Ha Dae-Sung (Korean: 하대성; born 2 March 1985) is a South Korean football player

Ha Dae-sung
Ha Dae-Sung.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-03-02) 2 March 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Incheon, South Korea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
2001–2003 Bupyeong High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 0 (0)
2006–2008 Daegu FC 52 (5)
2009 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 26 (1)
2010–2013 FC Seoul 112 (19)
2014–2015 Beijing Guoan F.C. 46 (2)
2016 F.C. Tokyo 3 (0)
2016Nagoya Grampus (loan) 9 (1)
2017–2019 FC Seoul 17 (1)
National team
2008– South Korea 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2013
Ha Dae-sung
Hangul
하대성
Hanja
河大成
Revised RomanizationHa Daeseong
McCune–ReischauerHa Taesŏng

Early yearsEdit

Ha Dae-sung displayed exceptional footballing talent from early years. In 1997, Ha, who was then attending Incheon Mansoobuk Elementary School, was given the Grand Prize at the Cha Bum-kun Footballing Award, which is established by South Korean legend Cha Bum-kun to discover young talents.[1] His reputation led Bupyeong High School, one of the most famous footballing schools in South Korea, to scout him. However, soon he got a crucial injury on his right knee and had to stop playing football for two years. On his senior year at high school, he began to play regularly. Soon, along with teammates Lee Keun-ho and Kim Seung-yong, Ha formed the famous Bupyeong Trio, helping his school win three national competitions.[2]

Club careerEdit

Ha Dae-sung joined Ulsan Hyundai in 2004. However, he could not find his place at the club, which boasted players like Lee Ho, Lee Chun-soo and Kim Jung-woo at the time.

Having failed at Ulsan, Ha moved to Daegu FC in 2006 and made his K League debut. With Lee Keun-ho, Ha began to shine and Daegu made a sensation in 2008 by playing an extremely aggressive football and becoming the joint top-scoring club in the league.

In 2009, he moved to Jeonbuk Hyundai with his team-mate Jin Kyung-sun. Although Jeonbuk won the league in that season, Ha Dae-sung failed to secure a regular place in the first team.

He moved to FC Seoul in 2010 and helped his club win the league in that season. On 3 January 2012, Ha was appointed captain of FC Seoul.[3] After leading FC Seoul to another league championship, Ha Dae-sung received interest from various clubs. Dinamo Zagreb reportedly was one of the numerous clubs that made an offer to sign Ha. It was reported that a club from Qatar Stars League offered $2.5m as transfer fee to lure Ha.[4] However, Ha chose to stay at FC Seoul.

On 3 January 2014, FC Seoul officially announced Ha's leaving to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan.

On 19 January 2017, FC Seoul officially announced Ha's return.

International careerEdit

On November 15, 2008, Ha was called up to the South Korea national team for a friendly match against Qatar.

Career statisticsEdit

K League 1 careerEdit

Statistics accurate as of 3 December 2013

Club Season K League 1 KFA Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Ulsan Hyundai
2004 0 0 0 ? ? - 2 0 0 N/A N/A N/A 2 0 0
2005 0 0 0 ? ? - 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A 0 0 0
Ulsan
Total
0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 0 - 2 0 0
Daegu FC
2006 11 0 0 ? ? - 7 0 0 N/A N/A N/A 18 0 0
2007 17 1 2 ? ? - 8 1 0 N/A N/A N/A 25 2 2
2008 24 4 1 ? ? - 7 1 0 N/A N/A N/A 31 5 1
Daegu
Total
52 5 3 0 0 - 22 2 0 0 0 - 74 7 3
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2009 26 1 2 ? ? - 4 1 0 N/A N/A N/A 30 2 2
Jeonbuk
Total
26 1 2 0 0 - 4 1 00 0 0 - 30 2 2
FC Seoul
2010 26 5 2 2 0 - 7 3 1 N/A N/A N/A 35 8 3
2011 18 6 2 2 0 - 0 0 0 4 0 - 20 6 2
2012 39 5 7 2 1 - - N/A N/A N/A 41 6 7
2013 29 3 2 1 1 - - 13 1 - 30 4 2
Seoul
Total
112 19 3 7 2 - 7 3 1 17 1 - 126 24 14
K League Classic
Career total
190 25 18 7 2 - 35 6 1 17 1 - 232 33 19

China Super League careerEdit

Statistics accurate as of 1 November 2015[5]

Club Season China Super League FA Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Beijing Guoan 2014 22 1 - 0 0 - 6 1 - 28 2 -
2015 24 1 - 1 0 - 5 0 - 30 1 -
China Super League
Career total
46 2 - 1 0 - 11 1 - 58 3 -

InternationalEdit

Korea Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2009 1 0
2010 0 0
2011 0 0
2012 5 0
2013 5 0
Total 12 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
FC Seoul

IndividualEdit

FC Seoul

Personal lifeEdit

Ha Dae-sung is a close friend of Lee Keun-ho. The two have known each other since they were 10 and attended the same elementary, middle and high schools. Ha said that he is exempt from military duty because of an illness he suffered during childhood on a radio show.

His younger brother Ha Sung-min is also a footballer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 박지성-이동국-기성용-하대성의 공통점은? 차붐이 찍은 아이들 (in Korean). Footballist. 19 July 2013.
  2. ^ ""우린 죽마고우" 대구FC 이근호·하대성" (in Korean). Maeil Shinmoon. 12 April 2008.
  3. ^ "서울, '주장' 하대성 임명...훈련 돌입". osen. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  4. ^ 하대성, 디나모 자그레브 등서 650만달러 ‘러브콜’ (in Korean). Sportalkorea. 22 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013.
  5. ^ [1]

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Park Yong-ho
FC Seoul captain
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Kim Jin-kyu