KIM Nam-Il

Date of birth14 March 1977
Place of birthSeoul
NationalityKorean (KOR)
Weight75 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

A defensive midfielder, he plays just in front of the back four allowing the more creative members of the team to attack.

He renewed his club contract for another season making him one of the highest paid players in Korea.

He is a good reader of the game, a tough tackler with excellent passing skills.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Korea Republic Asian Games 1
1
1999-00 Korea Republic International Friendly
1
1999-00 Korea Republic LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (Tehran)
2
1999-00 Korea Republic Under-21 1
2001-02 Korea Republic CONCACAF Gold Cup 4
1
2001-02 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 5
1
2001-02 Korea Republic International Friendly 14
1
1
2002-03 Korea Republic International Friendly 5
1
2003-04 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 4
1
1
2003-04 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 3
2003-04 Korea Republic International Friendly 5
2004-05 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 2
1
2004-05 Korea Republic International Friendly 4
1
2005-06 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 1
1
2005-06 Korea Republic Carlsberg Cup 1
2005-06 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 2
1
2005-06 Korea Republic International Friendly 4
1
2005-06 Korea Republic LG Cup 1
2006-07 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 4
2006-07 Korea Republic International Friendly 2
2007-08 Korea Republic EAFF East Asian Cup 1
2007-08 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2008-09 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 1
1
2009-10 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup
3
1
2009-10 Korea Republic International Friendly 1
4


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
04 Dec 1998 Korea Republic v Vietnam W 4-0 Asian Games Group A
09 Dec 1998 Korea Republic v United Arab Emirates W 2-1 Asian Games Group 2 2nd round
18 Aug 1999 Czech Republic v Korea Republic W 1-4 U21
28 May 2000 Korea Republic v Yugoslavia D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2000 Korea Republic v FYR Macedonia W 2-1 LG CUP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT (TEHRAN)
09 Jun 2000 Korea Republic v Egypt L 1-2 LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (Tehran) Final
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
08 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Senegal L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Croatia W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Dec 2001 Korea Republic v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
19 Jan 2002 USA v Korea Republic L 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group B
23 Jan 2002 Korea Republic v Cuba D 0-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group B
27 Jan 2002 Mexico v Korea Republic W 0-0 (4-2) CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-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
26 Mar 2002 Turkey v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Apr 2002 Korea Republic v China PR D 0-0 International Friendly
21 May 2002 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Korea Republic v France L 2-3 International Friendly
04 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Poland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 2002 Portugal v Korea Republic W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
18 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Italy W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Spain W 0-0 (5-3) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
20 Nov 2002 Korea Republic v Brazil L 2-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Korea Republic v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
31 May 2003 Japan v Korea Republic W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2003 Korea Republic v Uruguay L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Korea Republic v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
18 Nov 2003 Korea Republic v Bulgaria L 0-1 International Friendly
14 Feb 2004 Korea Republic v Oman W 5-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Korea Republic v Lebanon W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 7
31 Mar 2004 Maldives v Korea Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 7
29 Apr 2004 Korea Republic v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Korea Republic v Turkey L 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Korea Republic v Turkey W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 2004 Korea Republic v Vietnam W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 7
14 Jul 2004 Korea Republic v Trinidad and Tobago D 1-1 International Friendly
19 Jul 2004 Korea Republic v Jordan D 0-0 AFC Asian Cup Group B
23 Jul 2004 United Arab Emirates v Korea Republic W 0-2 AFC Asian Cup Group B
27 Jul 2004 Korea Republic v Kuwait W 4-0 AFC Asian Cup Group B
31 Jul 2004 Korea Republic v Iran L 3-4 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
15 Jan 2005 Colombia v Korea Republic L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Jan 2005 Sweden v Korea Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Feb 2005 Korea Republic v Egypt L 0-1 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Korea Republic v Kuwait W 2-0 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
19 Feb 2005 Paraguay v Korea Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 2005 Saudi Arabia v Korea Republic L 2-0 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
25 Jan 2006 Finland v Korea Republic W 0-1 LG CUP
01 Feb 2006 Korea Republic v Denmark League XI L 1-3 CARLSBERG CUP
11 Feb 2006 Costa Rica v Korea Republic L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Feb 2006 Mexico v Korea Republic W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Feb 2006 Syria v Korea Republic W 1-2 AFC Asian Cup Group B
01 Mar 2006 Korea Republic v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
26 May 2006 Korea Republic v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 2-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Ghana v Korea Republic L 3-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2006 Korea Republic v Togo W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
18 Jun 2006 France v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
23 Jun 2006 Switzerland v Korea Republic L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
16 Aug 2006 Taiwan v Korea Republic W 0-3 AFC Asian Cup Group B
02 Sep 2006 Korea Republic v Iran D 1-1 AFC Asian Cup Group B
06 Sep 2006 Korea Republic v Taiwan W 8-0 AFC Asian Cup Group B
11 Oct 2006 Korea Republic v Syria D 1-1 AFC Asian Cup Group B
06 Feb 2007 Greece v Korea Republic W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Korea Republic v Netherlands L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Feb 2008 Korea Republic v Turkmenistan W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 3
17 Feb 2008 China PR v Korea Republic W 2-3 EAFF East Asian Cup Final group
26 Mar 2008 Korea DPR v Korea Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 3
31 May 2008 Korea Republic v Jordan D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 3
07 Jun 2008 Jordan v Korea Republic W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 3
14 Jun 2008 Turkmenistan v Korea Republic W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 3
22 Jun 2008 Korea Republic v Korea DPR D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 3
10 Sep 2008 Korea DPR v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
05 Sep 2009 Korea Republic v Australia W 3-1 International Friendly
18 Nov 2009 Korea Republic v Serbia L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Ivory Coast v Korea Republic W 0-2 International Friendly
24 May 2010 Japan v Korea Republic W 0-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2010 Spain v Korea Republic L 1-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 Korea Republic v Greece W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 Jun 2010 Argentina v Korea Republic L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
22 Jun 2010 Nigeria v Korea Republic D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B


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