Since the modern game was introduced to Korea Republic at the end of 19th century, football has become a national pastime. Korea Football Association, which was established in September 1933 following the foundation of Joseon Referees’ Association, has been at the core of Korean football in its development and success throughout the years.
Korean football has always encouraged patriotism and national pride, and has proved that football in Korea is something more than just a sport. As a highlight of our pride, in 2002 we hosted the FIFA World Cup reaching the last four which was a first for an Asian country. More recently, we successfully achieved bronze at the 2012 Olympic football tournament held in London. These remarkable achievements are now a strong foundation to build from for new challenges ahead.
Since taking office in January 2013 as the 52nd President of Korea Football Association, my aim was to work hard for the development of the game. As with every challenge that lies ahead, with each step, I am confident that football in Korea will grow to new heights together with the support and interest of the nation. To fulfill this mission, it is important to build relationships with our football families across Asia and work hand in hand for a better future and ensure that football in Korea continues to make new landmarks.
Together we can change the face of Korean football by sharing our ideas, support and passion. Let’s all unify our efforts for the future of Korean football.
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