National team coach Paulo Bento returned to his home country, Portugal, after a four-year journey.
Coach Bento, who took office in August 2018, played the 2019 UAE Asian Cup, two EAFF E1 Championships (East Asian Cup), and the Qatar World Cup qualifiers and finals. At the World Cup in Qatar, which was his final goal, he reached the round of 16 after 12 years and successfully completed his mission.
The Korea Football Association looked at the records of the four-year national team led by Bento.
▲ Longest tenure in history: 4 years and 106 days
Coach Bento, who took office as the 80th coach of the Korean national soccer team in August 2018, led the Taegeuk Warriors for 4 years and 4 months. Under the contract signed with the Korea Football Association, his tenure will last from August 22, 2018 to December 6, 2022, when the Korean team played their last game at the World Cup in Qatar. So, exactly 4 years and 106 days.
4 years and 4 months is the longest record for a single term as a manager of the Korean national soccer team, far exceeding Uli Stielike’s 2 years and 9 months (September 2014 to June 2017), which was the longest so far.
It is also the first case of taking office right after the World Cup and playing until the next World Cup. In the past, coaches Lee Hoi-taek, Kim Ho, Cha Bum-geun, and Huh Jeong-moo also took part in the World Cup preliminaries and finals when they were in charge of the national team. However, he did not take up the post immediately after the previous World Cup.
▲ Total 57 matches, 35 wins, 13 draws, 9 losses
Under Bento’s managerial system, his overall A match record is 35 wins, 13 draws and 9 losses in 57 matches. The two evaluation matches with the 2020 Olympic team are not A matches, so they are excluded.
Bento’s win rate is 61%, the second highest win rate ever since 1992, when the full-time national team coach system began. 1st place in win rate is coach Stielike, who has won 27 wins in 39 games.
The 35 wins is also the record for the most wins during a single tenure of a Korean national team coach. He also set a record of 20 consecutive matches undefeated (16 wins, 4 draws) without losing a home game until losing to Brazil in June of this year after his appointment. This is the most consecutive undefeated home games since 1990.
Brazil lost the most with 3 losses, followed by Japan (2 losses), followed by Qatar, UAE, Mexico and Ghana.
▲ 100 goals scored, 46 goals conceded
Starting with Lee Jae-sung’s goal in the September 2018 friendly match against Costa Rica (Goyang Sports Complex), Bento’s first match after taking office as coach, he scored exactly 100 goals, including Baek Seung-ho’s goal against Brazil at the Qatar World Cup. He scored 100 goals in 57 matches, so his scoring rate per match is 1.75. On the other hand, as they allowed 46 goals, the conceding rate is 0.81 goals. That is, he did not concede more than an average of 1 goal per game.
The total number of shots was 755 and the number of effective shots was 299. On average, that would be 13.2 shots per game and 5.3 shots on target. He shot 755 times and scored 100 goals, so the success rate was 13.2%.
The match with the most goals was an 8-0 win over Sri Lanka in the second qualifying round for the World Cup in Hwaseong in October 2019. On the other hand, the most goals he conceded came in a 1-5 loss to Brazil at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in June of this year.
▲ 27 calls, the most selection is Cho Hyun-woo 25 times
Bento’s coach called the national team a total of 27 times. In September 2018, the team was first teamed up for friendly matches against Costa Rica and Chile, and the last was the World Cup finals in Qatar.
Among the 27 convocations, the most selected player is goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo. When Cho Hyun-woo was injured, he only missed twice and was called up. Next is goalkeeper Kim Seung-kyu 24 times and defender Kim Young-kwon 23 times. Players from European clubs, including Son Heung-min, are convened only during the A-match period set by FIFA, so the number of matches is relatively small.
▲ 92 players selected for 4 years, only 51 players selected for the first
time There are a total of 92 players who have been named in Bentoho at least once. Among them, 26 participated in the Qatar World Cup finals, the final destination, so the competition rate was 3.54 to 1.
Among the 92 players, 51 players were first selected for the A national team by coach Bento. 51 new players were selected for 4 years and 4 months, so it is a story that an average of 12 new faces were selected per year. Contrary to the preconceived notion that he was conservative in selecting players, we can see that Bento was active in discovering new players.
Of the 51 new members, 39 players made their A-match debut, and 11 players took them to the Qatar World Cup finals (Hwang In-beom, Cho Kyu-seong, Kim Moon-hwan, Na Sang-ho, Song Bum-geun, Baek Seung-ho, Lee Kang-in, Yoon Jong-gyu, Song Min-kyu, Jung Woo-young, and Cho Yu-min). to be.
▲ The player with the most appearances is Kim Young-kwon
. During the 57th A-match, Kim Young-kwon was the most named player on the list. He played a total of 44 games and showed that he was a key player for Bentuho. Striker Hwang Eui-jo is second with 42 matches, and Hwang In-beom is third with 41 matches. Next is Kim Min-jae, who played 40 games, and Son Heung-min, who played 39 games.
Out of 57 games, Son Heung-min wore the captain’s armband in 37 games, and Kim Young-kwon played 15 games as captain. Park Joo-ho, Kim Jin-soo, Kim Shin-wook, and Hong Chul also played as captains.
▲ Hwang Eui-jo scored the most goals with 15 goals. A total of 28 players scored goals in
Bento’s A-match. Among them, Hwang Eui-jo scored the most goals with 15 goals. In particular, Hwang Eui-jo scored goals against Georgia (Europe), Brazil (South America), Egypt (Africa), Mexico (North and Central America), Qatar (Asia), and Australia (Oceania), shaking the net against countries on all continents.
Son Heung-min, who scored 13 goals, is second, and Hwang Hee-chan and Kwon Chang-hoon, who scored 8 goals, are tied for third place. Cho Kyu-seong, who rose rapidly through the World Cup in Qatar, and tall striker Kim Shin-wook rose to the next rank with 6 goals.
Meanwhile, a total of 16 players, including Park Joo-ho, Hong-cheol and Hwang In-beom, scored their A-match debut goal under Bento’s coach.
▲ Son Heung-min, Kim Jin-soo, and Hong Cheol tied for first place for help
A total of 27 players scored goal assists in A matches led by Bento. Heung-Min Son, Jin-Soo Kim, and Chul Hong, who each recorded 7 assists, ranked first in assists. Before the World Cup in Qatar, Hong Chul was in first place, but Kim Jin-soo assisted Cho Kyu-seong’s goal against Ghana, and Son Heung-min assisted Hwang Hee-chan’s goal in the Portugal game, making him tied for first place.
Hwang Hee-chan followed with 6 and Hwang Eui-jo with 4. 스포츠토토
▲ Only Coach Bento was sent off, and tickets were sold out 11 times
Korean players never received a red card during 57 games under Bento. In 2016, when he was head coach of Stielike, Hong Jeong-ho was not ejected from an A match for six years after he was injured in a match against Qatar in the Russian World Cup qualifiers. The only exit is, ironically, coach Bento. Immediately after the Qatar World Cup match against Ghana, coach Bento received a red card for protesting to the referee.
A measure of the national team’s popularity is revealed in the crowd at home games. The total number of spectators was 869,000 in 24 matches, excluding 3 matches played without spectators due to Corona 19, out of 27 home A matches played by Bento. The average spectator per game is about 36,000. Only 11 games sold out tickets.
The highest number of spectators was 64,872 in a friendly match against Brazil in Seoul last June. On the other hand, the minimum number of spectators was 1,070 for the East Asian Cup Hong Kong match held in Busan in December 2019.