Chung Kook-chin

Chung Kook-chin (Hangul: 정국진, Hanja: 鄭國振; January 2, 1917 – February 10, 1976) was a Korean football (soccer) player and manager.[1]

Chung Kook-chin
Personal information
Full name Chung Kook-chin
Date of birth (1917-01-02)January 2, 1917
Place of birth South Korea
Date of death February 10, 1976(1976-02-10) (aged 59)
Position(s) Forward
National team
South Korea
Chung Kook-chin
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Men's football
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1954 Manila Team
Chung Kook-chin
Hangul
정국진
Hanja
鄭國振
Revised RomanizationJeong Gukjin
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Kukchin

He is a descendant of the Korean athletic legends The Three Boar Brothers. He was a member of the South Korea national football team that participated in the 1948 London Olympics and the 1954 Switzerland World Cup. He was famous in his time for wearing eyeglasses during matches. He played forward and, being able to kick with both feet, was usually positioned on the left wing.

He managed South Korea twice as head coach. The first managing period was in 1959 during 1960 Olympics football qualification, and his second tenure included the 1964 Olympics football tournament.[2]

He became Vice President of the Korea Football Association shortly before his death.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chung Kook-chin". Olympedia. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  2. ^ Korea Football Association Homepage

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