Birth date 10 Jul 1985 (32 years)
Nationality South Korea South Korea
Height 182 cm
Position Forward
Team history
FC Seoul 2015 - present
Al Shabab FC (Riyadh) 2014 - 2015
Watford 2014 (loan)
Arsenal 2011 - 2014
Celta de Vigo 2012 - 2013 (loan)
Monaco 2008 - 2011
FC Seoul 2005 - 2008

Park Chu-Young is a South Korea international football player who currently features for Spanish club Celta de Vigo on loan from English and European giants Arsenal. He plays as a forward and is rated as one of the best Asian players.

Park commenced his professional club football career with K-League giants FC Seoul in 2005 and played for them until 2008, scoring 23 goals in 69 league matches. He established himself as one of the most promising young players in the country and won the K-League Cup in 2006.

In 2008 Park joined French outfit Monaco and scored on debut against Lorient in September. His impressive performances caught the attention of many clubs and he was set to join Lille in August 2011 after 25 goals in 91 league appearances for Monaco. He won the Coupe de France in 2009-10.

Park joined Arsenal on August 30, 2011 despite completing his first part of his medical with French club Lille. He failed to make any significant impact at the Emirates in the 2011-12 season despite playing in the Premier League, the Champions League and the League Cup for the Gunners.

Park joined La Liga club Celta de Vigo on loan from Arsenal for the 2012-13 campaign.

Park made his international debut for South Korea in 2005 and has scored 23 goals in 59 matches for his country. He featured at the 2010 World Cup finals and the 2010 Asian Games, but failed to be part of the Korean team for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. Park played for his country at the 2012 London Olympics.

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