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List of the best soccer players from North Korea. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from North Korea, along with photos when available. This list of best North Korean soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous North Korean soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list is made up of many different players, including Ri Jun-Il and Nam Song-Chol.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best North Korean footballers?" and "Who is the greatest North Korean soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of North Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular North Korean soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Jong Tae-se Forward Jong Tae-Se born 2 March 1984 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan is a North Korean footballer currently playing for Suwon Samsung Bluewings. He is a member of the North Korea national team. He ...more

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Pak Nam-chol Forward, Midfielder Pak Nam-Chol is a North Korean international footballer. Pak has appeared for North Korea in various FIFA World Cup qualifying matches since 2006, scoring three goals. He was also in the North ...more

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Kwon Chung-Hyok Defender Kwon Chung-Hyok is a North Korean football player.

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Ri Han-jae Midfielder Ri Han-Jae is a North Korean football player. He played for North Korea in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.

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Jong Il-gwan Forward Jong Il-gwan in North Korea is a footballer who plays as a Striker. He currently plays for Rimyongsu in the DPR Korea League and the North Korea national football team. On 24 November 2010 he ...more

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Ri Myong-Guk Goalkeeper Ri Myong-guk is a North Korean international footballer, He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Pyongyang City in the DPR Korea League. He played 15 matches in 2010 World Cup qualifying for ...more

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Ryang Gyu-sa Forward Ryang Kyu-Sa Ryang Kyu-Sa is a retired Zainichi Korean footballer who played for North Korea in 2000 AFC Asian Cup qualification. Ryang recently opined on the Japanese abducted to the North by ...more

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Hong Yong-jo Forward Hong Yong-Jo is a North Korean international football striker, currently playing for 25 April FC in the DPR Korea League. He previously played for FC Rostov in Russia and FK Bežanija in the ...more

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Kim Kuk-jin Midfielder Kim Kuk-Jin is a North Korean international football player. He last played for FC Wil in Switzerland.

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An Young-Hak Midfielder An Yong-Hak is a Japanese-born North Korean football midfielder, who last played for Kashiwa Reysol in J. League Division 1. He is also a member of the North Korea national football team.

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Pak Song-Chol Forward, Midfielder Pak Song-Chol is a Korean football player who currently play for April 25.

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Ri Hyok-chol Ri Hyok-chol is a North Korean international football player. Ri appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds.

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Kim Jong-song Forward Kim Jong-Song is a retired North Korean football player who played for North Korea in 1992 AFC Asian Cup.

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Ri Myong-sam Ri Myong-Sam is a North Korean football player. Ri appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in ten 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

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Ri Kum-suk Forward Ri Kum-suk is a North Korean footballer who plays for the 4.25 Sports Club. She plays a key role not only for her club, but also for national teams in the AFC Women's Asian Cup, Asian Games and ...more

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Cha Jong-Hyok Defender Cha Jong-Hyok is a North Korean international football player, who currently plays for FC Wil.

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Choe Myong-ho Midfielder Choe Myong-ho is a North Korean footballer, who currently plays for Pyongyang City Sports Group.

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Pak Chung-il Pak Chung-il is a North Korean international football player.

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Kim Ju-Song Forward Kim Ju-song is a North Korean footballer who plays as a striker for April 25.

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Pak Kwang-ryong Forward Pak Kwang-ryong is a North Korean professional footballer who plays as a striker for Vaduz in the Swiss Challenge League, on loan from Swiss Super League club Basel.

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Sin Yong-nam Sin Yong-Nam is a North Korean international football player. Sin made seven appearances for the Korea DPR national football team in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

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Ryang Yong-gi Midfielder Ryang Yong-gi is a Japanese-born North Korean footballer who plays for Vegalta Sendai in the J. League Division 1. Ryang is captain of his club where he is a creative midfielder. Ryang has made ...more

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Ji Yun-nam Midfielder Ji Yun-Nam is a North Korean international association football player, who currently plays for April 25 in the DPR Korea League.

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Nam Song-chol Defender Nam Song Chol is a North Korean international football player. Nam has appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in 19 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, including a game against Iran ...more

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Myung Rye-hyun Defender Myung Rye-hyun is a North Korean football player and manager. He was the manager of the North Korea national football team in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, when they became the first Asian team to ...more

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Kang Jin-hyok Kang Jin-Hyok is a North Korean international football player.

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Ri Jun-Il Defender Ri Jun-Il is a North Korean professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Sobaeksu in DPR Korea League.

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Kim Yong-jun Defender, Midfielder Kim Yong-Jun is a North Korean international football player, who is currently playing for Pyongyang City.

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Choe Kum-chol Forward Choe Kum-Chol is a North Korean international football player who currently plays for Thais club side Nakhonnayok in Regional League Division 2 on loan from Muangthong United. Choe has made ...more

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Jon Kwang-ik Defender Jon Kwang-ik is a North Korean professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Amrokgang in the DPR Korea League. Jon has appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in the ...more

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Pak Nam-chol Defender Pak Nam-chol is a North Korean international football player. Pak has appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in 4 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

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Kim Kum-il Forward, Midfielder Kim Kum-Il is a North Korean footballer. He plays for the 4.25 Sports Team. In 2006, Kim led the North Korean Under-20 team to win the AFC Youth Championship by scoring 4 goals, he was also ...more

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Kim Chol-ho Kim Chol-ho is a North Korean international football player.

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Ri Hyon-Song Midfielder Ri Hyon-Song is a Korean football player who currently plays for Rimyongsu.

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Pak Chol-min Forward Pak Chol-Min is a North Korean international football player. He currently plays for Rimyongsu Sports Group. Pak has appeared for the Korea DPR national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup ...more

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RI Il Jin Midfielder RI Il Jin is a Korean football player who currently plays for Sobaeksu.

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Ro Hak-su Ro Hak-su is a North Korean international football player.

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Ri Kwang-Hyok Defender Ri Kwang-Hyok is a Korean football player who currently plays for Kyonggongop.

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Ri Hyong-Jin Midfielder Ri Hyong-Jin is a North Korean football player.

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Jang Myong-Il Defender Jang Myong-Il is a Korean football player who currently plays for Amnokgang.

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Kim Song-Hui Kim Song-Hui is a women's soccer player.

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Ri Hyong-Mu Defender Ri Hyong-mu is a North Korean footballer who plays as a defender.

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Ri Pae-Hun Defender Ri Pae-Hun is Korean football player who currently plays for April 25 Football Club.

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Ri Myong-jun Forward Ri Myong-jun is a Korean footballer who currently plays for Singhtarua in Thai Premier League.

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Ri Kum-chol Ri Kum-Chol is a North Korean international football player.

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Ri Kwang-Chon Defender Ri Kwang-Chon is a Korean football player who currently plays for Muangthong United.

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Ri Chol-myong Midfielder Ri Chol-Myong is a North Korean international football player. He plays for Pyongyang City in the DPR Korea League. He has played on thirteen occasions for the North Korean national team, ...more

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Kim Myong-Gil Goalkeeper Kim Myong-Gil is a Korean football player who currently plays for Amrokgang.

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Kim Myong-Won Forward Kim Myong-Won is a North Korean international footballer, who plays as a striker for FC Ulaanbaatar in the Mongolia Premier League. Known for his blazing speed, he's known in North Korea as The ...more

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Kim Kwang-hyok Kim Kwang-Hyok is a North Korean international football player.