Ex-Chelsea FC Women star Ji So-yun signed with a local South Korean team for the first time in her career. Suwon FC Women announced the acquisition of Ji. However, both parties didn’t disclose the value of the deal.
Ji ended her eight-year stint with Chelsea earlier in May. She didn’t renew her contract for a chance to play for a South Korean team for the first time in her pro soccer career. According to Korean sports betting reports, the soccer legend made her pro debut in Japan for INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2011. In 2014, she transferred to Chelsea and had been with the team since then.
In the past eight years, Ji has become one of the stars of the English side in the Women’s Super League. According to a sports forum, she earned the Players’ Player of the Year award in her first year in England. Also, she won the Professional Footballers’ Association Women’s Players’ Player of the Year in the 2014-15 season. Moreover, Ji was part of the PFA Team of the Year for five straight seasons from the 2014 season.
Ex-Chelsea FC Women Star Signs with Suwon
Ji helped Chelsea win 13 titles, including six Super League titles, two league cups, one Community Shield, and four FA Cups. Ji finished her career with the team by helping them win a double in the previous season.
Ji scored 68 goals in 210 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea. She is third in the club’s history in both matches and goals.
She will currently finish off her pro career in South Korea. Also, Ji hopes to make a positive imprint on ladies’ football in the country. Ji is likewise South Korea’s record-breaking scorer, male or female, with 64 goals.
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