Kim saved a supporter’s life with his quick thinking

Japanese goalkeeper Kim Jin-hyun (37, Cerezo Osaka) saved a supporter’s life with his quick thinking and actions.

On Nov. 27, Kim, who has played in 500 career J-League matches, stopped the game after noticing a medical emergency in the stands, according to Japanese media outlets including Nikkan Sports and Sportshochi.

Kim started in goal against Yokohama F. Marinos in the 10th round of the 2024 J1 League at Yodoko Sakura Stadium in Osaka, Japan.

The match marked Kim’s 500th career J-League game (386 in the J1 League, 113 in the J2 League, and one in the J3 League). 안전놀이터 추천 Kim Jin-hyun is a “one-club man” who has been playing for Cerezo Osaka since 2009 after graduating from Dongguk University. He re-signed with the club in January and has been with Cerezo Osaka for 15 years.

According to the article,

Kim suddenly asked the referee to stop the game in the 24th minute of the first half when the team was down 0-1. A male fan in the supporters’ section behind the goal suddenly collapsed while cheering, and the surrounding supporters alerted Kim.

Kim immediately called for the team’s medical trainer, who was soon joined by the Yokohama medical trainer. The game was stopped for about four minutes before resuming and the spectator was taken off on a stretcher.

“Looking at the person who collapsed, I was glad that he was conscious,” Kim said after the game, adding, “I felt that I had the support of the supporters when I played 500 games.” Japanese media praised the guardian for his saves in the game and his quick response to the injured player, saying, “He stood out.”

Cerezo Osaka said on its official website after the match, “There was an incident where the match was temporarily suspended due to the crowd’s relief efforts, and we received reports that the spectator who was transported has since recovered. 토토사이트 모음 We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the referees who decided to suspend the match and to those who cooperated with the relief efforts.”

Meanwhile, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. Cerezo Osaka, where Kim Jin-hyun plays, is currently at the top of the standings with 19 points (5 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss) after 10 matches this season. Kim has played every game in the league this season.

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