Yoo Sang-chul

This is a Korean name; the family name is Yoo.
Yoo Sang-chul
Personal information
Full name Yoo Sang-chul
Date of birth (1971-10-18) October 18, 1971
Place of birth Seoul, Republic of Korea
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
19901994 Konkuk University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19941998 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 75 (21)
19992000 Yokohama F. Marinos 44 (24)
20012002 Kashiwa Reysol 33 (14)
20022003 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 18 (12)
20032004 Yokohama F. Marinos 36 (6)
20052006 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 13 (1)
Total 219 (78)
National team
2004 Korea Republic U-23 (as wild card) 7 (0)
19942005 Korea Republic 124 (18)
Teams managed
2006 Yoobi FC
20092011 Chuncheon Tech Mech High School
2011-2012 Daejeon Citizen
2014- Ulsan University

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2007.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2007
Yoo Sang-chul
Hangul 유상철
Hanja 柳想鐵
Revised Romanization Yu Sang-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Yu Sang-ch'ŏl

Yoo Sang-chul (born October 18, 1971) is a South Korean football manager and former football player. He is current manager of Ulsan University.


Yoo was one of Korea's most influential players over the last decade. He was known as a powerful and versatile midfielder with strong aerial ability, even though his versatility actually allowed him to shine in just about any area of the field, from defence to attack, but his coaches believed his all-round ability was best deployed in the center of the midfield, where he could patrol the middle of the park with presence and authority.

Yoo had the ability to spark an attack with his incisive distribution and was also strong defensively as well as physically.

The highly rated midfielder was offered a trial with Barcelona in 1998 for his impressive performances during the 1998 World Cup group stages. However, he missed out on that possible move to Europe because his club Ulsan Hyundai had already agreed a contract-binding deal to sell Yoo to Yokohama F. Marinos. He moved briefly to join Kashiwa Reysol's Korean trio in 2001 but Marinos brought the versatile Korean back to Yokohama in 2003.

He was part of the South Korean 2004 Olympic football team, who finished second in Group A, making it through to the next round, before being defeated by silver medal winners Paraguay.

He scored two goals for Korea in FIFA World Cup, one in 1998 against Belgium and another in 2002 against Poland. He played a key part of the Korean National Football Team when Korea reached the semi-finals in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He also has a blind eye, in which he kept secret. He publicly told everyone at a Korean T.V. talk show.

On 17 July 2011, he was appointed manager of Daejeon Citizen. His management at Daejeon Citizen was successful in order to survive the K-league classic. Many fans wanted him to stay with Daejeon Citizen for longer but his contract had expired. The club asked for him to renew the contract but the two parties could not agree on some conditions. In 2013, Ulsan University which is one of the strongest Korean university football clubs asked to be manager. He started coaching again from the 2014 season.[1]

Club 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
1994Ulsan Hyundai Horang-iK-League205-60-265
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
1999Yokohama F. MarinosJ1 League2273130-288
2001Kashiwa ReysolJ1 League2491000-259
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2002Ulsan Hyundai Horang-iK-League89??00-
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2003Yokohama F. MarinosJ1 League1762030-226
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2005Ulsan Hyundai Horang-iK-League1210060-181
Total South Korea 10634363
Japan 113441011544114250
Career total 21978517

National team statistics


Korea Republic national team

International goals

Results list Korea Republic's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
October 11, 1994 Japan Hiroshima  Japan 1 goal 3-2 1994 Asian Games
April 30, 1996 Israel Tel Aviv  Israel 1 goal 5-4 Friendly match
January 25, 1997 Australia Sydney  New Zealand 1 goal 3-1 1997 Opus Tournament
May 21, 1997 Japan Tokyo  Japan 1 goal 1-1 Friendly match
May 28, 1997 South Korea Daejeon  Hong Kong 1 goal 4-0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
June 12, 1997 South Korea Seoul  Egypt 1 goal 3-1 1997 Korea Cup
August 24, 1997 South Korea Daegu  Tajikistan 1 goal 4-1 Friendly match
October 4, 1997 South Korea Seoul  United Arab Emirates 1 goal 3-0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
October 18, 1997 Uzbekistan Tashkent  Uzbekistan 1 goal 5-1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
June 25, 1998 France Paris  Belgium 1 goal 1-1 1998 FIFA World Cup
December 9, 1998 Thailand Bangkok  United Arab Emirates 1 goal 2-1 1998 Asian Games
December 14, 1998 Thailand Bangkok  Thailand 1 goal 1-2 1998 Asian Games
February 11, 2001 United Arab Emirates Dubai  United Arab Emirates 1 goal 4-1 2001 Dubai Tournament
June 1, 2001 South Korea Ulsan  Mexico 1 goal 2-1 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
December 9, 2001 South Korea Seogwipo  United States 1 goal 1-0 Friendly match
June 4, 2002 South Korea Busan  Poland 1 goal 2-0 2002 FIFA World Cup
December 8, 2003 Japan Saitama  China PR 1 goal 1-0 2003 East Asian Cup
June 5, 2004 South Korea Daegu  Turkey 1 goal 2-1 Friendly match



Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
Yokohama F. Marinos



  1. "대전 신임 감독에 유상철, 23일 홈서 데뷔전". Osen. Naver.com. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. Yoo Sang-chul Official Records at KFA.com
  3. "FIFA World Cup All-Star Team". USA Today. June 29, 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
Preceded by
South Korea Kim Hyun-Seok
K-League Top Scorer
Succeeded by
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Saša Drakulić
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