Jung Jo-gook

Jung Jo-Gook
Personal information
Full name Jung Jo-Gook
Date of birth (1984-04-23) 23 April 1984
Place of birth Buan, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gwangju FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003-2010 Anyang LG / FC Seoul 156 (50)
2011–2012 Auxerre 16 (2)
2011–2012Nancy (loan) 20 (2)
2012–2015 FC Seoul 30 (5)
2013–2014Ansan Police (military service) 36 (16)
2016– Gwangju FC 24 (15)
National team
2000 South Korea U-17 3 (3)
2002–2003 South Korea U-20 20 (15)
2003–2006 South Korea U-23 10 (3)
2006– South Korea 13 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 November 2012
Jung Jo-gook
Hangul 정조국
Hanja 鄭助國
Revised Romanization Jeong Jo-guk
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Choguk
This is a Korean name; the family name is Jung.

Jung Jo-Gook (Hangul: 정조국; Hanja: 鄭助國; born 23 April 1984) is a South Korean footballer who plays for Gwangju FC. He married Kim Sung-eun, South Korean actress. Because he likes taking powerful shots, he is nicknamed "Patriot" by his fans, in reference to the Patriot missile.

Club career

FC Seoul

In 2003, after graduating Daesin High School and leaving its football team, Jung Jo-Gook joined FC Seoul (then known as Anyang LG Cheetahs) for his senior club, where he is playing as a striker in the team. He made 12 goals at 32 appearances in his debut season and received K League Rookie of the Year in 2003. But he experienced a slump until 2007 because of continuous injury. In second half of the 2008, he recovered his good performance and made 8 goals at 14 appearances. In 2010 K League, He succeed in making double-digit goals again in 7 years and led FC Seoul to champion of 2010 season.

AJ Auxerre

South Korean striker Jung Jo-guk, after spearheading FC Seoul‘s run to the K League title, has reportedly agreed terms with French Ligue 1 outfit AJ Auxerre. According to reports in Korea, Jung has already fled to France on Saturday and has agreed to Auxerre's contract offer, making himself the third Korean to currently ply his trade in Ligue 1. On 3 January 2010, Jung signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.[1][2] He made his AJ Auxerre debut against ES Wasquehal on 8 January 2011, coming on as substitute for the 62nd minutes in the 1–2 away defeat in the French Cup.[3] On 29 January 2011, Jung made his Ligue 1 debut for AJ Auxerre, coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute in the 2–0 defeat by SM Caen.[4]

In the 2010–11 season, Jung made 15 appearances as a reserve player for Auxerre, scoring 2 goals. However, he lost his first team place and even a substitute during the 2011–12 season, and subsequently signed for Ligue 1 rivals AS Nancy on 16 September 2011, on loan until the end of the season.[5]

Returned to FC Seoul

On 6 July 2012, Jung Jo-gook returned to FC Seoul and played until 2015 season except Ansan Police FC for military service.

Gwangju FC

On 11 January 2016, Jung Jo-gookJoined Gwangju FC

International career

Jung Jo-Gook started his national team career from the Under-17 national team, participating in all of the age divisions (U-20s and U-23s) and is currently in the senior national team. This, according to some fans, is the 'elite course' in the South Korea national team. He has also participated in 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship during this time.

Club career statistics

As of 12 January 2015
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
2003Anyang LG CheetahsK League321200--3212
2004FC Seoul18225126-3213
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2010–11AJ AuxerreLigue 11521000-162
2011–12AS Nancy (loan)2021000-212
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2012FC SeoulK League Classic17400--174
2013Ansan Police FCK League Challenge24910--259
2014FC SeoulK League Classic2010-N/AN/A30
2015FC Seoul11112-62185
2016Gwangju FC312000-003120
Total FC Seoul Career 186551410531313626684
AJ Auxerre Career 162100000172
AS Nancy Career 202100000212
Ansan Police FC Career 35161000003616
Gwangju FC Career 31200000003120
Career total 2889517105313136371124

International goals

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
16 August 2006 Taiwan Taipei  Chinese Taipei 1 goal 3–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
6 September 2006 South Korea Suwon  Chinese Taipei 3 goals 8–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification



FC Seoul



  1. "Communiqué Officiel: Jung Jogook s'engage avec l'AJA". AJ Auxerre (in French). aja.fr. 3 January 2011.
  2. "Jung Jo-Gook completes Auxerre switch". ligue1.com. 3 January 2011.
  3. "ES Wasquehal – AJ Auxerre". ligue1.com. 18 January 2011.
  4. "SM Caen – AJ Auxerre". ligue1.com. 29 January 2011.
  5. "Jung Jo-Gook en joker". AS Nancy (in French). official site. 15 September 2011.

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Preceded by
South Korea Lee Chun-Soo
K League Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
South Korea Moon Min-Kui
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