South Korea men's national volleyball team

The South Korea men's national volleyball team (Korean: 대한민국 남자 배구 국가대표팀) represents South Korea in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches, governed by Korea Volleyball Association. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has competed in the Olympic Games eight times, but has not featured since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The national team's best performance at the Olympic Games was 5th place at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, California, United States. The national team at the FIVB World Championship competed nine times, with their best result at 4th place in 1978. On continental level, The national team won three gold medals at the Asian Games in 1978, 2002 and 2006. And at the Asian Championship, the national team won four gold medals, two of these was at home in 1989 Seoul and 2001 Changwon and the other two are in 1993 and 2003. The national team now ranks 32nd in the FIVB World Rankings and their current head coach is Im Do-heon.

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AssociationKorea Volleyball Association (KVA)
ConfederationAVC
Head coachSouth Korea Im Do-heon
FIVB ranking32 (as of 27 July 2022)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances8 (First in 1964)
Best result5th (1984)
World Championship
Appearances9 (First in 1956)
Best result4th (1978)
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 1977)
Best result5th (1991)
Asian Championship
Appearances21 (First in 1975)
Best resultGold (1989, 1993, 2001, 2003)
www.kva.or.kr (in Korean)

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1964 Round robin 10th place 9 0 9 9 27 Squad
  1968 Did not qualify
  1972 5th–8th places 7th place 7 3 4 10 13 Squad
  1976 5th–8th places 6th place 6 2 4 10 14 Squad
  1980 Did not enter
due to US-led boycott
  1984 5th–8th places 5th place 6 5 1 15 8 Squad
  1988 9th–12th places 11th place 7 2 5 10 17 Squad
  1992 9th–10th places 9th place 6 2 4 6 13 Squad
  1996 Preliminary round 9th place 5 1 4 3 12 Squad
  2000 Preliminary round 9th place 5 1 4 8 14 Squad
  2004 Did not qualify
  2008
  2012
  2016
  2020
  2024 Future events
  2028
  2032
Total 8/15 51 16 35 71 118

World ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1949 Did not enter
  1952
  1956 11th–20th places 18th place 11 3 8 14 28 Squad
  1960 Did not enter
  1962
  1966 Did not qualify
  1970 Did not enter
  1974 13th–18th places 13th place 11 9 2 27 8 Squad
  1978 Semifinals 4th place 10 6 4 20 16 Squad
  1982 5th–8th places 8th place 9 4 5 14 16 Squad
  1986 Did not qualify
  1990 13th–16th places 14th place 6 2 4 9 12 Squad
  1994 Quarterfinals 8th place 7 2 5 10 18 Squad
  1998 Second round 13th place 10 3 7 12 24 Squad
  2002 Qualified
but later withdrew due to clash of dates with 2002 Asian Games
  2006 First round 17th place 5 1 4 7 13 Squad
  2010 Did not qualify
  2014 First round 17th place 5 1 4 6 13 Squad
    2018 Did not qualify
    2022
Total 9/20 74 31 43 119 148

World CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1965 Did not qualify
  1969
  1977 5th–8th places 7th place 8 2 6 9 18 Squad
  1981 Did not qualify
  1985 Round robin 7th place 7 2 5 8 17 Squad
  1989 Round robin 7th place 7 2 5 8 17 Squad
  1991 Final round 5th place 10 4 6 19 23 Squad
  1995 Round robin 8th place 11 3 8 12 24 Squad
  1999 Round robin 7th place 11 6 5 18 21 Squad
  2003 Round robin 6th place 11 5 6 20 20 Squad
  2007 Round robin 11th place 11 2 9 9 31 Squad
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015
  2019
  2023 Future event
Total 8/14 76 26 50 103 171

World Grand Champions CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World Grand Champions Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1993 Round robin 6th place 5 0 5 3 15 Squad
  1997 Did not qualify
  2001 Round robin 4th place 5 2 3 7 10 Squad
  2005 Did not qualify
  2009
  2013
  2017
  2025 Future event
Total 2/7 10 2 8 10 25

World/Nations LeagueEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  2018 Preliminary round 16th place 15 1 14 11 42 Squad
  2019 Did not qualify
  2021
  2022
  2023
Total 1/4 15 1 14 11 42

Challenger CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Challenger Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  2018 Did not enter
(Participated in Nations League)
  2019 Did not enter
  2022 Semifinals   3rd place 3 2 1 6 7 Squad
  2023 Future events
Total 1/3 3 2 1 6 7

Asian ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Asian Championship record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1975 Round Robin   Runners up 6 5 1 16 5 Squad
  1979 Round Robin   Runners up 6 5 1 15 5 Squad
  1983 Round Robin   3rd place 8 6 2 21 9 Squad
  1987 Semifinals   3rd place 6 4 2 16 N/A Squad
  1989 Final   Champions 8 8 0 24 2 Squad
  1991 Round Robin   Runners up 7 6 1 20 5 Squad
  1993 Final   Champions 7 6 1 19 4 Squad
  1995 Round Robin   3rd place N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Squad
  1997 Round Robin 5th place 5 3 2 9 N/A Squad
  1999 Round Robin   3rd place 7 5 2 17 7 Squad
  2001 Final   Champions 6 6 0 18 2 Squad
  2003 Round Robin   Champions 7 6 1 20 7 Squad
  2005 Semifinals   3rd place 7 5 2 18 6 Squad
  2007 Round Robin   3rd place 5 3 2 13 8 Squad
  2009 Semifinals   3rd place 8 6 2 20 10 Squad
  2011 Semifinals   3rd place 8 6 2 21 11 Squad
  2013 Final   Runners up 7 5 2 16 8 Squad
  2015 Quarterfinals 7th place 8 6 2 21 9 Squad
  2017 Semifinals   3rd place 8 7 1 23 7 Squad
  2019 Semifinals 4th place 8 6 2 20 9 Squad
  2021 Classification Round 8th place 7 2 5 8 15 Squad
  2023 Future event
Total 4 Titles 21/21

Asian GamesEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Asian Games record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1958 Did not enter
  1962 Round robin 5th place 7 3 4 11 14 Squad
  1966 Round robin   Runners up 8 7 1 21 4 Squad
  1970 Round robin   Runners up 6 5 1 N/A N/A Squad
  1974 Final   Runners up 5 4 1 13 4 Squad
  1978 Round Robin   Champions 8 6 2 23 6 Squad
  1982 Round Robin   3rd place 5 3 2 12 6 Squad
  1986 Round Robin   Runners up 8 7 1 22 3 Squad
  1990 Final   Runners up 5 4 1 13 3 Squad
  1994 Semifinals   3rd place 4 3 1 9 3 Squad
  1998 Final   Runners up 6 5 1 16 4 Squad
  2002 Final   Champions 6 6 0 18 0 Squad
  2006 Final   Champions 3 3 0 9 3 Squad
  2010 Semifinals   3rd place 8 7 1 23 4 Squad
  2014 Semifinals   3rd place 8 6 2 20 8 Squad
  2018 Final   Runners up 6 5 1 15 7 Squad
  2022 Future event
Total 3 Titles 15/16 93 74 19

Asian CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Asian Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  2008 Final   Runners up 6 5 1 17 7 Squad
  2010 Quarterfinals 6th place 6 3 3 13 14 Squad
  2012 Final Round 5th place 6 4 2 14 7 Squad
  2014 Final   Champions 6 6 0 18 3 Squad
  2016 Final Round 8th place 6 2 4 7 14 Squad
  2018 Quarterfinals 8th place 6 2 4 8 14 Squad
  2022 Semifinals 4th place 6 3 3 13 13 Squad
Total 1 Title 7/7 42 25 17 90 72

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the South Korea roster for the 2022 Asian Men's Volleyball Cup.[1]

Head coach:   Im Do-heon

No. Name Date of birth Pos. Height Weight Spike Block 2022–23 club
1 Im Dong-hyeok (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 23) OP 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Incheon Korean Air Jumbos
2 Han Sun-soo (1985-12-16) 16 December 1985 (age 36) S 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 297 cm (117 in)   Incheon Korean Air Jumbos
4 Jeong Min-su (1991-10-05) October 5, 1991 (age 31) L 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 178 cm (70 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Uijeongbu KB Insurance Stars
5 Park Kyeong-min (1999-06-05) June 5, 1999 (age 23) L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in)   Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers
6 Hwang Taek-eui (1996-11-12) November 12, 1996 (age 26) S 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Uijeongbu KB Insurance Stars
7 Park Jin-woo (1990-03-18) March 18, 1990 (age 32) MB 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Uijeongbu KB Insurance Stars
8 Kim Kyu-min (1990-12-28) December 28, 1990 (age 31) MB 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Incheon Korean Air Jumbos
9 Kwak Seung-suk (1988-03-28) March 28, 1988 (age 34) OH 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Incheon Korean Air Jumbos
10 Na Gyeong-bok (1994-04-08) April 8, 1994 (age 28) OH 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Seoul Woori Card WooriWON
11 Choi Min-ho (1988-04-28) April 28, 1988 (age 34) MB 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 312 cm (123 in)   Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers
14 Lim Sung-jin (1999-01-11) January 11, 1999 (age 23) OH 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Suwon KEPCO Vixtorm
17 Park Chan-woong (1997-08-13) August 13, 1997 (age 25) MB 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Suwon KEPCO Vixtorm
18 Heo Su-bong (1998-04-07) April 7, 1998 (age 24) OP 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers
20 Jo Jae-sung (1995-08-01) August 1, 1995 (age 27) OP 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Ansan OK Financial Group Okman

Former squadsEdit

Volleyball at the Summer Olympics – Men's qualification
Hwang Taek-eui, Han Sun-soo, Na Gyeong-bok, Jeong Min-su, Lee Sang-uk, Heo Su-bong, Kwak Seung-suk, Jung Ji-seok, Choi Min-ho, Jeon Kwang-in, Park Chul-woo, Kim Kyu-min, Shin Yung-suk (c), Kim Jae-hwi. Head coach: Im Do-heon.
World Cup
Ko Hee-jin, Chang Kwang-kyun, Yeo Oh-hyun, Choi Tae-woong (c), Shin Sun-ho, Lee Sun-kyu, Yoon Kwan-yeol, Kim Young-rae, Suk Jin-wook, Lee Hyung-doo, Shin Young-soo and Chang Byung-chul. Head coach: Cha Joo-hyun.
Challenger Cup
Im Dong-hyeok, Han Sun-soo (c), Hwang Kyung-min, Jeong Min-su, Park Kyeong-min, Hwang Taek-eui, Park Jin-woo, Kim Kyu-min, Kwak Seung-suk, Na Gyeong-bok, Choi Min-ho, Lim Sung-jin, Heo Su-bong, Shin Yung-suk. Head Coach: Im Do-heon.
Asian Championship
Choi Tae-woong, Kim Kyung-hoon, Kim Sang-woo, Shin Sun-ho, Bang Shin-bong, Kim Se-jin, Chang Byung-chul, Shin Jin-sik, Lee Kyung-soo, Suk Jin-wook, Yoon Kwan-yeol, Lee Ho. Head Coach: Shin Chi-yong.
Choi Tae-woong, Kwon Young-min, Shin Sun-ho, Lee Sun-kyu, Park Jae-han, Son Seok-beom, Shin Young-soo, Lee Kyung-soo, Suk Jin-wook, Gu Sang-yoon, Lee Hyung-Doo, Yeo Oh-hyun. Head Coach: Cha Joo-hyun.
Jang Young-gi, Song In-seok, Park Chul-woo, Kwon Young-min, Yeo Oh-hyun, Kim Sang-gi, Shin Sun-ho, Ha Hyun-yong, Lee Kyung-soo, Lee Hyung-doo, Lee Sun-kyu, Chang Byung-chul. Head Coach: Gong Jeong-bae.
Kwon Young-min, You Kwang-woo, Ha Hyun-yong, Yun Bong-woo, Lee Sun-kyu, Moon Sung-min, Yang Sung-man, Lee Kyung-soo, Song In-seok, Park Joon-bum, Yeo Oh-hyun, Choi Bu-sik. Head Coach: Yoo Joong-tak.
Han Sun-soo, Hwang Dong-il, Yun Bong-woo, Lee Sun-kyu, Ha Kyung-min, Kim Yo-han, Kang Dong-jin, Lim Si-hyoung, Park Joon-bum, Choi Hong-suk, Yeo Oh-hyun, Lee Kang-joo. Head Coach: Cha Sang-hyun.
Han Sun-soo, Kwon Young-min, Shin Yung-suk, Lee Sun-kyu, Ha Kyung-min, Kim Yo-han, Kang Dong-jin, Lee Kyung-soo, Jeon Kwang-in, Choi Hong-suk, Yeo Oh-hyun, Lee Kang-joo. Head Coach: Park Ki-won.
Han Sun-soo, Park Sang-ha, Jin Sang-heon, Ha Kyung-min, Kim Jeong-hwan, Shim Kyung-seop, Kwak Seung-suk, Jeon Kwang-in, Song Myung-geun, Ahn Joon-chan, Bu Yong-chan, Oh Jae-seong. Head Coach: Park Ki-won.
Kwon Young-min, Lee Min-gyu, Moon Sung-min, Seo Jae-duck, Song Hee-chae, Choi Hong-suk, Kwak Seung-suk, Choi Min-ho, Shin Yung-suk, Ji Tae-hwan, Jeong Min-su, Oh Jae-seong. Head Coach: Moon Yong-kwan.
Lee Min-gyu, No Jae-wook, Moon Sung-min, Jung Ji-seok, Song Hee-chae, Park Joo-hyeong, Lee Si-woo, Choi Hong-suk, Lee Kang-won, Kim Jae-hwi, Shin Yung-suk, Jin Sang-heon, Bu Yong-chan, Oh Jae-seong. Head Coach: Moon Yong-kwan.
Hwang Taek-eui, Na Gyeong-bok, Jeong Min-su, Lee Sang-uk, Heo Su-bong, Kwak Seung-suk, Jung Ji-seok, Choi Min-ho, Jin Seong-tae, Jo Jae-sung, Im Dong-hyeok, Kwak Myoung-woo, Shin Yung-suk, Kim Jae-hwi. Head Coach: Im Do-heon.
Asian Games
Shin Young-soo, Han Sun-soo, Kwon Young-min, Moon Sung-min, Yeo Oh-hyun, Kim Hak-min, Kim Yo-han, Ko Hee-jin, Park Chul-woo, Suk Jin-wook (c), Ha Hyun-yong and Shin Yung-suk. Head coach: Shin Chi-yong.
Song Myung-geun, Han Sun-soo (c), Shin Yung-suk, Lee Min-gyu, Park Sang-ha, Kwak Seung-suk, Bu Yong-chan, Choi Min-ho, Jeon Kwang-in, Park Chul-woo, Seo Jae-duck and Jeong Min-su. Head coach: Park Ki-won.
Asian Cup
Chang Kwang-kyun, Park Chul-woo, Moon Sung-min, Yeo Oh-hyun, Choi Tae-woong, Lee Sun-kyu, Ha Hyun-yong, Shin Young-soo, Ko Hee-jin, Kim Yo-han, Hwang Dong-il, Shin Yung-suk. Head Coach: Shin Chi-yong.
Shin Young-soo, Han Sun-soo, Yeo Oh-hyun, Choi Tae-woong, Lee Sun-kyu, Kim Hak-min, Suk Jin-wook, Ko Hee-jin, Choi Hong-suk, Park Jun-bum, Ha Kyoung-mim, Lee Kang-joo. Head Coach: Shin Chi-yong.
Jeon Kwang-in, Park Jin-woo, Lee Min-gyu, Oh Jae-seong, Lee Kang-won, Son Hyun-jong, Song Hee-chae, Jin Seong-tae, Hwang Dong-il, Gu Do-hyeon, Sim Kyoung-sub, Song Myung-geun. Head Coach: Park Ki-won.
Song Myung-geun, Han Sun-soo, Shin Yung-suk, Lee Min-gyu, Park Sang-ha, Kwak Seung-suk, Bu Yong-chan, Choi Min-ho, Jeon Kwang-in, Park Chul-woo, Seo Jae-duck, Jeong Min-su. Head Coach: Park Ki-won.
Lee Sang-uk, Cha Ji-hwan, Son Ju-hyeong, Lee Seung-won, Han Sung-jeong, Kim In-hyeok, Hwang Kyung-min, Jo Jae-sung, Hwang Taek-eui, Im Dong-hyeok, Jung Jun-heuk, Kim Jae-hwi. Head Coach: Kim Nam-sung.
Kwak Myoung-woo, Gim Myeong-gwan, Heo Su-bong, Han Sung-jeong, Park Joo-hyeong, Hong Sang-hyeok, Jeong Seong-gyu, Lee Jeong-jun, Jeon Jin-seon, Lee Sang-hyeon, Han Kuk-min, Jung Sung-min. Head Coach: Park Hee-sang.

Kit providersEdit

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the South Korea national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000–2021 Asics
2022– Puma

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Shinhan Bank.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bulletin No.1 (August 6, 2022)" (PDF). 6 August 2022. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  2. ^ "South Korea vs. Czech Republic P-2 Match Result". 31 July 2022. Retrieved 7 August 2022.

External linksEdit