Kim Seung-gyu

For the former government minister, see Kim Seung-kew.
Kim Seung-gyu
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990
Place of birth Ulsan, South Korea
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Vissel Kobe
Number 18
Youth career
2003–2005 Ulsan Hyundai U-15
2006–2007 Ulsan Hyundai U-18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2015 Ulsan Hyundai 110 (0)
2016– Vissel Kobe
National team
2006–2007 South Korea U-17 17 (0)
2008–2009 South Korea U-20 16 (0)
2009–2014 South Korea U-23 15 (0)
2013– South Korea 22 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016
Kim Seung-gyu
Hangul 김승규
Hanja 金承奎
Revised Romanization Gim Seunggyu
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sŭnggyu
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

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.

Club career

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.

International career

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
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2006Ulsan HyundaiK-League000000-00
2013KL Classic32020--340
Total South Korea 11203040801270
Career total 11203040801270

International clean sheets

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 14 August 2013 South Korea Suwon  Peru 0–0 Friendly match
2 25 January 2014 United States Los Angeles  Costa Rica 1–0 Friendly match
3 13 January 2015 Australia Canberra  Kuwait 1–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup
4 11 June 2015 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  United Arab Emirates 3–0 Friendly match
5 16 June 2015 Thailand Bangkok  Myanmar 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 2 August 2015 China Wuhan  China PR 2–0 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
7 9 August 2015 China Wuhan  North Korea 0–0 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
8 8 September 2015 Lebanon Sidon  Lebanon 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 8 October 2015 Kuwait Kuwait City  Kuwait 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 12 November 2015 South Korea Suwon  Myanmar 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 27 March 2016 Thailand Bangkok  Thailand 1–0 Friendly match
12 6 September 2016 Malaysia Seremban  Syria 0–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification



Ulsan Hyundai


South Korea U-23
South Korea


Ulsan Hyundai


  1. "Kim Seunggyu". K League. Retrieved 2 June 2016.

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