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Song Jin-hyung (Korean송진형; born 13 August 1987) is a South Korean football player who plays for FC Seoul.

Song Jin-hyung
송진형
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Personal information
Full name Song Jin-hyung
Date of birth (1987-08-13) 13 August 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Seoul
Number 37
Youth career
Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 FC Seoul 15 (0)
2008–2010 Newcastle Jets 49 (5)
2010–2012 Tours FC 51 (3)
2012–2016 Jeju United 165 (29)
2016–2017 Al-Sharjah 6 (2)
2017– FC Seoul 2 (1)
National team
2005–2007 South Korea U20 19 (6)
2012–2014 South Korea 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2018
Song Jin-hyung
Hangul
송진형
Hanja
宋珍炯
Revised RomanizationSong Jin-hyeong
McCune–ReischauerSong Chin-hyǒng

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Song started his professional career at Brazilian club Internacional, before moving back to his homeland South Korea to play for one of the powerhouses of Korean and Asian football FC Seoul.

After a stint with FC Seoul, Song went to Australia in the hope of securing an A-League contract. After trialling with Newcastle United Jets, he impressed coach Gary van Egmond enough to earn a contract with the club. Newcastle's management immediately secured his visa and arranged his contract, a two-year deal signed on 18 January 2008.[1][2]

Song made his debut for the club in the away leg of their semi-final clash with rivals, Central Coast Mariners, which Newcastle lost 3–0. He played a starring role in their subsequent grand final victory over Central Coast, constantly proving a menacing threat for the Mariners' defence. Song's first senior career goal came on 19 December 2008 against Melbourne Victory. Song threaded through a sublime ball through to Jets' striker Joel Griffiths, who squared the ball back to Song to fire into the bottom corner of the net, securing three points for the Jets.

Song made it clear that his preference was to play in Europe, although he didn't ruled out the possibility of re-signing with the Jets. On 29 March 2010, it was announced that he would trial at PSV Eindhoven, the former club of fellow Koreans Park Ji-Sung and Lee Young-Pyo.

On 28 June 2010 the 22-year-old Korean attacking midfielder signed a two-year contract with Tours FC of the French Ligue 2.

In January 2012, he returned to South Korea from the French side for K-League outfit Jeju United. On 31 January 2012, Song signed a three-year contract with Jeju on a free transfer.

In September 2016, he transferred to Al-Sharjah SCC.

International careerEdit

Song played for South Korea U-20 at the 2006 AFC Youth Championship and at the subsequent 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[3] He scored two goals against Australia to knock them out of the 2006 AFC Youth Championship.

Career statsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2003 Anyang LG Cheetahs K League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 FC Seoul 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2007 8 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Australia League Cup League Cup Oceania/Asia Total
2007–08 Newcastle Jets A-League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008–09 18 1 3 1 0 0 21 2
2009–10 28 4 0 0 1 0 29 4
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2010–11 Tours FC Ligue 2 34 3 1 0 35 3
2011–12 17 0 1 0 2 0 20 0
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2012 Jeju United K League 1 39 10 3 0 42 10
Total South Korea 54 10 3 0 5 0 62 10
Australia 49 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 53 6
France 51 3 2 0 2 0 55 3
Career total 154 18 8 1 7 0 1 0 170 19

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gardiner, James (17 January 2007). "Korean poised to join Jets for finals". The Newcastle Herald.
  2. ^ Ormond, Aidan (18 January 2008). "Jets Sign South Korean For Finals". FourFourTwo (Australia). Archived from the original on 29 April 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Kyung Taek, Lee (16 June 2007). "U-20월드컵 청소년대표팀 확정(U-20 World Cup Youth Team Confirmed)". Munhwa.com.

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