Lee Jae-sung is a South Korean professional footballer who plays for Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga and for the Korean national team. He can play as a winger or attacking midfielder.
|First and last name
|Lee Jae Sung
|Korean, South Korean
|Country of birth
|Choi Soo Yeol
|brothers and sisters
|Date of birth
|August 10, 1992
So far in his career
Lee was born and raised in Ulsan and did not leave Uslan until he was 19 years old. He first left Uslan after enrolling at Korean University in Seoul. When he initially went to Seoul, all he thought about was “When can I return home?”
Lee made his professional debut with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in an AFC Champions League match in 2014. Choi Kang-hee, Jeonbuk’s manager at the time, praised his football skills. In 2016, he had his best season with the club, with 16 assists and winning the AFC Champions League. He signed a three-year contract with 2. Bundesliga team Holstein Kiel in July 2018.
He impressed with his performance in his debut match, earning the Player of the Match Day award with two assists. He scored the fourth penalty kick in a 2020-21 DFB Pokal match, and the team went on to reach the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal for the first time in history, only to be ousted by Borussia Dortmund. Lee signed a three-year contract with Mainz 05 in July 2021. Lee will represent Korea at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is his second time. He participated in all three group stage matches after being nominated for South Korea’s team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
How does it charge its batteries?
Lee recharges his batteries by spending quality time with his parents, especially his elder brother’s family in Jeonju. He spends most of his time with his niece and nephew. He thanks his family, who are also his oldest followers, for their continued love and fervent support. His father, he claims, often points out things he overlooks and gives him advice, which he always listens to. His father’s presence and counsel are essential sources of sustenance for him.
He has experienced racial abuse.
Lee, like many other footballers, has been the target of racial abuse. His Naver blog post about racial harassment and revealing his own experience came after Wolverhampton Wanderers made a complaint to UEFA about the racist abuse Hwang-Hee chan suffered during a friendly match in Portugal. He felt compelled to broach the subject as it is an increasing concern for Korean players and expressed his own personal experience. He got his first taste of the game while playing for German club Holstein Kiel.
According to him, one of his teammates entered a room and started asking what he had been eating, which made him so aware of the smell of garlic that he avoided crowds, stopped eating Korean cuisine, and even started wearing scents before going to training. avoid criticism. He was mocked for his eyes and he was often urged to open his eyes during training. He also encountered prejudice outside football. A bunch of drunken individuals shared rude remarks and insults while traveling through Germany. Noting that racism is not limited to Korean players in Europe, he acknowledged that while playing in Korea he observed the attitude of Korean players and spectators towards foreign players in K league and admitted that he was guilty of the way how they treated them.
His net worth is estimated at $3 million.