The Ulsan Hyundai U-15 team has lifted its first-ever K League U-15 Championship trophy.
The Ulsan U-15 team defeated FC Seoul U-15 on penalties, 4-2, in the final of the GROUND.N K League U15 Championship in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Chungcheong Province, on Nov. 21.
Ulsan U-15 came close to winning the title when forward Ahn Chul-woo scored the first goal in the third minute of the second half, but the team conceded a dramatic equalizer just before the end of regulation, forcing the game into overtime. After a fierce offensive battle in overtime, the two teams went to penalty kicks. Ulsan U-15 came out on top thanks to saves from goalkeeper Choi Joo-ho and accurate shots from the kickers.
Ulsan U-15 was a strong favorite to win the tournament after a strong showing in the group stage. Ulsan U-15 warmed up with a 3-0 win against Busan I-Park U-15 and a 7-2 win against Chungnam Asan FC U-15. As a result, they topped their group and advanced to the quarterfinals. Ahn Chul-woo, who was named the tournament’s Offensive Player of the Tournament, scored a hat trick in the second group game against Chungnam Asan and the game-winning goal in the final to earn the title of team’s top scorer.
In the main draw, the team defeated Daejeon Hana Citizen U-15 5-0 and Seongnam FC U-15 3-1 to reach the final with multiple goals and solid results. Defender Kim Jung-moo was the star of the show in the tournament, scoring three goals in two games, while defender Kang Moo-sung (three goals in the tournament) and forward Kim Jun-seo (three goals in the tournament) also contributed to the team’s victory with multiple goals.
The Ulsan U-15s, who made up for their bronze medal at the 52nd National Youth Sports Games by winning the K League U-15 Championship, are determined to improve their ranking in the National Secondary School Football League and challenge for the title at the 2023 National Secondary School Football League Wangjoongwang. 온라인카지노
Coach Kim Ho-yu, who tasted his first championship since taking over as U-15 head coach this year, said, “The kids played this tournament with the mindset that they can do it themselves. The trophy is great, but I’m happy that this mindset has spread to the team,” said Kim.
Kim Min-chan, the team’s captain, said, “I’m happy that we were able to produce results together in the first year of the coach’s appointment. I’m glad we were able to show our gratitude to our coach by winning. We will do our best to continue our good performance in the remaining competitions.”
Ulsan U-14 finished as runners-up in the GROUND.N K League U14 Championship.