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Kwak Tae-hwi (Hangul곽태휘; [kwak̚.tʰεçy] or [kwak̚.tʰεɦwi]; born 8 July 1981) is a South Korean football player who plays as a centre back for Gyeongnam FC. During his career, he played for FC Seoul, Jeonnam Dragons, Kyoto Sanga FC, Ulsan Hyundai and Al-Hilal.

Kwak Tae-hwi
곽태휘
Kwak Tae-hwi, Asian Cup 2015 (cropped).jpg
Tae-hwi at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
Personal information
Full name Kwak Tae-hwi
Date of birth (1981-07-08) 8 July 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Chilgok, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Gyeongnam FC
Youth career
2000–2003 Chung-Ang University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 FC Seoul 28 (1)
2007–2009 Jeonnam Dragons 33 (1)
2010–2011 Kyoto Sanga FC 24 (2)
2011–2012 Ulsan Hyundai 66 (12)
2013 Al Shabab 23 (2)
2013–2016 Al-Hilal 49 (2)
2016–2018 FC Seoul 49 (3)
2019– Gyeongnam FC 2 (0)
National team
2008– South Korea 58 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2019
Kwak Tae-hwi
Hangul
곽태휘
Hanja
郭泰輝
Revised RomanizationGwak Tae(-)Hwi
McCune–ReischauerKwak T'aehwi

Kwak was capped at international level. He made his senior debut in 2008, gained more than 50 caps, scored five international goals and represented them for two Asian cups and 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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Club careerEdit

FC SeoulEdit

In 2005, Kwak joined the K League, where he signed with FC Seoul.

Jeonnam DragonsEdit

Kwak joined the Jeonnam Dragons on 25 July 2007.

Al-HilalEdit

Kwak joined Al-Hilal on 27 December 2013.

FC SeoulEdit

Kwak returned to FC Seoul on 7 July 2016.

International careerEdit

Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 February 2, 2008 Seoul, South Korea   Turkmenistan 1–0 4–0 2010 World Cup Qualification
2 February 17, 2008 Chongqing, China   China PR 3–2 3–2 2008 East Asian Cup
3 October 15, 2008 Seoul, South Korea   United Arab Emirates 4–1 4–1 2010 World Cup Qualification
4 March 3, 2010 London, England   Ivory Coast 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5 June 8, 2012 Doha, Qatar   Qatar 2–1 4–1 2014 World Cup Qualification

[1]

Korea Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 7 3
2009 1 0
2010 8 1
2011 5 0
2012 7 1
2013 5 0
2014 4 0
2015 13 0
2016 6 0
2017 2 0
Total 58 5

HonoursEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Kwak is blind in his left eye, after being hit in the face with a football during public school.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kwak Tae-hwi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ "'허정무 황태자' 곽태휘 실명" (in Korean). news.joins.com. 19 February 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Song Jung-hyun
Chunnam Dragons captain
2008
Succeeded by
Yeom Dong-gyun