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 Song CHONG-GUG 2001-2004 
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Name: Song Chong-Gug


Country: :SUC: South Korea
Club: Busan I'cons (2001-2002), Feyenoord (2002-2005)
Position: *SB, WB, (DMF Optional)
Number: *22
Side: RF/RS
Age: 22-25 years (20/02/1979)

Height: 175 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Attack: 73
Defence: 77
Balance: 79
Stamina: 87
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 82
Response: 80
Agility: 82
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 82
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 80
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 73
Shot Power: 79
Shot Technique: 75
Free Kick: 71
Curling: 74
Header: 73
Jump: 78
Technique: 77
Aggression: 76
Mentality: 79
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 80

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 6
Growth Type: Standard

S05: 1-touch play
S07: Man Marking
S13: Long throw

SPECIAL ABILITIES: 1 Touch Pass - Side - Marking - Long Throw

Attack/Defence Awareness Cards: Balanced


From 2001 to 2002, Song played in the K-league for his hometown team Busan I'cons, now known as Busan I'Park, before he became famous. In 2002 Song became a superstar virtually overnight when he played in 2002 Football World Cup, and contributed greatly to Korea's victories against Poland, Portugal, Italy, and Spain.
Song was a virtual unknown to most South Korea fans prior in 2001. Song had actually made his international debut against Macedonia in June 2000 under Huh Jung-Moo, Hiddink's predecessor, but had not yet developed into the player we know today. When Guus Hiddink arrived to take over the reins, he received mass criticism from the Korean public when he chose the inexperienced Song in Korea' starting line-up for the 2001 Confederations Cup, to replace the popular but injured captain Hong Myung Bo for the tournament. Under Guus Hiddink's expert guidance Song developed into a key player that was always one of the first names to go on Hiddink's teamsheet during the 2002 World Cup.
One of the reasons Hiddink rated Song so highly was due to his uncanny ability to shut down opposing players - against the highly fancied Portugal, Song was deployed as a wingback and successfully marked a (although injured) Luís Figo out of the game during Korea's group match, greatly reducing the threat to Korea's defence. Ironically, Song started his professional career as a right winger and Luís Figo was his greatest idol.
After the 2002 World Cup, Song left Korea to play for Dutch giants Feyenoord. He was a defender for Feyenoord most of the time, but played a couple of matches on the midfield. Song spent about three years in Rotterdam, playing in 53 matches, and scoring two goals and seven assists. When Feyenood hired a new manager, Song never managed to impress him.
After leaving Feyenoord, Song returned to Korea in 2005 to play in the K-league with Suwon Samsung Bluewings.
Song has had a left ankle injury, which prevented him from making a comeback in 2005. Although Song was not able to recover as fast as he hoped, and only was able to play in late March 2006, prospect of his recovery was enough to guarantee his place in the South Korean squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
He signed for Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab in the summer of 2010 and decided to start a new experience in the Saudi Professional League.
He joined to Ulsan Hyundai on 8 February 2011, signing a one year contract. Having made 13 league appearances for Ulsan, he had his contract canceled by mutual consent on 5 July 2011.
He joined Chinese outfit Tianjin Teda the next day, signing a one-and-half-years contract.

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