In addition to representing South Korea at senior level, Park Ji-Sung also featured for his country at the u-20 level and the u-23 level (Olympics). Park was a member of the South Korean football team to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. South Korea were knocked out of the group stage on goal difference despite winning two of their group games. Park Ji-Sung featured in all the three group games at the tournament.
A lot of football fans didn’t know that Park started his South Korean national team career in the u-23 team as an 18-year-old defensive midfielder in 1999. His debut for the u-23s came against Chinese Taipei in an Asian qualifier for the football tournament at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. (more…)
Manchester United fans witnessed several successes on the pitch during the five-year period between 2006 and 2011. The club won four Premier League titles and reached three Champions League final within that period.
It’s almost easy to mention Cristiano Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand, NemanjaVidic and Wayne Rooney as the principal actors from the five-year period stated above but there were some other players who were as important or even more important but didn’t get the recognition deserved in the form of individual awards like the Ballon d’Or or Golden Boot. Park Ji-Sung was certainly one of those players at Manchester United. The South Korean was an important part of the successful team built by manager Sir Alex Ferguson during the aforementioned period. His teammates have never missed the opportunity to praise him even years after leaving Manchester United. Park Ji-Sung earned the respect of his colleagues at Old Trafford both on and off the pitch. (more…)
Sir Alex Ferguson is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the history of football after a trophy-laden 26 years at Manchester United. Ferguson was the Red Devils manager between 1986 and 2013 when he made the decision to retire from football management.
Ferguson won several trophies at Manchester United including two Champions League titles and 13 Premier League titles. The Scotsman could have won more trophies going by his interview with SportBible and conducted by one of his former players. Gary Neville was an importantmember of the Manchester United squad that won the treble in 1999. He went on to captain the Red Devils after the exit of Roy Keane. (more…)
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has drawn comparison between Jesse Lingard and Park Ji-Sung. Neville likened Manchester United loanee Lingard to Park Ji-Sung while he was speaking as a football pundit on Sky Sports.
According to him, Lingard should be appreciated like what was obtainable with Park Ji-Sung when the South Korean football legend was playing in the same Manchester United team with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney around a decade ago. (more…)
South Korean football icon Park Ji-Sung has bagged an advisory role with one of the biggest clubs in his native South Korea. The former Manchester United player was named the adviser of South Korean top flight champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors last week and the owners of the club are hoping that Park Ji-Sung will use his wealth of experience to move the club forward. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are the champions of domestic football in South Korea and with a popular figure like Park Ji-Sung, they are hoping to stay at the top of club football in the Asian nation of South Korea for a long time to come.
Park Ji-Sung is a very popular figure in the football circles in South Korea despite the fact that he has stopped playing professional football for some years. Park Ji-Sung is the former captain of the South Korean national team and his appointment as the adviser to South Korean champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is on a part-time basis as he shares his time between Britain and South Korea. (more…)
Manchester United legend Park Ji-Sung has revealed his saddest moment at the club. In a chat with United Unscripted, Park Ji-Sung revealed that finding out that he was not part of the squad for the 2008 Champions League final at the Luzhnicki Stadium, Moscow in Russia was one of the saddest moments of his football career.
Without the South Korean football legend in the Manchester United squad, the club was able to win their third European title. Manchester United beat Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties in Moscow to lift the Champions League trophy for the second time. (more…)
With Liverpool crowned champions of England –holding titles simultaneously in Europe and the world–, the Premier League is now entering the business side of the current season. While Liverpool’s fate is sealed, the rest of others will go down to the wire.
European places and most interestingly the relegation battle. The bottom half is tense and the fight to avoid the drop will go down to the last day. Aside Norwich City, who have been condemned to be relegated. All other sides from 15 to 19 still have a chance. Aston Villa, Brighton, Watford, West Ham are all in the mix.
Here we take a look at one of the great relegation escapes. (more…)
Park Ji-sung, South Korean professional footballer was one of the most underrated players to play in the jersey of Manchester United. Born in Goheung, Park is one of the greatest footballers of Asia and surely the best player from South Korea till now. Before diving into why he is the most underrated player of Manchester United, you must be aware of his career stats. Manchester United’s midfielder had scored 19 goals in 134 matches for his club.
Park Ji sung also appeared in 100 matches for his national team and scored 13 goals. Despite these number games, there are many worth mentioning aspects of the unsung hero of Manchester United. As a football fan, there are very limited things to crave for. They don’t want too much from players except for their strong desire and commitment to the game. As a fan, you only count the effort put in by the player, keeping aside the results. Win, lose or draw doesn’t matter as long as the players are ready to perform exceeding their abilities. (more…)
Things are not working well for Manchester United. They are in the 10th position in the league table after playing seven games. They are struggling to regain their dominance in the Premier League. It seems that they need a better team, or at least a better winger to roll things ahead. Maybe they need a Park Ji-sung.
The South Korean midfielder was a big match player for United. He played for the club for 7 years and he is the most decorated football player in Asia with 19 trophies. However, trophies apart he is better known for his contribution to the big games, on bigger stages. (more…)
United have increased their interest in Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff in a bid to complete a transfer to Old Trafford this season. It is understood that the Red Devils have already sent a bid of £15 million for the player which was rejected by the club.
The Magpies have been hit with negative headlines this week after the exit of Rafa Benitez last week. It is understood that Sean Longstaff is weighing his options. The midfielder is considered as an important player by Newcastle who wanted to keep him. (more…)