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Kim Roman (김로만)

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:14 am
by paquebot
Anyone heard of him? He used to be one of the students at my academy and recently agreed to move from Uijeongbu to the Pohang Steelers middle school so he can play for the team's U15 side. Reports have it that Seongnam were also interested in signing him.

http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/09/16/2010091602122.html

http://lezhin.com/611

http://www.cmck.kr/bbs/board_view.php?bbs_code=bbsIdx3&bbs_number=162&page=14&keycode=&keyword=

I spoke with his parents when he first started attending classes at our academy (~2008) and they said that they were planning a move to the United States in a year's time. Based on the articles above it sounds like that was due to the frequent teasing he got in school (not really a surprise, sad to say). I hope he ends up a success at Pohang ... and it would be great to see him featured in the 2018 World Cup! Image

Re: Kim Roman (김로만)

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:58 am
by MipoFanatic
Yes, I think you mentioned him earlier.

I suppose it's universal (regardless of which country you're in) that kids pick on the "oddities" in school, as it's a Darwinistic sort of environment where virtually everyone has low self-esteem and some sort of a complex. But isn't it funny how a young foreigner in Korea gets ridiculed, whereas an adult foreigner in Korea often gets the reverse-apartheid celebrity treatment.

It's a funny ol' world we live in.

Re: Kim Roman (김로만)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:48 am
by paquebot
A clip about Kim Roman that aired yesterday on SBS Sports:


Re: Kim Roman (김로만)

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:21 am
by Holyjoe
Missed this one but he's currently on loan at National League side Gangneung City from Pohang Steelers.. he's played quite a bit for them this season, was involved in the penalty shootout that Gangneung won against Ansan Greeners in the FA Cup as well.