Kim Bong-gil

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Kim Bong-Gil
김봉길
Personal information
Full name Kim Bong-Gil
Date of birth (1966-03-15) March 15, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth South Korea
Playing position Coach (former Wing Forward)
Youth career
1980–1983 Bupyeong High School
1983–1987 Yonsei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Yukong Elephants 112 (19)
1995–1998 Jeonnam Dragons 74 (13)
National team
1988–1996 South Korea 4 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Bupyeong High School
2002–2004 Baegam High School
2005–2007 Jeonnam Dragons (assistant)
2008–2010 Incheon United (assistant)
2010 Incheon United (interim)
2011–2012 Incheon United (assistant)
2012 Incheon United (interim)
2012–2014 Incheon United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Bong-Gil (born March 15, 1966) is a South Korean football coach and former player. On April 11, 2012, he was appointed to his second spell as interim coach of Incheon United. He was confirmed as head coach at the K-League side on July 16.

Football Career[edit]

Kim was one of top wing forward in K League. After graduate Yonsei University, he joined Yukong Elephants, present Jeju United and was awarded 1993 K League Best MF. In 1995, Kim moved to Jeonnam Dragons and retired in 1998. He made debut as South Korea National Team for 1988 Asian Cup when he was in amateur level.

Managerial Career[edit]

Kim began his managerial career as head coach of one of top team in U-18 level Bupyeong High School and Baegam High School. In 2005, Kim joined Jeonnam Dragons as assistant coach of Huh Jung-Moo, former South Korea National Team coach.After 3 years, he joined Incheon United as assistant coach of Chang Woe-Ryong. On 8 June 2010, Serbian coach Ilija Petkovic was fired and the club appointed Kim to interim coach. On 23 August 2010, Huh Jung-Moo was appointed to Head Coach of Incheon United, but the club fired him on 11 April 2012. Kim was appointed to his second spell as interim coach and finally was confirmed as head coach of Incheon United on 16 July 2012. He rebuilt squad quickly and made his team qualified to split A group. This above achievement made his nickname so called "Bong-Gil Magic". On 19 December 2014, Incheon United dismissed Kim which caused controversy.

Kim Bong-Gil is also famous for spotting and nurturing young talent like Moon Sang-yun, Koo Bon-sang, Han Kyo-Won, Lee Seok-hyun, Jeong Hyuk, etc.

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