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Huh Jung-moo (Korean: 허정무, Hanja: 許丁茂, born January 13, 1955 in Jindo, Jeonnam, South Korea) is a former South Korean football player and manager.

Huh Jung-moo
허정무
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Personal information
Full name Huh Jung-moo
Date of birth (1955-01-13) January 13, 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth Jindo, South Korea
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1974–1977 Yonsei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Korea Electric Power
1978–1980ROK Navy
1980–1983 PSV Eindhoven 77 (11)
1984–1986 Hyundai Horang-i 36 (4)
National team
1973–1974 South Korea U20
1974–1986 South Korea 103 (30)
Teams managed
1991–1992 Pohang Steelworks (assistant)
1993–1995 Pohang Steelworks
1993–1994 South Korea (assistant)
1995 South Korea
1996–1998 Jeonnam Dragons
1998–2000 South Korea
2001–2004 Yongin Football Center
2004 South Korea (assistant)
2005–2007 Jeonnam Dragons
2008–2010 South Korea
2010–2012 Incheon United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Huh Jung-moo
Hangul
허정무
Hanja
許丁茂
Revised RomanizationHeo Jeong-mu
McCune–ReischauerHŏ Chŏng-mu

Contents

Playing careerEdit

[3][4][5]

Huh was a versatile player and could play in multiple positions. Normally deployed as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder, he was capable of playing as striker, winger and full-back. He demonstrated his ability anywhere. Huh covered great distance by utilizing his competitive spirit and stamina. Because of his tough and energetic playing style, he was nicknamed as Jindogae, the hunter dog breed originated from his hometown Jindo Island. He was also adept at man marking. He performed man marking against Johan Cruyff in the Eredivisie. Huh hadn't rapid pace, but he could dribble by intelligent movement.

Huh joined Yonsei University in 1974. He was often compared with Cha Bum-kun of Korea University, rival of Yonsei University. After graduation, Huh joined Korea Electric Power FC and enlisted in the Marine Corps and the Navy FC for mandatory military service.

European clubs were interested in Asian players due to Cha Bum-kun's performance in the Bundesliga when Huh was discharged from the military service. Huh also wanted to join a European club because he was under impetus from Cha's performance. In August 1980, he joined Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven. He mainly played as a defensive midfielder and showed impressive form for three years. Johan Cruyff, tired from Huh's active marking, broke Huh's nose with his arm, and Willem van Hanegem showed the 'slant-eye' racist gesture to Huh. PSV finished as runners-up in the 1982–83 Eredivisie, and Huh went back to South Korea after the season because his wife felt homesick.

In 1984, Huh joined Hyundai Horang-i as a original founding member. He retired from player life in 1986.

He was on the South Korea national team from 1974 through 1986. He won two gold medals in the Asian Games. He was a member of Korean squad in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. In the match against Argentina, he left a famous photo that he appeared to be kicking Diego Maradona whose face twisted with pain. In the match against Italy, he scored a goal.

Managerial careerEdit

Huh has previously coached the South Korea national football team twice before, as well as running the Pohang Atoms and the Chunnam Dragons. His team won the Korean FA Cup in 2006 and 2007.

His first term as the coach of the national team was temporary. In 1998, he was appointed for the second time. Then he picked up some nameless young players and give them important positions instead of established stars, inviting harsh criticism against him. After failures in the 2000 Summer Olympics and 1998 Asian Games, he was replaced by Guus Hiddink.

Since Hiddink's incredible success in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Korea Football Association began hiring foreign managers, including Humberto Coelho, Jo Bonfrere, Dick Advocaat, and Pim Verbeek. They failed to match Hiddink's success, however.

Meanwhile, the criticized "nameless players" picked by Huh became stars. Park Ji-sung, once the most unpopular player while Huh was coach, turned into the most successful player in Asia. Lee Young-pyo and Seol Ki-hyeon also rose in prominence. The success of Huh's former apprentices and that of himself in Chunnam Dragons made him revalued as a candidate for head coach. Huh was re-appointed in December 2007 after leading candidates Mick McCarthy and Gérard Houllier both rejected the job.

Huh got the team qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup without a loss in the qualification. In November 2009, Huh won the AFC Coach of the Year Award after leading the national team to 27 consecutive games without a loss. Huh's national team successed to advance to the round of 16 in 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

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Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PSV Eindhoven 1980–81 Eredivisie 28 6 4 0 32 6
1981–82 Eredivisie 30 4 2 1 32 5
1982–83 Eredivisie 19 1 1 0 20 1
Total 77 11 7 1 84 12
Hyundai Horang-i 1984 K League 23 3 23 3
1985 K League 5 1 5 1
1986 K League 8 0 3 1 11 1
Total 36 4 3 1 39 5
Career total 113 15 3 1 7 1 123 17

International goalsEdit

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.[8]
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
December 20, 1974 Bangkok   Thailand 1 goal 3–1 (a.e.t.) 1974 King's Cup
May 22, 1974 Seoul   Burma 1 goal 1–0 1974 Korea Cup
November 4, 1976 Tokyo   Japan 1 goal 2–1 Korea-Japan Annual Match
February 14, 1977 Singapore   Singapore 1 goal 4–0 Friendly match
February 18, 1977 Manama   Bahrain 2 goals 4–1 Friendly match
February 20, 1977 Manama   Bahrain 1 goal 1–1 Friendly match
July 16, 1977 Kuala Lumpur   Libya 3 goals 4–0 1977 Merdeka Cup
July 17, 1977 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 1 goal 1–1 1977 Merdeka Cup
September 3, 1977 Seoul   Thailand 2 goals 3–1 1977 Korea Cup
December 4, 1977 Busan   Hong Kong 1 goal 5–2 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
September 13, 1978 Daegu   Bahrain 1 goal 3–1 1978 Korea Cup
December 12, 1978 Bangkok   Kuwait 1 goal 2–0 1978 Asian Games
December 25, 1978 Manila   Macau 1 goal 4–1 1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification
December 29, 1978 Manila   China PR 1 goal 1–0 1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification
September 8, 1979 Seoul   Sudan 1 goal 8–0 1979 Korea Cup
September 12, 1979 Daegu   Sri Lanka 1 goal 6–0 1979 Korea Cup
September 16, 1979 Incheon   Bangladesh 3 goals 9–0 1979 Korea Cup
March 22, 1980 Kuala Lumpur   Japan 1 goal 3–1 1980 Summer Olympics qualification
March 27, 1980 Kuala Lumpur   Philippines 1 goal 8–0 1980 Summer Olympics qualification
April 6, 1985 Seoul     Nepal 2 goals 4–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
July 30, 1985 Jakarta   Indonesia 1 goal 4–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
November 3, 1985 Seoul   Japan 1 goal 1–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
June 10, 1986 Puebla   Italy 1 goal 2–3 1986 FIFA World Cup

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ROK Navy

Hyundai Horang-i

South Korea

Individual

ManagerEdit

Pohang Steelworks

Jeonnam Dragons

South Korea

Individual

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ 청소년蹴球 후보選手 18명 確定 (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 4 March 1974.
  3. ^ "'PSV 영웅' 축구선수 허정무를 아십니까" (in Korean). Nate Sports. 26 July 2011.
  4. ^ 세계견문록 아틀라스 - 허감독의 친절한 유럽축구 유람 - 3부 네덜란드의 검은머리 레전드_#002 (in Korean). EBS Documentary. 27 June 2014.
  5. ^ "허정무 화란 필립스 PSV 입단 확정" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 7 August 1980.
  6. ^ "Jung-Moo Huh » Club matches". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  7. ^ "#1 허정무" (in Korean). K League. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  8. ^ "허정무 HUH Jungmoo MF" (in Korean). KFA. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b "大統領盃 축구 海軍,高大꺾고 霸權차지" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 28 March 1979.
  10. ^ "全國蹴球폐막 高大,3년만에 覇權" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 2 December 1974.
  11. ^ "記者團 최우수선수 卞鎬瑛 蹴球베스트11 선발" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 24 December 1974.
  12. ^ 趙榮增 최우수選手로 新聞·通信 蹴球기자 선정 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1977.
  13. ^ "최우수선수 金在漢 蹴球베스트11 선정" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 16 January 1979.
  14. ^ 최우수選手 朴成華 체육기자단 蹴球11 (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1979.
  15. ^ 대한축구협회 선정 역대 올해의 선수(2018. 08. 01 기준) (in Korean). KFA. 1 August 2018.
  16. ^ 슈퍼리그 84大長征 회심의 골인「대우王冠」빛나다 (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 12 November 1984.
  17. ^ "[FA컵] 전남, 수원잡고 FA컵 우승 '차붐 굴욕'" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. 3 December 2006.
  18. ^ "김치우, FA컵 최우수선수상 수상" (in Korean). Newsis. 2 December 2007.
  19. ^ "Huh Takes Home AFC Coach of the Year Award". The Korea Times. 25 November 2009.

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