Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup January 6 & 7, 2017

U19 Südkorea

It is about 8,642 kilometers from Sindelfingen to Seoul. The best way to travel is if you have a layover in Mannheim. That is where Uli Stielike lives; he is the national coach of the South Korean A-team. Because he has played 42 times for Germany and has been several times to the Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup at the Glaspalast, the South Korean Association asked if the U19 team could participate at the next tournament. In the center of all the clubs activities is the U20 World Championship, which takes place in South Korea from 20 May to 11 June. With 24 teams and 52 games, this is a huge task for the association. In order to perform a good game, the team needs to follow optimally preparations, which also includes the tournament in Sindelfingen for the younger players. Soccer has in Asia a big tradition, which does not only involve Bum-kun Cha. The South Korean soccer player is still the most famous legend in Frankfurt, Germany. Although two additional Bundesliga players belong to the current Asian national team Dong-Wong Ji and Jae-Cheol Koo. Both performers play for the FC Augsburg. Heung-Min Son use to play for Hamburg and Leverkusen, but switched later to Tottenham Hotspur.


Trainer: Taeyub Kim
Co-Trainer: Dae Hwan Kim
Athletics-Trainer: Inhyeok Yoon
Team Manager: Yoon Kyu Lee

Changi An | Jae Young Choi | Seungun Ha
Jeongwoo Han | Junho Hwang | Sanghee Kang
Ho Kim | Sungju Kim | Juhyun Lee | Kunhee Lee
Daewon Park | Youngwoo Seol

South Korea at the Junior Cup:
First Participation

Tournament schedule U19 South Korea
Time Opponent
2:09 pm -
2:29 pm
   SK Rapid Wien
3:18 pm -
3:38 pm
   TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
4:50 pm -
5:10 pm
   VfB Stuttgart
7:15 pm -
7:35 pm
   RB Leipzig
Time Opponent
11:25 am -
11:45 am
   Leicester City
1:01 pm -
1:20 pm
   Rosenborg Trondheim