Cho Byung-kuk

This is a Korean name; the family name is Cho.
Cho Byung-Kuk
Personal information
Full name Cho Byung-Kuk
Date of birth (1981-07-01) July 1, 1981
Place of birth Ulsan, South Korea
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Incheon United
Youth career
2000–2001 Yonsei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 61 (3)
2005–2010 Jeonnam Dragons 128 (2)
2005–2010 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 128 (2)
2011 Vegalta Sendai 28 (0)
2012–2013 Júbilo Iwata 44 (7)
2014 Shanghai Shenhua 28 (0)
2015 Chonburi 23 (3)
2016– Incheon United 0 (0)
National team
1999–2000 South Korea U-23 7 (2)
2002–2004 South Korea U-23 32 (0)
2003–2011 South Korea 11 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of Jan 10, 2014
Cho Byung-kuk
Hangul 조병국
Hanja 曺秉局
Revised Romanization Jo Byeong-guk
McCune–Reischauer Cho Pyŏngkuk

Cho Byung-Kuk (Hangul: 조병국; born July 1, 1981) is a South Korean international football player who plays for Incheon United.


Cho began his professional career in 2002 with K-League club Suwon Samsung Bluewings. He moved to Chunnam Dragons at the end of the 2004 season in a swap deal which saw Kim Nam-Il move to Suwon. In August 2005, he joined Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.

He was part of the South Korea football team in 2004 Summer Olympics, who finished second in Group A, making it through to the next round, before being defeated by silver medal winners Paraguay.

In May 2010, he left team to do military service.

On 10 January 2014, Cho transferred to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.[1]

Club statistics

As of December 31, 2013
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Korea Republic League FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2002Suwon Samsung BluewingsK-League18251
2005Jeonnam Dragons00000000
2005Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma1201000-130
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2011Vegalta SendaiJ1 League2801040-330
2012Júbilo Iwata2360000-236
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2014Shanghai ShenhuaChinese Super League28020--300
Country Korea Republic 18958036220325310
Japan 727107000807
China PR 280200000300
Total 2891211043220336317

International goals

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
February 18, 2004 South Korea Suwon  Lebanon 1 goal 2-0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

See also


  1. "申花官方宣布签约曹秉局". 10 January 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
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