This is the last farewell of Osmar (35) of Spain, who left Korea after completing a nine-year companionship with FC Seoul. Having joined Seoul in 2014, he has always worn the Seoul uniform except in 2018 when he was loaned to Cerezo Osaka. His overall record is 25 goals and 12 assists in 344 matches. Having been a legendary figure as the first foreign player in the club’s history, he chose a new challenge and change after his contract with Seoul expired.랭크카지노
Fans gathered at Incheon International Airport on the 21st to see off Osmar, who has devoted himself to the team for a long time. “I wanted to retire from Seoul, but soccer has divided us,” Osmar said. “Thank you for giving us an incredible experience.” The nine-year journey between Osmar and Seoul ended. For Osmar and his fans, the journey of the past nine years has remained a valuable memory.
Osmar is not the only foreign player who leaves the K-League stage with fond memories. Baco (30, Georgia), who played for Ulsan Hyundai for the past three seasons, also said goodbye to his Ulsan fans after finishing his three-year journey. Baco has accumulated 28 goals and 5 assists in 106 K-League games during the three seasons since joining Ulsan in 2021, and he has also played a leading role in Ulsan’s recent K-League victory for two consecutive years. China is said to be the most likely next destination for him to leave after receiving applause.
“Thank you so much for your love over the past three years. I also loved you so much that I cannot describe it. The three years I spent in this team, this league, and this country were the most precious time for me. The time I received so much love from this team was so special. I will never forget it,” Baco wrote on social media. Not only his teammates, including Cho Hyun-woo and Kim Young-kwon, but also fans said goodbye to him through comments.
Martha (28, Japan), who made headlines with her interview in Korean, “Let’s risk our lives!” also headed to her native Jubilo Iwata after finishing her five-year journey in the K-League. Starting with Ansan Greeners in 2019, Martha played in Daejeon from 2021 after passing through Suwon FC and Gangwon FC. After the contract expired, she received a love call from other K-League clubs, but she chose to return to Japan instead of moving to other clubs to keep her loyalty to Daejeon. Martha was also applauded by Daejeon and K-League fans.
Grant (29), who played for the Pohang Steelers for three years, will also leave the K-League for China. There is a possibility that news of the breakup of a foreign player who accompanied him for quite some time in other K-League clubs will be reported. Looking back on the K-League trend where foreign players are frequently replaced during the season, it is actually a beautiful breakup.
Of course, there are foreign players who will continue to accompany them next year. Daegu FC’s Cesinha (34) will have his ninth season, and Edgar (36) of Brazil will have his seventh season soon. These players have become symbolic beings that are loved by fans, going beyond the core of the team’s strength. Clubs and fans looking for new foreign players also hope to have players who will be with them for a long time like the previous players. That’s because players must possess both skills and personality to accompany them. It is in the same vein that a departing foreign player says goodbye to his fans in person, and fans are applauding and encouraging the player.