Cha Bum-kun

South Korean association football player

Cha Bum-Kun (Korean: 차범근; born 22 May 1953) is a South Korean professional athlete. He is best known as an association football player. He was a member of the Korean national team.[5]

Cha Bum-kun
Cha in 1979
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-05-22) 22 May 1953 (age 71)
Place of birth Hwaseong, South Korea
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1967–1968[2] Kyungshin Middle School [ko]
1969–1971 Kyungshin High School [ko]
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Korea University [ko]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976 Korea Trust Bank [ko]
1976–1979 ROK Air Force (draft)
1978–1979 Darmstadt 98 1 (0)
1979–1983 Eintracht Frankfurt 122 (46)
1983–1989 Bayer Leverkusen 185 (52)
Total 308 (98)
National team
1970–1972 South Korea U20
1972–1986 South Korea 136 (58)
Teams managed
1991–1994 Hyundai Horang-i
1997–1998 South Korea
1998–1999 Shenzhen Ping'an
2004–2010 Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Honours
Representing  South Korea
Men's football
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Bangkok Team
AFC Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 1972 Thailand Team
AFC Youth Championship
Silver medal – second place 1971 Japan Team[3]
Silver medal – second place 1972 Thailand Team[4]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career statistics

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Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Korea Trust Bank 1976 Semipro League ? ? ?[a] ? ?[b] ? ? ?
ROK Air Force (draft) 1976 Semipro League ? ? ?[a] ? ?[b] ? ? ?
1977 Semipro League ? ? ?[a] ? ?[b] ? ? ?
1978 Semipro League ? ? ?[a] ? ?[b] ? ? ?
1979 Semipro League ? ? ?[a] ? ?[b] ? ? ?
Total ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Darmstadt 98 1978–79 Bundesliga 1 0 1 0
Eintracht Frankfurt 1979–80 Bundesliga 31 12 4 0 11[c] 3 46 15
1980–81 Bundesliga 27 8 6 6 5[c] 2 38 16
1981–82 Bundesliga 31 11 1 0 6[d] 1 38 12
1982–83 Bundesliga 33 15 1 0 34 15
Total 122 46 12 6 22 6 156 58
Bayer Leverkusen 1983–84 Bundesliga 34 12 1 0 35 12
1984–85 Bundesliga 29 10 3 4 32 14
1985–86 Bundesliga 34 17 4 2 38 19
1986–87 Bundesliga 33 6 2 1 3[c] 2 38 9
1987–88 Bundesliga 25 4 0 0 10[c] 2 35 6
1988–89 Bundesliga 30 3 5 0 2[c] 0 37 3
Total 185 52 15 7 15 4 215 63
Career total 308 98 27 13 37 10 ? ? 372 121
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Appearance(s) in Korean National Championship
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Appearance(s) in Korean President's Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup
  4. Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

International

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As of 8 July 2020

The KFA is showing the list of Cha's 136 international appearances in its official website.[1] The RSSSF is also claiming 136 appearances about Cha's international career, but its details have some discrepancies.[7] FIFA registered him with 130 appearances in the FIFA Century Club by excluding six matches in the Summer Olympics qualification.[8]

  • Appearances and goals by national team and year
    National team Year Apps Goals
    South Korea 1972 23 6
    1973 17 8
    1974 13 2
    1975 18 9
    1976 20 13
    1977 26 15
    1978 16 5
    1986 3 0
    Career total 136 58
  • Appearances and goals by competition
    Competition Apps Goals
    Friendlies 10 2
    Minor competitions 76 44
    Asian Games 12 2
    AFC Asian Cup qualification 4 0
    AFC Asian Cup 5 1
    Summer Olympics qualification 6 2
    FIFA World Cup qualification 20 7
    FIFA World Cup 3 0
    Total 136 58
  • Scores list South Korea's goal tally first.[1][7]
    No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
    List of international goals scored by Cha Bum-kun
    1 10 May 1972 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 2   Khmer Republic 3–0 4–1 1972 AFC Asian Cup
    2 19 July 1972 Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Malaysia 8   Singapore 2–0 4–1 1972 Pestabola Merdeka
    3 23 July 1972 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9   Indonesia 2–0 2–0 1972 Pestabola Merdeka
    4 29 July 1972 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 11   Malaysia 2–0 2–1 1972 Pestabola Merdeka
    5 20 September 1972 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 13   Thailand 3–0 3–0 1972 Korea Cup
    6 22 November 1972 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 21   Indonesia 1–1 1–1 1972 King's Cup
    7 19 May 1973 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 24   Thailand 2–0 4–0 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification
    8 28 May 1973 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 28   Israel 1–0 1–0 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification
    9 22 September 1973 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 30   Khmer Republic 2–0 6–0 1973 Korea Cup
    10 4–0
    11 30 September 1973 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 33   Malaysia 1–0 2–0 1973 Korea Cup
    12 16 December 1973 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 37   Khmer Republic 4–0 5–0 1973 King's Cup
    13 22 December 1973 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 39   Burma 2–0 2–0 1973 King's Cup
    14 25 December 1973 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 40   Malaysia 2–0 2–1 1973 King's Cup
    15 18 May 1974 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 43   Burma 2–0 3–0 1974 Korea Cup
    16 25 December 1974 Hong Kong 54   Indonesia 2–0 3–1 Hong Kong Tournament
    17 29 July 1975 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 58   Malaysia 2–0 3–1 1975 Pestabola Merdeka [ms]
    18 7 August 1975 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 61   Thailand 3–0 6–0 1975 Pestabola Merdeka
    19 9 August 1975 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 62   Japan 1–0 3–1 1975 Pestabola Merdeka
    20 2–1
    21 3–1
    22 11 August 1975 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 63   Indonesia 1–0 5–1 1975 Pestabola Merdeka
    23 15 August 1975 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 64   Bangladesh 4–0 4–0 1975 Pestabola Merdeka
    24 21 December 1975 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 68   Burma 1–0 3–1 1975 King's Cup
    25 2–0
    26 6 March 1976 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 73   Republic of China 1–0 3–0 1976 Summer Olympics qualification
    27 27 March 1976 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 75   Japan 2–1 2–2 1976 Summer Olympics qualification
    28 10 August 1976 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 79   India 1–0 8–0 1976 Pestabola Merdeka [ms]
    29 5–0
    30 8–0
    31 15 August 1976 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 81   Burma 2–2 2–2 1976 Pestabola Merdeka
    32 11 September 1976 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 84   Malaysia 2–4 4–4 1976 Korea Cup
    33 3–4
    34 4–4
    35 13 September 1976 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 85   India 4–0 4–0 1976 Korea Cup
    36 17 September 1976 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 86   Singapore 1–0 7–0 1976 Korea Cup
    37 7–0
    38 22 December 1976 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 91   Malaysia 1–1 1–1 1976 King's Cup
    39 14 February 1977 Singapore 92   Singapore 1–0 4–0 Friendly
    40 18 February 1977 Al Ahli Stadium, Manama, Bahrain 93   Bahrain 2–0 4–1 Friendly
    41 20 March 1977 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 96   Israel 1–0 3–1 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
    42 3 April 1977 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 98   Japan 1–0 1–0 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
    43 26 June 1977 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 100   Hong Kong 1–0 1–0 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
    44 17 July 1977 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 102   Libya 2–0 4–0 1977 Pestabola Merdeka [ms]
    45 22 July 1977 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 104   Indonesia 3–1 5–1 1977 Pestabola Merdeka
    46 24 July 1977 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 105   Burma 2–0 4–0 1977 Pestabola Merdeka
    47 31 July 1977 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 108   Iraq 1–0 1–0 1977 Pestabola Merdeka
    48 27 August 1977 Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, Australia 109   Australia 1–0 1–2 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
    49 3 September 1977 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 110   Thailand 3–0 5–1 1977 Korea Cup
    50 5 September 1977 Daegu Civic Stadium, Daegu, South Korea 111   India 1–0 3–0 1977 Korea Cup
    51 3–0
    52 13 September 1977 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 112   Malaysia 2–0 3–0 1977 Korea Cup
    53 5 November 1977 Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium,[9] Kuwait City, Kuwait 115   Kuwait 1–0 2–2 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
    54 19 July 1978 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 121   Japan 2–0 4–0 1978 Pestabola Merdeka [ms]
    55 22 July 1978 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 122   Iraq 2–0 2–0 1978 Pestabola Merdeka
    56 25 July 1978 Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 123   Indonesia 1–0 2–0 1978 Pestabola Merdeka
    57 11 December 1978 Chulalongkorn University Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 127   Bahrain 3–0 5–1 1978 Asian Games
    58 17 December 1978 Bangkok, Thailand 130   China 1–0 1–0 1978 Asian Games

    Honours

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    Player

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    Korea University

    Korea Trust Bank

    ROK Air Force

    Eintracht Frankfurt

    Bayer Leverkusen

    South Korea U20

    South Korea

    Individual

    Records

    Manager

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    Hyundai Horang-i

    Suwon Samsung Bluewings

    Individual

    References

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    11. 11.0 11.1 "Exchange Bank and Trust Bank shared the league title". Naver (in Korean). Kyunghyang Shinmun. 31 May 1976. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
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