Professional soccer’s K League 2 (2nd Division) Gimcheon Commerce will hold an early retirement ceremony for 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Cho Young-wook.
The Gimcheon club will hold the ceremony at the 37th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 against Gimpo FC at 6:30 p.m. on May 29 at Gimcheon Sports Complex.
Cho became eligible for special military service after winning a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which concluded earlier this month. He had been on active duty and received an early discharge after 264 days of enlistment. It is the first early discharge in men’s soccer since the establishment of the Armed Forces Sports Service.굿모닝토토
The player reportedly suggested that he wanted to say goodbye to his fans first.
At the end of the match, the ceremony will include a video screening, presentation of a framed bouquet of flowers and memorabilia, pre-hug ceremony, and group photo.
Cho Young-wook said, “I’m happy to be able to personally say goodbye to the Gimcheon Commerce fans who have been with me for ten months. I am grateful to the fans for their support during my military service. I will continue to work hard as a professional player without forgetting their support.”