Mariners sign Kim from Ulsan
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Australia A-League champions Central Coast Mariners have signed experienced South Korean attacker Kim Seungyong to the end of next season.

Kim, 28, spent the last two seasons with 2012 AFC Champions League winners Ulsan Hyundai, and scored in their 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahli in that year's final. He boasts considerable experience in Korea Republic's top flight, having also played for FC Seoul as well as doing a stint with Gamba Osaka in Japan's J-League in 2011.

Mariners coach Phil Moss said the former South Korean youth international would prove a big asset to the club. "We've taken as much time as we've needed to land our man, and based on all our due diligence we believe Kim Seungyong will have a major impact for our club on and off the field," Moss said.

"It made a lot of sense to me to investigate bringing a top quality Asian player to the Mariners, especially considering our involvement with the 2014 AFC Champions League. We see it as a massive opportunity to tap into the Korean community in Australia, and a chance to generate further awareness of our Club in Asia," he said.