Gwangju FC head coach Lee Jung-hyo, who led the club’s meteoric rise from the first division of professional soccer to promotion and elite qualification for the Asian Champions League, has been named the most exciting personality in domestic soccer this year.
Football specialty media Best Eleven held the ‘BE. !CON Award’ (BE.ICON Award) to recognize the most outstanding performers in the Korean soccer sector this year. The first winner was Lee, who led Gwangju to the third place in the K League 1 in the 2023 season by demonstrating a firm football philosophy, innovative leadership, and excellent motivational skills. “I think I won the award because I am capable,” Lee said with his characteristic enthusiasm, “and all I need to do in the future is to further develop my abilities.” 무지개토토 도메인
The ‘BE Icon Award’ is a signature content of Best Eleven’s new brand ‘BE’. It consisted of an award ceremony to recognize topical figures and targets, and a talk concert to directly communicate with selected figures and fans. The event was attended by Best Eleven CEO Park Jung-sun, Coupang Play Sports Head Jong-rok Lee, East Asian Football Confederation Secretary General Kim Joo-sung, commentator Han Jun-hee, and Korean Professional Football Association Broadcasting Team Head Lee Jong-kwon. Best Eleven said, “We will continue to select the ‘Icon of the Year’ who has been making waves in the Korean soccer world at the end of each year, and will also continue to create opportunities for direct communication with fans, such as talk concerts.”