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Geonyeong Park

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Geonyeong Park
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Personal information
Full name Geonyeong Park
Date of birth 17 February 2002
Place of birth Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
UiTM FC
Youth career
2012–2018 KLYS
2012–2019 ISKL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019 KDH Global FC 5 (7)
2019 KL Galaxy 9 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Geonyeong Park (born 17 February 2002) is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a striker for a Malaysian club UiTM FC.

Early career[edit]

Park was born in Seoul, South Korea in 2002. He began playing football as early as four years old when he joined a local grassroots football team, SFA FC. When he was 10, his family moved to Malaysia. He then joined Kuala Lumpur Youth Soccer (KLYS) where he represented Malaysia in Gothia Cup 2015, 2016 and 2017[1]. He also has represented and captained the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) in various football tournaments[2].

Club career[edit]

KDH Global FC[edit]

In 2019, Park made his first step in senior football by joining KDH Global FC, a football club owned by former South Korea national team player Kim Do-heon. He helped KDH become a champion in the Malaysia-Korean Football Tournament and bagged the Golden Boot award after scoring 7 goals in 5 matches, despite being the youngest player in the tournament[3].

KL Galaxy[edit]

Following a short stint with KDH, Park then joined KL Galaxy. Once again, he showed maturity belied his age by scoring 9 goals in 9 matches despite his status as the youngest player in the International League[4]. KL Galaxy emerged as the league's champion in 2019 season.

UiTM FC[edit]

In 2020 season, Park joined a Malaysia Super League outfit, UiTM FC having impressed their head coach, Frank Bernhardt in trial.

References[edit]

  1. "KL Youth Soccer B16 - Gothia Cup 2017 Results". results.gothiacup.se. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  2. "A Team with Potential- Football Exchange 2018 – Our TAKE". ourtake.iskl.edu.my. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  3. "김두현 글로벌 축구센터 / KDH Global FC". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  4. "Garden Social League - Player Stat Leaders". garden.leaguerepublic.com. Retrieved 2020-08-17.

Category:Living people Category:2002 births Category:Association football forwards


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