Kim Min-jae, who was selected as the Korean player of the year, was also highlighted in Germany.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) held an award ceremony for the Korea Football Association held at the Grand Ballroom of the Mayfield Hotel in Gangseo-gu, Seoul at 5 p.m. on the 2nd. The award ceremony included the Special Contribution Award, the 2023 Goal of the Year and the Game of the Year, the AFC International Player of the Year, the Young Player of the Year, the Leader of the Year, and the Player of the Year Award.
Kim Min-jae won two gold medals. Kim Min-jae won the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) International Player Award. In 2022 and 2021, no award ceremony was held due to the COVID-19 incident. As a Korean player, Son Heung-min won in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
He was also named the Player of the Year award. Kim Min-jae won the first player award in eight years since Kim Young-gwon in 2015. In the meantime, the Player of the Year award had been given to Son. Son won the Player of the Year awards in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. It was the first time for Son to win the award since he won four consecutive awards.
Kim Min-jae said, “I am honored to receive this great award. Thank you for your support day and night last season. I will prepare well for the 2023 Asian Cup and get good results. Please cheer for me and support me for the 2024 Paris Olympics.”
“He also helped me a lot. The national team and his team also helped me a lot. I don’t think I beat him. I think I won the prize through a competition in good faith,” he said, expressing gratitude to Son.
Receiving the KFA Player of the Year award said, “Many fans cheered for me. After receiving the award, Young-kwon hyung also received the second award. I think he showed that a defender along with Young-kwon hyung can receive this award.” 헤라카지노
Germany also congratulated Kim Min-jae on his winning the prize. The German media Kicker reported on Monday (Korea time), “It is a great honor for Munich defender Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae was named the first Korean soccer player of the year. Son Heung-min, who had been overwhelming so far, has been able to prevent him from winning the title for four consecutive years.”
Munich also sent congratulations. Munich announced the news of Kim’s win through its official website and channel. It then posted a graphic photo of Kim with the national flag on its official channel, along with the message, “Congratulations, Minjae! Korea’s soccer player of the year.”