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Facts about Hwang Hee-chan

Being a real football fan, you always are interested in both reading about football legends and the young footballers who are doing their best to earn their spot in the interesting world of football. Today's article is about top facts about Hwang Hee-chan. Stay tuned.

Hwang Hee-chan, the South Korean professional footballer, currently appears as a forward for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from his parent team, Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.

Hwang's aggressive playing style and surname have earned him the nickname the "Bull" or Hwangso in Korean. Four years before starting his senior career, he appeared in international competitions as a South Korea U-17.

After playing for his national team at U-17, U-20, and U-23, Hwang appeared in the main squad in 2016 and has participated in 39 competitions and scored six goals. 

During his early life, he appeared excellent in playing football and performed well, which led him to pave the way for his future in the football world. The talented young footballer is also able not only to speak native Korean but English and German. 

The following article includes many facts about Hwang Hee-chan, from his life on the pitch to his personal life. Stay with us and read about not only his profession but about his lifestyle. 

Facts about Hwang Hee-chan

At first, we have prepared a shortlist about Hwang's general info, which skimming the listed items can provide a little background about him as fast as possible. Without further ado, let's start reading about him. 

  • Full Name: Hwang Hee-chan

  • Date of Birth: 26 January 1996

  • Place of Birth: Chuncheon, South Korea

  • Height: 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)

  • Zodiac: Aquarius

  • Nationality: South Korean

  • Team(s): Wolverhampton Wanders, RB Leipzig, Hamburger SV, FC Liefering, Red Bull Salzburg

  • Position: Forward

Now that you read a brief about general 

facts about Hwang Hee-chan

, it is time to go through the text and get more details about him. 

Hwang Hee-chan Early Life

Born on 26 January 1996, Hwang has only one elder sister, who spent her childhood with him. As the last-born child of the family, Hwang got much attention from everybody. Though he was born in Chuncheon, his parents decided to move to Bucheon, and Hwang spent his early life there. While Hwang was a child, he spent most of his time in his grandparents' and uncle's company. 

Sports has been an attractive issue since 

Hwang Hee-chan early life

, which led him to follow it from those days. Taekwondo was the first field he felt a passion for it in herself. Hwang followed the sport enthusiastically and practiced a lot to earn essential skills to excel in it.

He grew up while everyone around her motivated him to do his best and work hard in sports to become a successful athlete in his future. His six synchronized with the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World tournament, which his country hosted the competition on home soil.

Reaching South Korea's team to that level of competition was such a commendable achievement, which worked as a massive motivation for the young boy. It encouraged him to change his sports field from Taekwondo to football, a decision that changed his whole life entirely.

To follow his interest, Hwang joined Singok Elementary School in Uijeongbu and appeared at the South Korean national youth competitions, including the Hwangdaegi tournament and Dongwon Youth Cup, which led him to score the most goals.

Hwang also performed excellent performances while he was playing for the South Korean national U-12. By scoring 22 goals in the Kanga Cup, he became the record-holder of the highest scored goals in the competition's history.

His outstanding playing earned him the Cha Bum-kun Football Award as the best youth football player in South Korea. When Hwang graduated from the school, he joined Pohang Jecheol Middle School and began to play in the Pohang Steelers U-15 squad.

In 2011, the Korean FA hosted the Korean National School League tournament, which following Hwang's team, he achieved the MVP award of the match. Additionally, scoring 12 goals in 12 games for the Pohang Steelers U-18 team in the 2013 K League Junior made him the top scorer and the MVP of the tournament with Pohang's title.  

Hwang Hee-chan family and parents

Growing up in a good financial condition as a middle-class household, Hwang was never worried about monetary issues. His father, Hwang Won-Kyung, and his mother, Song Young-mi, had cheerful characters by which they could manage their business efficiently.

They also were famous for their sense of humor, which Hwang and his sister inherited from their parents. His father has played his role as a parent well through making a quality father-son relationship with Hwang. Though he does not have enough background in his son's profession, Won-Kyung has always tried to support his efforts. 

However, Won-Kyung is an educated father who is completely informed about the football world. His knowledge has enabled him to help his son in making decisions which contract to get and sign. 

On the other side, Hwang grew up under the support of a mother who had the responsibility of making up of both young and old in a house. As the last-born child of his family, his mother has given much more attention to him.

The third member of Hwang's family is his elder sister, who grew up alongside him. However, there are no more facts available about his sibling, even her name. Born in a supportive family with a warm and friendly atmosphere, Hwang has been lucky to be in such a family.

By reviewing the football history, you can see that only a few Asians could make headlines in the top-flight European football, which the talented South Korean football player is one of them.

As he wished, his efforts made his country proud. His family origin lies in the northern area of Gangwon Province, and his birthplace is an ancient city with more than 1000 years of history. Unfortunately, the lack of much info regarding 

Hwang Hee-chan family and parents

 makes us not present more about them. 

Hwang Hee-chan Girlfriend

Since the personal lives of professional footballers have always been a hot topic for football fans, we have allocated the following paragraph to facts regarding 

Hwang Hee-chan girlfriend


Since no pictures and no authentic websites have published any photos or news about Hwang's dating, it seems that the veteran striker is determined to concentrate only on his profession.

As his lifestyle shows, he avoids any tendencies for getting a wife until he has not become an established player in the football world. Therefore, at the moment, he is not in any romantic relationship. However, his cute looks might have made him an attractive star whose appearance attracts many girls' attention. 

Hwang Hee-chan Instagram

Almost always, when a football player performs brilliantly on the pitch, he arouses much admiration, especially by the spectators. Leaving excellent moments in competitions works as a stimulus to encourage them to follow them on social media. 

Hwang Hee-chan has posted 40 photos on his page on Instagram, 


, about memorable moments during his career history. Until now, 132k followers have followed 

Hwang Hee-chan Instagram

 to stay up to date, with the latest posts and photos he shares via the platform.

If you look at 204 pages he has followed, you can see that more than 90 percent of them are footballers or the related ones to football. It might be due to his deep interest in his profession and his complete focus on it. 

Hwang Hee-chan Net worth

One of the other hot topics regarding outstanding football players is their salaries. Hence, we have presented a brief paragraph about 

Hwang Hee-chan net worth

. The young Korean star, who has appeared successfully in the football world, has made his wealth from his profession as a football player and various endorsement deals.

His net worth was approximately 2.1 million Euros while he was playing for Leipzig. However, several authentic websites have estimated his current net worth in 2021 to be 3.6 million euros.

Did you know that it is so difficult for an average Korean to earn this huge amount of money and that he has to work for 45 years to make the same money that Hwang earns in a week? 

Hwang Hee-chan Tattoo

Nowadays, the inking body has become a way for athletes to display their athletic physiques more and more. Since the Asian prodigy has much passion for body art, we have presented some facts about 

Hwang Hee-chan tattoo

 in this section.

Though Hwang is interested in tattoos, he has not done it a lot. As much as the published photos have shown, there are only some little inscribed pictures on his body, including six characters on his chest and left wrist. 

Most of his fans are so curious to know who the characters are which Hwang decided to inscribed them. They are the names of his grandparents who worked hard for him like his parents. Due to this reason, Hwang wanted to keep their love and care from his childhood in his heart.

Now, by getting the story behind his tattoo, maybe you have understood the reason for kissing his wrist whenever he celebrates his goals. Perhaps, there would not be any other gestures as good as it, and Hwang could not show his deep feeling to these two people in any other way.

He described his feeling and said, "I still can not believe grandpa and grandma are not with me. So, while I was in Austria, I had their names engraved on my wrist to remember them both. Yes, I did not want to forget the love the two showed me." 

Hwang Hee-chan Career Statistics

As we mentioned in the shortlist at the beginning of the article, Hwang played for several clubs. In the following paragraph, we have presented more details based on his career statistics about each of them.

FC Liefering

was the first team that Hwang joined to play on loan in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. During the time, he appeared in 31 matches and scored 13 goals. Afterward, Hwang moved to Red Bull Salzburg, and Hwang kept playing for the club from 2015-16 to 2019-20.

However, in 2018-19, he left the club to play for Hamburg SV on loan. With Salzburg, he participated in 126 competitions and netted 45 goals. Hwang also played in 21 games and recorded team goals in his career history with the team.

In the 2020-21 season, Hwang moved to

RB Leipzig

, and after playing 26 matches in the season and three other ones in the next season, Hwang joined

Wolverhampton Wanderers

to play on loan. Since then, he has appeared in four matches and scored one goal.

As his club career statistics show, Hwang has played in 211 competitions and netted 64 times. Besides his excellent performances in clubs, Hwang has appeared successfully at the international level.

During 2011 and 2012, he played for South Korean U-17, and after taking part in seven competitions and scoring seven goals, Hwang joined the team's U-20 for two following seasons.

Having played 12 games and scored six goals, Hwang was promoted to

South Korea U-23

and ended his playing after 22 games and five scored goals. Finally, in 2016 Hwang started playing for South Korea, and till now, he has appeared in 39 matches and scored six goals for his national team. 

Hwang Hee-chan Achievements

In the following part, we have presented a list of

Hwang Hee-chan achievements

, including Individual awards and the ones he has gained with his teams. Reviewing the list can describe how much he has been efficient and successful in his career history. 

Red Bull Salzburg

  • Austrian Bundesliga: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20

  • Austrian Cup: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2019-20

RB Leipzig

  • DFB-Pokal runner-up in 2020-21

  • South Korea U23

  • Asia Games: 2018

  • AFC U-23 Championship runner-up in 2016


  • AFC U-16 Championship top goalscorer in 2012

Short facts about Hwang Hee-chan

-One of the highlighted features in Hwang's character is the philosophy he follows away from the pitch, "Freedom." Based on it, he has always tried to be out of any situations which cause restriction. However, he gives the right to everybody and thinks that all people deserve to do what they like. You can see his personality and feelings easily in some of his published photos on the Internet. 

-One of the most searched 

facts about Hwang Hee-chan

 is his lifestyle, whether it is a luxurious one or not. Despite many trends of football fans to know about his house, car, and lifestyle, Hwang has not shown any traits about them.

Making an enormous amount of money must have earned him a luxurious life. However, he has kept his spending strategy secret, and there is no info about his exact lifestyle.

There is one photo with beautiful nature and fantastic green color as the background, in which Hwang is sitting in a quiet space while he is drinking a cup of coffee. Since he has not posted any special comments regarding it, we have uploaded the picture here and leave guessing any concepts about it to you.

-Hwang's grandparents had an outstanding role in his life while he was a child. While the young dribbler was growing up, his parents did not have enough time to spend with him, and their job had allocated much time to itself.

The situation had led Hwang to spend most of his time with his grandparents. They were responsible for watching after him while he was spending training hours.

Having meals with his grandparents and accompanying his uncle created a relationship between him and them, which is beyond the usual feelings of grandparents and grandchildren. It is the reason that the veteran striker has inscribed their kindness in his heart forever.

-Based on what his rating shows, his current performance is not the outcome of unleashing the full potential of his prowess. In the prime of his career, if Hwang uses his complete capability one day, he may surpass several outstanding players, such as 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

-As the last

fact about Hwang Hee-chan

, we have described the factor that played a significant role in his success. His enthusiasm to make his nation proud has always worked as a driving force, which helped him achieve his current position in the football world.

However, the support that Hwang gained from his family affected his success in his professional life. Thanks to his earning, Hwang can now take care of his family without the fear of facing any financial crisis. 

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