Former national midfielder Baek Seung-ho (27) will wear the Birmingham City uniform at the English Professional Football Championship (Part 2).
Birmingham officially announced on its website on the 30th (Korea Standard Time) that it has signed a contract with Paik until June 2026. Paik is numbered 13.
Baek Seung-ho was agonizing over his destination after completing his contract with Jeonbuk Hyundai in the K League 1 last year, but he will challenge the European stage again in three years.
Originally from Barcelona Youth, Paik moved to Jeonbuk ahead of the 2021 season after playing for Girona and Darmstadt in Germany. During the three seasons with Jeonbuk, he played 82 games, scoring nine goals and making six assists.
Initially, Baek Seung-ho was scheduled to join Gimcheon Sangmu late last year, but he was selected as a wild card at the Hangzhou Asian Games and won a gold medal, receiving military service benefits. He also participated in the 2022 Qatar World Cup as a national team member, and scored a goal with a picturesque mid-range shot in the round of 16 against Brazil.
Baek Seung-ho agonized over his next destination but decided to head to the England Championship thanks to Birmingham City’s aggressive offer. In particular, Birmingham coach Tony Mowbray reportedly wanted to recruit Baek.
“I’m so happy to be a part of this team,” Baek Seung-ho said in an interview with the club. “My dream was to play in England since I started playing soccer as a child, and I was happy to hear that Birmingham was interested in me. I’ve known the club since I was young, and I decided to join this team after meeting the coach and board members.” 라바카지노
Meanwhile, Birmingham City, to which Paik joined, was founded in 1875. It has eight wins, eight draws and 12 losses (32 points) in this season’s championship, ranking 20th among the 24 teams.
In Birmingham City Women, Cho So-hyun and Choi Yuri play for the women’s national team.