JYJ Junsu to Join Suwon Samsung Football Club
JYJ’s Junsu and his football club FC Men are set to join the Suwon Blue Wings, Samsung’s K-League football team, as the pro club’s fourth minor league team. “Before the K-League match between Suwon and Kangwon on Apr. 15th, we will hold an official ceremony to welcome FC Men, captained by JYJ’s Junsu, as a member of our club. From now on, FC Men will play in our team jersey as an official sub-group of our club,” an official from Suwon Blue Wings told local media today.
Formed earlier this year, FC Men is a football team organized by Junsu and comprised of many top celebrities. The team roster includes a number of idol stars such as: Kim Hyun Joong; JYJ’s Junsu and Yoochun; BEAST’s Lee Ki Kwang, Yoon Doo Joon, and Yang Yo Seob; 2PM’s Kim Junho; 2AM’s Chang Min; and Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo. On the team’s introductory page, Junsu wrote, “FM Men is a new team launched in 2011. Our team consists of singers, actors, comedians, and models who love the sport of football (soccer). FC Men players not only enjoy playing football (soccer) but also actively promote social responsibility and philanthropy.”
FC Men first got in contact with the Blue Wings through Jung Sung Ryong, the goalie for South Korea’s national football (soccer) team. He became friends with Junsu and other FC Men players through a mutual friend, and was later named the honorary coach of the team. Jung and the players discussed ways to promote the city of Suwon and the sport of football (soccer) together, and came up with the idea of joining Suwon’s professional football (soccer) team. The Blue Wings currently sponsor three other minor league clubs including Me Tan High School (under 18 yr olds), Me Tan Middle School (under 15 yr olds), and the Little Wings (under 12 yr olds).