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Ahn Jung-Hwan (안정환, born January 27, 1976 in Paju, Gyeonggi-do) is a South Korean football player; he made world headlines by scoring the winning golden goal for Korea against Italy in the 2002 FIFA World Cup 2nd round and sending Korea into the quarter-finals.

At the time, Ahn was on loan at Italian league side Perugia. His extra-time header dumped the three-time champions from the World Cup. The next day, Perugia owner Luciano Gaucci was quoted by the Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport as saying, "I am not going to pay the salary of a guy who has been the ruin of Italian soccer." Perugia later took back what they said, and offered to outright buy Ahn's contract, but Ahn rejected it saying "I will no longer discuss my transfer to Perugia, which attacked my character instead of congratulating me for a goal in the World Cup."

Ahn attempted to get himself a new European club but failed, and returned to Asia, joining the J. League with Shimizu S-Pulse. After one season there, he moved to another J. League team, Yokohama F Marinos. In the summer of 2005, he returned to Europe to play for French team FC Metz, but moved to German side Duisburg in early 2006.

Prior to moving to Europe, Ahn previously played in the K-League with Daewoo Royals, now known as Busan I'Park.


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