Kim Bo-kyung

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Kim Bo-Kyung
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Kim playing for Cardiff City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Kim Bo-Kyung
Date of birth (1989-10-06) 6 October 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Gurye, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger[1]
Club information
Current team
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Youth career
2008–2009 Hongik University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Cerezo Osaka 41 (15)
2010 Oita Trinita (loan) 27 (8)
2012–2015 Cardiff City 58 (3)
2015 Wigan Athletic 18 (2)
2015 Matsumoto Yamaga 6 (0)
2016– Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 25 (4)
National team
2007–2009 South Korea U20 22 (9)
2009–2012 South Korea U23 22 (6)
2010– South Korea 32 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2015 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015
Kim Bo-kyung
Hangul 김보경
Hanja 金甫炅
Revised Romanization Gim Bo-gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Pogyŏng
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Bo-Kyung (Hangul김보경; born 6 October 1989) is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Cerezo Osaka[edit]

In 2010, Kim dropped out of Hongik University and signed a three-year contract for J. League Division 1 side Cerezo Osaka.[2] After he was loaned out to J. League Division 2 side Oita Trinita for the 2010 season,[3][4] he returned to Cerezo Osaka. During the 2011 season, Kim scored 8 goals. In 2012, while Levir Culpi resigned and Cerezo Osaka appointed Sérgio Soares as the new manager, he remained a key player for the team, scoring 7 goals in 15 matches. When he left the team to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was the fourth leading goal scorer in J. League Division 1

Cardiff City[edit]

On 10 July 2012, his agents confirmed that his club Cerezo Osaka, had entered talks with Welsh Championship side Cardiff City over a possible transfer.[5] On 12 July, Cardiff City and Cerezo Osaka agreed to a fee believed to be around £2.5 million.[6] The deal was completed on 27 July, when Kim signed a three-year deal.[7] He made his debut on 18 September in a 2–0 win over Millwall coming on for Craig Noone. Kim's first start for Cardiff came against Burnley in a 4–0 win at Cardiff City Stadium on 27 October. Kim scored his first goal for Cardiff in their 4–1 victory over Blackburn Rovers on 7 December. His second was the opening goal at Blackpool in a 2–1 victory for Cardiff on 19 January.

On 17 April 2013, Cardiff City won the Championship title and were promoted to the Premier League, making Kim the 12th Premier League player from Korea.[8] He scored his first Premier League goal against Manchester United on 24 November 2013, to secure a late 2–2 home draw with an injury time headed equaliser.

On 24 January 2015, Cardiff City announced Kim's contract had been terminated by mutual consent.[9]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 6 February 2015, Wigan Athletic announced that Kim agreed a contract until the end of 2014–15 season.[10]

International career[edit]

Kim's international career began in 2009 as a member of the South Korea U-20. He participated in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring 2 goals in 4 matches. After the U-20 World Cup, he was selected by Hong Myung-Bo, then the head coach of the South Korea U-23 team.

On 9 January 2010, Kim made his first international appearance for South Korea in a friendly match against Zambia and participated in the 2010 World Cup later that year. He scored his first and second goals on 12 June 2012, in a World Cup qualifying match against Lebanon.

Kim was included in Hong's squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contributed to winning the bronze medal. He scored the winning goal against Switzerland via a spectacular left-foot volley shot and helped his side advance to the knockout stage. He was also included in the team of the tournament for his outstanding performances.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 September 2015
Club Season League League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oita Trinita 2010 J. League Division 2 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 8
Total 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 8
Cerezo Osaka 2011 J. League Division 1 26 8 3 1 0 0 8 1 37 10
2012 15 7 0 0 3 2 0 0 18 9
Total 41 15 3 1 3 2 8 1 55 19
Cardiff City 2012-13 Championship 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
2013-14 Premier League 28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
2014-15 Championship 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Total 58 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 64 3
Wigan 2014-15 Championship 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
Total 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
Matsumoto Yamaga 2015 J. League Division 1 6 0 0 0 - - 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2016 K League Classic 25 4 1 0 0 0 5 1 31 5
Total 25 4 1 0 0 0 5 1 31 5
Career Total[11] 169 31 7 1 6 2 13 1 195 35

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 June 2012 Goyang Sports Complex, Goyang, South Korea  Lebanon 1–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2 2–0
3 15 October 2013 Cheonan Baekseok Stadium, Cheonan, South Korea  Mali 3–1 3–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Kim playing for Cardiff against Leeds United on 15 September 2012

Club[edit]

Cardiff City

Country[edit]

South Korea

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Paul. "5 into 3 doesn't go as Victory and Sydney forced to make tough ACL calls". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "김보경, J-리그 세레소 오사카 입단" (in Korean). Daily Sports. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  3. ^ "'허정무호 영건' 김보경, J2리그 오이타로 임대" (in Korean). SpotalKorea. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  4. ^ キム ボギョン選手 期限付き移籍加入決定のお知らせ (in Japanese). Oita Trinita. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Kim Bo-Kyung's agency claims talks with Cardiff City". goal.com. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "キム、イングランド2部・カーディフ移籍…C大阪 (Osaka moved ... C-Part 2 Kim Cardiff, England)". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kim Bo-Kyung City deal completed". Cardiff City F.C. Official Site. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "카디프시티 EPL 승격 확정 '감격'… 김보경 한국인 12번째 프리미어리거". kyeongin.com. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kim Bo-Kyung departs". Cardiff City F.C. Official Site. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kim Bo-kyung: Wigan Athletic sign former Cardiff midfielder". BBC Sport. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Kim Bo-Kyung stats". Soccerway. 16 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bo-Kyung Kim". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Asian Games 2010". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "2012 Olympics - Soccer (Mens) - Bronze medal game". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 

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