FC Seoul’s Lee Han-beom was the ‘Pass Master’ in June.
Seoul center back Lee Han-beom was the most efficient passer in the K League 1 in June, according to the top five passing data released by the Korea Professional Football Association on June 12.
Lee played 298 minutes in four K League 1 matches in June. Of the passes he attempted, 313 reached their intended destination, beating 383 opponents. He averaged 1.22 packages per game. In second place was Daejeon midfield leader Joo Se-jong. He beat 375 players with 224 passes. He was followed by Park Dae-won (Suwon, 330 packs), Kim Ki-hee (Ulsan, 329 packs), and Park Seung-wook (Pohang, 327 packs).
Packing (Passing) Index is a measure of passing efficiency. It refers to the number of opponents a pass reaches when it reaches a teammate. That’s why you see so many defenders at the top of the list. Defenders tend to make more mid- to long-range passes than the players in front of them. The longer the distance, the more players they beat. The Packing (Passing) Index can be used as a guide to enjoy the game from different perspectives. The K League Baseball Packing Index ranks players based on their total number of packs.
Lee Han-beom delivers highly efficient passes for his playing time
Lee Han-beom, who was ranked second in May’s packing data, jumped to the top of the overall rankings in June. Lee’s passing efficiency is also reflected in his playing time. Lee played an average of 77 minutes per game. He played the fewest minutes of any player in the top five. Despite this, he had the most packs. This means that he attempted quality passes in a relatively short amount of time. 안전놀이터
The area where Lee made the most packs was in the midfield area. He attempted 248 passes from midfield. With these passes, he beat 301 opponents. This shows that even though he is a defender, his style is to get up higher and support his team. Seoul utilizes a defensive tactic that switches between a three-back and a four-back. At the back, Lee forms a solid wall with Osmar and Kim Joo-sung. When Osmar moves up to the center back position, Lee becomes the defensive leader who controls the line.
This can also be seen in the length of his passes. Lee ranks first in the pack (pack 205) for mid-range passes (15m-30m). For short passes (15 meters or less), he was fifth (packing 131). He was not in the top five for long passes (30 meters or more), which means that he moved up to the midfield, pressured the opponent, and supported the team’s forward play with medium and short passes. He is the initiator of the ‘Iksu Ball’ and a wall at the back.
Park Seung-wook’s foot in the Pohang counterattack
The player with the highest passing efficiency in the defensive zone was Park Seung-wook. Park’s 61 successful passes in the defensive zone were fewer than the second-place finisher, Grant (Pohang, 103 successful passes). However, Park was more efficient in out-passing his opponents. Park’s packing index was 127, while Grant’s was 109. In terms of average packing, Park’s was 2.08 and Grant’s was 1.06. Passing in the defensive zone