Professional soccer Ulsan ‘winner’ Lee Cheong-yong, contract renewal until 2024

Veteran Lee Chung-yong (35), who was selected as the MVP after leading Ulsan Hyundai to win the K-League 1 in the 2022 season of the professional soccer K-League, extended the contract.

The Ulsan club announced on the 6th that it had extended a two-year contract with Lee Chung-yong until 2024.

Lee Chung-yong, who made his professional debut at FC Seoul in 2006, joined Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League (EPL) in 2009 and advanced to the European stage.

After Bolton’s relegation, he played 토토 for Crystal Palace (England) from 2015 to 2018, then returned to the K-League after 11 years in the Ulsan uniform in March 2020 through Bochum in the German second division.

Lee Chung-yong, who helped Ulsan win the second Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) in his first year, took the lead in winning the league for the first time in 17 years by playing in 35 league games last year.

Lee Chung-yong had his best year, winning the championship cup and being named league MVP.

Lee Chung-yong participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as a national team member and scored 9 goals in 89 matches.

Lee Cheong-yong, who renewed his contract with Ulsan, said, “I am happy to be able to deliver the news that many people wanted. I had no intention of leaving the people who warmly welcomed me from three years ago and encouraged me until the end.”

He added, “I think this renewal of the contract is not just a contract, but a promise made with the club and fans. I will wear a blue uniform and do my best to keep my promise. I hope you will continue to support the team.”