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North Korea national football team

men's national association football team representing North Korea

North Korea national football team is the national football team of North Korea.

Korea DPR
Nickname(s)Chollima[1]
AssociationDPR Korea Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachKim Yong-jun[2]
CaptainRi Myong-guk
Most capsRi Myong-guk (120)
Top scorerJong Il-gwan (21)
Home stadiumKim Il-sung Stadium
FIFA codePRK
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 121 Decrease 12 (7 February 2019)[3]
Highest57 (November 1993)
Lowest181 (October – November 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 127 Decrease 31 (3 March 2019)[4]
Highest10 (January 1970 [5])
Lowest126 (January 2019[5])
First international
North Korea North Korea 1–0 China PR 
(Beijing, China; 7 October 1956)[6]
Biggest win
North Korea North Korea 21–0 Guam 
(Taipei, Taiwan; 11 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 7–0 North Korea North Korea
(Cape Town, South Africa; 21 June 2010)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1966)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1966
Asian Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1980)
Best resultFourth place, 1980

ReferencesEdit

  1. Montague, James (12 December 2017). "Inside the Secret World of Football in North Korea". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. "Voting Breakdown: The Best - Mens's Player 2018" (PDF).
  3. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  4. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 North Korea at World Football Elo Ratings
  6. North Korea matches, ratings and points exchanged