Kim Min-jae (Footballer) Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Facts, Height

Kim Min-jae

Facts About Kim Min-jae

Celebrated Name Kim Min-jae
Age 25 Years Old
Nick Name Kim
Birth Name Kim Min-jae
Birth Date 1996-11-15
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality South Korean
Birth Nation South Korea
Place Of Birth Tongyeong, South Korea
Horoscope Scorpio
Ethnicity Asian
School Tongyeong Elementary School, Gaya Elementary School, Yeoncho Middle School, and Suwon Technical High School
University Yonsei University
Career Start 2012
Awards 2017 K League 1 Young Player of the Year, 2019 EAFF Championship Best Defender, etc.
Father Kim Tae-gyun
Mother Lee Yoo-sun
Brothers Kim Kyeong-min
Marital Status Married
Wife Ahn.jm.j
Children One daughter
Height 6 ft. 3 inches
Weight 86kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$10 Million
Salary £2.8 Million
Current Club Fenerbahce
Position Centre-back
Jersey Number 3

Kim Min-Jae is a South Korean professional football player. He currently plays for Super Lig club Fenerbahce and the South Korea national team. His playing position is a center-back. 

Kim Min-jae played a youth football career with the football club of Tongyeong Elementary School, Yeoncho Middle School, and Suwon Technical High School. After he graduated from high school in 2015, he went on to Yonsei University. In July 2016, when he was a sophomore, he dropped out of school to fulfill his dream of making his professional debut, although Yonsei University tried to dissuade him. On 1 July 2016, he joined the semi-professional club Gyeongju KHNP and participated in the Korea National League since the middle of the 2016 season. On 22 December 2016, he joined K League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on a free transfer and went on to win 2017 and 2018 K League 1 with the club. On 29 January 2019, he was transferred to Beijing Sinobo Guoan for the transfer fee of €5.25 million where he went on to play three seasons at the club. On 16 August 2021, he was transferred to Fenerbahce on a 4-year contract with a transfer fee of €3 million. He made his debut for the club on 22 August 2021. 

On the international level, Kim Min-jae has represented South Korea at various age levels. He has represented South Korea at U20, U23, and the senior level. He made his senior international team debut for South Korea on 31 August 2017 in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He was part of the South Korea U23 squad that won the gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games. He has represented South Korea at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as well as the 2019 East Asian Football Championship, winning the 2019 EAFF Championship tournament. Since his debut, he has obtained 42 caps and scored 3 goals for South Korea.

Kim Min-Jae Famous For

  • Being a South Korean professional football player.
  • For playing as a center-back for Super Lig club Fenerbahce.


When was Kim Min-Jae born?

Kim Min-Jae was born on 15 November 1996. His birthplace is Tongyeong, South Korea. He holds South Korean nationality and is of Asian descent. Likewise, as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Scorpio. His father’s name is Kim Tae-gyun and his mother’s name is Lee Yoo-sun. His father, Kim Tae-gyun is a former South Korean baseball player. He grew up alongside his brother, Kim Kyeong-min who is also a professional football player and currently plays for Gimcheon Sangmu FC. He attended Tongyeong Elementary School and later on he was transferred to Gaya Elementary School in Haman where he graduated from there. He then entered Yeoncho Middle School and Suwon Technical High School which has produced many international footballers such as Park Ji-sung and Kim Sun-min. After he graduated from high school in 2015, he went on to Yonsei University. 

Kim Min-Jae Football Career

Club Career

Early Career

  • He played a youth football career with the football club of Tongyeong Elementary School, Yeoncho Middle School, and Suwon Technical High School. After he graduated from high school in 2015, he went on to Yonsei University. In July 2016, when he was a sophomore, he dropped out of school to fulfill his dream of making his professional debut, although Yonsei University tried to dissuade him. 

Gyeongju KHNP

  • On 1 July 2016, he joined the semi-professional club Gyeongju KHNP and participated in the Korea National League since the middle of the 2016 season. During that season, he made 17 appearances for the club in all the competitions as he leads his team to the playoffs. However, on 5 November, he failed to help KHNP advance to the final despite playing as a full-time player in the semi-final game against Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

  • On 22 December 2016, he joined K League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on a free transfer. He made his debut for the club on 5 March 2017 in a 2-1 win against Jeonnam Dragons. On 25 June 2017, he scored the first goal of his career in a 2-2 draw against Daegu FC in a K League 1 match. In his first season, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals in all the competitions as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the league title that season. Additionally, with his performance, he was named the K League Young Player of the Year and nominated for a part of the K League Best XI. 
  • On 13 February 2018, he made his first AFC Champions League debut in a 3-2 victory over Kashiwa Reysol. On 18 March 2018, he scored his first goal of the 2018 season with a header as well as showed strong defense in a K League 1 match against FC Seoul as he was named the MVP of the week. During his 2017-18 season, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the league title consecutively.

Beijing Guoan

  • On 29 January 2019, he was transferred to Beijing Sinobo Guoan for the transfer fee of €5.25 million where he went on to play three seasons at the club. With his impressive defensive performance, he also went on to play an integral role in Beijing's runner-up finish in the 2019 CSL Season. At Beijing Guoan, he made 59 appearances for the club in all the competitions. 

Fenerbahce

  • On 16 August 2021, he was transferred to Fenerbahce on a 4-year contract with a transfer fee of €3 million. He made his debut for the club on 22 August 2021 in a 2-0 win against Antalyaspor. On 16 September 2021, he made his European debut in the UEFA Europa League Group D match against Eintracht Frankfurt. On 20 March 2022, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win against Konyaspor. In his first season, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring once in all the competitions as he was selected in the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) and FIFA 22 for the Super Lig Team of the Season. 


International Career

  • He has represented South Korea at various age levels. 
  • He has represented South Korea at U20, U23, and the senior level. 
  • On 14 August 2017, he was named in South Korea's squad for the last two qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup against Iran and Uzbekistan.
  • He made his senior international team debut for South Korea on 31 August 2017 in a 0-0 draw against Iran in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. 
  • On 17 November 2018, he scored his first senior international goal for South Korea in a 1-1 draw against Australia. 
  • He was part of the South Korea U23 squad that won the gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games. 
  • He has represented South Korea at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as well as the 2019 East Asian Football Championship, winning the 2019 EAFF Championship tournament. 
  • Since his debut, he has obtained 42 caps and scored 3 goals for South Korea.

Who is Kim Min-Jae's Wife?

Looking at his personal life, Kim Min-Jae is a married guy. He is married to his long-term girlfriend, Ahn.jm.j who have been together for a long time. The couple tied the knot in their homeland. It is still unknown when exactly they started their relationship as they keep their personal lives very private. The couple is blessed with one daughter. At present, he has an intimate relationship with his wife and daughter where they are living their life happily together.

Kim Min-Jae Net Worth 2022

Kim Min-Jae is a South Korean professional football player who currently plays for Super Lig club Fenerbahce. He is a very talented football player and with his continuous hard work and dedication, he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his football career which is his major source of wealth. He is an ambassador for the Purme Foundation. In January 2019, he was transferred to Beijing Sinobo Guoan for the transfer fee of €5.25 million. In August 2021, he was transferred to Fenerbahce on a 4-year contract with a transfer fee of €3 million. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be around $1 million-$10 million where he received £2.8 million as a yearly salary from his current club. In addition, his market value is around €14 million.  Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. 

How tall is Kim Min-Jae?

Kim Min-jae stands at the height of 1.90m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 86kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight. Overall, he has got a healthy body with tattoos on his body parts. 

Kim Min-Jae's Transfer History

  • He played a youth football career with the football club of Tongyeong Elementary School, Yeoncho Middle School, and Suwon Technical High School.  
  • After he graduated from high school in 2015, he went on to Yonsei University. In July 2016, when he was a sophomore, he dropped out of school to fulfill his dream of making his professional debut, although Yonsei University tried to dissuade him. 
  • In July 2016, he joined the semi-professional club Gyeongju KHNP and participated in the Korea National League since the middle of the 2016 season. 
  • In December 2016, he joined K League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on a free transfer.
  • In January 2019, he was transferred to Beijing Sinobo Guoan for the transfer fee of €5.25 million. 
  • In August 2021, he was transferred to Fenerbahce on a 4-year contract with a transfer fee of €3 million. 

Awards and Achievements

Honors

  • Won 2017, and 2018 K League 1 with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
  • Won the 2018 Asian Games with South Korea U23.
  • Won the 2019 EAFF Championship with South Korea.

Awards

  • Won the 2017 K League 1 Young Player of the Year.
  • Won the 2019 EAFF Championship Best Defender.

Did You Know?

  • He is of Asian descent.
  • His father, Kim Tae-gyun is a former South Korean baseball player.
  • His brother, Kim Kyeong-min is also a professional football player who currently plays for Gimcheon Sangmu FC.
  • He was part of the South Korea U23 squad that won the gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games.
  • He was then part of South Korea which won the 2019 EAFF Championship.
  • He wears shirt number 3 for 1899 Hoffenheim.