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Kim Jung Woo

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 8
  • Date of birth: 9 May, 1982 (28 years old)
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Kim Jung Woo
3|3 Kim Jung Woo
0 As substitute
30|26 Total South Korea
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total South Korea
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Kim Jung Woo
0 Kim Jung Woo
6 Total South Korea
2 Total South Korea
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
8|7 Kim Jung Woo
1|0 Kim Jung Woo
52|56 Total South Korea
6|0 Total South Korea
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

South Korea games played

  1. South Korea 2-0 Greece
    Saturday, 12 June Match report
  2. Argentina 4-1 South Korea
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. Nigeria 2-2 South Korea
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report

Player Profile

The combative central midfielder plays his football with army team Gwangju Sangmu and his fighting spirit is reflected in his disciplinary record - he was the only Korean to see red during qualifying (away to the UAE last June), and was also sent off in the victory against Japan in February.

Both dismissals were for two bookable offences, and he will have to watch his tackling in South Africa. He missed out on selection for the 2006 World Cup, when he was named on the stand-by list, but played at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

He missed a penalty in the shoot-out loss to Iraq in the semi-finals of the 2007 Asian Cup. He reportedly impressed during a trial with Wigan in 2008 but a knee injury scuppered any chance of a permanent move to the Premier League side.

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