South Korea national football team

  • korea republic
    nickname(s)태극전사 (taegeuk warriors)
    아시아의 호랑이 (tigers of asia)
    associationkorea football association (kfa)
    confederationafc (asia)
    sub-confederationeaff (east asia)
    head coachpaulo bento
    captainson heung-min
    most capscha bum-kun
    hong myung-bo
    (136 each)
    top scorercha bum-kun (58)
    home stadiumseoul world cup stadium
    fifa codekor
    first colours
    second colours
    fifa ranking
    current 40 steady (20 february 2020)[1]
    highest17 (december 1998)
    lowest69 (november 2014 – january 2015)
    elo ranking
    current 27 steady (20 february 2020)[2]
    highest15 (september 1980, june 2002)
    lowest80 (august 1967)
    first international
    non-fifa international
     south korea 5–1 hong kong 
    (hong kong; 6 july 1948)[3]
    fifa international
     south korea 5–3 mexico 
    (south korea 16–0 nepal   
    (south korea 0–12 sweden 
    (london, england; 5 august 1948)
    world cup
    appearances10 (first in 1954)
    best resultfourth place (2002)
    asian cup
    appearances14 (first in 1956)
    best resultchampions (1956, 1960)
    east asian championship
    appearances8 (first in 2003)
    best resultchampions (2003, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2019)
    confederations cup
    appearances1 (first in 2001)
    best resultgroup stage (2001)
    south korea national football team
    hangul
    대한민국 축구 국가대표팀
    hanja
    大韓民國 蹴球 國家代表팀
    revised romanizationdaehan min'guk chukgu gukga daepyo tim
    mccune–reischauertaehan min'guk ch'ukku kukka taep'yo t'im

    the korea republic national football team (korean: 대한민국 축구 국가대표팀) known as the south korea national football team represents south korea in international football and is controlled by the korea football association. since the 1950s, south korea has emerged as a major football power in asia and is historically the most successful asian football team, having participated in nine consecutive and ten overall fifa world cup tournaments, the most for any asian country. despite initially going through five world cup tournaments without winning a match, south korea became the only asian team to reach the semi-final stages when they co-hosted the 2002 tournament with japan, south korea also recorded five titles and seven-time runners-up in the afc asian cup and the senior asian games.[4] the team is commonly nicknamed the "reds" by both fans and the media due to the color of their primary kit. the national team's supporting group is officially referred to as the red devils.[5]

  • history
  • team image
  • competitive record
  • head-to-head records
  • results and fixtures
  • coaching staff
  • players
  • honours
  • see also
  • references
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Korea Republic
Nickname(s)태극전사 (Taegeuk Warriors)
아시아의 호랑이 (Tigers of Asia)
AssociationKorea Football Association (KFA)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachPaulo Bento
CaptainSon Heung-min
Most capsCha Bum-kun
Hong Myung-bo
(136 each)
Top scorerCha Bum-kun (58)
Home stadiumSeoul World Cup Stadium
FIFA codeKOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 40 Steady (20 February 2020)[1]
Highest17 (December 1998)
Lowest69 (November 2014 – January 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 27 Steady (20 February 2020)[2]
Highest15 (September 1980, June 2002)
Lowest80 (August 1967)
First international
Non-FIFA international
 South Korea 5–1 Hong Kong 
(Hong Kong; 6 July 1948)[3]
FIFA international
 South Korea 5–3 Mexico 
(South Korea 16–0 Nepal   
(South Korea 0–12 Sweden 
(London, England; 5 August 1948)
World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1954)
Best resultFourth place (2002)
Asian Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1956)
Best resultChampions (1956, 1960)
East Asian Championship
Appearances8 (first in 2003)
Best resultChampions (2003, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2001)
Best resultGroup stage (2001)
South Korea national football team
Hangul
대한민국 축구 국가대표팀
Hanja
大韓民國 蹴球 國家代表팀
Revised RomanizationDaehan Min'guk Chukgu Gukga Daepyo Tim
McCune–ReischauerTaehan Min'guk Ch'ukku Kukka Taep'yo T'im

The Korea Republic national football team (Korean: 대한민국 축구 국가대표팀) known as the South Korea national football team represents South Korea in international football and is controlled by the Korea Football Association. Since the 1950s, South Korea has emerged as a major football power in Asia and is historically the most successful Asian football team, having participated in nine consecutive and ten overall FIFA World Cup tournaments, the most for any Asian country. Despite initially going through five World Cup tournaments without winning a match, South Korea became the only Asian team to reach the semi-final stages when they co-hosted the 2002 tournament with Japan, South Korea also recorded five titles and seven-time runners-up in the AFC Asian Cup and the senior Asian Games.[4] The team is commonly nicknamed the "Reds" by both fans and the media due to the color of their primary kit. The national team's supporting group is officially referred to as the Red Devils.[5]