Ri Myong-guk

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Ri Myong-guk
Personal information
Date o birth (1986-09-09) 9 September 1986 (age 34)
Place o birth Pyongyang, North Korea
Hicht 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playin poseetion Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Pyongyang City
Nummer 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Pyongyang City
Naitional team
2007– Korea DPR 38
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o September 24, 2008
Ri Myong-guk
Revised RomanisationI Myeongguk
McCune–ReischauerRi Myŏngguk
This is a Korean name; the faimily name is Ri.

Ri Myong-guk (Hanja: 李明國, Korean: 리명국, born 9 September 1986) is a North Korean internaitional fitbawer, He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Pyongyang City in the DPR Korea League.

He played 15 matches in 2010 Warld Cup qualifyin for North Korea, including keepin a clean sheet in the decisive feenal group gemme against Saudi Arabie. After the match, he stated "I felt like I was defending the gateway to my motherland".[1] His performances saw him nominatit for the 2009 Asie Fitbawer o the Year awaird an aw. Ri was Korea DPR's first choice in goal in FIFA Warld Cup 2010. He played aw Korea DPR's three Warld Cup matches includin 7-0 loss tae Portugal.[2]

Baith his faither an uncle wur goalkeepers for the naitional team.[3]

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  1. Chadband, Ian (2009-10-15). "North Korea's draw with Congo gives world glimpse of secretive nation's football side". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
  2. "AFC player of the year 2009 nominees first list announced". Asian Football Confederation. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
  3. "A day in the life of North Korean footballer Ri Myong-guk". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2014.

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