One of Korea Republic’s most experienced and reliable centre-backs of the last several years, Kim Younggwon will be vital in instilling a sense of stability within the squad. Crucially, Kim brings a winning mentality to coach Shin Taeyong’s team. He’s a two-time AFC Champions League winner and has won multiple Chinese Super League titles with Guangzhou Evergrande.
Part of the Korea Republic teams that finished runners-up at the 2015 Asian Cup and won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, Kim will be eager to make his mark with his country at a FIFA World Cup™.
Kim started in every match at Brazil 2014, where Korea Republic finished with one point in three games. If needed, Kim can play in a defensive midfield role or at left-back as he is left-footed.