50 players to watch at the World Cup - No 40 Jong Tae-Se

16 April 2010 12:14
We continue our countdown to the World Cup with a look at the man they're calling 'the Asian Wayne Rooney', Korea DPR's Jong Tae-Se.

Name: Jong Tae-Se
Age: 26
Club: Kawasaki Frontale
International Caps: 20
International Goals: 12

Jong put his name in the headlines in 2008 when goals against Japan and Korea Republic helped him to top scorer at the East Asian Championship.

The 26-year-old striker graduated from Korea University and signed for J-League side Kawasaki Frontale in 2006.

He's scored an impressive 41 goals in 102 appearances for Kawasaki, and earned a reputation for his strength on the ball and powerful shooting ability.

Jong made his international debut in June 2007 and was a regular in Korea DPR's qualification campaign for South Africa.

Korea DPR will be up against Brazil, Ivory Coast and Portugal in arguably the toughest group of the World Cup.

No 41: Nadir Belhadj
No 42: Roque Santa Cruz
No 43: Park Ji-Sun
No 44: Nikola Zigic
No 45: Yaya Toure

No 46: Angelos Charisteas
No 47: Keisuke Honda
No 48: Hugo Lloris
No 49: Mario Gomez
No 50: Guiseppe Rossi

Source: DSG