Soccer team striker Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai) and Hwang Eui-jo (30, FC Seoul) will compete for the first time in the K-League.
Both Kyu-sung Cho and Eui-jo Hwang participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar held last year. Hwang Ui-jo started against Uruguay in the first match of the group stage. After that, Cho Kyu-seong started in the matches against Ghana, Portugal, and Brazil in the round of 16. Cho Kyu-seong scored two goals with a header in the match against Ghana, becoming a national star. 바카라
Immediately after the World Cup in Qatar, rumors of a transfer broke out for both players. Cho Kyu-sung received love calls from Mainz in Germany and Celtic in Scotland. Jeonbuk Technical Director Park Ji-seong said to Cho Kyu-seong, “Winter transfer is dangerous. I persuaded him to help me move to Europe in the summer,” and Cho Kyu-seong stayed in Jeonbuk.
Hwang Eui-jo left Olympiacos in Greece and was looking for a new team. Having played for France’s Bordeaux and Olympiacos this season, according to FIFA rules, he is not allowed to transfer within Europe for the remainder of the season. So he pushed for a transfer to another continent.
As a result, he chose a half-year loan transfer to Seoul. Hwang Ui-jo, who met with reporters at Incheon International Airport before departing for Kagoshima, Japan, the second training camp in Seoul on the 6th, said, “There were offers from the United States and other teams. However, as an opportunity to recover in Europe, he decided to transfer to Seoul on loan.”
It is the first time that Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Ui-jo are playing in the K-League 1 at the same time. Cho Kyu-seong made his debut at K-League 2 FC Anyang in 2019, and Hwang Eui-jo left Seongnam FC in 2017 and moved to Gamba Osaka in Japan’s J-League. Around the time Cho Kyu-seong started to rise, Hwang Ui-jo was very active in Bordeaux, France.
The two stirred up the stage in different places. Cho Kyu-seong moved to K-League 1 Jeonbuk and became the K-League 1 scorer in the 2022 season. It is a career that Hwang Eui-jo has not yet achieved. Hwang Eui-jo set the record for the most goals scored by a Korean in French Ligue 1.
A new spectator point has been created in the K-League. You can see those who compete for the national striker position at the same time as No. 1 and No. 2. Naturally, the K-League scoring competition between the two is expected to receive great attention. Cho Kyu-seong’s team Jeonbuk and Hwang Ui-jo’s team Seoul will face off for the first time this season at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Children’s Day on May 5th.