interview on the founding of Chungbuk Cheongju FC ①] Representative Kim Hyun-joo, “I will settle down with a ‘family culture’ that makes me look forward to the weekend”

In 2023, another new team joins the 먹튀검증 K-League. Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongju FC covers Chungcheongbuk-do, centering on Cheongju, the capital city of Chungcheongbuk-do.

Chungbuk Cheongju FC, which joined Cheonan City FC as the youngest team this season, is a club that is more than 20 years old if you go back in history. This is because it is based on the Cheongju Solveig soccer team that existed from 2002 to 2008. From 2009, the name was changed to Cheongju Jikji FC, and it was active until 2013, and the following year, it was transformed into Chungbuk Cheongju FC again. From 2015 to last year, it continued its existence under the name Cheongju FC.

However, they all stayed at the amateur level, and this is the first time they have turned professional in earnest and competed against top teams. Starting the new season in the K-League 2 (Part 2), Chungbuk Cheongju FC has the long-cherished wish of 1.6 million Chungcheongbuk-do residents and 850,000 Cheongju citizens, as well as a blueprint to create a new soccer boom in the Chungbuk region, which was barren for professional football. An experienced veteran from the Chungcheong region, Choi Yoon-gyeom, was appointed as coach, and K-League Ryu Won-woo and Malaysian national team Raj were recruited to raise expectations.

Can Chungbuk Cheongju FC create a new wind in the K-League? I met with Kim Hyeon-joo, the head of Chungbuk Cheongju FC, and heard his story. 

Hello. CEO, A soccer team was finally founded in Cheongju, the core city of Chungcheongbuk-do.

“Yes, that’s right. It is true that there has been no professional football team in Chungcheongbuk-do, the core of the central region. I am honored to give it to you.”

“With the formation of a professional football team in our region, we can expect to revitalize our youth football. We can expect the dreams and hopes of local youth to grow in the future, and the birth of 15-year-olds and 18-year-olds, as well as Olympic and national representatives, can be expected in the future. There is. I think this part is very encouraging.”

“Now, Cheongju still has a population of nearly 900,000, so it is a bit of a big city in the provinces, and there have been a few clubs in Daejeon and Chungcheongnam-do, but none in Chungcheongbuk-do. I think you have a blueprint that encompasses it. Please tell me about this.”

“There are 3 cities and 8 counties in North Chungcheong Province. In particular, Cheongju is surrounded by IT companies, bio expos, and industrial areas such as industrial complexes 1, 2, and 3. This means that the population is young and dynamic. That’s right. Chungbuk Cheongju FC wants to create an opportunity for workers in Cheongju and Chungbuk to lead the weekend culture together.”

“A culture that makes them look forward to the next weekend again. A new professional football will create a family culture. Not only this, but I have no doubt that the labor-management culture of companies will be settled properly. And most importantly, I think it will be a great opportunity to introduce Cheongju, the central city of the central region, to the whole country.”

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