‘亞 Most Goals’ Only 2 goals left!…Lee Kang-in, will he exceed the ‘Iran Legend’ record in 6 matches?
Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) breaks the record for the most points scored by an Asian player in La Liga.
Lee Kang-in scored the opening goal in the 13th minute of the second half against Athletic Bilbao in the 32nd round of La Liga in the 2022-23 season held in Mallorca, Spain on the 2nd. Lee Kang-in’s shot, which he hit with his left foot after receiving a pass from Bedat Muriki, landed right into the corner of the Bilbao goal. Lee Kang-in received a standing ovation in the middle of the second half and was substituted out.
Lee Kang-in is the 10th attack point in La Liga this season. This season alone, he recorded 6 points and 4 assists, becoming the first Korean player to achieve double-digit attack points in a season in La Liga. Within the Mallorca team, Lee Kang-in recorded the most goals and the most attack points after Muriki (12 goals, 3 assists).
In the meantime, the Asian player La Liga challenges the highest score ever. The highest score ever in La Liga by an Asian player was recorded by Javad Nekunam (42, retired, Iran). Such football legend Nekounam scored 8 goals in 35 appearances in La Liga in the 2008-09 season while playing for Osasuna.
In addition to this season, Nekounam scored 6 goals and 1 assist (26 games) in the 2010-11 season and 5 goals (31 games) in the 2011-12 season. His La Liga career record is 24 goals and 1 assist in 149 appearances. Considering that the main position is a defensive midfielder, it is a compliant attack point.
Lee Kang-in, who is currently in progress, has accumulated 9 goals and 10 assists in 104 La Liga matches, including his Valencia days and Mallorca career. Since he recorded 6 goals and 4 assists only this season, we can see how much Lee Kang-in’s current form has improved.
The La Liga Secretariat selected 47 Team of the Year candidates on the 2nd, with about a month left until the end of the 2022-23 season. Lee Kang-in’s name was also included in the midfielder category. He is the only Mallorca player Divided by position, he is 11 strikers, 18 midfielders, 13 defenders and 5 goalkeepers.메이저놀이터
The midfield candidates to compete with Lee Kang-in are Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos (above Real Madrid), Frankie de Jong, Fedri, Pablo Gavi (above Barcelona), Bryce Mendes, Mikel Merino (above Real Sociedad), Nico Williams. (Bilbao), Sergio Canales (Real Betis), Sergi Darder (Espanol), Gabri Beiga (Celta Vigo), Dani Parejo (Villarreal), Alais Garcia (Girona), Issi Palason, Alvaro Garcia (Rayo Vallecano).