South Korean legend Lee Woon-jae hangs up gloves

Veteran South Korean international goalkeeper, Lee Woon-jae, officially retired from football on Monday after a 17-year career.

"My body will leave the football pitch, but my heart will always be there," Lee said at a press conference in Seoul. "And it's all thanks to love and support of my fans that I've been able to accomplish things that I did during my career."

Lee was capped 132 times during his career, which included appearances in four World Cups according to Yonhap News. He was instrumental in leading the Red Devils to a fourth place finish in the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup.

"The 2002 World Cup brought me the biggest success," said Lee. "I will never forget the love from the fans and the camaraderie we had on the team over the seven games at the tournament."

- by Jeff Liebsch

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