Former national team defender Kim Moon-hwan (28, Al Duhail) has been recognized for his skills since his debut season in Qatar, ranked 5th in the 2023-24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) league rankings.
Al Duhail hired coach Christophe Galtier (57, France) on October 13 (Korean time). Qatari sports media ‘Winwin’ selected Kim Moon-hwan as “a top-level professional soccer player who can help the new head coach succeed.”
Christophe Galtier shines with the Best Coach Award in French Ligue 1 in 2013, 2019, and 2021. Kim Moon-hwan was mentioned as someone who could provide strength to a leader whose skills were recognized in one of the top five European leagues based on market size.
Kim Moon-hwan left K-League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai through last summer’s transfer market and signed a contract with Al Duhail until the 2024-25 season. Since joining the Qatar Stars League defending champions, he has provided 1 assist in 7 games including cup competitions. He played an average of 77.0 minutes between right back and left wing back.
This season, he is demonstrating his ability in the Qatar Stars League with 5.22 competitive advantage, 3.98 recoveries, 2.24 successful tackles, and 1.49 interceptions per 90 minutes. In a 50:50 situation where no one has credit, the ownership rate reaches 60%.
Kim Moon-hwan is also showing positive individual performance in the group stage of the round of 40 of the 2023-24 Asian Football Confederation Champions League final, with an average of 1 full time ▲recovery 2.54 ▲interception 2.03 ▲clearance 1.02 times.
Since his professional soccer debut in 2017, Kim Moon-hwan has scored attacking points in four different positions, including right fullback/wingback and left fullback/wing. He also has experience playing as ▲ left wingback ▲ center forward ▲ central midfielder ▲ attacking midfielder ▲ right wing.
During his time at Busan I-Park, he was selected as the 2018/2019 K League 2 Best 11. At Los Angeles FC in the United States, 1 score and 1 assist in 28 Major League Soccer (MLS) games in 2021-2022. In the 2022-23 Asian Football Confederation Champions League, Jeonbuk Hyundai advanced to the semifinals with 1 assist in 6 games.
Kim Moon-hwan was a starter for the national team when they won the gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia and placed 16th at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He made his major tournament debut at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and continues the good relationship he built with West Asia by reaching a career high for the national team full-time at the World Cup in Qatar.먹튀검증