Player of the Weekend: Lars Veldwijk


Lars Veldwijk continued his hot form this past weekend for FC Suwon.

The striker scored his fourth goal of the season as Suwon thumped Jeju United 3-1 to move up to 11th spot on the log standings with 13 points from 14 games. This was Veldwijk’s second league goal in two games. Last weekend, he was on the scoresheet as Suwon lost 4-2 against FC Daegu.

Cho Yu-min opened the scoring for Suwon in the 18th minute before completing his brace 11 minutes later to make it 2-0 to the visitors.

The South African striker scored the third goal of the game in the 58th minute as the visitors took firm control of the encounter. Lee Chang-Min pulled a goal back for the home side, but Suwon took all three points.

Last season, Veldwijk played a major role to help Suwon get promoted to the top division and he continues to be their main source of goals this season. The 29-year-old initially joined K-League side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors before signing for Suwon in search of regular first team football.

He has played in several countries in his career, including England, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway and now South Korea. His goal scoring reputation earned him a call-up to the South African national team, but since making his debut in 2016, the forward has played seven international games for Bafana Bafana.

Former national team coach Stuart Baxter included the former PEC Zwolle striker in his squad for the Africa Cup of Nations and he featured on a few occasions as the Cosafa nation got knocked out in the quarter-final of the competition by Nigeria.

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By Prince Sobayeni

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