|Date of birth||15 July 1983|
|Place of birth||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2012|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 May 2012
|Revised Romanization||Gim Myeongwon|
Kim Myong-won (Hangul: 김명원; Hanja: 金明元; born 15 July 1983) is a North Korean international footballer, who plays as a striker for FC Ulaanbaatar in the Mongolia Premier League. Known for his blazing speed, he's known in North Korea as The Chariot.
Kim has played on nine occasions for the North Korean national team since his first appearance in 2003, and has been called up to their 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Nevertheless, he was registered as one of the three goalkeepers as all the squads must nominate three eligible keepers for the tournament. Coach Kim Jong-hun did this to boost his attacking options, but FIFA revealed that Kim would only be allowed to play as a goalkeeper, and not as an outfield player as had originally been intended. It has also been reported that he actually played as a goalkeeper for his club at least once, showing skills especially in saving penalties.
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- Kim Myong-Won e Sin Chol-Jin all'Ulaanbataar FC
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- "World Cup 2010: North Korea goalkeeper gamble backfires". The Guardian. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- "Kim Myong-Won Bio, Stats, News". soccernet.espn.go.com. ESPN. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- Kim Myong-Won at Soccerbase
- Kim Myong-won – FIFA competition record
- Kim Myong-won at National-Football-Teams.com
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