811 players registered for 2018 S. Korean pro football league

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A total of 811 players will be eligible to play in South Korea’s professional football leagues this year, its operator said on Friday in Seoul.

The K League said 442 players registered for the top-tier K League 1 and 369 for the second division K League 2 this season.

The player registration for the 2018 season ended Thursday.

There are 12 clubs in K League 1 and 10 clubs in K League 2.

Daegu FC has the most players among K League 1 clubs with 44 players, while military football club Sangju Sangmu only registered 31 players.

In K League 2, Daejeon Citizen FC topped with 58 players, while Seoul E-Land FC has the least number of players at 32.

The K League said 69 players are from overseas — 41 in K League 1 and 28 in K League 2.

Twelve of them are from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member-nations.

In the K League, teams are allowed to have three foreigners, in addition to one player from an AFC member-country, also known as the “Asian quota.”

The K League said 221 players are under the age of 23, up from 175 in 2017.

A K League rule states that teams must put two players under 23 on the match roster and at least one of them must start the match.

For the K League 2, the age limit is set at 22

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