Lee Seungwoo entered the army training center for three weeks
Lee Seung-woo (24, Suwon FC) will take off his soccer shoes for a while and wear combat shoes.
On the 27th, Lee Seungwoo posted a picture of his short haircut on his social media, saying, “I’ll be back as a man.” Lee Seung-woo’s team Suwon FC official said, “Lee Seung-woo will enter the Nonsan Army Training Center on the 27th and undergo three weeks of military training.”
Fellow soccer players and fans who saw the photo were enthusiastic. Suwon FC teammate Hwang Soon-min described it as “Lee Saeroi.” This is because it is similar to the hairstyle of Park Sae-roi (Park Seo-joon), the main character of the popular drama “Itaewon Class.” In addition, Shinsegae and Ras (Suwon FC) saw Lee Seung-woo off, and Japanese striker Yuma Suzuki, who played with him at Sint-Trawidan in Belgium, posted a comment saying, “???” and wondered what was going on.
Lee Seung-woo was selected for the South Korean U-23 national soccer team led by head coach Kim Hak-beom at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and won the gold medal. The scene of roaring after scoring the winning goal in the final match against Japan remains in the minds of soccer fans for a long time.
At the same time as winning the gold medal at the Asian Games, he received special military service benefits. After completing three weeks of military training, he is not assigned to the military unit, but is transferred to society as an art and sports agent. After completing all 544 hours of volunteer work, you will fulfill your military service obligations.
Former Asian Games members Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Ui-jo (Olympiacos), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), and Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) also went through the same process.
For reference, the Asian Games (Gold), a comprehensive sports competition, and the Olympics (Gold, Silver, and Dong) can receive military service benefits depending on whether they win medals, but single-sports competitions such as the World Cup and Asian Cup are not possible.
Lee Seungwoo moved from Sint-Trawidan, Belgium to Suwon FC in the K League 1 ahead of the 2022 season. At a press conference just before the opening, he cautiously said, “There is no target for attack points,” but he scored 14 goals and 3 assists this season, ranking fourth in the scoring rankings. Thanks to that, Suwon FC confirmed its stay in the K League 1 earlier.