|Date of birth||30 September 1990|
|Place of birth||Ulsan, South Korea|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2003–2005||Ulsan Hyundai U-15|
|2006–2007||Ulsan Hyundai U-18|
|2006–2007||South Korea U-17||17||(0)|
|2008–2009||South Korea U-20||16||(0)|
|2009–2014||South Korea U-23||15||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2015.
|Revised Romanization||Gim Seunggyu|
Kim Seung-gyu (born September 30, 1990) is a South Korean football player who since 2016 has played for Vissel Kobe, and also currently the goalkeeper for South Korea national football team. He is well known for his quick reflexes.
After graduation of middle school, he entered Ulsan Hyundai by 2006 Draft. However, he didn't play in K League and played as U-18 team player during 2006 and 2007. He debuted in K League in 2008. In 2013 Kim was named in the K League Classic best XI 2013 squad for his outstanding performance.
Kim Seung-gyu made his International debut for the senior team against Peru on 14 August 2013 in a goalless draw, keeping a clean sheet in his debut.
Kim was named in the 2014 World Cup squad as the second choice keeper behind Jung Sung-ryong. He did not play the first two games, but after Jung Sung-ryong's poor performance against Algeria he was selected to play against Belgium. He made numerous saves, but conceded one as Korea lost 1-0. Despite the loss, Kim was well praised by the fans for his performance, conceding only one goal against one of the top ranked teams in the world on his World Cup debut. Following the World Cup he was made the first choice keeper for the South Korea national football team.
Kim was named as a wild card player for the South Korea U-23 national team to play in the 2014 Asian Games. Kim helped his team get a gold medal for the first time in 28 years. Kim conceded no goals in the six matches he played and was granted a military exemption. Due to his outstanding performance, he is compared to Korea's former goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae.
Club career statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|South Korea||League||KFA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
International clean sheets
- Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
|1||14 August 2013||Suwon||Peru||0–0||Friendly match|
|2||25 January 2014||Los Angeles||Costa Rica||1–0||Friendly match|
|3||13 January 2015||Canberra||Kuwait||1–0||2015 AFC Asian Cup|
|4||11 June 2015||Kuala Lumpur||United Arab Emirates||3–0||Friendly match|
|5||16 June 2015||Bangkok||Myanmar||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6||2 August 2015||Wuhan||China PR||2–0||2015 EAFF East Asian Cup|
|7||9 August 2015||Wuhan||North Korea||0–0||2015 EAFF East Asian Cup|
|8||8 September 2015||Sidon||Lebanon||3–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9||8 October 2015||Kuwait City||Kuwait||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10||12 November 2015||Suwon||Myanmar||4–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11||27 March 2016||Bangkok||Thailand||1–0||Friendly match|
|12||6 September 2016||Seremban||Syria||0–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "Kim Seunggyu". K League. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
- Kim Seung-gyu – K League stats at kleague.com
- Kim Seung-gyu – FIFA competition record
- Kim Seung-gyu at Asian Games Incheon 2014