The German Bundesliga has highlighted the “Korean League Five.
On June 19 (KST), Munich announced on the club’s website, “Munich has signed Kim Min-jae. The 26-year-old South Korea international joins from Napoli on a five-year contract until June 30, 2028. He will wear the number 3 shirt,” the club announced.
Jan Christian Driessen, CEO of Bayern Munich, said: “Kim Min-jae made great progress with Napoli last season, winning the Italian Serie A title and being named the league’s best defender. He impressed with his physical presence as well as his mental strength and speed. We are delighted to have him join us immediately in pre-season and we know he will excite our fans.”
Head coach Thomas Tuchel also commented on Kim. After the pre-season friendly against Rotach Eggern, he said: “I’m very happy to have him on board. He’s a good person, in perfect condition and ready to play. I am very happy that he has decided to stay with us,” he said.
He added: “He’s a great signing. It wasn’t a problem to give him a few more days off, but he didn’t want to. It shows how professional and focused he is,” he said. Kim arrived at the training center in Tegernsee and started training with the Munich players.
“Munich is every player’s dream. I’m really looking forward to seeing what will happen. It’s a new beginning for me. I will continue to develop here. My first goal is to play a lot of games, and I want to win as many trophies as possible,” he said. Kim is expected to make his first appearance on the Asia Tour in Japan and Singapore.
Kim Min-jae joins Munich. The German Bundesliga published an article titled “Son Heung-min, Cha Bum-geun, and the Top 5 Bundesliga Koreans of All Time,” highlighting the Korean leaguers who played in Germany.
Son Heung-min was mentioned first. “The most famous Korean player in Germany is undoubtedly Son Heung-min, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur. He arrived in Germany at the age of 16 and joined the Hamburg academy. He stood out with his incredible movement and dribbling. He helped Hamburg leap to seventh place and broke the Leverkusen club record. He helped Leverkusen finish in the top four.”
Next up is Cha Bum-geun. “A Korean League pioneer, Cha played for Darmstadt, Frankfurt, and Leverkusen. He won the UEFA Cup in 1979-80 and the DFB-Pokal in 1980-81. Named the Asian Player of the 20th Century, he continued his success with Leverkusen, winning the UEFA Cup in the 1987-88 season. Cha was nicknamed ‘Cha Boom’ for his outstanding shooting ability and played 308 Bundesliga games.” 토토사이트
Cha Doo-ri was also introduced. “Cha Bum-geun’s son Cha Doo-ri also played in Germany. He played for Frankfurt, Bielefeld, Mainz, Koblenz, and Düsseldorf. He impressed enough to earn a spot on the South Korean national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea.