La Liga and the K League have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the organisations work together in a number of areas until the end of 2023.
The partnership will see La Liga and the K League cooperate on anti-piracy matter and the development of sports projects, as well as focusing on economic control for the K League and its clubs.
General Manager of the K League, Yeong-Sang Cho was thrilled to start a partnership with La Liga.
“The MOU with LaLiga will bring a great opportunity to drive not only their business collaboration but raise each other to even greater heights,” he said.
“We look forward to what our long-term and mutual partnership will bring to all parties and believe this will allow to further promote and share the future and development of football.”
La Liga explained that it had objectives to increase its presence in South Korea and support football’s development in the country.
“For LaLiga, South Korea is a strategic country due to its history and the evolution of its football,” La Liga delegate in South Korea, Sangwon Seo said.
“Korean clubs are at the forefront in Asia and being able to join forces with the K League is an unbeatable opportunity to contribute to their growth and continue our joint learning.”
Secretary General of the K League, Oung-Soo Han, and the delegate of La Liga in South Korea, Sangwon Seo attended a ceremony in Seoul to sign the agreement.
A partnership between La Liga’s Cadiz CF and K League 2 club Chungnam Asan was also announced after the signing ceremony.
Cadiz CF and Chungnam Asan will collaborate on sports entity management, educational football and promote joint events.
“This MOU with the K League and the agreement between Cadiz CF and Chungnam Asan are excellent examples of the commitment of LaLiga and its clubs for the growth of football around the world,” La Liga managing director for South Korea, Japan, Australia and Southeast Asia, Ivan Codina said.
“Being able to establish bridges and exchange knowledge and experiences through them is one of our great objectives within our international strategy.”