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This is a Korean name; the family name is Ahn.
Ahn Jung-Hwan
Ahn Jung-Hwan in 2009.JPG
Personal information
Full name Ahn Jung-Hwan
Date of birth 27 January 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 34)
Place of birth Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Second striker / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Dalian Shide
Number 30
Youth career
1995-1997 Ajou University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Daewoo Royals 54 (27)
2000–2002 Perugia (loan) 30 (5)
2002–2003 Shimizu S-Pulse 38 (14)
2004–2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 (16)
2005–2006 Metz 16 (2)
2006 MSV Duisburg 12 (2)
2007 Suwon Bluewings 15 (0)
2008 Busan I'Park 19 (4)
2009– Dalian Shide 24 (6)
Total 242 (76)
National team
1997– Korea Republic 69 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2010
Ahn Jung-Hwan
Hangul 안정환
Hanja 安貞桓
Revised Romanization An Jeong-Hwan
McCune–Reischauer An Chŏng-Hwan

Ahn Jung-Hwan (born 27 January 1976 in Paju, Gyeonggi) is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Dalian Shide. he made world headlines by scoring the winning golden goal for South Korea against Italy in the 2002 World Cup second round, sending South Korea into the quarterfinals.

Ahn and Sami Al-Jaber of Saudi Arabia are currently the leading World Cup scorer in Asia with 3 goals (2 goals from 2002 and 1 goal from 2006).

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Football career

After starting his professional career with K-League's Busan I'cons, Ahn joined Serie A's AC Perugia in 2000-01, on loan.

In the 2002 FIFA World Cup, he scored an extra-time header in a highly controversial game against Italy that sent the South Koreans through to the quarter-finals. The next day, Perugia owner Luciano Gaucci cancelled his contract and was quoted as saying, "I have no intention of paying a salary to someone who has ruined Italian football."

Perugia later took back what it said, and offered to outright buy Ahn's contract, but the player rejected it, saying "I will no longer discuss my transfer to Perugia, which attacked my character instead of congratulating me for a goal in the World Cup."

During the World Cup, Ahn also scored the tying goal late in Korea's match with the United States. After scoring the goal he performed a goal celebration with his teammates, mimicking the movements of compatriot Kim Dong-Sung. Six months earlier, during the 2002 Winter Olympics, speedskater Kim was disqualified for "cross tracking" American skater Apolo Anton Ohno in their 1500 m short track event. Because of the disqualification, Ohno won the gold medal even though he had finished second to the Korean. Ahn's celebration was a form of protest against the ISU's decision, which many Koreans felt was biased.

Ahn then attempted to secure a permanent move to a European club but failed and returned to Asia, joining J. League's Shimizu S-Pulse. After one season, he moved to another J-League team, Yokohama F. Marinos. After this successful spell in Japan, he returned to Europe to play for French team FC Metz in July 2005. He scored 2 Ligue 1 goals (Round 1 & 18) in 16 outings.

On 16 January 2006, Ahn was invited to train with Blackburn Rovers but twice failed to show up, one of the dates being on his birthday. In February he secured a 17-month deal with MSV Duisburg in Germany. He scored 2 goals (Round 31 & 32) in 12 outings. However, the German club was relegated from the Bundesliga, as Ahn saw a move to Heart of Midlothian F.C. of the Scottish Premier League fall apart.[1] On 31 August 2006, he was released by Duisburg, and returned to South Korea in January 2007, joining Suwon Samsung Bluewings on a 1-year deal.

Previously, Ahn was selected for Korea's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad in Germany, and came off the bench to score the winner in Korea's 2-1 opening match win over Togo, after coming from a goal down at halftime. Thus, he became Asian football career leader in goals scored in the World Cup, with three.

On 14 March 2007, Ahn scored his first goal of the season against Daejeon Citizen, with a first-half pass from Lee Kwan-Woo. He went on to score a hat-trick in a 4-0 win, in only his third game of the season. He was quoted after the match: "I felt good before the game and I knew I was ready to bum. It feels wonderful to have a great game and make the fans happy."

After the 2006 World Cup, new Korea manager Pim Verbeek announced his new 23-man roster for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, and Ahn was left out. Verbeek then said that his decision was not based on personal issues, as the player was clubless.

In 2008, Ahn returned to the Daewoo Royals, now renamed Busan I'Park. In 2008, he steadily improved his game and overall performances and, for the first time in 22 months, was recalled to the national team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifications match against Jordan.[2]

According to reports[3], Ahn's agent investigated the possibility of a move to several Major League Soccer sides, but there were no teams interested in using a Designated Player slot to sign him. He has also been linked with Australian A-League club Sydney FC.[4]

In March 2009,Ahn signed a three-month contract with Chinese Super League side Dalian Shide[5].He became the key player in the club and scored his first CSL goal on April 18[6].He extended his contract to December 2010 with Dalian Shide in June,despite that J-League club Oita Trinita had an intention to sign him.

Personal

Ahn is sometimes called "the Lord of the Ring" by Korean fans. He, who married former Miss Korea Lee Hye-won (이혜원) in 2001[7], got this nickname by kissing his wedding ring after every goal he scores.

Other than football, Ahn is noted for his model-like looks and has appeared in numerous make-up ads. The Korean media often states the similar facial appearance between the footballer and actor Cha In-Pyo. Both view the statement as a compliment.

Ahn Joining Duisburg in February 2006

Club career statistics

As of 2 November 2009.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Korea Republic League Korean FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
1998 Busan Daewoo Royals K-League 17 5 - - 16 8 - - 33 13
1999 24 14 1 0 10 7 - - 35 21
2000 13 8 - - 7 2 - - 20 10
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 Perugia Serie A 15 4 - - - - - 15 4
2001–02 15 1 - - - - - 15 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2002 Shimizu S-Pulse J. League Division 1 10 3 3 2 1 0 1 2 15 7
2003 28 11 4 3 4 2 3 3 39 19
2004 Yokohama F. Marinos J. League Division 1 25 12 1 1 1 0 4 3 31 14
2005 9 4 - 0 0 3 3 12 7
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2005–06 Metz Ligue 1 16 2 - - - - - - 16 2
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
2005–06 Duisburg Bundesliga 12 2 - - - - - 12 2
2006–07 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 -
Korea Republic League Korean FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2007 Suwon Bluewings K-League 15 0 1 0 10 5 - - 26 5
2008 Busan I'Park K-League 19 4 1 0 8 2 - - 28 6
China PR League Chinese FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2009 Dalian Shide Chinese Super League 24 6 - - - 24 6
2010 - - -
Total Korea Republic 88 31 3 0 51 24 - - 142 55
Italy 30 5 - - - - - - 30 5
Japan 72 30 8 6 6 2 11 11 97 49
France 16 2 - - - - - - 16 2
Germany 12 2 - - - - - 12 2
China PR 24 6 - - - - - - 24 6
Career Total 242 76 11 6 57 26 11 11 321 119

Individual honours

  • K-League player of the year: 1999
  • K-League's best eleven: 1998, 1999
  • AFC footballer of the year nomination: 2002

International goals

Results list Korea Republic's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
12 June 1999 South Korea Seoul  Mexico 1 goal 1-1 1999 Korea Cup
20 December 2000 Japan Tokyo  Japan 1 goal 1-1 Friendly match
16 May 2002 South Korea Busan  Scotland 2 goals 4-1 Friendly match
10 June 2002 South Korea Daegu  United States 1 goal 1-1 2002 FIFA World Cup
18 June 2002 South Korea Daejeon  Italy 1 goal 1-1 (2-1 a.e.t.) 2002 FIFA World Cup
20 November 2002 South Korea Seoul  Brazil 1 goal 2-3 Friendly match
31 May 2003 Japan Tokyo  Japan 1 goal 1-0 Friendly match
4 December 2003 Japan Tokyo  Hong Kong 1 goal 3-1 2003 East Asian Cup
14 February 2004 South Korea Ulsan  Oman 2 goals 5-0 Friendly match
9 June 2004 South Korea Daejeon  Vietnam 1 goal 2-0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
23 July 2004 People's Republic of China Jinan  United Arab Emirates 1 goal 2-0 2004 AFC Asian Cup
27 July 2004 People's Republic of China Jinan  Kuwait 1 goal 4-0 2004 AFC Asian Cup
12 November 2005 South Korea Seoul  Sweden 1 goal 2-2 Friendly match
13 June 2006 Germany Frankfurt  Togo 1 goal 2-1 2006 FIFA World Cup
16 August 2006 Republic of China Taipei  Chinese Taipei 1 goal 3-0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification

References

External links

Awards
Preceded by
South Korea Ko Jong-Soo
K-League Most Valuable Player
1999
Succeeded by
South Korea Choi Yong-Soo

This is a Korean name; the family name is Ahn.
Ahn Jung-Hwan
File:Ahn Jung-Hwan in
Personal information
Full nameAhn Jung-Hwan
Date of birth27 January 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 34)
Place of birthPaju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionSecond striker / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubDalian Shide
Number19
Youth career
1995–1997Ajou University
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1998–1999Busan Daewoo Royals54(27)
2000Busan Icons
2000–2002A.C Perugia30(5)
2002–2003Shimizu S-Pulse38(14)
2004–2005Yokohama F. Marinos34(16)
2005–2006Metz16(2)
2006MSV Duisburg12(2)
2007Suwon Bluewings15(0)
2008Busan I'Park19(4)
2009–Dalian Shide44(13)
Total262(83)
National team
1997–Korea Republic71(17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2010
Ahn Jung-Hwan
Hangul 안정환
Hanja 安貞桓
Revised Romanization An Jeong-Hwan
McCune–Reischauer An Chŏng-Hwan

[[File:|thumb|Ahn in a match against Seoul in April 2007]]

Ahn Jung-Hwan (Hangul: 안정환, born 27 January 1976 in Paju, Gyeonggi) is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Dalian Shide. He made world headlines by scoring the winning golden goal for South Korea against Italy in the 2002 World Cup second round, sending South Korea into the quarterfinals.

Contents

Football career

After starting his professional career with K-League's Busan I'cons, Ahn joined Serie A's AC Perugia in 2000–01, on loan.

In the 2002 FIFA World Cup, he scored an extra-time header in a highly controversial game against Italy that sent the South Koreans through to the quarter-finals. The next day, Perugia owner Luciano Gaucci cancelled his contract and was quoted as saying, "I have no intention of paying a salary to someone who has ruined Italian football."

Perugia later took back what it said, and offered to outright buy Ahn's contract, but the player rejected it, saying "I will no longer discuss my transfer to Perugia, which attacked my character instead of congratulating me for a goal in the World Cup."

During the World Cup, Ahn also scored the tying goal late in Korea's match with the United States. After scoring the goal he performed a goal celebration with his teammates, mimicking the movements of compatriot Kim Dong-Sung. Six months earlier, during the 2002 Winter Olympics, speedskater Kim was disqualified for "cross tracking" American skater Apolo Anton Ohno in their 1500 m short track event. Because of the disqualification, Ohno won the gold medal even though he had finished second to the Korean. Ahn's celebration was a form of protest against the ISU's decision, which many Koreans felt was biased.

Ahn then attempted to secure a permanent move to a European club but failed and returned to Asia, joining J. League's Shimizu S-Pulse. After one season, he moved to another J-League team, Yokohama F. Marinos. After this successful spell in Japan, he returned to Europe to play for French team FC Metz in July 2005. He scored 2 Ligue 1 goals (Round 1 & 18) in 16 outings.

File:Ahn
Ahn Joining Duisburg in February 2006

On 16 January 2006, Ahn was invited to train with Blackburn Rovers but twice failed to show up, one of the dates being on his birthday. In February he secured a 17-month deal with MSV Duisburg in Germany. He scored 2 goals (Round 31 & 32) in 12 outings. However, the German club was relegated from the Bundesliga, as Ahn saw a move to Heart of Midlothian F.C. of the Scottish Premier League fall apart.[1] On 31 August 2006, he was released by Duisburg, and returned to South Korea in January 2007, joining Suwon Samsung Bluewings on a 1-year deal.

Previously, Ahn was selected for Korea's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad in Germany, and came off the bench to score the winner in Korea's 2–1 opening match win over Togo, after coming from a goal down at halftime. Thus, he became Asian football career leader in goals scored in the World Cup, with three.

On 14 March 2007, Ahn scored his first goal of the season against Daejeon Citizen, with a first-half pass from Lee Kwan-Woo. He went on to score a hat-trick in a 4–0 win, in only his third game of the season. He was quoted after the match: "I felt good before the game and I knew I was ready to bum. It feels wonderful to have a great game and make the fans happy."

After the 2006 World Cup, new Korea manager Pim Verbeek announced his new 23-man roster for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, and Ahn was left out. Verbeek then said that his decision was not based on personal issues, as the player was clubless.

In 2008, Ahn returned to the Daewoo Royals, now renamed Busan I'Park. In 2008, he steadily improved his game and overall performances and, for the first time in 22 months, was recalled to the national team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifications match against Jordan.[2]

According to reports,[3] Ahn's agent investigated the possibility of a move to several Major League Soccer sides, but there were no teams interested in using a Designated Player slot to sign him. He has also been linked with Australian A-League club Sydney FC.[4]

In March 2009, Ahn signed a three-month contract with Chinese Super League side Dalian Shide.[5] He became the key player in the club and scored his first CSL goal on 18 April 2009.[6] He extended his contract to December 2010 with Dalian Shide in June, despite that J-League club Oita Trinita had an intention to sign him. Ahn was promoted to team captain in Season 2010.

Personal

Ahn is sometimes called "the Lord of the Ring" by Korean fans. He, married former Miss Korea Lee Hye-won (이혜원) in 2001.[7] got this nickname by kissing his wedding ring after every goal he scores.

Other than football, Ahn is noted for his model-like looks and has appeared in numerous make-up ads. The Korean media often states the similar facial appearance between the footballer and actor Cha In-Pyo. Both view the statement as a compliment.

Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup League CupContinental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoalsAppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Korea Republic

LeagueKorean FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
1998Busan Daewoo RoyalsK-League175--168--3313
1999241410107--3521
2000138--72--2010
Italy

LeagueCoppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2000–01PerugiaSerie A154-----154
2001–02151-----151
Japan

LeagueEmperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2002Shimizu S-PulseJ. League Division 1103321012157
200328114342333919
2004Yokohama F. MarinosJ. League Division 125121110433114
200594-0033127
France

LeagueCoupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2005–06MetzLigue 1162------162
Germany

LeagueDFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
2005–06DuisburgBundesliga122-----122
2006–072. Bundesliga0000-
Korea Republic

LeagueKorean FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2007Suwon BluewingsK-League15010105--265
2008Busan I'ParkK-League1941082--286
China PR

LeagueChinese FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2009Dalian ShideChinese Super League266---266
2010187---187
TotalKorea Republic 8831305124--14255
Italy 305------305
Japan 7230866211119749
France 162------162
Germany 122-----122
China PR 4413-----4413
Career Total 2628311657261111341126

National team statistics

[8]

Korea Republic national team
YearAppsGoals
199730
199800
199941
200050
200130
2002135
200372
2004156
200563
200682
200700
200830
200900
2010
Total6719

Individual honours

  • K-League player of the year: 1999
  • K-League's best eleven: 1998, 1999
  • AFC footballer of the year nomination: 2002

International goals

Results list Korea Republic's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
12 June 1999 Template:Country data KOR Seoul  Mexico 1 goal 1–1 1999 Korea Cup
20 December 2000 Template:Country data JPN Tokyo Template:Country data JPN 1 goal 1–1 Friendly match
16 May 2002 Template:Country data KOR Busan  Scotland 2 goals 4–1 Friendly match
10 June 2002 Template:Country data KOR Daegu  United States 1 goal 1–1 2002 FIFA World Cup
18 June 2002 Template:Country data KOR Daejeon  Italy 1 goal 1–1 (2–1 a.e.t.) 2002 FIFA World Cup
20 November 2002 Template:Country data KOR Seoul  Brazil 1 goal 2–3 Friendly match
31 May 2003 Template:Country data JPN Tokyo Template:Country data JPN 1 goal 1–0 Friendly match
4 December 2003 Template:Country data JPN Tokyo Template:Country data HKG 1 goal 3–1 2003 East Asian Cup
14 February 2004 Template:Country data KOR Ulsan  Oman 2 goals 5–0 Friendly match
9 June 2004 Template:Country data KOR Daejeon  Vietnam 1 goal 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
23 July 2004 File:Flag of the People' Jinan  United Arab Emirates 1 goal 2–0 2004 AFC Asian Cup
27 July 2004 File:Flag of the People' Jinan
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Kuwait || 1 goal || 4–0 || 2004 AFC Asian Cup
12 November 2005 Template:Country data KOR Seoul  Sweden 1 goal 2–2 Friendly match
13 June 2006 Frankfurt  Togo 1 goal 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup
16 August 2006 Taipei  Chinese Taipei 1 goal 3–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification

References

External links


Simple English

Ahn Jung-Hwan
[[File:|150px]]
Personal information
Full name Ahn Jung-Hwan
Date of birth 27 January 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 35)
Place of birth    Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Dalian Shide
Number 30
Senior clubs
Years Club
1998-2000
2000-2002
2002-2003
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006
2007
2008
2009-
Busan Daewoo Royals
Perugia (loan)
Shimizu S-Pulse
Yokohama F. Marinos
Metz
Duisburg
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Busan I'Park
Dalian Shide
National team
1997- Korea Republic

Ahn Jung-Hwan (born 27 January 1976) is a South Korean football player. He plays for Dalian Shide and Korea Republic national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Korea RepublicLeague Korean FA Cup K-League Cup AsiaTotal
1998Busan Daewoo RoyalsK-League1751683313
19992414101073521
200013800722010
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2000/01PerugiaSerie A154-154
2001/02151-151
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
2002Shimizu S-PulseJ. League 1103321012157
200328114342333919
2004Yokohama F. MarinosJ. League 125121110433114
200594000033127
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
2005/06MetzLigue 1162162
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal EuropeTotal
2005/06DuisburgBundesliga12200-122
2006/072. Bundesliga0000-00
Korea RepublicLeague Korean FA Cup K-League Cup AsiaTotal
2007Suwon Samsung BluewingsK-League15010105265
2008Busan I'ParkK-League1941082286
China PRLeague Chinese FA Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2009Dalian ShideSuper League246246
2010
CountryKorea Republic 883130512414255
Italy 305305
Japan 7230866211119749
France 162162
Germany 12200-122
China PR 246246
Total 2427611657261111321119

International career statistics

[1]

Korea Republic national team
YearAppsGoals
199730
199800
199941
200050
200130
2002135
200372
2004156
200563
200682
200700
200830
200900
2010
Total6719

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