Kim Min-woo (footballer)

Kim Min-woo
Personal information
Full name Kim Min-woo
Date of birth (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990
Place of birth Jinju, South Gyeongsang,
South Korea
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2008–2009 Yonsei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Sagan Tosu[1] 183 (26)
National team
2006–2007 South Korea U-17 18 (1)
2009 South Korea U-20 11 (5)
2009–2012 South Korea U-23 13 (0)
2010– South Korea 11 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2014.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 August 2015
Kim Min-woo
Hangul 김민우
Hanja 金民友
Revised Romanization Gim Min-U
McCune–Reischauer Kim Min-U
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Min-woo (born 25 February 1990) is a South Korean football player who is currently unattached.[2]

Club career

Early career

Kim attended Yonsei University in Seoul. When he was a member of Yonsei University, he scored 3 goals in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup as a member of South Korea under 20 team and team achieved quarterfinals. Encouraged by his great plays in U-20 World Cup, he made trials in PSV Eindhoven, but failed to pass the trials.[3] The trials were conducted without the knowledge of Yonsei University and he was expelled from university football team.

Sagan Tosu

Unable to continue his career in Korea following the PSV episode, Kim was recruited by compatriot Yoon Jung-Hwan to join J. League Division 2 side Sagan Tosu. Kim signed a three-year contract with Sagan Tosu.[4]

Career statistics

Updated to 23 February 2016.[5]

Club performanceLeagueEmperor's CupJ. League CupTotal
2010Sagan TosuJ2 League24420-264
2012J1 League3121040362
Career total 1762611011019826

International career

He was member of South Korea U-20 team in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[6] Kim was called up to the South Korea squad for friendly match against Nigeria for the first time in 2010[7]

International goals

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 October 2014 South Korea Cheonan Stadium  Paraguay 1–0 2–0 Friendly


  1. 金民友選手 延世大学校より新加入のお知らせ (in Japanese). Sagan Tosu website. 2010-01-16.
  2. "金民友:サガン鳥栖:Jリーグ.jp". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  3. "Another Korean following the steps of Lee Young Pyo and Park Ji Sung". 2009-11-25.
  4. "김민우, 일본축구 J2리그 사간 도스 입단". Yonhap (in Korean). Naver. 2010-01-08.
  5. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 91 out of 289)
  6. "U-20 Team Squad for FIFA U-20 World Cup (2009.09.10)". KFA. 2009-09-10.
  7. "Team Squad (For Friendly Match vs. Nigeria-05.08.2010)". KFA. 2010-08-05.

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