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Ri Myong-Guk

Personal information
Full nameRi Myong-Guk
Date of birthSeptember 9, 1986(age 30)
Place of birthPyongyang, North Korea
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubPyongyang City
Number1

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Ri Myong-Guk (Hanja: 李明國, , born 9 September 1986) is a North Korean international football player. He plays for Pyongyang City in the DPR Korea League.

He played 15 matches in 2010 World Cup qualifying for Korea DPR, including keeping a clean sheet in the decisive final group game against Saudi Arabia. After the match, he stated "I felt like I was defending the gateway to my motherland". His performances also saw him nominated for the 2009 Asian Footballer of the Year award. Ri was Korea DPR:s first choice in goal in FIFA World Cup 2010. He played all Korea DPR:s three World Cup matches including 7-0 loss to Portugal.




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