Kim Bo-Kyung is an all-around midfielder who can deliver precise crosses from the left flank or dissect the opposition defence with inch-perfect through balls from the middle of the park.
After leading Hongik University to the Fall Championship in 2008, Kim went on to take part in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt the following year. There, he helped the little Taeguk Warriors reach the quarter-finals with his two goals against the USA and Paraguay, although he could not feature in the last eight encounter with eventual champions Ghana due to suspension.
Affectionately dubbed 'the left-footed maestro' after his heroics at Egypt 2009, Kim was called into the senior national team for their training camp in South Africa earlier this year. He won his first cap in a friendly with Zambia in Johannesburg on 9 January 2010, before participating in the EAFF East Asian Championship the following month. Kim set up Korea Republic's third goal that sealed a 3-1 victory over hosts Japan, and more recently, made another impressive appearance as a substitute in a 2-0 win against the same opponents in May.
Kim signed his first professional contract with J.League outfit Cerezo Osaka in January and then was subsequently loaned to Oita Trinita in the Japanese second division.