YOO Sang-chul

Date of birth18 October 1971
Place of birthSeoul
NationalityKorean (KOR)
Height1.84 m
PositionMidfielder
Died07 June 2021

One of the Republic's squad to play outside Korea, Yoo Sang-chul played in Japan's J-League for Yokohama and then Kashiwa Reysol.

He played in the 1998 World Cup Finals and, despite the team's poor performances, it was reported that Barcelona were interested in signing him.

Regarded as the Korean Bryan Robson, possessing a great ability to move from box to box and to dictate the play from central midfield.

He scored Korea's second goal in their 2-0 win against Poland in 2002; their historic first-ever victory in their sixth World Cup finals.

He played in all seven of Korea's games in the 2002 World Cup finals and was selected for FIFA's All-Star squad.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Korea Republic Asian Youth Cup 1
1991-92 Korea Republic Rajiv Gandhi under-21 Tournament 2
1
1993-94 Korea Republic International Friendly 1
1994-95 Korea Republic Kirin Japan Cup 2
1
1994-95 Korea Republic Marlboro Dynasty Cup 3
1995-96 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 3
1996-97 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 4
1
1996-97 Korea Republic Korea v China Annual Match
1
1
1996-97 Korea Republic Optus World Series 2
1997-98 Korea Republic Dynasty Cup 2
1
1997-98 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 8
3
1997-98 Korea Republic International Friendly 4
1
1997-98 Korea Republic Kings Cup 1
1997-98 Korea Republic Korea v China Annual Match 1
1997-98 Korea Republic Optus World Series 1
1998-99 Korea Republic International Friendly 1
1999-00 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 3
2
1999-00 Korea Republic Annual Match 1
1999-00 Korea Republic CONCACAF Gold Cup 2
2000-01 Korea Republic FIFA Confederations Cup 2
1
2000-01 Korea Republic Friendship Tounament (UAE) 1
1
1
2000-01 Korea Republic International Friendly 2
1
1
2000-01 Korea Republic New Year Tournament 1
2001-02 Korea Republic CONCACAF Gold Cup 2
2001-02 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 7
1
1
2001-02 Korea Republic International Friendly 5
2
1
2002-03 Korea Republic International Friendly 6
2003-04 Korea Republic EAFF East Asian Cup 3
1
2003-04 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 1
2003-04 Korea Republic International Friendly 3
2004-05 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup 5
2004-05 Korea Republic International Friendly 1
2004-05 Korea Republic Olympics 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
07 Nov 1990 Syria v Korea Republic D 1-1 Asian Youth Cup Final group B
10 Nov 1990 Korea Republic v Bahrain D 0-0 Asian Youth Cup Final group B
12 Nov 1990 Qatar v Korea Republic W 0-1 Asian Youth Cup Final semi-final
15 Nov 1990 Korea Republic v Korea DPR W 0-0 (4-3) Asian Youth Cup Final
21 Jan 1992 India v Korea Republic W 1-2 R GANDHI U21
22 Jan 1992 Romania v Korea Republic L 3-0 R GANDHI U21 Final
05 Mar 1994 USA v Korea Republic L 1-0 International Friendly
19 Feb 1995 China PR v Korea Republic D 0-0 MARLBORO DYNASTY CUP
21 Feb 1995 Japan v Korea Republic D 1-1 MARLBORO DYNASTY CUP 1st round
26 Feb 1995 Japan v Korea Republic L 2-2 (3-5) MARLBORO DYNASTY CUP Final
05 Jun 1995 Korea Republic v Costa Rica W 1-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
10 Jun 1995 Korea Republic v Zambia L 2-3 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
26 Nov 1996 China PR v Korea Republic W 2-3 KOREA v CHINA ANNUAL MATCH 2nd leg
07 Dec 1996 Indonesia v Korea Republic W 2-4 AFC Asian Cup Group A
11 Dec 1996 Kuwait v Korea Republic L 2-0 AFC Asian Cup Group A
16 Dec 1996 Iran v Korea Republic L 6-2 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
18 Jan 1997 Korea Republic v Norway W 1-0 OPTUS World Series
22 Jan 1997 Australia v Korea Republic L 2-1 OPTUS World Series
22 Feb 1997 Hong Kong v Korea Republic W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 6
02 Mar 1997 Thailand v Korea Republic W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 6
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 Sep 1997 Korea Republic v Uzbekistan W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
04 Oct 1997 Korea Republic v United Arab Emirates W 3-0 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
18 Oct 1997 Uzbekistan v Korea Republic W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
02 Nov 1997 Korea Republic v Japan L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
25 Jan 1998 Danish League XI v Korea Republic L 2-1 Kings Cup 1st round
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
27 May 1998 Korea Republic v Czech Republic D 2-2 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
05 Jun 1999 Korea Republic v Belgium L 1-2 International Friendly
15 Feb 2000 Canada v Korea Republic D 0-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D
17 Feb 2000 Korea Republic v Costa Rica D 2-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D
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)
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
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
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
08 Feb 2001 Morocco v Korea Republic D 1-1 Friendship Tounament (UAE)
10 Feb 2001 United Arab Emirates v Korea Republic W 1-4 International Friendly
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
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
20 Mar 2002 Finland v Korea Republic W 0-2 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 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
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
20 Nov 2002 Korea Republic v Brazil 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
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
04 Dec 2003 Hong Kong v Korea Republic W 1-3 EAFF East Asian Cup Final group
07 Dec 2003 Korea Republic v China PR W 1-0 EAFF East Asian Cup Final group
10 Dec 2003 Japan v Korea Republic D 0-0 EAFF East Asian Cup Final group
29 Apr 2004 Korea Republic v Paraguay D 0-0 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
11 Aug 2004 Greece v Korea Republic D 2-2 Olympics Group A
14 Aug 2004 Korea Republic v Mexico W 1-0 Olympics Group A
17 Aug 2004 Korea Republic v Mali D 3-3 Olympics Group A
21 Aug 2004 Paraguay v Korea Republic L 3-2 Olympics Quarter-final
13 Oct 2004 Lebanon v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 7
17 Nov 2004 Korea Republic v Maldives W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 7
04 Feb 2005 Korea Republic v Egypt L 0-1 International Friendly
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


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