Cho So-hyun and Choi Yuri, both women’s soccer players, have joined Birmingham City in the English second division.
South Korea women’s national soccer team veteran midfielder Cho So-hyun (35) and standout forward Choi Yoo-ri (28) have joined Birmingham City of the English Women’s Second Division (Championship).
Birmingham City announced the signings of Cho So-hyun and Choi Yoo-ri on July 15 (KST).
The contracts are for one year with an option for a one-year extension for Cho and two years with an option for one year for Cho.
Cho is one of the most iconic players in South Korean women’s soccer with 148 caps for the senior national team, tied with Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) for the most caps in history.
At the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand, which concluded last month, she scored the opening goal in the final group game against Germany, making her the only goal scorer of the tournament for South Korea, who were eliminated after finishing last in their group with a 1-1 draw and two points. It was his 26th international goal.
After playing for Suwon Facilities Management Corporation and Incheon Hyundai Steel in the WK League, he made his first overseas move in 2016 on loan to Kobe Ainak (Japan), before joining Norwegian side Avaldnes in 2018.
In 2019, she broke into the English Women’s Super League (WSL) in a West Ham shirt, and from 2021, she played for Tottenham.
Her contract with Spurs ended before the World Cup, and she has been looking for a new team ever since.
Choi Yuri made his debut in the WK League in 2016 and has been playing for Hyundai Steel since the 2021 season.
In her first year with Hyundai, she led the team to the title and was named the MVP of the Championship Final, and scored 10 goals in the 2022 season.
For the national team, she scored nine goals in 54 A-match appearances, including at this year’s Women’s World Cup.
Birmingham City Wimmin, who signed two Korean players, won the Women’s FA Cup in 2011-2012 and were WSL runners-up in 2011 and 2012.
After being relegated to the bottom of the WSL in the 2021-2022 season, they finished second in the Championship in 2022-2023, 먹튀검증토토사이트 but have struggled to start this season with just one draw and two losses in three league games.