Jang Kun Lee Kabaddi Player

Jang Kun Lee Kabaddi Player
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Early Life

Jang Kun Lee is a South Korean Kabaddi Player who plays in Pro Kabaddi League. Jang Kun Lee was born in Busan, South Korea. In 2011, at the age of 18, Lee was studying physical education in his college in Busan. It was at that time he started developing interest in Kabaddi. He later joined the South Korean national kabaddi team as a junior at Dong-eui University.

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One of the prominent players in the game, Jang Kun Lee has been a part of the Pro Kabaddi League since season 1. Jang Kun Lee will play for Patna Pirates in season 7 of Pro Kabaddi League. 

Jang Kun Lee International Career:

Kun Lee, who was adept in martial arts and rowing, stood out from the beginning. Judo helped him harness is agility and rowing helped him build his upper body strength, both features highly required in the mat.

He was selected for the national team of the Republic of Korea, winning bronze in the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial arts games. His performance in the Asian Indoor and Martial arts games gained the attention of the professional kabaddi world.

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He was a part of the South Korean kabaddi team in the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon and won bronze in the tournament. After a bad defeat in Guangzhou without even crossing the 20 point mark, they needed the win. He believed that being under an Indian Coach had changed their perspective on the sport and had helped them improve for the tournament. The only let down for Lee, was that only a few people knew about their achievement in Korea. Although their family was happy and proud, most of their friends could not comprehend their achievements.

The South Korean team would again stun India in the preliminary round of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, cinching a close victory by a one-point lead. Jang and the team fought their way to the finals with Iran but had to settle for Silver.

Jang Kun Lee Pro kabaddi Career:

One team’s loss is another team’s gain. Jang Kun Lee spent six seasons with Bengal Warriors and won 433 points, most by a foreigner in PKL. But the Warriors did not retain his services for the seventh season and look where he is now – With the three-time champions Patna Pirates, leading the attack with none other than Pardeep Narwal.

The Korean international has a unique style when it comes to raiding, making life difficult for defenders. With his martial arts-like moves and signature kick, the raider is one of the most dangerous players to deal with.

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Jang Kun Lee has now become, by far, the best international raider within the PKL. After his team’s achievement in the Asian Games, Lee retained by the Warriors for Season 6, became the first player to represent the same franchise for 6 consecutive seasons. He failed to contribute in the sixth season owing to injuries and bad form and this left Bengal warriors rethinking about choosing their Jang again for Season 7.

Jang Kun Lee has scored 471 raid points in his PKL career so far. This time, the 28-year old will be looking to run havoc through opposition’s defence with Pardeep Narwal and co with Patna Pirates.

Jang Kun Lee Family

We managed to get something out about his personal life as well and Lee has a girlfriend, who lives in South Korea. Her Instagram handle name goes by Gardenbay. He loves Indian food items like Naan, Tandoori Chicken and Dosa. Lee has become a hero for a lot of people who follow Pro Kabaddi and maybe it is his silence that makes even more popular because kabaddi is the only language through which he communicates.

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Personal Profile:

Full Name Jang Kun Lee
Nickname Lee
Date of Birth 6 November 1992
Age 28 years old (as in 2020)
Nationality South Korea
Weight 81.3 kgs
Height 6’0 ft
Position Raider
Signature Move  kick
Current Club Patna Pirates
Former Club Bengal Warriors

Teams Played for:

Seasons Teams
Season 1 Bengal Warriors
Season 2 Bengal Warriors
Season 3 Bengal Warriors
Season 4 Bengal Warriors
Season 5 Bengal Warriors
Season 6 Bengal Warriors
Season 7 Patna Pirates

Statistics:

Total Matches Played 106
Total Earned Points 496
Most Points in a match 14
Not out percentage 78.14%
Total raids 1048
Successful raids % 44.95
Super 10’s 14
Total raid points 471
Average raid per match 4.41
Total tackles  102
Number of super tackles 4
Total tackle points 59
Average tackles per match % 0.19 %
Tackle strike rate % 24.5 %

Season Wise Stats:  

Raiding

Season Team Matches Played Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids Raid Touch Points Raid Bonus Points Total Raid Points 
PKL 1 Bengal Warriors  11 83 39 24 46 9 55
PKL 2 Bengal Warriors  14 140 36 38 36 12 48
PKL 3 Bengal Warriors  15 184 64 31 64 15 79
PKL 4 Bengal Warriors  11 120 49 28 47 14 61
PKL 5 Bengal Warriors  21 212 80 45 87 30 89
PKL 6 Bengal Warriors  18 171 61 38 54 25 79
PKL 7 Patna Pirates 16 138 47 25 43 17 60

 

Tackling: 

Season Team Matches Played Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points
PKL 1 Bengal Warriors  11 14 2 2
PKL2 Bengal Warriors  14 15 2 2
PKL3 Bengal Warriors  15 20 9 11
PKL 4 Bengal Warriors  11 17 4 4
PKL 5 Bengal Warriors  21 12 0 0
PKL6 Bengal Warriors  18 11 5 3
PKL7 Patna Pirates  16  13  2

Jang Kun Lee Unknown Facts:

  • Jang Kun Lee born and brought up in Busan, South Korea
  • He plays in the Korean National Kabaddi team as a Raider.
  • He played for Bengal Worriers in pro kabaddi league.
  • He was a part of the bronze-winning team in 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Jang Kun Lee Social Media: 

Jang Kun Lee Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jangkun_lee_kabaddi/

 


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