‘Assault Captain’ Shim Dong-woon retires from Tancheon, where he dreamed of playing soccer: “There’s nothing left to do”

‘Son of Seongnam’ Shim Dong-woon said goodbye to the field with a retirement ceremony at the Tancheon Sports Complex, where he nurtured his dream of becoming a soccer player.

The retirement ceremony was held at halftime of the Hana Bank K League 2 2024 fourth-round match between Seongnam FC and Gimpo FC at Tancheon Sports Complex at 4:30 p.m. on the 30th.

Shim Dong-woon is a K League legend who played 318 matches in his career. He made his professional debut with the Jeonnam Dragons in 2012 and went on to play for the Pohang Steelers, 안전카지노사이트 FC Anyang, and Seongnam.

After spending his youth career with Seongnam, he turned pro and first connected with the club in 2022. Seongnam took him on loan from Anyang at the time and trusted him with the captain’s armband after buying him outright in 2023. However, he was sidelined last season with an ACL injury and eventually announced his retirement after last season. In 27 appearances in a Seongnam jersey, Shim scored two goals and provided four assists.

The club organized a special ceremony at the Gimpo match for Shim, who burned his last flame in a Seongnam jersey. A commemorative video was played on the big screen, showing a series of images from Shim’s time at Seongnam, starting with his first interview in a Seongnam jersey on July 5, 2022.

Shim, who attended the retirement ceremony in a suit instead of a uniform, said, “I’m so grateful. I used to play ball boy here. It was my dream to play in this stadium, and now that you’ve organized this retirement ceremony, I have no choice. I feel like I can leave the stadium. I will always keep this moment in my heart and live a wonderful life as a normal person,” he said, shouting, “Go Seongnam! I love you.”

Afterward, Shim Dong-woon walked up to the fans and bowed down to them several times, and the fans also showed their support for his future by holding up signs that read “THANK YOU CAPTAIN” and chanting his name.

Sim Dong-woon, who was nicknamed “Captain Charge” for his quick feet during his playing days, is now hanging up his soccer cleats and charging into his second life.

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