Son Dae-ho

This is a Korean name; the family name is Son.
Son Dae-Ho
Personal information
Full name Son Dae-Ho
Date of birth (1981-09-11) September 11, 1981
Place of birth Pohang, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
2000–2001 Myongji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 22 (1)
2005 Chunnam Dragons 1 (0)
2005–2008 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 58 (2)
2009–2013 Incheon United 51 (1)
2014 Hangzhou Greentown 22 (0)
2015 BEC Tero Sasana 1 (0)
National team
2007 South Korea 7 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:48, November 3, 2014 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:48, April 27, 2009 (UTC)
Son Dae-ho
Hangul 손대호
Hanja 孫大鎬
Revised Romanization Son Dae-ho
McCune–Reischauer Son Tae-ho

Son Dae-Ho (Korean: 손대호; born September 11, 1981) is a South Korean football player.


Son is a tough defender who utilizes his own height and strong pressure. His nickname in K-league is 'tough guy'.

Club career

In 2002, Son joined Suwon Samsung Bluewings, and in 2005, he transferred to Chunnam Dragons. However, he was traded with Kim Do-Kyun and transferred to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma. In 2007, he contributed much to his team and Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma got second place in the league. However, in 2008, the coach changed from Kim Hak-Beom to Shin Tae-Yong due to the poor performance and he got traded Incheon United After that, in order to finish his military duty, he tried to enter Sangju Sangmu Phoenix. But failed with date calculation, he got started the Social Service Personnel, the supplement system of the military duty. He returned to Incheon United in January 2012, playing as defensive midfielder for Incheon United with Kim Nam-il. His performance was prodigious in terms of both quantity and quality with his veteran experience in spite of his two years career break.

On 9 November 2014, Son signed a one-year-deal with Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown.[1]

National team

He got chosen by Pim Verbeek who was the head coach of the Australian national football team. He regarded Son Dae-Ho's strength and power very high. He made his debut June 2, 2007 versus Netherlands, and he was a regular midfielder in 2007 AFC Asian Cup and made Korean national football team semi-final.

Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Korea Republic League FA Cup K-League Cup Asia Total
2002Suwon Samsung BluewingsK-League6080140
2005Chunnam Dragons10005060
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma60000060
2009Incheon United601040110
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2014Hangzhou GreentownChinese Super League22010 230
Country Korea Republic 132450421511846
China PR 220100000230
Total 154460421512076


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