Cho Young-cheol

Cho Young-Cheol
Personal information
Full name Cho Young-Cheol
Date of birth (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989
Place of birth Ulsan, South Korea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger / Second striker
Club information
Current team
Sangju Sangmu
Number 27
Youth career
2005–2007 Haksung High School
2005–2006FC Metz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Yokohama FC 33 (1)
2009–2011 Albirex Niigata 78 (18)
2012–2014 Omiya Ardija 76 (7)
2014–2015 Qatar SC 24 (5)
2015– Ulsan Hyundai 2 (0)
2016–Sangju Sangmu (army) 27 (3)
National team
2007–2009 South Korea U-20 17 (15)
2008–2010 South Korea U-23 15 (4)
2010– South Korea 12 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 January 2015
Cho Young-cheol
Hangul 조영철
Hanja 曺永哲
Revised Romanization Jo Yeong-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Cho Yŏng-ch'ŏl
This is a Korean name; the family name is Cho.

Cho Young-Cheol (Hangul: 조영철; born 31 May 1989) is a South Korean football striker who currently plays for Sangju Sangmu.[1]

International career

Cho was a member of the South Korean team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. The following year, he represented South Korea U20 at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

On 11 August 2010, Cho made his first appearance for the Korean senior team in a 2–1 defeat of Nigeria.[2] He was included in South Korea's squad for 2015 AFC Asian Cup and scored his first senior international goal in the team's opening match against Oman.[3]


Club statistics

As of 10 July 2014

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup AFC Total
2007Yokohama FCJ1 League901000100
2008J2 League2411000251
2009Albirex NiigataJ1 League2413060341
2012Omiya Ardija3044260406
Qatar League Emir of Qatar Cup AFC Total
2014–15Qatar SCQatar Stars League24500245
South Korea League Korean FA Cup AFC Total
2015Ulsan HyundaiKL Classic201030
Total Japan 187261852510023032
Qatar 2450000245
South Korea 20100030
Career total 213311952510025737

International goals

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 January 2015 Australia Canberra Stadium  Oman 1–0 1–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Personal life

He can speak Japanese fluently. His blog is written in Japanese.


  1. "Stats Centre: Cho Young-Cheol Facts". Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  2. "S. Korean youngster among 14 overseas footballers to be called upon for Iran match". Yonhap News Agency. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. "South Korea edge out Oman in Asian Cup thriller". Sydney Morning Herald. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.

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