Former Nottingham Forest and Sparta Rotterdam striker has contract terminated with South Korean side after drink driving

According to Voetbal International, Lars Veldwijk has had his contract terminated with South Korean side Suwon FC after he was caught driving under the influence of alcohol. The former Nottingham Forest and Sparta Rotterdam striker initially received a 15 match ban from the K-League, but Suwon have since decided to release their star man. The 32-year-old was caught drink driving in August, which carries severe penalties in South Korea.

Veldwijk has spent the last three seasons with Suwon FC, where he has become incredibly popular. In 111 games he scored 40 goals and provided 21 assists. The former South Africa international is now without a club, but it’s expected that a Dutch club will come calling soon, as he’s previously played for seven different sides in the Netherlands.

Volendam, Utrecht, Dordrecht, Groningen, PEC Zwolle, Sparta Rotterdam and Excelsior Rotterdam are among the many clubs that Lars Veldwijk has played for. He also had a brief spell with Nottingham Forest, where he scored just one goal in 17 appearances. Suwon FC have said goodbye to the striker and he’ll officially leave the club on the 30th of September.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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