Ki Sung Yueng

Ki Sung Yueng was born in South Korea on 24 January 1989 (age 31).

On 25 August 2009, it was revealed that contact between Celtic and FC Seoul had occurred regarding the possibility of Ki’s transfer to the Parkhead club. However, the player’s agent stated that an immediate move would be unlikely given FC Seoul’s success in the league and the Asian Champions League. Three days later, Celtic clinched a £2.1m transfer for Ki. He linked up with the Parkhead side in the January transfer window at the end of the K-League season. The signing was confirmed on 13 December 2009 after Ki passed a medical and secured a work permit. Ki reportedly turned down an offer from English club Portsmouth then of the Premier League. He took the number 18 with “Ki” on his shirt. He made his debut for Celtic in a 1–1 draw against Falkirk at Celtic Park on 16 January 2010, winning the Man of the Match award from the official Celtic website. He played a further four games for Celtic that season, but struggled to make much impact in what was a period of upheaval for the club.

Ki barely played for Celtic in the first month of season 2010–11, but came off the bench to score his first competitive goal for Celtic on 22 August 2010 with a shot from 25 yards in a 4–0 victory against St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League (SPL). By the end of October he had become a first team regular and was voted the SPL Young Player of the Month for October 2010.

Ki scored his second goal of the season in a 2–2 draw with Inverness Thistle at Celtic Park. On 26 December 2010, Ki scored against St Johnstone in a 2–0 victory in the SPL, in what was his last game for Celtic before travelling to Qatar to play for South Korea in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup during January. On coming back to Scotland in February, Ki returned to the Celtic first team for the 2–2 draw against Rangers in a Scottish Cup tie at Ibrox. Celtic played a significant part of the game with only ten men after Fraser Forster was sent off, but the midfield including Ki won praise for the manner in which they dominated the game in the second half. Ki also played in the replay at Celtic Park, an ill-tempered match which Celtic won 1–0. On 21 May 2011, Ki scored the first goal of Celtic’s Scottish Cup Final win against Motherwell with a left-footed strike from around 35 yards. He also won the official Man of the Match award.

Ki started the 2011–12 campaign in Celtic’s opening game against Hibernian in the SPL. Scoring the second goal in a 2–0 victory, a 25-yard left foot strike into the right hand bottom corner and also won the Man of the Match award from the official Celtic website.

Ki then went on to score another goal on 13 August 2011 in the Scottish Premier League in a 5–1 win over Dundee United at Celtic Park, a strike into the top left hand corner from the edge of the box. A couple of days later it was reported that Premier League sides Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur and several clubs from the Russian Premier League were interested in signing Ki. Celtic the next day issued a hands off warning to the interested clubs, saying that it would take a bid of significant proportions for Celtic to allow the increasingly important midfielder to leave the club. On 10 September 2011, Ki put Motherwell to the sword yet again, this time in the Scottish Premier League with a superb strike from outside the box with his right foot. Celtic went on to win the game 4–0. On 29 September, he started in Celtic’s 1–1 draw with Italian side Udinese, scoring on a penalty after 3 minutes. On 18 December 2011, he scored the second goal of the game as Celtic beat St Johnstone 2–0 at McDiarmid Park in the Scottish Premier League. Over the course of the 2011–2012 campaign, Ki scored 7 goals and had 6 assists, playing a key role in helping Celtic win the Scottish title.

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Celts Are Here · Jul 20

Former Celtic Midfielder Undergoes Medical in Home Town – Free Agent

67HailHail · Feb 26

Celtic-linked Ki Sung-Yueng completes move to La Liga’s RCD Mallorca

Daily Record · Feb 25

Former Celtic star Ki Sung-yueng finds new club as midfielder looks to reignite career

The Celtic Star · Feb 25

Former Celt Ki Sung-yueng joins RCD Mallorca

67HailHail · Feb 21

Lionel Messi earns namecheck from Ki Sung-Yueng

Wales Online · Feb 21

Ex-Swansea City, Celtic and Newcastle United star Ki Sung-Yueng on verge of surprise La Liga move as he takes swipe at former club

Former Midfielder Linked With Celtic Still Available On Free Transfer: Should Lennon Consider Him?

Read Celtic · Feb 12

January Celtic target available for free after seeing proposed deal fall through

67HailHail · Feb 12

Ex-Celtic star who thrived under Lennon reportedly sees move fall through

Ki Sung-Yueng Set For Return Home

Read Celtic · Feb 6

Free agent linked with Celtic set for next move as report reveals his preferred destination

Wales Online · Feb 5

Ex-Swansea City, Celtic and Newcastle United star Ki Sung-Yueng closes in on next move as Rafa Benitez shows interest

Ex-Hoops Hero Up for Grabs

‘Would do a job’, ‘Waste of time and money’ – These Celtic fans divided on 31 y/o ex-Hoops man

Celts Are Here · Jan 21

‘He Wants to Go’ – Former £6m Celt Available for January Move

Read Celtic · Jan 11

Club looking to offload January Celtic target – Hoops are put off by one thing

Inside Futbol · Jan 10

Celtic Cool Interest In Target Due To Wage Demands

EX-HOOPS £6m STAR MAY GO FOR FREE

Wales Online · Jan 10

Newcastle United to dump former Swansea City star Ki Sung-Yueng with Celtic waiting in wings

Exclusive: Jackie McNamara urges PL player to make sacrifice to aid plotted Celtic move

Pals Act – Ki Sung-yueng Linked with Celtic Return

Read Celtic · Jan 6

Big transfer blow for Celtic as report confirms Hoops “can’t afford” to sign January target

Reports Down South Claim Potential Celtic Return for £6m Man

Talking Baws · Jan 6

Newcastle Paper Claims Celtic Want to Re-Sign Ki Sung-yueng But Can’t Afford His Wages

HITC · Jan 6

Report: Celtic cannot afford Newcastle United player’s wages

Exclusive: Paul Robinson suggests PL player could rejuvenate career at Celtic amid speculation

Read Celtic · Dec 31, 2019

Pundit urges reported Celtic target to make Parkhead switch in January

Football Insider · Dec 31, 2019

Exclusive: Darren Bent believes PL midfielder would be wise to join Celtic amid speculation

Football Insider · Dec 29, 2019

Exclusive: Danny Mills admits he ‘Wouldn’t be surprised’ to see 30-year-old return to Celtic

Celtic Now And Forever · Dec 26, 2019

Celtic Interested In Former Fan Favourite

67HailHail · Dec 26, 2019

Reported Celtic target has unfinished business at club

90min.com · Dec 25, 2019

Neil Lennon Keen on Signing Outcast Newcastle Midfielder for Celtic in January

Read Celtic · Dec 25, 2019

“Absolutely not,” “No thank you” – These Celtic fans are not happy following links with out of favour PL ace

67HailHail · Dec 24, 2019

Report: Celtic eye bargain move for 113-cap international; soon to be out of contract

Read Celtic · Dec 24, 2019

Lennon turns January attention to another former Celt as Wanyama linked with Bundesliga move

EatSleepSport · Dec 24, 2019

Midfielder could be Ki for Celtic

Football Insider · Dec 24, 2019

Exclusive: Celtic plot move to sign newly-available Newcastle star adored by Lennon

Scotzine · Jun 30, 2018

Celtic Miss Out on Ki Cash

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · May 19, 2018

A Ki date in Celtic’s history

Talking Baws · May 14, 2018

Could Ki Sung-yueng be Heading Back to Celtic?

Football Insider · Apr 26, 2018

Celtic must break bank and re-sign £36k-a-wk playmaker reportedly wanted by quarter of PL clubs

HITC · Mar 24, 2018

Could Celtic re-sign £6.3m star after his latest comments about Rodgers?

Football Insider · Mar 24, 2018

‘Incredible’ – Ki Sung-Yueng compares Celtic squad from when he played to now

Celts Are Here · Mar 24, 2018

‘I Still Follow Celtic’ – £6million Premier League Stars Admission

Daily Record · Mar 24, 2018

Former Celtic star Ki Sung-Yueng reveals all about his complex relationship with Neil Lennon

Celts Are Here · Jan 6, 2018

Gloves Are Off – Celtic Must Replace Gordon to Move Forward

Talking Baws · Sep 28, 2017

Former Celtic midfielder Ki Set For Injury Return Against The Hoops

Talking Baws · Jul 2, 2017

Rangers Boss Pedro Caixinha Reveals Key Role He Played in Celtic Signing Ki Sung-yueng

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