May 20, 2024

The North Koreans who made their mark in South Korea’s soccer league

Japan-born ethnic Koreans have won support of ROK fans despite also playing for the DPRK national team

The news that a North Korean soccer player would soon compete in a South Korean league made headlines last month after the Japanese-born Ri Yong Jin signed with FC Anyang.

But Ri is far from the first athlete who has made appearances for both the DPRK national team and ROK club squads.

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