Kim Yong-Jun is among Korea DPR’s most experienced players, having featured in the Chollima’s qualifying campaigns for the past two FIFA World Cups™.
The 26-year-old midfielder was a near-permanent fixture in the side that failed to secure a place at Germany 2006, starting 11 of their 12 qualifying fixtures.
This international experience did not go unnoticed when coach Kim Jong-Hun formulated his plan for the South Africa 2010 qualifiers, although this time he was in a more defensive midfield role.
A hard tackler with a powerful shot, Kim is adept at breaking up opposition attacks and providing some much-needed drive from midfield engine room. He also numbers among Korea DPR’s small overseas-based contingent. After spending four seasons with Pyongyang City, he moved to China’s Yangbian FC in 2007 before switching to the higher-profile C-League side Chengdu Blades just a year later.