Pro soccer K League 2 Busan I-Park announced on the 21st that it had signed a new contract with goalkeeper Koo Sang-min, defenders Park Ho-young and Han Hee-hun, and midfielder Seong Ho-young.
Goalkeeper Koo Sang-min is a player whose strengths are kicking power and unique agility. In 2014, he joined the Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Joseon Football Team in the National League, and he played an active role as a main player from the first year he joined. In 2015, he contributed to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard’s victory and won the National League Best Player Award and Best 11 for two consecutive years. After moving to Busan I-Park in the 2016 season, he has established himself as a reliable gatekeeper who protects the team’s goal. Koo Sang-min said, “I am happy to be able to work with Busan I-Park once again. I will do my best to be promoted this year.”
Defender Park Ho-young is a youth from Gaeseong High School in Busan U18, and went straight to the pro upon graduating from high school in 2018. He is a central defender with excellent footwork skills as well as a header and stable ball keeping that utilizes his tall height of 194cm. He played an active role as the team’s main player in the 2021 season, but left a regret that he could not play due to an injury in the 2022 season. Park Ho-young, who did his best to overcome the injury and came back, is expected to play in the 2023 season.
Park Ho-young said, “Last year, I couldn’t play many games and I couldn’t help the team, but I am grateful for giving me another chance in Busan. I will prepare well this year and try to become a player who can help the team.” 스포츠토토
Defender Han Hee-hoon, who came to Busan through the 2022 summer transfer market, played an active part in Bucheon, Daegu, and Gwangju through the J-League. In particular, in Daegu, he served as captain and was loved by many fans, and performed outstandingly, such as contributing to lifting the FA Cup championship. He boasts a calm and stable defense, and the ability to control the ball in the air. He is also an atmosphere maker who breathes fighting spirit into the players with his unique affinity.
Han Hee-hoon said, “I will sacrifice and help at any position on or off the pitch so that Busan can become a stronger and more resilient team. In 2023, I will do my best to make fans laugh a lot.”
Midfielder Sung Ho-young, who went through Busan U18 Kaesong High School, joined Busan in the 2020 season. Seong Ho-young, who is impressive for his quick attack development and play using excellent technique, left a deep impression on Busan fans by scoring a goal in the last home game of the 2022 season. As his years go by, the number of his business trips increases and he is showing his true value.
Seong Ho-young said, “I got a chance and played the game in the second half of last year, but I don’t think he showed much good form. He will try to show a better image this year.”
Busan I-Park, which continues to accompany Koo Sang-min, Park Ho-young, Han Hee-hoon, and Sung Ho-young, is sweating while continuing winter training in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to show stronger teamwork and good performance in the 2023 season.