Kim Bo-Kyung (Korean: 김보경; Korean pronunciation: [kim.bo.ɡjʌŋ] or [kim] [po.ɡjʌŋ]; born 6 October 1989) is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Korean club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Kim playing for Cardiff City in 2013
|Full name||Kim Bo-Kyung|
|Date of birth||6 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Gurye, Jeonnam, South Korea|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Position(s)||Attacking midfielder, winger|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors|
|2010||→ Oita Trinita (loan)||27||(8)|
|2016–2017||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||44||(7)|
|2019||→ Ulsan Hyundai (loan)||35||(13)|
|2020–||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||25||(5)|
|2007–2009||South Korea U-20||22||(9)|
|2009–2012||South Korea U-23||22||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 December 2019
|Revised Romanization||Gim Bo-gyeong|
In 2010, Kim dropped out of Hongik University and signed a three-year contract for J1 League side Cerezo Osaka. After he was loaned out to J. League Division 2 side Oita Trinita for the 2010 season, he returned to Cerezo Osaka. During the 2011 season, Kim scored 8 goals. In 2012, while Levir Culpi resigned and Cerezo Osaka appointed Sérgio Soares as the new manager, he remained a key player for the team, scoring 7 goals in 15 matches. When he left the team to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was the fourth leading goal scorer in J1 League.
On 10 July 2012, his agents confirmed that his club Cerezo Osaka, had entered talks with Welsh Championship side Cardiff City over a possible transfer. On 12 July, Cardiff City and Cerezo Osaka agreed to a fee believed to be around £2.5 million. The deal was completed on 27 July, when Kim signed a three-year deal. He made his debut on 18 September in a 2–0 win over Millwall coming on for Craig Noone. Kim's first start for Cardiff came against Burnley in a 4–0 win at Cardiff City Stadium on 27 October. Kim scored his first goal for Cardiff in their 4–1 victory over Blackburn Rovers on 7 December. His second was the opening goal at Blackpool in a 2–1 victory for Cardiff on 19 January.
On 17 April 2013, Cardiff City won the Championship title and were promoted to the Premier League, making Kim the 12th Premier League player from Korea. He scored his first Premier League goal against Manchester United on 24 November 2013, to secure a late 2–2 home draw with an injury time headed equaliser.
On 24 January 2015, Cardiff City announced Kim's contract had been terminated by mutual consent.
On 6 February 2015, Wigan Athletic announced that Kim agreed a contract until the end of 2014–15 season. After his contract expired, local rivals Blackburn Rovers tried to sign him, but Kim failed to get a work permit.
Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsEdit
Kim's international career began in 2009 as a member of the South Korea U-20. He participated in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring 2 goals in 4 matches. After the U-20 World Cup, he was selected by Hong Myung-Bo, then the head coach of the South Korea U-23 team.
On 9 January 2010, Kim made his first international appearance for South Korea in a friendly match against Zambia and participated in the 2010 World Cup later that year. He scored his first and second goals on 12 June 2012, in a World Cup qualifying match against Lebanon.
Kim was included in Hong's squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contributed to winning the bronze medal. He scored the winning goal against Switzerland via a spectacular left-foot volley shot and helped his side advance to the knockout stage. He was also included in the team of the tournament for his outstanding performances.
- As of match played 4 December 2020.
|Oita Trinita (loan)||2010||J2 League||27||8||0||0||0||0||—||27||8|
|Cerezo Osaka||2011||J1 League||26||8||3||1||0||0||8||1||37||10|
|Matsumoto Yamaga||2015||J1 League||6||0||0||0||0||0||—||6||0|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||2016||K League 1||29||4||1||0||—||13[a]||3||43||7|
|Kashiwa Reysol||2017||J1 League||13||0||2||0||—||—||15||0|
|Ulsan Hyundai (loan)||2019||K League 1||35||13||0||0||—||8||0||43||13|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||2020||K League 1||25||5||4||0||—||6||0||35||5|
- Eleven appearances and one goal in AFC Champions League, two appearances and two goal in FIFA Club World Cup
- Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.
|1||12 June 2012||Goyang Sports Complex, Goyang, South Korea||Lebanon||1–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification|
|3||15 October 2013||Cheonan Baekseok Stadium, Cheonan, South Korea||Mali||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|4||11 November 2016||Cheonan Baekseok Stadium, Cheonan, South Korea||Canada||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
South Korea U-23
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- "김보경, J-리그 세레소 오사카 입단" (in Korean). Daily Sports. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
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- キム ボギョン選手 期限付き移籍加入決定のお知らせ (in Japanese). Oita Trinita. 28 January 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
- "Kim Bo-Kyung's agency claims talks with Cardiff City". goal.com. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- "キム、イングランド２部・カーディフ移籍...Ｃ大阪 (Osaka moved ... C-Part 2 Kim Cardiff, England)". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 12 July 2012. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Kim Bo-Kyung City deal completed". Cardiff City F.C. Official Site. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- "카디프시티 EPL 승격 확정 '감격'... 김보경 한국인 12번째 프리미어리거". kyeongin.com. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- "Kim Bo-Kyung departs". Cardiff City F.C. Official Site. 24 January 2015. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- "Kim Bo-kyung: Wigan Athletic sign former Cardiff midfielder". BBC Sport. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- 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. 34 out of 289)
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- "Jeonbuk clinch second AFC Champions League crown". foxsportsasia. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- "Jeonbuk wins K League title for 4th straight year". Korea Joongang Daliy. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
- "Jeonbuk compete the double with 2-1 win in FA Cup final". Korea Joongang Daliy. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
- "Asian Games 2010". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- "2012 Olympics – Soccer (Mens) – Bronze medal game". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
- "2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Table and Awards".
- "[포토] 김보경-문선민-세징야-완델손, K리그1 베스트11 MF" (in Korean). sports donga. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
- "High-scoring midfielder wins K League MVP". yonhapnews. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
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