Dongo FC, operated by Dongo, faced OT FC in the second round of the 2023 K7 Dongjak District Division League at the Noryangjin Soccer Field in Dongjak-gu, Seoul on April 20. After conceding two goals down, Dongo FC recovered a goal and lost 1-2.
After the game, Dongo FC’s head coach said, “The players were overconfident due to our big win in the first round. Some players were late to the stadium even before kickoff. We prepared for the game in a very chaotic atmosphere.”
“Dongo FC is a team that was founded last year. 스포츠토토 We are an amateur team in the K7 League, but we want to establish a systematic training and system. Our goal is to start with the K7 League and move up to the K5 League.”
Koo, who runs the YouTube channel “Donggo” (neighborhood soccer guru), has a unique background, having played in Spain. He studied coaching in Spain, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and injuries, he returned to Korea and played for TNT FC in the K5 League. He now runs and coaches Dongo FC, utilizing his diverse experience and know-how.
In line with his goals, Dongo FC is divided into two teams, A and B, which compete in different regional leagues. He also showed us a systematic training session that sets them apart from other K7 teams, starting with the warm-up. We videotaped the training and play of the match.
The limitations are obvious. The team is only two years old, and all of its members are purely amateur players. “It’s hard to organize a training schedule because the players have their own jobs,” says Koo. Even when we have a training schedule, it’s difficult for everyone to participate. Other than that, the players work hard. They all have a lot of passion, so we don’t have much trouble managing the team.”
Comparing the Spanish amateur league to the K7 League, Koo said, “Amateur teams in Spain and other European countries have a solid structure that allows them to be self-sustaining. Even though it is a lower league, it has a stable club management system. We want to develop Dongo FC in the same way,” he said.