Title: 맨땅에 헤딩 / Heading to the Ground
Chinese title : 向大地头球
also known as : No Limit
Genre: Sports, romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2009-Sep-09 to 2009-Nov-4
Air time: Wednesday & Thursdays 21:55


The drama about a man trying to achieve what is thought to be impossible: fulfilling his dreams of being a great soccer player.

Cha Bong Gun, a soccer player with great potential, wants to become a member of the national soccer team. As he works towards his goal, he meets Kang Hae Bin, an attractive and independent rookie sports agent who ends up bickering with him all the time. With Jang Seung Woo, an elite attorney, as his arch-enemy, Bong gun’s journey towards love and success is rough. To make matters more complicated, it turns out that Oh Yeon Yi, Bong gun’s childhood friend and the soccer team nutritionist, has a secret crush on him.


U-Know Yunho as Cha Bong Gun
Jung Chan Woo as Cha Bong Gun (young)
Go Ah Ra as Kang Hae Bin
Lee Sang Yoon as Jang Seung Woo
Lee Yoon Ji as Oh Yeon Yi

Extended Cast

Bang Joon Seo as Cha Byul Yi
Park Soon Chun as Lee Soon Ok (Byul Yi’s mother)
Yoon Yeo Jung as Ae Ja
Im Chae Moo as Kang Sung Il (Hae Bin’s father)
Lee Il Hwa as Maeng Geum Hee (Hae Bin’s stepmother)
Kim Hye Ok as (Yeon Yi’s mother)
Park Chul Min as Hong Sang Man
Lee Seung Shin as Han Myung Kil
Park Hwi Soon as Young Dal
Seung Hyo Bin as Mi Kyung
Go Soo Hee as Heo Sook Hee
Jung Joon Ha
Yum Dong Hun as Geun Choon (cameo)
Im Seung Dae as team leader Moon

Soccer team

Kim Jae Seung as Lee Dong Ho
Lee Jae Yoon (이재윤) as Shin Poong Chul
Choi Min Sung as Jo Byung Ki
Hong Joong Hyun as Hong Kyung Rae
Kang Shin Il as Lee Choong Ryul (coach)
Ricky Kim as Mak Shim
Yoon Won Suk (윤원석)

Production Credits

Director: Park Sung Soo
Screenwriter: Kim Sol Ji (김솔지)

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2009-09-09 1 7.2 (<7.7)
2009-09-10 2 5.6 (<7.8)
2009-09-16 3 6.3 (<7.5)
2009-09-17 4 6.0 (<7.6)
2009-09-23 5 5.6 (<7.7)
2009-09-24 6 4.4 (<7.5)
2009-09-30 7 6.9 (<7.9)
2009-10-01 8 5.1 (<8.0)
2009-10-07 9 5.5 (<8.3)
2009-10-08 10 5.3 (<7.9)
2009-10-15 11 3.3 (<7.8)
2009-10-21 12 4.2 (<8.2)
2009-10-22 13 5.9 (<7.1)
2009-10-28 14 4.0 (<8.8)
2009-10-29 15 3.8 (<8.4)
2009-11-04 16 4.3 (<9.2)

Source: TNS Media Korea

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Official Site

Version I
Version II
Version III
Version IV
Version V

OST – here

Watch Online in Dramafever.com

79 Comments to “Heading to the Ground”

  1. 1 : Essy Says:

    U KNOW U KNOW~!!!! CUTE!!

  2. 2 : Well Says:

    About soccer ? Cool.

  3. 3 : I-Rae Says:

    have to be watched. seems like a good drama. U-Know saranghae…..

  4. 4 : thunder Says:

    will watching this series because the lead female actress happens to be
    go ara. She is beautiful and comical actress. The lead couple was cast
    perfectly. Fighting!

  5. 5 : sunghyo Says:

    I’ll wait for it !

  6. 6 : joui09jowee Says:

    ^^^ohhh intresting…

  7. 7 : Joan8336 Says:

    Love Yunho~
    This Drama’s TV rating muz be high when it is aired.
    Can’t wait to watch it!!

    The Aired time is on Wednesday & Thursdays 21:55.
    Then, does anyone know when does this Drama repeat?
    I mean like repeat on the next day or something like that…

  8. 8 : amktsy Says:

    excited about this drama 😀
    heading to the ground fighting. :)

  9. 9 : eugene Says:

    I’m waiting for Lee Sang Yoon. Yeah!

  10. 10 : syaizhajime Says:

    wow! soccer…
    i’ve been wtch many drama (japan & korean) bout sports but
    not soccer..

    so,m lookin 4wd to wtch this drama…
    hope it’s a good drama: p

  11. 11 : Nesa Says:

    Heading to the Ground Fighting!!!

    Yunho & all actors & actresses fighting!!! ^^

  12. 12 : meirav Says:

    i am waiting for lee sang yoon :)

  13. 13 : Nesa Says:

    the drama was cute & fun…

    only 2 episodes but i totally fall in love with cha bong gun…

  14. 14 : dbskhwaiting Says:

    YUNHO AND GO ARA!!cool!
    yunho is so cute! ;D kawaii~
    go ara’s acting was good too

  15. 15 : BRENDAkabaoLee Says:

    OMGAH! its u-know!!! omgah! im going to watch this kdrama!

  16. 16 : Rice Eater Says:

    Ive seen three episodes and they were all good and funny. Way better than that sorry excuse of a show called DREAM. But Son Dambi is so fine.

  17. 17 : Indee Says:

    it’s good drama
    and have a good rating
    so keep it

  18. 18 : pacar yunho Says:

    wah..knp pcrku maen film g bilang2????

  19. 19 : Addy Says:

    hello… you can watch directly the episodes of Heading to the Ground at viikii.net. mysoju is just linking the videos from viikii.net
    here is the site:
    hope it helps ^^

  20. 20 : naa Says:

    i’ll wait for yunho oppa new drama . 😀

  21. 21 : hillivate Says:

    i have watched this drama..so interesting..I cant wait the next episode..

  22. 22 : Basuha Says:

    Hi Hollywood

    I don’t know if you started watching this drama or if you even going to start. It been a dry spell for me in K-drama but am back on my addiction. I been watching Lady Castle and Heading To The Ground. They are similar where the co-actress have a better chemistry with the lead actor. It’s really apparent in this drama, there are a lot of scene’s where the HB and BG connect but it nothing like BG and Potato. When he got the red card and was feeling bad, I exhale when she told him that it was a bad call, it was unfair but next time show them the real BG! I felt the years of friendship between them in that one comment. It wasn’t only about the dialog but the delivery, they are really good together. The best was the staircase scene when he carried her up the flight of stairs. It was the most endearing gesture I have seen since the piggy back ride…LOL I love how they are so comfortable with each other. The way Potato defends BG and support him is special. He said that she is his only friend and it evident when they are together. When she jump in the river and saved him….LOL and when she found out the agent is close to SW she told him to quit because she didn’t want him near the person that cause him pain (we find out what really happen soon). She really is a true friend and he too her as while.

    I’m really into this drama not because of the obvious romance but because of the friendship and the storyline as a whole. I think U-know is doing a good job for his first real acting drama. The main actress I have seen in couple of other drama and still she come off a dry,boring and uninteresting. I felt that way about her in “Who Are You and Snow Flower. She one of those actress when I watch her I think this character should be played by another actress that able to capture the viewer attention she don’t become the character the character is played by her. (my personal opinion) Surprisingly the co actress (we got married girl) is really good. I find myself watching this drama to see how she develop. As always it just the beginning it going to go hay wire somewhere it an k-drama there not many that stay good from beginning, middle and end (City Hall and Last Scandal) but we can only hope.

    As always I hope every thing is well with you and your family and look fore-ward to reading some of you reviews in upcoming drama.

  23. 23 : chOikang. Says:

    still watching this drama…lUv u-knOw!!!he tried his best! yunho fighting!!!

  24. 24 : chem Says:

    Much as U Know is cute and Go Ah Ra is pretty, unfortunately they can’t act and it shows… Worst of all, there’s no chemistry between the two of them…

  25. 25 : 큐티 Says:

    is this drama good??? coz i didnt watch coz its about soccer… and i hate soccer!!!!!! its stupid reason,,, i hate dramas with sports… but i wanna watch but i think its gona suck…

  26. 26 : hollywood Says:

    Hi Basuha,
    Welcome back. I was wondering what happened to you. I agree that K-drama have run into pretty dry spell. I have no interest in any other dramas whether it be Japan/Taiwan after City Hall, bummer.
    I did some travelling and will next month again, which is good as
    it keeps me busy then.

    I have to catch up later on and find something interesting to watch.

    Good to hear from you, take care and god bless.

  27. 27 : apgp Says:

    Definitely NOT worth watching! Bad acting, mediocre story & character development,… No need to waste your time on this drama.

    The only recent & current dramas worth watching are: City Hall (the best), Shining Inheritance, My Too Perfect Sons & Loving You A Thousand Times.

  28. 28 : doris p NgPinas Says:

    have seen the first eps of this series and wasn’t able to finish even half of it as I find the male lead though cute but bad in acting and thus found it so booorring….I understand that this is his first acting job but still cannot force myself to watch, he makes me wince every now and then everytime he’s on screen, he’s pretty face wasn’t enough for me to even finished 1 ep…..maybe will give it a try again if I can’t find any other dramas but then again I don’t know when I’ll have the time as this coming months many more interesting dramas are scheduled to arrive, like You’re Beautiful (with pretty Jang Geun Suk), Iris (with the hottie Lee Byung Hun)..both of them not only an eye candies but has an acting prowess to boot….and yes enjoying Loving You a Thousand Times right now….

  29. 29 : Angel Says:

    yunHo oppa!! fighting!!

  30. 30 : nike Says:

    I Love Junho voice’s….sexyyyyy…..and your act fighting

  31. 31 : 4ever Says:

    go ah ra ssi~ lee yoon ji ssi~ yunho ssi~ fighting!

  32. 32 : 4ever Says:

    every drama sure got the OST rite???
    still din got??? heading the ground OST???
    stILL waitinG~~~

    early thankS ^^


  33. 33 : QianPing Says:

    LOL, i’ve got all the Heading To The Ground OSTs..
    you can download it from the net.. :)
    Hope you guys can find it :0
    I think 4shared.com someone has uploaded the whole OSTs.. :)

  34. 34 : anyanka Says:

    For me this drama is far from being a failure. Yunho’s acting improves from episode to episode, I like all of the main characters (excluding evil lawyer), I think Yunho has a pretty good chemistry with both leading ladies. The plot isn’t very ambitious but it’s light and entertaining and the whole thing is really really funny. Besides I’ve always liked football so a football drama plus nice, likeable characters plus sexy Yunho is what I call entertainment:D It does have some quite visible flaws but in general it’s pleasant to watch:) when I compare it to the other sport drama that I watched recently – Buzzer Beat, it’s waaaaay funnier and more interesting. So give it a try guys;) And those who were irritated by Yunho’s acting…it really becomes better in the course of time:)

  35. 35 : Wasabi21 Says:

    omg, yunho!!!!
    i love u yunho!!
    i wanna watch this drama!!
    currently downloading the first ep…
    waiting for it to be done downloading…
    omgosh, yunho!!!

  36. 36 : 4ever Says:

    icic.. thanks for telling ya~ i found it.. !
    thanks lot YA.. QIanPIng.. hehe..

  37. 37 : mee Says:

    a bit boring..

  38. 38 : deanaz Says:

    why mbc cut this drama in to only 16 episode??? just because the rating not good

  39. 39 : Jagiy Says:

    Love U-know Yunho, Lee Yoon Ji, Lee Sang Woo not Goh Ara. Boring drama, still love U-know. Miss him performance in stage.

  40. 40 : Nesa Says:

    During this drama was on-air in Korea or even the rating was not so

    high. In Bangkok, Thailand we were very enjoy to watch the drama

    on line every wed.&thurs.

    The compliants about the story line came out a lot during the airing time,

    for my idea i tired to get into the things that the writer wanted to

    express, however, I think this is one of the good sport series ,

    that we can see for entertaining your days. My husband &

    I was addicted to the drama, we download it from the internet with

    subtitle. We now seeing them until ep.13 only 3 ep remaining.

    One thing I can notice from this drama is how cool Yunho improved his

    acting skill, & how Bonggoon & Haebin became to have their chemistry

    together. It’s good to see.

    HTTG is one of the warm & good sport series, you should watch.

    Have a good day, guys ^^

  41. 41 : venus Says:

    i finished the whole series and yes, yunho never fail to disappoint me :)
    after watching the first episode i was quite uncertain if i wanted to continue on. but because i am a fan of dbsk, i wanted to carry on watching yunho. i am happy i carry on watching because i have to admit it’s getting better each episode. after episode 6, i am completely addicted !

    afterall, all main actors & actresses really did a fantastic job ! ^^

    this is a light hearted story that even people like me detested football enjoyed the whole storyline.

    try watching guys if u have not given a try ! :)

  42. 42 : deanaz Says:

    a little bit boring with this drama…make me want to skip every single scene on it

  43. 43 : nunnie Says:

    After I watched, I love it and love Yun Ho more, he alway do all best although he have the pain heart, not matter event the low rating, we still love you, My Yunho!

  44. 44 : 7-ndy Says:

    I luv this drama..I really like yunho when he made a goal
    So handsome!!
    Fighting u-know yunho^^

  45. 45 : Arai Says:

    Boringgggg….don’t waste your time to watch this drama..skip it..

  46. 46 : Wow Says:

    I still am trying to figure out why this drama failed. I didn’t like the 1st episode, but after that, Yunho’s acting became credible, better and better each time, the story is beautiful, and all the actors have skills. I definitely recommend it!!!

  47. 47 : faiz Says:

    to all korean dram fans.


  48. 48 : xrampqueen Says:

    Bianca Regudo 비앙카 Guys! (Especially to those who have watched heading to the ground.)

    I just want to ask if ever you know Heading to the Ground’s assistant coach? what’s his name in real life?

    The guy in 1:30 beside head coach (2nd from L-R) please reply asap!thanks

    If I’m not mist…aken, he’s also the guy in Rain Bi’s MV “September 12”

    The guy @ 1:18 and 2:35 with Rain Bi and Lee Joon of MBLAQ


  49. 49 : mei Says:

    :) I like it..I like it..I like it..!!!!
    I really liked this play, especially the opening song of this drama.
    Nanana by mic pink, very nice to be heard. (:

  50. 50 : mei Says:

    I like it..I like it..I like it..!!!!
    I really liked this drama, especially the opening song of this drama.
    Nanana by mic pink, very nice to be heard. :) :) :)

  51. 51 : mutiara Says:

    it’s interesting, i’m gonna watch this… 😀

  52. 52 : Arta Says:

    good movie.. 😀

  53. 53 : detta Says:

    i like cha bong gun,..

  54. 54 : ardhan Says:

    sports and romance is good combination for this film,,

  55. 55 : nining Says:

    love this drama :)

  56. 56 : mel Says:

    soun like interesting… i want to wach this…

  57. 57 : nining Says:

    love korean drama much..
    very interest with this film,,

  58. 58 : ade Says:

    i like korean drama…

    i wanna watch this.. ^^

  59. 59 : Elvie Mendoza Says:

    Very entertaining and interesting drama. Some lessons to learn from it (hope & faith are just few of the things we must have to achieve our goals in life).

  60. 60 : Novie Says:

    I think this is very interesting movies, I enjoy watching the Drama, I think the cast have a very nice chemistry between them.. I want to watch it again and again..

  61. 61 : kim hye rha Says:

    u know yunho oppa !
    love u so much!!!

  62. 62 : merzy (philippines) Says:

    I have just finished watching this kdrama. The story line was good and the lead characters had chemistry. I love them, really. Keep up the good work.

  63. 63 : RIE Says:

    HEY COME ON watch this drama!
    very interseting and cool. and also the soccer player are handsome. and the stylist clothes here

  64. 64 : wilma Says:

    Yes its a fashion forward series…the styling is superb…
    goodlooking actors and actressess…The concept is great…

    The only thing is…
    *It started really exciting and cool but sometimes when theres a goodscene to happen the villain keeps pulling the mood out…your not yet sober with the happy moment and the next thing is the bad part…
    *Either or the romance or the sport itself it was not right on,it was not the focus,it was not elaborated more…it could have been more relatable…

    I wish it could have been sharp on and more polish on the concept
    either its on the sport soccer or the romances…
    but other than that it was a good idea,and eyecandy for that matter…
    aja aja fighting c:

  65. 65 : RIE Says:


  66. 66 : peter Says:

    I like the musics incorporated in this drama.

  67. 67 : List of Korean Drama « ♫~ ώ α ḟ ά ă 15 ~♫ Says:

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  68. 68 : Reideen Says:

    Please tell me the following:
    What is the name of Kang Hae Bin’s ringtone?

  69. 69 : kuuuu.... Says:

    actris wear clothes at all very good, so the latest fashion icon …..

  70. 70 : uut Says:

    make drama No limits 2 y

  71. 71 : uut Says:


  72. 72 : Vicky Says:

    I love Cha Boon Gu!!!

  73. 73 : violet Says:

    ooo I love you cha bong goon <3 <3 <3 <3

  74. 74 : Tiffany B. Says:

    Yunho oppa!!!!!

  75. 75 : puiya guulung Says:

    superb lyk……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. 76 : deny Says:

    can u search subtitle english episode 7
    heading to the ground


    n please share link or send it via email to me.

  77. 77 : jnt Says:

    i started this drama for the second time— giving it a second chance— but still i cant go on watching it. the cameramen/director should find the angle from where to take the face of the lead guy, esp at close-up.
    what a waste…..

  78. 78 : Saranya Says:


  79. 79 : Dave Says:

    good drama… female main actor is so good and so cute..

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