The Hottest South Korean Soccer Players Who Have K-Pop Fans Simping

They could totally pass for K-Pop idols!

Soccer (also known as football) suddenly gained the attention of K-Pop fans worldwide when BTS‘s Jungkook made history as the first Korean artist to perform at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, debuting his song “Dreamers.”

BTS’s Jungkook

Yet, the South Korean national team has K-Pop fans staying tuned in to the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, as several players have caught their attention due to their idol-like visuals. Check them out below.

1. Cho Gue Sung (also known as Cho Gue Seung)

South Korean Forward Cho Gue Sung, or “Player 9” on social media, has been stealing the hearts of everyone, especially non-soccer fans.

He is 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm), muscular, and incredibly handsome. So, it’s impossible not to simp.

If you scroll through our TikTok FYPs now, it’s one edit after another of this foine man…


Number9!!! #number9 #korean #footballplayer #so #hot #choguesung #southkorea🇰🇷 #qatar #qatarworldcup

♬ suara asli – dimas – 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙯𝙯𝙮.🎧


player 9 🤭 | delete this later

♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

The hot 24-year-old has garnered quite the fanbase since the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup started. While he is not an active social media user himself, his followers on Instagram went from 3,000 to over 300,000 in less than 24 hours! He now has 1.2 million followers at the time of writing.

We can totally understand why… While his photos might be few, they are certainly impactful!

2. Jeong Seung Won

“Player 9” is not the only soccer player owning our TikTok FYPs these days, though. After 9 comes 10… So, Jeong Seung Won, The Daegu FC player, known as #10, is next on our list. He plays the positions of striker, midfielder, and wingback.


nah cause he really fine #worldcup2022 #jeongseungwon #foryoupage #viral

♬ original sound – Johfamsdaycare 💕

He is much shorter than his teammate (5′ 8″ or 170 cm), but that doesn’t matter. Jeong Seung Won is also incredibly muscular and has K-Pop idol-like visuals! Some netizens even compare him to SF9‘s Rowoon.


we gonna suffer together 🤣🤣 how did I end up on foot all tiktok🤣🤣 #worldcup2022 #seungwon_jeong #foryoupage #viral

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Can we talk about those tattoos too? He really has it all!

If you’re not following him on Instagram already, what are you doing?

He posts not only athletic shots but total boyfriend pics!

3. Son Heung Min

Tottenham Hotspur‘s Son Heung Min (#7) is well-beloved around the world and is one of Korea’s great national pride.

He even has the straight men simping.

Son Heung Min recently accidentally started a trend after wearing a black mask for protection after suffering an injury.

Not only is he so sweet and a total cutie, but he’s also incredibly sexy…

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He shocked netizens this year with a Calvin Klein underwear photoshoot.

He’s a K-Pop fan himself, but we could totally see him as an idol if he wasn’t a soccer star!

He is the idol of idols, after all.

4. Cho Yu Min

South Korean soccer center-back or defensive midfielder Cho Yu Min, who plays for Daejeon Hana Citizen and the national team, also has caught the eyes of K-Pop fans.


it’s the Cho’s #조규성 #조유민 #kleague #soccer #worldcup #choguesung #korea #fifaworldcup2022 #qatar


This handsome soccer player is #20 for Daejeon Hana Citizen but #24 for the Korean national team. The 26-year-old is 6′ 0″ (1.82 m), but it’s that jawline that has us all swooning!

But he’s not single, ladies and gentlemen! Cho Yu Min recently married Park So Yeon (also known as T-ara‘s Soyeon), who is very supportive. So, while he is not a K-Pop idol, he sure is married to one!

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