“I vividly remember 40 years ago. All of my seniors, colleagues, and juniors who played on the playground at the time come to mind as vague memories.”
The Korea Professional Football Federation (KFA) held an induction ceremony for six inductees to the K-League Hall of Fame on the 2nd at the Ambassador Pullman Grand Ballroom in Jangchung-dong, Seoul.
Choi Soon-ho, the general manager of Suwon FC, was selected as the first-generation inductee. Choi Soon-ho joined the Pohang Iron and Steel Football Team, an unemployment team, in 1980, and from 1983 to 1991, when professional soccer was launched, he played for Pohang Steel and Lucky Goldstar, announcing the birth of the K-League. Choi Soon-ho recorded 23 goals and 19 assists in 100 K-League games, and won the league championship for Pohang Steelworks in 1986 and the K-League Best Eleven in 1984. Choi Soon-ho received the most votes from the selection committee, team, media, and fan votes. Choi Soon-ho’s total score was 30.472 points, ahead of second place Choi Kang-hee’s 15.165 points. 온라인카지노
It was Lee Hoi-taek, president of the OB Football Club, who took the stage for a recommendation from Choi Soon-ho, head of Suwon FC. Chairman Lee Hoi-taek recalled, “The days when countless spectators flocked to the stadium to see Choi Soon-ho, the greatest star of the time, before regional ties were established,” and evaluated, “Choi Soon-ho is an outstanding striker who is expected to appear once in a century in our soccer history.”
Director Choi Soon-ho, who took the stage, said, “I vividly remember 40 years ago. All of my seniors, colleagues, and juniors who played on the playground at the time come to mind as vague memories. “I chose soccer as my profession, and through soccer I had a social life in many places. I am grateful to my parents who have watched over me for over 50 years. I am also grateful to the footballer’s wife who has been by my side for 38 years.”
Next, general manager Choi Soon-ho added, “I think I can convey my gratitude only if I talk about the K-League, which celebrated its 40th anniversary, for four hours. Thank you.”