‘Out of contention’ GK Koo Sung-yoon makes Kyoto Sangha deadline transfer to Sapporo
Former South Korean national soccer team goalkeeper Kim Sung-yoon (29), who plays in Japan’s J1 professional soccer league, is moving on.
“Kyoto Sanga FC has acquired former South Korean national team goalkeeper Kim Soo-yoon from Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo on a temporary basis,” Japan’s Nikkan Sports reported on March 23.
The tall (197 cm) goalkeeper joined Cerezo Osaka’s U-18 team in Japan while still in high school. After making his first-team debut for Cerezo Osaka in 2013, he moved to Sapporo in 2015, where he flourished.
After making his K League debut with Daegu FC in May 2020, he joined Gimcheon Sangmu in 2021 and completed his military service. After his discharge from the military, he rejoined Sapporo in September last year, but he struggled to find playing time due to the presence of Takanori Sugeno.온라인바카라
Kyoto is currently in 15th place out of 18 clubs in the J1 League. With starting goalkeeper Tomoya Wakahara sidelined for more than two months with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in June, the need for a goalkeeper was urgent. With New Zealand’s Michael Wood and Suriname’s Warner Hahn, Kyoto now has three goalkeepers on the roster.