The Korea Professional Football Federation held an induction ceremony for six inductees to the ‘K League Hall of Fame’ on the 2nd at the Ambassador Pullman Grand Ballroom in Jangchung-dong, Seoul.
In the category of contributors, the late POSCO Honorary Chairman Tae-joon Park was named. Chairman Park Tae-joon founded the Pohang Jecheol Football Team (now Pohang Steelers) in 1973, built Pohang Steelyard, Korea’s first soccer-only stadium in 1990, built Gwangyang soccer-only stadium in 1992, founded Jeonnam Dragons in 1994, built the first clubhouse in professional soccer, and established a youth system. It has made a great contribution to the qualitative and quantitative growth of Korean soccer. The federation decided to be inducted into the first K-League Hall of Fame contributor category in honor of the achievements of President Park Tae-joon, a pioneer in Korean football who emphasized the best system without fear of being the first.
Director Choi Soon-ho, who was inducted into the Athletes category, took the stage again to give a recommendation from the late POSCO honorary chairman Tae-Jun Park, who was inducted into the contributor category. Director Choi Soon-ho introduced Chairman Park Tae-joon, saying, “He was a person who knew what was right for Korean football and acted, and Korean football has advanced to the next level in the system he created.” 토스카지노
Chairman Park Tae-joon’s son Park Seong-bin, who won the award as a substitute, said, “My father really liked soccer.” I remember that you cared for it,” he said.
“Thank you to all the people in the 40-year history of professional football. Today, without fail, countless children kick and run in the field. Families experience small but great happiness every weekend. This is what my father thought of today It must have been the future of football. I think you would be proud to be here with people like Choi Soon-ho, Hong Myung-bo and Lee Dong-guk. Thank you to all the professional league officials.”