 2017–18 Premier League season, it was another struggle for the club. Ki scored twice in two home fixtures within a month, the first against Burnley on 18 February 2018 and the second against West Ham.[60][61] After that, it looked like the club was comfortable in mid-table, however with not much impact in the attacking point of view, the club struggled and Ki could not prevent them from Premier League relegation which was confirmed on the final day.[62] After the relegation, Ki announced his departure shortly after the season finished.[63]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 29 June, Ki signed a two-year deal with Newcastle United after the expiration of his Swansea City contract.[64]

International career[edit]

On the international stage, Ki has played in the 2007 U-20 World Cup and for the South Korea national team as well as the South Korea under-23 team.[65]

On 7 June 2008, he made his international debut in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Jordan.[65]

On 1 June 2010, Ki was picked in the 23-man South Korea squad for the 2010 World Cup finals.[66] On 12 June, Ki played in South Korea's first match of the World Cup, against Greece.[67] Ki played a part in all three group matches and assisted twice in two different matches against Greece and Nigeria which helped him and his country get through to the knockout stages of the competition.[67]

On 20 December 2011, Ki (along with Ji So-yun of Kobe INAC Japan) was awarded the South Korean Player of the Year award. The decision was announced by the Korean Football Association (KFA) based on his international and club performance in the SPL.[68]

In the London 2012 Olympics, Ki scored the fifth and vital penalty for South Korea in their quarter-final match against Great Britain, allowing South Korea to progress to the semi-finals.[69] South Korea lost 3–0 to Brazil in the semi-final,[70] but defeated Japan 2–0 in the third-place play-off to win the Bronze medal.[71]

Ki was selected for the South Korea squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.[72] He played in all three matches as Korea were eliminated at the group stage after one draw and two defeats.[73][74] Following the World Cup, Ki was made captain of the national team by new coach Uli Stielike.

Ki also played for South Korea in the 2015 Asian Cup during January, helping his country reach the final against hosts Australia. He provided the assist for Son Heung-min to tie the final at 1–1 and force extra time, but the Australians scored again during the extra 30 minutes to win 2–1.[75]

Ki captained for South Korea in the 2018 World Cup and played the first two matches before missing the last group stage match against Germany due to a left calf injury suffered against Mexico.[76] Son Heung-min took the captain's armband in Ki's place.

Personal life[edit]

Ki confirmed in March 2013 he was dating actress Han Hye-jin, and announced their engagement in May 2013.[77][78][79][80] The couple filed their marriage registration on 25 June 2013,[81] and wed on 1 July at the Intercontinental Hotel Seoul.[82][83][84] Both are devout Christians.[85] They have a daughter, born on 13 September 2015.[86]

Controversies[edit]

On 19 November 2007, Ki wrote, "If you are frustrated, why don't you go out and play?" on his Cyworld page in response to the criticism by Korean fans after the South Korea U-23 team's goalless draw against Uzbekistan. Ki later deleted his statement after being heavily condemned for his careless behaviour.[87]

On 25 January 2011, during the 2011 AFC Asian Cup semi-final match between Japan and South Korea, Ki scored the opening goal through a penalty kick.[88] Ki created a controversy by celebrating his goal by scratching his cheek in front of a pitch-side camera in an allegedly racist slur at Japanese people.[89] Ki initially defended his goal celebration through a Twitter post claiming he was annoyed at having seen a Rising Sun Flag in the stadium.[90] Ki then claimed the celebration was a reference to alleged racist abuse he had received during SPL matches from opposition fans, but the chief executive of Show Racism the Red Card expressed scepticism about this.[90] Asian Cup tournament director Tokuaki Suzuki said no action would be taken on part of the AFC and that FIFA has not contacted the AFC regarding the matter.[89]

In the summer of 2013, it was widely reported Ki had previously insulted then-South Korea national team manager Choi Kang-hee on his Facebook page before and after the match against Kuwait in February 2012.[91] Ki wrote, "Now everyone should have realised the value of the players who play overseas. [He] should have left us alone, otherwise, [he] will be hurt."[92] Ki later apologised for his "mischievous and inappropriate remarks" and his father visited the KFA to apologise as well.[93]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 August 2018[53][94][95]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Seoul
2006 K-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 K-League 16 0 3 0 6 0 25 0
2008 K-League 21 4 1 0 6 0 28 4
2009 K-League 27 3 1 0 4 1 8 1 40 5
Total 64 7 5 0 16 1 8 1 93 9
Celtic
2009–10 Scottish Premiership 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2010–11 Scottish Premiership 26 3 4 1 3 0 2 0 35 4
2011–12 Scottish Premiership 30 6 2 0 3 0 7 1 42 7
Total 66 9 6 1 6 0 9 1 87 11
Swansea City
2012–13 Premier League 29 0 2 0 7 0 38 0
2013–14 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Sunderland (loan)
27 3 1 0 6 1 34 4
Swansea City
2014–15 Premier League 33 8 0 0 1 0 34 8
2015–16 Premier League 28 2 0 0 2 0 30 2
2016–17 Premier League 23 0 1 0 1 0 25 0
2017–18 Premier League 25 2 6 0 1 0 32 2
Newcastle United
2018–19 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 167 15 10 0 18 1 2 0 197 16
Career Total 297 31 21 1 40 2 19 2 377 36

International goals[edit]

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.[53]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2008 Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China  North Korea 1–1 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 11 October 2008 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea  Uzbekistan 1–0 3–0 Friendly
3. 6 June 2009 Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 2–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 14 October 2009 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea  Senegal 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 25 January 2011 Thani bin Jassim Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Japan 1–0 2–2 (0–3 p) 2011 AFC Asian Cup
6. 13 October 2015 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea  Jamaica 2–0 3–0 Friendly
7. 17 November 2015 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos  Laos 1–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 2–0
9. 6 October 2016 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea  Qatar 1–0 3–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 13 June 2017 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Qatar 1–2 2–3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Seoul

Celtic

Swansea City

Sunderland

International[edit]

South Korea U23

South Korea

Individual[edit]

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