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Sung-Yueng Ki | Midfielder

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 165

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Ki Sung-yueng salvaged a point for Swansea against Sunderland by scoring against the club he played for on loan last season.
Swansea fell behind to a Jermain Defoe goal just before half time, but fought back well in the second half and equalised thanks to a goal from Ki, who finished a superb Kyle Naughton cross with a diving header. Both sides had chances to win it but neither had the required quality and a 1-1 draw was a fair result. The Swans remain in the top half of the table and should be able to have a comfortable run-in with no risk of getting dragged in to a relegation scrap. Feb 7 - 12:06 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Ki Sung-Yueng is off to play for South Korea for the Asia Cup that kicks off this month, leaving a void in Swansea City's midfield.

With Gylfi Sigurdsson locked in as the midfielder playing centrally in the hole behind the striker, that leaves two spots for the double pivot in front of the Swans line. Veteran Leon Britton looks to be one and the other would usually be Jonjo Shelvey, but the latter is suspended for the weekend. With the current squad available to Garry Monk, unless he wants to shake up his formation, the likeliest final midfield spot should go to Tottenham loanee Tom Carroll. At 2.73m in the Yahoo game, he could make for a useful bench-filler if need be but should not be counted on for any more than that yet.

With Arsenal and Manchester City in their next two games, it would be wise to ignore Swansea City for fantasy purposes, with the possible exception of Sung-Yueng Ki.

In the goalless draw with Everton, Ki was still able to produce double digit returns by winning three fouls, four tackles, intercepting three passes and blocking a shot. That is the sort of stats one can amass against tough competition when the thought of goals and clean sheets seem difficult to imagine. Again, not a top pick in the coming weeks, but Ki can at least return something during a period when no other Swan may.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:13:00 PM

South Korea XI: XI: S G Kim, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, Y Lee, J C Koo, K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, S W Kim, J H Hong

South Korea are on the outs despite technically still alive in this World Cup. They will look to improve on their first two games though that will still probably not be enough to grab points.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Despite a valiant effort to get back in the match in the 2nd half, three goals conceded by South Korea in the opening 45 minutes would prove to be too many as they fall to Algeria 2-4.

South Korea were completely steamrolled in the first half, allowing Algeria to zigzag their way through a soft defense and it cost them dearly. They were able to build up some momentum with a pair of 2nd half scores but a final tally by Algeria kept them out of arm's reach. The flow of goals in World Cup 2014 had begun to dry up a bit in recent days, and with both sides only needing a draw to stay in the hunt, it seemed we could have been in store for another tight affair. As the tourney has proved thus far however, the unpredictable is the new norm.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Korea Republic XI: S R Jung, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, C Y Park, Y Lee, J C Koo (c), K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, J H Hong

Ki gets the start as expected. With Belgium's win over Russia, an outright win for Korea Republic would put them in the driver's seat to join Belgium in making it out of Group H. A draw would leave things wide open.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 01:52:00 PM

On-loan midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is struggling to play any further part in Sunderland's battle for Premier League survival due to a knee injury.

Ki has missed the last three games, a spell which have seen Sunderland pick up seven points to move out of the relegation zone on goal difference, so his loss is not expected to be felt too heavily. The likes of Lee Cattermole, Jack Colback, Emanuele Giaccherini and Seb Larsson will be expected to continue in midfielder until the end of the season as the Black Cats look to complete an unlikely escape.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, May 1, 2014 06:26:00 AM

After trailing 2-0 during the second half, Gus Poyet turned to his bench for Adam Johnson and Sung-Yueng Ki, and the two would link up for the Black Cats only goal, but it was not enough in a 2-1 loss.

Sunderland had a chance to get earn a result against a less than optimal Liverpool side, but Gus Poyet decided to begin the match with a more defensive approach and kept Adamn Johnson as well as Ki on his bench. The move didnt help for the first 50 minutes as the Black Cats would inherit a two goal deficit before Poyet pulled the trigger. It is a wonder he didn't use them for the full 90, as Johnson corner met Ki's head to get them back in the game. An equalizer never materialized however. Sunderland must defeat West Ham next weekend to afford themselves a chance at avoiding relegation as their schedule gets murderous after that.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 06:05:00 PM

We reported the rumors earlier that Sung-Yueng Ki could be recalled to Swansea but the deadline for him to be recalled has passed and Ki will remain with Sunderland for the rest of the season.

Next up for Ki and Sunderland is a Southampton defense that has regained health and confidence as of late but he has been instrumental in Sunderland's attack in recent weeks and can be an interesting option at a bargain price. Check out Steve's Free Kick for more on Ki.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Swansea City have insisted they could still recall Ki Sung-yueng from his loan spell at Sunderland.

Ki moved to the Stadium of Light on a season-long deal in August, and has been in impressive form recently, so Sunderland manager Gus Poyet had been looking to make the deal permanent during the this transfer window having claimed Swansea had left it late to recall him. However, Swansea have injury problems in midfield and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is adamant that his club could bring Ki back before 31st January.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 04:42:00 AM

Sung-Yeung Ki scored from the penalty spot after being fouled in the box by Everton's Tim Howard, and the resulting man advantage helped Sunderland secure three massive points at Goodison Park in a 0-1 shocker.

In the 23rd minute, Leon Osman slipped while attempting a pass close to the Everton net and Ki was able to charge into the box unabated which led to Howard having no choice but to challenge him. Ki then converted the resulting penalty past newly inserted Joel Robles. Sunderland were then able to keep Everton out with the advantage, despite a flurry of chances late on as Vito Mannone made a few brilliant saves. Ki displayed some nice pace and creativity that the Black Cats desperately could use and with a kind schedule coming up, and could emerge as a decent budget midfield option, currently priced at 7.43m
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Gus Poyet will explore the possibility of turning Ki Sung-Yueng's season-long loan deal at Sunderland into a permanent transfer.

Ki, who cost Swansea £6million in the summer of 2012, has made the holding midfield role his own at Sunderland over recent weeks and has clearly impressed Poyet, with the new manager stating "he plays the type of football that I really admire". However, at the time of the loan Swansea were quick to point out at the time that they still considered Ki to be part of their future, so Sunderland may find a permanent deal difficult.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:46:00 AM

Sunderland are on the verge of finalising a season-long loan for Swansea midfielder Ki Song-Yeung.

Ki will become Sunderland’s 12th signing of the summer and will join international team-mate Ji Dong-won at the Stadium of Light. His capture will finally represent some success in Sunderland’s summer-long hunt for a creative central midfielder after the Black Cats missed out on Tom Huddlestone to newly-promoted Hull City.
Source: Daily Mail
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:55:00 AM