Kim Ji-soo (Brentford), a former Seongnam FC player, received an honorary citizenship card in Seongnam. Kim Ji-soo, who entered Brentford, England through Seongnam FC, became an honorary citizen of Seongnam.
Seongnam said on the 5th that Kim Ji-soo received a “Seongnam honorary citizenship card” at the 50th anniversary of Seongnam City Citizens’ Day ceremony. 토토사이트
The event was held at the Seongnam Art Center Opera House. More than 2,000 people, including the owner of Shin Sang-jin, members of the National Assembly, provincial and municipal councils, and Seongnam citizens, attended to commemorate the 50-year history of Seongnam City. In addition, a “Seongnam honorary citizenship card” was awarded to citizens who contributed to the development of Seongnam City.
Kim Ji-soo was named an honorary citizen of Seongnam (22 cumulative) along with four people, including Gachon University President Lee Gil-yeo and short track speed skater Choi Min-jeong. Kim Young-ha, CEO of Seongnam FC, won the award on behalf of Kim Ji-soo, who is currently in the UK.
Kim Ji-soo grew up in Seongnam FC’s under-15 youth team. He signed a semi-professional contract with Seongnam for the first time at the age of 17 (age 18). In the 2022 season, he won the title of the youngest registered player in the K League and played in 19 league games. In June, he played a major role in the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, contributing to the semi-final myth of the semifinals. Afterwards, he moved to Brentford in the English Premier League (EPL) and was selected as the person who shone in Seongnam City.
Kim Ji-soo said in a video, “I started as a youth at Seongnam FC and made my debut, and my time with the club is valuable and really precious,” adding, “I have adapted to life in England and am doing well.” I’m so grateful to the fans who always cheer for me even though I’m far away,” he said.
“As a proud honorary citizen of Seongnam, I will always keep the support of citizens and fans in my heart and repay them by being a great player,” he said.