|Full name||Cho Kwang-rae|
|Date of birth||March 19, 1954|
|Place of birth||Jinju, South Korea|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1987–1992||Daewoo Royals (assistant)|
|1992||South Korea (assistant)|
|1995–1997||Suwon Samsung Bluewings (assistant)|
|1999–2004||Anyang LG Cheetahs|
* 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
|Revised Romanization||Jo Gwang-lae|
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 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 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.
- Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
|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|
- Korean Semi-professional League: 1980 Spring
South Korea Universiade
- Korean Football Best XI: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
- Korean Footballer of the Year: 1981
- K League 1 Best XI: 1983
Anyang LG Cheetahs
- "Football". FISU. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- 축구대표1陣 보강 2陣6명 편입┈대학선발군도 뽑아 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 1 July 1976.
- 한국 축구 첫 세계 제패는 1976년이었다 (in Korean). Chosun.com. 27 September 2010.
- 조광래는 누구인가? 축구 인생 '하이라이트 5선' (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 21 July 2010.
- "조광래 JO Kwang-Rae MF" (in Korean). KFA. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- "Universiade 1976". RSSSF. 14 November 2003.
- 趙榮增 최우수選手로 新聞·通信 蹴球기자 선정 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1977.
- "최우수선수 金在漢 蹴球베스트11 선정" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 16 January 1979.
- 최우수選手 朴成華 체육기자단 蹴球11 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1979.
- "80最優秀선수 李榮武 蹴球기자단 選定…27일표창" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 21 January 1981.
- 축구 최우수선수 趙廣來 뽑혀 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 8 January 1982.
- "축구記者團 GK 趙炳得등 베스트11 선정" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 September 1983.
- [프로축구 시상식] 최우수선수에 최용수 (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 26 December 2000.