Archive | July, 2013

Suwon Bluewings Sign Santos

26 Jul

Suwon Samsung officially announced that the club signed Natanael de Souza Santos Junior, or simply Santos, from Wuhan Zall in China. The 27 year old forward impressed fans in Korea during the three seasons he spent in Jeju United, leading the club to an unprecedented runners-up position in the 2010 season. Overall, he scored 42 goals and made 20 assists in 92 games played at Jeju.


He moved to Wuhan Zall before this season, but failed to secure his position at the Chinese club. Suwon Samsung, which needed a creative forward to assist Jong Tae-Se and Cho Dong-Geon, approached the Brazilian with a 2-year-and-a-half contract.

Santos was given number 11 at Suwon.


Kim Eun-Jung To Be Loaned Out to Pohang Steelers

25 Jul

According to several media, Gangwon FC’s striker Kim Eun-Jung will spend the next six months at Pohang Steelers on a loan deal. After his medical test is finished, his move will be officially announced. 



The 34 year old will add experience and weight to the front line of Pohang Steelers, which has been struggling to find a reliable goal scorer. Kim Eun-Jung has scored 119 goals so far in the K-League, with his career at Daejeon Citizen, FC Seoul, Jeju United and Gangwon FC, as well as brief spell at Vegalta Sendai (Japan) and Changsha Ginde (China; now Gunagzhou R&F). 

Bang Seung-Hwan Joins Muangthong United

25 Jul

Muangthong United announced that a South Korean striker Bang Seung-Hwan joined the club from Busan I’Park. The 30-year-old, who was originally under contract with Busan until December 2014, agreed to mutually terminate the contract.



Bang Seung-Hwan, who formerly played for Incheon United, Jeju United and FC Seoul, holds the record for the quickest goal scored in all Korean football competitions, having scored a goal just 11 seconds after kick-off for Incheon United against Pohang Steelers in a 2–2 draw on May 23, 2007. 

Jeonbuk to sign Kim Kee-Hee

9 Jul

Sports Chosun reported today that Daegu FC’s Kim Kee-Hee is joining Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.


According to the article, Kim Kee-Hee has already joined the squad and specific negotiations regarding the contract will be soon made.

Kim Kee-Hee, who made his professional debut at Daegu in 2011, played for Al-Sailiya SC in Qatar on a 9 month loan deal. His loan contract with Al-Sailiya terminated on June 30.

Yōhei Kajiyama Set to join Suwon Bluwings

8 Jul

Numerous sources from both Japan and South Korea have suggsted that 27 year old Japanese playmaker Yōhei Kajiyama is going to join Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the upcoming summer transfer window.


Originally a FC Tokyo player, Yōhei Kajiyama joined Panathinaikos FC in Greece at the beginning of this year, but has reportedly left the Athens-based side in June after a brief, disappointing spell. Suwon Samsung Bluewings, which has been desperately searching for a replacement of Kim Doo-Hyun, who has suffered from injuries, is reportedly in negotiation with FC Tokyo to bring the Japanese to the squad. If Yōhei Kajiyama joins Suwon Samsung, he becomes the second Japanese player to play for the club after Naohiro Takahara in 2010.

Kim Jung-Woo Transfer Listed at Jeonbuk

6 Jul

It was reported that Kim Jung-Woo is transfer listed at Jeonbuk Hyundai.


An insider hinted South Korean football magazine Best Eleven that Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have decided to let Kim Jung-Woo go. Kim Jung-Woo joined Jeonbuk at the beginning of 2012 season with high expectations, but has constantly suffered from injuries.

Manager Choi Kang-Hee, who returned to the club after a year and a half spell at the national team, is planning to rebuild the squad and several players, including Kim Jung-Woo, seem to have been left out of Choi Kang-Hee’s plan.

Jeju and Chunnam exchange Park Gi-Dong and Hwang Do-Yeon

2 Jul

Jeju United and Chunnam Dragons have reportedly agreed on a big exchange deal. Jeju’s striker Park Gi-Dong joins the Dragons while Chunnam’s young prospect Hwang Do-Yeon moves in the opposite direction.


Park Gi-Dong, who was one of the key players at Gwangju FC, has failed to settle at the Jeju, failing to score in six matches at the club. Chunnam Dragons’ Hwang Do-Yeon was once regarded as one of the top prospects throughout U20 and U23 national team, but has been disappointing recently.