Professional soccer K-League manager Kim Cheon says goodbye to the 11 members of the 4th class who have performed well for a season and a half since enlisting in June of last year. They return to society after completing 547 days of military service.
On the 20th, Director Kim Chun said, “11 people, including the 4th class Ko Seung-beom, Kim Gyeong-min, Kim Jeong-hoon, Kim Han-gil, Moon Ji-hwan, Park Ji-soo, Song Joo-hun, Jeong Dong-yoon, Ji Eon-hak, Han Chan-hee, and Hwang In-jae, will fulfill their national defense obligations from June 21, 2021 to December 20, 2022. “Kim Min-seok, who enlisted on the same day, was discharged from the righteous army on July 11 this year due to an injury during training.”토토
Kimcheon’s 4th season contributed to winning the K-League 2 last season, and Koh Seung-beom and Park Ji-soo were also selected for the Korean national soccer team, making Gimcheon widely known. Kim Jung-hoon was also selected several times for the Korean national under-23 (U-23) soccer team.
Kim Jeong-hoon recorded a zero-point run rate with 6 runs in 9 games in Gimcheon. Hwang In-jae, the starting goalkeeper, took part in 18 games and ranked first in the goalkeeper’s starting score in September of this year. After Koh Seung-beom enlisted, he wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time in his life, and Park Ji-soo, a reliable center back, also performed outstandingly.
There are also players who wrote career highs. With 7 goals and 2 assists this season, Kim Kyung-min took the top spot in the team after being discharged from the 3rd season. Kim Han-gil recorded 2 goals and 2 assists in 34 games this season, writing a career high.
Moon Ji-hwan, Jeong Dong-yoon, and Ji Eon-hak, a trio returning to Incheon United, also overcame injuries in Gimcheon and finished their military service safely. Song Joo-hoon and Han Chan-hee will return to their original team after playing 21 and 12 games, respectively.
Captain Moon Ji-hwan said, “It was a short period of time, 1 year and 6 months, but I am truly grateful to the fans who gave me infinite support. I gained a lot mentally through my military service. I will go,” he said, expressing his feeling of being discharged.