Center back Jang Hyun-soo (33, Algarappa) was well received by the local top media that he is continuing his good career even after leaving Saudi Arabia, the No. 1 player in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) league.마카오토토
Saudi Arabian magazine ‘Homme Alkura’ introduced Jang as “a soccer star who has re-shined with brilliant success at his new club” on Jan. 3. Jang joined Al-Garapa (Qatar) in November 2023, two months after he left Al-Hilal.
“Umme Alkura,” which boasts 99 years of history, is a weekly magazine published by the Saudi Arabian royal family. “Al-Hilal fans were sad even though they knew they had no choice but to say goodbye to Jang Hyun-soo,” he said.
“Jang Hyun-soo will remain in the memory of soccer fans forever,” said Al-Qura. Al-Hilal is the most winning team in Saudi Arabia’s top flight and the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.
Jang Hyun-soo was selected as an All-Star of the 2021 AFC Champions League, but a positive lymphatic gland tumor was found during the preparation for the 2023-24 season. Al-Hilal helped him be treated at the Riyadh King Faisal Specialized Hospital Research Center in Saudi Arabia.
“Al-Hilal announced the termination of his contract based on mutual agreement after the player recovered. Jang Hyun-soo has been showing good performance in the Qatar Star League,” he said in introduction to Saudi Arabia.
Since joining Algarafa, Jang has played an average of 72.0 minutes in three matches in Qatar’s main league. He still has strength in the lineup, including 90 percent pass success rate and 94 percent pass accuracy among friendly teams.
Statistics per 90 minutes, such as ▲ 6.3 passes with a long distance of 22.86m or more valid ▲ 2.5 roving passes ▲ 2.9 balls to recover ball ownership ▲ 2.5 walks, clearly show his performance as a center back with both technical attack development and defense.
Qatar will rise to fourth place in the AFC League rankings, one notch higher than this season’s. According to Transfermarkt, a media outlet specializing in transfer markets, Qatar is the second most valuable player in Asia after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.