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The Best Soccer Players from South Korea  

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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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Son Heung-min is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
FreshToast added Forward
Son Heung-Min is a South Korean footballer who plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, and the South Korea national team. As "a pacey, two-footed second striker, Son can play a number ...more
2
Park Ji-Sung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Midfielder
Park Ji-sung is a South Korean former footballer who currently serves as a club ambassador at Manchester United. Born in Goheung, Jeollanam-do, he was the captain of the South Korean national ...more
3
Cha Bum-Kun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Forward, Midfielder
Cha Bum-kun is a South Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed Tscha Bum in Germany because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. The nickname was first used by the ...more
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Ki Sung-yueng is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
TACOPOTATO added Midfielder
Ki Sung-yueng is a South Korean professional footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Swansea City, and the captain of South Korea national team. Ki is ...more
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Ahn Jung-Hwan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Ahn Jung-Hwan Forward, Midfielder
Ahn Jung-hwan is a South Korean former football player. He made world headlines by scoring the winning golden goal for South Korea against Italy in the 2002 FIFA World Cup second round, and ...more
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Lee Young-Pyo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender
Lee Young-pyo is a retired South Korean footballer. Lee was recognized for his speed and dribbling skills. His former manager Martin Jol once called him "the best left-back in ...more
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Hong Myung-bo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender
Hong Myung-bo is a South Korean former footballer and former manager of the South Korean national team. Hong, along with Cha Bum-kun, is often considered one of the greatest Asian footballers of ...more
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Lee Woon-Jae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Goalkeeper
Lee Woon-Jae is a retired South Korean football goalkeeper, who recently played for Chunnam Dragons in the South Korean K-League. He was part of Korea's 1994, 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cup ...more
9
Koo Ja-Cheol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Midfielder
Koo Ja-cheol is a South Korean footballer who plays as midfielder for Bundesliga club Mainz 05 and the former captain of South Korean football team. Blessed with technique and vision, Koo ...more
10
Cha Du-ri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender, Forward
Cha Du-Ri is a German-born South Korean professional footballer who currently plays for K League Classic club FC Seoul. He can operate as a right back, right winger, or striker. He is the first ...more
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Seol Ki-Hyeon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Seol Ki-Hyeon Forward, Midfielder
Seol Ki-Hyeon or Seol Ki-Hyun is a former South Korean professional footballer who currently is the interim manager of Sungkyunkwan University. He is also the first South Korean footballer to ...more
12
Park Chu-young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Forward
Park Chu-young is South Korean footballer who is currently plays for FC Seoul
13
Yoo Sang-Chul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender, Midfielder
Yoo Sang-chul is a South Korean football manager and former football player. He is current manager of Korean University football club. Ulsan University
14
Chong Yong-De is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Midfielder
Chong Yong-De, is a former Japanese-born South Korean midfielder.
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Lee Chun-soo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Forward, Midfielder
Lee Chun-Soo is a football player from South Korea, who plays for Incheon United. He played as a forward for the national team during the 2002 World Cup, the 2004 Summer Olympics, and the 2006 ...more
16
Kim Nam-Il is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Kim Nam-Il Midfielder
Kim Nam-Il is a South Korean footballer. Kim is a defensive midfielder who currently plays for Kyoto Sanga F.C.. He was virtually unknown before he became a superstar for his impressive ...more
17
Lee Keun-Ho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Forward, Midfielder
Lee Keun-ho is a South Korean football player who currently plays for El Jaish SC and South Korea national team. His pace, work-rate, and link-up plays mark him as a highly rated forward in
18
Song Chong-Gug is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender, Midfielder
Song Chong-Gug is a retired Korean football player who last played for Tianjin Teda F.C. in the Chinese Super League.
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Kim Jung-Woo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Forward, Midfielder
Kim Jung-woo, is a South Korean football player.
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Kim Seung-Yong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Forward, Midfielder
Kim Seung-Yong is a South Korean footballer, who plays as central midfielder for Qingdao Hainiu in the China League One.
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Oh Beom-Seok is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Oh Beom-Seok Defender, Midfielder
Oh Beom-Seok is a South Korean football right back, who plays for Suwon Samsung of K League Classic . He played at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in UAE and played in all matches of ...more
22
Choi Won-kwon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender, Midfielder
Choi Won-Kwon is a South Korean football player who plays for Daegu FC in K League Challenge. He was part of the South Korea football team in 2004 Summer Olympics, who finished second in Group ...more
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Choi Sung-Yong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender, Midfielder
Choi Sung-Yong is a South Korean former football wingback and midfielder. He played in all of South Korea’s matches at the 1998 World Cup and was also a member of the 2002 World Cup squad. He ...more
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Kim Dong-Jin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Defender
Kim Dong-Jin is a South Korean footballer who currently plays for Thai Premier League side Muangthong United as left back. He can also play as a centre back.
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Kim Shin-Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from South Korea
Kim Shin-Young Forward
Kim Shin-young, is a South Korean football striker, who trials in Persib Bandung. He debuted at Cerezo Osaka and also played for Sagan Tosu, Ventforet Kofu and Ehime F.C. mostly in the J. League ...more