Jeon Ga-eul (Korean: 전가을, Korean pronunciation: [tɕʌn.ɡa.ɯl] or [tɕʌn] [ka.ɯl]; born 14 September 1988) is a South Korean footballer who plays for Reading in the English FA Women's Super League, and for the South Korean national team. With over a hundred International appearances, Jeon is the 5th most-capped South Korean Women's player of all-time, and the 2nd highest goalscorer for her country of all-time. She was the first South Korean to play in the US National Women's Soccer League, and the Australian W-League. She has won numerous domestic league titles, individual MVP titles, and international competitions being the leading scorer in the Korea National side that won the Women's gold medal in football at the 2009 Summer Universiade. Jeon scored notable braces against Germany in the group stages, and against Japan in the Final. She also scored six goals in one match against South Africa.
|Full name||Jeon Ga-eul|
|Date of birth||14 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Paju, South Korea|
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Position(s)||Forward / Midfielder|
|Yeojoo Institute of Technology|
|2011–2015||Hyundai Steel Red Angels|
|2016||Western New York Flash||2||(0)|
|2016–2017||Hyundai Steel Red Angels|
|2005||South Korea U17||5||(4)|
|2007||South Korea U20||4||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 April 2019
|Revised Romanization||Jeon Gaeul|
Western New York FlashEdit
On 1 January 2016, the National Women's Soccer League club Western New York Flash announced the signing of Jeon for the 2016 season, making her the first player from South Korea to play in the league.
She was released by the Flash on 13 June 2016.
On 25 October 2017, Jeon signed with Melbourne Victory, becoming the first South Korean player to join the W-League. On 3 November 2017, she made her debut in a 1–0 loss to Melbourne City. On 9 December 2017, she scored her first goal in a 4–0 win over Adelaide United. She finished the 2017–18 season with one goal in ten appearances.
Jeon Ga-eul was announced as a new signing by Bristol City of the FA WSL on 18 January 2020. Jeon made her Bristol City debut on 26 January 2020 in their Women's FA Cup fourth round victory against Durham. Due to fixture cancellations caused by bad weather, Jeon's FA WSL debut came on 12 February 2020 away at league leaders Manchester City. She received praise in the sporting press for her performance with sports website Vavel saying, "The 31-year-old played in the number 10 role in Manchester and looked like a real leader with her vast experience at international level and in the W-League shining through. The Robins’ number 14 worked her socks off at both ends of the field and was encouraging her teammates every time the ball went out of play."
Having been released by Bristol at the end of a curtailed COVID-19 pandemic hit 2019/20 season, Jeon returned to the WSL by signing for Reading at the start of the 2020/21 season. She made her Reading debut on 4 October 2020 coming on as a 80th minute substitute in their 1-0 away at West Ham.  She made her starting XI debut the following Wednesday on 7 October 2020 in Reading's 4-0 home win over Charlton in the League Cup.
WSL Career statisticsEdit
- As of matches played 8 March 2021
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Bristol City||2019–20||FA WSL||2||0||2||0||—||—||4||0|
|WSL Career total||5||0||2||0||1||0||8||0|
Jeon was a member of the under-17 team that finished fourth at the 2005 AFC U-17 Women's Championship, where she scored four goals in five appearances. On 12 August 2007, she made her senior debut in a 2–1 victory against Vietnam, before returning to the under-19 team to play at the 2007 AFC U-19 Women's Championship, where South Korea finished fourth. In 2008, she was called up to represent South Korea at the 2008 EAFF Women's Football Championship, at the 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup and at the 2008 Peace Queen Cup. In 2009, she helped South Korea win gold at the 2009 Summer Universiade, finishing as the top scorer of the tournament with 10 goals. The following year, she scored the game-winning goal against Australia in the 2010 Peace Queen Cup final and was named the tournament's MVP. She was also part of the team that won bronze at the 2010 Asian Games and finished third at the 2010 EAFF Women's Football Championship. However, South Korea finished third in group B at the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup and failed to qualify for the World Cup. At the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup, she scored three goals in 5 appearances as South Korea qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2003. She won another bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games, where she scored six goals. In 2015, she helped South Korea finish second at the 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup and at the 2015 Four Nations Tournament. Jeon played all four of South Korea's matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, scoring a goal in a 2–2 draw with Costa Rica on 13 June 2015.
- Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.
|1||26 March 2008||Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||Malaysia||6–0||14–0||2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup Qual.|
|5||18 June 2008||Suwon, South Korea||Argentina||2–0||2–0||2008 Peace Queen Cup|
|6||12 January 2009||Guangzhou, China||New Zealand||3–1||4–3||Friendly|
|7||24 August 2009||Tainan, Chinese Taipei||Guam||1–0||9–0||2010 EAFF Women's Championship Qual.|
|9||28 August 2009||Tainan, Chinese Taipei||Hong Kong||6–0||7–0||2010 EAFF Women's Championship Qual.|
|10||30 August 2009||Tainan, Chinese Taipei||Chinese Taipei||1–0||6–0||2010 EAFF Women's Championship Qual.|
|12||7 February 2010||Tokyo, Japan||Chinese Taipei||1–0||4–0||2010 EAFF Women's Championship|
|13||23 October 2010||Suwon, South Korea||Australia||2–0||2–1||2010 Peace Queen Cup Final|
|14||4 March 2011||Paralimni, Cyprus||Mexico||1–0||1–1||2011 Cyprus Cup|
|15||14 January 2013||Chongqing, China||Canada||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|16||15 May 2014||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Myanmar||4–0||12–0||2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup|
|19||14 September 2014||Incheon, South Korea||Thailand||4–0||5–0||2014 Asian Games|
|20||17 September 2014||India||1–0||10–0|
|23||21 September 2014||Maldives||7–0||13–0|
|24||26 September 2014||Chinese Taipei||1–0||1–0|
|25||12 November 2014||Hsinchu, Chinese Taipei||Guam||4–0||15–0||2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup Qual.|
|29||15 November 2014||Hong Kong||2–0||9–0|
|30||18 November 2014||Taipei, Chinese Taipei||Chinese Taipei||2–0||2–0|
|31||13 January 2015||Shenzhen, China||China PR||3–2||3–2||Friendly|
|32||15 January 2015||Mexico||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|33||13 June 2015||Montreal, Canada||Costa Rica||2–1||2–2||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|34||4 August 2015||Wuhan, China||Japan||2–1||2–1||2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup|
|35||9 March 2016||Osaka, Japan||Vietnam||4–0||4–0||2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qual.|
|36||16 August 2018||Palembang, Indonesia||Chinese Taipei||1–0||2–1||2018 Asian Games|
|37||24 August 2018||Hong Kong||1–0||5–0|
- Suwon FMC
- Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels
- 2015 World Cup
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- "Report: Bristol City Women 1–0 Durham Women (AET)". Bristol City F.C. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- "Jeon Ga-Eul a bright spark for Bristol". vavel.com. 12 February 2020.
- "Jeon Ga-Eul: Reading Women sign experienced South Korea striker". bbc.co.uk. 4 September 2020.
- "West Ham 0-1 Reading". thefa.com. 4 October 2020.
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