A professional footballer from South Korea, Lee Kang-in is 21 years old. Both the South Korean national team and La Liga club Mallorca use him as an attacking midfielder. He played for Valencia B (2017–2019) and Valencia before switching to his current squad, Mallorca (2018-2021).
Lee Kang-in and Valencia also won the Copa del Rey. Lee has competed at the U-20 and U23 levels for South Korea. The Golden Ball for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 went to him. He is participating in the FIFA World Cup 2022 while representing the South Korean National Team internationally.
|Age||21 Years Old|
|Birth Nation||South Korea|
|Place Of Birth||Incheon|
|Ethnicity||South Korean- Asian|
|School||Incheon Seokjeong Elementary School|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
|Source of Wealth||$100K-$500K|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Current City||RCD Mallorca|
On February 19, 2001, Lee Kang-in opened his eyes for the first time, making him the current age of 21 in 2022. He hails from South Korea’s Incheon. When it comes to his nationality, he is South Korean, and he is of the Asian descent of South Korea. His mother’s name is Kang Sung-mi, and his father, Lee Woon-sung, taught taekwondo.
He spent his early years growing up with his two sisters and two siblings. His zodiac sign, according to his birthdate, is Pisces. He has always had a passion for football. Before turning five, he started playing football. He was a student at Incheon Seokjeong Elementary.
Height & Weight
Lee Kang-in is a tall, good-looking man who stands 1.73 meters. His total body weight is 66 kg. He has a lean physique, a great smile, and a radiant face. His hair is a dark brown tint, and he has brown eyes. He takes good care of his body and currently has a healthy one.
When discussing anything pertaining to his personal life, Lee Kang-in is mute. He is a highly private person because he has never disclosed any information about his personal life. Additionally, there is no news and persistent media rumors regarding his previous relationships and dating background. He appears to be concentrating on developing his professional life and career. He is content with living alone. Straight is the way he identifies sexually.
In July 2011, Lee Kang-in enrolled in Valencia’s academy for the first time. After an absence of six years, Lee was then called up to Valencia B (Mestalla) on December 15, 2017.
On November 21, 2017, Lee made his team debut against Deportivo Aragon. He competed in his second match against Llagostera on February 17, 2018. On May 6, 2018, Kang-in scored the team’s first goal.
He participated in the team’s 2018–2019 season, making his debut on October 30, 2018, against Ebro. He made history by becoming the youngest Korean footballer to make his pro debut in Europe. Lee made his La Liga debut on January 12th against Real Valladolid, which resulted in a 1-1 tie. At age 16, 11 months, and 24 days, Lee overtook Ander Barrenetxea as the second-youngest player in the 18-19 La Liga. He also made history by becoming the fifth Korean to play in La Liga, the first Asian league début for Valencia, and the youngest non-Spanish player ever.
On January 30, 2019, the young footballer formally joined Valencia’s first team and was given the number 16. On September 17, 2019, Lee played in his first UEFA Champions League match against Chelsea. At the age of 18 years and 6 months, he made his competition debut, becoming the youngest Korean to do so. Lee scored his first La Liga goal against Getafe on September 25, 2019.
At the age of 18 years and 219 days, he scored the goal to become Valencia’s youngest non-Spanish scorer. Yunus Musah, an American teammate, broke the record. At the age of 19 years and 207 days, Lee became the youngest player to ever assist two goals in a La Liga game against Levante on September 13, 2020. He canceled his contract with Valencia on August 29, 2021, during his 2021–2022 season.
Lee signed a four-year contract with La Liga club Mallorca on August 30, 2021, and the club confirmed his free transfer. Lee scored his first goal for the team on September 22, 2021, in a 6-1 La Liga defeat to Real Madrid.
U-20 World Cup
In the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Lee was selected to play for the South Korean U-20 football squad. As the top player in the competition, he was given the Golden Ball award.
In March 2019 for friendlies against Bolivia and Colombia, Lee received his first call-up to the senior South Korean national football team. He moved up to the South Korean national football team’s seventh-youngest roster spot. On September 5, 2019, Lee started his first-ever international game against Georgia, which ended in a 2-2 tie. He was also a member of the South Korea National Team team that faced Uruguay on November 24, 2022, in the 2020 FIFA World Cup, which ended in a scoreless draw.
Net worth & Source of Income
Young and developing player Lee Kang-in is expected to earn a $1 million net worth by 2022. From his current team, his pay is estimated to be in the range of $100K to $500K. His income is derived from the payments and salaries he receives from participating in professional football leagues. He also earns a significant amount of money from endorsement deals. He currently leads a wealthy lifestyle that includes a large home and a collection of cars.
- Copa del Rey: 2018–19
South Korea U20
- FIFA U-20 World Cup runner-up: 2019
- FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball: 2019
- AFC Youth Player of the Year: 2019
- Korean FA Young Player of the Year: 2019
- RCD Mallorca on 29 Aug 2021 for free
- Valencia on 29 Jan 2019
- Valencia on 9 Feb 2018
- Valencia B on 31 Dec 2017
- Valencia CF You on 30 Jun 2011
Some Interesting Facts
- Lee Kang-in plays as an attacking midfielder for La Liga club Mallorca and the South Korea national team.
- He won the Copa del Rey with Valencia.
- Lee won the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup’s Golden Ball award.
- He is from Incheon, South Korea.
- His father, Lee Woon-sung was a taekwondo instructor.