Ju-Young Park


BornAugust 5, 1980


Park Chu-young is a South Korean footballer who plays for Celta Vigo on loan from Arsenal. Park Chu young's profile rose to popularity with the Korean public was sparked by his success at the AFC Youth Championship 2004 where he led the U20 Korean national team to a record-breaking 11th title. He won the Golden Ball Award and was chosen Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He was also capped for the South Korea under-20 team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. Park also participated in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, where he scored a goal from a free kick against Nigeria. ]In 2005, Park joined the K-League, where he signed with FC Seoul. In Park's first season, his record was 18 goals and 4 assists in 30 appearances. He played in the qualification rounds for the Beijing Olympics in which South Korea secured a place by drawing 0–0 with Bahrain on 27 November 2007. After impressive performances in the national and Olympic team squads, Park completed the move to AS Monaco on 1 September 2008. On 13 September, he scored on his debut against FC Lorient in the 26th minute. The game ended 2–0, and Park was named as the Man of the Match. On 30 August 2011, English Premier League club Arsenal signed Park. On 1 November, Chu-young started his first UEFA Champions League match, a 0–0 draw against French outfit Marseille. On 31 August 2012, Park moved to Celta de Vigo.
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