Ko Jong-Su (Hangul: 고종수, born October 10 1978) is a Korean football player. Ko is a midfielder for Korean side Daejeon Citizen, and formerly played for Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Kyoto Purple Sanga, and Chunnam Dragons. He rose to stardom during the 1998 World Cup, along with Lee Dong-Guk, and Ahn Jung-Hwan. He was once called "the greatest technician in Korea, for his pace, skillful free kicks, and his left foot. He can operate in central midfield as well on the left wing. He was traded to Chunnam for the services of Kim Nam-Il who went to Suwon in exchange, but did not renew the contract. He is not a free agent under the regulations. He had no choice but to play for any other team but Chunnam.
In September 2006, he has stated that he has managed to shed over 20 lbs weighing 78 kg whereas he weighed about 76 kg during his heyday. In spite of renewed hopes of his much anticipated return, the latest Ko sighting was in December 2006. Ko was reportedly not in football shape and evaded reporter questions by driving off in a white Mercedes Benz. (But Ko denied this claim, saying: "After hearing that news, once I thought to give up the life of footballer.") On 8 January 2007, Daejeon Citizen signed Ko one year after Chunnam Dragons agreed on his transfer. His wage will be decided based on how well he performs in winter training camp in Cyprus. Ko expressed a strong desire to return to the sport, telling an interviewer: "I will play for Daejeon regarding this chance as the last."
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