An Uzbek university student who studied in South Korea plays as a striker for Seongdong-gu FC Together in the K7 League. Jumanazarov Khusan is the star of the show.
Seongdong-gu FC Together earned a bye in the final round with a 3-2 victory over Donggo FCB of Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, on Aug. 8 at Yongdap Elementary School in Seoul, with a goal from Khusan.
FC Together is a division team that was founded in 2017 based in Seongdong-gu, which means “let’s grow together” in line with the team’s name. It currently operates three teams: the K5 League, the K7 League, and a women’s soccer team. The team is made up of a diverse group of players, including foreigners, university students, and fathers with elementary school children.
Husan, who started as an attacker, was born in 1997 and is an international student from Uzbekistan who speaks fluent Korean. He is currently enrolled in the Department of Sports Science at Yewon University of the Arts and aspires to become a soccer coach.
Based on his soccer experience in Uzbekistan, Husan has won various championships, including the Korean Migrant Soccer Tournament and the National Foreign Worker Soccer Tournament. He is also preparing for his soccer career by obtaining certificates as a sports taping instructor and a Hwangjuk instructor in Korea.
Speaking to the Korea Football Association after the match, Husan said, “The weather was hot, so we didn’t show our full potential. However, 안전놀이터 I think winning the last game motivated my teammates.”
When asked why he chose to come to Korea to play soccer among many other countries, he mentioned Son Heung-min (Tottenham). “I wanted to learn soccer in Korea because Korea is much better at soccer than Uzbekistan, and although I am a university student now, I hope to gain various experiences in Korea and contribute to the development of soccer back in Uzbekistan,” Husan said.
“The coach always explains things in a fun and easy way during training. Even though I’m a foreigner, he doesn’t discriminate against me. Also, the manager, the team doctor, and my team worked hard. We will prepare hard for next season and make many memories at FC Together.”