Park Joo-ho

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Park Joo-ho
Park Joo-Ho 2018.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-01-16) 16 January 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Left back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ulsan Hyundai
Number 33
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Soongsil University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Mito HollyHock 24 (0)
2009 Kashima Antlers 19 (0)
2010–2011 Júbilo Iwata 34 (2)
2011–2013 FC Basel 47 (1)
2013–2015 Mainz 05 44 (1)
2015–2017 Borussia Dortmund 7 (0)
2017 Borussia Dortmund II 6 (0)
2018– Ulsan Hyundai 27 (0)
National team
2006–2007 South Korea U20 22 (2)
2007 South Korea U23 1 (0)
2014 South Korea U23 (WC) 7 (1)
2010– South Korea 39 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018
Park Joo-ho
Hangul
박주호
Hanja
朴柱昊
Revised RomanizationBak Ju-ho
McCune–ReischauerPak Chu-ho

Park Joo-ho (Korean: 박주호; Korean pronunciation: [pak̚.t͈ɕu.ɦo] or [pak̚] [tɕu.ɦo]; born 16 January 1987) is a South Korean football player who plays as a defender for Ulsan Hyundai FC. A versatile player, his primary position is left-back but he is also able play in defensive midfield or as a wide midfielder. As captain, he played for South Korea national under-20 soccer team in 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

Early life[edit]

Park attended Kwangwoon Electronics Technical High School in Seoul and played for Soongsil University.[2] While at university, he gained the interest of notable local and Japanese top-flight clubs but was not offered a contract after the medical check-up revealed a back injury.[3]

Club career[edit]

Japan[edit]

After recovering from his back injury, Park joined Mito HollyHock in the J2 League.[4] He played there for one year and transferred to Kashima Antlers in the J1 League. At the end of the 2009 season he won the championship title with his club. He then transferred to Júbilo Iwata.

Basel[edit]

In June 2011, Park Joo-Ho signed a four-year contract with Swiss Super League club Basel.[5][6] In July 2011, he played with his new club in the Uhrencup and won the tournament. He played his League debut on 20 August 2011 in the 3–1 away defeat against FC Luzern.[7] He then established himself as Basel's first choice left back, and helped his team become the first Swiss club to advance to the knockout stages of a UEFA Champions League. At the end of the 2011–12 season, Park won the Double, the League Championship title[8] and the Swiss Cup[9] with the club.

The following season Basel had to rotate their players a lot because they played twenty European games, Champions League qualifiers and Europa League. Park lost his first-choice place in their defense, but still came to 21 League matches. Park scored his first league goal for Basel on 21 April 2013, in the 2–2 away draw against Thun.[10] At the end of the Swiss Super League season 2012–13, Park won the Championship title[11] and was Swiss Cup runner up with Basel.[12] In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Basel advanced to the semi-finals, there being matched against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were beaten 2–5 on aggregate.[13]

Mainz 05[edit]

On 17 July 2013, 1. FSV Mainz 05 announced the signing of Park on a full transfer from Basel. He signed a two-year contract through June 2015 with a club option for an additional two years.[14]

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

On 17 September 2015 Park scored his first competitive goal for the club in a last-minute goal in the third minute of stoppage time sealing a 2–1 win over FC Krasnodar in the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.[15] At the beginning of the 2017–18 season, Park was sent to the club's reserve team on behalf of new head coach Peter Bosz.[16] On 3 December 2017, Park left Dortmund.[17]

Ulsan Hyundai[edit]

On 18 December 2017, Ulsan Hyundai announced the signing of Park on a full transfer from Borussia Dortmund which he left. He signed a four-year contract through December 2021.[18] He was appointed a vice-captain ahead of the 2019 season.[19]

International career[edit]

His international career began when he played for the South Korea U-20. He was a member of 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

On 18 January 2010, he made his first international cap for South Korea at the friendly match against Finland. In May 2012, Park was recalled to the national team for their World Cup qualifying matches against Qatar and Lebanon.

On 28 May 2014, Park replaced injured Kim Jin-su, and joined the South Korean squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.[20] However, he did not play in any matches and South Korea finished at the bottom of their group. Later that year, he was one of the three over-aged players in the squad for the Asian Games in Incheon but played in a less familiar defensive midfield role as Kim Jin-su was preferred at left back. He scored in the Round of 16 match against Hong Kong and started in all matches in South Korea's run to the gold medal.[21] The win also allowed Park to be exempted from the two-year mandatory military service and continue his career in the Bundesliga.[22]

In May 2018, he was named in South Korea's preliminary 28-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[23] He made the final 23-man squad. However he sustained a thigh injury during the group stage match against Sweden and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.[24][25]

After recovering from injury, Park was named in the squad for the October friendly matches against Uruguay and Panama.[26] He started in the match against Panama and scored his first international goal.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Park met his Swiss wife Anna while playing for FC Basel, where she was working at the stadium cafe.[28] They have two children, daughter Eden/Na-eun (born in 2015)[29][30] and son Aciel/Gun-hoo (born in 2017). Having largely kept his family out of the spotlight, Park and their two children joined the cast of The Return of Superman in 2018.[31][32]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Last update: 15 April 2019

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2008 Mito HollyHock J2 League 24 0 2 0 - - 26 0
2009 Kashima Antlers J1 League 19 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 28 0
2010 Júbilo Iwata 23 2 0 0 5 1 - 28 3
2011 11 0 - 0 0 - 11 0
Total Japan 77 2 5 0 5 1 6 0 93 3
Switzerland League Swiss Cup League Cup Europe Total
2011–12 FC Basel Super League 26 0 5 0 - 8 0 39 0
2012–13 21 1 3 0 - 14 0 38 1
Total Switzerland 47 1 8 0 - 22 0 77 1
Germany League DFB Pokal League Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Mainz 05 Bundesliga 27 1 2 0 - - 29 1
2014–15 16 0 1 0 - 2 0 19 0
2015–16 1 0 1 0 - - 2 0
2015–16 Borussia Dortmund 5 0 0 0 4 1 9 1
2016–17 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total Germany 51 1 4 0 - 6 1 61 2
South Korea League Korean FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2018 Ulsan Hyundai K League 1 17 0 2 0 - 7 0 26 0
2019 10 0 0 0 - 1 0 11 0
Total South Korea 27 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 37 0
Career total 202 4 19 0 5 1 42 1 263 6

International[edit]

As of 20 November 2018[33]
South Korea
Year Apps Goals
2010 6 0
2011 1 0
2012 4 0
2013 2 0
2014 4 0
2015 11 0
2016 3 0
2017 1 0
2018 7 1
Total 39 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.[34]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 October 2018 Cheonan Baekseok Stadium, Cheonan, South Korea  Panama 1–0 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kashima Antlers

Júbilo Iwata

Basel

Borussia Dortmund

International[edit]

South Korea U23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA. 12 June 2018. p. 16. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ "숭실대 '박 트리오', 차세대 한국 축구 이끈다" (in Korean). Soongsil University. 18 December 2006.
  3. ^ "[축사부일체]23. 윤성효 감독이 본 박주호의 끊임없는 도전". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ Dong Chil, Lee (15 May 2008). "박주호, 日프로축구 J2리그 미토 입단(Park Joo-ho joins Mito in the J2 League.)". 연합뉴스.
  5. ^ "Stats Centre: Park Joo-Ho Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Südkoreanischer Nationalspieler für den FCB" (in German). FC Basel. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  7. ^ Meister, Remo (20 August 2011). "Die zweite Niederlage in Serie" (in German). FC Basel. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Jetzt hat Basel den Titel auf sicher" (in German). FC Basel. 29 April 2012. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Matchtelegram FC Basel 1893 5:3 FC Luzern" (in German). football.ch. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  10. ^ Marti, Caspa (21 April 2013). "Gerechte Punkteteilung in Thun" (in German). FC Basel. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  11. ^ Schifferle, Michael (10 June 2013). "Season review: Switzerland". UEFA. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Telegramm Schweizer Cup Final" (in German). Schweizerischer Fussballverband. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  13. ^ Haylett, Trevor (3 May 2013). "Basel take heart after Chelsea defeat". UEFA. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Linksverteidiger gefunden!" (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Joo-Ho Park delivers late winner for Dortmund to rally past Krasnodar". PA Sport. ESPN.com. 17 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  16. ^ "BVB will Rückkehrer Mario Götze alle Zeit geben" (in German). Ruhr Nachrichten. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Joo-Ho Park verlässt Borussia Dortmund" (in German). Sport.de. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  18. ^ "(2nd LD) Ex-Dortmund left back joins S. Korean club Ulsan". Yonhap News Agency. 20 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  19. ^ "[하노이 LIVE] '캡틴' 이근호‧부주장 박주호, 호랑이 군단 이끌 두 베테랑" (in Korean). Daum. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Injured Kim Jin-su ruled out of South Korea's World Cup squad, replaced by Park Joo-ho". princegeorgecitizen.com. 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  21. ^ Sallay, Alvin (26 September 2014). "Dream is over for Hong Kong's soccer team after 3-0 thrashing by South Korea". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  22. ^ Nam, Hyun-woo (3 October 2014). "Athletes' competition continues after Asiad". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Goal. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  24. ^ "South Korean full back Park ruled out of rest of tournament". Reuters. 30 June 2018.
  25. ^ "Korea Preps for 2nd World Cup Match Against Mexico". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 June 2018.
  26. ^ "S. Korea unveils football roster for friendlies vs. Uruguay, Panama". The Korea Times. 1 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Korea held to 2-2 draw by Panama in football friendly". The Korea Times. 16 October 2018.
  28. ^ "우리남편 괜찮아요?" 박주호 아내, 부상 직후 애틋한 영상. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 20 June 2018.
  29. ^ "Park Joo-ho Hears Baby Crying Ahead of Wedding Bells". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 May 2015.
  30. ^ "[442.interview] 박주호, "가장 좋은 시기에 돌아왔다"". FourFourTwo (in Korean). 29 March 2018.
  31. ^ "Watch: Soccer Player Park Joo Ho Introduces His Adorable Multilingual Daughter On "The Return Of Superman"". Soompi. 20 August 2018.
  32. ^ "TV서 잘 나가는 나은이, 박주호 딸이네". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 28 September 2018.
  33. ^ "Park Joo-ho's official record of the national team".
  34. ^ "Park, Joo-Ho". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 October 2018.

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