South Korea’s veteran goalkeeper Kim Byung-ji retires at the age of 46

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South ’s veteran goalkeeper announced his retirement via Facebook on Tuesday, putting an end to his 35-year career.

Kim made his professional debut for Ulsan Hyundai in 1992 and went on to play for several different clubs. He played a total of 706 matches, making him the player who played the most in the K-League. He represented the country at the 1998 and the 2002 FIFA World Cups.

He also set the record for the oldest footballer in the league when he, at 45 years 5 months and 15 days, played his last match in September last year. He also holds the record for most shutouts as a goalie.

Kim had been looking for a team to play for since his contract with Jeonnam Dragons ended last year.

As he apparently had a hard time finding a new team, he decided to retire and start a new chapter in his life.

Via: Chosun Ilbo

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