|Date o birth||9 September 1986|
|Place o birth||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|Hicht||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o September 24, 2008|
|Revised Romanisation||I Myeongguk|
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". 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.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Chadband, Ian (15 October 2009). "North Korea's draw with Congo gives world glimpse of secretive nation's football side". London: The Daily Telegraph. Archived frae the original on 27 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 12 Mey 2010.
- "AFC player of the year 2009 nominees first list announced". Asian Football Confederation. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 12 Mey 2010.
- "A day in the life of North Korean footballer Ri Myong-guk". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 Mey 2014.