SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Yonhap) — Heroes for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup runners-up, South Korea, have been feted on the annual Asian soccer awards ceremony on Monday.
Chung Jung-yong, former head coach of the U-20 nationwide group, was named the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) Coach of the Yr on the AFC Awards in Hong Kong, for guiding the upstart South Korea to the ultimate on the world’s premier youth event in June.
South Korea fell to Ukraine 3-1 within the closing in Poland, however it was nonetheless the nation’s highest end at a FIFA worldwide event at any stage, males’s or ladies’s.
Chung beat out two Japanese membership coaches, Tsuyoshi Otsuki of Urawa Purple Diamonds and Go Oiwa of Kashima Antlers, to turn out to be the primary South Korean to win this award since former Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors boss Choi Kang-hee in 2016.
Chung, who’d been teaching youth soccer since 2006, took over a second-division professional membership, Seoul E-Land, on Saturday.
Additionally in Hong Kong, Lee Kang-in, who earned the Golden Ball as the very best participant of the U-20 World Cup, received the AFC Youth Participant of the Yr award on Monday.
Lee had two objectives and 4 assists in seven matches, displaying off dazzling dribbling and passing expertise regardless of being one of many youngest gamers on the event at 18.
Lee edged out Hiroki Abe of Japan and Doan Van Hau of Vietnam for his first AFC award.
Son Heung-min, South Korean males’s nationwide group captain and attacking ace for Tottenham Hotspur, was named the AFC Worldwide Participant of the Yr. This class was added to the AFC Awards in 2012, and Son has now claimed it 3 times, together with his earlier wins coming in 2015 and 2017.
Son completed the 2018-2019 season with 20 objectives in 48 matches and helped Spurs attain the ultimate on the UEFA Champions League for the primary time in Might. Then in November, early within the 2019-2020 season, Son turned South Korea’s main scorer of all-time in European membership soccer, surpassing Cha Bum-kun’s mark of 121. Son has 125 objectives and counting.