Woo Hee-yong : The Football Magician

Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by GuruSky, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. GuruSky

    GuruSky Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    clip : http://pimangad.com/lee/studio-2.wmv

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    1988 - performed in Seoul Olympics in Jamsil Main Stadium.

    1989 - first Korean to be in the Guiness World Record for heading soccer ball (5 hours 6 minutes and 30 seconds)

    1990 - performed in Italy World Cup

    1990 - invited by Pele for Pele's 50th birthday to perform in the Milano Stadium

    1992 - half-time performance in the UEFA Cup final

    1993 - invited to German TV show called "Sport Im Treten" along with tennis player Michiel Stich who won the 1993 Wimbledon.

    1994 - performed in USA World Cup

    1996 - ran the whole distance (42.195km) in LA Internation Marathon while juggling the ball for 19 hours and 17 minutes without dropping

    1997 - invited to Montreal Canada's biggest national festival 'Just For Leaf'

    1998 to now - coaching the women's soccer team of University of Hawaii

    1998 - invited to South American TV show called "salbador Hegantte"

    1999 - invited to Portuguese TV show along with Eusebio (Portuguese football hero)

    2000 - performed in US Baltimore World Coach Fair

    2000 - performed in US Atlanta Sports Goods Fair

    2002 - won the European Championship

    2004 - Euro 2004 model
     
  2. K_19

    K_19 New Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Just imagine this dude if he also had the other necessary skills to become a good actual footballer... imagine his dribbling and control skills mixed with Cha Bum Kun or something like that. We would have had the best footballer ever! :D

    related to the above picture: supposedly, when Ronaldinho was in Korea, he reportedly taught him couple moves as well.
     
  3. Hyok

    Hyok Member+

    Sep 4, 2002
    California
    Woo taught Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho taught Woo? Either scenario sounds plausible.
     
  4. K_19

    K_19 New Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Woo taught him, supposedly.
     
  5. toohyper

    toohyper Member+

    Mar 23, 2004
    MI/NJ/NY
    Club:
    Gwangju FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    I'm surprised he never played professionally. Even if his other attributes like passing ability or shooting ability lacks, he's got way too much of a touch and should have been a player.

    And also great stamina too. 19 hours jogging without dropping the ball? Jeez.
     
  6. Elliad

    Elliad Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Woo is a legend - I'm not too sure whether he taught 'Dinho any moves or not, but 'Dinho certainly asked for his autograph after shooting a CF together. Even Pele once praised Woo that if he (Pele) can be called the god on the pitch, Woo is the god off it (in 1990).

    Woo didn't become a professional footballer due to a significant injury he suffered when he was in university.
     
  7. The Old Lady Hertha

    The Old Lady Hertha New Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    I bet he made enough money on doing tricks anyways...why go through the trouble of a footballing life when you go to an event for one month, gain a cool 4 or 5 or even 6 figure check and have many television commercials made for you? I would take it. Maybe he's not into football as a game, he just likes to dribble with a football?
     
  8. Elliad

    Elliad Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    gees, don't belittle him for not being a 'proper' football player - he maybe just a trickster to some, but he is the best there is - and that's where the respect is due.

    It's about what a player this person could've been, given the love he has for football, and the dedication he must've given to be what he is today. Who knows how good he could've become, if he wasn't injured so early in his budding football career.
     
  9. GuruSky

    GuruSky Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    and this guy makes as much money as stars in European big leagues.

    he's probably one of the richest athletes in Korea.
     
  10. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Woo may not have played professionally, but IIRC he was capped by the South Korean national team before he was injured?
     
  11. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    man just imagine if the korean coaches trained him and taught him the right techniques to play football, he'll be dribbling the whole ball down the field and can head it over to Lee Dong Gook, Park Chu Young, Park Ji Sung, or Seol Ki Hyeon for the goal :D
     
  12. Paul.eta

    Paul.eta Member

    Jan 21, 2003
    Mr Woo aka stickman has insane touch with footballs. During WC 2002, Univision (Spanish Channel) did a segment on him, they had to que him to stop juggling, but I was just amazed at his skills. Never found out who he was until he did the nike stickman commercial a couple years ago. The last video I saw was him during a half-time show in either the SPL or the Championship
     
  13. ForzaGrifo

    ForzaGrifo Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    wow wow wow.... tremendous touch, body control, agility, quickness, and stamina. Now if he has decent amount of football IQ, he would have been one hell of a player.
     
  14. GuruSky

    GuruSky Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Woo gets invited to BBC's "Match of the Day" and meets Wayne Rooney, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane.
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  15. FlashM11

    FlashM11 New Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    California
    2002 - won the European Championship

    2004 - Euro 2004 model

    won the european chapionship of what?
    can someone post a pic of the model for euro 2004?
     
  16. Bozorgmehr

    Bozorgmehr New Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    wow man... amazing. Never heard of him before
     
  17. GuruSky

    GuruSky Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Uhhhh......

    what do you think?
     
  18. FlashM11

    FlashM11 New Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    California
    dribbling? he is korean? i am confused.
     

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