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Cho Kwang-rae (Korean: 조광래, born March 19, 1954) is a former South Korean football player and manager. He is the current executive director of Daegu FC.

Cho Kwang-rae
조광래
Personal information
Full name Cho Kwang-rae
Date of birth (1954-03-19) March 19, 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Jinju, South Korea
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1973–1977 Yonsei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Pohang Steelworks
1980–1981 ROK Army
1982–1987 Daewoo Royals 44 (3)
National team
1977–1986 South Korea 100 (15)
Teams managed
1987–1992 Daewoo Royals (assistant)
1992 South Korea (assistant)
1992–1994 Daewoo Royals
1995–1997 Suwon Samsung Bluewings (assistant)
1999–2004 Anyang LG Cheetahs
2007–2010 Gyeongnam
2010–2011 South Korea
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 July 2007
Cho Kwang-rae
Hangul
조광래
Hanja
趙廣來
Revised RomanizationJo Gwang-lae
McCune–ReischauerCho Kwang-rae

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Playing careerEdit

[3][4]

Cho is regarded as one of the greatest South Korean central midfielders of all time. He was nicknamed "The Computer Linker" because of his accurate passing, wide vision and intelligent decision.

Cho spent his club career in Yonsei University, Pohang Steelworks, Army FC and Daewoo Royals.

Cho was selected for the national university team for the 1976 World University Football Championship in Uruguay. South Korea advanced to the final by defeating Brazil, Chile and Netherlands in the championship. He led team's title by inducing crucial penalty kick against Paraguay in the final.

Cho was selected for the national team for the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He contributed team's draw by providing an assist against Bulgaria, but he scored a fatal own goal and team lost 2–3 against Italy.

Cho was selected for the national team for the 1986 Asian Games. He scored team's first goals consecutively in the semi-finals and the final. South Korea won the tournament and Cho selected the final match (vs. Saudi Arabia) as the best match in his international career.

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.[5]
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
July 22, 1977 Kuala Lumpur   Indonesia 1 goal 5-1 1977 Merdeka Cup
July 26, 1977 Kuala Lumpur   Burma 1 goal 4-0 1977 Merdeka Cup
July 12, 1978 Kuala Lumpur   Japan 1 goal 4-0 1978 Merdeka Cup
December 10, 1978 Bangkok   Bahrain 2 goals 5-1 1978 Asian Games
September 8, 1979 Seoul   Sudan 1 goal 8-0 1979 Korea Cup
September 16, 1979 Incheon   Bangladesh 3 goals 9-0 1979 Korea Cup
March 22, 1980 Kuala Lumpur   Japan 2 goals 3-1 1980 Summer Olympics qualification
March 31, 1980 Kuala Lumpur   Brunei 1 goal 3-0 1980 Summer Olympics qualification
April 3, 1980 Kuala Lumpur   Indonesia 1 goal 1-0 1980 Summer Olympics qualification
October 3, 1986 Seoul   Indonesia 1 goal 4-0 1986 Asian Games
October 5, 1986 Seoul   Saudi Arabia 1 goal 2-0 1986 Asian Games

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football". FISU. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ 축구대표1陣 보강 2陣6명 편입┈대학선발군도 뽑아 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 1 July 1976.
  3. ^ 한국 축구 첫 세계 제패는 1976년이었다 (in Korean). Chosun.com. 27 September 2010.
  4. ^ 조광래는 누구인가? 축구 인생 '하이라이트 5선' (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 21 July 2010.
  5. ^ "조광래 JO Kwang-Rae MF" (in Korean). KFA. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Universiade 1976". RSSSF. 14 November 2003.
  7. ^ 趙榮增 최우수選手로 新聞·通信 蹴球기자 선정 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1977.
  8. ^ "최우수선수 金在漢 蹴球베스트11 선정" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 16 January 1979.
  9. ^ 최우수選手 朴成華 체육기자단 蹴球11 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1979.
  10. ^ "80最優秀선수 李榮武 蹴球기자단 選定…27일표창" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 21 January 1981.
  11. ^ a b 축구 최우수선수 趙廣來 뽑혀 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 8 January 1982.
  12. ^ "축구記者團 GK 趙炳得등 베스트11 선정" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 September 1983.
  13. ^ [프로축구 시상식] 최우수선수에 최용수 (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 26 December 2000.

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