Daegu FC announced on the 16th that Lee Geun-ho (38), a veteran of professional soccer K-League 1 Daegu FC, will retire at the end of this season.
Lee Geun-ho made his professional debut at Incheon United in 2004 and scored 80 goals and 35 assists in 385 games in the K League. He played for his country in 84 A matches and scored 19 goals.
He played in Daegu from 2007 to 2008 and scored 23 goals and 9 assists in 59 league games over two seasons and was selected as one of the K-League Best 11 for two consecutive years.
Lee Geun-ho, who became a free agent (FA) after the 2008 season and advanced to Japan’s J-League in 2009, played for Jubilo Iwata and Gamba Osaka, and returned to the K-League through Ulsan Hyundai in 2012.
After playing for Sangju Sangmu, Qatar El Jaish, Jeonbuk Hyundai, Jeju United, and Gangwon FC, he played for Ulsan again for three seasons starting in 2018, helping them win the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
Upon returning to Daegu in 2021, he contributed to the team’s best ever performance (3rd place in K-League 1 and advance to the round of 16 of the ACL). This season, he served as vice-captain and led the team to Final A (the 1st to 6th ranked teams in the league).
Daegu will hold a retirement ceremony for Lee Geun-ho in the 38th round against Incheon on December 3, the last home game of this season.토토사이트
Lee Geun-ho said through the club, “I have special feelings about retiring in Daegu. “I am truly grateful to have received so much love over the 20 years since I entered the professional stage,” he said. “I will never forget this moment with my Daegu family.” “There are still five games left, so I will do my best and finish with a smile,” he said.