Ahn Jung-hwan (47, soccer commentator) plays with Italian soccer legends for the first time in 21 years. The stage will be a legend match (full league format) between Korea, Italy, and Brazil to be held at Goyang Sports Complex on October 21st.
A soccer industry source said on the 19th, “Ahn Jung-hwan will participate in the Legend All-Star Game. “The recruitment of most players from each country has been completed and only the official announcement remains, so Ahn Jung-hwan will play in the tournament as a Korean soccer all-star,” he said.메이저사이트
Ahn Jung-hwan, who is active in the soccer and broadcasting worlds, is recognized by everyone as the best star in Korean soccer. He made his professional debut by joining Busan Daewoo (now Busan I’Park) in 1998, and played for AC Perugia (Italy), Shimizu S Pulse, Yokohama Marinos (Japan), Metz (France), Duisburg (Germany), Dalian Shide (China), etc. He was active in various overseas countries. His 5-season K-League career with Busan and Suwon Samsung included 55 goals and 14 assists in 139 games, and he also participated in three World Cups with the national team (Korea-Japan in 2002, Germany in 2006, and South Africa in 2010), and played in A. Scored 17 goals in 71 matches.
Ronaldinho (Brazil), Fabio Cannavaro, and Marco Materazzi (both of Italy) have already visited Korea to promote the Legends Match, and Italy’s most loved soccer legends Paolo Maldini and Francesco Totti will also visit Korea on the 21st.
In particular, Maldini and Totti were key members of the Italian national team during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. Maldini, who worked as a player and sports director at AC Milan, participated in four World Cups, and AS Roma’s ‘one-club man’ Totti made history by winning the German tournament in 2002 and 2006.
However, in the 2002 tournament, after a close overtime match, Korea advanced to the quarterfinals with Ahn Jung-hwan’s golden goal header, and then defeated Spain in a penalty shootout, creating a semifinals legend. It is said that Maldini and Totti, who vividly remember the game at the time, are very much looking forward to meeting Ahn Jung-hwan during their 3-day, 2-night visit to Korea.