Kim Byung-ji

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kim Byung-ji
Kim Byung-Ji from acrofan.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-04-08) 8 April 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Miryang, Gyeongnam, South Korea
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper / Coach
Youth career
Aloysius Technical High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Sangmu FC
1992–2000 Hyundai Horang-i
/ Ulsan Hyundai
173 (2)
2001–2005 Pohang Steelers 137 (0)
2006–2008 FC Seoul 58 (0)
2009–2012 Gyeongnam FC 122 (0)
2013–2015 Jeonnam Dragons 101 (0)
Total 595 (2)
National team
1995–2008 South Korea 61 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 December 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 January 2008
Kim Byung-ji
Hangul 김병지
Hanja 金秉址
Revised Romanization Gim Byeong-ji
McCune–Reischauer Kim Pyŏng-ji

Kim Byung-ji (born 8 April 1970) is a former football goalkeeper who played for the South Korean National Team as well as several clubs in both the South Korean K League Classic and Challenge leagues respectively. Kim is known for dyeing his hair in different colours, and is also renowned for his erratic play; having once travelled the length of the field and scored during a K-league match. He was in the South Korea National Team squad for both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, rivalling Lee Woon-jae for the goalkeeping position in 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Kim announced his retirement from professional football on July 19, 2016, signalling the end of a career that spanned 24 years. Having made his debut in 1992 with Ulsan Hyundai, Kim would go on to play a total of 706 professional games over the span of his career, including 61 caps for South Korea. Kim celebrated his 700th appearance by donning the number 700 jersey for Jeonnam Dragons in a home win against Jeju United on July 26, 2015. As well as holding the record for the most consecutive appearances in the K-League, Kim also became the oldest player to have played in the league in November 2014.[1]

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 30 November 2015
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
1992 Ulsan Hyundai K-League 6 0 - 4 0 - 10 0
1993 21 0 - 4 0 - 25 0
1994 24 0 - 3 0 - 27 0
1995 28 0 - 7 0 - 35 0
1996 25 0 0 0 5 0 ? ? 30+? 0
1997 13 0 2 0 7 0 ? ? 22+? 0
1998 22 1 0 0 3 0 ? ? 25+? 1
1999 12 0 3 0 8 0 - 23 0
2000 26 1 2 0 5 1 - 33 2
Total Ulsan Hyundai 177 2 7 0 46 1 ? ? 230+? 3
2001 Pohang Steelers K-League 22 0 4 0 3 0 - 29 0
2002 21 0 4 0 0 0 - 25 0
2003 43 0 0 0 - - 43 0
2004 27 0 0 0 12 0 - 39 0
2005 24 0 3 0 12 0 - 39 0
Total Pohang Steelers 137 0 11 0 27 0 - 175 0
2006 FC Seoul K-League 27 0 3 0 13 0 - 43 0
2007 26 0 3 0 12 0 - 41 0
2008 5 0 1 0 1 0 - 7 0
Total FC Seoul 58 0 7 0 26 0 - 91 0
2009 Gyeongnam FC K-League 26 0 2 0 3 0 - 31 0
2010 29 0 2 0 6 0 - 37 0
2011 30 0 0 0 3 0 - 33 0
2012 37 0 4 0 - - - 41 0
Total Gyeongnam FC 122 0 8 0 12 0 - 142 0
2013 Jeonnam Dragons K League Classic 36 0 0 0 - - - 36 0
2014 38 0 1 0 - - - 38 0
2015 27 0 4 0 - - - 27 0
Total Jeonnam Dragons 101 0 5 0 0 0 - 106 0
Career total 595 2 38 0 111 1 ? ? 744+? 3

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Korea Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 4 0
1996 13 0
1997 10 0
1998 16 0
1999 3 0
2000 4 0
2001 2 0
2002 8 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
Total 61 0

International clean sheets[edit]

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 5 June 1995 South Korea Suwon  Costa Rica 1–0 1995 Korea Cup
2 5 August 1996 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City  Guam 9–0 1996 AFC Asian Cup qualification
3 8 August 1996 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City  Chinese Taipei 4–0 1996 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4 11 August 1996 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 4–0 1996 AFC Asian Cup qualification
5 18 January 1997 Australia Melbourne  Norway 1–0 1997 Opus Tournament
6 22 February 1997 Hong Kong Hong Kong  Hong Kong 2–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 4 October 1997 South Korea Seoul  United Arab Emirates 3–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 15 April 1998 Slovakia Bratislava  Slovakia 0–0 Friendly match
9 19 May 1998 South Korea Seoul  Jamaica 0–0 Friendly match
10 22 November 1998 China Shanghai  China PR 0–0 Korea–China Annual Match
11 4 December 1998 Thailand Bangkok  Vietnam 4–0 1998 Asian Games
12 7 December 1998 Thailand Bangkok  Japan 2–0 1998 Asian Games
13 11 December 1998 Thailand Bangkok  Kuwait 1–0 1998 Asian Games
14 28 March 1999 South Korea Seoul  Brazil 1–0 Friendly match
15 21 January 2000 New Zealand Auckland  New Zealand 1–0 Friendly match
16 15 February 2000 United States Los Angeles  Canada 0–0 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
17 9 December 2001 South Korea Seogwipo  United States 1–0 Friendly match
18 23 January 2002 United States Pasadena  Cuba 0–0 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
19 13 March 2002 Tunisia Rades  Tunisia 0–0 Friendly match
20 26 March 2002 Germany Bochum  Turkey 0–0 Friendly match
21 20 April 2002 South Korea Daegu  Costa Rica 2–0 Friendly match

References[edit]

External links[edit]