The South Korean Park Ji-Sung played the last professional match of his career during the Korean League Classic All-Star match which was played in Seoul on July 25th with the former Manchester United player ending his career on a high note as he managed score a goal.
Park was substituted after a few minutes as he was still being troubled by a knee injury but still managed on making an impact on the pitch and supporters of the players cheered for him after he was being replaced by Baek Ji-Hoon.
Throughout his entire career Park Ji-Sung made a name for himself as he became the first South Korean to play in the Premier League as he was a performer of Manchester United for 7 years before being transferred to Queens Park Rangers.
The former player of QPR has also helped South Korea on a number of occasions as he scored the winning goal for his nation when playing against Portugal in the final match of the group stages during the 2002 World Cup which was the boost that his team needed in order for South Korea to reach the knockout stages of the worldwide tournament for the first time in the history of the nation.
Park Ji-Sung continued making appearances at the international stage for South Korea and during the 2010 World Cup; he was named as the captain as he went on scoring a goal against Greece which aided South Korea on their achievement of reaching the round of 16 for the first time away from home.
One of the main reasons on why the South Korean stated that he had to hang up his boots and retire from playing professional competitive soccer is due to the problems and injuries he has sustained on his knee.
Ji-Sung Park said: “I’ve been mulling retirement since February, and I’ve concluded that my knee won’t hold up for another season. I have no regrets about my career. I do think about what might have been if I hadn’t been injured, but I have no feelings of disappointment or sorrow as I leave the sport.”