Lee Seung-yeoul

Lee Seung-yeoul
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989
Place of birth Bucheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Number 14
Youth career
2005–2007 Shingal High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 FC Seoul 82 (16)
2012 Gamba Osaka 8 (0)
2012Ulsan Hyundai (loan) 14 (2)
2013 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 23 (3)
2014– Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 12 (0)
National team
2009 South Korea U-20 6 (1)
2009-2011 South Korea U-23 3 (0)
2010 South Korea 10 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2011
Lee Seung-yeoul
Hangul 이승렬
Hanja 李昇烈
Revised Romanization I Seungnyeol
McCune–Reischauer Ri Sŭngnyŏl
This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.

Lee Seung-yeoul (Hangul: 이승렬, Hanja: 李昇烈; born 6 March 1989) is a South Korean football winger, who plays for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in K League Classic. He started playing football in Shin-gal High School. He is often known as one of the brightest prospects displaying attacking style in the national team. He was considered to be the newer generation of Korean footballers that will make up the national team squad in the future until his form started to fall.

Club career

FC Seoul


Lee joined FC Seoul in 2008 with being drafted from the team. He played as a Striker and Attacking Midfielder for FC Seoul. He appeared in the K League and the Hauzen Cup for 31 games and scored 5 goals in his first year as a professional player.

After a successful first season, He was nominated and won 2008 K-League Rookie of the Year.


Lee scored in the opening match of the 2009 K-League season against Chunnam Dragons. The game ended 6–1 for FC Seoul. He made 22 appearances and 5 goals in 2009 K-League.


In the 2010 league campaign, Lee had best record in his FC Seoul era. He scored 7 goals in 25 appearances and also steadily recalled to the national team.

Gamba Osaka

On 1 February 2012, Lee left Seoul for Japanese J1 League outfit Gamba Osaka.

Club statistics

As of 15 November 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
2008FC SeoulK League21310102-325
2012GambaJ1 League800000-80
2013SeongnamK League Classic23321--254
Career total 13021811878116430

International career

His international career began when he played for the U-18 South Korea football team.

He has been named in the preliminary squad for the Beijing Olympic Games.[1]

He was a member of 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. After U20 World Cup, he was selected by Hong Myung-bo that head coach of South Korea U-23.

On 9 January 2010, Lee made his first international cap for South Korea at the friendly match against Zambia.

He scored his first goal against Hong Kong on 7 February 2010.

Although he was part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad, he only got 5 minutes to play in the opening match against Greece where they won 2:0. Lee was benched for the next 3 matches. Huh decided to use the more experienced Lee Dong-gook and Yeom Ki-hun instead of young Lee Seung-yeoul. Korean public has expressed that the only reason he didn't get enough playing time at the World Cup, was because Lee was inexperienced, despite showing good form and having scored 3 international goals in the run up to the World Cup. Seung Ryul has expressed his desire to train hard for the upcoming 2010 Asian Games and hopes to break into Europe. He has also expressed that the World Cup was a valuable experience and learned a lot from training with Park Ji-sung.[2]

International goals

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 February 2010 Japan Tokyo  Hong Kong 1 goal 5–0 2010 EAFF Championship
2 14 February 2010 Japan Tokyo  Japan 1 goal 3–1 2010 EAFF Championship
3 16 May 2010 South Korea Seoul  Ecuador 1 goal 2–0 Friendly match


FC Seoul
Ulsan Hyundai



Preceded by
South Korea Ha Tae-kyun
K-League Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
South Korea Kim Young-hoo
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