Yeongdeungpo Technical High School won the King of Kings match for the first time in team history. Seoul Yeongdeungpo Technical High School, led by coach Kim Jae-woong, defeated Chungnam Shinpyeong High School 1-0 in the final of the 2023 National High School Football League Wangjungwangjeon (also the 78th National High School Football Championship) held at Changnyeong Sports Park on the 29th. Yeongdeungpo Technical High School won three national championships this year, winning the Baekwoongi in February and the Presidential Geumbae in early August, followed by the Wangjungwangjeon championship cup.
The National High School Football League Wangjungwangjeon, which was held in Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do from the 14th, is a tournament in which 64 teams that achieved excellent results in each regional league, including K-League youth teams, high schools, and clubs, participated. This final was the first match since 2016 between high school teams rather than K-League youth or club teams. Both teams boasted strong offensive power and advanced to the finals undefeated. Shinpyeong High School recorded 22 points with 6 wins and 1 draw in 7 matches from the group stage, and Yeongdeungpo Technical High School recorded 18 points with 7 wins.
Like a match between spears and spears, the game was fierce from the beginning of the first half. Both teams tried fast forward passes and strong forward pressure. Intense battles for possession of the ball took place all over the field, and the transition between offense and defense was quick. However, the decisive scoring opportunity did not come easily. 토토 The goal came from a set piece. Yeongdeungpo Technical High School scored the opening goal in the 21st minute of the second half, from a corner kick by Son Seung-min, with central defender Sun Ye-joon connecting with a high-run header.
In the midst of heavy rain, Yeongdeungpo Technical High School solidified their victory with a stable defense. Shinpyeong High School attempted an attack aiming for height by raising 190cm tall Jeong Ma-ho, who played as a defender, to the forefront. They didn’t give up until the end, and even goalkeeper Ham Seung-joo joined the attack in the set-piece opportunity in extra time, but failed to score an equalizer. In the end, Yejun Sun’s goal became the winning goal, and Yeongdeungpo Technical High School became the protagonist of the King of Kings match.
Yeongdeungpo Technical High School is the second player to win both the Presidential Geumbae and Wangjungwangjeon hosted by the Korea Football Association in one year, following Pyeongtaek Jinwi FC last year.