Lii Chong-sun (zh.: 李聰順; ko.: 이총순) is a former Starblaydi football player and presently coach of the national football team of Daehanjeiguk. A diminutive striker from the Hantown of Corinth, he had a promising U21 record and seemed to be set on course as one of the best young strikers to emerge from Starblaydia after the international hiatus. Unfortunately, Lii failed to impress internationally, despite playing very well for the duration of the Starblaydia's attempt at the Baptism of Fire. After playing for many years as a professional player, he retired from football after the appearing for the last time in the 5th Oriental Football Cup, after World Cup 40, and accepted a new managerial position at Seoan Gukjei. After many years in the IFL, Lii established himself as a prominent and technically astute manager, qualities that helped Seoan Gukjei win notable League triumphs later. After leading Seoan Gukjei to a domestic double in Season 12, he was selected by the Imperial Football Association to lead the Han national team to World Cup 47.
Lii Chong-sun was born in the brighter side of the Hantown of Corinth. He grew up loving to play football and soon found himself playing for the local school teams. After his 16th birthday, he was accepted into Internashionale's youth academy, where he truly burgeoned in a top striker. Outside of his time playing football for Inter, he found a lovely wife and fathered a son - Lii Hyo-jin - who took after his father's penchant for football and likewise came to play as a striker. Lii Hyo-jin, like his father, had limited success on the national team, featuring in only one World Cup.
Lii Chong-sun lives both in Seoan and in Corinth, where he has a lovely house with an accompanying plot for his gardens. He also enjoys a good cup of tea after every meal, but he's quite partial to breakfast tea. He's also a motivational speaker, and has spoken on multiple occasions to children and young adults, either with aspirations of greatness or football fame. He's also a 8th-dan martial artist.
Lii Chong-sun became one of the star players at Internashionale, emerging from the club's academy side. He made six appearances at the Baptism of Fire for World Cup 38, scoring two goals and helping the team to the Final where they lost to the Pazhujeb Islands. He was taken back to the bench, where he made a few more appearances for the Starbladyia Squad, mostly in the AOCAF as his performances on the field were uninspiring to the NFT managers. Lii remained at Internashionale for his entire career, becoming the greatest striker at Inter in the post-hiatus period. Altogether, he won two Liga Starblaydia titles with Inter and scored 176 goals for his club and country before retiring.
|1.||Baptism of Fire (WC38)||MD5||Mallatarsland||4-1|
|2.||Baptism of Fire (WC38)||3rd Round||Ikoville||3-0|
|4.||Oriental Football Cup 4||MD3||Sorthern Northland||2-2|
|5.||Oriental Football Cup 4||MD5||Kalmykstan||2-3|
|7.||Pre-WC40||Friendly||The Pazhujeb Islands||3-1|
|8.||Oriental Football Cup 5||MD2||Sokojito & Sokojiwa||3-1|
|9.||Oriental Football Cup 5||MD4||Karayid||3-3|
|10.||Oriental Football Cup 5||MD6||Taeshan||2-2|
Lii Chong-sun started his post-football career as a manager at Seoan Gukjei, after retiring from many years at Internashionale. He was brought on after a deal by Starblaydi drink manufacturer Orcinus secured the rights to establish a club in the IFL at Seoan. For years, Lii led the team through struggles, building up his tactical knowledge on the job. He turned out to be a very capable tactician and won his first cup - the Emperor's Cup - in Season 10, after running runners-up in the IFA Cup in Season 8. He led the club to a consistent finish for the next three seasons, finally winning the Heavenly Division title in Season 12, as well as winning back the Emperor's Cup for a domestic double.
After success in Season 12, Lii Chong-sun was selected to replaced Ioshido Toki as the Han national team manager, after Ioshido had taken the Han to the Final of World Cup 46. He took the job, and led the Han to their best qualification record yet (13-1-0); despite this, the Han suffered horribly at the cup, despite being the ranking #2 side in the world. Their troubles culminated in the 4-1 Second Round drubbing at the hands of Starblaydia (who would go on to win the Cup). Lii Chong-sun returned home in time to escape the Gyeimyo Calamity. As a result of the Han failing to recover in time for the World Cup 48, Lii spent the interim time tending his garden plot, taking care of his family, and writing a book about the Han Empire, which was widely pronounced as a failure (the book, that is). He also devoted some time to speaking to young players wanting to win success as a professional player, noting his own difficulty winning a spot on the national side.
By the time World Cup 49 had come around, Lii Chong-sun was asked once again to lead the Han in the World Cup, where he partnered with standing manager Kim Byeong-Ji to progress out of Group D (against the Holy Empire, Jeruselem, and Akbarabad) and against Starblaydia in the R16 once more. This time, he proved himself one better, by beating his national team 3-2 to set up a quarterfinal fixture against Valanora. Despite losing the match, the Han seriously tested the Vanorians, with Lii keen to keep his attacking style in full play, even as the Han were outplayed in the 5-3 loss.
Taking over the team during World Cup 50, Lii led the Han to qualify with impressive records in qualifications for World Cups 50 and 51. However, the Han left both cups in the Group Stage after less than respectable performances.
|Starblaydia squad - World Cup 38 Non-Qualifiers|
1 F. Rodriguez | 2 Bazraltek | 3 L. Perheira | 4 Panarii (c) | 5 Bravo | 6 Melciori | 7 Mora | 8 Di Angelo | 9 Hinkonnen | 10 Fullbright | 11 Canildo | 12 Birgau | 13 Rivolli | 14 Brunner | 15 Proviia | 16 Shakirii | 17 Domozis | 18 Chong-sun | 19 Nikolaidis | 20 Chang-hwa | 21 J. Oscar | 22 Gomes | 23 Marbek | Coach: Marrones
|Starblaydia squad - World Cup 40 Host Nation|
1 Nikolaidis | 2 Chang-hwa | 3 Rivolli | 4 J. Oscar | 5 Kaneda | 6 L. Perheira | 7 Gomes | 8 Di Angelo (c) | 9 Hinkonnen | 10 Lubii | 11 Nakamura | 12 F. Rodriguez | 13 V. Matranga | 14 Lima | 15 Stafador | 16 Karinha | 17 Chong-sun | 18 Rph. Torino | 19 Westwood | 20 C. Di Bradini | 21 Jabir | 22 Canildo | 23 F. Bentley | Coach: Marrones