[FIFA.com] Lee Jeong-hyeop among five bright new stars of Asia

February 3, 2015


Lee Jeong-hyeop (Yonhap)

Koreans care calling him “Stielike’s Cinderella.” (Yonhap)

[FIFA.com] – The 2015 edition of the AFC Asian Cup provided high-quality and entertaining football throughout the 32-match, three-week competition. Among the most attractive aspects were the performances of a host of youngsters who put themselves into the spotlight and proved they are likely to be grabbing headlines during the build-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and beyond.

FIFA.com takes a look at five names that shone brightly at Australia 2015.

Lee Jeonghyeop (Korea Republic) 
Lee Jeonghyeop proved to be another unlikely star of the 2015 Asian Cup. Uncapped prior to this year and away from the spotlight at unglamorous Sangju Sangmu, Lee suddenly found himself a pivotal part of Uli Stielike’s forward line as Korea Republic marched all the way to the final.  [READ MORE]