Pohang Steelers add 4 additional members to the club’s Hall of Fame.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Pohang-A Club Hall of Fame will additionally induct Kim Gwang-seok, Hwang Jin-seong, Shin Hwa-yong, and Hwang Ji-su, who have played in more than 200 games for more than 10 years. This is the first time in 10 years since 13 people were inducted into the Club Hall of Fame for the first time as a professional soccer team at the time of the 40th anniversary of its founding in 2013.
Kim Gwang-seok,메이저놀이터 who joined as a trainee in 2002, has been with Pohang for 19 years, the longest period among all club players. He appeared in 385 K-League games and scored 9 goals and 5 assists, which is a record for the most appearances in the club’s career. Kim Gwang-seok, who was called ‘the master of the steel yard’ and played an active role as the best center back, retired in Incheon and finished his 21-year career as a professional player.
Hwang Jin-seong, from Pohang youth and loved by Pohang fans as ‘Hwang Kaka’ for his splendid technique and accurate left-footed kick, recorded 47 points and 58 assists in 279 K-League matches for 11 years from 2003 to 2013. He recorded the most offensive points (105) and most assists in the club’s career, and was also selected as one of the 2012 K-League Best 11. The record for most appearances in his club’s career is his fourth.
Shinhwa-yong, Pohang’s ‘local boy’ goalkeeper, was called ‘Hwayongshin’ for 13 years from 2004 to 2016 and guarded Pohang’s goal in 287 K-League games. He achieved the most appearances and the most scoreless games (94) as a goalkeeper in the club’s career, and was selected as one of the 2009 K-League Best 11. This is the 3rd most appearances in the team’s career.
Hwang Ji-soo, a byword for consistency and sincerity, recorded 6 points and 12 assists in 320 K-League games for 14 years from 2004 to 2017. He is loved by the nickname ‘Pohang’s Gattuso’ for his fighting spirit, and is ranked second in the club’s career with the most appearances. After his retirement, he has been working as the coach of the Pohang U-18 team.
In 2013, the Pohang Steelers Hall of Fame included the late POSCO Honorary Chairman Tae-jun Park in the contributor category, the late first coach Han Hong-ki and head coach Lee Hoi-taek in the leadership category, and Park Gyeong-hoon, Lee Heung-sil, Choi Soon-ho, Gong Moon-bae, Lee Young-sang, Park Tae-ha, Hwang Seon-hong, and Hong Myung-bo in the player category. , Rade, and Kim Ki-dong were dedicated. Later, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding in 2023, Kim Kwang-seok, Hwang Jin-seong, Shin Hwa-yong, and Hwang Ji-soo were named.
Pohang has set the 2023 Hana One Q K League 1 Round 15 home match against Jeonbuk Hyundai to be held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 29th, a substitute holiday for Buddha’s birthday, as the ’50th anniversary match for Pohang Steelers’ founding. Prior to the game, a dedication ceremony will be held by inviting Hall of Fame inductees.