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Korean
4

Sung-yueng Ki

Position:
Midfielder
Date signed:
1st July 2018

An accomplished midfielder and the captain of Korea Republic, Ki was snapped up on a free transfer in summer 2018 after his contract expired at Swansea City.

Born in Gwangju, Ki moved to Brisbane, Australia in 2001 to combine his education with an opportunity to excel in sport.

His accomplishments in junior football were soon noticed by a number of professional clubs and in 2005, he declined offers from A-League sides to return to his homeland with FC Seoul.

By now a youth international, Ki’s development continued apace in the Korean capital and he was signed by Celtic in the winter of the 2009/10 season.

His two-and-a-half seasons in Glasgow culminated in a Scottish Premiership title before he made the switch to the Premier League with Swansea City in August 2012.

No stranger to the North East, Ki joined Sunderland on a season-long loan in August 2013 and helped the Black Cats to avoid relegation before returning to the Liberty Stadium.

He became Rafa Benítez’s second signing of the summer 2018 transfer window after the permanent arrival of Martin Dúbravka.

Full Name:
Sung-yueng Ki
Position:
Midfielder
Squad Number:
4
Nationality:
Korean
Date of birth:
24th January 1989
Place of birth:
Gwangju, Korea Republic
Height:
189
Weight:
75
Date signed:
1st July 2018
First Team Appearances:
6
Previous club:
FC Seoul, Celtic, Swansea City, Sunderland (loan)
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First Team Appearances This Season
6

Goals
0
Big Chances
1
Fouls
4
Tackles
4
Interceptions
8
Minutes Played
413
Tackles Won and lost
2 / 2
Duels Won and Lost
17 / 20
Aerial duels Won / Lost
61 / 5
Touches
239
Interceptions
8
Clearances
8
Fouls
4

Cards

0 0

Goals

Left Foot
0
Right Foot
0
Head
0
Penalty
0
Shots on Target
3
Shots off Target
2
Blocks
0
Short Balls
142 %
Long Balls
26 %
Pass success rate
79.35
Total Passes
168
Key Passses
4
Crosses
17

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