FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 KOR / Korea

 
Team manager PARK Kiwon
Coach MOON Yongkwan
Assistant coach YANG Jinwoong
Doctor LEE Junhwan/LEE Sanghoon/LEE Hyunsam
Physiotherapist NAM Hyoungchun/PARK Seungah
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Myung-Geun Song Song Myunggeun 12.03.1993 196 85 325 315 OK Savings Bank
  2   Young-Soo Shin Shin Youngsoo 01.07.1982 197 90 335 313 Korean Airlines co.
  3 Gwang-Guk Kim Kim Gwangguk 13.08.1987 188 77 305 300 Woori Card
  C 4   Yung-Suk Shin Shin Yungsuk 04.10.1986 198 90 335 325 Hyundai Capital
  5 Yo-Han Kim Kim Yohan 16.08.1985 200 95 335 326 KB 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 KB Insurance
  8   Sang-Ha Park Park Sangha 04.04.1986 198 89 327 315 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  9 Seung-Suk Kwak Kwak Seungsuk 23.03.1988 190 81 325 320 Korean Airlines
  10   Yong-Chan Bu Bu Yongchan 30.11.1989 175 70 305 300 Samsung Fire&Marine 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 Sung-Min Moon Moon Sungmin 14.09.1986 198 89 329 321 Hyundai Capital
  14   Hui-Chae Song Song Huichae 29.04.1992 191 76 305 295 OK Savings Bank
  15 Yoon-Sik Yoo Yoo Yoonsik 02.02.1989 198 75 310 300 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  16   Hong-Suk Choi Choi Hongsuk 26.06.1988 195 80 328 320 Woori Card
  17 Jae-Duck Seo Seo Jaeduck 21.07.1989 194 94 315 305 Kepco 45
  18   Hyun-Yong Ha Ha Hyunyong 09.05.1982 198 88 330 322 LIG Insurance
  L 19 Minsu Jeong Jeong Minsu 05.10.1991 178 75 300 290 Woori Card
  20   Tae-Hwan Ji Ji Taehwan 05.06.1986 200 89 330 315 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  21 Jeong-Hwan Kim Kim Jeonghwan 23.03.1988 196 94 329 320 Woori Card
  22   Kwang-Woo You Yoo Kwangwoo 22.04.1985 185 85 311 300 Samsung fire & Marine Insuranc
  23 Jin-Woo Park Park Jinwoo 18.03.1990 198 78 340 318 Korean Army
  24   Kyumin Kim Kim Kyumin 28.12.1990 199 92 320 310 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  L 25 Jae-Seong Oh Oh Jaeseong 02.04.1992 175 60 285 275 Kepco 45
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Korea will contest their 10th successive World League hoping to surpass their recent high point of a ninth-place finish in 2007, or even their all-time best mark of sixth in 1995. Last year they finished joint-last in Group 2 with Japan. They were bottom of Pool E, winning just three of their 12 matches. In the 2014 World Championship they could not progress beyond the first round and took an overall ranking of joint-17th as they missed out on qualification from their pool by two points, with their solitary win coming against bottom side Tunisia. Their season concluded with the Asian Games on home soil, but they had to settle for third place, defeating China in the bronze medal match. 

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 last three. Although they won successive Asian Championships in 2001 and 2003, their recent record makes for solid if unspectacular reading. They came third at the championships four times from 2005 to 2011 before a silver medal in 2013. In the World League, Korea finished 13th in 2008, 14th in 2009, 16th in 2010, 13th in 2011, 14th in 2012, and 15th in 2013. They were 11th at the 2007 World Cup.

Coach profile

Moon Yong-Kwan took over as head coach of his native country's men's team in April 2015. He had previously coached the national team at the 1993 University Games and also spent time coaching the team in 1997. Moon played for the South Korea team from 1978 to 1986, winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 Asian Games respectively. In addition to playing and coaching for the national team, Moon also spent time as a television commentator, as well as in an official role as project director for the Korean Volleyball Federation. Korea's 2014 World League effort saw them finish equal eleventh with Japan in Group 2.