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South Korea National Under-23 Football Team
Korea Republic U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Taegeuk Warriors
The Red Devils
Tigers of Asia
AssociationKorea Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
EAFF (East Asia)
Head coachKim Hak-bum
CaptainSon Heung-min
Most capsKim Dong-jin
Kim Do-heon (43)
Top scorerLee Dong-gook (20)
FIFA codeKOR
First international
 South Korea 5-0 Indonesia 
(Masan, South Korea; 24 March 1991)[1]
Biggest win
 South Korea 10-0 Philippines 
(Seoul, South Korea; 18 May 1991)
 South Korea 10-0 Macau 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 19 July 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 3-0 South Korea 
(Sweden; 7 November 1995)
 Japan 4-1 South Korea 
(Tokyo, Japan; 7 September 1999)
 Spain 3-0 South Korea 
(Adelaide, Australia; 14 September 2000)
 Italy 3-0 South Korea 
(Qinhuangdao, China; 10 August 2008)
 Brazil 3-0 South Korea 
(Manchester, United Kingdom; 7 August 2012)
 Uzbekistan 4-1 South Korea 
(Kunshan, China; 23 January 2018)
Olympic Games
Appearances7 (first in 1992)
Best resultBronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (2012)
Asian Games
Appearances5 (first in 2002)
Best resultGold medal asia.svg Gold Medal (2014, 2018)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2013)
Best resultRunners-up (2016)

Korea Republic national under-23 football team represents South Korea at football in the Olympic Games and Asian Games. This team mostly includes under-22 and under-21 squads.

The bronze medal winning team of 2012 Summer Olympics and the gold medal winning teams of 2014 and 2018 Asian Games were granted exemptions from mandatory military service.[2][3]

Tournament records

Olympic Games

Summer Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
1948-1988 See South Korean national team
Spain 1992 Group Stage 11th 3 0 3 0 2 2
United States 1996 11th 3 1 1 1 2 2
Australia 2000 9th 3 2 0 1 2 3
Greece 2004 6th 4 1 2 1 8 8
China 2008 Group Stage 10th 3 1 1 1 2 4
United Kingdom 2012 Third Place 3rd 6 2 3 1 5 5
Brazil 2016 5th 4 2 1 1 12 4
Japan 2020 Qualified
France 2024 To be determined
United States 2028
Total 7 / 7 26 9 11 6 33 28

Asian Games

From 2002 Asian Games, at the first tournament to be played in an under-23 format.
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
South Korea 2002  Bronze 6 5 1 0 17 2
Qatar 2006 Fourth place 6 4 0 2 9 2
China 2010  Bronze 7 5 0 2 18 5
South Korea 2014  Gold 7 7 0 0 13 0
Indonesia 2018  Gold 7 6 0 1 19 7
Total 5/5 33 27 1 5 76 16

AFC U-23 Championship

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Oman 2013 Fourth place 6 3 2 1 8 3
Qatar 2016 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 14 6
China 2018 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 8 9
Thailand 2020 Final 5 5 0 0 9 3
Total 4/4 23 15 4 4 39 21
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Recent results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019

2020

Team

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Song Bum-keun (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 22) South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
21 1GK An Chan-gi (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 21) South Korea Incheon University
23 1GK Ahn Joon-soo (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 21) Japan Kagoshima United

2 2DF Lee You-hyeon (1997-02-08) 8 February 1997 (age 22) South Korea Jeonnam Dragons
3 2DF Kang Yoon-seong (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 22) South Korea Jeju United
4 2DF Lee Sang-min (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 22) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
5 2DF Jeong Tae-wook (1997-05-16) 16 May 1997 (age 22) South Korea Daegu FC
12 2DF Kim Jae-woo (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 21) South Korea Daegu FC
13 2DF Kim Jin-ya (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 21) South Korea FC Seoul
15 2DF Kim Tae-hyeon (2000-09-17) 17 September 2000 (age 19) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
22 2DF Yoon Jong-gyu (1998-03-20) 20 March 1998 (age 21) South Korea FC Seoul

6 3MF Kim Dong-hyeon (1997-06-11) 11 June 1997 (age 22) South Korea Seongnam FC
8 3MF Kim Jin-kyu (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 22) South Korea Busan IPark
10 3MF Lee Dong-gyeong (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 22) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
16 3MF Jung Seung-won (1997-02-27) 27 February 1997 (age 22) South Korea Daegu FC
19 3MF Maeng Seong-ung (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 21) South Korea FC Anyang
20 3MF Won Du-jae (1997-11-18) 18 November 1997 (age 22) South Korea Ulsan Hyundai

7 4FW Jeong Woo-yeong (1999-09-20) 20 September 1999 (age 20) Germany SC Freiburg
9 4FW Cho Kyu-seong (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 21) South Korea FC Anyang
11 4FW Lee Dong-jun (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 22) South Korea Busan IPark
14 4FW Kim Dae-won (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 22) South Korea Daegu FC
17 4FW Um Won-sang (1999-01-06) 6 January 1999 (age 21) South Korea Gwangju FC
18 4FW Oh Se-hun (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 21) South Korea Sangju Sangmu

Previous squads

Coaching staff

Position Name
Manager South Korea Kim Hak-bum
Assistant Manager South Korea Lee Min-sung
Coach South Korea Kim Eun-jung
Goalkeeping Coach South Korea Cha Sang-kwang

Former managers

Year Name Win Draw Lose Notes
1991-1992 South Korea Kim Sam-Rak 20 6 13 Germany Dettmar Cramer was technical advisor (1991-1992)
1994-1996 Russia Anatoliy Byshovets 17 13 9
1998-2000 South Korea Huh Jung-Moo 24 2 3
2002 South Korea Park Hang-Seo 6 1 0
2002-2004 South Korea Kim Ho-Gon 17 5 6
2006-2007 Netherlands Pim Verbeek 5 0 1
2007-2008 South Korea Park Seong-Hwa 7 5 1
2009-2012 South Korea Hong Myung-Bo 14 8 3
2013-2015 South Korea Lee Kwang-jong 12 5 3
2015 South Korea Choi Moon-sik 2 1 0 caretaker
2015-2016 South Korea Shin Tae-yong 11 5 1
2017 South Korea Chung Jung-yong 2 1 0 caretaker for 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
2017-2018 South Korea Kim Bong-gil 3 1 2

Statistics

See also

References

  1. ^ Hyung-Jin Yoon (29 April 2006). "South Korea - International Results U-23 (Olympic) Team [South Korea (5) - Indonesia (0)]". RDFC. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Footballer to Be Spared Military Service Despite IOC Probe". Chosun Ilbo. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Medal instead of military service". The Hankyoreh Media Company. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ " " [Squad list] (in Korean). Retrieved 2020.

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