In 2023, the 40th anniversary of the K-League was launched. It has been 10 years since the introduction of the lift system. The importance of records is growing as the seasons pile up one by one. In particular, the importance of detailed record management as well as the K-League 1 and 2 integrated records is emerging.
One of the age-old challenges is players’ goal-assist records. The Football Federation organizes and records the number of appearances, goals, and assists of each player during the season. However, in the meantime, the distinction between K-League 1 and 2 has not been made large. The so-called ‘scoring-assisting club’ was calculated from the total records of K-League 1 and 2.
In the field, the total record is important, but it is also important to divide the K-League 1 and 2 records. Officials from multiple K-League clubs said, “There is a clear difference between K-League 1 and K-League 2. The English Premier League (EPL) also has different records from the Championship (Part 2). To further improve the quality of K-League 1, the records are subdivided. I think it would be good to do it,” he said in unison. 안전놀이터
A representative example is Yeom Ki-hoon (40) of Suwon Samsung. He scored 77 goals and 110 assists in 442 K-League games. If you add 3 goals in the new season, you will join the 80 (goal)-80 (assist) club for the first time in the K-League. However, he scored 7 goals and 11 assists in 21 games as a member of the K-League 2 Police Agency in 2013. Yeom Ki-hoon himself said, “I have a big desire to achieve the 80-80 record. Some people talk about that part because the K-League 2 record is included. But 80-80 is my personal record, so I really want to achieve it.”
The Korea Professional Football Federation seems to be thinking about subdividing the record notation. It is known that the Football Federation will internally realize the need to organize and proceed with related discussions in January. An official from the Football Federation said, “It has been marked as a ‘total record’. The record has value as it is. However, K-League 1 is the highest league. To increase its authority, we are also considering officially displaying it separately. “We are reviewing how to mark records such as K League 1 and K League 2 according to the system.