Han Kwang-Song Name: Kwang Song Surname: Han Date of birth: 11/09/1998 Place of birth: (North Korea) Nationality: North Korea Height: 178cm Weight: 68kg Best foot: Both 1° position: Striker 2° position: Supporting striker Club: FC Chobyong Contract: Transfer fee request:
History Han Kwang Song was one of the North Korean players that, following Pyongyang will, moved in Europe for work on his professional formation. Like American college for school, European football academies are the best chance for a player to improve and grow up technically, tactically and mentally. More then 30 youth players from North Korea trained in the last years in Spain (Fundacion Marcet) and in Italy (Italian Soccer Managment). Han Kwang Song was in Spain with Fundacion Marcet (Barcellona). He started his elite career (youth level) on 25 semptember 2013, playing with North Korea the first game of AFC U16 Qualification against Myanmar. The team followed the prediction and made a good tournament. They won the first game (3:0), the second (18:0) and tied the third against China (0:0). In this way, they qualified for the AFC U16 Championship in Thailand. Han Kwang Song was a regular member of the team, and the captain, playing with number 9. In the group stage North Korea won against Kuwait and Nepal but suffered against Uzbekistan (2:3) that reached the first place with 7 points. He scored in all the three games. Anyway North Korea found the qualification for the Final games. They firstly faced Iran, winning on the penalty, where Han Kwang Song scored the first for North Korea, secondly they played against Australia, one of the most important team of the championship. Again North Korea won on the penalty shoot-out. This last result took the team in the final, where they faced South Korea for an Historical derby. It was the first time tha North and South Korea faced each other in a final game of the U16 AFC. South Korea was the most accredited team for win the third title of Champions of Asia U16. Lee Seung Woo, South Korea captain and former FC Barcellona player, was without doubt the best player of the chapionship. North Korea, playing with hart and determination, found the strenght for win the game and be awarded for the second time as the "Best U16 Asian Team". Han Kwang Song, that scored the first goal for North Korea in the final, was a regular starter and a key member of the team for the whole tournament. This result showed again the improvment of North Korean youth football movment, that in the last six U16 Championship, since 2004, reached four times the final game. In the middle of October 2015, U17 World Cup started, and North Korea was one of the four Asian clubs qualified. Han Kwang Song, again with his number 9, and with the captain bend, played all the games of the group stage, helping the team in reach the qualification for the finals games of the tournament. He didn't score goals but helped the team with his movments and his disposability for the team play. On the Round of 16, the first after the groups, North Korea faced Mali, the champions of Africa. Mali won for 3-0 and had a succesful World Cup, reaching the final game against Nigeria. North Korea, did his best and showed the talent of three guys that will surely have a bright future. Han Kwang Song, in my opinion, is the best one. For English journal "The Guardian" he is one of the most talented 50 players (U18) of the World.
Description Very interesting striker from North Korea. Very fast, with a great dribbling and an accurate ball control. Hi often find the way for be in dangerous positions. Able to shoot from distance and in the last pass. He is very good in the heading, for all the World Cup he had the full control of the air with his jumping ability. He has a strong charachter.
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