Kim Yo-han (volleyball)

Kim Yo-Han (Korean김요한; Hanja金요한 ; born 16 August 1985, Gwangju) is a South Korean professional volleyball player.

Kim Yo Han
Personal information
Full nameKim Yo-Han
NationalitySouth Korean
Born (1985-08-16) 16 August 1985 (age 37)
Gwangju, South Korea
Height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
Spike335 cm (132 in)
Block326 cm (128 in)
College / UniversityInha University
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
LIG Greaters
Ansan OK Savings Bank
National team
2006–2012South Korea South Korea



Kim was selected first overall by the LIG Greaters in the 2007 V-League Draft, and subsequently became the starting outside hitter for the team in his rookie season.

After having a mediocre rookie season, Kim broke out in the 2008–09 season when he ranked fourth in total points with 513. The following season, he racked up a team-leading 530 total points, ranked fourth in the league.

In the 2010–11 season, he was sidelined with ankle ligament injury. He came back from the injury prior to the 2010-11 postseason but struggled throughout the postseason, scoring only 20 points in three semi-playoff games.

In the 2011–12 season, Kim converted his position to opposite spiker to fill a void at opposite spiker after an injury to Milan Pepic. As an opposite spiker, Kim had another breakout season, scoring a career-high 671 points.

Prior to the 2012-13 V-League season, Kim helped the Greaters win their first KOVO Cup, scoring over 20 points every game during the tourney, and eventually earned MVP honors. The Greaters, however, finished the 2012-13 regular season in fifth place, failing to reach the postseason.

Kim was named the Greaters' captain in 2012. However, his team and individual performance deteriorated during his captaincy reign. From 2012 to 2017 the Greaters missed the playoffs and Kim's offensive stats declined gradually, plagued by ankle and waist problems.

After the 2016–17 season, Kim was traded to OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash, and converted his position to middle blocker due to his chronic waist injuries.

National teamEdit

While attending Inha University in 2005, Kim got called up to the South Korean national under-21 team for the 2005 World Junior Championship, where South Korea finished in sixth place.

As a junior at Inha University in 2006 Kim first joined the South Korean senior national team to compete in the 2006 Asian Games, where South Korea won gold.

Individual awardsEdit


National TeamEdit


Variety showsEdit

Year Title Notes
2020 Law of the Jungle in Palawan Cast Member (Ep. 411–415)[1]
2019 – 2021 Let’s Play Soccer Cast Member [2]
2021 Playing Bro Cast Member[3]
Leader's Romance Cast Member [4]
2021–present Let’s Play Soccer 2 Cast Member[5]


  1. ^ Ban Seo-yeon (January 8, 2020). "이영표·우지원→김재환, '정글의 법칙 in 팔라완' 출격". YTN (in Korean). Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "뭉쳐야찬다 전설들의조기축구 허재가 예능 허재~". sportsseoul (in Korean). July 25, 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  3. ^ Kim Yu-jin (May 12, 2021). "노는 브로' 박용택→김요한, 지금껏 못 본 운동선수들의 색다른 얼굴 [종합]". xportsnews (in Korean). v.daum. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Lee Ha-na (June 28, 2021). "사랑 찾아 나선 한정수→이대형 '리더의 연애' 흥행+결혼 두 마리 토끼 잡나(종합)" [Han Jeong-soo, who went in search of love → Lee Dae-hyung's 'Leader's Romance' box office hit + Married two rabbits (comprehensive)]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  5. ^ Hong Se-young (July 16, 2021). "뭉찬2' 측 "박태환→모태범 코로나19 확진, 제작 중단" [공식]" [Mongchan 2’ side “Park Tae-hwan → Mo Tae-beom confirmed Corona 19, production stopped” [Official]]. Sports Donga (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 16, 2021.

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