SEOUL, South Korea – The former Commissioner of the K League, Chung Mong-gyu, was elected president of the Korea Football Association, Monday in Seoul. The 51-year-old chairman of Hyundai Development Company will serve a four-year term through 2016 according to the Yonhap News Agency.
I want to share the joy with all those in the football circle, said Chung. I will try to make football a culture that everyone can enjoy.
Chung received 15 votes from a 24-member panel defeating KFA Vice Chairman Heo Seung-pyo in the second round of voting after the first round yielded no clear winner among four candidates. Korea Middle School Football Association Chairman Kim Seok-han and Yoon Sang-hyun, a two-term lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party were eliminated after the first ballot.
Chung, a younger cousin of honorary KFA Chairman and former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon, has been the owner of Busan IPark since 2000.