A colossus in the centre of defence, Lee Jung-Soo is a reliable defender with excellent vision and the ability to score from set pieces. He also has the speed required for an attack-minded centre-back, while triggering quick counters with accurate long balls to forward positions.
Lee began his professional career at Anyang LG Cheetahs in 2002 before moving to Incheon United in the middle of the 2004 season. Having played a key role for the United side that finished runners-up in the national championship the following season, Lee joined Suwon Bluewings in 2006 and stayed at the Big Bird until he lifted the K-League trophy at the end of the 2008 season.
He made his international debut in a goalless draw with Korea DPR in March 2008 during the third round of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaÔ, and then went on to feature in nine matches during the preliminary competition.
After his move to the J.League side Kyoto Sanga last year, Lee broke his international duck in a 2-1 friendly win over Australia in September before netting his second against Finland in January. He also took part in the EAFF East Asian Championship the following month, having completed a transfer to Japanese champions Kashima Antlers.
Lee may have started his international career only two years ago, but after showing impressive performances for his club and country the 30-year-old is looking forward to realising his dream when the finals kick off in South Africa.