The professional soccer Seongnam FC under-18 (U-18) team won the runner-up in the Gyeonggi-do governor’s high school selection match.
The Seongnam U-18 team was unfortunately defeated by the Jinwi FC U-18 team after a penalty shootout in the final of the 2023 Gyeonggi-do Governor Cup high school selection held at Bongdam 2 Stadium in Hwaseong City on the 18th, finishing the tournament as a valuable runner-up.
The Seongnam U-18 team drew 2-2 with the Suwon Samsung U-18 team in the round of 12 of the tournament, and then announced a strong start by winning 5-4 in the penalty shootout. Then, they cruised by defeating both Suwon Technical High School (4-2) and Deokyoung FC (2-1) in the quarterfinals. 토토사이트
In the runner-up of this Seongnam U-18 team, not only the players but also the coaches’ efforts with newly appointed coach Kim Geun-cheol as Seongnam U-18 coach for the 2023 season are permeated. With the solid basics of the existing Seongnam U-18, coach Kim Geun-cheol’s teachings and guidance philosophy were added to create a good foundation for growth, followed by grades.
Seongnam, who finished the tournament with such good results, also swept the individual awards. Ahn Jae-min was awarded the Outstanding Goalkeeper Award, Hong Seok-hyun was awarded the Outstanding Player Award, Kim Jae-chan was awarded the Most Goal Award, and coach Kim Geun-cheol was awarded the Outstanding Leader Award in his first year in charge of the tournament.
Seongnam U-18 coach Kim Geun-cheol said, “First of all, I want to say that we did really well for the players who would have been very disappointed. I am very grateful to the players. I will work harder together with the coaching staff so that the players can exercise happily in a better environment.”