Lee Dong-gook named as 2015 K-League Classic MVP

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Veteran forward Lee Dong-gook of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors captured his fourth MVP award in the  on Tuesday.

Lee was named the MVP of the K League Classic at the annual awards ceremony in Seoul, becoming the first player in the league’s 32-year history to win the top individual honor in consecutive seasons. The 36-year-old had also won the MVPs in 2009 and 2011. Only one other player, Shin Tae-yong in 1995 and 2001, has even won two MVP trophies.

Lee scored a club-high 13 goals as Jeonbuk captured their second straight K League Classic championship. Lee has now scored in double figures in a record-tying seven straight years. He has also extended his career-leading total to 180 goals.

Jeonbuk hit a jackpot at the ceremony, as their head coach Choi Kang-hee was voted the Coach of the Year, and their midfielder Lee Jae-sung was named the Young Player of the Year.

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