Kwak Tae-hwi

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Kwak Tae-hwi
Kwak Tae-hwi, Asian Cup 2015 (cropped).jpg
Tae-hwi at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
Personal information
Full name Kwak Tae-hwi
Date of birth (1981-07-08) 8 July 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Chilgok, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Gyeongnam FC
Number 5
Youth career
2000–2003 Chung-Ang University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 FC Seoul 28 (1)
2007–2009 Jeonnam Dragons 33 (1)
2010 Kyoto Sanga FC 24 (2)
2011–2012 Ulsan Hyundai 66 (12)
2013 Al Shabab 16 (2)
2013–2016 Al-Hilal 42 (2)
2016–2018 FC Seoul 49 (3)
2019– Gyeongnam FC 16 (0)
National team
2008–2017 South Korea 58 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2020
Kwak Tae-hwi
Hangul
곽태휘
Hanja
郭泰輝
Revised RomanizationGwak Tae(-)Hwi
McCune–ReischauerKwak T'aehwi

Kwak Tae-hwi (Korean곽태휘; [kwak̚.tʰεçy] or [kwak̚.tʰεɦwi]; born 8 July 1981) is a South Korean football player who plays as a centre back for Gyeongnam FC. During his career, he played for FC Seoul, Jeonnam Dragons, Kyoto Sanga FC, Ulsan Hyundai and Al-Hilal.

Kwak was capped at international level for South Korea. He made his senior debut in 2008, gained more than 50 caps, scored five international goals and represented them for two Asian cups and 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Club career[edit]

FC Seoul[edit]

In 2005, Kwak joined the K League, where he signed with FC Seoul.

Jeonnam Dragons[edit]

Kwak joined the Jeonnam Dragons on 25 July 2007.

Al-Hilal[edit]

Kwak joined Al-Hilal on 27 December 2013.

FC Seoul[edit]

Kwak returned to FC Seoul on 7 July 2016.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 September 2019
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
2005 FC Seoul K League 1 11 1 2 0 8 0 21 1
2006 12 0 1 0 11 1 24 1
2007 5 0 1 0 7 0 13 0
Jeonnam Dragons 13 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 18 2
2008 10 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 13 2
2009 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2010 Kyoto Sanga J1 League 24 2 1 0 2 0 27 2
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2011 Ulsan Hyundai K League 1 34 9 4 0 7 0 45 9
2012 32 3 3 0 14[a] 2 49 5
Saudi Arabia League Kings Cup League Cup Asia Total
2012–13 Al-Shabab Saudi Professional League 6 1 5 0 0 0 9 0 20 1
2013–14 10 1 0 0 1 0 11 1
Al-Hilal 2 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 12 1
2014–15 21 1 4 1 3 0 12 0 40 1
2015–16 19 0 3 0 3 0 6 0 32 0
South Korea League KFA Cup Asia Total
2016 FC Seoul K League 1 11 0 2 0 4 0 17 0
2017 24 2 1 0 2 0 27 2
2018 14 1 2 0 16 1
2019 Gyeongnam FC 13 0 1 1 1 1 15 2
Total South Korea 189 17 22 2 36 3 21 3 268 25
Japan 24 2 1 0 2 0 27 2
Saudi Arabia 58 4 12 1 7 0 37 0 114 5
Career total 271 23 35 3 45 3 58 3 409 32
  1. ^ Twelve appearances and two goal in AFC Champions League, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 February 2, 2008 Seoul, South Korea  Turkmenistan 1–0 4–0 2010 World Cup Qualification
2 February 17, 2008 Chongqing, China  China PR 3–2 3–2 2008 East Asian Cup
3 October 15, 2008 Seoul, South Korea  United Arab Emirates 4–1 4–1 2010 World Cup Qualification
4 March 3, 2010 London, England  Ivory Coast 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5 June 8, 2012 Doha, Qatar  Qatar 2–1 4–1 2014 World Cup Qualification

International[edit]

[1]

Korea Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 7 3
2009 1 0
2010 8 1
2011 5 0
2012 7 1
2013 5 0
2014 4 0
2015 13 0
2016 6 0
2017 2 0
Total 58 5

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Seoul
Jeonnam Dragons
Ulsan Hyundai
Al-Hilal

International[edit]

South Korea

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Kwak is blind in his left eye, after being hit in the face with a football during public school.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kwak Tae-hwi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ '허정무 황태자' 곽태휘 실명 (in Korean). news.joins.com. 19 February 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2019.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Song Jung-hyun
Chunnam Dragons captain
2008
Succeeded by
Yeom Dong-gyun