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United Koreans of Japan

United Koreans of Japan

United Koreans in Japan (UKJ)

The United Koreans in Japan (UKJ), representing Zainichi Koreans, was established and became a member of CONIFA in 2015. They entered the World Football Cup in 2016, finishing 7th from the 12 participating teams.

The biggest stars of the UKJ team are Yong-Hak An, Min-Choel Son and Tong-Jun Lee.

Zainichi Koreans are educated in ethnic schools from kindergarten to university, learning Korean language and culture besides general subjects. Almost all the boys enjoy football from an infant age, and not only boys but all the community members share their enthusiasm about football.

Many Zainichi Korean footballers play as professionals footballers in Japan, Hongkong and in the United Kingdom.

SQUAD

No. Name Club Caps Goals
17 Yong Hak An Unattached 0 0
10 Song I Yun Unattached 0 0
25 Woo Dae Shim Unattached 0 0
6 Min Cheol Son Lee Man F.C. 0 0
8 Gwang Yeon Choi FC Korea 0 0
21 Te Il Hong Unattached 0 0
14 Yeong Jang Byun Tokyo United + 0 0
2 Yong Ki Shin FC Korea 11 0
7 Tong Jun Lee Arawore Hachikita FC 0 0
13 Sun Ji Kim FC Korea 5 0
5 Yun Guk Hong FC Tokushima 0 0
4 Ji Hwang Ko FC Tokushima 0 0
26 Su Hyeon Mun FC Korea 0 0
28 Ken Taniyama FC Tokushima 10 0
11 Yong Ju Shin FC Korea 0 0
1 Hyo Geum Lim Kwansei Gakuin University F 0 0
20 Yoo Jun Kang Monroe Mustangs 0 0
18 Tong Soung Lee Staines Town FC U-19 0 0