Friday, October 15, 2010

Asia’s Wayne Rooney scores in Germany

Asian soccer players have found their way into the German Bundesliga before. But at the beginning of July, the first ever North Korean player came to Germany. Chong Tese has already scored some goals for his club Bochum.

This summer, Chong Tese transferred from Japan’s J-League to the German second division club Bochum - and he has become quite an attraction here. Chong Tese was not born and raised in North Korea, but in Japan. Although he is a South Korean citizen, he also has a North Korean passport.

His first big international appearance was during the last FIFA World Cup in South Africa playing for the North Korean team. Pictures of him crying during the North Korean national anthem went round the globe.

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Chong Tese in Bochum
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