Choi Sang-kook

Choi Sang-Kook (born February 15, 1961) is a South Korea football manager and former footballer who plays as a forward. He played only for POSCO Atoms.

Choi Sang-Kook
최상국
Personal information
Full name Choi Sang-Kook
Date of birth (1961-02-15) February 15, 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Chungju, Chungbuk, South Korea
Position(s) Manager (Former Forward)
Club information
Current team
Seoul United FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1991 POSCO Atoms 149 (31)
National team
1983–1989 South Korea 16 (8)
Teams managed
1992–2003 Cheongju University
2004–2013 Howon University
2014–present Seoul United FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2008

Club careerEdit

Choi Sang-Kook was the top scorer in the 1987 K-League season and he was also the top assister. He broke Piyapong Piew-on's record in the 1985 K-League season. He is the last man that was the top scorer and assister in the same season .

International careerEdit

He was part of the South Korea national football team. He played at 1984 AFC Asian Cup, 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics and many of South Korea's matches. He played at the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification, but he failed to join the final squad.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season League League Cup AFC Champions League Total
Apps Goals Assts Apps Goals Assts Apps Goals Assts Apps Goals Assts
POSCO Atoms 1983 16 2 4 - - - - - - 16 2 4
1984 23 4 1 - - - - - - 23 4 1
1985 20 2 2 - - - - - - 20 2 2
1986 9 1 3 10 1 1 - - - 19 2 4
1987 30 15 8 - - - - - - 30 15 8
1988 11 2 1 - - - - - - 11 2 1
1989 8 2 0 - - - - - - 8 2 0
1990 19 3 0 - - - - - - 19 3 0
1991 13 0 2 - - - - - - 13 0 2
Total 149 31 21 10 1 1 - - - 159 32 22
Career Totals 149 31 21 10 1 1 - - - 159 32 22

International goalsEdit

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
October 4, 1984 Seoul   Cameroon 3 goals 5-0 Olympic Stadium opening anniversary
October 13, 1984 Calcutta   Pakistan 1 goal 6-0 1984 AFC Asian Cup qualification
June 12, 1987 Busan   United States 1 goal 1-0 1987 President's Cup
December 17, 1987 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 1 goal 1-0 1987 Merdeka Cup
May 25, 1989 Seoul     Nepal 2 goals 9-0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification

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