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
AssociationKorea Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachKim Hak-bum
CaptainSon Heung-min
Most capsKim Dong-jin
Kim Do-heon (43)
Top scorerLee Dong-gook (20)
FIFA codeKOR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 South Korea 5–0 Indonesia 
(Masan, South Korea; 24 March 1991)[1]
Biggest win
 South Korea 10–0 Philippines 
(Seoul, South Korea; 18 May 1991)
 South Korea 10–0 Macau 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 19 July 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 3–0 South Korea 
(Sweden; 7 November 1995)
 Japan 4–1 South Korea 
(Tokyo, Japan; 7 September 1999)
 Spain 3–0 South Korea 
(Adelaide, Australia; 14 September 2000)
 Italy 3–0 South Korea 
(Qinhuangdao, China; 10 August 2008)
 Brazil 3–0 South Korea 
(Manchester, United Kingdom; 7 August 2012)
 Uzbekistan 4–1 South Korea 
(Kunshan, China; 23 January 2018)
Olympic Games
Appearances7 (first in 1992)
Best resultBronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (2012)
Asian Games
Appearances5 (first in 2002)
Best resultGold medal asia.svg Gold Medal (2014, 2018)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2013)
Best resultRunners-up (2016)

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 teams of 2014 and 2018 Asian Games were granted exemptions from mandatory military service.[2][3]

Tournament records[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Summer Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
19481988 See South Korean national team
Spain 1992 Group Stage 3 0 3 0 2 2
United States 1996 3 1 1 1 2 2
Australia 2000 3 2 0 1 2 3
Greece 2004 Quarter-finals 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 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 12 4
Japan 2020 To be determined
France 2024
United States 2028
Total Third Place 7 / 7 26 9 11 6 33 28

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 Fourth place 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
Indonesia 2018  Gold 7 6 0 1 19 7
Total 5/5 33 27 1 5 76 16

AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Oman 2013 Fourth place 6 3 2 1 8 3
Qatar 2016 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 14 6
China 2018 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 8 9
Total 3/3 18 10 4 4 30 18
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Recent results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Song Bum-keun (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 21) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
18 1GK Jo Hyeon-woo (1991-09-25) 25 September 1991 (age 27) South Korea Daegu FC WC

2 2DF Hwang Hyun-soo (1995-07-22) 22 July 1995 (age 23) South Korea FC Seoul
3 2DF Kim Min-jae (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 22) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
4 2DF Kim Jin-ya (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 20) South Korea Incheon United
5 2DF Jeong Tae-wook (1997-05-16) 16 May 1997 (age 21) South Korea Jeju United
6 2DF Kim Moon-hwan (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 23) South Korea Busan IPark
12 2DF Lee Si-young (1997-04-21) 21 April 1997 (age 21) South Korea Seongnam FC

8 3MF Lee Jin-hyun (1997-08-26) 26 August 1997 (age 21) South Korea Pohang Steelers
10 3MF Hwang In-beom (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 22) South Korea Asan Mugunghwa
13 3MF Cho Yu-min (1996-11-17) 17 November 1996 (age 22) South Korea Suwon FC
14 3MF Jang Yun-ho (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 22) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
15 3MF Lee Seung-mo (1998-03-30) 30 March 1998 (age 20) South Korea Gwangju FC
19 3MF Kim Geon-ung (1997-08-29) 29 August 1997 (age 21) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
20 3MF Kim Jung-min (1999-11-13) 13 November 1999 (age 19) Austria FC Liefering

7 4FW Son Heung-min (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 26) England Tottenham Hotspur WC
9 4FW Hwang Hee-chan (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 22) Germany Hamburger SV
11 4FW Na Sang-ho (1996-08-12) 12 August 1996 (age 22) South Korea Gwangju FC
16 4FW Hwang Ui-jo (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 26) Japan Gamba Osaka WC
17 4FW Lee Seung-woo (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 20) Italy Hellas Verona

WC Wild Card.

Previous squads[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager South Korea Kim Hak-bum
Assistant Manager South Korea Lee Min-sung
Coach South Korea Kim Eun-jung
Goalkeeping Coach South Korea Cha Sang-kwang

Former managers[edit]

Year Name Win Draw Lose Notes
1991–1992 South Korea Kim Sam-Rak 20 6 13 Germany Dettmar Cramer was technical advisor (1991–1992)
1994–1996 Russia Anatoliy Byshovets 17 13 9
1998–2000 South Korea Huh Jung-Moo 24 2 3
2002 South Korea Park Hang-Seo 6 1 0
2002–2004 South Korea Kim Ho-Gon 17 5 6
2006–2007 Netherlands Pim Verbeek 5 0 1
2007–2008 South Korea Park Seong-Hwa 7 5 1
2009–2012 South Korea Hong Myung-Bo 14 8 3
2013–2015 South Korea Lee Kwang-jong 12 5 3
2015 South Korea Choi Moon-sik 2 1 0
2015–2016 South Korea Shin Tae-yong 11 5 1

Statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyung-Jin Yoon (29 April 2006). "South Korea - International Results U-23 (Olympic) Team [South Korea (5) – Indonesia (0)]". RDFC. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Footballer to Be Spared Military Service Despite IOC Probe". Chosun Ilbo. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Medal instead of military service". The Hankyoreh Media Company. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  4. ^ Kelvin Leong (16 July 2018). "Malaysia to face Son Heung-min as South Korea announce Asian Games squad". Fox Sports. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Team Squad for Asian Games 2018 Jakarta-Palembang". kfa.or.kr. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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