Kim Jung-woo

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Kim Jung-woo
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-05-09) 9 May 1982
Place of birth Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
BEC Tero Sasana
Number 8
Youth career
2000–2002 Korea University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 75 (1)
2006–2007 Nagoya Grampus Eight 52 (7)
2008–2011 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 52 (7)
2010–2011Sangju Sangmu (army) 40 (18)
2012–2014 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 41 (5)
2013–2014Al Sharjah (loan) 21 (1)
2014–2015 Baniyas 6 (0)
2016– BEC Tero Sasana 1 (0)
National team
2000 South Korea U-20 2 (0)
2003-2004 South Korea U-23 40 (3)
2003–2012 South Korea 71 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2013.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 August 2012
Kim Jung-woo
Hangul 김정우
Hanja 金正友
Revised Romanization Gim Jeongu
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chŏngu
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Jung-woo (Hangul: 김정우, born 9 May 1982), is a South Korean football player.


He started off his career playing for Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i, and then had a spell playing with at Nagoya Grampus Eight of the Japanese J1 League.

Kim joined Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma of the K-League in March 2008. In November 2009, he joined Sangju Sangmu Phoenix for military duty. On 22 September 2011, he returned to his former club Seongnam on being discharged from military service.

In January 2012, Kim moved to the league rivals Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on a three-year deal for a domestic record fee. He was loaned out to the UAE Arabian Gulf League side Al Sharjah in August 2013.[1]

In 2016 Kim signed for Thai club BEC Tero Sasana on a free transfer for the 2016 season.[2] However, in only the fourth match of the season in a game against Muangthong United Kim suffered a Anterior cruciate ligament injury which ruled him out for the next 6 months.[3]

International career

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.

He represented South Korea in the 2007 Asian Cup. He scored Korea's winning goal against Indonesia and converted the decisive spot-kick in Korea's quarter-final penalty shootout victory over Iran. However, his penalty miss in the shootout against Iraq meant that South Korea went out in the semi-finals stage.

In the 2010 World Cup, Kim Jung Woo played a pivotal role as a holding midfielder for the South Korean team's advance to the round of sixteen. Despite rising interests from European clubs, he left to continue serving his country in Gwangju Sangmu.

Club statistics

As of 2 May 2013
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
2003Ulsan HyundaiK-League34140--381
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2006Nagoya Grampus EightJ1 League2531040-303
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2008Seongnam IlhwaK-League2242081-325
2010Sangju Sangmu1932000-213
Seongnam Ilhwa20---20
2012Jeonbuk Hyundai33520-50405
Total South Korea 2083124229611127240
Japan 5272060-607
Career total 2603826235611133247

National team statistics


Korea Republic national team

International goals

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
18 July 2007 Indonesia Jakarta  Indonesia 1 goal 1–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup
4 February 2009 United Arab Emirates Dubai  Bahrain 1 goal 2–2 Friendly match
9 January 2010 South Africa Johannesburg  Zambia 1 goal 2–4 Friendly match
7 February 2010 Japan Tokyo  Hong Kong 1 goal 5–0 2010 EAFF Championship
25 March 2011 South Korea Seoul  Honduras 1 goal 4–0 Friendly match
2 September 2011 South Korea Goyang  Lebanon 1 goal 6–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. "Sharjah introduce new signing Kim Jung-woo". Pro League Committee. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. "Ex-South Korean international midfielder Kim Jung-woo to join Thai club BEC Tero Sasana". Football Channel Asia. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  3. "BEC Tero Sasana midfielder Kim Jung Woo sidelined up to 6 months". Football Channel Asia. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. Kim Jung-woo at
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Choi Won-kwon
Sangju Sangmu Phoenix captain
Succeeded by
Kim Chi-gon
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