Jeonbuk Hyundai (hereafter referred to as Jeonbuk), a professional football club, has risen to the top of the Asian club rankings.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) announced the 2022 world professional football club rankings on the 25th. Jeonbuk ranked highest in Asia.
Following Jeonbuk (42nd) with 165 converted points in 2022, Ulsan Hyundai (99th) has the second highest global ranking in Asia with 121 points.
In the rankings announced by IFFHS in 2021, Ulsan, which won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) in 2020, was ranked first in Asia ahead of Jeonbuk. Within a year, the rankings of the two clubs reversed.
Jeonbuk finished runner-up in the league in the season just before, but since 2009, it is a strong team that has won the league championship 9 times. He also has a record of winning the FA Cup five times. It is also the team that produced the most domestic players (six) in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
With the recent aggressive recruitment, Jeonbuk is preparing for the upcoming season. Starting with the renewal of the contract with coach Kim Sang-sik early on, the ‘proven midfielder’ Amano Jun was recruited from Ulsan as a surprise. In addition, tall defender Jeong Tae-wook was brought in from Daegu FC.
In addition, they recruited Lee Dong-jun, who had advanced to Europe, and worked hard to strengthen their offense. And Kim Gun-woong, Jeong Min-ki, Oh Jae-hyuk, and Lee Soo-bin also joined.
On the 10th, Jeonbuk even announced the signing of Rafael, a Brazilian striker who has won the ACL championship. 토토사이트
Jeonbuk, who is having an off-season, is sweating in Spain, a training ground, to recapture the top of the league in the 2023 season.
Meanwhile, according to the 2022 world professional soccer league rankings released by IFFHS, the K-League ranked 18th. This is a rise of 4 places from last year’s 22nd, and is the highest in Asia.
Since 2011, the K-League has maintained its No. 1 spot in Asia by IFFHS for 12 consecutive years.
The K-League’s 2022 conversion score is 525.25 points (18th place). Japan’s J-League was followed with 402 points (30th), Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Professional League with 352.75 points (40th), and Uzbekistan’s Super League with 297 points (57th).