Kim Jin-kyu

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Kim Jin-kyu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-02-16) 16 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Yeongdeok, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Daejeon Citizen
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2002 Andong High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Jeonnam Dragons 21 (1)
2005–2006 Júbilo Iwata 47 (4)
2007 Jeonnam Dragons 8 (2)
2007–2010 FC Seoul 85 (1)
2011 Dalian Shide 8 (0)
2011 Ventforet Kofu 4 (1)
2012–2015 FC Seoul 120 (12)
2016 Muangthong United 0 (0)
2016 Pattaya United (loan) 14 (0)
2016 Fagiano Okayama 2 (1)
2017– Daejeon Citizen
National team
2003–2005 South Korea U20 26 (2)
2004–2008 South Korea U23 27 (1)
2004–2012 South Korea 42 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 September 2014
Kim Jin-kyu
Hangul 김진규
Hanja 金珍圭
Revised Romanization Gim Jin-gyu
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chin'gyu

Kim Jin-kyu (born February 16, 1985) is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Daejeon Citizen. He has gained reputation as a defender who is also capable of scoring.[1]

Career[edit]

He began playing football during 4th grade at elementary school influenced by his older brother. After graduating from Andong High School, he headed straight to K League instead of playing for a university. During his days at Jeonnam Dragons, he set a record by becoming the youngest player to score a goal in his team. He later transferred to Júbilo Iwata in 2005. He gained praise and notoriety during East Asian Games which was held during December 2005. The Chinese coach at that time had pledged to end Koreaphobia by winning the match against Korea.[2] The Chinese scored the first goal in the first half, but Kim prevented loss against China by scoring an equaliser.[3] In 2006, he was selected to represent South Korea in FIFA World Cup. This time, however, his performance was below expectations when he played for Korea against Switzerland.[4] Kim returned to Jeonnam Dragons in January 2007 amid rumours he will return to South Korea by playing for Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Kim wanted to keep his promise with coach Huh Jung-moo, who wanted him to play for Jeonnam because the coach helped him "during a difficult time."[5] Kim was selected to be the captain of the Korean team for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Kim stated he will no longer free kick during the game.[6]

Kim transferred to Chinese Super League side Dalian Shide in January 2011.[7] However, after Dalian's Korean manager Park Sung-hwa was sacked in May 2011, he lost his position in the club. Kim was loaned to J1 League club Ventforet Kofu for six months in July after managing 8 appearances for the Chinese club. He returned to FC Seoul after Kofu were relegated to the Second Division.

In 2016 Kim signed for Pattaya United on loan from Muangthong United in the Thai Premier League.[8]

Criticism[edit]

He has been criticized for his hot temper and unprofessional behavior. During 2004 Asian Cup, he received a red card for flipping the bird against an Iranian player during Korea's match against Iran national football team, and was suspended for two games.[9]

He was also met with criticism for his performance after South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16 in the 2006 World Cup for his lack of aggressiveness when it has been revealed that he had never used tackles during the matches despite his position as a defender.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 December 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
2003 Jeonnam Dragons K-League 11 1 0 0 - - 11 1
2004 10 0 3 0 5 1 - 18 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2005 Júbilo Iwata J. League 24 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 30 2
2006 23 3 2 0 3 0 - 28 3
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2007 Jeonnam Dragons K-League 8 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 13 2
2007 FC Seoul 9 0 2 0 0 0 - 11 0
2008 25 0 1 0 4 0 - 30 0
2009 28 0 2 0 4 0 7 0 41 0
2010 23 1 1 0 7 0 - 31 1
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2011 Dalian Shide Chinese Super League 8 0 1 0 - - 9 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2011 Ventforet Kofu J. League 4 1 0 0 1 0 - 5 1
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2012 FC Seoul K League Classic 37 4 2 0 - - 39 4
2013 35 6 1 0 - 11 2 47 8
2014 33 2 5 0 - 11 0 49 2
2015 15 0 1 0 - 6 1 22 1
Total Jeonnam Dragons 29 3 3 0 6 1 4 0 42 4
Jubilo Iwata 47 4 3 1 4 0 4 0 58 5
FC Seoul 205 13 15 0 15 0 35 3 270 16
Dalian Shide 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Ventforet Kofu 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 293 21 22 1 26 1 43 3 384 26

International[edit]

[10]

Korea Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 5 0
2005 11 3
2006 13 0
2007 10 0
2008 2 0
2012 1 0
Total 42 3

International goals[edit]

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
January 19, 2005 United States Los Angeles  Paraguay 1 goal 1-1 Friendly match
July 31, 2005 South Korea Daejeon  China PR 1 goal 1-1 2005 East Asian Cup
October 12, 2005 South Korea Seoul  Iran 1 goal 2-0 Friendly match

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Jeonnam Dragons

FC Seoul

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ha Dae-sung
FC Seoul captain
2014
Succeeded by
Koh Myong-jin
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kim Byung-suk
Daejeon Citizen captain
2017-
Succeeded by
incumbent