National soccer team central defender Park Ji-soo (29) has achieved her dream of advancing to Europe. He joins Portuguese first division Portimonense and challenges the European stage.
On the 26th, Portimonense revealed five players signed during the winter transfer market, including Park Ji-soo, on the club website. The club did not disclose the terms of Park Ji-soo’s contract, but according to local media reports in Portugal, his contract seems to be for 1 year and 6 months until June next year.
Regarding Park Ji-soo’s entry into the Portuguese league, it was revealed that former soccer team coach Paulo Bento played a role as a bridge, drawing attention. At the joining press conference, Park Ji-soo said, “Because Bento is from Portugal, I thought he was familiar (about the Portuguese league).” He said thank you.”
Portimonense is ranked 12th out of 18 teams in the Portuguese Primeira Liga (first division) this season. As the defense is in a shaky situation, such as conceding 10 goals in the last 5 games, there is a good chance that Park Ji-soo will jump straight into the starting lineup if he shows competitiveness.
Portimonense is a team in which Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC) made his name known to domestic fans in 2021 as a rental player for a while. Currently, under-20 soccer team striker Kim Yong-hak and Japanese goalkeeper Nakamura Kosuke are active, so they are familiar with Asian players. 먹튀검증
Park Ji-soo, who said, “Watching Portimonense’s game video, gave me the impression that they are a team that can switch between offense and defense quickly.” First impressions explained.
Park Ji-soo was consistently selected for the national soccer team ahead of the Qatar World Cup, but was unable to board the plane to Qatar due to an ankle injury right before the final entry selection. However, he smiled broadly as he made it to Europe before his fellow Korean players who stepped on the stage of the World Cup finals.
As Park Ji-soo entered the Portuguese stage, Korean soccer has two European center backs along with Kim Min-jae (Napoli), who is active in Italy.