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Kim Do-heon (Korean김두현, Korean pronunciation: [kim.du.ɦjʌŋ]; born 14 July 1982) is a South Korean professional footballer.

Kim Do-heon
김두현
Kim Do-Heon.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-07-14) 14 July 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Dongducheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 85 (7)
2005–2008 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 70 (15)
2008West Bromwich Albion (loan) 4 (1)
2008–2009 West Bromwich Albion 16 (0)
2009–2014 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 73 (11)
2011–2012Police FC (military service) 0 (0)
2015–2017 Seongnam 88 (14)
2018 Negeri Sembilan 18 (0)
2019 Indy Eleven 7 (1)
National team
1998 South Korea U17 4 (0)
2002–2006 South Korea U23 43 (3)
2003–2012 South Korea 62 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2012
Kim Do-heon
Hangul
김두현
Hanja
金斗炫
Revised RomanizationGim Du-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerKim Tuhyŏn

Club careerEdit

A midfielder with great technical skills, West Brom's manager Tony Mowbray compared Kim's accurate passing skill with that of a gridiron quarterback.[1] Kim Do-Heon turned professional with Suwon Samsung Bluewings in 2001, where he won the 2004 Korean Championship before a move to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma in June 2005. Due to his impressive game reading and consistent performances, he is widely known in Asia as the "Asian Paul Scholes", due to comparisons between him and the Manchester United and former England international midfielder.

West Bromwich AlbionEdit

Kim spent a few days on trial at West Bromwich Albion during December 2007,[2] and at the end of the January transfer window moved to the club on loan for the rest of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.[3] He scored his first goal for West Brom in the final match of the season against QPR, eight minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute. Albion went on to win 2–0, securing them the Football League Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.[4] On 28 May, he completed the move to West Brom for £550,000.[5] Kim made his Premier League debut on 16 August 2008 against Arsenal, where they lost the match 1–0. He scored once after the permanent move, in a 2–2 draw with Burnley in the FA Cup on 24 January 2009.[6]

Suwon BluewingsEdit

On 27 July 2009 Suwon Bluewings have signed the South Korean midfielder from West Bromwich Albion for £360,000, he has already played for Suwon from 2001 to 2005.[7]

Negeri SembilanEdit

On December 2017, Kim signed a contract with Malaysia Super League side Negeri Sembilan.[8]

Indy ElevenEdit

On 5 March 2019, Kim joined USL Championship side Indy Eleven.[9]

International careerEdit

Kim was a prominent playmaker for the U-23 national team before injuries took their toll. He scored against the Maldives during his five appearances in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He was part of the South Korean 2004 Olympic football team, who finished second in Group A, making it through to the quarter finals, before being defeated by silver medal winners Paraguay. Kim played in all four of South Korea's matches during the tournament. He was one of the 23 Korean footballers who were called by Dick Advocaat, then manager of South Korea for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.[10] However, due to the presence of Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung in the same position, Kim had to watch from the sidelines as Korea failed to qualify for the knockout stage.

On 14 June 2008, Kim accomplished his first international hat-trick in a 3–1 victory against Turkmenistan in the World Cup qualification stage. Korea advanced to the final qualification stage as a result. He was omitted from the Korean squad for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, meaning that he would be available for the start of West Bromwich Albion's 2008–09 Premier League campaign.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Kim is married to Jung Hye-Won, who gave birth to their son on 12 August 2008. He delayed his return to Korea to visit his son for the first time, in order to participate in the opening games of the 2008–09 Premier League season.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 April 2019[13][14]
Club Season League Domestic Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2001 K League 12 0 3 0
2002 K League 16 2 4 0
2003 K League 34 4 1 0 35 4
2004 K League 22 1 0 0 0 0 22 1
2005 K League 1 0 0 0 8 1 6 1 15 2
Total 85 7 1 0 15 1 6 1 0 0 107 9
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2005 K League 20 2 1 0 0 0 21 2
2006 K League 25 6 0 0 5 2 30 8
2007 K League 25 7 0 0 1 0 10 1 36 8
Total 70 15 1 0 6 2 10 1 0 0 87 18
West Bromwich Albion (loan) 2007–08 Championship 4 1 3 0 0 0 7 1
West Bromwich Albion 2008–09 Premier League 16 0 3 1 0 0 19 1
Total 20 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2009 K League 12 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 14 5
2010 K League 16 2 3 0 3 1 4 0 26 3
2011 K League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 K League 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
2013 K League Classic 6 1 0 0 2 0 8 1
2014 K League Classic 31 3 0 0 31 3
Total 73 11 5 1 3 1 6 0 0 0 87 13
Police FC (military service) 2011 R League 0 0 0 0
2012 R League 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seongnam 2015 K League Classic 35 7 2 0 8 2 45 9
2016 K League Classic 28 4 2 0 2[d] 0 32 4
2017 K League Challenge 25 3 2 0 27 3
Total 88 14 6 0 0 0 8 2 2 0 104 16
Negeri Sembilan 2018 Malaysia Super League 18 0 1 0 5[e] 0 24 0
Indy Eleven 2019 USL Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 356 48 20 2 24 4 30 4 7 0 437 58
  1. ^ Includes the Korean FA Cup, FA Cup, and Malaysia FA Cup
  2. ^ All appearances in the Korean League Cup
  3. ^ All appearances in the AFC Champions League
  4. ^ Appearances in the K League relegation playoffs
  5. ^ Appearances in the Malaysia Challenge Cup

InternationalEdit

As of 8 June 2012[15]
South Korea
Year Apps Goals
2003 4 1
2004 8 2
2005 11 0
2006 14 4
2007 7 1
2008 7 3
2009 2 0
2010 5 0
2011 0 0
2012 4 1
Total 62 12
International goals
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 December 2003 National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan   Hong Kong 1–0 3–1 2003 East Asian Football Championship
2 9 June 2004 Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon, South Korea   Vietnam 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 17 November 2004 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea   Maldives 1–0 2–0
4 22 February 2006 Al-Hamadaniah Stadium, Aleppo, Syria   Syria 1–0 2–1 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
5 23 May 2006 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea   Senegal 1–0 1–1 Friendly
6 16 August 2006 Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Chinese Taipei 3–0 3–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
7 6 September 2006 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Chinese Taipei 6–0 8–0
8 15 July 2007 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia   Bahrain 1–0 1–2 2007 AFC Asian Cup
9 14 June 2008 Saparmurat Turkmenbashi Olympic Stadium, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan   Turkmenistan 1–0 3–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 2–1
11 3–1
12 30 May 2012 Stade de Suisse, Bern, Switzerland   Spain 1–1 1–4 Friendly

HonoursEdit

IndividualEdit

ClubEdit

Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

West Bromwich Albion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yahoo!". kr.news.yahoo.com.
  2. ^ "Korean Do-heon on trial at Albion". BBC Sport. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  3. ^ "West Brom land Korean midfielder". BBC Sport. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  4. ^ "QPR 0–2 West Brom". BBC News. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Kim seals permanent Baggies move". BBC Sport. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  6. ^ "West Brom 2–2 Burnley". BBC. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Kim Do-heon Returns to BlueWings". koreatimes. 28 July 2009.
  8. ^ "Former South Korea international Kim Do-heon keen to impart his experience on Negeri Sembilan FA young players - Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  9. ^ Staff, USLChampionship com (5 March 2019). "Indy Adds Korean Veteran Kim". USL Championship.
  10. ^ Ho Geun, Park (12 May 2006). "태극전사 23명 확정…"경험과 패기…최상의 선택"(``Taegeuk Warriors, confirmed 23... ``Experience and courage...Best Choice")". 세계일보.
  11. ^ "Kim left out of South Korea squad". BBC Sport. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  12. ^ "Mowbray hails Kim's loyalty to Albion". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 19 August 2008. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  13. ^ Kim Do-heon at Soccerway
  14. ^ Kim Do-Heon at Soccerbase  
  15. ^ "KFA - Kim Do-heon".

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