As a foreign player, Dejan Damianovic (42, Montenegro, photo), who scored the most goals in the K-League, announced his retirement.먹튀검증
In a post on his Instagram on the 16th, Dejan said, “It’s hard to believe, but this day has come. I would like to express my gratitude to the club, coaching staff, teammates, and fans who have been with me during my 25 years as a professional player. From now on, I will try to enjoy life outside the stadium.” “I am grateful to Asia, especially Korea, for giving me unforgettable memories as a player. I am also grateful to my family who have always supported and supported me.”
Dejan started his professional career in Serbia in 1998 and made his K-League debut in 2007 with Incheon United. Dejan, who scored 19 goals in 36 games in his first season, moved to FC Seoul the following year and showed off his peak skills. Dejan led the league championship twice (2010, 2012 seasons) while serving as the main striker for six consecutive seasons. From 2011 to 2013, he became the first player in the K-League to become the K-League’s top scorer three times in a row, and in 2012 he won the league MVP.
Dejan left for China in 2014 and played for Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan. He returned to Seoul in 2016 and immediately led the team to victory. After the contract with Seoul ended in 2017, he moved to Suwon Samsung, his biggest rival club, to continue his career as a player, and was at the center of the topic. After playing for Suwon for two years, he moved to Daegu FC in 2020 and scored 9 goals.
In the K-League alone, he participated in a total of 380 games and scored 198 goals and 48 assists. The 198 goals is the second most in the K-League after Lee Dong-guk (228 goals). With the most goals by far as a foreign player, Dejan also holds the record for the most appearances by a foreign player.
Dejan transferred to Kitchi (Hong Kong) in 2021 and continued his career on the Hong Kong stage until last May. Dejan showed off his sense of scoring even at a considerable age, such as becoming the top scorer in the Hong Kong League in the first season of Kitchi transfer.
Dejan also holds the record for the most goals scored in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League with 42 goals.