‘Big Woo Young’ Jung says goodbye after 5 years in Qatar…will he return to Korea?

Al Saad announced on Monday (April 29), “Jung Woo-young, who has been a part of our team since 2018, has decided to leave the team. We would like to thank him for his long service. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Jung Woo-young graduated from Ulsan Hakseong High School and attended Kyung Hee University before making his professional debut in 2011 with 안전놀이터 Kyoto Sanga in the Japanese J-League. He went on to play for Jubilo Iwata and Vissel Kobe before briefly playing for Chongqing Lifan in the Chinese Super League (CSL). After returning to Bissell Kobe, he moved to Al Saad in the Qatar Stars League in 2018.

He has been playing in Qatar for five years now. In his 139 appearances there, he scored four goals and provided four assists. He was coached by current Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez.

His national team record is also impressive. He was named to the final roster for the 2012 London Olympics under coach Hong Myung-bo, helping South Korea to a bronze medal. In 2015, he earned his first call-up to the national team under Uli Stielike and began his A-match career.

Chung has also been a regular in the regimes of Shin Tae-yong and Paulo Bento. He played in every match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. To date, he has scored three goals in 72 A matches. Two of his three goals have come from free kicks.

Now it’s time to find a new club. A source from the soccer world said, “Jung Woo-young is pushing for a return to Korea. He has spoken to several K League teams and a new team will be decided soon.”

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