Koo Ja-cheol (34, Jeju United) recorded his 100th appearance in the K-League.
Koo Ja-cheol came on as a substitute in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 away match against Incheon United held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 12th. Koo Ja-cheol, who started the game from the bench, stepped on the ground in place of Han Jong-moo in the 15th minute of the first half. This marks Koo Ja-cheol’s 100th match in the K-League. Koo Ja-cheol played 99 games and scored 9 goals and 20 assists. If you record the score that day, you will join the ’10 (goal)-10 (assist)’ club.
The meaning is deep. Incheon is also the club where Koo Ja-cheol played his K-League ‘debut match’. Koo Ja-cheol wore Jeju’s uniform as the third pick in the 2007 K-League draft. On April 11 of that year, he made his K-League debut by starting in the Samsung Hauzen Cup 2007 4th round away match (1-0 win) held at Incheon World Cup Stadium.
Koo Ja-cheol flew in Jeju uniform. He has been a key player in both his team and the national team. He led Jeju to the K-League runner-up in 2010. After winning the top scorer in the 2011 Asian Cup, he moved to Wolfsburg (Germany). He won a bronze medal as captain of the London 2012 Olympic team. He also wore the captain’s armband at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. 메이저놀이터 He also participated in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He announced his retirement from the national team after the 2019 Asian Cup.
He also left a distinct mark on the overseas stage. He played a total of 211 games in the Bundesliga alone, going through Wolfsburg, Augsburg, and Mainz. He recorded 28 goals-17 assists. This is second only to Cha Bum-geun (98 goals in 308 games, 5 assists) and the most appearances in the Korean Bundesliga. Even after transferring to Al Garafa SC (Qatar) in August 2019, he also experienced the Middle East stage by going through Al Khor SC (Qatar).