Song Jin-hyung

Song Jin-Hyung
Personal information
Full name Song Jin-Hyung
Date of birth (1987-08-13) 13 August 1987
Place of birth Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 FC Seoul 15 (0)
2008–2010 Newcastle Jets 49 (5)
2010–2012 Tours FC 51 (3)
2012–2016 Jeju United 165 (29)
2012–2016 Al-Sharjah
National team
2005–2007 South Korea U-20 19 (6)
2012– South Korea 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 December 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014
Song Jin-hyung
Hangul 송진형
Hanja 宋珍炯
Revised Romanization Song Jin-hyeong
McCune–Reischauer Song Chin-hyǒng
This is a Korean name; the family name is Song.

Song Jin-Hyung (Hangul: 송진형; born 13 August 1987) is a South Korean football player who plays for Al-Sharjah.

Playing career

Club career

Song started his professional career at Brazilian club Internacional, before moving back to his homeland Korea to play for one of the powerhouses of Korean and Asian football FC Seoul.

After a stint with FC Seoul, Song went to Australia in the hope of securing an A-League contract. After trialling with Newcastle United Jets, he impressed coach Gary van Egmond enough to earn a contract with the club. Newcastle's management immediately secured his visa and arranged his contract, a 2-year deal signed on 18 January 2008.[1][2]

Song made his debut for the club in the away leg of their semi-final clash with rivals, Central Coast Mariners, which Newcastle lost 3–0. He played a starring role in their subsequent grand final victory over Central Coast, constantly proving a menacing threat for the Mariners' defence. Song's first senior career goal came on 19 December 2008 against Melbourne Victory. Song threaded through a sublime ball through to Jets' striker Joel Griffiths, who squared the ball back to Song to fire into the bottom corner of the net, securing 3 points on the night for the Jets.

Song made it clear that his preference was to play in Europe, although he didn't ruled out the possibility of re-signing with the Jets. On 29 March 2010, it was announced that he would trial at PSV Eindhoven, the former club of fellow Koreans Park Ji-Sung and Lee Young-Pyo.

On 28 June 2010 the 22-year-old Korean attacking midfielder signed a two-year contract with Tours FC of the French Ligue 2.

In January 2012, he returned to South Korea from the French side for K-League outfit Jeju United. On 31 January 2012, Song signed a three-year contract with Jeju on a free transfer.

International career

Song played for South Korea U-20 at the 2006 AFC Youth Championship and at the subsequent 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He scored two goals against Australia to knock them out of the 2006 AFC Youth Championship.

Career stats

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
2003Anyang LG CheetahsK-League0000--00
2004FC Seoul000010-10
Australia League Cup League Cup Oceania/Asia Total
2007–08Newcastle JetsA-League300000-30
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2010–11Tours FCLigue 234310-353
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2012Jeju UnitedK-League391030---4210
Total South Korea 54103050-6210
Australia 495310010536
France 5132020-553
Career total 1541881701017019


With Newcastle Jets:


  1. Gardiner, James (2007-01-17). "Korean poised to join Jets for finals". The Newcastle Herald.
  2. Ormond, Aidan (2008-01-18). "Jets Sign South Korean For Finals". FourFourTwo (Australia). Retrieved 2008-01-18.
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