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Jong Tae-se

2010-05-13 17:39
Age: 25
Position: Forward
Club: Kawasaki Frontale

Dubbed the 'People's Wayne Rooney' by Asian media, Jong's bustling, all-action style keeps defenders on their toes for 90 minutes. The Japan-based striker is the North's main goal threat, particularly from free kicks.

Jong received a great amount of attention by both Korean and Japanese media during the 2008 East Asian Football Championship.

He scored 2 goals in 3 matches for the North Korean national team, receiving top scorer honors along with Park Chu-Young, Yeom Ki-Hun of South Korea, and Koji Yamase of Japan.

Both Korean and Japanese media brought the topic of Chong's possibility to join either of the respective national teams if they had discovered him sooner than the North Korean national team. Jong 's striking abilities could been a major addition to either country's forward lineup.

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