He’s undoubtedly a star 😍
Korean soccer stars shining within the worldwide area isn’t a novel prevalence, with names like Son Heung Min, a longstanding icon within the English Premier League, and Lee Kang In, enjoying alongside Kylian Mbappé at Paris Saint-Germain. Nonetheless, there’s a rising star that’s been grabbing headlines just lately: Hwang Hee Chan, the burgeoning sensation of the Premier League.
At 27, Hwang isn’t what you’d name a ‘younger’ participant, however his introduction to what many take into account the head of soccer leagues, the English Premier League, is comparatively current.
His journey on this esteemed league started with Wolverhampton Wanderers final yr. Hwang’s dynamic begin led to his mortgage being transformed right into a everlasting deal in January 2022, marking a big milestone in his profession.
Hwang’s soccer journey catapulted into the highlight throughout his stint at RB Salzburg, the place he performed alongside now-Manchester Metropolis star Erling Haaland. Right here, his spectacular tally of targets and assists, notably within the Champions League, didn’t go unnoticed.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 8, 2019
Nicknamed “Hwangso” or “The Bull,” a nod to his surname and his sturdy fashion of play, Hwang’s arrival at Molineux got here after he performed an important position in serving to Leipzig safe a second-place end within the Bundesliga. This success at Leipzig was a well-deserved accolade following his distinctive efficiency at RB Salzburg.
Hwang, initially dropped at Europe as a young person, had already set quite a few data in South Korea, each at college and worldwide ranges.
In Austria, Hwang participated in high-profile matches from a younger age, together with beginning within the 2018 Europa League semi-final. He additionally had a quick stint in Germany on mortgage at Hamburger SV. Returning to Salzburg, Hwang, alongside Haaland and Takumi Minamino, dazzled within the Champions League through the 2019/20 season.
Hwang’s exceptional tally of 16 targets and 22 assists that season caught Leipzig’s consideration, resulting in his switch. By then, Hwang had turn into an integral participant for South Korea, representing his nation at each the 2016 Olympic Video games and the 2018 World Cup.
His debut within the Premier League was marked by a objective towards Watford, one in every of 5 in his inaugural season with Wolves.
But, arguably, the head of Hwang’s profession to date was his extra-time winner towards Portugal, propelling South Korea right into a spherical of the competitors they’d by no means reached earlier than.
And in a second that resonated with followers worldwide, Hwang celebrated his monumental objective by displaying off his spectacular physique, a celebration that was as memorable because the objective itself.
One other poignant second was Hwang’s late winner towards league leaders Manchester Metropolis just some weeks in the past. The objective was a feast not just for his group but in addition for the media after the Man Metropolis coach had referred to Hwang as “the Korean man” in a earlier press convention.
⏱️ 𝗙𝗨𝗟𝗟 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘:
🐺 Wolves 2-1 Man Metropolis 🔵
‘THAT KOREAN GUY’ pic.twitter.com/sCq4UK1m3N
— Soccer Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) September 30, 2023
For Hwang, it’s solely up from right here! The identical goes for his followers, who can’t wait to see extra from this surprising soccer star.