CHOI Sung-Yong

Date of birth15 December 1975
NationalityKorean (KOR)
PositionMidfielder

A solid performer in midfield he is one of the few players to have played outside Korea joining Kang Chul at LASK Linz in the 1999-2000 season. He graduated from the 1993 Youth Team and the 1998 Atlanta Olympic team into the full squad and took part in the 1998 World Cup Finals. He recently returned to Korea to play for the Suwon Bluewings. He plays on the left hand side of midfield and is regarded as one of the team's best attacking options. He possesses lightning pace, is a good crosser of the ball and will create chances for the forwards.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Korea Republic World Youth Cup 2
1994-95 Korea Republic Carlsberg Cup
1
1994-95 Korea Republic Marlboro Dynasty Cup 2
1
1996-97 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 2
1996-97 Korea Republic International Friendly 1
1996-97 Korea Republic Olympics 3
1996-97 Korea Republic South Korea Cup 2
1996-97 Korea Republic South Korea Tournament 1
1997-98 Korea Republic Asian Games 6
1
1997-98 Korea Republic Dynasty Cup 3
1
1997-98 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 3
3
1997-98 Korea Republic International Friendly 6
1
1
1997-98 Korea Republic Kings Cup 1
3
1997-98 Korea Republic Korea v China Annual Match
2
1997-98 Korea Republic Nike World Tour
1
1997-98 Korea Republic Optus World Series
1
1998-99 Korea Republic Korea Cup 1
1998-99 Korea Republic Korea v China Annual Match
1
1999-00 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 2
1999-00 Korea Republic Annual Match 1
2000-01 Korea Republic FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2000-01 Korea Republic Friendship Tounament (UAE) 1
2000-01 Korea Republic International Friendly 1
2000-01 Korea Republic LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (Cairo) 1
2001-02 Korea Republic CONCACAF Gold Cup 2
1
2001-02 Korea Republic International Friendly 4
5
1
2002-03 Korea Republic International Friendly 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Mar 1993 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group C
11 Mar 1993 Korea Republic v USA D 2-2 World Youth Cup Group C
04 Feb 1995 Korea Republic v Yugoslavia L 0-1 CARLSBERG CUP Final
21 Feb 1995 Japan v Korea Republic D 1-1 MARLBORO DYNASTY CUP 1st round
23 Feb 1995 Hong Kong v Korea Republic W 2-3 MARLBORO DYNASTY CUP
26 Feb 1995 Japan v Korea Republic L 2-2 (3-5) MARLBORO DYNASTY CUP Final
21 Jul 1996 Korea Republic v Ghana W 1-0 Olympics Finals Group C
23 Jul 1996 Mexico v Korea Republic D 0-0 Olympics Finals Group C
25 Jul 1996 Italy v Korea Republic L 2-1 Olympics Finals Group C
21 May 1997 Japan v Korea Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
28 May 1997 Korea Republic v Hong Kong W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 6
01 Jun 1997 Korea Republic v Thailand D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 6
12 Jun 1997 Korea Republic v Egypt W 3-1 SOUTH KOREA CUP
14 Jun 1997 Korea Republic v Ghana W 3-0 SOUTH KOREA TOURNAMENT
16 Jun 1997 Korea Republic v Yugoslavia D 1-1 SOUTH KOREA CUP
10 Aug 1997 Korea Republic v Brazil L 1-2 Nike World Tour
24 Aug 1997 Korea Republic v Tajikistan W 4-1 International Friendly
30 Aug 1997 Korea Republic v China PR D 0-0 KOREA v CHINA ANNUAL MATCH 2nd leg
28 Sep 1997 Japan v Korea Republic W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
11 Oct 1997 Kazakhstan v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
09 Nov 1997 United Arab Emirates v Korea Republic W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
25 Jan 1998 Danish League XI v Korea Republic L 2-1 Kings Cup 1st round
27 Jan 1998 Korea Republic v Egypt W 2-0 KINGS CUP 1st round
29 Jan 1998 Thailand v Korea Republic W 0-2 KINGS CUP
31 Jan 1998 Korea Republic v Egypt W 1-1 (6-5) KINGS CUP Final
11 Feb 1998 Australia v Korea Republic L 1-0 OPTUS WORLD SERIES
01 Mar 1998 Japan v Korea Republic L 2-1 DYNASTY CUP
04 Mar 1998 Korea Republic v China PR W 2-1 DYNASTY CUP
07 Mar 1998 Korea Republic v Hong Kong W 1-0 DYNASTY CUP
01 Apr 1998 Korea Republic v Japan W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Apr 1998 Slovakia v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Apr 1998 North Macedonia v Korea Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Yugoslavia v Korea Republic L 3-1 International Friendly
16 May 1998 Korea Republic v Jamaica W 2-1 International Friendly
18 May 1998 Korea Republic v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 1998 Korea Republic v China PR D 1-1 KOREA v CHINA ANNUAL MATCH 1st leg
13 Jun 1998 Korea Republic v Mexico L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
20 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Korea Republic L 5-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
25 Jun 1998 Belgium v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
22 Nov 1998 China PR v Korea Republic D 0-0 KOREA v CHINA ANNUAL MATCH 2nd leg
02 Dec 1998 Korea Republic v Turkmenistan L 2-3 Asian Games Group A
04 Dec 1998 Korea Republic v Vietnam W 4-0 Asian Games Group A
07 Dec 1998 Korea Republic v Japan W 2-0 Asian Games Group 2 2nd round
09 Dec 1998 Korea Republic v United Arab Emirates W 2-1 Asian Games Group 2 2nd round
11 Dec 1998 Korea Republic v Kuwait W 1-0 Asian Games Group 2 2nd round
14 Dec 1998 Thailand v Korea Republic L 2-1 Asian Games Quarter-final
12 Jun 1999 Korea Republic v Mexico D 1-1 Korea Cup
26 Apr 2000 Korea Republic v Japan W 1-0 ANNUAL MATCH
07 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Australia W 4-2 FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
19 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Indonesia W 3-0 AFC Asian Cup Group B
26 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Saudi Arabia L 1-2 AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
20 Dec 2000 Japan v Korea Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Apr 2001 Iran v Korea Republic W 0-1 LG CUP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT (CAIRO)
30 May 2001 Korea Republic v France L 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
01 Jun 2001 Korea Republic v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Jun 2001 Korea Republic v Australia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
15 Aug 2001 Czech Republic v Korea Republic L 5-0 International Friendly
13 Sep 2001 Korea Republic v Nigeria D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Sep 2001 Korea Republic v Nigeria W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Dec 2001 Korea Republic v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Jan 2002 Mexico v Korea Republic W 0-0 (4-2) CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
30 Jan 2002 Costa Rica v Korea Republic L 3-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
02 Feb 2002 Canada v Korea Republic L 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup 3rd place
13 Feb 2002 Uruguay v Korea Republic L 2-1 International Friendly
13 Mar 2002 Tunisia v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Mar 2002 Finland v Korea Republic W 0-2 International Friendly
20 Apr 2002 Korea Republic v Costa Rica W 2-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Korea Republic v France L 2-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Korea Republic v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Apr 2003 Korea Republic v Japan L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Korea Republic v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.