Central defender Lee Han-beom (21-Midtjylland) has impressed in his brief debut for 14th-ranked Denmark in the European Football Association (UEFA) league, earning praise from leading local media.
Lee came on as a 43rd-minute substitute in the 14th round of the 2023-24 Danish First Division on Nov. 6. He played eight minutes of added time and assisted on Mittwillan’s final goal to help the team beat Vidure 4-1.
“Playing his first official match since joining Mittwilan, Lee played deep and free,” said Tebeto. He created scoring chances for his fellow strikers to finish calmly.”
Lee joined the 63rd-ranked club in the European club rankings last summer for a fee of €1.5 million (approximately KRW 2.1 billion) from K League 1 side FC Seoul. Teveto is a public broadcaster owned by the Danish Ministry of Culture.
It was Lee’s fourth appearance in the Danish top flight. Against Vidure, he played a wide range of positions, including center back, right back, right wing back, and right wing.
He also attempted one cross and one long pass of more than 22.86 meters in less than 10 minutes. Mittwilan President Sven Grabersen (51) said, “Lee not only has great strength and athleticism, but he can also read the game. He is a ball-playing defender who can set the direction of play from the back.”
Lee was ranked as the No. 1 ball-playing center back in the 2023 Korean Professional Football League by the American data firm Asian Football Analytics Zone, based on data from soccer talent search firm Wisconsin Scout.
WeScout, which was founded in Italy by the American company Agile Sports Technology, sends more than 80 people around the world to evaluate players and matches. It excels in video analytics and digital databases.
“When you have a ball-playing center back like Lee, your teammates on the field can prepare for the game in an organized way,” said Sven Graversen, explaining the benefits of having a defender who is able to control the flow of the game.
Mittwillan briefed that Lee Han-bum has good athleticism for a center back, referring to the fact that he played full-time at right back in the 11th round of the 2021 K League 1 against Jeju United (1-2 loss).
President Sven Graversen and his staff analyzed Lee two seasons ago. Graversen was promoted to the position of administrator due to his developmental skills at Midtjylland, where he served as general manager of the youth department from 2004 to 2012 and head coach of the youth team from 2012 to 2017. 무지개토토 도메인
Lee played full-time at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, helping South Korea reach the quarterfinals. He also met the criteria to be included in the athletic staff as a “special case of military service” after winning a gold medal in the men’s team at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games in China.