Park Eun-seon’s A match goal in 9 years is a new record for both men and women
The Korean women’s national soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, defeated Zambia 5-2 in the ‘Shinsegae E-Mart Invitational Women’s National Team Friendly Match’ held at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 7th. In the game that day, Cho So-hyeon (Tottenham) and Lee Geum-min (Brighton) each scored two goals, and Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall) scored a goal in an A match in about nine years, resulting in a hot victory.
Park Eun-seon, who scored the last goal in the match against Zambia, has been a key striker in the national team since high school with her extraordinary physical and power. However, after the 2015 Women’s World Cup, she was left out of the national team for a long time. Since last year’s East Asian Cup competition, she has been called up by coach Colin Bell and has been put in as a centre-back or striker.
On this day, Eun-sun Park was substituted for Seol-bin Jeong in the second half and played a big role, completely changing the atmosphere of the game. In particular, in extra time in the second half, he took advantage of the gap in the Zambian defense to easily score a goal. Her personal A-match career tally was 18 goals in 41 matches.
The last time Park Eun-sun scored a goal in her A match was on May 22, 2014 in Vietnam in the Asian Cup semi-final against Australia (losing 1-2). Her goal against Zambia on the 7th was exactly 8 years and 320 days after her goal again.
With this goal, Park Eun-seon became a record as the player with the longest gap between goals in an A-match among male and female players in Korea. The longest record so far was 7 years and 108 days, which was held by male player Yeom Ki-hun (Suwon Samsung). After scoring a goal against Japan in the East Asian Cup in February 2008, Yeom Ki-hoon scored again in a friendly A match against the UAE in June 2015, seven years later. 온라인바카라
Park Eun-seon also broke the record for the oldest scorer in a women’s A match. Park Eun-sun, born on December 25, 1986, scored a goal against Zambia on the 7th, making her the most Korean female player ever to score at 36 years and 103 days. So-Hyun Cho holds the record for the oldest scorer she has so far. Cho So-hyun also scored her multi-goal that day, and she scored again at the age of 34 years and 287 days, but she was pushed back by Park Eun-sun and became second.
On the other hand, the record for scoring in an A-match, the oldest Korean player among men and women, is held by the late Kim Yong-shik, who is called the pioneer of Korean soccer. Kim Yong-sik, born in 1910, scored a goal in a friendly match against Hong Kong in 1950, at the age of 39 years and 274 days.