|Full name||Yoo Sang-chul|
|Date of birth||18 October 1971|
|Place of birth||Seoul, South Korea|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|Incheon United (manager)|
|1999–2000||Yokohama F. Marinos||44||(24)|
|2003–2004||Yokohama F. Marinos||36||(6)|
|1996–2004||South Korea U23 (WC)||8||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2007|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2007
|Revised Romanization||Yu Sang-cheol|
Yoo Sang-chul (born October 18, 1971) is a South Korean football manager and former football player. He is current manager of Incheon United. Yoo is regarded as one of the greatest South Korean midfielders of all time. He was selected as a midfielder of 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and K League 30th Anniversary Best XI.
Yoo was one of Korea's most influential players over the last decade. He was known as a powerful and versatile midfielder with strong aerial ability, even though his versatility actually allowed him to shine in just about any area of the field, from defence to attack, but his coaches believed his all-round ability was best deployed in the center of the midfield, where he could patrol the middle of the park with presence and authority. Yoo had the ability to spark an attack with his incisive distribution and was also strong defensively as well as physically.
The highly rated midfielder was offered a trial with FC Barcelona in 1998 for his impressive performances during the 1998 FIFA World Cup group stages. However, he missed out on that possible move to Europe because his club Ulsan Hyundai had already agreed a contract-binding deal to sell Yoo to Yokohama F. Marinos. He moved briefly to join Kashiwa Reysol's Korean trio in 2001 but Marinos brought the versatile Korean back to Yokohama in 2003.
He scored two goals for Korea in FIFA World Cup, one in 1998 against Belgium and another in 2002 against Poland. He played a key part of the Korean national football team when Korea reached the semi-finals in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He also has a blind eye, in which he kept secret. He publicly told everyone at a Korean T.V. talk show.
On 17 July 2011, he was appointed manager of Daejeon Citizen. His management at Daejeon Citizen was successful in order to survive the K League 1. Many fans wanted him to stay with Daejeon Citizen for longer but his contract had expired. The club asked for him to renew the contract but the two parties could not agree on some conditions. In 2013, Ulsan University which is one of the strongest Korean university football clubs asked to be manager. He started coaching again from the 2014 season.
|Ulsan Hyundai||1994||K League||20||5||—||6||0||—||26||5|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||1999||J1 League||22||7||3||1||3||0||—||28||8|
|Kashiwa Reysol||2001||J1 League||24||9||1||0||0||0||—||25||9|
|Ulsan Hyundai||2002||K League||8||9||0||0||—||8||9|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||2003||J1 League||17||6||2||0||3||0||—||22||6|
|Ulsan Hyundai||2005||K League||12||1||0||0||6||0||—||18||1|
|South Korea U23||1996||1||0|
- Results list Korea Republic's goal tally first.
Yokohama F. Marinos
- FIFA World Cup Fourth place: 2002
- AFC Asian Cup Third place: 2000
- EAFF East Asian Cup : 2003
- Summer Universiade Silver medal: 1993
- East Asian Games: 1993
- K League 1 Best XI: 1994, 1998, 2002
- K League 1 Top scorer: 1998
- AFC All Stars XI: 1998
- FIFA XI Reserve: 2000
- FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2002
- EAFF East Asian Cup Most Valuable Player: 2003
- K League 30th Anniversary Best XI: 2013
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- 1998년 02월 21일 현재, 국가대표팀 명단 (다이너스티컵) (in Korean). JoinKFA. 21 February 1998. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
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- 동아시아축구 대표 확정. Naver.com (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. 30 March 1993. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
- "FIFA World Cup All-Star Team". USA Today. 29 June 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- 한국 축구 레전드 베스트11 발표 (in Korean). YTN. 31 May 2013.
- [월드컵 등번호 특집] 멀티플레이어의 계보, 6번 유상철과 박주호 (in Korean). Goal.com. 28 May 2018.
- "Barcelona test Koreaan" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 10 August 1998.
- "El líbero coreano de Van Gaal" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 17 June 2002.
- 대전 신임 감독에 유상철, 23일 홈서 데뷔전 (in Korean). OSEN. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
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- 「적토마」고정운 MVP영예 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 20 November 1994.
- 고종수 MVP 베스트11 뽑혀'겹경사'이동국은 신인왕 (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. 8 January 1999.
- 2002년 K-리그 시상식 21일 개최 (in Korean). Yonhap. 20 December 2002.
- 득점왕 유상철'골든볼'수상 (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 23 December 1998.
- "Asian Player of the Year". RSSSF. 18 January 2018.
- "FIFA XI´s Matches - Full Info". RSSSF. 20 October 2015.
- [타임트랙] 한국, 2003년 동아시안컵 원년 우승…유상철 원년 MVP (in Korean). Sports Donga. 31 July 2015.