Park Jae-yong, 23, joins Jeonbuk Hyundai’s long line of Korean strikers.
Jeonbuk announced on the 20th, “We have signed Hangzhou Asian Games team striker Park Jae-yong, formerly of FC Anyang.” Park took over the number 10 worn by Cho Kyu-sung. “I feel burdened by the post-Jo Kyu-sung label, but I will prove it with a strong heart,” Park said.
Park Jae-yong is a long striker who stands at 193 centimeters. He grew up in Suwon Matanjoong, Anyang Gonggo, and Incheon National University before being called up to K League 2 FC Anyang in 2022 to make his professional debut. In his debut season, he made 21 appearances and scored two goals. This season, he scored six goals in 18 games.
His stellar performances this year earned him a spot in the final roster of Hwang Sun-hong’s Hangzhou Asian Games squad. He competed with the likes of Chun Sung-hoon (Incheon United), Lee Ho-jae (Poha Steelers), and Heo Yul (Gwangju FC) for the spot in his age group. He has a lot of potential to earn a spot on the A team, starting with the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Jeonbuk has made good use of tall domestic players like Park Jae-yong. Their next best striker is Cho Kyu-sung (185 centimeters). Like Park, Cho Kyu-sung came to Jeonbuk from FC Anyang in the K League 2. He joined Jeonbuk in early 2020 and was touted as the next Lee Dong-guk. Cho and Lee played together for one season.
Excluding his time in the military (Gimcheon Commercial), Cho spent two and a half seasons with Jeonbuk, scoring 13 goals in 43 K League games. His strengths included shooting headers from high deliveries, pressing forward with his wide range, and shooting from behind the defense. Earlier this month, Cho Kyu-sung made the move to Danish side Midtjylland to fulfill a dream move to Europe.
There was also Kim Shin-wook (196 cm). Kim wore the green jersey of Jeonbuk for three and a half seasons, from the 2016 season to mid-2019. He scored 37 goals in 118 league appearances for Jeonbuk before being called up by his old coach Choi Kang-hee in the summer of 2019 to join Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League (CSL). Since then, he has played for Singapore’s Ryan City and now Hong Kong’s Kitchee SC. 메이저사이트
Kim Shin-wook recently appeared on the ‘Do this for me Won Hee-hyung’ channel and shared his secret to scoring so many goals for Jeonbuk. He said, “Jeonbuk has good flankers. We had a lot of goal chances thanks to good crosses from players like Lee Yong-soo and Kim Jin-soo.”
As Kim Shin-wook explains, Jeonbuk is a team that reinforces its national-level flankers every season so that it can better utilize its long strikers. Currently, Moon Sun-min, Song Min-kyu, Lee Dong-joon, and Han Gyo-won are the side attackers, while Kim Jin-soo, Jung Woo-jae, Ahn Hyun-beom, and Choi Cheol-soon are the side defenders. The picture of stirring from the flanks and finishing in the center is a natural one.