Kim Dong-Keun, (born 2nd March 2034 in Seogwipo, South Korea) is a striker, currently featuring for Premier League side Arsenal and the South Korean national side, the latter of which as captain.
Kim started his career in 2051 aged 16, signing initially as a trainee. Kim impressed in Jeju's reserve team, however did not break into the first team until the following season, making his first appearance aged 17, and going on to make 15 starts for the K-League side, scoring on 5 occasions. Kim was noted for his pace, and dominant aerial play, focusing as the pin point of the Jeju attack.
Midway through the 2052 league campaign, Jeju accepted a modest bid of £1.1 million for the young striker from Eredivisie outfit Twente, and Kim joined their ranks on a three-year deal.
Despite only making a short substitute appearance for Twente's first team in his maiden season in Holland, Kim starred for their youth side, Jong Twente, scoring 12 and assisting a further 10 in his first season, earning his first cap fro South Korea, aged 18, in an World Cup qualifier against Vietnam.
In the 53/54 season, Kim broke into the first team, however, scored only 5 goals in 16 outings for the Dutch side, and struggled to keep his place in the starting line-up, spending a lot of time on the Twente bench. However, a number of departures from the team, including the sales of Mario Zlatar, Olaf van der Veen and Sylvester Oduber to various clubs - Oduber notably joining league rivals PSV Eindhoven - saw Kim start the 53/54 campaign as the team's sole recognised striker. Injury problems limited the South Korean to just 22 league appearances, however, Kim top-scored for Twente with 14 league goals, including a stunning long range effort at home to Zwolle.
In the summer of 2054, Twente again sold their stars, with Martijn de Groot leaving for Standard Liége, and Dmytro Bakhurynskyi exiting for FC Porto in Portugal, however, Twente turned down offers from Valencia and Manchester City for Kim, and he would remain at Twente for another season, powering home 17 league goals, to finish as the Eredivisie's joint top-scorer.
The following year, Twente fans would not be so lucky as to keep hold of the South Korean, with Manchester City again interested in the striker. However, Kim would eventually join Manchester United in a £24 million move to Lancashire.
Kim would be mainly used as an impact substitute at Old Trafford, grabbing just 58 appearances in his six-year tenure at United, but scoring an impressive 29 goals, often coming on late in games.
Kim, by this time South Korea captain, was not satisfied with life on the bench, and completed a £7.5 million move to rivals Arsenal in January 2062. In his first half season at Arsenal, Kim went on an amazing scoring run, netting 15 in 17 games to help the Gunners qualify for Europe.
Kim would continue as Arsenal's main striker, scoring 23 in his first two full seasons at Arsenal, in just 60 appearances, despite the Gunners' varying league form.
In addition to his goalscoring form at club level, Kim has an impressive international record with Korea, scoring 68 international goals, in 120 official appearances.