Joo-Ho Park has had his contract with Borussia Dortmund terminated by mutual consent.
Park joined Borussia Dortmund from 1. FSV Mainz in 2015. However the South Korean defender never really made his mark at the club. He made 11 appearances for the club but was told he was surplus to requirements by Peter Bosz at the start of the season.
He started the season with the U-23s and featured six times for them, with his last game coming on November 17 against Essen.
The 30-year old’s best and arguably only memorable moment at Dortmund came against FC Krasnodar in the Europa League on his debut in 2015, when he assisted and scored a last minute winner on his debut.
However he became a forgotten figure after that as Thomas Tuchel only used him against the lesser teams in the Europa League. Peter Bosz decided that he didn’t need Park in his team, and demoted him to the U-23S side. Park was always a model professional and a great character, despite the circumstances.
Joo-Ho Park’s contract was set to expire in the summer. But with the FIFA World Cup coming up at the end of the season, Park wants to play regular football in order to compete for a spot on the plane to Russia.
He is likely to move back to his native South Korea. If successful, Park could face a few of his former teammates from Borussia Dortmund as Germany have been drawn in the same group as South Korea.
We would like to wish Joo-Ho Park good luck for the rest of his career and hope that he makes it to Russia for the FIFA World Cup next summer.