So Hyon-uk (born 17 April 1992) is a North Korean international footballer who plays as a forward for the North Korea national football team.

So Hyon-uk
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-04-17) April 17, 1992 (age 32)
Place of birth North Korea
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 April 25
2017–2018 Zrinjski Mostar 3 (0)
2018GOŠK Gabela (loan) 14 (0)
2018 Zemun 0 (0)
2018–2019 Partizani 4 (0)
International career
North Korea U23
2014– North Korea 28 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 25 August 2018
So Hyon-uk
Revised RomanizationSeo Hyeonuk
McCune–ReischauerSŏ Hyŏnuk

Club career


He played with April 25 Sports Club in North Korea before moving abroad in 2017 to play in Bosnia and Herzegovina first with HŠK Zrinjski Mostar and then on loan at NK GOŠK Gabela, both playing in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] After one year in Herzegovina he left with technical staff of both clubs indicating that despite his great performances, his spell in Herzegovina was not more successful because of communication difficulties since he did not speak any English. However, his performances did not pass unnoticed in neighbouring Serbia with a top-league club, FK Zemun, signing him that summer.[2] However, by mid August club and player agreed to mutually release him before he got a chance to debut in the league.[3]

International career


He has played for the North Korean national team since 2014.[4] He was part of the North Korean squad at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup where they reached the final.[5][6][7]

International goals

Scores and results list North Korea's goal tally first.[4]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 June 2015 Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Yemen 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 9 November 2016 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong   Guam 1–0 2–0 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship qualification




April 25

National team

North Korea U23


  1. ^ a b So Hyon-uk profile at Soccerway
  2. ^ Hyon Uk So nakon odlaska iz Zrinjskog nije otišao daleko at, 14-7-2018, retrieved 28-7-2018 (in Bosnian)
  3. ^ So Hyon-uk at
  4. ^ a b c So Hyon-uk at
  5. ^ "Asian Cup: Uzbekistan opens with 1-0 win over North Korea". Sean Carrol. Washington Times. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  6. ^ "DPR KOREA Squad in AFC 2015" (PDF). Asian Cup Australia 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  7. ^ "China beats North Korea 2-1 to remain unbeaten in Asian Cup ahead of quarter-final with the Socceroos". Lee Gaskin. The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.