Jang Hyun-soo

Jang Hyun-soo (Korean: 장현수; Korean pronunciation: [tɕɐŋ.çʌn.su]; born 28 September 1991) is a South Korean professional footballer who currently plays for Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League.

Jang Hyun-soo
장현수
Jang Hyun-soo (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 20
Youth career
2010–2011 Yonsei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 FC Tokyo 40 (4)
2014–2017 Guangzhou R&F 64 (3)
2017–2019 FC Tokyo 48 (4)
2019– Al-Hilal 35 (0)
National team
2009–2011 South Korea U-20 25 (4)
2011–2014 South Korea U-23 15 (3)
2016 South Korea U-23 (WC) 5 (0)
2013–2018 South Korea 58 (3)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018
Jang Hyun-soo
Hangul
장현수
Hanja
張賢秀
Revised RomanizationJang Hyeonsu
McCune–ReischauerChang Hyŏnsu

Club careerEdit

In January 2012, Jang Hyun-soo signed a contract with FC Tokyo.[citation needed] In January 2014, he signed with Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League. After three seasons in China, he returned to FC Tokyo in July 2017.[citation needed]

On 12 July 2019, he joined Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League on a three-year contract until. He played an important role in the club's run to the final of the 2019 AFC Champions League, appearing in 13 of the club's 14 matches. On 24 November 2019, he claimed it as his first title in club football after beating Urawa Red Diamonds 3–0 on aggregate.[2]

International careerEdit

In May 2018 he was named in South Korea's preliminary 28-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[3] He played all 3 group stage matches against Sweden, Mexico, and Germany.

On 1 November 2018, Jang received a lifetime ban from representing the South Korean National team and received a $26,800 fine from the Korean Football Association after he admitted to falsifying records related to his military exemption. Jang had previously earned an exemption by winning gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 30 January 2021.[5]
Club performance League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Tokyo 2012 J1 League 14 2 5 0 19 2
2013 J1 League 26 2 3 0 2 0 31 2
Total 40 4 3 0 2 0 5 0 50 4
Guangzhou R&F 2014 CSL 23 1 1 0 24 1
2015 CSL 16 1 1 0 5 1 22 2
2016 CSL 24 1 4 0 28 1
2017 CSL 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 64 3 7 0 0 0 5 1 76 4
FC Tokyo 2017 J1 League 11 2 11 2
2018 J1 League 24 2 1 0 1 0 26 2
2019 J1 League 13 0 2 0 15 0
Total 48 4 3 0 1 0 52 4
Al-Hilal 2019–20 Saudi Pro League 22 0 1 0 16[d] 0 39 0
2020–21 Saudi Pro League 13 0 1 0 1[e] 0 0 0 15 0
Total 35 0 2 0 1 0 16 0 54 0
Career total 187 11 15 0 4 0 26 1 232 12
  1. ^ Includes Emperor's Cup, Chinese FA Cup, King Cup
  2. ^ Includes J.League Cup, Saudi Super Cup
  3. ^ Includes AFC Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup
  4. ^ Thirteen appearances in AFC Champions League, three appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  5. ^ Appearance in Saudi Super Cup

International goalsEdit

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 August 2015 Wuhan, China   Japan 1–0 1–1 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
2. 8 September 2015 Sidon, Lebanon   Lebanon 1–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 12 November 2015 Suwon, South Korea   Myanmar 3–0 4–0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Al Hilal

InternationalEdit

South Korea U23
South Korea

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "[2016 Rio Olympics] Meet the Squad: Centrebacks". Tavern of the Taeguk Warriors. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Final - 2nd Leg: Al Dawsari, Gomis strikes seal Al Hilal title". Asian Football Confederation. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Goal. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "South Korea defender given lifetime ban for false military service records". ESPN. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 108 out of 289)
  6. ^ "장현수, 네이버 인물검색". 네이버(Naver).

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