Moon Soon-ho

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Moon Soon-Ho
Moon Soon-Ho.jpg
Moon Soon-Ho in action for Woodlands Wellington in a S.League during the 2012 season.
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-03-15) 15 March 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Seongnam, South Korea
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Woodlands Wellington FC
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Incheon Korail 28 (8)
2008 Super Reds 37 (14)
2009–2010 Cheonan City 16 (5)
2011– Woodlands Wellington FC 58 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2013.
Moon Soon-ho
Hangul 문순호
Revised Romanization Mun Sunho
McCune–Reischauer Mun Sunho

Moon Soon-Ho (born 15 March 1981) is a South Korean football player who plays for Woodlands Wellington FC in the S-League.

Club career[edit]

Super Reds FC[edit]

Having finished last in the 2007 S-League season, Super Reds FC made several changes to their squad and Moon, along with his Incheon Korail team-mate Choi Young-Min, were signed up from the Korea National League side for the 2008 S-League season.

Moon scored a total of seven goals during that season, netting crucial match winning goals against Gombak United[1] and Courts Young Lions.[2]

In 2009, Moon decided to move back to his native South Korea to join Korea National League side Cheonan City FC.

Cheonan City FC[edit]

With a knee injury hampering him during his time back in the Korea National League, Moon had little playing time at Cheonan. However, he managed to score 2 goals during his maiden season in 2009 despite spending most of his time on the sidelines. He was deployed mostly as a substitute. He finish his season with 2 goals in 6 appearance for the club. In his second season with Cheonan, Moon did make an impact by coming off the bench to score a stunner for Cheonan against Yongin City FC on 30 April 2010. His knack for scoring goals when coming on as a substitute earned him the title "super-sub".[3]

At the end of the 2010 Korea National League season, despite scoring 3 goals in 10 appearances, Moon was released by the club as he struggled to recover from his injury.

Woodlands Wellington FC[edit]

Moon would soon return to the S.League when he was snapped up by Woodlands Wellington FC during the 2011 mid-season transfer window as a free agent. Joining him at the club was fellow Korean Hyun Jong-Woon, whom switched to the Rams from Tanjong Pagar United.

Moon proved to be a shrewd signing for Woodlands, as he scored 8 goals in the latter half of the season and finished the 2011 season as Woodlands' top scorer.

Moon kick-started the 2012 S-League season in great fashion, earning a penalty against the favoured Courts Young Lions and calmly slotting it home in the 48th minute, putting the Rams into the lead and ultimately winning the game for them.[4]

Moon's telepathic understanding with Lebanese Australian attacking midfielder Hussein Akil has also been praised by football pundits, despite the pair only playing together at the start of the 2012 season.[5]

Moon finished as Woodlands Wellington's top scorer for the Rams' 2012 S.League season with 9 goals in the S-League and 1 goal in the Singapore Cup, which he scored against Kanbawza FC.

In the 2013 S.League season, Moon finished as joint-top scorer in the S.League with 15 league goals and built up a telepathic relationship with fellow Korean striker Jang Jo-Yoon as the Rams stormed to a top-six finish. Moon's fantastic performances also earned him a spot in the inaugural Singapore Football Awards' Team of the Year. [6]

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 16 July 2013

Moon Soon-Ho's Profile

Club Performance League Cup League Cup Total
Singapore S.League Singapore Cup League Cup
Club Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Apps Goals
Woodlands Wellington 2011 14 (3) 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 15 (3) 8
2012 23 (1) 9 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 27 (1) 10
2013 16 (1) 9 1 1 3 (1) 0 3 1 0 20 (2) 10
All numbers encased in brackets signify substitute appearances.