The current coach is Shin Tae-yong, who has been running the team since 2017 (data from June 1, 2018).

Daehan Chukgu Hyeophoe (Korean soccer association) was founded on September 19, 1933.

South Korea is a team from Asia that has played official matches since 1948.

South Korea football team interesting facts

1. South Korea played its first game on July 6, 1948. She beat Hong Kong 1: 5.

2. The most games for the South Korean national team have been played by forward Cha Bum-kun (121). He played in the years 1972-1986.

3. The most goals were scored by Cha Bum-kun (in 121 matches he scored 59 goals). He played in the years 1972-1986.

4. South Korea won the Asian Championship twice (1956 and 1960), second place four times (1972, 1980, 1988 and 2015) and third place four times (1964, 2000, 2007 and 2011).

5. The youngest rookie was Jong-su Ko. On January 18, 1997, he entered the field at the age of 18 3 months and 8 days.

6. The oldest player was Dong-guk Lee. September 5, 2017. played a game at the age of 38, 4 months and 7 days.

7. South Korea made her debut at the World Cup in 1954. She didn’t leave the group.

8. The greatest success at the World Cup was the fourth place in 2002.

9. The tallest player is Shin-uk Kim striker – 197 cm (data from June 1, 2018).

10. The lowest player is the midfielder Yo-han Ko – 170 cm (data from June 1, 2018)

11. The most expensive player is Heung-min Son. Its market value is EUR 50 million (data from June 1, 2018).

12. South Korea is ranked 57th in the FIFA ranking (data as of June 7, 2018).

13. The highest place in the FIFA ranking – 17 (1998).

14. The lowest position in the FIFA ranking – 69 (2015).

15. South Korea’s National Stadium is Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul (capacity 66,000).

16. Of the 23 players selected for the World Cup in Russia, 12 play in the Korean league.

17. The technical sponsor of the South Korean team is Nike.

18. The youngest player called to the World Cup in Russia 2018 is Yong Lee, 31 years old (data from June 10, 2018).

19. The oldest competitor appointed to the World Cup in Russia 2018 is Seung-Woo Lee, 20 years old (data from June 10, 2018).

20. The South Korean national team is based at the 2018 World Cup in Saint Petersburg.

21. The average height of 23 South Korean players is 182 cm.

22. South Korea has played the most games with the national team of Japan – 16 (6 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats). Data as of June 13, 2018.

23. To sum up, South Korea scored 2 goals in 3 matches at the World Cup in Russia, and lost 3. They won 1 and lost 2 times.

24. South Korean players fouled 63 times. They were punished with 10 yellow cards.

25. They corner kicked 15 times in total.

26. They made 934 passes, 79% of which were accurate.

27. South Korea fired a total of 33 shots (11 on target).

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South Korea football team questions and answers

What are South Korean footballers called?

The South Korean players are called “Taegeuk Jeonsa” which means “Taegeuk Warriors”.

What’s the biggest jackpot in South Korean history?

On September 29, 2003, South Korea beat Nepal 16 to 0.

What’s the biggest loser in South Korea’s history?

On August 5, 1948, South Korea lost 12 to 0 to Sweden.

What is the total value of the South Korean players going to the World Cup in Russia?

The total estimated value of the 23-person team appointed for the 2018 World Cup is EUR 85 million.

What are the most famous footballers who have coached South Korea?

From 2014 to 2017, the South Korean coach was Uli Stielike, a German defender who played in the 1970s and 1980s.

How many times has South Korea played with Poland?

South Korea has played 3 matches with the Polish national team (1 victory, 1 draw and 1 loss).

What are the odds of South Korea’s bookmakers winning the 2018 World Cup?

South Korea’s odds are 501.00 to win. For comparison, Poland is 67.00.

What is the average age of the players going to the 2018 World Cup?

The average age of players going to the 2018 World Cup is 27.8 years.

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