(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Dong-chan = Nam-yong Lee (40, Seongnam City Hall), the national men’s hockey team, set a record for participating in 300 international competitions. 안전놀이터
The Korea Hockey Association announced on the 27th that “Lee Nam-yong played in the quarterfinals against the Netherlands at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup held in Bhubaneswar, India on the 25th, and achieved a record of 300 appearances in international competitions.”
Lee Nam-yong, who started playing hockey in Gimje Middle School, is active at Seongnam City Hall after going through Gimje High School and Korea National University of Physical Education.
He scored 45 goals in 300 international matches.
He was first selected for the national team when he was a freshman at Korea Physical Education University, and won gold medals at the 2002 Busan Asian Games and the 2006 Doha Asian Games.
In the 2019 Sultan Azlansha Cup match against India, he scored a decisive goal to lead Korea to victory, and also scored a 5-5 tie with 4 minutes left in the final 4 minutes of the match against Argentina in the FIH World Cup.
National team captain Lee Nam-yong said, “I am proud and honored to have filled 300 matches in my last World Cup.”