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Nam Tae-hee (Hangul: 남태희; Korean pronunciation: [nam.tʰɛ̝.ɦi]; born 3 July 1991 in Busan) is a South Korean footballer currently playing for Qatari side Al-Duhail. He is a versatile midfielder and can play as attacking midfielder or central midfielder.

Contents

1 Club career

1.1 Lekhwiya

2 International career

2.1 International goals

3 Club career statistics 4 Honours

4.1 Club 4.2 International

5 Background 6 References 7 External links

Club career[edit] Nam played in the U.K. professional football club Reading's Youth Academy[1] before in August 2008 his first professional contract signed in France with Valenciennes FC.[2] He played his debut on 8 August 2009 against AS Nancy and is currently the youngest Asian player to play in the Ligue 1 at age 18.[3] In the winter break of the 2011-12 season, Nam agreed to leave Ligue 1 for Qatar Stars League giant Lekhwiya SC on 26 December 2011.[4] Lekhwiya[edit] Nam made his debut on 1 January 2012 against Al Kharitiyath.[5] He scored his first league goal from a free kick on 19 January 2012.[6] He made his AFC Champions League debut on 7 March 2012, scoring the only goal against Saudi Al Ahli.,[7] thereby scoring the first ever goal for Lekhwiya in any regional competition. International career[edit] Nam has represented South Korea at U-13, U-15 and U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels.[3] He made his debut for the Korean senior team on 9 February 2011 in a friendly against Turkey. Nam represented South Korea at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He appeared as a substitute as Korea beat Japan in the bronze medal match at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.[8] On 22 December 2014, Nam was named in South Korea's squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup held in Australia.[9] In the team's second group match, Nam scored the only goal as Korea defeated Kuwait 1–0 to ensure qualification to the knockout stage.[10] International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.[11]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition

1. 10 September 2014 Cheonan Stadium, Cheonan, South Korea  Paraguay 2–0 2–0 Friendly

2. 13 January 2015 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia  Kuwait 1–0 1–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup

3. 12 November 2015 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea  Myanmar 4–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

4. 15 November 2016 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea  Uzbekistan 1–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Club career statistics[edit] as of 10 April 2017

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total

Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total

2009–10 Valenciennes FC Ligue 1 6 0 1 0 2 0 - - 9 0

2010–11 18 0 1 0 2 0 - - 21 0

2011–12 13 0 0 0 0 0 - - 13 0

Total 37 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 43 0

Qatar League Emir of Qatar Cup League Cup Asia Total

2011–12 Lekhwiya Qatar Stars League 10 5 0 0 0 0 6 1 16 6

2012–13 19 6 0 0 5 1 7 0 31 7

2013–14 24 12 1 0 7 2 9 2 41 16

2014–15 25 7 0 0 0 0 10 3 35 10

2015–16 25 10 0 0 0 0 7 2 32 12

2016–17 25 14 0 0 0 0 4 2 29 10

Total 128 54 1 0 12 3 43 10 184 67

Career total 165 54 3 0 16 3 43 10 227 67

Honours[edit] Club[edit] Lekhwiya

Qatar Stars League (4) : 2011–12 , 2013–14 , 2014–15 , 2016–17 Crown Prince Cup (2) : 2013 , 2015 Sheikh Jassem Cup (2) : 2015, 2016 Qatar Emir Cup (1) : 2016 Qatar Football Association MVP(1) : 2017

International[edit] South Korea U23

2012 Summer Olympics : Bronze Medal

South Korea

2015 AFC Asian Cup : Silver Medal

Background[edit] Nam is hailed as the 'Korean Messi' by Valenciennes fans and has also been touted as a 'magician' and 'wonderkid'.[3] He was Most Valuable Player three times in his youth career in the National Championships in South Korea.[3] Nam became the youngest Korean footballer to play in a professional league in Europe as a result of this game.[3] He is known for his very energetic playing style. References[edit]

^ Nam Taehee – Reading FC ^ Valenciennes Profile ^ a b c d e "Nam Tae-hee debütiert als jüngster koreanischer Fußballer bei einem europäischen Erstligisten" (in German). VfL Wolfsburg. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-28.  ^ "Lekhwiya replace Akram with Korea's Nam Tae-Hee". Qatar Stars League. official website. 26 December 2011. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.  ^ "AL KHARITIYATH VS. LEKHWIYA 1 - 1". Soccerway.com. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-03.  ^ "LEKHWIYA VS. AL AHLI 1 - 0". Soccerway.com. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-03.  ^ "Nam stunner propels Lekhwiya". dohastadiumplusqatar.com. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-03.  ^ "South Korea 2-0 Japan". New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2014.  ^ "Few surprises as S. Korea announces roster for Asian Cup football tourney". Yonhap News. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.  ^ "South Korea survive scare from Kuwait with 1-0 win in Canberra". Sydney Morning Herald. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.  ^ "Nam, Tae-Hee". National Football Teams. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nam Tae-Hee.

Nam Tae-hee – French league stats at LFP

South Korea Squads

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South Korea men's football squad – 2012 Summer Olympics – Bronze Medalists

1 Jung Sung-ryong 2 Oh Jae-suk 3 Yun Suk-young 4 Kim Young-gwon 5 Kim Kee-hee 6 Ki Sung-yueng 7 Kim Bo-kyung 8 Baek Sung-dong 9 Ji Dong-won 10 Park Chu-young 11 Nam Tae-hee 12 Hwang Seok-ho 13 Koo Ja-cheol (c) 14 Kim Chang-soo 15 Park Jong-woo 16 Jung Woo-young 17 Kim Hyun-sung 18 Lee Bum-young Coach: Hong Myung-bo

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South Korea squad – 2015 AFC Asian Cup runners-up

1 Jung Sung-ryong 2 Kim Chang-soo 3 Kim Jin-su 4 Kim Ju-young 5 Kwak Tae-hwi 6 Park Joo-ho 7 Son Heung-min 8 Kim Min-woo 9 Cho Young-cheol 10 Nam Tae-hee 11 Lee Keun-ho 12 Han Kyo-won 13 Koo Ja-cheol 14 Han Kook-young 15 Lee Myung-joo 16 Ki Sung-yueng (c) 17 Lee Chung-yong 18 Lee Jung-hyup 19 Kim Young-gwon 20 Jang Hyun-soo 21 Kim Seung-gyu 22 Cha Du-ri 23 Kim Jin-hyeon Coach: Stielike

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Al-Duhail SC – current squad

2 M.Musa 3 K.Muftah 4 Mendes 6 Traoré 7 Ismaeel.M 8 Luiz Jr. 9 El-Arabi 10 Tae-hee 12 Boudiaf 13 H.Ahmed 14 Al-Ahrak 15 Al Rawi 17 A.Mostafa 18 Al-Brake 19 Almoez 20 A.Afif 21 Al-Kaani 22 M.Naji 25 Al-Halabi 26 N.Rahman 27 Al-Sebaei 28 Msakni 29 A.Nuaman 32 F.Ahmed 33 Hatemi 35 Y.Aymen 36 A.Bader 40 Lecomte 50 Al-Yazidi 55 N.Khalfan 67 S.Ateeq 72 Rabeh.Y 87 S.Habib 88 K.Walee

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