Kim Joo-sung’s top center back prospect…Playmaking is possible, too.”

FC Seoul vice-captain Kim Joo-sung (23) has been recognized by a European football big league data system as the next number one central defender in the K League 1.

On Nov. 19 (KST), Comparisenator introduced Kim as “the best center back in the K League 1 under 23 who has caught the eye with his outstanding performance on the pitch this season,” as selected by its in-house artificial intelligence.토토사이트

Comparisenator, a statistical company founded in Turkiye Istanbul in 2018, provides information to European first division teams such as Sheffield United (England), Celta Vigo (Spain), Sittard, NEC, and Zwolle (Netherlands), Mechelen (Belgium), Rangers (Scotland), and Lafitte (Austria).

Graphic celebrating Kim Joo-sung’s call-up to the October 2023 A-match squad. Photo via FC Seoul official social media
The UEFA league rankings are England 1st, Spain 2nd, Netherlands 5th, Belgium 8th, Scotland 10th, and Austria 11th.

ComparisonsNet said: “Kim Joo-sung has established himself as a key part of FC Seoul’s defense and an outstanding first-team center back in the Korean Professional Football League. Not only is he a versatile defender, but he can also play as a playmaker at the back, and he is adept at developing offensively.”

According to the ‘Comparisonsnator’ analysis, Kim Joo-sung is ranked first in pass success rate, second in effective passes, second in offensive passes, and third in pass receptions among the 2023 K League 1 center backs.

Comparisenator also sells data to the Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Vancouver Whitecaps, New England Revolution, FC Dallas, and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nasr in the North American Major League Soccer (MLS).

According to Compassinator, Kim has 1.58 times more successful passes, 1.56 times more effective forward passes, 1.54 times more accurate passes, and 1.08 times more cumulative successful passes than the average first division Korean Football League center back this season.

“Kim Joo-sung has become an indispensable player for the 2023 K League 1 FC Seoul team,” Comparisenator said. It is also an advantage that he fulfilled his military service from March 2021 to September 2022 as a men’s soccer player of the 2nd Game Team of the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Sangsang).

With FC Seoul and Sangmu, he scored two goals and provided two assists in 91 games, including the K League 1, K League 2, Korea Football Association Cup, and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League qualifiers. He averaged 80.1 minutes per game until his early 20s, making him even more valuable for his cumulative record.

Kim has also gained experience at the national level, including the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship Qualifiers, 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Qualifiers, 2022 U-23 Asian Championship Qualifiers and Finals, and 2022 East Asian Football Confederation (EAFF) E-1 Championship.

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