Choi Jin-cheul

Choi Jin-Cheul
Personal information
Full name Choi Jin-Cheul
Date of birth (1971-03-26) March 26, 1971
Place of birth Jindo, Jeonnam, South Korea
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Former Centre back
Youth career
1990–1995 Soongsil University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2007 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 241 (18)
Total 241 (18)
National team
1997–2006 South Korea 65 (4)
Teams managed
2008–2011 Gangwon FC (Coach)
2014–2015 South Korea U17
2016 Pohang Steelers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Choi Jin-cheul
Hangul 최진철
Hanja 崔眞喆
Revised Romanization Choe Jin-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Chin-ch'ŏl
This is a Korean name; the family name is Choi.

Choi Jin-Cheul (born March 26, 1971) is a South Korean football player, who played for the K-League team Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

Choi made 65 appearances for the South Korea national football team.[1] He usually played as centre-back and made a very strong team with Hong Myung-Bo and Kim Tae-Young during the 2002 FIFA World Cup. As the oldest player of the Korean Nation Team for World Cup 2006, Choi has been an influential and strongly reliable defender throughout his World Cup career (2002, 2006). Before the World Cup, he had already announced his retirement from the national team after the tournament.



Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors


Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
1996Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsK-League270??21-
Total South Korea 241187110
Career total 241187110

International goals

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
January 30, 2002 United States Pasadena  Costa Rica 1 goal 1-3 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
July 10, 2004 South Korea Gwangju  Bahrain 1 goal 2-0 Friendly match
October 13, 2004 Lebanon Beirut  Lebanon 1 goal 1-1 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification
November 16, 2005 South Korea Seoul  Serbia and Montenegro 1 goal 2-0 Friendly match


  1. Mamrud, Roberto (2009-07-16). "South Korea - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
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