Busan I’Park, which has remained in the second division due to a reversal loss through the promotion playoffs following last year’s direct promotion frustration, will recruit a foreign striker with a lot of trouble in the K League and seek to enter the first division this year.
Hikardo Lopez, who once had a reputation as the best foreign striker in the K League in Jeonbuk, is the main character.랭크카지노
Busan announced on the 8th that it has recruited Lopez, a Brazilian striker who has played for Jeju United, Jeonbuk Hyundai, and Suwon FC (Expoz News exclusively reported on January 1, 2024).
Lopez entered his seventh season in the K-League after joining Busan. He is the fourth team to join the club. Lopez, who first joined Jeju in 2015 and entered the Korean league, has been active since the first season with 11 goals and 11 assists in 33 K-League 1 matches, and has quickly grown into a foreign striker that all clubs are paying attention to.
In fact, Lopez was close to unknown until he came to Jeju. He discovered it in the same way that Jeju scouts and then-director Cho Seong-hwan searched for “pearl in the soil” and brought it to Korea, and it was a big hit.
Lopez settled down in Korea for the first time in a year and moved his nest immediately after receiving a love call from Jeonbuk Hyundai, the best club in Korea.
Jeonbuk also suffered from a major injury caused by a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament as soon as he joined the team, but after rehabilitation, he flew out and played for Jeonbuk for four seasons, scoring 41 goals and 22 assists in 124 games.
Since then, Lopez left Jeonbuk in 2020 and moved to Shanghai Sanggang in the Chinese Super League, where he was spending a lot of money on soccer at the time, to have a new soccer life. Lopez, who played for two and a half years in Shanghai Sanggang, injured his anterior cruciate ligament again and was in danger of his life, but overcame it again through rehabilitation and moved to Japan’s J-League Jeff United Ichihara, which was led by then head coach Yoon Jung-hwan in 2022.
In January 2023, he moved to Borskla Poltava, a Ukrainian professional club that was fighting against Russia’s invasion, and advanced to the European stage.
However, it was not easy for Lopez to play for Ukraine in many ways. Six months later last summer, when Suwon FC, which was seeking to replace foreign strikers, saw Lopez decide to return to the Korean league, and he had three goals and one assist in 14 games in the K-League 1.
The game where Lopez’s performance shone last year was actually the second round of the K-League promotion playoff against Busan.
Suwon FC led 3-1 and helped Jung Jae-yong score a wedge goal in the 11th minute of the first half of extra time, when they were leading 3-2.
Then, when Busan scored another goal with Kim Jung-hwan’s comeback goal, he scored a finishing goal in the 12th minute of the second half of extra time to virtually confirm his remaining in the first division, leading Suwon FC to a 5-2 come-from-behind victory.
Lopez later said goodbye to Suwon FC through his SNS, and coincidentally headed to Busan, where his promotion to the first division was frustrated in front of his eyes due to his strong performance.
Busan has secured Lopez along with Pesin and Ramas to build the most powerful foreign offense in the K League 2 this year.