FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 KOR / Korea

 
Team manager KIM Daewook
Coach PARK Kiwon
Assistant coach KIM Kyounghoon
Doctor LEE Sanghoon
Physiotherapist KIM Chanmun
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Myung-Geun Song Song Myunggeun 12.03.1993 195 85 315 305 OK Saving Bank
  C 2   Sun-Soo Han Han Sunsoo 16.12.1985 189 80 310 297 Korean Army
  3 Gwang-Guk Kim Kim Gwangguk 13.08.1987 188 77 305 300 Woori Card
  4   Minsu Jeong Jeong Minsu 05.10.1991 178 75 270 250 Woori Card
  5 Yo-Han Kim Kim Yohan 16.08.1985 200 95 335 326 LIG Insurance
  6   Min-Gyu Lee Lee Mingyu 03.12.1992 194 78 305 295 OK Saving Bank
  7 Sun-Kyu Lee Lee Sunkyu 14.03.1981 199 90 325 320 Samsung Fire & Marine Insuranc
  8   Sang-Ha Park Park Sangha 04.04.1986 198 89 327 315 Korean Army
  9 Seung-Suk Kwak Kwak Seungsuk 23.03.1988 190 81 325 320 Korean Airlines Co.
  10   Yong-Chan Bu Bu Yongchan 30.11.1989 175 65 290 284 LIG Insurance
  11 Min-Ho Choi Choi Minho 28.04.1988 198 86 330 312 Hyundai Capital
  12   Kwang-In Jeon Jeon Kwangin 18.09.1991 194 82 310 300 Kepco 45
  13 Chul-Woo Park Park Chulwoo 25.07.1985 198 88 332 319 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  14   Kang-Joo Lee Lee Kangjoo 30.06.1983 185 75 305 290 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  15 Jeong-Hwan Kim Kim Jeonghwan 23.03.1988 196 94 329 320 Woori Card
  16   Hong-Suk Choi Choi Hongsuk 26.06.1988 195 80 328 320 Woori Card
  17 Jae-Duck Seo Seo Jaeduck 21.07.1989 195 98 315 305 Kepco 45
  18   Hyun-Yong Ha Ha Hyunyong 09.05.1982 198 88 330 322 LIG Insurance
  19 Young-Soo Shin Shin Youngsoo 01.07.1982 197 90 335 313 Korean Airlines co.
  20   Bong-Woo Yun Yun Bongwoo 20.01.1982 199 88 332 320 Hyundai Capital co.
  21 Young-Min Kwon Kwon Youngmin 05.07.1980 190 82 315 309 Hyundai Capital Co.
  22   Yung-Suk Shin Shin Yungsuk 04.10.1986 198 90 335 325 Korean Army
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Korea will line up for their ninth successive appearance in the World League with hopes of superseding their recent high point of a ninth-place finish in 2007, or even their all-time best mark of sixth in 1995. Spirits in the team are high after a solid 2013 campaign that included a silver medal at the Asian Championships and a 15th place in the World League despite an untimely injury to key player Moon Sung-Min. Moreover, the Koreans qualified for the World Championship in Poland in August under head coach Park Ki-Won, who is in his fourth year at the helm. A major target for Park this year will be success at the Asian Games, which take place on home soil in Incheon during September and October.

South Korea’s first notable appearance on the international stage was at the 1956 World Championship. They have since featured in eight Olympic Games, although they have been absent from the three Games that have been staged since Sydney 2000. Their recent record makes for solid if unspectacular reading. In the World League, Korea finished 13th in 2008, 14th in 2009, 16th in 2010, 13th in 2011 and 14th in 2012. The national team also came third at the Asian Championship in 2007 and 2009, and 11th at the 2007 World Cup.

Coach profile

Park Ki-Won is a veteran of international volleyball. He played for Korea from 1972-78, competing at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and at Montreal 1976. Park won a gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games in Thailand and was a member of the Korean team that finished fourth at the 1978 World Championship in Italy. Highlights of his coaching include taking Iran’s men’s team to a silver medal at the 2002 Asian Games and a bronze at the following year’s Asian Championships. In 2013 he led the Korean men’s team to a silver medal at the Asian Championship. Park has also coached at club level in Italy. In 1987 he won the Italian league title with the Perugia Sirio Volley women’s team.