Cha Bum-kun ( korean : 차범근 ; korean pronunciation : [ tɕʰɐbʌmɡɯn ] or [ tɕʰɐ ] [ pʌmɡɯn ] ; born 22 May 1953 ) is a former South Korean football director and musician, nicknamed Tscha Bum or “ Cha Boom ” in Germany because of his power to kick the musket ball. [ 5 ] He showed explosive pace and potent shots with his thick thighs. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] He is wide regarded as one of the greatest asian footballers of all prison term. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ 10 ] In 1972, Cha had been capped for the south korean national team as the youngest player of the time at the age of 18. He is the youngest player to ever reach 100 caps in the universe at 24 years and 35 days, [ note 1 ] and the all-time lead goalscorer of the south korean national team with 58 goals. After dominating asian competitions including the 1978 asian Games, he left for West Germany and played for Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen. He scored a total of 121 goals in two Bundesliga clubs, and won the UEFA Cup with each team. [ 13 ]
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After his retirement, he opened a football academy to develop young players in South Korea, and managed the national team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup .
early life [edit ]
Cha was born in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi. He primitively joined Yeongdo Middle School to learn football, but the school ‘s football club was dissolved adenine soon as he joined there. He started his football career by transferring to Kyungshin Middle School after playing field field hockey for Yeongdo for one and a half years. In his high school days, he tried to leave school due to older students ‘ ferocity, but continued to play football with the coach Chang Woon-soo ‘s assistant. [ 2 ] He became a celebrated player of Kyungshin High School, and was selected for the confederacy korean under-20 team in 1970 .
Club career [edit ]
career in South Korea [edit ]
Cha entered Korea University in 1972, and won the korean National Championship in 1974, the predecessor of the Korean FA Cup. [ 14 ] After his graduation, he started his aged career with Korea Trust Bank FC in 1976. He led his team to the style and was named the best player in the spring season of the korean Semi-professional League. [ 15 ] In October 1976, he joined Air Force FC to serve his mandatary military service. [ 16 ] Cha primitively had a plan to enlist in the Navy FC, but the ROK Air Force persuaded him that it would move his drop up by six months. [ 17 ]
Darmstadt 98 [edit ]
While playing for the national team in the 1978 Korea Cup, Cha attracted the attention of an Eintracht Frankfurt coach Dieter Schulte [ de ], who had received an invitation to serve as an scout/observer at that tournament. In November 1978, Schulte sent a letter to the KFA ( Korea Football Association ), suggesting Cha ‘s trial in West Germany, who would be discharged from the ROK Air Force in January 1979. [ 17 ] Cha had taken time off to leave for Frankfurt after the 1978 asian Games in December and succeeded to contract with another Bundesliga cabaret Darmstadt 98 by signing a six-month deal. [ 17 ] however, he spent merely less than a month in Darmstadt. The ROK Air Force did n’t follow the abridge with Cha, and ordered his return. After his debut catch against VfL Bochum on 30 December, Cha returned to South Korea due to his complicated consequence about military service on 5 January. He finally spent the remainder of the duration of his military serve until 31 May, and therefore could not play for Darmstadt. [ 18 ]
Eintracht Frankfurt [edit ]
After being discharged from the military service wholly, Cha still wanted to play in Bundesliga, and joined Eintracht Frankfurt at historic period 26 in July 1979. He scored in three back-to-back games from third to fifth matchday of the Bundesliga, making an immediate impact early in his newfangled golf club. [ 19 ] After the first half of his first season in Germany, he was classified as world class in the player rankings [ de ] of kicker, a luminary german football magazine. [ 20 ] He was besides acclaimed by showing great performances helping Frankfurt to win its first-ever UEFA Cup deed. He was evaluated as the “ unstoppable musician ” by Sir Alex Ferguson, [ 9 ] [ 21 ] [ 22 ] ( Aberdeen ‘s coach at the prison term ) and “ one of the best attackers in the worldly concern ” by Lothar Matthäus. [ 9 ] [ 23 ] ( an adversary musician at the UEFA Cup Final and the Bundesliga ) In accession to a UEFA Cup entitle, he was named along with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Kevin Keegan in the Bundesliga Team of the Season by kicker. [ 24 ] On 23 August 1980, Cha ‘s spur had been cracked by Jürgen Gelsdorf, who had tackled behind him, but came back to the stadium after a month. [ 22 ] [ 25 ] Afterwards, he scored six goals in six matches of the 1980–81 DFB-Pokal, leading Frankfurt to the style. He became Frankfurt ‘s top goalscorer for three back-to-back seasons. [ 26 ]
Bayer Leverkusen [edit ]
however, Cha transferred to Bayer Leverkusen ascribable to a fiscal trouble of Frankfurt in 1983. [ 22 ] In the 1985–86 Bundesliga, he scored his most goals in a single Bundesliga season with 17 goals, and Leverkusen qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time as the sixth-placed team. [ 27 ] The magazine kicker once again selected him for the team of the Season. [ 28 ] In the 1988 UEFA Cup Final, he scored a dramatic counterweight against Espanyol to tie the game 3–3. Leverkusen finally went on to win the bet on on penalties, holding its first european title. [ 22 ] Cha retired in 1989 after playing 308 Bundesliga games as a fair actor. During his Bundesliga career, he scored 98 goals without a penalty, and received only one jaundiced batting order. [ 13 ] On 31 October 1987, he scored his 93rd Bundesliga finish, becoming the clear alien goalscorer by surpassing Willi Lippens. [ 29 ] His score read was n’t broken for eleven years until Stéphane Chapuisat scored more goals than him. [ 30 ] As of 2018, Cha is ranked seventh along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Bundesliga ‘s extraneous goalscorer standings. [ 30 ]
International career [edit ]
Cha by and large played the Bundesliga games as a striker, but he had primitively been a winger in South Korea. [ 31 ] He became a confederacy korean under-20 international in 1970, and took partially in the AFC Youth Championship in 1971 and 1972. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] In the 1972 AFC asian Cup, he made his elder international debut against Iraq, and scored his beginning external finish against Khmer Republic. [ 1 ] He was named in the korean FA Best eleven for seven straight years, and was selected as the Korean FA Player of the class in 1973. [ 32 ] Cha normally played for the national team in the Korea Cup, Pestabola Merdeka and King ‘s Cup, which were per annum contested between asian nations and the invite clubs at the time. He won a full of ten trophies and besides left memorable games in three competitions. [ 1 ] In the 1975 Pestabola Merdeka, he scored his first international hat-trick against Japan. [ 1 ] In the 1976 Korea Cup, he scored a hat-trick against Malaysia during five minutes from 83rd to 88th minute, leading South Korea to a dramatic 4–4 draw. [ 33 ] In the 1978 FIFA World Cup reservation, he played all of South Korea ‘s twelve matches, and recorded five goals and two assists, [ 34 ] [ 35 ] although his knee got a churn during the rival. [ 36 ] however, South Korea failed to qualify for the World Cup by finishing the qualification as runner-up despite his clamber. In the 1978 asian Games, he scored two goals and provided two assists, contributing to team ‘s gold decoration. [ 37 ] [ 38 ] however, he showed lethargic plays to prepare tryouts for Bundesliga clubs, and received criticisms. [ 39 ] After the 1978 asian Games, he left for the Bundesliga and did n’t play for South Korea. His final international tournament was the 1986 FIFA World Cup, South Korea ‘s foremost World Cup since 1954. He showed emblematic performance in intensive checks by opponents, [ 40 ] [ 41 ] but failed to prevent South Korea ‘s elimination in the group stage .
Managerial career [edit ]
Cha moved into management with K League english Hyundai Horang-i, coaching them from 1991–94. His next date in January 1997 was Korean national team coach and he led the state to the 1998 FIFA World Cup ; however, a black 5–0 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands in Korea ‘s second group game got Cha fired. He subsequently blamed the KFA for the bad performance, citing miss of bonuses and alleging pro soccer games in Korea were fixed. The association promptly slapped a five-year ban on him and he soon left the state with his wife. After an 18-month spell coaching Shenzhen Ping’an in China, Cha took up a observer position with MBC in Korea. He returned to coaching in late 2003 when offered the Suwon Samsung Bluewings position. Cha achieved immediate success with Suwon by lifting the 2004 K League championship, an accomplishment he ranked as even better than the UEFA Cup he won as a player in 1988. He former resigned in June 2010 as Suwon coach .
personal life [edit ]
Cha is a dear Christian and said the religion is one of his three biggest values along with family and football. [ 42 ] Cha ‘s second child, Cha Du-ri, besides played for south korean national team and Bundesliga clubs, following in his father ‘s footsteps .
career statistics [edit ]
clubhouse [edit ]
reference : [ 13 ]
International [edit ]
- As of 8 July 2020
The KFA is showing the tilt of Cha ‘s 136 international appearances in its official web site. [ 1 ] The RSSSF is besides claiming 136 appearances about Cha ‘s external career, but its details have some discrepancies. [ 12 ] FIFA registered him with 130 appearances in the FIFA Century Club by excluding six matches in the Summer Olympics qualification. [ 43 ]
- Scores list South Korea’s goal tally first.
Honours [edit ]
player [edit ]
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Korea Trust Bank
ROK Air Force
South Korea U20
director [edit ]
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
See besides [edit ]
Notes [edit ]
-  Afterwards, his record was shortened to 24 years and 35 days according to the list of his caps updated recently, and can be seen as 24 years and 65 days when excluding Olympic qualifiers by the rule of FIFA. In 2013, FIFA had introduced Cha as the youngest player to accumulate 100 caps at 24 years and 139 days.Afterwards, his phonograph record was shortened to 24 years and 35 days according to the list of his caps updated recently, and can be seen as 24 years and 65 days when excluding Olympic qualifiers by the rule of FIFA .
References [edit ]
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