Park Cheol-woo, the top scorer in men’s volleyball, retires “I have no regrets because I did my best”

A new start as a broadcasting commentator “I want to be on the court again as a leader.”

Park Cheol-woo announces retirement

Park Cheol-woo (38), the legendary left-handed striker of Korean men’s volleyball, leaves the court.

In a phone call with Yonhap News on the 16th, Park Cheol-woo said, “I was thinking about the timing of retirement while playing the 2023-2024 season. Now is the time. When the club carefully said that they had excluded him from the salary contract for the 2024-2025 season, which “I had made up my mind to extend my active duty career, but I thought it was really time to leave,” he said, declaring his retirement.

An official from the KEPCO volleyball team said on this day, “We decided not to sign a contract with Park Cheol-woo for the 2024-2025 season,” and added, “I understand that Park Cheol-woo is preparing for a new start, including as a commentator.” 스포츠 토토사이

He added, “Park Cheol-woo is a player who left a big mark on Korean volleyball,” adding, “If the player decides to retire, we plan to prepare a retirement ceremony.”

Park Cheol-woo said, “A broadcasting company just offered me an offer to be a commentator. I think I got a chance to see volleyball from a different perspective.”

Park Cheol-woo is a member of the first year (2005) of the Korean Professional Volleyball V League.

He started his professional career at Hyundai Capital and continued his career as a player at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and Korea Electric Power Corporation, playing the court for 19 seasons until the 2023-2024 season.

A left-handed aposite spiker, he played in 564 games, scoring 6,623 points and recording an attack success rate of 52.13%.

Park Cheol-woo is the top scorer in the V League. The number of attack points (5,603) also ranks first in the V-League.

In the 2008-2009 season, he was also named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the V-League regular season.

Park Cheol-woo, who changed his position to middle blocker and guarded the court, could not defy the times.

A KEPCO official said, “Park Cheol-woo contributed greatly to our team and Korean volleyball. However, we decided to part ways with Park Cheol-woo in order to change generations.”

Park Cheol-woo said, “From the beginning of my professional career, I thought, ‘I will play until I am useful to the team. If I become a burden to the team, I will leave without regrets.'” He added, “Even when the Korea Electric Power Corporation said, ‘It is difficult to renew my contract,’ I said, ‘Thank you for all the time.'” “I did my best, and the club gave me plenty of opportunities, so I have no regrets,” he said in a relieved voice.

He said, “Still, I am proud to have left a small mark on the Korean professional volleyball V-League,” and added, “I hope my juniors will break my record quickly.”

Although his first step after retirement was as a commentator, Park Cheol-woo’s next goal is to become a ‘successful volleyball coach.’

Park Cheol-woo said, “As I approach retirement, my perspective on volleyball has broadened,” and “I want to work hard to prepare for the broadcast, broaden my perspective, and stand on the court again as a coach.” 안전 슬롯사이트

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