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10MA TOPICS! [KOREA FA] Korea Republic trio join FIFA Century Club

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July 23, 2020

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Former Korea Republic internationals Kim Hokon (70), Jo Yeong-Jeung (66) and Park Sung-Hwa (65), who played for the Taegeuk Warriors between the 1970s and the 1980s, have made the latest list of the FIFA Century Club - an elite group of players who have made appearances in one hundred or more A-matches approved by the world football’s governing body.

FIFA updated its website on 30 June, publishing the latest edition of the Century Club list including the trio: Kim (117 matches), Jo (102 matches) and Park (101 matches). Furthermore, the record of Cha Bum-Kun, who had already been a member of the club with 119 caps, has also been updated with 11 more appearances to stand at 130 matches.

These updates were made by FIFA according to the new data that the KFA had submitted recently. The KFA had been researching the international matches up until the 1980s that had no records at all or very scant information. As a result, the research revealed that Kim, Jo, Park, Huh Jung-Moo and Cho Kwang-Rae had played more than 100 matches, whilst Cha had made more appearances than the record initially approved. .....


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