Jung Sung-ryong

This is a Korean name; the family name is Jung.
Jung Sung-ryong

Jung Sung-ryong with Suwon Bluewings in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-04) 4 January 1985
Place of birth Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kawasaki Frontale
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Pohang Steelers 29 (0)
2008–2011 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 86 (0)
2011–2015 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 131 (0)
2016– Kawasaki Frontale 17 (0)
National team
2005 South Korea U-20 5 (0)
2007–2008 South Korea U-23 16 (1)
2007– South Korea 67 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2014.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2016
Jung Sung-ryong
Hangul 정성룡
Hanja 鄭成龍
Revised Romanization Jeong Seongnyong
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Sŏngnyong

Jung Sung-ryong (Hangul: 정성룡; born 4 January 1985) is a South Korean football goalkeeper, who currently plays for the South Korean national team and Kawasaki Frontale.

Club career

Jung Sung-ryong, who was born in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, started playing football in Gwangju Elementary School and graduated Seogwipo Middle School and Seogwipo High School.[2]

In 2003, he signed his first professional contract with Pohang Steelers. Having failed to make any appearances for the club in the first three years, he finally started to become the first choice goalkeeper, playing 15 games in 2006 and helping the club to win 2007 K League championship and be Korean FA Cup Runners up.

In February 2008, with Kim Yong-dae joining the Korean military team Jung was transferred to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma as a replacement.[3] and contributed to the team's 2009 K League runners-up campaign.[4] Ahead of the 2010 season Kim Yong-dae moved to FC Seoul and so Jung was able to keep his starting role.

On 28 January 2011, it was announced that Jung had joined Suwon Samsung Bluewings on a five-year deal for undisclosed fee.[5] His first game was on 2 March 2011 when Jung played against Australian side Sydney FC in the AFC Champions League.[6]

International career

Jung made his national team debut on 30 January 2008 in a friendly match against Chile, conceding one goal in a 0–1 defeat. On 27 July 2008, he scored a goal from 85 m (93 yd) in the U-23 friendly match against Ivory Coast,[7] setting a Guinness record, which was not broken until Everton keeper Tim Howard scored from 93 m (102 yd) in 2012. In the national team, Jung used to be the understudy to South Korean Lee Woon-jae, but Lee's retirement made Jung South Korea's first-choice goalkeeper.

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he played in all four of South Korea's games. After keeping a clean sheet against Greece in the opening game he conceded eight goals in the following matches, half of them in a 4–1 defeat against Argentina. After the tournament he was criticized for not communicating with his defenders well and for his inability to save a penalty against Nigeria. However Jung was able to improve his goalkeeping skills and remained the top choice goalkeeper for the national team.

In the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, Jung played in all six of South Korea's games. In the semi-final against Japan he saved a penalty against Keisuke Honda but lost in the penalty shootout after the game ended in a 2-2 draw. South Korea earned third place after defeating Uzbekistan. Jung conceded five goals in open play as well as two penalties in six matches and was named to the team of the tournament.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics Jung played a vital role in South Korea's historic third-place finish. He conceded just one goal in three matches in the group stage and saved a penalty kick in the quarterfinal against Great Britain. He became injured during the second half and had to come off the pitch. Jung did not play in South Korea's semifinal match against Brazil due to his injury and South Korea lost 3–0. He returned for the third-place match against Japan and kept a clean sheet as South Korea won 2–0. Jung conceded 2 goals in five matches in total.

Jung Sung-Ryong played all the matches for the qualification matches and helped them qualify to the final round.

Despite poor performance in K League Jung Sung-Ryong was selected as the first-choice goalkeeper for South Korea in the 2014 World Cup. However following a performance against Algeria where he conceded four goals, he was replaced by Kim Seung-gyu for the final game against Belgium.

After the World Cup, Jung Sung Ryong wasn't selected for any international friendly games until November 14, when he was selected to play against Jordan, and kept a clean sheet.



Pohang Steelers
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Club career statistics

As of 24 October 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
2004Pohang SteelersK-League0000--00
2008Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma2702070-360
2011Suwon Bluewings3005010100460
Career total 26502102803203460

International clean sheets

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 6 February 2008 South Korea Seoul  Turkmenistan 4–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 26 March 2008 China Shanghai  North Korea 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 7 June 2008 Jordan Amman  Jordan 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 22 June 2008 South Korea Seoul  North Korea 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 5 September 2008 South Korea Seoul  Jordan 1–0 Friendly match
6 11 October 2008 South Korea Suwon  Uzbekistan 3–0 Friendly match
7 22 January 2010 Spain Málaga  Latvia 1–0 Friendly match
8 16 May 2010 South Korea Seoul  Ecuador 2–0 Friendly match
9 24 May 2010 Japan Saitama  Japan 2–0 Friendly match
10 12 June 2010 South Africa Port Elizabeth  Greece 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup Group B
11 12 October 2010 South Korea Seoul  Japan 0–0 Friendly match
12 30 December 2010 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi  Syria 1–0 Friendly match
13 22 January 2011 Qatar Doha  Iran 1–0 2011 AFC Asian Cup
14 9 February 2011 Turkey Trabzon  Turkey 0–0 Friendly match
15 25 March 2011 South Korea Seoul  Honduras 4–0 Friendly match
16 2 September 2011 South Korea Goyang  Lebanon 6–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
17 11 November 2011 United Arab Emirates Dubai  United Arab Emirates 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
18 12 February 2012 South Korea Seoul  Kuwait 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
19 12 June 2012 South Korea Goyang  Lebanon 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
20 11 June 2013 South Korea Seoul  Uzbekistan 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
21 20 July 2013 South Korea Seoul  Australia 0–0 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
22 24 July 2013 South Korea Hwaseong  China PR 0–0 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
23 6 March 2014 Greece Athens  Greece 2–0 Friendly match
24 14 November 2014 Jordan Amman  Jordan 1–0 Friendly match
25 13 October 2015 South Korea Seoul  Jamaica 3–0 Friendly match


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  2. "[2010WC][프로필](13)정성룡" (in Korean). newsis. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  3. "FA GK 정성룡, 성남으로 이적" (in Korean). sportalkorea. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  4. "성남 GK 김용대-정성룡 동반 출전 진풍경, 승부차기 승리 합작" (in Korean). mydaily. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  5. 수원 스트라이커 베르손, 골키퍼 정성룡 영입. bluewings.kr (in Korean). 28 January 2011.
  6. "[ACL] 수적 우세 못 살린 수원, 시드니와 득점 없이 무승부" (in Korean). sportalkorea. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  7. "Korea Olympic Football Team Beat Cote d'Ivoire 2-1". Korea Football Association. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  8. including 3 games in FIFA Club World Cup.
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