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
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
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 112 Steady (22 December 2022)[3]
Highest57 (November 1993)
Lowest181 (October – November 1998)
First international
North Korea North Korea 1–0 China 
(Beijing, China; 7 October 1956)[4]
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

References change

  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. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  4. North Korea matches, ratings and points exchanged
  5. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 North Korea at World Football Elo Ratings