Suk Hyun-Jun (Korean석현준; RRSeok Hyeon-jun; Korean pronunciation: [sʌ.kʰjʌn.dʑun] or [sʌ.k̚] [hjʌn.dʑun]; born 29 June 1991) is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a striker for Troyes and the South Korea national team.

Suk Hyun-Jun
석현준
Hyun Jun Suk.jpg
Personal information
Full name Suk Hyun-Jun
Date of birth (1991-06-29) 29 June 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Chungju, South Korea
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Troyes
Number 9
Youth career
2007–2009 Shin-gal High School
2009–2010 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Ajax 3 (0)
2011–2012 Groningen 27 (5)
2013 Marítimo 14 (4)
2013–2014 Al-Ahli 14 (2)
2014–2015 Nacional 13 (2)
2015–2016 Vitória Setúbal 33 (13)
2016–2018 Porto 9 (1)
2016–2017Trabzonspor (loan) 10 (0)
2017Debrecen (loan) 13 (1)
2017–2018Troyes (loan) 26 (6)
2018 Troyes 1 (0)
2018–2020 Reims 35 (4)
2020– Troyes 2 (1)
National team
2006 South Korea U17 0 (0)
2009–2011 South Korea U20 5 (1)
2011 South Korea U23 1 (0)
2016 South Korea U23 (WC) 5 (3)
2010– South Korea 15 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:12, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:19, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

In the NetherlandsEdit

After initially trialling with Eredivisie side AFC Ajax, he signed 1.5-year contract with the Dutch club in October 2010. The contract effective from 1 January 2010 also included the option for Ajax to extend by another year.[2][3] He made his debut in the first team in February as a substitute in a 4–0 home win against Roda JC.[4]

He scored his first Ajax goal in a 2010–11 pre-season friendly win against Chelsea on 23 July 2010.[5] He did not play in any official first-team matches during the 2010–11 season and his contract at Ajax was not renewed.

On 27 June 2011, Suk signed a two-year contract with FC Groningen, Groningen also had an option for another two years.[6]

In Portugal and Saudi ArabiaEdit

In January 2013, Suk signed with C.S. Marítimo, and netted his first goal in his third match, a 1–0 win against Sporting.[7]

On 11 July 2013, he signed with Al-Ahli.

On 30 June 2014, he signed a four-year contract with C.D. Nacional.

On 12 January 2015, Suk was signed by another Portuguese side, Vitória de Setúbal. On 2 January 2016 he scored an unstoppable free-kick only four minutes into a match against Braga.[8][9]

Porto and loansEdit

On 15 January 2016, Suk moved to FC Porto.[10]

On 11 August 2016, Suk moved to Trabzonspor on a one-year loan with an option to sign permanently. According to Trabzonspor's stock market report the fee paid to Porto by Trabzonspor was €750,000 and Suk was going to make more than €1 million a year.[11][12] On 31 January 2017, after half a season at Trabzonspor and not finding much success, Suk's loan was cut short.[13] The same day, a move to Bastia broke down although a loan agreement with Porto had been signed. The reason given by Bastia was that administrative documents had not been transferred in time.[13][14]

On 14 February 2017, Suk joined Hungarian side Debrecen on loan for the rest of the season.[15]

On 30 August 2017, he was again sent on loan, joining Ligue 1 club Troyes AC for 2017–18 season.[16] Suk started the season strong with three consecutive league goals but suffered an ankle injury that saw him sidelined for over a month. He eventually finished the season with 6 goals in 26 appearances.

In June 2018, after being relegated to Ligue 2, Troyes signed Suk permanently. He played the first league match of the season.[17]

In August 2018, Suk moved to Stade de Reims, who had been promoted to Ligue 1 for the 2018–19 season.[17] Reims paid Troyes a transfer fee of €2.75 million plus €4 million in potential bonuses.[18]

International careerEdit

In 2006, he was called up for the Korean Republic U-17 team. He also took part in the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification.[19]

Suk made his senior national team debut on 7 September 2010 against Iran.

Suk played in the 2016 Summer Olympics as a wild card player.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 8 February 2020[20][21][22]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Super Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 2009–10 Eredivisie 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
2010–11 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Groningen 2011–12 Eredivisie 20 5 0 0 20 5
2012–13 Eredivisie 7 0 1 0 8 0
Marítimo 2012–13 Primeira Liga 14 4 0 0 0 0 14 4
Al Ahli 2013–14 Professional League 14 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 18 2
Nacional
2014–15 Primeira Liga 13 2 3 3 1 0 2 0 19 5
Vitória Setúbal 2014–15 Primeira Liga 17 4 0 0 4 1 21 5
2015–16 Primeira Liga 16 9 3 2 1 0 20 11
Porto 2015–16 Primeira Liga 9 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 14 2
Trabzonspor (loan) 2016–17 Süper Lig 10 0 7 1 17 1
Debrecen (loan) 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Troyes (loan) 2017–18 Ligue 1 26 6 0 0 1 0 27 6
Troyes 2018–19 Ligue 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Reims 2018–19 Ligue 1 22 3 0 0 1 0 23 3
2019–20 Ligue 1 13 1 0 0 3 0 16 1
Troyes 2019–20 Ligue 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Netherlands 30 5 1 0 2 0 1 0 34 5
Portugal 69 20 7 6 8 1 4 0 88 27
Saudi Arabia 14 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 18 2
Turkey 10 0 7 1 17 1
Hungary 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
France 64 11 0 0 5 0 69 11
Career total 200 39 16 7 15 1 7 0 1 0 239 47

International goalsEdit

Score and Result lists South Korea's goal tally first[23]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2015 Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong   Laos 4–0 8–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 17 November 2015 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane   Laos 4–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 27 March 2016 Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok   Thailand 1–0 1–0 Friendly
4 5 June 2016 Eden Arena, Prague   Czech Republic 2–0 2–1 Friendly
5 20 November 2018 Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Brisbane   Uzbekistan 4–0 4–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Ajax

IndividualEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Suk is a devout Christian.[25] Some people have mistakenly thought that Suk was Muslim due to his goal celebration resembling the Salat. However Suk himself said this was not true and that his celebration was modeled after Kaká's.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Suk Hyun-jun | DVSC - A hivatalos oldal". DVSC (in Hungarian). Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Ajax signs Hyun Jun Suk". Ajax. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Ajax Sign South Korean Youngster Hyun Jun Suk". Goal. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ Kang, Seung-woo (4 February 2010). "Suk Hyun-jun Makes Dutch Debut". The Korea Times. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Turnbull slumps against Ajax". Sky Sports. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  6. ^ "FC Groningen contracteert Zuid-Koreaan Suk". 27 June 2011. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Suk gives Marítimo win at the Alvalade". portugoal.net. 10 February 2013. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Hyun-Jun Suk produces sensational set piece". SBSonDemand. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  9. ^ "[VIDEO] Suk Hyun-jun beautiful freekick against Braga". 3 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  10. ^ "SUK IS NOW A DRAGON". FC Porto. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  11. ^ Ufak, Erdem (11 August 2016). "Trabzonspor meldet Suk-Transfer perfekt!". Gazete Futbol (in German). Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Voormalig Ajax-spits Suk naar Trabzonspor". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 11 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Hyun-Jun Suk (Porto) n'ira pas à Bastia, les documents enregistrés trop tard" [Hyun-Jun Suk (Porto) will not go to Bastia, documents registered too late]. L'Equipe (in French). 31 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  14. ^ "SC Bastia : Huyn-Jun Suk ne vent pas" [SC Bastia: Huyn-Jun Suk does not come]. Corse-Matin (in French). 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  15. ^ "S. Korean striker joins Hungarian club on loan from FC Porto". Yonhap News Agency. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Suk Hyun-jun (FC Porto) prêté à Troyes". L'Équipe (in French). 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Ligue 1 club Reims sign South Korea striker Suk". France 24. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Reims sign Korean striker Suk Hyun-Jun from ESTAC Troyes". French Football News. 9 August 2018.
  19. ^ "U-18 Team Squad For AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers(15/10/2009)". KFA. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  20. ^ "Suk Hyun-Jun Statistics". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  21. ^ "Suk Hyun-Jun Statistics". Voetbal International. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  22. ^ "Portuguese First Division top scroers". UEFA. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Suk Hyun-jun's official record of the national team".
  24. ^ "Suk vence o prémio de "Golo do Mês Samsung/Liga NOS"". Vitória Futebol Clube. 16 October 2015.
  25. ^ '아픈 만큼 성숙' 석현준의 유럽 도전기 (in Korean). YNT. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  26. ^ 골 세리머니가 부른 석현준 종교 논란 (in Korean). 3 June 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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