Kim Young-gwon

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Kim Young-gwon
김영권
Kim Young-Gwon 2013.09.06.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Jeonju, South Korea
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou Evergrande
Number 28
Youth career
2009 Jeonju University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 FC Tokyo 23 (0)
2011–2012 Omiya Ardija 40 (0)
2012– Guangzhou Evergrande 82 (3)
National team
2008–2009 South Korea U-20 21 (2)
2009–2012 South Korea U-23 23 (0)
2010– South Korea 45 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2016
Kim Young-gwon
Hangul 김영권
Hanja 金英權
Revised Romanization Gim Yeonggwon
McCune–Reischauer Kim Yŏnggwŏn

Kim Young-gwon (Hangul김영권, Korean pronunciation: [ki.mjʌŋ.ɡwʌn] or [kim] [jʌŋ.ɡwʌn]; born 27 February 1990) is a South Korean football player who plays for Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.

Club career[edit]

Kim played for FC Tokyo in 2010

In January 2010, Kim joined J1 League side FC Tokyo after an impression trial within the team.[1] On 20 March 2010, he made his senior debut in a league match against Gamba Osaka. He scored his first senior goal with a direct free kick on 6 June 2010, in the 2010 J. League Cup against Kyoto Sanga FC. Kim played 23 league matches for FC Tokyo in the 2010 season, however, the club relegated to the second tier by finishing 16th place in the league. Kim transferred to Omiya Ardija on 31 December 2010.[2]

On 2 July 2012, Kim transferred to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande on a four-year deal with a fee of 2.5 million US dollars.[3] He made his debut for Guangzhou Evergrande on 22 August, in the first leg of 2012 Chinese FA Cup semi finals which Guangzhou beat Liaoning Whowin 1–0 at Tianhe Stadium. His first Chinese League debut came on 3 days later, in a 0–0 home draw against Tianjin Teda. He played both legs of 2012 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals against Al-Ittihad. He won 2012 Chinese Super League and 2012 Chinese FA Cup with Guangzhou in the 2012 season. On 20 April 2013, Kim scored his first league goal in the sixth round of 2013 Chinese Super League as Guangzhou beat Changchun Yatai 6–1.

International career[edit]

Kim played for South Korea national under-20 football team, South Korea Universiade team and South Korea national futsal team when he studied at Jeonju University.[4] He was the regular center defender of South Korea U-20 in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He scored a goal in the last group match against the United States, which resulted South Korea's advancing to the knockout stage. He won the bronze medal with South Korea U-23 in the 2010 Asian Games. During the 2012 London Olympics, Kim played as a valuable member and a major defender of the South Korean national football team. South Korea advanced to semi-finals in Olympics football for the first time and eventually won the bronze in the tournament, which was the first Olympic medal ever in Korean football history.

Kim received his first call-up by South Korea national football team in July 2010.[5] He made his international debut on 11 August 2010, in a friendly match against Nigeria. He was named in the primary list for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, however, he wasn't selected in the final squad. On 3 June 2011, Kim scored first international goal in an international friendly against Serbia.[6]

Kim was a member of South Korea's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all three of the team's group matches as they lost to Belgium and Algeria, before drawing with Russia.[7]

At the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, Kim scored the second goal in South Korea's 2–0 semi-final defeat of Iraq on 26 January 2015, putting the nation into the Asian Cup final for the first time since 1988.[8]

International goals[edit]

Updated to games played on 8 October 2015.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 June 2011 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea  Serbia 2–0 2–1 Friendly
2 26 January 2015 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  Iraq 2–0 2–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Club statistics[edit]

As of 21 June 2017
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Others Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Others Total
2010 FC Tokyo J1 League 23 0 2 0 6 1 - - 31 1
2011 Omiya Ardija 27 0 0 0 2 1 - - 29 1
2012 13 0 0 0 3 1 - - 16 1
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Others1 Total
2012 Guangzhou Evergrande Chinese Super League 7 0 4 0 - 2 0 - 13 0
2013 26 2 4 0 - 14 0 4 0 48 2
2014 16 1 0 0 - 9 0 0 0 25 1
2015 18 0 0 0 - 12 0 3 0 33 0
2016 15 0 2 0 - 4 0 1 0 22 0
2017 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total Japan 63 0 2 0 11 3 0 0 - 76 3
China PR 82 3 11 0 0 0 41 0 8 0 142 3
Career total 145 3 13 0 11 3 41 0 8 0 218 6

1Other tournaments include Chinese FA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Guangzhou Evergrande

International[edit]

South Korea
South Korea U-23

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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