South Korea national under-20 football team

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Korea Republic U-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Taegeuk Warriors
The Red Devils
Tiger of Asia
AssociationKorea Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachJeong Jeong-yong
FIFA codeKOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances15 (first in 1979)
Best resultFourth place, 1983
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances38 (first in 1959)
Best resultChampions (1959, 1960, 1963, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2012)

The Korea Republic national under-20 football team represents South Korea in international youth football competitions.

Tournament Records[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Did not participate
Japan 1979 Round 1 3 1 1 1 1 3
Australia 1981 Round 1 3 1 0 2 4 5
Mexico 1983 Fourth Place 6 3 0 3 8 9
Soviet Union 1985 Did not quality
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 3 7
Australia 1993 Round 1 3 0 3 0 4 4
Qatar 1995 Did not quality
Malaysia 1997 Round 1 3 0 1 2 5 14
Nigeria 1999 Round 1 3 1 0 2 5 6
Argentina 2001 Did not quality
United Arab Emirates 2003 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 3 5
Netherlands 2005 Round 1 3 1 0 2 3 5
Canada 2007 Round 1 3 0 2 1 4 5
Egypt 2009 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 9 6
Colombia 2011 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 3 4
Turkey 2013 Quarterfinals 5 1 3 1 8 8
New Zealand 2015 Did not quality
South Korea 2017 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 6 5
Poland 2019 Qualified
Total 53 15 13 25 66 86

AFC U-19 Championship[edit]

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 1959 Winners 4 4 0 0 8 3
Malaysia 1960 Winners 4 4 0 0 16 4
Thailand 1961 Round 1 5 1 3 1 9 6
Thailand 1962 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 14 2
Malaysia 1963 Winners* 6 4 2 0 16 6
South Vietnam 1964 Fourth Place 4 2 0 2 4 9
Japan 1965 Round 1 4 1 0 3 4 5
Philippines 1966 Quarterfinals 3 1 1 1 5 2
Thailand 1967 Round 1 3 1 1 1 8 7
South Korea 1968 Third Place 7 5 2 0 18 4
Thailand 1969 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 9 4
Philippines 1970 Third Place 6 4 0 2 11 3
Japan 1971 Runners-up 6 2 3 1 8 5
Thailand 1972 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 8 3
Iran 1973 Third Place 6 3 2 1 5 1
Thailand 1974 Third Place 6 5 0 1 11 7
Kuwait 1975 Did not participate
Thailand 1976 Third Place 6 3 1 2 7 3
Iran 1977 Quarterfinals 4 1 3 0 3 0
Bangladesh 1978 Winners* 6 3 3 0 12 3
Thailand 1980 Winners 4 3 1 0 9 3
Thailand 1982 Winners 3 2 1 0 7 2
United Arab Emirates 1985 Did not quality
Saudi Arabia 1986 Round 1 3 1 1 1 9 2
Qatar 1988 Round 1 3 1 1 1 3 2
Indonesia 1990 Winners 5 2 3 0 3 1
United Arab Emirates 1992 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 18 10
Indonesia 1994 Round 1 4 1 2 1 7 6
South Korea 1996 Winners 6 6 0 0 18 3
Thailand 1998 Winners 6 4 2 0 12 6
Iran 2000 Round 1 4 2 1 1 11 3
Qatar 2002 Winners 6 5 1 0 13 1
Malaysia 2004 Winners 6 3 2 1 11 7
India 2006 Third Place 6 5 1 0 19 3
Saudi Arabia 2008 Semifinals 5 3 0 2 7 3
China 2010 Semifinals 5 3 1 1 6 4
United Arab Emirates 2012 Winners 6 4 2 0 11 4
Myanmar 2014 Round 1 3 1 1 1 7 2
Bahrain 2016 Round 1 3 2 0 1 6 4
Indonesia 2018 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 12 6
Total 179 105 42 32 354 145

Toulon Tournament[edit]

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
France 2013 5th place 4 2 1 1 3 2
France 2014 5th place 4 1 2 1 3 4
France 2018 11th place 3 0 0 3 3 8
Total Best: 5th place 11 3 3 5 9 14

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach South Korea Jeong Jeong-yong
Assistant Coach South Korea Park Seong-bae
Assistant Coach South Korea Kim Pil-jong
Goalkeeping Coach South Korea Kim Dae-hwan
Fitness Coach South Korea Lee Jae-hong

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Park Ji-min (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 18) South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
1GK Lee Gwang-yeon (1999-09-11) 11 September 1999 (age 19) South Korea Gangwon
1GK Choi Min-soo (2000-02-26) 26 February 2000 (age 19) Germany Hamburger SV

2DF Kim Joo-seong (2000-12-12) 12 December 2000 (age 18) South Korea FC Seoul
2DF Kim Hyun-woo (1999-03-07) 7 March 1999 (age 20) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb II
2DF LEE Kyu-hyuk (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 20) South Korea Jeju United
2DF Lee Sang-jun (1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 19) South Korea Busan IPark
2DF Lee Jae-ik (1999-05-21) 21 May 1999 (age 20) South Korea Gangwon
2DF Lee Ji-sol (1999-07-09) 9 July 1999 (age 19) South Korea Daejeon Citizen
2DF Choi Jun (1999-04-17) 17 April 1999 (age 20) South Korea Yonsei University
2DF Hwang Tae-hyeon (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 20) South Korea Ansan Greeners

3MF Kim Se-yun (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 20) South Korea Daejeon Citizen
3MF Kim Jung-min (1999-11-13) 13 November 1999 (age 19) Austria FC Liefering
3MF Ko Jae-hyeon (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 20) South Korea Daegu
3MF Park Tae-jun (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 20) South Korea Seongnam
3MF Lee Kang-in (2001-02-19) 19 February 2001 (age 18) Spain Valencia
3MF Jeong Ho-jin (1999-08-06)6 August 1999 (aged 19) South Korea Korea University

4FW Um Won-sang (1999-01-06) 6 January 1999 (age 20) South Korea Gwangju
4FW Oh Se-hun (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 20) South Korea Asan Mugunghwa
4FW Jeon Se-jin (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19) South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
4FW Cho Young-wook (1999-02-05) 5 February 1999 (age 20) South Korea FC Seoul

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