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Park Ji-Sung

Park Ji-Sung

Clubs: Kyoto Purple Sanga, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United FC

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2009, 2011

• Stood out in Korea Republic's shock run to the FIFA World Cup semi-finals on home soil in 2002, then followed coach Guus Hiddink to PSV, along with compatriot Lee Young-Pyo, in 2003.

• Grew into a key performer at PSV and starred in a memorable 2004/05 season in which they won both Dutch domestic trophies and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where he scored against AC Milan.

• Followed the path previously taken, with great success, by Jaap Stam and Ruud van Nistelrooy in leaving PSV for United; had a strong start but was injured for much of the second and third campaigns – which brought Premier League titles − and left out of the squad for the 2008 UEFA Champions League final in Moscow.

• He did, however, start the 2009 final in Rome − thus becoming the first Asian player to appear in European club football's showpiece – having scored in the semi-final second leg against Arsenal FC; also played the full 90 minutes of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup final win against LDU Quito in Japan.

• Enhanced his reputation as a player for the big occasions by scoring against Arsenal, Milan and Liverpool FC − the latter a decisive header in a 2-1 victory − in early 2010; scored one goal in three games at the World Cup finals later that summer.

• Proved the scourge of Arsenal once again when he headed the winner against them at Old Trafford on 13 December 2010 − his fourth goal in seven starts versus the Gunners.

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UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Park Ji-Sung
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 25/02/1981 (32)
  • Country: Korea Republic
  • Squad number: 33
  • Club: PSV ( NED)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    17/09/03: PSV 1-2 Monaco

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
PSV202
Man. United393
Total595
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Man. United10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Man. United30
PSV70
Total100
Last updated: 13/12/2013 01:15 CET
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