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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Young-Pyo
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Personal information
Full name Lee Young-Pyo
Date of birth 23 April 1977 (1977-04-23) (age 32)
Place of birth Hongcheon, Gangwon, Republic of Korea
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Full-back / Wingback
Club information
Current club Al-Hilal
Number 12
Youth career
1997-1999 Konkuk University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2002 Anyang LG Cheetahs 77 (3)
2003-2005 PSV 75 (1)
2005-2008 Tottenham Hotspur 70 (0)
2008-2009 Borussia Dortmund 13 (0)
2009- Al-Hilal 20 (0)
National team
1999-2000 Korea Republic U-23 16 (2)
1999- Korea Republic 111 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:35, 6 February 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:39, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Medal record
Competitor for  South Korea
Men's football
Asian Games
Bronze 2002 Busan Team
Lee Young-Pyo
Hangul 이영표
Hanja 李榮杓
Revised Romanization Yi Yeong-pyo
McCune–Reischauer Yi Yŏngp'yo

Lee Young-Pyo (Korean: 이영표; born 23 April 1977 in Hongcheon) is a South Korean football player, currently playing for Saudi Professional League club Al-Hilal and Korea Republic national football team. He is also known to be a devout Christian, evident as he once said that a greater number of Christians on a team would make it better.[1]

Lee is recognized for his speed and dribbling skills. His former manager Martin Jol once called him: "the best left-back in Holland, and one of the best left-backs in Europe today." [2][3]

He has previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, Anyang LG Cheetahs in the Korean K-League and then spent two years with PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, earning high acclaim from PSV Coach Guus Hiddink, who had previously coached Lee and South Korea during the 2002 World Cup. Recognized as the best left-back in Holland after the 2004-2005 season, Tottenham signed him amidst heavy competition with several Serie A clubs. He transferred to Tottenham in August 2005.

In August 2006, AS Roma of Italy's Serie A tried to sign him, but he backed out at the last minute for "personal reasons." An Italian media report said religion played a part in his decision to reject the transfer offer. On 31 August, 2006, Lee held a press conference in Korea and denied that religion was a factor in his decision. He said that moving to AS Roma would have been great for him in terms of football alone but he decided against it for personal reasons that he would not reveal, despite being pressed for answers by 50 attending reporters.[4]

On 19 November 2008, Lee became the seventh Korean player to earn 100 caps in a World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.

Contents

Career

Anyang Cheetahs FC (2000–2002)

Lee attended Konkuk University in Seoul and began his professional career with the Anyang Cheetahs of the Korean K-League. He featured prominently during South Korea's World Cup run and established himself on the world stage during that tournament.[5] After a stellar 2002 World Cup, Lee followed Guus Hiddink and teammate Park Ji-Sung to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

PSV Eindhoven (2003–2005)

At PSV, Lee flourished under Hiddink's guidance and soon established himself in PSV's first team. Known for his endurance, technique, and ability in both defence and attack, Lee was widely regarded as the best left-back in the Dutch Eredivisie. Lee and his compatriot Park were instrumental in PSV Eindhoven's 2005 run to the 2005 UEFA Champions League semi-final, although to their disappointment, they were knocked out by AC Milan.

Despite PSV's persistent attempts to keep him, Lee moved to the English club Tottenham Hotspur in August 2005.

Tottenham Hotspur (2005–2008)

At Tottenham, Lee was an immediate hit and earned a spot on the Premier League's best eleven in his debut week. Tottenham coach Martin Jol, at the time of his signing on August 31, 2005, touted him as "the best left-back in Holland, and one of the best left-backs in Europe today." [2] [3] His form did however fluctuate in the 05/06 season, many seeing him, along with Canadian right-back Paul Stalteri as one of the reasons Tottenham did not qualify for the UEFA Champions League, despite them being almost ever present in a defence which conceded the fourth lowest number of goals in that season.

In the beginning of 2006-07 season, Lee moved to right full-back due to Benoît Assou-Ekotto's impressive pre-season performance and an injury to regular right-back Stalteri. Lee then faced increased competition when Tottenham signed French defender Pascal Chimbonda on the final day of the transfer period. Lee also suffered a knee injury and then Tottenham offered his rights to A.S. Roma of Italy's Serie A, a move which never materialised.

Lee regained his place in the first team when Assou-Ekotto's form began to falter, most notably in a very poor performance against arch-rivals Arsenal. Lee came on as a half-time substitute in that match and was a notable improvement, and was again preferred by Jol for the starting eleven, until a season-ending knee injury sustained in a UEFA Cup Quarterfinal match against Sevilla on 5 April.[6]

On 9 August, 2007, Tottenham manager Martin Jol announced that Lee would be "fit for selection" in "one or two weeks",[7] On 18 August 2007, Lee made his first start of the season against Derby County.

Borussia Dortmund (2008–2009)

On 27 August 2008, Lee transferred to German club Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee.[8] In December Borussia Dortmund announced, that Lee's contract was extended to Summer 2010.[9]

Al-Hilal (2009–present)

On 10 July 2009, Lee signed for Al-Hilal for 1 million euros for one year, with an option by Al-Hilal to renew for a second year.[10]

Personal life

He is married to a Korean journalist and has two young daughters.[citation needed]

Club career statistics

Last update: 21 February 2010

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
2000 Anyang LG Cheetahs K-League 25 2 3 0 - 28 2
2001 26 0 7 0 - 33 0
2002 26 1 10 0 - 36 1
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2002-03 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 15 0 2 0 - 0 0 17 0
2003-04 26 0 2 0 - 12 0 40 0
2004-05 31 1 4 0 - 14 0 49 1
2005-06 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 3 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005-06 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 31 0 0 0 1 0 - 32 0
2006-07 21 0 5 0 1 0 4 0 31 0
2007-08 18 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 30 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
2008–09 Borussia Dortmund Fußball-Bundesliga 13 0 1 0 - 2 0 16 0
Saudi Arabia League Crown Prince Cup League Cup Asia Total
2009–10 Al-Hilal Saudi Premier League 20 0 4 0 1 25 0
Total Korea Republic 77 3 20 0 - 97 3
Netherlands 75 1 8 0 - 26 0 109 1
England 70 0 7 0 6 0 10 0 93 0
Germany 13 0 1 0 - 2 0 16 0
Saudi Arabia 20 0 4 0 1 0 25 0
Career Total 255 4 20 0 26 0 38 0 340 4

Honours

Anyang LG

PSV Eindhoven

Tottenham Hotspur

Al-Hilal

International goals

Results list Korea Republic's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
July 28, 2000 People's Republic of China Beijing  China PR 1 goal 1-0 Korea-China Annual Match
October 4, 2000 United Arab Emirates Dubai  United Arab Emirates 1 goal 1-1 (2-3 PSO) 2000 LG Cup
October 13, 2000 Lebanon Tripoli  China PR 1 goal 2-2 2000 AFC Asian Cup
February 9, 2005 South Korea Seoul  Kuwait 1 goal 2-0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
March 30, 2005 South Korea Seoul  Uzbekistan 1 goal 2-1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

References

External links


This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Young-Pyo
File:Lee
Personal information
Full nameLee Young-Pyo
Date of birth23 April 1977 (1977-04-23) (age 33)
Place of birthHongcheon, Gangwon, Republic of Korea
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing positionFull-back / Wingback
Club information
Current clubAl-Hilal
Number12
Youth career
1997–1999Konkuk University
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2000–2002Anyang LG Cheetahs77(3)
2003–2005PSV75(1)
2005–2008Tottenham Hotspur70(0)
2008–2009Borussia Dortmund18(0)
2009–Al-Hilal22(0)
National team
1999–2000Korea Republic U-2316(2)
1999–Korea Republic118(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:35, 6 February 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Medal record
Competitor for Template:Country data South Korea
Men's football
Asian Games
Bronze 2002 Busan Team
Lee Young-Pyo
Hangul 이영표
Hanja 李榮杓
Revised Romanization Yi Yeong-pyo
McCune–Reischauer Yi Yŏngp'yo

Lee Young-Pyo (Korean: 이영표; born 23 April 1977 in Hongcheon) is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Saudi Professional League club Al-Hilal.

Lee is recognized for his speed and dribbling skills. His former manager Martin Jol once called him: "the best left-back in Holland, and one of the best left-backs in Europe today." [1][2].

He has previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, Anyang LG Cheetahs in the Korean K-League and then spent two years with PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, earning high acclaim from PSV Coach Guus Hiddink, who had previously coached Lee and South Korea during the 2002 World Cup. Recognized as the best left-back in Holland after the 2004-2005 season, Tottenham signed him amidst heavy competition with several Serie A clubs. He transferred to Tottenham in August 2005.

In August 2006, AS Roma of Italy's Serie A tried to sign him, but he backed out at the last minute for "personal reasons." An Italian media report said religion played a part in his decision to reject the transfer offer. On 31 August 2006, Lee held a press conference in Korea and denied that religion was a factor in his decision. He said that moving to AS Roma would have been great for him in terms of football alone but he decided against it for personal reasons that he would not reveal, despite being pressed for answers by 50 attending reporters.[3]

On 19 November 2008, Lee became the seventh Korean player to earn 100 caps in a World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.

Contents

Career

Anyang Cheetahs FC (2000–2002)

Lee attended Konkuk University in Seoul and began his professional career with the Anyang Cheetahs of the Korean K-League. He featured prominently during South Korea's World Cup run and established himself on the world stage during that tournament.[4] After a stellar 2002 World Cup, Lee followed Guus Hiddink and teammate Park Ji-Sung to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

PSV Eindhoven (2003–2005)

At PSV, Lee flourished under Hiddink's guidance and soon established himself in PSV's first team. Known for his endurance, technique, and ability in both defence and attack, Lee was widely regarded as the best left-back in the Dutch Eredivisie. Lee and his compatriot Park were instrumental in PSV Eindhoven's 2005 run to the 2005 UEFA Champions League semi-final, although to their disappointment, they were knocked out by AC Milan.

Despite PSV's persistent attempts to keep him, Lee moved to the English club Tottenham Hotspur in August 2005.

Tottenham Hotspur (2005–2008)

At Tottenham, Lee was an immediate hit and earned a spot on the Premier League's best eleven in his debut week. Tottenham coach Martin Jol, at the time of his signing on August 31, 2005, touted him as "the best left-back in Holland, and one of the best left-backs in Europe today." [1][2] His form did however fluctuate in the 05/06 season, many seeing him, along with Canadian right-back Paul Stalteri as one of the reasons Tottenham did not qualify for the UEFA Champions League, despite them being almost ever present in a defence which conceded the fourth lowest number of goals in that season.

In the beginning of 2006-07 season, Lee moved to right full-back due to Benoît Assou-Ekotto's impressive pre-season performance and an injury to regular right-back Stalteri. Lee then faced increased competition when Tottenham signed French defender Pascal Chimbonda on the final day of the transfer period. Lee also suffered a knee injury and then Tottenham offered his rights to A.S. Roma of Italy's Serie A, a move which never materialised.

Lee regained his place in the first team when Assou-Ekotto's form began to falter, most notably in a very poor performance against arch-rivals Arsenal. Lee came on as a half-time substitute in that match and was a notable improvement, and was again preferred by Jol for the starting eleven, until a season-ending knee injury sustained in a UEFA Cup Quarterfinal match against Sevilla on 5 April.[5]

On 9 August 2007, Tottenham manager Martin Jol announced that Lee would be "fit for selection" in "one or two weeks",[6] On 18 August 2007, Lee made his first start of the season against Derby County.

Borussia Dortmund (2008–2009)

On 27 August 2008, Lee transferred to German club Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee.[7] In December Borussia Dortmund announced, that Lee's contract was extended to Summer 2010.[8]

Al-Hilal (2009–present)

On 10 July 2009, Lee signed for Al-Hilal for 1 million euros for one year, with an option by Al-Hilal to renew for a second year.[9]

Personal life

He is married to a Korean journalist and has two young daughters named Lee-Ha-el and Lee-Na-el[citation needed] He is also known to be a devout Christian.[10]

Club career statistics

Last update: 31 may 2010

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

LeagueKorean FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2000Anyang LG CheetahsK-League25230-282
200126070-330
2002261100-361
Netherlands

LeagueKNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2002-03PSV EindhovenEredivisie15020-00170
2003-0426020-120400
2004-0531140-140491
2005-063000-0030
England

LeagueFA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005-06Tottenham HotspurPremier League3100010-320
2006-07210501040310
2007-08180204060300
Germany

LeagueDFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
2008–09Borussia DortmundFußball-Bundesliga13010-20160
Saudi Arabia

LeagueCrown Prince Cup League Cup Asia Total
2009–10Al-HilalSaudi Premier League220404061361
TotalKorea Republic 773200-973
Netherlands 75180-2601091
England 7007060100930
Germany 13010-20160
Saudi Arabia 220404061361
Career Total 25742003004413515

Honours

Template:Country data South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs

PSV

Tottenham

Al-Hilal

International goals

Results list Korea Republic's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
July 28, 2000 File:Flag of the People' Beijing File:Flag of the People' China PR 1 goal 1-0 Korea-China Annual Match
October 4, 2000 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 1 goal 1-1 (2-3 PSO) 2000 LG Cup
October 13, 2000 Tripoli File:Flag of the People' China PR 1 goal 2-2 2000 AFC Asian Cup
February 9, 2005 Template:Country data KOR Seoul
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Kuwait || 1 goal || 2-0 || 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
March 30, 2005 Template:Country data KOR Seoul  Uzbekistan 1 goal 2-1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

References

External links


Simple English

Lee Young-Pyo
File:Lee
Personal information
Full name Lee Young-Pyo
Date of birth 23 April 1977 (1977-04-23) (age 33)
Place of birth    Hongcheon, South Korea
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Al-Hilal
Number 12
Senior clubs
Years Club
2000-2002
2003-2005
2005-2008
2008-2009
2009-
Anyang LG Cheetahs
PSV Eindhoven
Tottenham Hotspur
Borussia Dortmund
Al-Hilal
National team
1999- Korea Republic

Lee Young-Pyo (born 23 April 1977) is a South Korean football player. He plays for Al-Hilal 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
2000Anyang LG CheetahsK-League25230-282
200126070-330
2002261100-361
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2002/03PSV EindhovenEredivisie15020-00170
2003/0426020-120400
2004/0531140-140491
2005/063000-0030
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2005/06Tottenham HotspurPremier League3100010-320
2006/07210501040380
2007/08180204060420
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal EuropeTotal
2008/09Borussia DortmundBundesliga13010-20160
Saudi ArabiaLeague Crown Prince Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2009/10Al-HilalProfessional League
CountryKorea Republic 773200-773
Netherlands 75180-2601091
England 7007060100930
Germany 13010-20160
Saudi Arabia 0000000000
Total 23541602603803154

International career statistics

[1] [2]

Korea Republic national team
YearAppsGoals
199930
2000203
2001140
2002200
200340
2004120
200582
2006100
200720
200870
2009110
2010
Total1115

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