Honda left a message on his social media (SNS) on the 30th, saying, “I met a good friend in Seoul.” Next to Honda was Super Junior member and actor Choi Siwon. Siwon Choi also said, “My friend Honda, welcome to Korea. It was a good time,” he recorded the meeting of the two.
Honda is a Japanese soccer legend born in 1986. He is a left-footed midfielder who grew up in the Japanese J-League Gamba Osaka youth team and made his professional debut at the Nagoya Grampus. In 2010, at the age of 23, he moved to CSKA Moscow, a prestigious Russian team. As CSKA Moscow Ace, he won three Russian Premier League, Russian Cup and Russian Super Cup championships.
During his CSKA Moscow days, he played with Kim In-seong (33, Pohang Steelers). Kim In-seong recalled memories with Honda in the past and said, “Honda helped me well when I had a hard time adjusting to Russia. I also learned Korean somewhere. When I asked him, ‘How are you?’, he said, ‘You’re not doing well’ or ‘It hurts,’ and I was surprised.”
Honda transferred to prestigious Italian AC Milan in 2014 and received the number 10 uniform. He played alongside Ricardo Montolivo, Michael Essian, Sully Muntari, Suso, Nigel De Jong, Stéphane El Sharawi, and Philippe Mexes. Honda scored 11 goals and provided 15 assists in 92 appearances for AC Milan, winning the Italian Super Cup in 2016.
His national team career is also brilliant. Wearing the uniform of the Japan national team, he played 98 A matches and scored 37 goals and 23 assists. He made his name known around the world by scoring a wonder goal with a free kick shot against Denmark at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He also competed in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He scored a total of 4 goals in the World Cup, making him the all-time top scorer for an Asian player. Son Heung-min, Park Ji-seong, and Ahn Jung-hwan scored three goals each and tied for second place. 메이저사이트
Honda has toured every continent in the world. After leaving AC Milan, he continued his playing career with Mexico’s Pachuca, Australia’s Melbourne Victory, Portugal’s Portimonense, Azerbaijan’s Nefci, and Lithuania’s FK Suduva.
He was both a player and a manager. Since 2018, he has been the head coach of the Southeast Asian national team of Cambodia, and later served as the national team’s general manager. He resigned as head coach of the national team after Cambodia was eliminated in the group stage of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup (formerly Suzuki Cup) held from December last year to January this year.