Ji-Sung Park Becomes Manchester United Ambassador
By Community | October 2, 2014
Former Manchester United midfielder, Ji-Sung Park has become an ambassador of the Club.
As part of the announcement, Ji-Sung Park will be invited to tread Old Trafford’s hallowed turf once again, with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson before the kick-off at the team’s home fixture against Everton on Sunday 5 October.
Through the role Park will attend various events and functions on behalf of the Club, promoting the work it does within the community and with its partners, sharing anecdotes from his time at Old Trafford.
Park played for United for seven years, from 2005 – 2012, winning an array of accolades, including four Premier League titles, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup.
He is recognised as the most decorated Asian footballer in history as well as the first Asian player to have won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Speaking about his appointment Ji-Sung Park commented: “I am looking forward to once again representing United and sharing some of these memories with our global fanbase.”
Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold commented: “Ji was a fantastic servant for the Club and I’m delighted that he will is becoming an Ambassador for Manchester United. He has always been a favourite with our fans both at Old Trafford and around the world and this new role will give him the chance to meet many of these fans and share his stories.
“Ji joins a long list of ex-players who are now working with the Club in various guises; from ambassadorial appearances, media work and in coaching roles at the Aon Training Complex. It demonstrates the Club’s ability to not only attract some of the best talent in the world, but retain it even after the players have retired.”
Park’s new standing should help satisfy a growing Asian fan base following the departure of midfielder Shinji Kagawa. In 2012, sports agency Kantar suggested United had a global following of 659 million fans.