Lee Eun-young, 1st pick in WK League rookie player draft
Changnyeong WFC Eun-young Lee, who was selected as the first overall player in the 2024 Women’s Professional Football WK League rookie player selection draft held at Olympic Parktel in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 14th, is posing.
Lee Eun-young (21, Korea University), who is already active in the adult national team, including participating in this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games, wore the Changnyeong WFC uniform as the first overall pick in the women’s professional soccer WK League rookie draft.
Changnyeong WFC selected Lee Eun-young as the first overall pick through a lottery in the 2024 Women’s Professional Soccer New Player Selection Draft held at the Olympic Parktel in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 14th.
Lee Eun-young has been called to training with the adult national team since she was a high school student, and is a promising player who made her A-match debut at the Arnold Clark Cup friendly tournament held in England in February this year.
He was only included in the preliminary entries for the FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup held this summer, but was selected as a final entry for the Hangzhou Asian Games held in September and even scored his A-match debut goal in the group stage match against Myanmar.
Lee Eun-young, who mainly played attacking positions such as winger, also played as a side defender for the adult national team led by coach Colin Bell. He is over 170cm tall and his speed is considered an advantage.
Eunyoung Lee said, “Thank you for choosing me as the overall first choice. “From the moment I was nominated, I had a passion to work really hard and do well,” he said, adding, “I will blend in with the team’s tactics, help the team, and do my best to help the team advance to a higher ranking than this season.” .
Changnyeong, which ranked 8th, the lowest in the WK League in the 2023 season, is dreaming of a leap forward next season with “young blood” led by Lee Eun-young.
Director Ahn Tae-hwa said, “Every director would have wanted Lee Eun-young. “I’m happy to be on our team,” he said. “Eunyoung will get much more opportunities than if she goes to a strong team.” “As he is still a young player, I will help him experience various positions and wear clothes that fit him better,” he said.
WK League rookie player selection draft
Next, the 2023 season champion Incheon Hyundai Steel, which had the opportunity to be selected as the second choice, selected Ulsan Science University midfielder Kim Min-seo, and Sejong Sports Toto recruited Daedeok University midfielder Noh Ha-neul.
Gyeongju Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power took Korea University striker Kwak Ro-young, Seoul City Hall took Daedeok University defender Kim Min-ji, who won the defense award at this year’s Queen’s National Women’s Soccer Tournament, and Suwon FC took Korea University defender Han Da-in.
Hwacheon KSPO received the 3rd pick in the first round, but did not select a player.
In addition, Lee Jin-ju, who won the scoring award (4 goals) at this year’s Queen’s Cup and led the way to Ulsan Science University’s championship, joined Suwon FC, and Jeong Yun-jeong, goalkeeper of Widuk University, winner of the National Women’s Soccer Championship and National Sports Festival, went to Gyeongju KHNP.
In this draft, in which 7 WK League clubs participated, excluding Sangmu Moonkyung, which separately selects players, 23 out of 54 players were selected and will enter the unemployment stage next season. 스포츠토토맨