Son Seung-joon

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Son Seung-Joon
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Personal information
Full name Son Seung-Joon (손승준)
Date of birth (1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth South Korea
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive MF& Center Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 50 (0)
2005–2006 Gwangju Sangmu (army) 19 (1)
2008–2012 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 40 (3)
2012 Henan Jianye 15 (0)
National team
2003 South Korea U-23 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Son Seung-Joon (born May 16, 1982) is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Henan Jianye F.C. (formerly Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Gwangju Sangmu and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors).[1]


Mr. Son is a talented defender who can play as Defensive midfielder, Central Defender and even Wingback. The nickname in his youth time was 'Mr. Fighter' due to his physical fighting and strong pressure. He was one of the members called 'The children of Kim Ho', the head coach of U-23 Korea national team of Athene Olympic Team.

Football Player Experience[edit]


In Year 2001, He entered Suwon Samsung Bluewings as the priority selection from university players, and in year 2004, he got started his military service in Gwangju Sangmu, which is the special team for talented football players. In year 2007, he came back to Suwon Samsung Bluewings but there was no his room because head coach changed and foreign defenders such as Mato Neretljak already got his position. Following this situation, he transferred to Jeonbuk Hyundai because current Korea National Team head coach Choi Kang-Hee (footballer) really wanted him. He was the member of K-League Champion in 2009 and 2011 and runner-up of AFC Champions League in 2011. In 2012, he moved to Henan Jianye F.C. in China Super League and played 43 games as Defensive Mid Fielder and Central Defender.

Career Statistics[edit]

Club Year Apps Goal Assist
Suwon Samsung 2001~2004 45 0 2
Gwangju Sangmu 2005~2006 19 1 6
Suwon Samsung 2007~2008 5 0
Jeonbuk Hyundai 2009~2011 40 3 0
Henan Jianye F.C. 2012~2014 64 4 0
Total (K-League) - 109 4 8
Total (China Super League) - 64 4 0
K-League records include K-League Cup records. as of the end of yr 2010.

Play Style[edit]

The assessment by the coaches were outstanding among the players of Jeonbuk Hyundai in the view of football sense and fighting spirit. Based on his good physical, he could get an air ball easily and well participate in the offense with his basic skills.