Kyaw Ko Ko

Kyaw Ko Ko (Burmese: ကျော်ကိုကို; born 20 December 1992) is a Burmese professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Myanmar national team and Chiangmai United .[1][2] He scored five goals in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games and helped the Myanmar U23 team to secure a third-place finish and a bronze medal. He is the star striker of Myanmar National Team. He was ranked #7 in the "World's Best Top Scorers" list by the IFFHS in 2014.[3] Considered one of the best players in the ASEAN, he is known for his dribbling, finishing, skill, pace, and ability to play with both feet.

Kyaw Ko Ko
Personal information
Full name Kyaw Ko Ko
Date of birth (1992-12-20) 20 December 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Amarapura, Myanmar
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Phrae United
Youth career
2009 Zeyar Shwe Myay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Zeyar Shwe Myay 43 (33)
2013–2019 Yangon United 120 (49)
2018Chiangrai United (loan) 7 (0)
2019Samut Prakan City (loan) 11 (5)
2020 Sukhothai 1 (0)
2020–2021 Chiangmai United 10 (0)
2021– Phrae United 4 (1)
Total 181 (87)
National team
2009–2013 Myanmar U23 15 (8)
2010– Myanmar 53 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Zeyar Shwe Myay FCEdit

Zeyar Shwe Myay signed Kyaw Ko Ko from Zeyar Youth team. Kyaw Ko Ko showed his talent in Zeyar Shwe Myay. And he became Myanmar National Team striker. In 2013, he moved to Yangon United with highest transfer fee.

Yangon UnitedEdit

Kyaw Ko Ko become main striker in Yangon United and Myanmar national football team. He won twice Myanmar National League champions and one General Aung San Shield champion.

Chiangrai UnitedEdit

In December 2017, Chiangrai United signed Kyaw Ko Ko for a 1-year loan. In a match against Pattaya United on 7 April 2018 Kyaw Ko Ko was tackled by Sarawut Kanlayanabandit and tore a ligament in his knee, ruling him out for several months and making him miss the 2018 AFF Championship.[4]

Samut Prakan CityEdit

On 26 December 2018, Kyaw Ko Ko moved from Yangon United to Samut Prakan City on 1-year loan deal.

Favourite FootballerEdit

“My favourite footballer is Ronaldinho. I think he is even better than Messi as Messi doesn’t have as much footballing skill as Ronaldinho.

Ronaldinho’s tricks are great and his dribbling very neat. He seems to treat the ball so lightly and easily. I like his style of playing.”

As for Myanmar footballers, he says his favourites are Soe Myat Min and Aung Kyaw Moe, centre forward and central midfielder respectively, who both played for Finance and Revenue.

InternationalEdit

As of match played 6 June 2019
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Myanmar 2010 5 0
2011 5 0
2013 1 0
2014 13 6
2015 9 1
2016 5 0
2017 8 5
2018 2 1
2019 3 2
Total 53 16

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Myanmar's goal tally first.[5]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 May 2014 Galolhu National Stadium, Malé   Maldives 1–0 3–2 2014 AFC Challenge Cup
2. 3–1
3. 6 September 2014 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila   Philippines 1–0 3–2 2014 Philippine Peace Cup
4. 16 October 2014 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane   Brunei 2–0 3–1 2014 AFF Championship qualification
5. 18 October 2014   Cambodia 1–0 1–0
6. 20 October 2014   Laos 2–0 2–1
7. 26 November 2014 National Stadium, Kallang   Singapore 2–3 2–4 2014 AFF Championship
8. 13 October 2015 Supachalasai Stadium, Bangkok   Laos 2–1 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 21 March 2017 Pakansari Stadium, Bogor   Indonesia 2–1 3–1 Friendly
10. 13 June 2017 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Taipa   Macau 2–0 4–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification
11. 29 August 2017 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon   Malaysia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
12. 10 October 2017   Kyrgyzstan 2–2 2–2 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification
13. 14 November 2017 Fatorda Stadium, Margao   India 2–1 2–2
14. 22 March 2018 Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon   Kyrgyzstan 1–4 1–5
15. 11 June 2019 National Stadium, Kallang   Singapore 1–0 2–1 Friendly
16. 2–1

HonoursEdit

National TeamEdit

ClubEdit

Yangon United
Chiangrai United

IndividualEdit

  • MFF Player of the Year (1): 2011

Personal lifeEdit

Kyaw Ko Ko along with Burmese women's footballer Than Than Htwe are part of the ‘Protect the Goal’ for Burmese athletes to raise awareness in Burma on HIV/AIDS and prevention.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SEA Games 2011: Aung Kyaw gives ten-man Myanmar win over Laos". ASEAN Football Federation. 3 November 2011.
  2. ^ "SEA Games 2011: Myanmar confirm place in next round". ASEAN Football Federation. 13 November 2011.
  3. ^ "THE WORLD'S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER 2014". iffhs.de. IFFHS. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Searching for the missing Golden Boy of Myanmar Kyaw Ko Ko". Fox Sports Asia. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  5. ^ Kyaw Ko Ko at Soccerway
  6. ^ Roebuck, Matt (30 March 2014). "Footballers assist HIV awareness campaign". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 9 July 2015.