Honorary Ambassadors

PARK Ji-sung

Former football player

PARK Ji-sung Photos

In His Own Words

“I appreciate that I have been given the opportunity through the PyeongChang 2018 Games to pay back the love that I have been receiving from the public since when I played as a football player. I will do my best to revive the passion of the people who cheered for the national team that filled the stadiums and streets during the 2002 FIFA World Cup again in the next year.”

Appointed Date



- 2017 – current  Member of the Football Advisory Panel of the International Football Association Board (IFAB)
- 2015 – 2019  Member of the Social Responsibility Committee of the Asian Football Confederation
- 2014 – current  Ambassador for Manchester United Football Club
- 2011 – current  Chairman of JS Foundation
- 2010  Footballer of the Year by the Korea Football Association Honorary ambassador for the G20 Seoul Summit
- 2007  Best Asian Player in Europe by FIFA Selected one of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum
- 2005 – 2012  Won the Premier League (2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2010-2011) with Manchester United F.C.
- 2005  Named one of the 20 Asia’s Heroes by Time
- 2002 – 2005  Won the Eredivisie (2002-2003, 2004-2005) with PSV Eindhoven
- 2002  Awarded the Maengho medal, a sports medal of honour Fourth place at the FIFA World Cup with the South Korea national team
- 2000 – 2002  Won the J2 League (2000-2001) and Emperor’s Cup (2002) with Kyoto Purple Sanga