N.Korean Forward Han Kwang-song Loaned to Perugia FC

  • By Joo Hyung-sik

    August 09, 2017 12:17

    Han Kwang-song

    North Korea's only international footballer Han Kwang-song was loaned to Perugia in Italy's second-tier league Serie B on Tuesday.

    The forward joined Cagliari in top tier Serie A in March and became the first North Korean ever to score a goal in the top five European leagues a month after his arrival.

    But Cagliari decided to send Han to Perugia to give him more playing time. Perugia is familiar to South Korean football fans as South Korea's Ahn Jung-hwan was with the club in the early 2000s.

    Ahn was released by Perugia for scoring a winning goal against Italy during the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.

    Han's Instagram profile features the "Dreams Come True" slogan used by South Korean football supporters in the 2002 World Cup, an unusual move for a North Korean.

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