Pohang Steelers’ 50th anniversary event ended with a perfect finish.
Pohang Steelers beat Jeonbuk Hyundai 1-0 in the 15th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Steel Yard at 4:30 pm on the 29th. Pohang continued its 4 game undefeated by catching Jeonbuk following the last confrontation and maintained 4th place.
This match was a commemorative match for Pohang’s 50th anniversary. Founded in 1973, Pohang has become the foundation of Korean football by producing numerous players. It was also Pohang that built the first professional football stadium and used it as a hometown. He also set a precedent for creating a virtuous cycle by developing the youth system. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pohang, players and fans sang together as a group and released a sound source, capturing attention with various events.
Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held. In 2013, at the 40th anniversary event, a total of 13 people were selected by creating the club’s own Hall of Fame for the first time in the K-League. The criterion was the late POSCO Honorary Chairman Tae-joon Park, the late first coach Han Hong-ki and head coach Lee Hoi-taek in the leadership category, and Park Gyeong-hun, Lee Heung-sil, Choi Soon-ho, Gong Moon-bae, Lee Young-sang, Park Tae-ha, Hwang Seon-hong, Hong Myung-bo, Rade, and Kim Ki-dong in the player category.
In 2023, 10 years after that, four new people were added to the 50th anniversary Hall of Fame. Kim Kwang-seok, Hwang Jin-seong, Shin Hwa-yong, and Hwang Ji-soo were named. Among the existing 13 Hall of Fame members, Lee Hoi-taek, Hwang Seon-hong, Gong Moon-bae, Park Tae-ha, and Lee Heung-sil attended the stadium. Pohang head coach Kim Ki-dong was an automatic attendee. The new four members Kim Gwang-seok, Hwang Jin-seong, Shin Hwa-yong, and Hwang Ji-soo came to shine. When introducing the legends, Jeonbuk fans were considerate by not cheering them on.
When the introduction was over and the commemorative plaque was delivered, applause poured in. Despite the rainy weather, many fans visited the Steel Yard. When the fireworks exploded, the stadium became even more enthusiastic. At halftime, a congratulatory performance was held by Jeon Yu-jin, a high school student from Pohang. Jeon Yu-jin gained her popularity by appearing on her popular TV show ‘Miss Trot 2’ and displaying her natural singing skills despite her young age. Even in the rainy weather, Jeon Yu-jin showed a passionate performance.
What Pohang needed now was victory. From the first half, Pohang led the flow. The link play using Jeka, Ko Young-jun, and Baek Seong-dong was impressive. There were many good chances, including hitting the goal post twice. In the second half, they were slightly behind Jeonbuk, who strengthened their attack, but secured mobility through substitution and opened a way through a quick counterattack.
Koh Young-jun scored in the 22nd minute of the second half and took the lead. The match ended with Ko Young-jun scoring the final goal. It was the scenario Pohang wanted. Go Young-jun scored a goal, adding to the meaning. Youngjun Ko is a local boy who grew up in Pohang. Pocheoldong High School, Pocheol Middle School, Pocheol High School and Pohang Professional Debut Seonggol Youth. It’s safe to call him an ace this season.메이저사이트
The fact that Local Boy led Pohang’s 50th anniversary match to victory was a perfect narrative for Pohang. Ko Young-jun appeared at the press conference and said, “It is a very honorable thing to remain as a legend of Pohang. It is something we do not yet know. He expressed his will to become a legend in the distant future and to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Even in rainy weather, 14,377 spectators visited the stadium. I got everything from crowd entertainment, meaning and public interest.