After signing for Arsenal, he found his career in the toilet and has struggled to resurrect it since leaving.
Opting to return to his first senior club in South Korea, the striker has been heavily criticised in his home country after their elimination from the World Cup at the group stages last year. After an unsuccesful spell in Saudi Arabia, he left Al-Shabab to return home.
Coming on as a second-half substitute for FC Seoul, the club he played for ten years ago, it had been hoped that he would help stop the team’s slide to a fourth successive defeat, but while they did end that unwanted run with a 1-0 win over Jeju United, it was Everton Santos, himself a substitute, who found the net.
The three points lifted Seoul to 10th place in the K League.
Park is still only 29 and has made just 43 appearances for five clubs, scoring six goals, since signing for Arsenal in 2011.
Prior to arriving in London he had scored 61 goals in 198 appearances over six years for two clubs.