Archive | January, 2013

“Incheon will welcome Lee Chun-Soo”

31 Jan

Incheon United manager Kim Bong-Gil and captain Kim Nam-Il opened their mouths to talk about Lee Chun-Soo.


Kim Bong-Gil expressed his desire to give Lee Chun-Soo another chance. “I’m not sure about the situation yet. I heard that he still has things to sort out with Chunnam,” said the 46 years old. “But if things get solved well, I will definitely welcome Lee Chun-Soo.”

“I’m saying this not just because we are both from Incheon. As a former footballer, I feel sorry for him. People make mistake. I hope Lee Chun-Soo can be forgiven,” added Kim Bong-Gil. “I still value his ability. I’m sure he’s now mature. I want to see him playing on the field again.”

Former national team teammate Kim Nam-Il agreed with the manager. “It is clear that Lee Chun-Soo has many. He will contribute to the team. Of course, he will have to feel responsible about his misdeeds,” said the 35-year-old local star.
“I wasn’t a very nice person, either. But I have changed a lot since I met Kim Bong-Gil. Same thing could happen for Lee Chun-Soo. If he joins another team, he might find it hard to adjust. But at Incheon, things will be better.”


Pohang Steelers Disclose The 40th Anniversary Kit

30 Jan

Pohang Steelers unveiled the new uniform to celebrate their 40th anniversary.


Established in 1973, Pohang Steelers have become one of the most successful clubs in Asia with three Asia Champions League titles.

[Official] Kim Chang-Soo joins Kashiwa Reysol

29 Jan

Kashiwa Reysol announced signing of Kim Chang-Soo from Busan I’Park through its official news blog.



Busan I’Park also stated that they have decided to let the 27-year-old right-back go.

“We initially rejected Kashiwa’s offer. But Kim Chang-Soo wanted to experience abroad and we couldn’t just force him to stay,” said Busan’s official.

Kim Chang-Soo also opened mouth about the decision. “I’m of course disappointed to leave Busan but I made the decision because I felt like it was my last chance to experience abroad,” he said. “I will make sure to return to Busan when I come back to Korea.”

Hong Chul to become a Bluewing

29 Jan

According to Korean media, Seongnam’s local boy Hong Chul is set to become a member of Suwon Bluewings.


Not much is known about the deal, but Suwon may have chosen Hong Chul as a player who could strengthen their left flank. Suwon, on the other hand, did not say much about the report.

“Nothing has been decided yet,” said a Suwon official. 

[Talk Sports] QPR interested in Kim Shin-Wook

29 Jan

According to Talk Sports of the United Kingdom, Queens Park Rangers is interested in signing Kim Shin-Wook.


Talk Sports analyzed that QPR has been keeping their eye on the 24-year-old South Korean forward after their original target Peter Odemwingie decided to stay at West Bromwich Albion. Harry Redknapp is looking forward to add depth into the forward line of QPR with the 196cm tall giant striker, who has been also chased by Everton.

Kim Shin-Wook, who changed his position from a central defender to striker after turning professional, has scored 33 goals during his four seasons at Ulsan Hyundai. He is now regularly called up for the national team and was the key player in Ulsan Hyundai’s 2012 Asiam Champions League victory.

Caíque Moves to Ulsan Hyundai

29 Jan

Ulsan Hyundai seems to have completed another new signing to continue their remarkable feat in 2012. 


Gyeongnam FC’s forward Caíque Silva Rocha is set to join Ulsan on what is reported to be a three-year contract although details of the contract are yet to be negotiated. Caíque joined Gyeongnam from Vasco da Gama on a loan deal in 2012, leading Gyeongnam to secure a surprising place in the top eight Group A with twelve goals and seven assists in 41 games.

He received offers from Japan, but he eventually chose to wear the blue shirts of the reigning Asian champions. 

Ulsan Hyundai Renews Loan for Rafinha

26 Jan

Rafael dos Santos de Oliveira, or simply Rafinha, will play at Ulsan Hyundai for at least one more season.


Ulsan Hyundai announced that they have decided to extend loan for Rafinha from Nacional-SP. The 25-year-old Brazilian, who previously played for clubs such as Thespa Kusatsu and Gamba Osaka, joined Ulsan in July 2012. Although he only played for about 5 months, his impressive performance with the club helped Ulsan win 2012 Asia Champions League trophy. Ulsan Hyundai successfully borrowed the player for one more season.