Park Ji-Sung is an iconic Asian football, or soccer, player born on February 25th, 1981. As such, he is an Aquarius, an astrological sign associated with creativity, intelligence, and independence. An Aquarius, represented by the water bearer, is persistent, determined, and always looking for ways to challenge the status quo. This water bearer can also be cheery, light-hearted, and full of wit. This sign is typically thought to have excellent communication skills, helping Park Ji-Sung become the spokesperson and ambassador for Korean football.
Park Ji-Sung is a native to Goheung, South Korea. Growing up, Park felt a natural affinity towards sports, but it was his time as a student at Myongji University that really catapulted his football career. During his time at the university, Park starred on the school’s football team and earned trophies for his athletic accomplishments. His successes pushed him to take his career to the next level and he began playing for the South Korean national team.
From there, Park made a name for himself playing for professional clubs in Asia and Europe such as Kyoto Purple Sanga, PSV Eindhoven, and Manchester United. In an amazing feat, Park contributed to Manchester United’s three consecutive Premier League titles. He is the most successful and recognizable Asian player ever in European football history. He is a true Aquarius in action and embodies many of the traits that relate to his sign—the energy, passion, and independence to constantly take risks and reach new heights.
Park Ji-Sung’s intelligence and unbiased outlook really shine through when it comes to the business of football. His book, “Park Ji-Sung: My Story”, reveals his good business acumen and willingness to take a risk with sponsorships and partnerships. He was also one of the first to take advantage of the growing interest of European football by media outlets in South Korea, allowing him to have more control over how his image was presented. His ability to always look objectively at business opportunities and value long-term relationships is a true testament to the Aquarius in him.
Thanks to his dreamlike performances, relentless drive, and independent spirit, Park Ji-Sung earned a spot in the Manchester United Hall of Fame in 2013. He continues to use his position to help propagate South Korean football around the world. As a true Aquarius, Park Ji-Sung’s creativity, fearlessness, and ability to challenge the status quo has allowed him to reach the peak of European football and to promote the game of football to a global audience.