Ko Young-jun (22, Pohang Steelers), the gold medalist at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games in China, is being recognized for his potential by the European soccer world.
Ko Young-jun was included in the list of “15 noteworthy players under the age of 23 in the world” selected by ‘Elegates’ for ▲Scotland ▲Romania ▲Mexico ▲Spain (second division) ▲Korea professional soccer.
‘Elegates’ is a scouting company established in the autonomous region of Catalonia, Spain in 2019. We are looking for talent at the request of a soccer team. By winning the Hangzhou Asian Games, Go Young-Jun met the criteria for being transferred to a physical education staff, known as ‘military service special exception’.
In the Asian Games, he played all 7 games until the final, scoring 1 point. He played an average of 48.9 minutes as a right winger and attacking midfielder and scored 0.26 goals per 90 minutes, helping Korea win the men’s soccer gold medal.
Ko Young-jun is already at the top level in the 2023 K League 1, including 4th place in game MVP, 4th place in round best 11, 7th place in effective shooting, and 10th place in scoring. The number of free kicks earned per 90 minutes is the 7th highest among players who have played more than 2,100 minutes.
His rich club soccer experience is his greatest strength, having recorded 20 goals and 13 assists in 124 games, including cup competitions, for Pohang Steelers. Considering that he has accumulated career records since the 2020 season when he was 19 years old, the average of 59.5 minutes played and 0.40 attack points per 90 minutes as an attacking midfielder and left wing are both excellent.카지노사이트
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League performance is also noteworthy. In 2021, he led Pohang to second place with 3 assists in 9 games and an average of 60.4 attack points per 90 minutes with 0.50. This season shined with an additional goal in the 4th minute of the second half of the away game (2-0 win) in the third match of Group J in the round of 40 against the defending champion Urawa Reds (Japan).
For his country, he has already made his A-match debut against China in the 2022 East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship. There is enough value and reason to look forward to Ko Young-jun’s future.