Although Korea was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Asian Football Federation (AFC) Under-23 (U-23) Asian Cup, striker Jo Young-wook (23, FC Seoul) became the top scorer of the tournament.
AFC announced on the 20th that Cho Young-wook was awarded the top scorer of the tournament.
Jo Young-wook recorded three goals and one assist in this tournament.
In the first group match against Malaysia (4-1 win), he scored two goals as a substitute in the 21st minute of the second half, and in the second leg (1-1 draw) with Vietnam, he was on the bench and entered the second half and scored the first goal.
In this tournament, there were five players including Cho Young-wook who scored three goals.
Among them, Cho Young-wook, who had the shortest appearance time, took the top scorer.
The Korean national team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, tried to win the championship for the second time in a row, but lost to Japan 0-3 in the quarterfinals and had to pack up early.
After returning to his team, Cho Young-wook scored the winning goal in the K-League 1 ‘Super Match’ against rival Suwon Samsung held on the 19th to lead Seoul to a 1-0 victory.
The tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) went to Ayman Yahya, Saudi Arabia’s first champion.
The best goalkeeper went to Saudi Arabia’s Nawaf Alakidi, who also won the match without a score.
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