Hwang Heechan

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Hwang Hee-chan

Facts About Hwang Hee-chan

Celebrated Name Hwang Hee-chan
Age 26 Years
Nick Name Bull (Hwangso)
Birth Name Hwang Hee-chan
Birth Date 1996-01-26
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality South Korean
Birth Nation South Korea
Place Of Birth Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea
Horoscope Aquarius
School Singok Elementary School and Pohang Jecheol Middle School
Career Start 2008
Awards 2012 AFC U16 Championship Top Goalscorer
Father Hwang Won-kyung
Mother Song Young-mi
Marital Status Single
Height 5 ft. 10 inches
Weight 78kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth €8 Million
Salary £1.3 Million
Current Team Wolverhampton Wanderers
Position Winger/Striker
Jersey Number 26
Links Instagram

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Hwang Hee-chan is a South Korean professional football player who plays for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers, on a loan from RB Leipzig, and the South Korea team as a forward. He is nicknamed the "Bull" (Hwangso) in South Korea due to his aggressive playing style and surname. He started playing football in Singok Elementary School in Uijeongbu. In 2008, he scored the most goals in both Hwarangdaegi Tournament and Dongwon Youth Cup which were South Korean national youth competitions. After graduating from Singok Elementary School, he entered Pohang Jecheol Middle School and started to play in the school's football club, the Pohang Steelers U15 team. Later on, he joined Pohang Jecheol High School and the Pohang Steelers U18 team where he helped his high school to win the K League Junior in 2013. In December 2014, Pohang Steelers intended to sign forward him as a homegrown player, however, he signed with Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg eventually. He made his debut for the club on 6 December 2015. On 31 August 2018, he joined Hamburger SV on a loan deal until the end of the 2018-19 season where he made 21 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions. On 8 July 2020, he signed for RB Leipzig on a five-year contract. He made his debut for the club on 12 September 2020 in the first round of the 2020-21 DFB-Pokal. On 29 August 2021, he joined Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan with an option to buy in the region of £13m. He made his debut for the club on 11 September 2021.

On the international level, he has represented South Korea at various age levels. He has represented South Korea at U17, U20, U23, and the senior level. He made his international team debut for South Korea on 1 September 2016 in a 2018 World Cup qualification. In May 2018, he was called up to the South Korea squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia where he played all of the three group matches for South Korea but was crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage. He was part of South Korea’s U23s squad that won the 2018 Asian Games. He was then called up to the South Korea squad for the 2019 AFC Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates where South Korea was eliminated in the quarter-finals.


What is Hwang Hee-chan famous for?

  • Being a South Korean professional football player.
  • For playing as forward for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Where was Hwang Hee-chan born?

Hwang Hee-chan was born on 26 January 1996. His birthplace is Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea. He was born to his father, Hwang Won-kyung, and his mother, Song Young-mi where he grew up alongside his elder sister whose name is unknown. He attended Singok Elementary School and Pohang Jecheol Middle School. He holds South Korean nationality. His horoscope sign is Aquarius. 

Hwang Hee-chan Club Career

  • He started playing football in Singok Elementary School in Uijeongbu. In 2008, he scored the most goals in both Hwarangdaegi Tournament and Dongwon Youth Cup which were South Korean national youth competitions. He also scored 22 goals in Kanga Cup for the South Korea U12 team, which was the highest record in the history of the tournament. With outstanding performances in these competitions, he was awarded the grand prize of the Cha Bum-kun Football Award, given to the greatest youth footballers in South Korea.
  • After graduating from Singok Elementary School, he entered Pohang Jecheol Middle School and started to play in the school's football club, the Pohang Steelers U15 team. In 2011, his team won the middle school division of the Korean National School League, hosted by Korean FA, and he received the MVP award of the competition.
  • Later on, he joined Pohang Jecheol High School and the Pohang Steelers U18 team where he helped his high school to win the K League Junior in 2013. In the following high school division of the National School League, he became the top scorer, scoring 12 goals in 12 games for his team and the MVP with Pohang's title.
  • In December 2014, Pohang Steelers intended to sign forward him as a homegrown player, however, he signed with Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg eventually. He made his debut for the club on 6 December 2015 in a 0-0 draw against SV Mattersburg. During his 2015-16 season, he made 14 appearances for the club in all the competitions as he failed to score in his first Austrian Bundesliga season. Additionally, Red Bull Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup that season. 
  • On 21 September 2016, he scored his first goal for the club in a 7-1 win against Mannsdorf in the second round of the 2016-17 Austrian Cup. He then scored his first league goal for the club on 23 October 2016, scoring twice in a 5-1 win against SKN St. Polten. On 3 November 2016, he came off the bench and scored a brace in a Europa League match for Salzburg against Ligue 1 side Nice, contributing to his team's first Europa win of the campaign. During his 2016-17 season, he made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions as Red Bull Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup that season. 
  • During the 2017-18 season, Red Bull Salzburg had their best ever European campaign. They finished top of their Europa League group, for a record fourth time, before beating Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund thus making their first-ever appearance in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. However, they lost on aggregate by 3-2 against Marseille in the semi-final. During that season, he made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as Red Bull Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga that season. 
  • On 31 August 2018, he joined Hamburger SV on a loan deal until the end of the 2018-19 season where he made 21 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions. 
  • During the 2019-20 season, he drew plaudits alongside Salzburg's attacking players Erling Haaland and Takumi Minamino. During that season, he made 41 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 22 assists in all the competitions as Red Bull Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup that season.
  • On 8 July 2020, he signed for RB Leipzig on a five-year contract. He scored on his debut for the club on 12 September 2020 in a 3-0 win against 1. FC Nuremberg in the first round of the 2020-21 DFB-Pokal. During his 2020-21 season, he made 26 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions as he failed to score in his first German Bundesliga season.
  • On 29 August 2021, he joined Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan with an option to buy in the region of £13m. He scored on his debut for the club on 11 September 2021 in a 2-0 win against Watford. 

Hwang Hee-chan International Career

  • He has represented South Korea at various age levels. 
  • He has represented South Korea at U17, U20, U23, and the senior level.
  • In the 2012 AFC U16 Championship, South Korea was eliminated in the quarter-finals, but he became the top scorer of the tournament with five goals including a hat-trick against North Korea.
  • He made his international team debut for South Korea on 1 September 2016 in a 3-2 win against China in a 2018 World Cup qualification. 
  • On 16 June 2017, he scored his first international goal for South Korea in a 3-2 loss against Qatar in a 2018 World Cup qualification.
  • In May 2018, he was called up to the South Korea squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia where he played all of the three group matches for South Korea but was crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage. 
  • He was part of South Korea’s U23s squad that won the 2018 Asian Games. 
  • He was then called up to the South Korea squad for the 2019 AFC Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates where South Korea was eliminated in the quarter-finals.


Honors

  • Won the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20 Austrian Bundesliga with Red Bull Salzburg.
  • Won the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2019-20 Austrian Cup with Red Bull Salzburg.
  • Won the 2018 Asian Games with South Korea U23. 

Individual

  • Won the 2012 AFC U16 Championship Top Goalscorer. 

Hwang Hee-chan Girlfriend: How is he dating?

Looking at his personal life, he is not married. The footballer is focusing on his professional career. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.

How tall is Hwang Hee-chan in feet?

Hwang Hee-chan stands at a height of 1.77m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 78kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Hwang Hee-chan Net Worth and Salary


Hwang Hee-chan earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is €8 million and his salary is £1.3 million. His market value is around €13 million. 

Did You Know?

  • In 2008, he scored the most goals in both Hwarangdaegi Tournament and Dongwon Youth Cup, which were South Korean national youth competitions.
  • He was part of South Korea’s U23s squad that won the 2018 Asian Games.
  • He wears shirt number 26 for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • 2012 AFC U16 Championship Top Goalscorer.