Gwangju FC of the K-League 1, a professional soccer league led by coach Lee Jeong-hyo, announced on the 23rd that it has recruited fullback Kim Jin-ho, who played for Gangwon FC. Kim Jin-ho, who joined Gangwon in 2022 and entered the professional stage, recorded 3 goals and 2 assists in 28 games since his debut season, and also played an active part last season, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in 25 games.
Gwangju expects Kim Jin-ho to play in a variety of positions, as he played not only his main position as fullback but also as a side attacker during his college days. The Gwangju club explained the background for his recruitment, saying, “Kim Jin-ho can use both feet, and his strengths are aggressive penetration and surprise left-foot shooting. He is capable of both attack and defense, and his man-to-man defense that utilizes speed is excellent.”
Jin-ho Kim said, “It is an honor to come to a good team called Gwangju. I am looking forward to learning soccer from coach Jeong-hyo Lee and the coaches,” and added, “I will do my best to help the team go in the direction we want.”Gwangju, which finished third in K-League 1 just one year after promotion last season, will participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Elite (ACLE) Playoffs (PO) in the 2024-2025 season .The Gwangju team, which is focusing on physical training in Chiang Mai, Thailand ahead of the new season, 슬롯게이밍 will conduct its second winter training in Seogwipo, Jeju from the 4th to the 24th of next month.