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Cha Bum-Kun

Personal information
Date of birth22 May 1953(age 63)
Place of birthHwaseong, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10.4 in)
Playing positionStriker/Winger)

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Cha Bum-Kun (born 22 May 1953 in Hwaseong, South Korea) is a South Korean football manager and former player, nicknamed 'Tscha Bum' in Germany ("Cha Boom") because of his name and his thunderous ball striking ability. In South Korea, Cha is greatly respected for his accomplishments in the Bundesliga and the South Korean national team. During his career, Cha has played for SV Darmstadt 98, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and represented his national side 121 times, scoring 55 goals. He was given the title Asia's Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. He is the all time leading goal scorer for the South Korean National team.

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