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Cho Young-cheol (Hangul: 조영철; born 31 May 1989) is a South Korean football striker who currently plays for Albirex Niigata.[1]

Cho Young-cheol
Cho Young-Cheol.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Ulsan, South Korea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger / Second striker
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 38
Youth career
2005–2007 Haksung High School
2005–2006FC Metz (KFA Youth Project)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Yokohama FC 33 (1)
2009–2011 Albirex Niigata 78 (18)
2012–2014 Omiya Ardija 76 (7)
2014–2015 Qatar SC 24 (5)
2015–2018 Ulsan Hyundai 7 (0)
2016–2017Sangju Sangmu (army) 42 (5)
2018 Gyeongnam FC 9 (0)
2019– Albirex Niigata
National team
2007–2009 South Korea U-20 17 (15)
2008–2010 South Korea U-23 15 (4)
2010– South Korea 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 January 2015
Cho Young-cheol
Hangul
조영철
Hanja
曺永哲
Revised RomanizationJo Yeong-cheol
McCune–ReischauerCho Yŏng-ch'ŏl

International careerEdit

Cho was a member of the South Korean team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. The following year, he represented South Korea U20 at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

On 11 August 2010, Cho made his first appearance for the Korean senior team in a 2–1 defeat of Nigeria.[2] He was included in South Korea's squad for 2015 AFC Asian Cup and scored his first senior international goal in the team's opening match against Oman.[3]

StatisticsEdit

Club statisticsEdit

As of 10 July 2014

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup AFC Total
2007 Yokohama FC J1 League 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2008 J2 League 24 1 1 0 0 0 25 1
2009 Albirex Niigata J1 League 24 1 3 0 6 0 34 1
2010 29 11 0 0 6 0 35 11
2011 25 6 2 0 3 0 26 6
2012 Omiya Ardija 30 4 4 2 6 0 40 6
2013 33 2 3 3 4 1 40 6
2014 13 1 4 0 0 0 17 1
Qatar League Emir of Qatar Cup AFC Total
2014–15 Qatar SC Qatar Stars League 24 5 0 0 24 5
South Korea League Korean FA Cup AFC Total
2015 Ulsan Hyundai K League 1 2 0 1 0 3 0
Total Japan 187 26 18 5 25 1 0 0 230 32
Qatar 24 5 0 0 0 0 24 5
South Korea 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 213 31 19 5 25 1 0 0 257 37

International goalsEdit

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 January 2015 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia   Oman 1–0 1–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Personal lifeEdit

He can speak Japanese fluently. His blog is written in Japanese.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stats Centre: Cho Young-Cheol Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  2. ^ "S. Korean youngster among 14 overseas footballers to be called upon for Iran match". Yonhap News Agency. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ "South Korea edge out Oman in Asian Cup thriller". Sydney Morning Herald. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.

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