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6 February 2015

Get to know more about Kim Bo-Kyung with our quick fact file.

  • Kim Bo-Kyung signs for Latics on a free transfer.
  • Bo-Kyung becomes eighth signing for Malky Mackay.
  • Learn more about the South Korea international.
1. Born 6 October 1989 in Gurye, Jeollanam-do.

2. Kim Bo-Kyung attended Hongik University from 2008 and began pursuing a career in professional football when he signed for J.League Division 1 side Cerezo Osaka.

3. He was loaned to J.League Division 2 side Oita Trinita for the 2010 season, where he scored eight goals in 27 appearances.

4. Kim Bo-Kyung returned to Cerezo Osaka for the 2011 season and went on to score 15 goals in 41 games, before signing for Cardiff City in July 2012.

5. He made his Cardiff debut as a second half substitute in a 2-0 away win against Millwall on 18 September 2012, and went on to feature 28 times in the club’s Championship winning campaign.  Kim Bo added to his goal tally, scoring in a 4-1 away win at Blackburn Rovers (pictured celebrating below) and a 2-1 away win at Blackpool.

6. In the 2013/14 season, Kim Bo played 28 times in the Barclays Premier League, with his stand out moment being a stoppage time equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United on 24 November 2013.

7. He has represented South Korea at Under 20, Under 23 and senior levels.  For the Under 20s, Kim Bo scored twice in four appearances in the 2009 Under 20 World Cup as South Korea made it to the quarter finals.

8. For the Under 23s, Kim Bo won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics.  He scored the winning goal (pictured below) in a 2-1 triumph over Switzerland and was in the squad as South Korea knocked out Great Britain on penalties in the quarter final.  Kim Bo also featured in the bronze medal match as South Korea beat Japan 2-0.

9. Kim Bo has 30 caps for the senior side and has so far scored three goals, two in a World Cup qualifier against Lebanon and one in a friendly against Mali.  He has represented his country in two World Cups, and featured twice in Brazil in 2014 against Russia and Belgium.

10. He becomes the second player from South Korea to sign for the club, following in the footsteps of Cho Won-Hee who joined Latics in 2009.

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