Central Coast Mariners can today advise that the club has terminated South Korean attacker Kim Seung-yong’s contract by mutual consent.
Kim, who scored in last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Brisbane Roar and celebrated with the club’s fans and his teammates with gusto and pride, has an opportunity to play closer to his homeland and family which he is keen to pursue.
The former Gamba Osaka and Ulsan Hyundai playmaker has been a model professional since joining the yellow and navy in February 2014.
Kim scored twice last campaign – including an impressive free kick at home to Sydney FC – and once this season, and also featured for the Mariners against one of his former clubs, FC Seoul, throughout the 2014 AFC Champions League Group Stage.
A popular member of the playing squad, Kim leaves the Mariners with the best wishes of everyone involved with the club.
Kim is due to depart Sydney for Seoul on Saturday.