‘Separation’ Lee Young-pyo’s successor, Kim Byeong-ji unanimously appointed as the new CEO of Gangwon FC

Kim Byeong-ji, vice president of the Korea Football Association, who was tentatively appointed as the representative of Gangwon FC Lee Young-pyo, was finally approved.

Gangwon FC held an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on the 15th and appointed Vice Chairman Kim as the new director, followed by a board meeting to unanimously vote on the agenda for the appointment of the new CEO.

The new CEO, Kim, started his career as a player at Ulsan Hyundai in 1992 and played an active part as a member of the K-League and World Cup national team in Pohang, Seoul, Gyeongnam, and Jeonnam.

Known as a “goalkeeper who scores goals,” he holds the record for the most appearances (706 matches), the most goals by a goalkeeper (3 goals), the most scoreless matches (229 matches), and the most consecutive appearances without a substitute (153 matches) in professional football. has built

In particular, he participated in 61 matches for the national team and scored 72 goals, guarding the goal of the national team in 3 matches 메이저사이트 in the group stage of the 1998 France World Cup, and sharing the joy of the semifinals with the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup team.

He is currently engaged in various activities for the development of Korean football as a football administrator.

New CEO Kim said, “I will do my best to become a club that is loved by citizens and soccer fans, a club that is reborn with good results, and a club that grows one step further by entering into the people of the province.”

His term of office is two years from January 1 next year.

Meanwhile, former CEO Lee Young-pyo, who took office in December 2020, left Gangwon after serving only a two-year term. While serving as vice-president of the Korea Football Association (KFA), former CEO Lee took office as CEO of Gangwon-do, actively promoting the club, and contributed to increasing the club’s income by attracting sponsors and expanding paid spectators.

Based on the strong support of former CEO Lee, Gangwon finished the season in 6th place, tying the club’s highest ever score under the guidance of coach Choi Yong-soo. 

In addition to the rankings, Gangwon has consistently ranked high this season and once challenged to advance to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL). Director Choi Yong-soo, who has achieved good results, is also the person who was appointed as the commanding tower by former CEO Lee after much consideration.

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