|Full name||Huh Jung-moo|
|Date of birth||January 13, 1955|
|Place of birth||Jindo, South Korea|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1978–1980||Korea Electric Power|
|1978–1980||→ ROK Navy|
|1973–1974||South Korea U20|
|1991–1992||Pohang Steelworks (assistant)|
|1993–1994||South Korea (assistant)|
|2001–2004||Yongin Football Center|
|2004||South Korea (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
|Revised Romanization||Heo Jeong-mu|
Huh Jung-moo (Korean: 허정무, Hanja: 許丁茂, born January 13, 1955 in Jindo, Jeonnam, South Korea) is a former Korean football player and coach. He is the current vice-president of the Korea Football Association.
Huh was a versatile player and could play in multiple positions. Normally deployed as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder, he was capable of playing as striker, winger and full-back. He demonstrated his ability anywhere. Huh covered great distance by utilizing his competitive spirit and stamina. Because of his tough and energetic playing style, he was nicknamed as Jindogae, the hunter dog breed originated from his hometown Jindo Island. He was also adept at man marking. He performed man marking against Johan Cruyff in the Eredivisie. Huh hadn't rapid pace, but he could dribble by intelligent movement.
Huh joined Yonsei University in 1974. He was often compared with Cha Bum-kun of Korea University, rival of Yonsei University. After graduation, Huh joined Korea Electric Power FC and enlisted in the Marine Corps and the Navy FC for mandatory military service.
European clubs were interested in Asian players due to Cha Bum-kun's performance in the Bundesliga when Huh was discharged from the military service. Huh also wanted to join a European club because he was under impetus from Cha's performance. In August 1980, he joined Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven. He mainly played as a defensive midfielder and showed impressive form for three years. Johan Cruyff, tired from Huh's active marking, broke Huh's nose with his arm, and Willem van Hanegem showed the 'slant-eye' racist gesture to Huh. PSV finished as runners-up in the 1982–83 Eredivisie, and Huh went back to South Korea after the season because his wife felt homesick.
In 1984, Huh joined Hyundai Horang-i as a original founding member. He retired from player life in 1986.
He was on the South Korea national team from 1974 through 1986. He won two gold medals in the Asian Games. He was a member of Korean squad in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. In the match against Argentina, he left a famous photo that he appeared to be kicking Diego Maradona whose face twisted with pain. In the match against Italy, he scored a goal.
His first term as the coach of the national team was temporary. In 1998, he was appointed for the second time. Then he picked up some nameless young players and give them important positions instead of established stars, inviting harsh criticism against him. After failures in the 2000 Summer Olympics and 1998 Asian Games, he was replaced by Guus Hiddink.
Since Hiddink's incredible success in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Korea Football Association began hiring foreign managers, including Humberto Coelho, Jo Bonfrere, Dick Advocaat, and Pim Verbeek. They failed to match Hiddink's success, however.
Meanwhile, the criticized "nameless players" picked by Huh became stars. Park Ji-sung, once the most unpopular player while Huh was coach, turned into the most successful player in Asia. Lee Young-pyo and Seol Ki-hyeon also rose in prominence. The success of Huh's former apprentices and that of himself in Chunnam Dragons made him revalued as a candidate for head coach. Huh was re-appointed in December 2007 after leading candidates Mick McCarthy and Gérard Houllier both rejected the job.
Huh got the team qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In November 2009, Huh won the AFC Coach of the Year Award after leading the national team to 27 consecutive games without a loss.
|Hyundai Horang-i||1984||K League||23||3||—||—||—||23||3|
- Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
- Korean National Championship Top scorer: 1974
- KFA Team of the Year: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979
- Korean President's Cup Best Player: 1979
- KFA Footballer of the Year: 1984
- K League 1 Best XI: 1984
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- "청소년蹴球 후보選手 18명 確定" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 4 March 1974.
- "'PSV 영웅' 축구선수 허정무를 아십니까" (in Korean). Nate Sports. 26 July 2011.
- "세계견문록 아틀라스 - 허감독의 친절한 유럽축구 유람 - 3부 네덜란드의 검은머리 레전드_#002" (in Korean). EBS Documentary. 27 June 2014.
- "허정무 화란 필립스 PSV 입단 확정" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 7 August 1980.
- "Jung-Moo Huh » Club matches". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
- "#1 허정무" (in Korean). K League. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
- "허정무 HUH Jungmoo MF" (in Korean). KFA. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
- "全國蹴球폐막 高大,3년만에 覇權" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 2 December 1974.
- "記者團 최우수선수 卞鎬瑛 蹴球베스트11 선발" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 24 December 1974.
- "趙榮增 최우수選手로 新聞·通信 蹴球기자 선정" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1977.
- "최우수선수 金在漢 蹴球베스트11 선정" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 16 January 1979.
- "최우수選手 朴成華 체육기자단 蹴球11" (in Korean). Kyunghyang. 26 December 1979.
- "대한축구협회 선정 역대 올해의 선수(2018. 08. 01 기준)" (in Korean). KFA. 1 August 2018.
- "슈퍼리그 84大長征 회심의 골인「대우王冠」빛나다" (in Korean). Dong-A Ilbo. 12 November 1984.
- "Huh Takes Home AFC Coach of the Year Award". The Korea Times. 25 November 2009.
- "[FA컵] 전남, 수원잡고 FA컵 우승 '차붐 굴욕'" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. 3 December 2006.
- "김치우, FA컵 최우수선수상 수상" (in Korean). Newsis. 2 December 2007.