|Full name||Cho Yong-Hyung|
|Date of birth||3 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Incheon, South Korea|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre back|
|2005-2006||Bucheon SK / Jeju United||47||(0)|
|2007||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||18||(0)|
|2015-2016||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||52||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 January 2020|
? National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2012
Cho Yong-Hyung (Korean: , born 3 November 1983) is a South Korean footballer. He is known for his versatility as he can play as a full-back on either side of the pitch, as well as a centre back and a defensive midfielder.
Cho Yong-Hyung is praised in the K-League for his positional sense and steadiness under pressure. Cho has become regarded as the successor to Hong Myung-Bo, South Korea's legendary center half who took part in four FIFA World Cups.
Cho debuted for Bucheon SK in the 2005 season, when he was voted into the K-League Best XI after a successful season. He continued with the club in the 2006 season when it converted to Jeju United. In 2007, he spent a season at Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, the most successful K-League club in terms of Championship victories, before transferring back to Jeju United for the 2008 season where he continues to play to this day.
In 2010, it was claimed that European interest in Cho had risen. The English Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Fulham and Newcastle United, were interested in him and wanted to sign him in summer 2010 after the World Cup.
Cho moved to the Qatar Stars League after the end of the 2010 World Cup to Al Rayyan Sports Club on a 2-year deal, until the end of the 2011-2012 season. After the end of the 2011-2012 season, Cho renewed his contract for one more year which kept him at the Qatari club until the end of the 2012-2013 season.
Cho made his first appearance for South Korea against Chile on 30 January 2008. Cho was voted best defender at the 2010 East Asian Football Championship. He played for South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Korea Republic||League||FA Cup||K-League Cup||Asia||Total|
/ Jeju United
|K League 1||22||0||0||0||12||0||-||34||0|
|2007||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||18||0||1||0||1||0||4||0||24||0|
|Qatar||League||Emir Cup||Sheikh Jassem Cup||Asia||Total|
|2010-11||Al Rayyan||Qatar Stars League||20||0||4||0||24||0|