Kim Seung-gyu

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Kim Seung-gyu
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Kim with South Korea in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Ulsan, South Korea
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ulsan Hyundai
Number 81
Youth career
2003–2007 Ulsan Hyundai
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2015 Ulsan Hyundai 112 (0)
2016–2019 Vissel Kobe 107 (0)
2019– Ulsan Hyundai 4 (0)
National team
2006–2007 South Korea U-17 17 (0)
2008–2009 South Korea U-20 16 (0)
2009–2012 South Korea U-23 9 (0)
2014 South Korea U-23 (WC) 6 (0)
2013– South Korea 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2019
Kim Seung-gyu
Hangul
김승규
Hanja
金承奎
Revised RomanizationGim Seunggyu
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŭnggyu

Kim Seung-gyu (Korean pronunciation: [kim.sɯŋ.ɡju]; born 30 September 1990) is a South Korean football player for Korean club Ulsan Hyundai, and also currently the goalkeeper for South Korea national football team. He is well known for his quick reflexes.

Club career[edit]

After graduation of middle school, he entered Ulsan Hyundai by 2006 Draft. However, he didn't play in K League and played as U-18 team player during 2006 and 2007. He debuted in K League in 2008. In 2013 Kim was named in the K League Classic best XI 2013 squad for his outstanding performance. In 2016, he opted to move abroad, playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan.[2]

International career[edit]

Kim Seung-gyu made his International debut for the senior team against Peru on 14 August 2013 in a goalless draw, keeping a clean sheet in his debut.

Kim was named in the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad as the second choice keeper behind Jung Sung-ryong. He did not play the first two games, but after Jung Sung-ryong's poor performance against Algeria he was selected to play against Belgium. He made numerous saves, but conceded one as Korea lost 1–0. Despite the loss, Kim was well praised by the fans for his performance, conceding only one goal against one of the top ranked teams in the world on his World Cup debut. Following the World Cup he was made the first choice keeper for the South Korea national football team.

Kim was named as a wild card player for the South Korea U-23 national team to play in the 2014 Asian Games. Kim helped his team get a gold medal for the first time in 28 years. Kim conceded no goals in the six matches he played and was granted a military exemption. Due to his outstanding performance, he is compared to Korea's former goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae.

In May 2018 he was named in South Korea's preliminary 28 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated to 16 August 2019.[4]

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 AFC Total
2006 Ulsan Hyundai K League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010 3 0 1 0 4 0 8 0
2011 2[a] 0 0 0 2 0
2012 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2013 32 0 2 0 34 0
2014 29 0 1 0 6 0 36 0
2015 34 0 4 0 38 0
Japan League Cup League Cup AFC Total
2016 Vissel Kobe J1 League 34 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
2017 31 0 3 0 5 0 39 0
2018 30 0 2 0 0 0 32 0
2019 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup AFC Total
2019 Ulsan Hyundai K League 1 4 0 4 0
Total South Korea 118 0 8 0 4 0 8 0 138 0
Japan 107 0 6 0 8 0 0 0 121 0
Career total 225 0 14 0 12 0 8 0 259 0

International clean sheets[edit]

As of 7 June 2019[5]
Results list South Korea's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ulsan Hyundai

International[edit]

South Korea U-23
South Korea

Individual[edit]

Ulsan Hyundai

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "韓国Kリーグ蔚山現代よりGKキム スンギュ選手 完全移籍加入決定のお知らせ".
  3. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Goal. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 58 out of 289)
  5. ^ "KFA - Kim Seung-gyu".

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