Yeom Ki-Hun is a versatile winger who can play on both flanks, and has a deadly left foot that can beat any goalkeeper from free-kicks.
As a rookie at Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in 2006, Yeom came into prominence at the AFC Champions League where he played an important role as the Motors clinched the continental championship. Although his impressive performance on the Asian stage earned him his first cap in a friendly with Ghana in October 2006, Yeom could not take part in the FIFA Club World Cup as he had to travel to Doha with the national team for the Asian Games later that year.
After helping his country finish third at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, Yeom was traded to Ulsan Hyundai Horangi. However, niggling injuries prevented him from establishing himself in the Tigers squad, although he managed to recover in time for Korea Republic’s qualifying campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaÔ. Indeed, Yeom played in four qualifying matches over the course of the third and the fourth rounds of the preliminary competition.
Despite suffering another injury to a metatarsal in his left foot in the build-up to the 2010 East Asian Championship in Japan, Yeom recovered fast to make his debut at his new club Suwon Bluewings as well as an eagerly awaited appearance at world football’s showpiece event.