Korean signing Hyun breaks new ground in Russia

January 12, 2006
By Gennady Fyodorov
ST PETERSBURG, Jan 12 (Reuters) - South Korean midfielder Hyun Young-min, who has signed for Zenit St Petersburg, has made history by becoming the first player from his country to join a Russian top-flight team.

Zenit said on Thursday Hyun, who has been with Korean champions Ulsan, had signed a one-year contract.

Hyun, 26, who has 15 international caps, was in South Korea's 2002 World Cup squad but did not play a game at the finals where the Koreans reached the semis for the ...

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