North Korea women's national football team

North Korea Korea DPR
Nickname(s) Chollima
Association DPR Korea Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Kim Gwang-min
Home stadium Rungnado Stadium
Kim Il-Sung Stadium
Yanggakdo Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 9 Decrease 3 (25 March 2016)
Highest 5 (December 1999)
Lowest 12 (July 2011)
First international
 China PR 4–1 North Korea 
(Hong Kong; 21 December 1989)
Biggest win
 North Korea 24–0 Singapore 
(Hong Kong; 21 June 2001)
Biggest defeat
 France 5–0 North Korea 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 28 July 2012)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 1999)
Best result Quarter-finals; 2007
Women's Asian Cup
Appearances 9 (first in 1989)
Best result Winners, 2001, 2003, 2008

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea women's national football team represents North Korea in international women's football.[1][2] North Korea were the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship winners, and won the AFC Women's Asian Cup in 2001, 2003 and 2008.


World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1995Did Not Enter
United States 1999Group Stage310246−2
United States 2003Group Stage310234−1
China 2007Quarter Finals411257−2
Germany 2011Group Stage301203−3
Canada 2015Banned
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Disqualification for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

During the team's participation at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, on 7 July 2011, FIFA announced that two of its players, Song Jong-Sun and Jong Pok-Sim, failing doping tests during the tournament and were provisionally suspended prior to their team’s match against Colombia.[3] On 16 July, FIFA announced that three additional players from North Korea tested positive following target testing of the whole team.[4] On 25 August 2011, the North Korean team was fined US$ 400,000 which is equal to the prize it received by finishing 13th in the 2011 tournament, and was excluded from participation at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, including its qualification round.[5]

AFC Asian Cup

Olympic Games

Asian Games

Women's East Asian Cup

Algarve Cup

Other invitational tournaments

Current squad

Squad for the 2014 Algarve Cup.

Head coach: Kim Gwang-min

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hong Myong-Hui (1991-09-04)September 4, 1991 (aged 22) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
3 2DF Paek Sol-gum (1990-03-20)March 20, 1990 (aged 23) North Korea Ponghwasan Sports Club
4 2DF Jo Jong-sim (1993-06-28)June 28, 1993 (aged 20) North Korea Rimyongsu Sports Club
6 2DF Kim Un-Hyang (1993-08-26)August 26, 1993 (aged 20) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
7 3MF Kim Su-gyong (1995-01-04)January 4, 1995 (aged 19) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
8 3MF Kim Un-ju (1993-04-09)April 9, 1993 (aged 20) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
9 3MF Jong Yu-ri (1992-06-21)June 21, 1992 (aged 21) North Korea Sobaeksu Sports Club
10 4FW Ho Un-byol (1992-01-19)January 19, 1992 (aged 22) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
11 4FW Ra Un-sim (c) (1988-07-02)July 2, 1988 (aged 25) North Korea Amrokgang Sports Club
12 3MF Kim Yun-Mi (1993-07-01)July 1, 1993 (aged 20) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
13 3MF Ri Yong-mi (1993-05-08)May 8, 1993 (aged 20) North Korea Amrokgang Sports Club
15 2DF Kim Nam-hui (1993-03-04)March 4, 1993 (aged 21) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
16 2DF Kim Un-ha (1993-03-23)March 23, 1993 (aged 20) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
18 1GK Kim Su-jong (1991-06-03)June 3, 1991 (aged 22) North Korea April 25 Sports Club
19 2DF Yun Song-mi (1992-01-28)January 28, 1992 (aged 22) North Korea Pyongyang Sports Club
21 3MF Cha Un-ju (1994-06-07)June 7, 1994 (aged 19) North Korea Sobaeksu Sports Club

See also


  1. "Kim Jong-il: The Success Behind DPR Ladies Football?". 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  2. "Red devils vs. 'axis of evil'-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily". 2002-09-05. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  3. "Two players from Korea DPR provisionally suspended following anti-doping tests". FIFA. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  4. "Adverse analytical findings recorded for three additional players from Korea DPR". FIFA. 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  5. "FIFA Disciplinary Committee decisions for Germany 2011". 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
1999 China PR 
AFC Women's Champions
2001 (First title)
2003 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2006 China PR 
Preceded by
2006 China PR 
AFC Women's Champions
2006 (Third title)
Succeeded by
2010 Australia 
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