Reporter Park Dae-ro = Following professional soccer Daegu FC, FC Seoul also made a foreign player their captain. This is the first time that two foreign captains have been born in the K-League.
On the 15th, FC Seoul entrusted Ilyuchenko with the captaincy, saying, “We have appointed a new captain for a new change in the new season.” The vice-captains are Kim Jin-ya, Im Sang-hyup, Han Chan-hee, and Kim Joo-seong.
Ilyuchenko became the second foreign captain in the history of the Seoul club after Osmar in 2016.
German-born Ilyuchenko played in the second division of the German Bundesliga and advanced to the K-League through Pohang in 2019. He played for Jeonbuk from 2021 and transferred to Seoul in the middle of last year. Ilyuchenko scored 7 goals and 1 assist in 16 appearances after the transfer. 토토사이트
Ilyuchenko, who became the captain, is expected to lead the team atmosphere by serving as a bridge between Korean and foreign players.
As a result, for the first time ever in the K-League this season, two foreign captains will play simultaneously.
In addition to Ilyuchenko, Daegu FC’s Sejinya will wear the captain’s armband. Sejingya will captain Daegu for the second year in a row following last year.
Cesingya has played only in Daegu since 2016, winning the FA Cup in 2018, first appearance in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League in 2019 and advancing to Final A for the first time since its founding, 2021 best ever K League 1 3rd place and AFC Champions League advance to the round of 16 led the back.
The appointment of a foreign captain has nothing to do with the increase in foreign players.
This season, the number of foreign players in the professional soccer K League 1 increased by one to six from last year’s five.
Until last year, K League 1 clubs could have up to 5 players, ‘3 foreigners of no nationality + 1 player from an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member country + 1 Southeast Asian player’, but from this year, ‘5 players of no nationality + AFC member country’ You can have up to 6 people with 1 nationality.
With foreign captains appearing to lead the increased number of foreign players, it is noteworthy how the club that has chosen a foreigner as its captain will perform this season.