South Korea’s captain Ki Sung-yueng joined the FIFA Century Club in the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 1.
‘Mr Key’ had his 100th international match against Bosnia and Herzegovina, the last friendly ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
Ki has been a key player since he represented the nation for the first time at the age of 19 in September 2008. With the armband Uli Stielike gave him in 2014, Ki has conveyed both great abilities as a player and as a captain too.
And today, the 29-year-old has become the 14th Korean player to appear in 100 international matches as well as the third youngest player to join the century club, following Cha Bum-kun and Kim Ho-kon, two legendary players.
However, the match result negated Ki’s glorious record.
Korea’s defense was rather weak with their three defenders, allowing flanks to be easily attacked. Bosnia’s Edin Visca did not miss the chance and scored hat-trick. The match ended in Korea’s 1:3 defeat.