|Date of birth||26 December 1986|
|Place of birth||Pohang, South Korea|
|Date of death||13 July 2021(aged 34)|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2009–2010||Bucheon FC 1995||17||(0)|
|2002–2003||South Korea U-17||17||(0)|
|2003–2005||South Korea U-20||22||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Cha was a member of South Korea U-17 and South Korea U-20. He had chronic kidney disease since 2006. Because of this, he never played in Chunnam. In 2006, he received a kidney transplant from his father and 2008 May, after two years, he received kidney again from his uncle. He decided to retire from playing in 2010. He worked as a goalkeeper coach at Yonsei University before quitting after another kidney transplant.
He died on 13 July 2021, aged 34, of AIDS after receiving a donor kidney infected with HIV.