Kim Gi-dong

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Kim Gi-Dong
Personal information
Full name Kim Gi-Dong
Date of birth (1972-01-12) 12 January 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Dangjin, Chungnam, South Korea
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 POSCO Atoms 0 (0)
1993–2002 Yukong Elephants / Bucheon SK 198 (8)
2003–2011 Pohang Steelers 186 (17)
Total 384 (25)
National team
1997 South Korea 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 November 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 March 2009
Kim Gi-dong
Hangul 김기동
Hanja 金基東
Revised Romanization Kim Gi-dong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ki-tong

Kim Gi-Dong (Hangul김기동; born 12 January 1972 in Dangjin) is a former South Korean footballer.

In 1991, Kim debuted as a professional player with Pohang Steelers (then POSCO Atoms) right after his graduation from high school, which was quite unusual then. (Choi Moon-Sik would be a similar case.) He started to appear in the top team matches after joining Yukong Elephants (Bucheon SK after 1996). Bucheon at that time was highly recognized to have a strong midfield under manager Valeri Nepomniachi, and he was a key member.

Kim returned to Pohang in 2003 and led the Steelers to the championship in 2007. He was also selected as the 'best eleven' of the league in 2007. He now holds 2nd place in career domestic appearance (league and cups) in K-League, only after goalkeeper Kim Byung-Ji.

On July 9, 2011 he became the oldest ever score in the K-League with his goal in the 7-0 victory over Daejeon Citizen.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of end of 2011 season
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
1991 POSCO Atoms K-League 0 0 - - - 0 0
1992 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0
1993 Yukong Elephants K-League 3 0 - 4 0 - 7 0
1994 11 0 - 4 0 - 15 0
1995 25 0 - 4 0 - 29 0
1996 Bucheon SK K-League 30 2 3 0 -
1997 4 0 10 5 -
1998 14 0 20 1 -
1999 27 2 9 1 -
2000 30 1 11 0 -
2001 27 0 3 1 -
2002 27 3 8 1 -
2003 Pohang Steelers K-League 30 3 3 0 - - 33 3
2004 20 300 1 0 5 1 - 26 1
2005 24 230 3 0 12 1 - 39 3
2006 21 56 2 0 4 0 - 27 0
2007 30 76 6 0 6 0 - 42 4
2008 18 3 2 0 1 0 4 0 25 3
2009 20 3 1 2 3 1 7 0 31 6
2010 9 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 14 1
2011 14 2 1 0 6 2 - 21 4
Career total 384 25 20 3 117 14 11 0 532 42

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

Club[edit]

Yukong Elephants / Bucheon SK
Pohang Steelers

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