Cha Bum-keun (born May 22, 1953) is a South Korean retired footballer who plays as a football coach, commentator and critic.
Cha Bum-keun, who started his career in Germany at the German Bundesliga SV Darmstadt in 1978, has a record of 121 goals.
When he played in the Bundesliga, it was difficult for Germans to call Cha Bum-keun's Romanization, so he called him Tscha Bum.
It was nicknamed the Brown Bomber because of its rapid penetration into space and its strong appearance in aerial warfare.
Cha Beom-geun was awarded the Cross Merit Medal for his decades of efforts to develop relations between South Korea and Germany.
As Koreans, the late Cardinal Kim Soo-hwan and the late President Kim Dae-jung were awarded.