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|Date of birth||(1982-05-22) 22 May 1982|
|Place of birth||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 August 2010|
|Revised Romanization||Hong Yeong-jo|
Hong Yong-Jo (Korean: 홍영조; Hanja: 洪映早; born 22 May 1982) is a North Korean international football striker, currently playing for 25 April FC in the DPR Korea League. He previously played for FC Rostov in Russia and FK Bežanija in the Serbian SuperLiga.
He captained the North Korean team that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Club career statistics
After playing many years with 4.25 Sports Team, he moved to Serbia in 2007 to play with FK Bežanija in the Serbian SuperLiga. In 2008, he signed with Russian FC Rostov where he will play three seasons, the two last in the Russian Premier League.
Last update: 5 March 2010
International career stats
Goals for senior national team
|1||18 February 2004||Sana'a, Yemen||Yemen||1–1||Draw||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1||9 June 2004||Bangkok, Thailand||Thailand||4–1||Won||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1||8 September 2004||Pyongyang, Korea DPR||Thailand||4–1||Won||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1||13 October 2004||Pyongyang, Korea DPR||Yemen||2–1||Won||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1||7 March 2005||Taipei, Taiwan||Mongolia||6–0||Won||East Asian Cup 2005 qualification|
|2||11 March 2005||Taipei, Taiwan||Guam||21–0||Won||East Asian Cup 2005 qualification|
|1||28 December 2005||Phuket, Thailand||Thailand||2–0||Won||Friendly|
|1||30 December 2005||Phuket, Thailand||Latvia||1–2||Lost||Friendly|
|1||6 February 2008||Amman, Jordan||Jordan||1–0||Won||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||14 June 2008||Pyongyang, Korea DPR||Jordan||2–0||Won||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1||10 September 2008||Shanghai, China||South Korea||1–1||Draw||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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