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Biography of Lee Dong Gook


PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Lee Dong Gook
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Place Of Birth: Pohang, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
  • Birth date: Sunday, April 29, 1979
  • Zodiac: Taurus
  • Nationality: South Korea
BIOGRAPHY
Lee Dong Gook
Lee Dong Gook is one of the few players from South Korea who had pastured in the League United Kingdom. Began his career with junior club champions Pohang Steelers, Gook showed mastery since its first season and is believed to strengthen the present South Korea national team junior. For with Pohang Steelers, he was loaned out to German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in Germany for the 2001–02 season. Unfortunately, the recent six months grazing, Gook performance hampered the injury.

The attackers left the Steelers 1979 births in 2002 to undergo compulsory military service with military Gwangju Sangmu Bulsajo squad for two seasons before returning to his old team. In April 2006, Gook back muscle tear knee injury which forced his absence to play for six months and missed a chance to play in the big World Cup title at the time.

In January 2007, Lee Gook signed a contract with Middlesbrough FC transfer. He underwent his debut Premier League on February 24, 2007 and scored his first goal on August 29, 2007. However, the management assesses the performance of Gook is not very fulfilling expectations and agreed termination of contract in the summer of 2008.

Husband of former Miss Korea 1997 Lee Soo-Jin is spending the next season in several clubs in Japan and Germany before finally signing a contract with Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma in 2008. A year later, she moved to Jeonbuk Motors Gook Hyundai and managed to prove the original capabilities by becoming the top scorer in the K-League 2009 through resounding achievements: 20 goals in 27 matches. A player who once scored 187 centimeters this history as a top scorer throughout the K-League title with a collection of 117 goals.

Members of the South Korea national football team that played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup was also the top scorer in Asian Cup 2000 AFC title. However in 2002 the name of Lee Dong Gook is not selected the coach of the national team of South Korea at that time, Guus Hiddink, to compete in the 2002 World Cup. The name of a birth town of Pohang, South Korea is back in the list of the initial choice Dick Advocaat coach ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Unfortunately, the defending team gets an opportunity to deselect Gook his own country after the knee injury he suffered.

In November 2007, Lee Dong Gook name crossed out of the South Korea national team for twelve months after the unknown he is, along with several colleagues, the visit nightspots during the Asian Cup. Gook back strengthened his country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

CAREER
  • Pohang Steelers junior (1995 – 1998)
  • Pohang Steelers (1998 – 2006)
  • Werder Bremen (loan, 2001)
  • Middlesbrough (2006 – 2008)
  • Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (2008 – 2009)
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2009 –)
  • National team U-20 South Korea (1999)
  • U-23 national team of South Korea (1999-2000)
  • South Korea national team (1998-)
AWARDS
  • Top Scorer AFC U-19 Championship (1998)
  • Best newcomer K-League (1998)
  • Top Scorer AFC Championship (1999)
  • AFC Asian Cup Top Scorer (2000)
  • MVP All-Stars K-League (2003)
  • K-League Top Scorer (2009)
  • K-League MVP (2009 and 2011)
  • K-League Top Assistor (2011)
  • K-League Best XI (2009, 2011, and 2012)
  • AFC Champions League Top Scorer (2011)
  • AFC Champions League MVP MVP (2011)

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