Lee Seung-woo, the leading striker of professional soccer K-League 1 Suwon FC, publicly stated that the win allowance cap system should be abolished.
On the 14th, Seung-Woo Lee argued through the Korea Professional Footballers’ Association (Players’ Association) that restrictions on victory allowances should be removed at the league level and left to an ‘autonomous area.’ 온라인카지노
Seungwoo Lee said, “For players and support staff with low salaries and less seniority, the victory allowance is an important reward,” and added, “Rather than setting a cap, I think it would be better for each club and the players to discuss and decide freely.”
He then added, “There is no place in the world that sets winning allowances uniformly,” and added, “I hope this will be made public for the sake of the players’ rights.”
According to the Players’ Association, the upper limit of victory allowance for K League 1 is 1 million won and for K League 2 is 500,000 won.
The players’ association believes that these restrictions are particularly detrimental to low-income players.
The players’ association said that not only Lee Seung-woo but also many players wanted to improve the system, and voiced that it should be changed to a form in which each club pays autonomously according to the situation.
The Korea Professional Football League set an upper limit on victory allowances through the board of directors in December 2020 with the aim of reducing the club’s financial burden due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
Previously, most K-League clubs paid a win-conditional allowance of up to 5 million won to as little as 2 million won per game in addition to basic salary and appearance allowance.
There was also a practice of paying win-conditional bonuses for each important game that were not specified in the contract.
At the time, the board of directors established disciplinary regulations, such as imposing a fine of up to 1 billion won on K League 1 clubs and up to 500 million won on K League 2 clubs that violate the cap regulations.
In March of last year, Lee Seung-woo also argued through social media that the K League’s mandatory participation rule for players under the age of 22 (U-22) was unreasonable.
Lee Seung-woo, a member of Spain’s prestigious FC Barcelona youth team, said in Spanish, “I will never understand the ‘U-22 rule’ in Korea.
Why is there no ‘over 35 rule’? What country in the world has this rule? “He wrote.
Lee Seung-woo, who had always played only in Europe and entered the K-League by joining Suwon FC in 2022, was given the vice-captain position ahead of the 2024 season.