Jeju’s living legend Lee Chang-min showed his loyalty to Jeju by setting up a monumental achievement by participating in 200 league games in Jeju alone.
Changmin Lee started on May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 13 away match against Suwon FC held at Suwon Sports Complex and led the team to a 5-0 victory. Jeju rose to 3rd place with 5 consecutive wins in the league, and Lee Chang-min took part in 200 league matches (176 K League 1, 24 K League 2) with this appearance on this day.
It’s been 8 years since I lived in Jeju. It is no exaggeration to say that it is now a living legend of Jeju. Changmin Lee has been active in the team for the longest time since wearing the Jeju uniform in January 2016. He played a whopping 200 games wearing only the Jeju uniform. He is slowly approaching the stronghold of Kim Ki-dong’s record for all-time Jeju travel records. He himself aspires to set the record for the most appearances by a Jeju player.
Lee Chang-min said, “Now Jeju Island is like my other hometown. Among the current players, I think I played for the longest time in Jeju with (Jung) Woon hyung and (Ahn) Hyeon-beom. As a member of a good team called Jeju, I have achieved a lot of achievements and progress. “I’m proud to have achieved this. If I have a personal goal in the future, I want to break the record of the most appearances for Jeju owned by coach Kim Ki-dong of Pohang. That’s why I am playing earnestly in every game.”
The reason why each match and each match is more precious is that we are about to say goodbye to Jeju for a while. The military duty still remains. Lee Chang-min, who is scheduled to receive an enlistment date sooner or later, said, “Until the day I leave, I will give my all for Jeju and say goodbye to the fans with a smile. Even after leaving, I will of course show a good image. I do not want to return to Jeju in an abandoned state.” he said forcefully. 안전놀이터
I sit like this, but I only think of Jeju. 2017 K-League Classic Best 11 Midfielder, 2017 7th EAFF E-1 Championship Men’s National Team and one of the K-League’s best midfielders, he is a star player, but the reason he stands out is because he thinks of the team first. Because there is a spirit of ‘Team First’.
“Perhaps the expression ‘a team is better than an individual’ is clichéd,” said Changmin Lee. Captains Jacheol-hyung (former), Oh Kyu-hyung (Kim), Woon-i-hyung (Jeong), Hyeon-beom-i, and (Kim) Dong-joon-i hold the center well, (Seo) Jin-su, (Kim) Bong-su, and other players who will be the future of the team. They are developing rapidly. On top of that, the passionate support of the fans. It is a team that I am really looking forward to. How can it not be everything? (Laughs)” with a smile.