|Date of birth||1 May 1969|
|Place of birth||Jinju, South Korea|
|Playing position||Manager (Former Left-winger)|
|1997||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||2||(0)|
|2005–2008||Busan I'Park (assistant)|
|2009||Hong Kong U-23|
|2010–2011||Gyeongnam FC (assistant)|
|2012–2013||Hong Kong U-23|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Kim Pan-Gon (Hangul: 김판곤; Hanja: 金判坤, born May 1, 1969 in Jinju, South Korea) is a South Korean football manager who is currently the head coach of Hong Kong national football team. Kim holds the AFC Professional Football Coaching Diploma, the highest football coaching qualification in Asia.
Kim Pan-Gon played for K League clubs Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors before arriving Hong Kong to play for Instant-Dict in 2000. His left foot freekicks and fighting spirit earned him praise from the fans. He moved to Double Flower after Instant-Dict pulled out. In 2003 he became player-manager at Buler Rangers and retired as a player at the end of the season.
South China AA and Hong Kong national football team
Kim returned to South Korea in 2004 and earned his Professional Coaching License, at the time only 5 men in Korea held the same qualification. Hong Kong association football expert Kwok Ka Ming was his lecturer of the coaching lesson. After a few years working in the Korean League, he became the manager of Hong Kong First Division League giant South China from 2008. He is known for greatly improving the physical fitness of the Hong Kong players. He led the team to the semi-final of the 2009 AFC Cup, but lost to Kuwait SC.
He was also the manager of the Hong Kong national football team and Hong Kong U-23 from August 2009 to March 2010, during which time he led the senior team to the finals of the 2010 East Asian Football Championship and the U-23 team to victory in the Football at the 2009 East Asian Games football tournament.
Hong Kong National Academy
Kim Pan-Gon suddenly appeared in Hong Kong on 5 October 2011, he claimed to the media that his health has recovered and he has applied last week to the HKFA to be the new Hong Kong national football team coach. He also confirmed that his contract with Gyeongnam FC still has one year to run, but he will be released if he is appointed by the HKFA.
Kim Pan-Gon was appointed National Academy Coach by the HKFA on 22 December 2011. He was wholly responsible for the identification, development and coaching of all players aged 18 and below. He took up the position of acting head coach of Hong Kong national football team in November 2012 following the resignation of former head coach Ernie Merrick.
Following the team's impressive performance under Kim, the Hong Kong Football Association confirmed Kim as the permanent head coach of the Hong Kong national football team on 28 May 2013. He signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the HKFA.
- 1992–1996 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
- 1997 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
- 2000–2001 Instant-Dict
- 2001–2003 Double Flower
- 2003–2004 Buler Rangers
Hong Kong national football team
As of 17 November 2015
Hong Kong Under-23 national football team
As of 26 October 2009
|1||4 December 2009||Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong||South Korea||4 – 1||2009 East Asian Games|
|2||8 December 2009||Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong||China PR||0 – 1||2009 East Asian Games|
|3||10 December 2009||Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong||North Korea||1 – 1 (4 – 2 PSO)||2009 East Asian Games|
|4||12 December 2009||Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong||Japan||1 – 1 (4 – 2 PSO)||2009 East Asian Games|
- AFC Professional Football Coaching Diploma Holders
- (traditional Chinese (HK))特稿：鐵血教練令人佩服 12 December 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))南華負傑志 3:4被破金身 金判坤急病走人 Apple Daily. 12 December 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))金判坤轉任體能顧問 Ta Kung Pao. 26 December 2010.
- (traditional Chinese (HK))"忽然回歸遞求職信 金判坤望再教港隊". Oriental Daily. 6 October 2011.
- "Hong Kong Football Association appoints National Academy Coach". hkfa.com. 22 December 2011.
- "擔正港足主帥 簽約2年半 金判坤鎖定三大目標". Wen Wei Po. 29 May 2013.
- South China Football Team Official Blog 兔氣揚眉 (Chinese)
- (traditional Chinese (HK))金 判 坤 申 請 做 港 足 主 帥 Sing Tao Daily. 6 October 2011.
- 2000–2001年 香港リーグ (Japanese)
- 2001–2002年 香港リーグ (Japanese)
- MATCH SUMMARY - Bahrain 4:0 Hong Kong, Asian Football Confederation