Eninho released from Jeonbuk after slump

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Eninho released from Jeonbuk after slump

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, the current K-League Classic leader, said it has terminated its contract with Brazilian attacking midfielder Enio Oliveira Junior, better known as Eninho.

The decision was mutual, the team said.

After joining Jeonbuk in 2009 from Daegu FC, Eninho has been a core player, leading the club to become K-League champions in 2009 and 2011. The 34-year-old scored 80 goals and collected 64 assists in 214 matches with Jeonbuk before he moved to China’s Changchun Yatai in the middle of 2013.

Eninho returned to Jeonbuk this season, but had only one goal and two assists in 17 games. Jeonbuk said Eninho asked to be released because of the slump in his performance.

Meanwhile, the Suwon Samsung Bluewings announced Wednesday its North Korean striker Jong Tae-se will be transferred to Japan’s Shimzu S-Pulse after Sunday’s match against Busan I’Park.

Jong joined Suwon in 2013 and scored six goals this season.

BY JOO KYUNG-DON [joo.kyungdon@joongang.co.kr]

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