Kim Shin-wook

by Jon Snow 18 Jun,2018
Kim Shin-wook
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 6 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Kim Shin-Wook
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country Gwacheon, South Korea
  • Salary $936,000
  • Famous Name Kim Shin-Wook
  • Children Kim Leah
  • Nationality South Korean
  • Religion Christianity
  • Is played fifa word cup 2018 Yes
  • Squad No 9
  • Caps 50
  • World Cup Game 2
  • Currently Club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, South Korea National Team
  • Rank 479

Kim Shin-Wook is a South Korean footballer currently playing for the K League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and South Korea National Team. The 30-year-old striker won 2016 AFC Champions League with his current club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

He has also been included in the 23 man 

Early Life and Early Career

Wook was born on April 14, 1988, in Gwacheon, South Korea. The high school attendant of Kwachon High School, Wook started his football career while in his high school in 2004 and played till 2006 as a central defender.

After his graduation, Kim Shin-Wook went to Chungang University in 2007 and played for a season with the college football team before making his entry in the youth system of Ulsan Hyundai FC.

Net Worth and Salary

The jersey number 9 of the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Kim Shin-Wook blessed with a successful career has earned a massive economic fortune with his career of 9 years along with huge fame. But as of 2018, Shin-Wook's net worth is under review while he earns the weekly wage of $18,000, i.e,  annual salary of $936,000.

In 2016, he was named as the top paid K League footballer for 2016 with his salary of $1.22 million while the average K League players earn the salary of $322,000.

As of December 15, 2017, Shin-Wook's market value is unchanged which is reported to be $2.14 million.  

Playing Career

Initially playing as the central defender, Wook's prominence led his position change to a striker as per the suggestion of his Ulsan Hyundai FC manager, a few weeks before his penning debut professional contract with Hyundai senior team in 2009.

Ulsan Hyundai FC (2009-2016)

In his debut season in 2009, Shin-Wook struggled with his change in position, but later, the South Korean striker made his improvement later and helped the team to win 2012 AFC Champions League. 

While playing for Ulsan Hyundai FC, Kim Shin-Wook scored the total of 81 goals in 215 appearances.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2016- Present)

In 2016, Kim Shin-Wook signed with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on a multi-year deal and till the end of 2016 season, he became the highest paid K League footballer for 2016. Furthermore, in his debut season, the Hyundai Motors also got hands over their second AFC Champions League title.

In 2017, Shin-Wook helped the club to win it's 5th K League title. In his 2 seasons with the club till date, Shin-Wook has recorded 17 goals in 68 appearances.

International Career

Shin-Wook made his International career debut in 2010 with the South Korea National Team. Wook helped the team to win EAFF East Asian Cup for 2 times (2015, 2017).

In 2017, Shin-Wook scored the 2 goals for the national team and contributed in the victory of EAFF E-1title in a 4-1 victory over Japan. He has made a total of 53 International appearances and 11 International goals.

He was named to the South Korean squad in May 2018 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Personal Life

Kim Shin-Wook, 6 feet 6 inches in height, is a devout Christian and often read the Bible before games, so he is nicknamed "church brother".

Kim Shin-Wook is a low profiled footballer regarding the issue of his personal life. He is a married person and shares a daughter with his wife, the detail of wife being undisclosed. The couple shares a daughter named Kim Leah born in 2015.

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