Ulsan announced on the 23rd that it has recruited veteran midfielder Kim Min-woo, who has played a total of 66 games and 423 games in the Korea-China-Japan league.
Kim Min-woo, born in 1990, made his name known by wearing the national flag. Listed on the national team’s roster from 2006 by age group, Kim made his professional debut with the Sagan Tosu of the Japanese J-League 2 in 2010 at the age of 20. From his first season in the league, he played in 24 games, scoring four goals and six assists, and in the following year, he became a perfect starting member with seven goals and three assists in 28 games.
Kim Min-woo, who has perfectly adapted to the Japanese stage, played in 31 games in the league in the 2012 season, proving himself as an “iron man.” Since then, Kim has played in more than 30 games every season during four seasons in the J-League, showing his temperament as a hard worker. Kim, who has played in the K-League 1 since the 2017 season, has played in Suwon Samsung and Sangju Sangmu to meet expectations by scoring 21 points and 14 assists in 152 games during five seasons.
Kim Min-woo, who moved to China by playing in all the leagues and cup competitions of his team, proved that he was a “great match.” Kim Min-woo, who became the center of the team with 10 points and 14 assists in 58 league games during his two seasons in Chengdu’s Longcheng, turned his destination around and returned to the K-League stage.
Immediately, Kim Min-woo, a superintendent of power, will be able to join Ulsan immediately. Left midfielders, wing forwards, side defense are basic, and even center midfielders, Kim Min-woo is expected to play as the so-called “all-weather midfielder” of Ulsan.
In addition, Kim Min-woo’s joining will be a boost for Ulsan, which has a tight schedule for the tournament, 2024 K League 1, FA Cup, and ACL elite, which will start with the round of 16 of the 2023/2024 Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACF) in February.
“There are many players who have worked together, so I will ask a lot of questions, and I will quickly adapt to the team by playing together. I will meet the expectations of the team and its fans,” Kim said, expressing his feelings and ambition to join the team.