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The Best Soccer Players from South Korea

Updated August 4, 2020 8.9k votes 2.5k voters 110.9k views49 items

Ever wonder who the best soccer players from South Korea are? You're in luck. This list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from South Korea, along with photos when available. This list of best South 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 South Korean soccer player you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for, such as Seol Ki-Hyeon or Kim Dae-Eui.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South Korean footballers?" and "Who is the greatest South Korean soccer player of all time?" You can help determine just who are the greatest by voting up your favorites below, and voting down any you feel should be lower on the list.

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular South Korean soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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  • 1
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    209
    Son Heung-min (Hangul: 손흥민; Hanja: 孫興慜; [son.hɯŋ.min]; born 8 July 1992) is a South Korean...  more
  • 2
    1,278
    279

    Park Ji-Sung

    Midfielder
    Park Ji-sung (Korean: 박지성; Hanja: 朴智星; Korean pronunciation: [pak̚.t͈ɕi.sʌŋ]; born 25 February...  more
  • 3
    679
    135

    Cha Bum-Kun

    Forward, Midfielder
    Cha Bum-kun (Korean: 차범근; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰa.bʌm.ɡɯn] or [tɕʰa] [pʌm.ɡɯn]; born 22...  more
  • 4
    309
    105

    Ahn Jung-Hwan

    Forward, Midfielder
    Ahn Jung-hwan (Hangul: 안정환; Hanja: 安貞桓; Korean pronunciation: [an.dʑʌŋ.ɦwan] or [an]...  more
  • 5
    322
    113
    Lee Young-pyo (Korean: 이영표; Korean pronunciation: [i.jʌŋ.pʰjo]; born 23 April 1977) is a...  more
  • 6
    194
    54

    Ki Sung-yueng

    Midfielder
    Ki Sung-yueng (Hangul: 기성용; Hanja: 奇誠庸; Korean pronunciation: [ki.sʌŋ.joŋ]; born 24 January...  more
  • 7
    246
    87
    Hong Myung-bo (Korean: 홍명보, Hanja: 洪明甫; Korean pronunciation: [hoŋmjʌŋbo]; born 12 February...  more
  • 8
    157
    57

    Lee Woon-Jae

    Goalkeeper
    Lee Woon-jae (Korean: 이운재; born 26 April 1973) is a South Korean former football goalkeeper....  more
  • 9
    196
    88

    Koo Ja-Cheol

    Midfielder
    Koo Ja-cheol (Korean: 구자철; Korean pronunciation: [ku.dʑa.tɕʰʌl] or [ku] [tɕa.tɕʰʌl]; born 27...  more
  • 10
    209
    110

    Cha Du-ri

    Defender, Forward
    Cha Du-ri (Korean: 차두리; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰa.du.ɾi] or [tɕʰa] [tu.ɾi]; born 25 July...  more
  • 11
    141
    72
    Park Chu-young (Korean: 박주영; Hanja: 朴主永; Korean pronunciation: [pak̚.t͈ɕu.jʌŋ]; also romanised...  more
  • 12
    136
    71

    Seol Ki-Hyeon

    Forward, Midfielder
    Seol Ki-Hyeon (born 8 January 1979), also known as Seol Ki-Hyun, is a South Korean former...  more
  • 13
    70
    31

    Yoo Sang-Chul

    Defender, Midfielder
    Yoo Sang-chul (born October 18, 1971) is a South Korean football manager and former football...  more
  • 14
    95
    56

    Chong Yong-De

    Midfielder
    Chong Yong-De (Korean: 정용대, Hanja: 鄭容臺, born 4 February 1978), is a former Japanese-born South...  more
  • 15
    94
    57

    Lee Chun-soo

    Forward, Midfielder
    Lee Chun-Soo (Korean: 이천수; born 9 July 1981) is a retired football player from South Korea. In...  more
  • 16
    87
    52

    Kim Nam-Il

    Midfielder
    Kim Nam-Il (Korean: 김남일; Hanja: 金南一; born 14 March 1977) is a retired South Korean footballer...  more
  • 17
    65
    38

    Song Chong-Gug

    Defender, Midfielder
    Song Chong-Gug (송종국; born 20 February 1979 in Danyang, Chungcheongbuk-do) is a retired South...  more
  • 18
    86
    63

    Lee Keun-Ho

    Forward, Midfielder
    Lee Keun-ho (Korean: 이근호, born: 11 April 1985) is a South Korean football player who plays for...  more
  • 19
    39
    35

    Kim Dong-Jin

    Defender
    Kim Dong-jin (born 29 January 1982) is a retired South Korean football player and current...  more
  • 20
    40
    36

    Kim Jung-Woo

    Forward, Midfielder
    Kim Jung-woo (Korean: 김정우,金正友, born 9 May 1982), is a South Korean football player....  more
  • 21
    43
    42

    Kim Shin-Young

    Forward
    Kim Shin-young (Korean: 김신영; hanja: 金信泳, born 16 June 1983), is a South Korean football...  more
  • 22
    35
    33

    Oh Beom-Seok

    Defender, Midfielder
    Oh Beom-Seok (Korean: 오범석; born 29 July 1984) is a South Korean football right back, who plays...  more
  • 23
    33
    31

    Seo Hyuk-Su

    Defender, Midfielder
    Seo Hyuk-Su (born October 1, 1973 in Jecheon, South Korea) is a Korean-Australian former...  more
  • 24
    28
    25

    Choi Sung-Yong

    Defender, Midfielder
    Choi Sung-Yong (born 25 December 1975) is a former South Korean football wingback and...  more
  • 25
    46
    48

    Leo Shin

    Forward, Midfielder
    Leo Shin is a New Zealand professional association football player who has played for Thespa...  more