K-League news

Kim makes Jeonbuk move

January 5, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

South Korea midfielder Kim Jung-woo has joined K-League club Jeonbuk Motors on a three-year deal.

Kim Jung-woo
GettyImagesSouth Korea international Kim Jung-woo is on the move

Kim, 29, had been a free agent after ending the season with Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, and was a reported target for several other K-League clubs including Suwon Bluewings and Ulsan Horang-i.

"It is an honour for me to play for the champions," said Kim. "I will do my best to help Jeonbuk win the title once more."

Kim has won 66 caps for South Korea, and helped his country reach the second round at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The midfielder scored 15 goals last year in the K-League while on military duty with Sangju Sangmu and is one of the biggest stars in the country.

Kim will join Jeonbuk for the 2012 AFC Champions League in a group which contains the Chinese, Japanese and Thai champions - Guangzhou Evergrande, Kashiwa Reysol and PEA Buriram, respectively.