South Korea football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History


In this article, you’ll be able to learn about the South Korea football team players, coaches, FIFA Rankings, nicknames, and their history. South Korea is the South Korean national football team (Korean Cuggu Cuggu Gugga daepyotim, officially recognized by FIFA as being the Republic of Korea) that represents South Korea in men’s international football.

The team is managed by the Korea Football Association. South Korea has emerged as an important football power in Asia since the 1980s. It is the most successful soccer team in Asia with participation nine times in consecutive FIFA World Cup tournaments overall. Ten is the most for any Asian country.

Although it was initially able to go through five World Cup tournaments without winning one contest, South Korea became the only Asian team to make it to the semi-finals after hosting the 2002 tournament alongside Japan. 

South Korea also won two AFC Asian Cup titles and was fourth in the AFC Asian Cup. The team also was awarded three silver and three gold prizes during the Senior Asian Games. The team is generally referred to as “Red” by both the media and fans because of the red color of their uniforms. The national team’s supporters group is officially referred to under the name the Red Devils.

Team Profile Summary

AssociationKorea Football Association (KFA)
Nickname(s)Taegeuk Warriors, The Reds, Red Devils (bulgeun agma)
ConfederationAFC – EAFF
FIFA position29 (31 March 2022)
Most CapsCha Bum-kun & Hong Myung-Bo (136)
Top ScorerCha Bum-kun (58)
Home stadiumSeoul World Cup Stadium
Head CoachPaulo Bento

South Korea football Team History

The first time football was played in Korea was first noticed in 1882, when British sailors from the HMS Flying Fish played a game aboard their ship in Incheon’s port. Incheon. Korea was declared an official Japanese colony by 1905.

The whole Jozone Football Tournament in 1921 as well as in 1928, the Jozone Football Tournament Association in 1928 are two crucial events that established the foundation for the sport of football in Korea. 

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The South Korea football team played in a variety of matches alongside the Japanese team from 1926 onwards. Join Football Club became the official national team for the Koreans. He also was the winner of 1935 the Emperor’s Cup. He also was a member of Korea’s national team. Korean Japanese national team. One of the most famous players is Kim Young-suk, who played for Japan in the 1936’s Summer Olympics.

After its creation in the country of South Korea in the late 1940s in the late 1940s, the south Korea Football Association was founded in 1948, and it was later incorporated into FIFA. In the same year that year, South Korea’s South Korea football team made its debut in the international arena during the 1948’s Summer Olympics and played its first match against Mexico.

South Korea football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

The South Korean national soccer team takes part in the very first World Cup

The South Korean football team first made an appearance in the qualifier round in 1954’s FIFA World Cup. They defeated Japan to make it to the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

South Korea’s South Korean football team is the first independent Asian nation and is the only Asian team to be a part of the World Cup after Indonesia.

South Korea football team Home Stadium

The South Korean football team played its first match at home on April 21st in 1956 at the Dong Daemon Stadium. It was an AFC Asian Cup qualifier against the Philippines. The player currently plays home games at various venues that are also utilized by K-League teams.

South Korea national football team Kit

Red is the color that is used as the primary color for the South Korean football team jersey known as”the “Reds” for the same reason. Fans are known as”the “Red Devils”. The round-shaped shirt differs between blue and white. The 1994 jersey of the home changed from white to red however, in the month of October 1995, red was reintroduced as the primary color and was paired with black shorts.

South Korea used the South Korean flag as a symbol for its uniform up until 2001 when the tiger’s crust was introduced. On February 5 in 2021, KFA unveiled a brand new simple logo. Although it is enclosed in a rectangular frame the logo still features the lion’s silhouette, but with a minimalist style. The South Korean traditional colors blue, red and white remain as the logo’s colors in this new version.

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What are South Korea Football team players?

These South Korea Football players have been selected to play in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Iran and the United Arab Emirates on 24 and 29 March 2022 respectively. Goals and caps are up to date as of March 29th, 2022 following the match in Iran. The United Arab Emirates.

NoPositionPlayer NameBirth date (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKKim Seung-Gyu30-09-1990 (31)610Kashiwa Reysol
12GKKim Dong-jun19-12-1994 (27)00Jeju United
21GKJo Hyeon-woo25-09-1991 (30)200Ulsan Hyundai
GKSong Bum-keun15-10-1997 (24)00Jeonbuk Hyundai
2DFYoon Jong-gyu20-03-1998 (24)10FC Seoul
3DFKim Jin-su13-06-1992 (29)552Jeonbuk Hyundai
4DFKim Min-jae15-11-1996 (25)423Fenerbahce
15DFPark Ji-soo13-06-1994 (27)110Gimcheon Sangmu
18DFLee Jae-ik21-05-1999 (22)00Seoul E-Land FC
19DFKim Young-gwon27-02-1990 (32)915Ulsan Hyundai
20DFKwon Kyung-won31-01-1992 (30)202Gamba Osaka
23DFKim Tae-hwan24-07-1989 (32)170Ulsan Hyundai
5MFJung Woo-young14-12-1989 (32)613Al-Sadd
7MFSon Heung-min (captain)08-07-1992 (29)9831Tottenham Hotspur
8MFNam Tae-hee03-07-1991 (30)547Al-Duhail
9MFLee Dong-jun01-02-1997 (25)40Hertha BSC
10MFLee Jae-sung10-08-1992 (29)639Mainz 05
11MFHwang Hee-chan26-01-1996 (26)457Wolverhampton
22MFKwon Chang-hoon30-06-1994 (27)3410Gimcheon Sangmu
MFSong Min-kyu12-09-1999 (22)90Jeonbuk Hyundai
MFKo Seung-beom24-04-1994 (27)10Gimcheon Sangmu
16FWHwang Ui-jo28-08-1992 (29)4414Bordeaux
17FWCho Young-Wook05-02-1999 (23)21FC Seoul

Which are the South Korea national football team captain and coaches?

Son Heung-min is the head of The South Korea football team and Paulo Bento is the coach of the South Korean national football team.

South Korea national football team captain

Son Heung-min is captain of Son Heung-min is the captain of the South Korea football team. Check out the profile of the South Korean captain currently.

Summary of the profile

  • Name: Son Heung-min
  • Age/Date of Birth: Jul 8, 1992 (29)
  • Birthplace: Korea, South Chuncheon, Gangwon
  • Citizenship: Korea, South
  • Height: 1,84 m
  • Position: Left Winger
  • International current: South Korea
  • Caps/Goals: 98 / 30

South Korea national football team Coach

Paulo Bento is the coach of the South Korea football team. Take a look at the summary of the profile of the coach currently in charge.

Summary of profile

  • Name: Paulo Bento
  • Age/Date of Birth: Jun 20, 1969 (52)
  • Birthplace: Lissabon
  • Citizenship: Portugal
  • Agent: Proeleven Gestao …
  • Avg. the term”coach” in: 2.06 Years
  • The preferred formation is 4-1-3-2

South Korea national football team world rankings

Rivalries of Team

The most intense conflict that exists between South Korea is Japan. It is believed to be an extension of fierce competition between the two countries beyond football. South Korea has an edge in winning games when playing against Japan.

Other rivalries that rival South Korea include:

The Supporters Team

As we mentioned previously that the fans of this South Korean team are named Red Devils. This group of supporters was formed in the year 1995. In order to show support that is passion, they are also referred to as their 12 the man.

The most well-known of their slogans is Daehan Minguk which translates to the Republic of Korea or mighty Korea. The slogan is based on five traditional rhythms.

South Korea’s national soccer team trophy

Fourth place Fourth place: 2002

  • Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

Champions: 1987

  • AFC Asian Cup

Champions: 1956, 1960

Runners-up: 1972, 1980, 1988, 2015

Third spot Third place: 1964, 2000 2007and 2011.

  • Asian Games

Gold medalists in 1970, 1978 and 1986

Medalists with silver: 1954 and 1958 and 1962

Bronze medalists: 1990

Fourth place 1994

  • CONCACAF Gold Cup

Fourth place 2004

  • EAFF Championship

Champions: 2003, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2019

Runners-up: 2010

Third place 2013.

Fourth place Fourth place: 2005

  • Minor contests
    • Korea Cup: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1997
    • Pestabola Merdeka: 1960, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978
    • King’s Cup: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1998
    • Jakarta Anniversary Tournament: 1981
    • Dynasty Cup: 1990
    • LG Cup: 2000, 2001, 2006
  • Awards
    • FIFA World Cup Most Entertaining Team: 2002
    • AFC National Team of the Year: 2002, 2009
    • EAFF Championship
    • Fair Play Award: 2008
    • AFC Asian Cup Fair Play Award: 2011

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