On the 29th of last month, FC Seoul signed professional contracts with three graduates of Seoul Osan High School, a youth team. Among the three who went straight to pro, Lee Seung-jun (19) drew attention as the second son of Lee Eul-yong (48) general manager of the Yongin City Football Center, a member of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup semifinals. Coach Lee served as manager (acting manager) while playing in Seoul during his active career. Director Lee’s eldest son, Lee Tae-seok (21), was already playing in Seoul from the 2021 season as soon as he graduated from 메이저놀이터 Osan High School, making it even more special. It is not easy for the brothers to step on the professional stage, but the three fathers and sons became a hot topic when they played for a prestigious team called Seoul.
Brothers Lee Tae-seok and Seung-jun, who met at GS Champions Park in Guri, Gyeonggi-do on the 4th, were delighted, saying, “It’s something I’ve been dreaming of since I was young.” Lee Seung-jun said, “It’s amazing that my father, my brother, and me all play for a team called Seoul.” I did,” he said excitedly. Lee Tae-seok, who received the spotlight two years earlier when he joined Seoul as Lee Eul-yong’s son, laughed, saying, “It’s new to be in the spotlight with my younger brother.”
Lee Tae-seok, who has already accumulated experience in the professional league, felt a little more relaxed. Lee Tae-seok, who was immediately evaluated as having a sense of power when he joined the team, is playing as a starter in charge of Seoul’s left defense. Lee Tae-seok said that his younger brother, who plays as an attacking midfielder and winger, also has good qualities. He introduced himself as a midfielder with good keeping and pass sense.” Lee Seung-jun is highly praised not only for his skills, but also for his boldness to succeed in the Panenka kick in the final penalty shootout of the K-League Youth Championship last July.
The two go back and forth together at their home and do personal training together. Lee Seung-joon, who completed the second team training in the new year on this day, said, “My brother advised me before joining the training, ‘It will be harder than you think, so take heart and prepare thoroughly.’ But even though I was determined, it was hard.” He smiled shyly. He added, “Certainly, the professional brothers are different. I was out of breath, but it was 안전놀이터 fun. I think that if we overcome such hardships, we will improve further.”
The conversation ‘Tiki-taka’ exchanged between the two made them guess their usual relationship. Lee Tae-seok said, “We are like friends.” It was also a competitor to Lee Seung-jun, who always had to look at his older brother who was two years ahead of him. Lee Seung-jun recalled his childhood, saying, “Hyung was more of a person who wanted to win than a role model.”