Date of birth
(1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth
Pyongyang, DPR Korea
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Pak joined Basel on 27 June 2011 from FC Wil 1900. He played for the club in the Uhrencup during July 2011 and scored a goal in the 2–1 win against West Ham United on 13 July 2011. Pak made his first team league debut as a substitute on 16 July 2011 in the 1–1 away draw against BSC Young Boys.
Because he was born in 1992 he was eligible to play for the newly formed Basel Under-19 team in the 2011–12 NextGen series. He scored his first goal for them during the team's first game against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on 17 August 2011.
On 14 September 2011 Pak became the first North Korean to play in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League campaign, coming on the field in the 92nd minute. On his 19th birthday, 27 September 2011, Pak came on as a substitute in the 81st minute of FC Basel's 3–3 away draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford in another UEFA Champions League match. At the end of the 2011–12 season he won the Double, the League Championship title and the Swiss Cup, with Basel.
Pak could not gain a place in the first team during the 2012–13 season but played regularly in their U-21 side, scoring six goals in twelve matches. On 11 January 2013, Basel announced that some of their youngsters would be loaned out to lower league clubs and Pak signed a deal with Bellinzona, so that he could gain playing experience in the Challenge League.
On 20 June 2013, Basel announced that they would loan Pak to the Liechtensteiner club Vaduz in the Swiss Challenge League to gain more playing experience. Following the transfer of Raúl Bobadilla to Augsburg in the Bundesliga, and the injury to Marco Streller, Basel decided to recall the striker to their squad. Pak played just one more game for Basel before he was again loaned to Vaduz from January 2014 until the end of the season. Playing in all 18 games, he scored 9 goals and Vaduz finished the 2013–14 Swiss Challenge League season as winners and were promoted. Pak's loan was renewed for the following Swiss Super League season.
At the end of the 2014–15 season, Basel did not renew Pak's contract. On 1 July 2015, he joined Biel-Bienne as a free agent. On 4 January 2016, Biel-Bienne annulled their contract with Pak who then signed with Lausanne.
International goalsScores and results list North Korea's goal tally first.
Titles and honours