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Kim Yeon Koung Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Personal Life, Career

Kim Yeon Koung

Kim Yeon Koung is the captain of the South Korean women’s international volleyball team and a professional volleyball player from South Korea. With 35 domestic medals and over 40 individual accolades, both club and international, she is widely considered one of the top players in the world.

Early years

Kim Yeon Koung was born in Ansan, South Korea, on February 26, 1988. She is currently 34 years old and a South Korean national. She also has the Pisces zodiac sign and is of Asian descent. Kim Dong-Gil (father) and Lee Keum-Ok (mother) are her parents. She also has a younger sister named Kim Hye-Kyung. Kim has loved volleyball since she was a child.

In terms of her academic career, she attended Hanil Women’s High School, and little is known about her studies other than the fact that she graduated. She opted to drop volleyball and play soccer in middle school because she was under 170cm tall. During her three years at Hanil Women’s High School, she grew more than 20 cm and was able to play outside hitter.

Kim was chosen for the South Korean National Team in 2005 due to her outstanding performance and physical condition. She made her international debut in the World Grand Champions Cup, where she finished third in scoring. She was then chosen as the best option in the first round of the V-League draft by the Cheonan Heungkuk Life, where she began her expert volleyball career.

More Facts about Kim Yeon Koung

Full Name: Kim Koung
Born Date: 26 Feb 1988
Age: 34 years
Horoscope: Pisces
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Stone: Aquamarine
Lucky Color: Sea Green
Best Match for Marriage: Cancer, Scorpio
Gender: Female
Profession: Volleyball player, social media personality
Country: South Korea
Height: 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m)
Marital Status: single
Net Worth $1.9 Million
Eye Color black
Hair Color black
Nationality South Korean
Ethnicity Asian
Father Kim Dong-Gil
Mother Lee Keum-Ok
Siblings Kim Hye-Kyung

Professional Life

During her first professional season, Kim was a member of Heungkuk Life and won the Korean League. She was named “New Face Award,” “Regular Season MVP,” “Final Championship MVP,” “Best Scorer,” and other honors. Before fully recuperating from surgery, she also competed in the 2006 World Championship and the 2006 Asian Games.

Heungkuk Life became the 2006-07 season’s defending champion with the support of Kim. The team was first to spot in the regular season for two years and continuously won the finals. She was selected MVP of both the regular and championship seasons, as well as the best captain.

She was named MVP after leading her club to first place in the 2007-08 regular season. In the 2008-09 season, she became the primary female player in the Korean V-League, amassing 2000 points and 2000 attack points.

Kim Yeon Koung
Caption: Kim Yeon Koung posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)
Premier League vs. Japanese (2009-2011)

Kim Yeon Koung has agreed to play in the Japanese V.Premier League for JT Marvelous. She became South Korea’s first expert volleyball player to play abroad after KOVO was created in 2005. In 2009-2010, JT made records by winning 25 games while maintaining her position as the team’s leading attacking player. JT was also the leading scorer throughout the regular season, scoring 696 points in total, making her a regular-season winner.

She was also an important member of the National Team during the 2010 Asian Cup, where he was the best scorer and spiker. Kim Yeon Koung then competed in the 2010 World Championship, finishing tenth in her group. She was equally enthused about the Grand Prix, Asian Championship, and World Cup, and at the 2011 Asian Championship, she was the top scorer and spiker.

Fenerbahce (2011-2017)

Jos Fenerbahce’s group president was persuaded by Roberto Guimares to sign Kim for the 2011-12 season. Jose regarded Kim as having the potential to become “perhaps the best player in the world,” despite her lack of recognition in Europe. In her maiden season in Europe, Kim put in an exceptional performance, helping Fenerbahce win the CEV Champions League for the first time. At the 2012 London Olympics, she gave one of the best and most remarkable performances ever. During the 2016 Olympic World Qualification Tournament, she helped Korea win by demonstrating exceptional performance against the Netherlands.

V.League and Chinese Super League

After concluding her contract with Fenerbahce, where she had spent more than six seasons, Kim relocated to Shanghai. She also guided Shanghai to the top rank in the 2017-18 regular season for the first time in 17 years. After a year in the Chinese League, she returned to Turkey and signed a two-year contract with Eczacba. For the first time in seven years, the squad won both the Turkish Cup and the Super Cup. She replaced Jordan Larson as Eczacba’s new captain for the 2019-20 season. In 2021, she signed a deal with Shanghai, China, and she is currently a member of the Shanghai team.

Kim is the owner of a child sports development club in South Korea, as well as a volunteer for various charities. She has acted as a guest star in a number of South Korean reality TV shows and serials.

Net Worth and Awards

Kim Yeon Koung received numerous prizes and accolades, including the ‘New Face Award,’ ‘Regular Season MVP,’ ‘Final Championship MVP,’ ‘Best Scorer,’ and more. She’s also up for the Battling Spirit Award and the ‘Best 6’. She also won a silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games, which was her first.

When it comes to her net worth, she is estimated to be around $1.9 million. Apart from that, there is currently no information on her salary or earnings. Kim has also made some investments and is the owner of various businesses.

Status of the Relationship

Kim Yeon Koung is currently single and unmarried. Furthermore, she has not made any personal information public and is solely focused on her profession. And, until now, Kim has remained free of scandal and speculations.

Social Media and Body Measurements

Kim Yeon Koung is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs roughly 6 feet 7 inches, with pale skin. She also has black hair and dark-colored eyes, and she wears the number 10 jersey.

There are almost 1.7 million followers on her Instagram profile. Similarly, on Twitter, there are more than 204.6k followers and more than 13.9k followers. She also has a YouTube channel called ‘Bread Unnie,’ which has over 1.33 million subscribers.

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