Lee Jang-kun

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Lee Jang-kun
Personal information
Native name이장군
Nickname(s)babumoshai of bengal
NationalitySouth Korean
CitizenshipSouth Korean
Born (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 27)
Busan, South Korea
EducationDong-eui University
Dong-a University (M.Ed.)
OccupationKabaddi Player
Years active2011–present
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
CountrySouth Korea
SportKabaddi
PositionRaider
KabaddiPro Kabaddi League
ClubBengal Warriors (2014-2019)
Patna Pirates (2019-)
Turned pro2014

Lee Jang-kun (Hangul: 이장군) is a South Korean professional Kabaddi player currently playing for Patna Pirates in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League.[1] He is the first overseas player in Pro Kabaddi League to score 400 raid points.[2] He became the most valuable international player In season 5 after he was retained by Bengal Warriors,[3] and he played for the same franchise until the 2018-19 Pro Kabaddi League season. He Joined the Patna Pirates in the 7th season of the Pro Kabaddi League.[4] He is the most successful foreign raider in the history of Pro Kabaddi League.

Career[edit]

Lee started his kabaddi career at the age of 18 when he was preparing for studying physical education at college. In two years, he was selected for the South Korean national kabaddi team as a junior at Dong-eui University.[5]

After winning bronze as a member of the national team at the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Lee captured his first top-level international medal at the 2014 Asian Games where South Korea clinched bronze in the men's kabaddi tournament. After the Asian Games Lee moved to India to join Pro Kabaddi League. He became a valuable player for his team afterwards.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Team Session League Season Total Apps Raid Points Tackle Points Total Points
Bengal Warriors 2014 Pro Kabaddi League 11 55 2 57
Bengal Warriors 2015 Pro Kabaddi League 14 48 2 50
Bengal Warriors 2016 January Pro Kabaddi League 15 79 11 90
Bengal Warriors 2016 June Pro Kabaddi League 11 61 4 65
Bengal Warriors 2017 Pro Kabaddi League 21 89 0 89
Bengal Warriors 2018 Pro Kabaddi League 18 79 3 82
Total 90 411 22 433

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jang Kun Lee: A Pro Kabaddi superstar all the way from South Korea". Sportskeeda. March 8, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  2. ^ https://khelkabaddi.in/jang-kun-lee-becomes-the-first-foreign-player-to-achieve-this-notable-feat/
  3. ^ https://sportstalk24.com/pro-kabaddi-league-jang-kun-lee-becomes-the-most-valuable-international-player-at-rs-80-lakhs/
  4. ^ https://www.sportskeeda.com/kabaddi/pkl-2019-3-players-to-look-out-for-from-patna-pirates/2
  5. ^ Han, Jae-hui (July 5, 2017). 카바디의 장군’ 인도서 억대 연봉 잡았다. Seoul Shinmun (in Korean). Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Kwon, Sang-kuk (January 10, 2018). 한국 카바디 캡틴 부산의 이장군, 종주국 인도서 '슈퍼스타' 발돋움. Busan Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved August 15, 2018.

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