Shin Tae-yong Biography

( 1969 - )
July 1, 2018
First published on:July 1, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Shin Tae-yong

Date of Birth: 1969, April 11
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Shin Tae-Yong
Birth Place Yeongdeok, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Famous Name Shin Tae-Yong
Salary €450,000
Nationality South Korean
Ethnicity Asian
Currently Working For South Korea national team
Currently Married Yes
Married to Cha Young-ju
Children Shin Jae-won and Sin Jae-hyeok

Shin Tae-Yong is a retired South Korean footballer who commenced his playing career with Seongnam FC and ended his career due to an ankle problem through Queensland Roar FC in 2005.


Currently, Tae-yong is the head coach of the South Korean national team and has won 2017 EAFF East Asian Cup.

Shin Tae-yong's Early Life

Shin Tae-yong was born on 11th April 1969, in Yeongdeok, Gyeongbuk, South Korea. His birth sign is Aries. Regarding his nationality, he is a South Korean and belongs to Asian ethnicity.

Upon his high school graduation, Shin enrolled at Yeungnam University and initially joined the University football team, at the age of nineteen.

Shin Tae-yong's Net Worth

The South Korea national team coach, Tae-yong gets paid €450,000 per annum as his salary. As of 2018, his exact figure of net worth is under review.

Shin Tae-yong's Playing Career

Club Career

Seongnam FC

In 1992, Shin moved to Seongnam FC. He played 12 season for the club, amassing 296 game appearances with 76 goals.

Queensland Roar FC

In 2005, Shin was drafted by the Queensland Roar in the Australian A-League competition. At the age of thirty-six, he retired due to an ankle problem.

International Career

Shin was a part of South Korea U-17, U-20, and U-23 national team. In 1992, he made his international debut for the South Korea senior squad. His first international goal for his country came on 30th April 1996, in a 5-4 friendly win against Israel.

He has represented his national side in 1992 Summer Olympics and 1996 AFC Asian Cup.

In 1997, Shin retired from South Korea national team after acquiring 23 caps with three international goals.

Shin Tae-yong's Managerial Career

Following his retirement as a footballer, Shin accepted an assistant coach role at the Queensland Roar FC, assisting Miron Bleiberg mainly with skills coaching. In 2008, he went on to serve at Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, first as a caretaker. Later, he was assigned as a Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma manager. Under his guideline, the club won the 2010 AFC Champions League.

On 10th February 2015, Shin was appointed a head coach of South Korea U-23 national team. In June 2017, Shin became head coach of the South Korean senior national team after former head coach Uli Stielike was fired. Despite two goalless draws, the South Korean team under Shin obtained qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Shin Tae-yong's Personal Life

Shin Tae-yong, 49, stands five feet seven inches tall and weighs around 70 Kg. Moving into his personal life, he is a married man. he tied the knot with his girlfriend Cha Young-ju in 1995 . However, he has not shared any information about his wife. He has maintained his personal life in low key. Also, he is inactive in social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Tae-yong has two son: Shin Jae-won and Sin Jae-hyeok. Thus far, there is no rumors and news popped out in public concerning to his love life.  

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