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Ji-Sung Park Biography

Park Ji-Sung is a South Korean footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Queens Park Rangers, for whom he serves as captain. He was also the captain of the South Korean national team until his retirement from international football. Park began his football career in his native South Korea and played for the Myongji University team before moving to Japan to play for Kyoto Purple Sanga. Park followed his National team manager Guus Hiddink to Dutch side PSV Eindhoven a year later. He helped PSV reach the semi-finals of the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League. The highlight of Park's PSV career came when he scored the first goal against Italian team Milan in the Champions League semi-finals. Towards the end of the 2004–05 season, Park chose to join Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United for £4 million. Park became the first Asian to ever captain Manchester United when he took the armband from Ryan Giggs during a Champions League home group match against Lille on 18 October 2005. On 1 March 2008, Park scored his first league goal of the 2007–08 season after returning from his long-term injury against Fulham. Early in the 2008–09 Premier League season, in an away match versus Chelsea, Park scored the only goal for United in a 1–1 draw on 21 September 2008, in a game which he also won the Man of the Match award. On 13 December 2008, he made his 100th appearance for Manchester United, starting in the match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. He moved to Queens Park Rangers in July 2012 and was named as captain for the 2012–13 season. As a member of the South Korean national team, Park won 100 caps and scored 13 goals, and was a member of the team that finished fourth at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He also represented his nation at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was captain at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  

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Andrea Pirlo: Sir Alex Ferguson ruined his purity by making Park Ji Sung man-mark me
Andrea Pirlo: Sir Alex Ferguson ruined his purity by making Park Ji Sung man-mark me
Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has labelled Sir Alex Ferguson's use of Park Ji Sung to man-mark him as gross injustice and that it ruined his purity.
Ji-Sung Park moves to PSV Eindhoven on loan
Ji-Sung Park moves to PSV Eindhoven on loan
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After Mark Hughes’ calamitous spending, who would bet against QPR becoming the next Blackburn
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Ji-Sung Park: Top Ten Moments
Ji-Sung Park: Top Ten Moments
By Sean McGuire #10 Debut Goal V Birmingham Carling Cup 20/12/2005 Watch Video Ji-Sung Park endeared himself immediately to the Manchester United fans with his all-out running style and high tempo work-rate. He affectionately became known as ‘t...
Park leaves United for QPR 'challenge'
Park leaves United for QPR 'challenge'
Manchester Utd's Ji-Sung Park set for QPR move
Manchester Utd's Ji-Sung Park set for QPR move
Last season Queens Park Rangers FC just about retained their status in the English Premier League and now their owners Tony Fernandes and the Mittal family are working to establish the club in the top tier and build on last season. Now QPR could be ...
Park Ji Sung's career at Old Trafford
Park Ji Sung's career at Old Trafford
Ji Sung Park agrees deal with QPR
Ji Sung Park agrees deal with QPR
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