Ronaldo, who has played over 200 A matches… How many games does Son Heung-min play?
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), a world-class soccer star, took part in his 197th A-match and ranked first in this category alone, putting his 200th game in front of his eyes. In the case of Son Heung-min, the captain of the Korean national team, who has played 109 matches, it is expected that future attention will be drawn to how many matches he will play.
On the 24th (Korean time), Ronaldo scored two goals in the Euro 2024 qualifier group J match against Liechtenstein held at Estadio José Alvalad in Lisbon, Portugal, leading to a 4-0 victory.
With his 197th A-match appearance, Ronaldo beat Al Mutawa (196 matches Kuwait) to become the most A-match appearance by a male player. As new coach Roberto Martinez (Spain) is expected to continue using Ronaldo, there is a possibility that Ronaldo will set a record of 200 appearances in A matches.
In the midst of this, the attention of soccer fans is also focused on the record of participating in the A match of the Korean national team바카라사이트.
The most A-match players of all time among the Korean national team are Cha Bum-geun and Hong Myung-bo, who played in 136 games. Lee Woon-jae is second with 133 games.
This is followed by Lee Young-pyo (127 games), Yoo Sang-cheol and Kim Ho-gon (124 games), Cho Young-jeung (113 games), and Ki Sung-yong (110 games).
Next in order is Son Heung-min, who has played 109 games. As Son Heung-min was appointed captain after coach Jurgen Klinsmann, he is expected to play for the national team until the Asian Cup in Qatar next year and the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America at the longest.
As a result, there is a possibility that Son Heung-min will surpass Cha Bum-geun and Hong Myung-bo to become the most individual participant in A-match in Korea.
Under coach Paulo Bento, the Korean adult national team played 57 A matches from September 2018 to December last year, and Son Heung-min played in 39 matches.
Even if Son Heung-min participates in an A-match as much as during his Bentoho days, he can surpass Cha Bum-geun and Hong Myung-bo.
In addition, players who are ranked in the top 80 in A-match appearances among the current national team are Kim Young-gwon (101 matches), Kim Seung-gyu (72 matches), Jung Woo-young (71 matches), Lee Jae-seong (68 matches), and Kim Jin-soo (66 matches).