Clubs: Kyoto Purple Sanga, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United FC
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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|20.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||PSV||1-1||Milan||68||0||0|
|24.08.2013||Dutch First Division||Heracles||1-1||PSV||24||1||0|
|28.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||Milan||3-0||PSV||61||0||0|
|31.08.2013||Dutch First Division||PSV||0-0||Cambuur||70||0||0|
|14.09.2013||Dutch First Division||Twente||2-2||PSV||0||0||0|
|19.09.2013||UEFA Europa League||Group stage||PSV||0-2||Ludogorets||29||0||0|
|22.09.2013||Dutch First Division||PSV||4-0||Ajax||90||1||2|
|28.09.2013||Dutch First Division||AZ||2-1||PSV||71||0||0|
|07.12.2013||Dutch First Division||PSV||2-6||Vitesse||11||0||0|
|12.12.2013||UEFA Europa League||Group stage||PSV||0-1||Chornomorets Odesa||24||0||0|
|15.12.2013||Dutch First Division||Utrecht||1-5||PSV||79||0||0|
|22.12.2013||Dutch First Division||PSV||2-0||Den Haag||90||0||0|
|19.01.2014||Dutch First Division||Ajax||1-0||PSV||83||0||0|
|25.01.2014||Dutch First Division||PSV||1-0||AZ||90||0||0|
|02.02.2014||Dutch First Division||RKC||2-0||PSV||90||0||0|
|05.02.2014||Dutch First Division||Cambuur||1-2||PSV||90||0||0|
|08.02.2014||Dutch First Division||PSV||3-2||Twente||90||0||0|
|14.02.2014||Dutch First Division||PSV||2-1||Heracles||88||0||0|
|22.02.2014||Dutch First Division||NEC||0-2||PSV||90||0||0|
|01.03.2014||Dutch First Division||Go Ahead Eagles||2-3||PSV||76||0||1|
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