Shin Taeyong’s first callups: The Return of the Lion King?!

He’s the second oldest player to ever be called up for the national team. The oldest was a 40 year old back in 1950. For 67 years national team managers have kept their sanity, but Shin Taeyong, for better and for worse, has never really been sane anyways. The Lion King Lee Donggook is back. Read on to see who else was called up for the two pivotal ties against Iran & Uzbekistan in World Cup qualifying.


Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka)

Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe)

Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu)


Kim Kihee (Shanghai Shenhua)

Kim Juyoung (Hebei)

Kim Younggwon (Guangzhou Evergrande)

Kim Minjae (Jeonbuk)

Kim Minwoo (Suwon)

Kim Jinsu (Jeonbuk)

Ko Yohan (Seoul)

Choi Chulsoon (Jeonbuk)


Jung Wooyoung (Chongqing Lifan)

Jang Hyunsoo (FC Tokyo)

Ki Sungyueng (Swansea)

Kwon Kyungwon (Tianjin)

Son Heungmin (Tottenham)

Yeom Kihun (Suwon)

Lee Jaesung (Jeonbuk)

Kim Bokyung (Kashiwa)

Nam Taehee (Al-Duhail)

Koo Jacheol (Augsburg)

Lee Keunho (Gangwon)

Kwon Changhoon (Dijon)


Lee Donggook (Jeonbuk)

Kim Shinwook (Jeonbuk)

Hwang Heechan (Salzburg)


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  1. I’m not sure if Lee DG, Yeom, or Lee Keunho will start/play on the pitch (I hope not), but isn’t it reasonable to just have them on the team for veteran presence/leadership?

    • I don’t totally disagree, but Lee Donggook is still tough. He’s 39 years old. Someone else should be the veteran leader. Has this generation of Korean footballers lacked such a leader that Lee DG needs to be brought back from his 30 minutes/game 3 goal season with Jeonbuk?

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