Kim Dong-hyun (footballer, born 1984)

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Kim Dong-hyun
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-05-20) May 20, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Daegu, South Korea
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Former Forward
Youth career
Hanyang University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Oita Trinita 1 (0)
2004–2005 Suwon Bluewings 41 (7)
2005–2006 Braga 13 (1)
2006 Rubin Kazan (loan) 4 (1)
2007–2008 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 46 (6)
2009–2011 Gyeongnam FC 12 (1)
2010–2011 Sangju Sangmu Phoenix (army) 22 (3)
Total 139 (19)
National team
2002–2003 South Korea U-20 21 (7)
2004 South Korea U-23 9 (3)
2004–2006 South Korea 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 June 2011[2]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2006[1]
Kim Dong-hyun
Hangul 김동현
Hanja 金洞眩
Revised Romanization Gim Donghyeon
McCune–Reischauer Kim Tonghyŏn

Kim Dong-hyun (born May 20, 1984) is a former Korean football player who was expelled from K-League after being implicated in the match-fixing scandal.

Club career[edit]

Oita[edit]

Kim joined J1 League side Oita Trinita in August 2003 and started his career with the Japanese club. However, Oita announced a few month later that it had released him.

Suwon[edit]

He signed a five-year contract with the K-League giants Suwon Samsung Bluewings shortly soon after being a free agent.

In Europe[edit]

He has put in great performances for Suwon, Primeira Liga side SC Braga was hoping to sign with him. In December 2004 he agreed to join Braga on free transfer, signing a four-year contract.

In January 2007 he was sold for €1.525 million from Braga for half of his rights.[3]

Match fixing scandal[edit]

He was arrested on the charge connected with the match fixing allegations on 29 May 2011. On 17 June 2011, his football career was rescinded by the Korea Professional Football League with other accomplices.[4]

On May 26, 2012, Kim and former baseball player Yun Chan-soo kidnapped a woman surnamed Park and stole her car. In March 2013, Kim was sentenced to three years, plus five years probation.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2003 Oita Trinita J1 League 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2004 Suwon Samsung Bluewings K-League 24 3 0 0 2 1 - 26 4
2005 17 4 3 0 12 2 6 1 38 7
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
2005–06 Braga Portuguese Liga 13 1 1 0 - 0 0 14 1
Russia League Russian Cup Premier League Cup Europe Total
2006 Rubin Kazan Russian Premier League 4 1 0 0 - 2 0 6 1
Korea Republic League FA Cup K-League Cup Asia Total
2007 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma K-League 25 5 1 0 1 0 10 5 37 10
2008 21 1 3 0 9 3 - 33 4
2009 Gyeongnam FC 12 1 0 0 3 0 - 15 1
2010 Gwangju Sangmu /
Sangju Sangmu Phoenix
16 3 3 1 3 0 - 22 4
2011 6 0 1 0 4 2 - 11 2
Country Japan 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
Korea Republic 121 17 11 1 34 8 16 6 182 32
Portugal 13 1 1 0 - 0 0 14 1
Russia 4 1 0 0 - 2 0 6 1
Total 139 19 12 1 34 8 18 6 203 34

National team statistics[edit]

Statistics[edit]

[6]

Korea Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 1 0
2005 3 0
2006 2 1
Total 6 1

Goals[edit]

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
October 8, 2006 Seoul, South Korea  Ghana 1 goal 1-3 Friendly match

Personal[edit]

Match-fixing scandal[edit]

On 1 June 2011, Kim was arrested on charges of accepting bribes from brokers and attempting to fix their games. He was in the centre of a match-fixing scandal which shook the league, introducing brokers to his teammates and providing accepting bribes to them.

On 17 June 2011, Kim's football career was rescinded by the Korea Professional Football League with other accomplices.[4]

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