South Korea national under-23 football team

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Korea Republic U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Taegeuk Warriors
The Red Devils
Tigers of Asia
Association Korea Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Shin Tae-yong
Captain Jang Hyun-soo
Most caps Lee Ki-hyung
Kim Do-heon (40)
Top scorer Lee Dong-gook (19)
FIFA code KOR
First colours
Second colours
First international
South Korea South Korea 5–0  Indonesia
(Masan, South Korea; 24 March 1991)
Biggest win
South Korea South Korea 10–0  Philippines
(Seoul, South Korea; 18 May 1991)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Sweden; 7 November 1995)
 Japan 4–1 South Korea South Korea
(Tokyo, Japan; 7 September 1999)
 Spain 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Adelaide, Australia; 14 September 2000)
 Italy 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Qinhuangdao, China; 10 August 2008)
 Brazil 3–0 South Korea South Korea
(Manchester, United Kingdom; August 7 2012)
Olympic Games
Appearances 8 (first in 1988)
Best result Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (2012)
Asian Games
Appearances 4 (first in 2002)
Best result Gold medal asia.svg Gold Medal (2014)
AFC U-22 Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2013)
Best result Fourth Place (2013)

Korea Republic national under-23 football team represents South Korea at football in the Olympic Games and Asian Games. This team mostly includes under-22 and under-21 squads.

The bronze medal winning team of 2012 Summer Olympics and the gold medal winning team of 2014 Asian Games were granted exemptions from mandatory military service.[1][2]

Tournament records[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
From 1992 Summer Olympics, at the first tournament to be played in an under-23 format.
Spain 1992 Group Stage 3 0 3 0 2 2
United States 1996 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 2 2
Australia 2000 Group Stage 3 2 0 1 2 3
Greece 2004 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 8 8
China 2008 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 2 4
United Kingdom 2012 Third Place 6 2 3 1 5 5
Brazil 2016 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 12 4
Total 8/8 26 8 12 6 30 26

Asian Games[edit]

From 2002 Asian Games, at the first tournament to be played in an under-23 format.
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
South Korea 2002  Bronze 6 5 1 0 17 2
Qatar 2006 4th 6 4 0 2 9 2
China 2010  Bronze 7 5 0 2 18 5
South Korea 2014  Gold 7 7 0 0 13 0
Total 4/4 26 21 1 4 57 9

AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Oman 2013 4th 6 3 2 1 8 3
Qatar 2016 2nd 6 4 1 1 14 6
Total 2/2 12 7 3 2 22 9
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Recent results[edit]

For more details on this topic, see South Korea national under-23 football team results.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Team[edit]

Most recent squad[edit]

Players called for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kim Dong-jun (1994-12-19) December 19, 1994 (age 22) 18 0 South Korea Seongnam FC
18 1GK Gu Sung-yun (1994-06-27) June 27, 1994 (age 22) 11 0 Japan Consadole Sapporo
2 2DF Sim Sang-min (1993-05-21) May 21, 1993 (age 23) 26 0 South Korea FC Seoul
21 2DF Kim Min-tae (1993-11-26) November 26, 1993 (age 23) 10 0 Japan Vegalta Sendai
5 2DF Choi Kyu-baek (1994-01-23) January 23, 1994 (age 23) 4 1 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai
15 2DF Jeong Seung-hyun (1994-04-03) April 3, 1994 (age 22) 16 2 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
6 2DF Jang Hyun-soo* (c) (1991-09-28) September 28, 1991 (age 25) 26 3 China Guangzhou R&F
3 2DF Lee Seul-chan (1993-08-15) August 15, 1993 (age 23) 17 0 South Korea Jeonnam Dragons
13 2DF Park Dong-jin (1994-12-10) December 10, 1994 (age 22) 15 0 South Korea Gwangju FC
14 3MF Park Yong-woo (1993-09-10) September 10, 1993 (age 23) 14 2 South Korea FC Seoul
12 3MF Lee Chan-dong (1993-01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 24) 11 1 South Korea Gwangju FC
17 3MF Lee Chang-min (1994-01-20) January 20, 1994 (age 23) 21 4 South Korea Jeju United
8 3MF Moon Chang-jin (1993-07-12) July 12, 1993 (age 23) 27 14 South Korea Pohang Steelers
10 3MF Ryu Seung-woo (1993-12-17) December 17, 1993 (age 23) 21 3 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
16 3MF Kwon Chang-hoon (1994-06-30) June 30, 1994 (age 22) 14 7 France Dijon FCO
7 4FW Son Heung-min* (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 24) 48 16 England Tottenham Hotspur
9 4FW Suk Hyun-jun* (1991-06-29) June 29, 1991 (age 25) 10 4 Portugal Porto
11 4FW Hwang Hee-chan (1996-01-26) January 26, 1996 (age 21) 11 1 Austria Red Bull Salzburg

* Over-aged player.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager South Korea Shin Tae-yong
Assistant Manager South Korea Kim Gi-dong
Coach South Korea Jeon Kyung-jun
Goalkeeping Coach South Korea Lee Woon-jae

Former managers[edit]

Year Name Win Draw Lose Notes
1991. 1. ~ 1992. 7. South Korea Kim Sam-Rak 20 6 13 Germany Dettmar Cramer was technical advisor (1991. 1. ~ 1992. 2.)
1994. 8. ~ 1996. 7. Russia Anatoliy Byshovets 17 13 9
1998. 8. ~ 2000. 9. South Korea Huh Jung-Moo 24 2 3
2002. 9. ~ 2002. 10. South Korea Park Hang-Seo 6 1 0
2002.11. ~ 2004. 8. South Korea Kim Ho-Gon 17 5 6
2006. 7. ~ 2007. 8. Netherlands Pim Verbeek 5 0 1
2007. 8. ~ 2008. 8. South Korea Park Seong-Hwa 7 5 1
2009. 12. ~ 2012. 8. South Korea Hong Myung-Bo 14 8 3
2013. 12. ~ 2015. 2. South Korea Lee Kwang-jong 12 5 3
2015. 2. South Korea Choi Moon-sik 2 1 0
2015. 2. ~ South Korea Shin Tae-yong 11 5 1

Statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Footballer to Be Spared Military Service Despite IOC Probe". Chosun Ilbo. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Medal instead of military service". The Hankyoreh Media Company. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Match Report: KOR vs HON" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.kfa.or.kr/eng/national/teamlist.asp?gubun=13002

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