Kim Song-yong

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Kim Song-yong
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Personal information
Date of birth (1987-02-26) 26 February 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2005–2008 Korea University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Kyoto Sanga FC 33 (4)
2012 Thespa Kusatsu 39 (3)
2013 Nakhon Ratchasima 27 (11)
2013–2014 Rangdajied United 13 (4)
2014–2015 Royal Wahingdoh 19 (5)
2015–2016 Bengaluru FC 10 (4)
2016–2017 DSK Shivajians 13 (4)
National team
2007 North Korea U23
2010– North Korea 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:53, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 April 2010

Kim Song-yong (Hangul김성용; Hanja金成勇; born February 26, 1987, in Tokyo, Japan) is a Zainichi Korean striker who has played for the North Korean national football team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Kim made his professional debut for Kyoto Sanga FC on 4 April 2009, coming on as a late substitute in a J1 League match against the Kashima Antlers.[2] He scored his first professional goal against Albirex Niigata on 22 August 2009, ensuring his club emerged as the winners of the match.[3] On 16 January 2013, it was announced that Kim Seng-Yong would be signing with Nakhon Ratchasima of Thailand.[4] On 25 November 2013, Kim signed for I-league debutant Rangdajied United for the remainder of the season.[5] Kim signed for Royal Wahingdoh for the 2014-15 I-League season, where he appeared 19 times and scored 5 times, helping his side finish a remarkable 3rd in the league.

Bengaluru FC[edit]

On 3 June 2015, Kim signed for Bengaluru FC on a 1-year deal.[6]

On 24 January Kim scored his first goal for Bengaluru by scoring a brace against Shillong Lajong.[7]

DSK Shivajians[edit]

In August 2016, Kim signed for another Pune based franchise club DSK Shivajians for a one-year deal.[8]

International career[edit]

Kim was named as one of the North Korean squad for the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup.[9] He made a full international debut for North Korea on February 19, 2010 in the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup against Kyrgyzstan at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. He also played in a friendly match against South Africa in April 2010, prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Japan, it was his family connections and pride that made up his mind to choose North Korea, after his ancestors, like many during the time of World War II, chose to stay behind in Japan following the war and came to be known as Zainichi Korean. His father, Kim Kwang-Ho, was the first Zainichi Korean footballer to be called up for the senior Korea DPR national football team.[11]


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