Will Yeom Ki-hoon (40), a ‘living legend’, be able to say goodbye to Suwon Samsung in the K-League 1 in professional football this year?
Suwon recently said, “Yeom Ki-hoon has finally agreed to serve as a playing coach until December 31st. Initially, I decided to retire after last year, but I decided to stand on the field for another year at the strong recommendation of Suwon coach Lee Byeong-geun. He said, “This year, he will play the important role of bridging not only the players, but also the coaching staff and the players.”
Yeom Ki-hoon is a living legend of Suwon. He joined the team in 2010 and broke several records such as the most appearances, most goals, and most assists for the team메이저놀이터. In the process, he brought three trophies to the team. He also left a mark in Korean football and the K-League, including the K-League’s most assists, 1st place in direct free kick scoring, and the FA Cup’s first MVP award twice.
Yeom Ki-hoon declared that he would take off his soccer boots at the end of the 2022 season. However, his team situation was not good. The club prepared a grand retirement ceremony for Yeom Ki-hun as he announced his retirement before the start of the season. However, he could not celebrate his retirement with grandeur as the team remained in the relegation zone. To make matters worse, they even made the promotion playoffs. Fortunately, they managed to remain in the K League 1 with 1 win and 1 draw in 2 consecutive matches against K League 2 FC Anyang. A situation was created in which Yujong’s beauty could be drawn again.
Yeom Ki-hoon not only contributes to Suwon finding the glory of the K-League again, but also joins the 80 (goal)-80 (assistance) club for the first time in the K-League (currently 77 goals and 110 assists) and tops the list for the highest number of free kicks (currently tied for 17 goals). 1st place) again. It is the final season to catch all three rabbits, from the re-leap of the parent team, to setting a new record, and to the perfect retirement ceremony.
The player’s determination was extraordinary. Yeom Ki-hoon said, “I am happy and feel a great sense of responsibility given the opportunity to contribute for one more year to my beloved Suwon.”