- Address: Kameoka
- Country: Japan
- Capacity: 21,000
- Opened: 11 January 2020
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Kyoto Sanga (football)
Extra stadium info – SANGA STADIUM by KYOCERA
The construction of the venue named SANGA STADIUM by KYOCERA started in 2018. It is the home of football club Kyoto Sanga. The club was founded in 1922 under a different name. Kyoto Sanga played numerous Japanese top-flight football league games. In 2002, they won the Japanese cup tournament for the first time in their history after defeating the Kashima Antlers. Kyoto Sanga drew an average home league attendance of 10,000 in that football season. Park Ji-sung signed with Kyoto Sanga in 2000.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup
In 2002, Park Ji-sung scored his first-ever FIFA World Cup goal for the national football team of Korea. The 2002 FIFA World Cup took place in Japan and Korea. The national football team of Korea reached the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup after beating Spain in a penalty shoot-out. Hwang Sun-hong, Park Ji-sung, Seol Ki-hyeon, Ahn Jung-hwan and Hong Myung-bo scored for Korea in the penalty shoot-out. On 25 June 2002, Park Ji-sung played in the first-ever FIFA World Cup semi-final involving the national football team of Korea. Germany won the semi-final. Michael Ballack scored the only goal in the match.
Park Ji-sung and PSV
In 2003, Park Ji-sung left Kyoto Sanga for the Dutch club PSV from Eindhoven. In 2005, he reached the semi-finals of the prestigious UEFA Champions League with PSV. On 4 May 2005, Park Ji-sung scored his first UEFA Champions League goal. He scored the goal for PSV in a semi-final against AC Milan. Park Ji-sung started for PSV in the game on 4 May 2005. Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, Heurelho da Silva Gomes, Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe, Johannes Vennegoor of Hesselink, Johann Louis François Vogel, Lee Young-pyo, Mark Peter Gertruda Andreas van Bommel, Phillip John-William Cocu, Theodorus Martinus Maria Lucius and Wilfred Bouma also started for PSV that day.
Park Ji-sung after he left PSV in 2005
In 2005, Park Ji-sung left PSV for the English football giants Manchester United. He became the first Korean player to have won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. He won both competitions with Manchester United in 2008. Park Ji-sung also won the Premier League with Manchester United Football Club that year. In 2012, he left Manchester United. Park Ji-sung signed with the English club Queens Park Rangers Football Club that year. He also played for PSV again in the 2010s.