Ri Kwang-il

This is a Korean name; the family name is Ri.
Ri Kwang-il
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-04-13) April 13, 1988
Place of birth Pyongyang, North Korea
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
April 25
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Sobaeksu
2009–2010 Radnički Kragujevac 2 (0)
2010 → Erdoglija Kragujevac (loan)
2010–2014 Sobaeksu
2014– April 25
National team
2006–2007 North Korea U20
2014– North Korea 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2015
Ri Kwang-il
Chosŏn'gŭl 리광일
Revised Romanization I Gwangil
McCune–Reischauer Ri Kwangil

Ri Kwang-il (Korean: 리광일, born 13 April 1988) is a North Korean international football player. He played for Sobaeksu in the DPR Korea League.[2]

In summer 2009 together with other two players from Sobaeksu, An Il-bom and Myong Cha-hyon, he moved to Serbia and signed a one-year contract with FK Radnički Kragujevac.[3] They played in one of the Serbian third levels, the Serbian League West.[4] After playing twice in the first six months, he was dropped by Radnički coach Vlado Čapljić for the second half of the season,[5] and he was loaned to another club from same city, FK Erdoglija Kragujevac for the last six months.[6]

He has been a part of the North Korea national football team since 2010, and was filled in the squad at the 2011 Asian Cup as a non-used substitute. He was part of the North Korean squad at the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup too. In 2014 he finally made his debut for the North Korean national team.[7] He was called for the 2010 Asian Games, 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup and 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

Earlier, he was part of North Korea squad at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


  1. Profile at zerozero.pt
  2. "Ri Kwang-il" (in Korean). naver.com.
  3. Korejanci na Čika Dači at FK Radnički 1923 official website, 31 August 2009, retrieved 24 January 2013 (Serbian)
  4. SRPSKA LIGA grupa “Z A P A D” Raspored prvenstva 2009/2010 at FK Radnički 1923 official website, retrieved 17-9-2016 (Serbian)
  5. Čapljić odabrao tim za proleće at FK Radnički 1923 official website, retrieved 17-9-2016 (Serbian)
  6. Profile at Srbijafudbal.
  7. Kwang-Il Ri at National-Football-Teams.com

External sources

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