Footballer Cha Du-ri undergoes divorce

Footballer Cha Du-ri is going through divorce procedures, according to legal industry sources Wednesday. Ending a five-year marriage, the 33-year-old footballer filed for divorce mediation with the Seoul Family Court against his 34-year-old wife, Shin Hye-seong, on March 12, they said.

Meditation during divorce is a way of finding solutions to issues such as child custody and spousal support without formal court trials. When the agreement is not reached amicably, formal divorce trials can be opened.

Cha, the son of South Korean football legend Cha Bum-kun, tied the knot with his wife in 2009. The couple has one daughter and one son.

After spending 11 years overseas with seven German clubs and one Scottish team, the younger Cha joined FC Seoul in the domestic K League Classic last month.