Ulsan Hyundai manager Hong Myung-bo, who was selected as the first inductee in the professional football K-League Hall of Fame player category, said, “I am a ball boy who has achieved his dream,” and pledged to do his part for the development of football.
At the K-League Hall of Fame induction ceremony held at Ambassador Seoul Pullman, Jung-gu, Seoul at 11:00 am on the 2nd, 1st generation Suwon FC general manager Choi Soon-ho, 2nd generation Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo, 3rd generation Indonesian soccer team coach Shin Tae-yong, 4th generation former Korea Football Association Vice President Lee Dong-guk He was named as the first inductee in this player category.
The K-League Hall of Fame, which consists of three categories: players, leaders, and contributors, was newly established this year to mark the 40th anniversary of Korean professional football.
Choi Tae-wook, technical committee member of the Korea Professional Football Federation, called the former vice president to the stage, saying, “During Fantastic 4 in 2009, whenever you cross, Dongguk-hyung appears and shoots.”
Former Vice Chairman Lee said, “I think I am here because of my performance at Jeonbuk Hyundai. I would like to thank Coach Choi Kang-hee.” I hope that all the coaching staff will gather their strength and give us a chance to rise again.”
Referring to the family who supported his life as a player both physically and mentally, he said, “I am grateful to my parents and the Daebak family for always supporting me.” It’s good that the day has come,” he said with a broad smile.
Director Shin Tae-yong went on stage with the recommendation of his son, Seongnam FC Shin Jae-won and Ansan Greeners Shin Jae-hyeok, who said, “It was only after stepping on the professional stage that I felt the greatness of the path my father followed.”
Director Shin said proudly, “Thank you for giving me a big award called the Hall of Fame.”
He said, “Korea has a similar physical condition to Indonesian players, but it is playing a role as a K-League evangelist in Indonesia, emphasizing that it was thanks to ‘mental’ that Korea achieved the achievement of advancing to the 10th World Cup.” I will try harder,” he promised.
Heo Jeong-moo, chairman of Daejeon Hana Citizen, called for coach Hong, saying, “I trusted Hong Myung-bo, a third-year player in his mid-20s, as captain in Pohang because I believed in his leadership and charisma.”
Coach Hong said, “It’s the most meaningful award I’ve ever received in that I grew up dreaming while playing a ball boy at Dongdaemun Stadium at the start of the Super League in 1983, and eventually realized my dream.” I am grateful to the coach,” he said.
Director Hong said, “I have made a lot of progress while standing on the K-League pitch twice a week, and I feel that there are many areas to develop in the future.” 크크크벳
Head Choi Soon-ho, who came to the podium as a recommendation from OB Soccer Club President Lee Hoi-taek, said, “I remember all the seniors and juniors, colleagues, and teachers I played with on the playground at the time, in vague memories.” I was delighted.