Seoul E-Land FC defender Kim Jin-hwan ends his career as a player and begins his second life as a coach.
The Seoul E-Land team announced on the 20th that Jin-Hwan Kim, who had devoted himself to the team for three seasons, announced his retirement and appointed him as Seoul E-Land U12 coach.
Kim Jin-hwan said, “It still doesn’t feel real to take off the soccer shoes I wore during my 12 years of professional life. If I’ve been running my life as a soccer player, I want to start a new life as a coach. A player who has always been on the ground with fans who have always supported him. “I want to teach young people the mindset of being a player of Seoul E-Land FC from a young age, although individual skills are important. We will support prosperity and promotion,” he said.
Kim Jin-hwan, who started his professional career with Gangwon FC in 2011, received great attention as a central defender, possessing solid interpersonal defense, control of the ball in the air, and build-up ability, playing 19 games in his first year as a professional player. 토토사이트
Afterwards, through Incheon United, FC Anyang, and Gwangju FC, Kim Jin-hwan, who wore the uniform of Seoul E-Land in the 2020 season, played a big role in holding the center of the team with veteran-like defense and leading. He is also evaluated for invigorating the team on and off the field, as well as his excellent leadership, as well as being appointed as vice-captain for two seasons, playing the role of mood maker within the team.
Kim Jin-hwan, who recorded 7 goals and 2 assists in 168 professional games, announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2022 season. Accordingly, Seoul E-Land even prepared a final greeting with fans at the ‘Final Touch 2022’ event held on the 17th.