Achieved the feat in just 4 games. Cho Kyu-seong took second place among all players in the World Cup with 21 successful aerial competitions.
Football statistics media ‘Squawka’ released a list of players located in the ‘TOP 10’ in various indicators as a result of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on the 20th (Korean time). Among them, there was also a list of successful aerial competitions, and here Cho Kyu-seong showed off his dignity by coming in second place.
Cho Kyu-seong is one of the best ‘rising stars’ of this tournament. Standing on the touchline for a replacement business trip to Uruguay was captured on the screen and received a lot of people’s attention. The number of SNS followers, which was only 20,000 before the start of the World Cup, is now approaching 2.9 million. Foreign media also paid attention to his social media.
He also proved himself with his skills. 안전놀이터 Cho Kyu-seong, who made an impression on coach Paulo Bento with his performance in the game against Uruguay as a substitute, has since started in all matches and has established himself as the core of the Korean national team. In particular, his header multi-goal, which tied the game against Ghana, was the moment to announce that another good striker was born in Korea.
Currently, he is the main character of various transfer rumors. Starting with Spain’s prestigious Valencia, Kim Min-jae’s Turkije Fenerbahce, and Scotland’s strongest Celtic, which has many Japanese players, are showing interest from various clubs. After winning the top scorer in the K-League in 2022, it was effective to show good performance in the World Cup.
The indicators released this time prove why many clubs are eyeing Cho Kyu-seong. Cho Kyu-seong ranked second in the World Cup with 21 successful aerial competitions. Considering that the players from 1st to 6th place played 7 games, we can guess the skill of Cho Kyu-seong, who reached the top in just 4 games.
Meanwhile, Youssef en Nesiri (episode 22), who led the Moroccan sensation, rose to the top spot. The 2.78m RBI against Portugal proved that it was not a coincidence. The main center back Nicolas Otamendi, who shared Argentina’s victory, was ranked 3rd with 21 successful aerial contests along with Cho Kyu-seong.