PARK Ji-Sung

Date of birth25 February 1981
Place of birthSeoul
NationalityKorean (KOR)
Weight75 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Ji-Sung is seen as a rebel figure, he is the only player to not start his career in the domestic league as he left to play in the Japanese Second Division for Kyoto Purple Sanga after he graduated from school.

He had played in the 2000 Olympics prior to leaving Korea and this did not stop him earning full international recognition.

His consistent performances in central midfield led to promotion for his club side and his inclusion in the 2002 World Cup Finals squad.

He is a highly skilful player, with good ability to take free kicks in dangerous areas and corners.

Ji-Sung famously scored the only goal in the win against Portugal in their final Group D game in Incheon to confirm the Korea Republic's qualification to the second phase for the first time in their sixth World Cup finals.

He played in all seven of Korea's games in the 2002 World Cup finals.

At the 2006 World Cup finals, he scored Korea's goal in the 1-1 draw against France in Group G.

Ji-Sung's contract at Manchester United was extended to June 2012 in September 2009 and to June 2013 in August 2011.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Kyoto Purple Sanga 01 Jan 1999 21 Dec 2002
PSV Eindhoven 21 Dec 2002 24 Jun 2005
Manchester United 24 Jun 2005 06 Jul 2012
Queens Park Rangers 06 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2014
PSV Eindhoven 08 Aug 2013 31 May 2014 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 3
1
2003-04 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Cup 4
1
2004-05 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 2
2005-06 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Manchester United League Cup 3
1
2005-06 Manchester United Premier League 23
10
1
2005-06 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
6
2006-07 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1
2006-07 Manchester United Premier League 8
6
5
2006-07 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
1
2007-08 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2007-08 Manchester United Premier League 8
4
1
2007-08 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
2008-09 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
2008-09 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 1
2008-09 Manchester United League Cup 1
2008-09 Manchester United Premier League 21
4
2
4
2008-09 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
4
1
2008-09 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup
1
2009-10 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2009-10 Manchester United League Cup 2
2009-10 Manchester United Premier League 10
7
3
2009-10 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
1
1
2010-11 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2010-11 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2010-11 Manchester United League Cup 2
2
2010-11 Manchester United Premier League 13
2
5
1
2010-11 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
1
1
2011-12 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 Manchester United League Cup 3
2011-12 Manchester United Premier League 10
7
2
2011-12 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2
2
2011-12 Manchester United UEFA Europa League 3
2012-13 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 3
2012-13 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 2
2012-13 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 15
5
1


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

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Sep 2003 PSV Eindhoven v AS Monaco D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
25 Nov 2003 AS Monaco v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
10 Dec 2003 PSV Eindhoven v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
26 Feb 2004 Perugia v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
11 Mar 2004 Auxerre v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
25 Mar 2004 PSV Eindhoven v Auxerre D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
08 Apr 2004 PSV Eindhoven v Newcastle United D 1-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
14 Apr 2004 Newcastle United v PSV Eindhoven L 2-1
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
14 Sep 2004 Arsenal v PSV Eindhoven L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
24 Nov 2004 PSV Eindhoven v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 7
2
1
1999-00 Korea Republic International Friendly 2
1999-00 Korea Republic LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (Tehran) 2
1
1999-00 Korea Republic Under-21 1
1
2000-01 Korea Republic Asian Under-19 Championship 3
2000-01 Korea Republic FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2000-01 Korea Republic Friendship Tounament (UAE) 3
1
2000-01 Korea Republic International Friendly
2
2000-01 Korea Republic LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (Cairo) 2
2000-01 Korea Republic New Year Tournament 1
1
2000-01 Korea Republic Olympics 3
2001-02 Korea Republic CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
2001-02 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 7
1
1
2001-02 Korea Republic International Friendly 5
1
2
1
2003-04 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 2
1
2003-04 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 Korea Republic International Friendly 2
2004-05 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 6
1
2004-05 Korea Republic International Friendly 1
2005-06 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Korea Republic International Friendly 6
2006-07 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 2
2006-07 Korea Republic International Friendly 2
2007-08 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 1
1
2008-09 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 7
3
1
2009-10 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 4
1
2009-10 Korea Republic International Friendly 7
1
2010-11 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 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
18 Aug 1999 Czech Republic v Korea Republic W 1-4 U21
05 Apr 2000 Korea Republic v Laos W 9-0 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying group 6
07 Apr 2000 Korea Republic v Mongolia W 6-0 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying group 6
09 Apr 2000 Korea Republic v Myanmar W 4-0 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying group 2
28 May 2000 Korea Republic v Yugoslavia D 0-0 International Friendly
30 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
14 Sep 2000 Korea Republic v Spain L 0-3 Olympics Finals Group B
17 Sep 2000 Korea Republic v Morocco W 1-0 Olympics Finals Group B
20 Sep 2000 Korea Republic v Chile W 1-0 Olympics Finals Group B
04 Oct 2000 United Arab Emirates v Korea Republic L 1-1 (2-3) FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
07 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Australia W 4-2 FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
13 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v China PR D 2-2 AFC Asian Cup Group B
16 Oct 2000 Kuwait v Korea Republic L 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Group B
19 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Indonesia W 3-0 AFC Asian Cup Group B
23 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Iran W 2-1 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
26 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Saudi Arabia L 1-2 AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
29 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v China PR W 1-0 AFC Asian Cup 3rd place
15 Nov 2000 Pakistan v Korea Republic W 0-7 ASIAN U19 CHAMPS Final group B
19 Nov 2000 United Arab Emirates v Korea Republic W 2-4 ASIAN U19 CHAMPS Final group B
21 Nov 2000 Korea Republic v Iraq D 0-0 ASIAN U19 CHAMPS Final group B
20 Dec 2000 Japan v Korea Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Jan 2001 Korea Republic v Norway L 2-3 NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT
27 Jan 2001 Korea Republic v Paraguay W 1-1 (6-5) NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT 3rd place
08 Feb 2001 Morocco v Korea Republic D 1-1 Friendship Tounament (UAE)
11 Feb 2001 United Arab Emirates v Korea Republic W 1-4 FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
24 Apr 2001 Iran v Korea Republic W 0-1 LG CUP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT (CAIRO)
26 Apr 2001 Egypt v Korea Republic W 1-2 LG CUP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT (CAIRO) Final
25 May 2001 Korea Republic v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
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
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
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
16 May 2002 Korea Republic v Scotland W 4-1 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 Korea Republic v Portugal W 1-0 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
25 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Germany L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Turkey L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
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
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
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
17 Nov 2004 Korea Republic v Maldives W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 7
09 Feb 2005 Korea Republic v Kuwait W 2-0 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
25 Mar 2005 Saudi Arabia v Korea Republic L 2-0 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
30 Mar 2005 Korea Republic v Uzbekistan W 2-1 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
03 Jun 2005 Uzbekistan v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
08 Jun 2005 Kuwait v Korea Republic W 0-4 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
12 Oct 2005 Korea Republic v Iran W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 Korea Republic v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 2005 Korea Republic v Serbia and Montenegro W 2-0 International Friendly
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
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
06 Feb 2007 Greece v Korea Republic W 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Korea Republic v Uruguay L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Feb 2008 Korea Republic v Turkmenistan W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 3
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
15 Oct 2008 Korea Republic v United Arab Emirates W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
19 Nov 2008 Saudi Arabia v Korea Republic W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
11 Feb 2009 Iran v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
01 Apr 2009 Korea Republic v Korea DPR W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
06 Jun 2009 United Arab Emirates v Korea Republic W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
10 Jun 2009 Korea Republic v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
17 Jun 2009 Korea Republic v Iran D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 2
05 Sep 2009 Korea Republic v Australia W 3-1 International Friendly
14 Nov 2009 Denmark v Korea Republic D 0-0 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
16 May 2010 Korea Republic v Ecuador W 2-0 International Friendly
24 May 2010 Japan v Korea Republic W 0-2 International Friendly
30 May 2010 Belarus 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
26 Jun 2010 Uruguay v Korea Republic L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16
14 Jan 2011 Australia v Korea Republic D 1-1 AFC Asian Cup Group C
29 Feb 2012 Korea Republic v Kuwait D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group B


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