Kim Yeon-koung

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Kim Yeon-koung
Kim Yeon-Kyung in 2012 Olympics (2).jpg
Personal information
NationalitySouth Korean
Born (1988-02-26) 26 February 1988 (age 30)
Ansan, South Korea
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Spike315 cm (124 in)
Block299 cm (118 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside Hitter
Current clubEczacıbaşı VitrA
Number10 (national team), 18 (club)
Career
YearsTeams
2005-2009
2009-2011
2011-2017
2017-2018
2018-
Heungkuk Life
JT Marvelous
Fenerbahçe
Shanghai
Eczacıbaşı VitrA
National team
2005-South Korea
Kim Yeon-koung
Hangul
김연경
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Yeongyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏngyŏng

Kim Yeon-koung (Hangul김연경; Hanja金軟景 Korean pronunciation: [kim.jʌngjʌŋ]; born 26 February 1988 in Ansan) is a South Korean female professional volleyball player. She is the outside Hitter and captain of the South Korea women's national volleyball team, and currently plays for the Turkish team Eczacıbaşı VitrA. Kim signed a three-year contract with Fenerbahçe in 2011 after playing for Incheon Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders in South Korea and JT Marvelous in Japan. She signed another two-year extension with Fenerbahçe for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.[1] She earned an MVP award at the 2012 London Olympics. She is regarded as one of the best and richest volleyball players in the world.

Club career[edit]

International career[edit]

South Korea South Korea women's national volleyball team

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • It's Not Yet The End [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derinev.com. "AÇIKLAMA - Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü Resmi Sitesi".
  2. ^ "Brazil win second consecutive title, USA and Japan complete Olympic podium - FIVB - Press release". www.fivb.org.
  3. ^ "ONE LAST THRILLER AS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER IN JAPAN DRAWS TO A CLOSE". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Archived from the original on 2016-05-23. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ "AG 140득점, 독보적인 전체 1위… 김연경이 최강인 이유".
  5. ^ Kim, Yeon-koung (15 September 2016). 아직 끝이 아니다. 가연. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Brazil Sheilla Castro
Best Scorer of
World Grand Champions Cup

2009
Succeeded by
Not Awarded
Preceded by
Poland Małgorzata Glinka
Most Valuable Player of
CEV Champions League

2011-2012
Succeeded by
Serbia Jovana Brakočević
Preceded by
Serbia Jelena Nikolić
Best Scorer of
CEV Champions League

2011-2012
Succeeded by
Comoros Madelaynne Montano
Preceded by
Brazil Paula Pequeno
Most Valuable Player of
Olympic Games

2012
Succeeded by
China Zhu Ting
Preceded by
United States Logan Tom
Best Scorer of
Olympic Games

2012
Succeeded by
Not Awarded
Preceded by
-
Most Valuable Player of
CEV Cup

2013-2014
Succeeded by
Russia Tatiana Kosheleva
Preceded by
Dominican Republic Bethania de la Cruz
Czech Republic Helena Havelková
Best Outside Spiker of
CEV Champions League

2015-2016 (with United States Kimberly Hill)
Succeeded by
United States Kelsey Robinson
United States Kimberly Hill