"I am wrapping up my career that was filled with the joy of victory and agony of defeat and would like to bid goodbye. I also want to apologize to many fans. Korea's biggest weakness in the 2000s was
an unstable defense and I was part of the problem. It may have been not so obvious but there were many games my team lost because of me. If I were to evaluate my overall performance, I would award
myself 80 points [out of 100] as a player but 100 as a person who enjoyed and loved soccer."
-- Retiring Vancouver Whitecaps defender Lee
, offering a harsh self-assessment of a career that included three World Cups and 127 caps for South Korea. (Reuters