National team defender Park Ji-soo (28) entered the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Portimonense of the Portuguese Primeira Liga said on the 26th (Korean time), “We acquired Park Ji-soo, Lucas Alves, Lucas Ventura, Roberto Hinoyosa and Mauricio through the winter transfer market. Among them, Park Ji-soo is a Korean central defender who played in Guangzhou, China.”
Until just before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Park Ji-soo played an active role as a defender for the Korean national soccer team led by coach Paulo Bento. He seemed highly likely to participate in the Qatar World Cup as long as there are no major variables. However, he suffered an injury in a warm-up game against Iceland shortly before leaving Qatar. In the end, Park Ji-soo was disappointed that he could not board the plane to Qatar.
Coach Bento helped Park Ji-soo advance into Europe. Park Ji-soo said at a press conference to join Portimonense, “Coach Bento is a Portuguese national and was a Portuguese national team player. He has never had any special contact with me or Bento. However, it is said that Director Portimonense spoke with Director Bento. He said, “Thank you to Bento.”
Park Ji-soo is an icon of ‘human victory’. In 2013, he joined K-League 1 Incheon United as a rookie, but he played in the K3 League without receiving a chance. Then he went through Gyeongnam FC and was selected for the national team. Afterwards, he took over the Chinese stage with brilliant foreign players in Guangzhuhu Hengda of the Chinese Super League (CSL). 메이저사이트
After briefly returning to Korea to resolve his military service, he moved on loan to Suwon FC and served in the military until December of last year at Gimcheon Sangmu. In the summer of 2021, when he was playing for Kim Cheon Sangmu, he even competed as a wild card in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.