Hwang Hee-chan Biography

( 1996 - )
June 18, 2018
First published on:June 18, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Hwang Hee-chan

Date of Birth: 1996, January 26
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Hwang Hee-chan
Birth Place Chuncheon, South Korea
Famous Name Hwang Hee-chan
Father Hwang Won-Kyung
Mother Song Young-mi
Salary €988,000
Nationality South Korean
Ethnicity Asian
Currently Working For Red Bull Salzburg
is-played-fifa-word-cup-2018 Yes

A South Korean professional footballer, Hwang Hee-chan is currently playing as a striker for Austrian Red Bull Salzburg. Prior to Red Bull Salzburg, he played a season for FC Liefering, which is his debut club.

Also, the player is a member of South Korea national team and has been capped 14 times scoring two goals. 

Hwang Hee-chan's Early Life

Hwang Hee-chan was born on 26th January 1996, in Chuncheon, to Hwang Won-Kyung and Song Young-mi. Right after his birth, his whole family relocated to Bucheon, where he lived until his 11.

Hee-chan started footballing in Singok Elementary School in Uijeongbu, South Korea. Upon graduation from Singok Elementary School, he attended Pohang Jecheol Middle School and joined school’s football team, which is also the Pohang Steelers U-15 team.

Hwang Hee-chan's Net Worth and Endorsement

Hee-chan’s current market value is recorded around £9 million, as of 14th July 2018. His annual salary is expected to be around €988,000 with a weekly wage of €19,000 which he collects from playing for his current club, Red Bull Salzburg.

There are no sources of information that could tell about the exact net worth of Hee-chan, though it is believed that it could be worth quite a few million dollars.

Hwang Hee-chan's Club career

FC Liefering

An academic graduate of Pohang Steelers, Hee-chan began his professional football career with FC Liefering, signing his first professional contract on 1st January 2015. In his debut season with Liefering, he played 31 matches and scored 13 goals.

Red Bull Salzburg

In January 2016, Hee-chan moved to Red Bull Salzburg. On 3rd November of the same year, he came off the bench and scored a brace in a Europa League match for his side against Nice, leading his team towards their first Europa win of the campaign.

Thus far, he has played 59 matches and scored 17 goals. 

Hwang Hee-chan's International career

Hwang Hee-chan has represented his native country, South Korea at both youth and senior level. He was a part of South Korea U-17, U-20, and U-23 national squad.

In 2016, Hee-Chan earned his first call-up to the South Korea national senior team.  

In May 2018,  he was named in South Korea's preliminary team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with his teammates Son Heung-min, Kin Shin-wook, and Lee Yong.

Hwang Hee-chan's Personal Life

Hwang Hee-chan stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 77kg. He is active on Instagram with over 23.5K fan followers.

The South-Korean footballer seemed to be a private person when it comes to his personal life. He has shared less to no information about his love life in the outer world. There is no records of his past and present affair with his potential girlfriend.

As per our record, he is possibly single and unmarried.


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