A ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of Korea University’s soccer team was held at the Dragon City Hotel in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 18th.
Hosted by the Gowo 友 Sports Council, a sports organization from Korea University, and headed by Ulsan HD coach Hong Myung-bo, the ceremony was held to reflect on the 100-year history of Korea University’s soccer department, including exhibitions of memorabilia and collections of Korea University footballers, awarding achievement awards, screening 100th anniversary videos, and publishing brochures.
Korea University’s soccer team has a long history of Korean soccer. Starting as the athletic department of Korea University’s Boseong College in 1923, the team produced a large number of representative players for the “Gyeongpyeongdae Football Match,” a soccer competition between Gyeongseong and Pyongyang in Japanese colonial era, and began to solidify its status as a prestigious soccer team. Legendary figures of Korean soccer, including Kim Yong-sik, the first World Cup coach for the Korean national soccer team, and Kim Hwa-jip, the founder of Seoul Central Girls’ Middle School, the first women’s soccer team, were also from Korea University. 헤라카지노
The ceremony, attended by internal and foreign guests, including Chung Mong-won, chairman of the Gowoo Sports Association, Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association, and Kim Dong-won, president of Korea University, drew attention as Korea University’s first sports centennial event. In response, the award was given to Lee Jong-hwan, who served as the 44th president of the Korea Football Association, Kim Jae-woong, the head coach of Yeongdeungpo Technical High School, who won six high school football medals this year, and Lee Jae-sung, who is active in Mainz in the German Bundesliga.
Hong Myung-bo, president of the association, said, “I feel a great honor and a sense of responsibility to serve as the head of the association as a member of Korea University’s soccer team and a member of the national team who graduated from Korea University.” “All the achievements of Korea University’s soccer team were made because of the dedication of our seniors. I bow down to all the seniors who made achievements as best players, outstanding administrators, and strong leaders while getting hurt in an environment where nothing happened,” he said. “Everyone has seen the history of Korea University’s soccer over the past 100 years that led to the prosperity of Korean soccer. I hope that we will become a stronger team for the next 100 years. And I will work hard to become a proud soccer player.”