Kim Jin-Kyu (Korean: 김진규 Hanja: 金珍圭) (born February 16, 1985) is a South Korean football player, who has gained reputation as a defender who is also capable of scoring. He plays for the K-League team FC Seoul.
He gained praise and notoriety during East Asian Games which was held during December 2005. The Chinese coach at that time had pledged to end Koreaphobia by winning the match against Korea. The Chinese scored the first goal in the first half, but Kim prevented loss against China by scoring an equaliser.
Kim returned to Chunnam Dragons in January 2007 amid rumours he will return to South Korea by playing for Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Kim wanted to keep his promise with coach Hu Chung-Moo, who wanted him to play for Chunnam because the coach helped him "during a difficult time.
He was also met with criticism for his performance after South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16 in the 2006 World Cup for his lack of aggressiveness when it has been revealed that he had never used tackles during the matches despite his position as a defender.
Film deepens divisions in South Korea over the North; The dark comedy is stirring memories of a former dictator known for rights abuses and a tough line on Pyongyang.(WORLD)
Feb 15, 2005; Byline: Donald Kirk Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- A new movie on the killing of South...