By Dae-Ro Park = The most active players in professional football’s K League 1 came from teams in the relegation zone. Gangwon FC’s Kim Hae-young covered the most distance, while Suwon Samsung’s Jeon Jin-woo topped the list for top speed.
According to the Korea Football Association (KFA) on Tuesday, the top players in each category of monthly activity (physical) data were compiled based on data from each game of the K League 1 (rounds 20-24) and K League 2 (rounds 19-24) held last month.
Physical activity data is an analysis of the total distance covered (km), top speed (km/h), number of sprints, and sprint distances of K League players using optical tracking system technology.
Hankyung, who was second in total distance travelled in June, moved to the top of the category after running 62.98 kilometres in five games in July. He played full-time in all five games.
Despite her performance, the league’s lowest-ranked team (12th), Gangwon, has not won in more than a month since Yoon Jung-hwan took over as head coach. Despite the team’s struggles, Hae-young was named Team K-PL pick eleven and started against Atletico Madrid.
Jung Ho-yeon (Gwangju-57.98km) and Park Soo-il (Seoul-57.18km) were second and third. Fourth place went to last month’s winner, Yoon Beom-garam (Suwon FC – 57 kilometres). In fifth place was Oberdan (Pohang – 55.55 kilometres), the same as last month.
The fastest runner was Jeon Jin-woo, who was one of the key players in the rebound of Suwon Samsung (11th in the league) in July. He was followed by Lee Kwang-hyuk (Suwon FC), Vasellus (Daegu), Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan) and Lee Dong-joon (Jeonbuk).
Jeon Jin-woo was the fastest man on the pitch last month in the Round 21 clash, which saw Suwon start to gain momentum. Fourteen minutes into the second half after Mulwich’s equaliser made it 2-2, Jeon clocked a top speed of 36.73 kilometres per hour as he slipped past opposing defender Anton.
Lee Kwang-hyuk, who sprinted in the 23rd minute of the first half against Seoul in Round 22, was second at 35.69 kilometres per hour, while Vaselus, who topped the category in May, was third at 35.51 kilometres per hour in the Round 24 match against Daejeon.바카라사이트
Seoul defender Park Soo-il topped both the distance and number of sprints.
Park Soo-il, who tops the list for both sprint distance and number of sprints, played full-time in five matches last month, recording 137 sprints and a distance of 2,931 metres.
In second place, Ko Jae-hyun had 123 sprints and 2789 metres in five games. In third and fourth place were Wandelsson (Pohang – 118 sprints, 2676 metres) and Vasellus (Daegu – 110 sprints, 2470 metres).