Kim Moon-hwan, Qatar League representative, selected as ACL Asian Football Star

Former national team defender Kim Moon-hwan (28, Al Duhail) has been recognized for his presence since the first season of the Qatar Professional Football Stars League.

Al Duhail (Qatar) will play a home game against Persepolis (Iran) in the second leg of Group E of the round of 40 of the 2023-24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League final on October 3 (Korean time).

It is a big match between the 2022-23 winners of Iran, ranked 4th in the Asian League rankings, and Qatar, ranked 5th. Iranian soccer media ‘Football 360’ warned, saying, “Kim Moon-hwan is the only AFC quota player who is guaranteed a spot in the Qatar Stars League this season and is participating in the Champions League.”

Kim Moon-hwan left K-League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai through the 2023 summer transfer market and signed a contract with Al Duhail until the 2024-25 season. Since joining the Qatar Stars League defending champions, he has provided 1 assist in 6 games including cup competitions. He played an average of 75.3 minutes.

He played not only as a right-back, which is considered his main position, but also as a left wing-back. Al-Duhail explained to the local media that the reasons for bringing in Kim Moon-hwan were ▲playing in various positions, including midfielder ▲various experience, including participation in many international competitions ▲excellent right defender ▲not yet very young age.

Since his professional soccer debut in 2017, Moon-Hwan Kim has recorded attack points in four different positions, including right fullback/wingback and left fullback/wing. He also has experience playing as ▲ left wingback ▲ center forward ▲ central midfielder ▲ attacking midfielder ▲ right wing.

During his time at Busan I-Park, he was selected as the 2018/2019 K League 2 Best 11. At Los Angeles FC in the United States, 1 score and 1 assist in 28 Major League Soccer (MLS) games in 2021-2022. Last season, in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League, Jeonbuk advanced to the semifinals with one assist in six games.

Kim Moon-hwan was a starter for the national team when they won the gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia and placed 16th at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The story behind the fact that the Al Duhail scout recommended the club’s recruitment, saying, “You will enjoy the benefits if you join” after citing various strengths, was revealed through the local media in Qatar after Kim Moon-hwan joined.

In the 2023-24 Qatar 1st Division League, ▲Yazan Al-Naimat (24, Jordan) of Al-Ahli ▲Omar Al-Somah (34, Syria) of Al-Arabi ▲Shogo Taniguchi (32, Japan) of Al-Raiyan ▲Omid Ebrahimi of Al-Shamal There are other Asian soccer stars such as (36, Iran).

▲Al Naimat is the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Bronze Boot (3rd place in scoring) ▲Al-Somach is the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Asia’s Best 11 of the 2010s ▲Taniguchi is the best defender of the 2022 East Asian Football Confederation (EAFF) E-1 Championship ▲Ebrahimi shines in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup All-Star.토토사이트

However, if you narrow the scope to ‘players who will play a key role in the Champions League finals’, Kim Moon-hwan stands out the most among the AFC quarter of Qatar professional football this season. Iran’s ‘Football 360’ also selected him as “the Al-Duhail foreigner most likely to appear in the Persepolis match.”

Kim Moon-hwan debuted in a major tournament through the 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in the United Arab Emirates, and is continuing the good relationship he has built with West Asia by reaching a career high for the national team by playing full-time at the Qatar World Cup.

In the 2022-23 Qatar Professional Football Stars League, the team is showing good defensive ability from the side, with ▲1.49 interceptions ▲2.24 tackles ▲3.98 ball recoveries per 90 minutes.

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