Hwang Hee-chan Biography: Age, Stats, Wife, Net Worth, Salary, FIFA, Height, Instagram, Position

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Hwang Hee-chan  (born January 26, 1996) is a talented South Korean football player. He is currently showcasing his skills as a winger or attacking midfielder for the renowned Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Additionally, he proudly represents his nation on the South Korean national team. Hwang Hee-chan is highly regarded for his exceptional speed, dribbling techniques, and remarkable finishing ability.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Hwang Hee-chan
Stage Name: Hwang
Born: 26 January 1996 (age 28 years old)
Place of Birth: Chuncheon-si, South Korea
Nationality: South Korean
Education: N/A
Height: 1.77 m
Parents: Song Young-mi, Hwang Won-kyung
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Footballer
Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Hwang Hee-chan, a highly skilled football player from South Korea, was born on January 26, 1996, in the vibrant city of Chuncheon-si. Growing up under the loving care of his parents, Song Young-mi and Hwang Won-kyung, he also shared his childhood with his older sister, Hwang Hee-jeong. 

Although details regarding his educational background are not available now, it is evident that Hwang Hee-chan‘s remarkable talent and passion for football have propelled him towards a successful career in the sport.


Hwang Hee-chan‘s professional journey commenced in 2014 when he joined Pohang Steelers. After a year, he transferred to Red Bull Salzburg in 2015. During his time in Austria, Hwang succeeded by securing three league titles and winning the Austrian Cup twice. 

Furthermore, he showcased his skills on the grand stage of the Champions League by scoring goals against renowned teams like Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

After joining RB Leipzig in 2019, Hwang Hee-chan spent two seasons with the club. His contribution played a significant role in their achievement of a second-place finish in the Bundesliga in 2021. Additionally, Hwang‘s efforts helped RB Leipzig reach the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2020.

Hwang‘s loan move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2021 proved successful as he quickly made his presence felt with three goals in his initial five Premier League matches. This impressive performance led to his loan being converted into a permanent transfer in January 2022.

Hwang Hee-chan has been consistently representing the South Korean national team since 2016, being a regular member. Throughout his international career, he has accumulated over 40 appearances for his country and has successfully netted 11 goals. Notably, Hwang contributed to the South Korean team’s triumph in the AFC Asian Cup 2015 as a part of their squad.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2012 AFC U-16 Championship top goalscorer
  • 2022 Korean FA Goal of the Year

Social Media

  • Instagram: @hwangheechan11
  • Twitter: @hwangheechan11
  • Facebook: Hwang Hee-chan
  • Weibo: @ Hwang Hee-chan

Personal Life

Hwang Hee-chan, 28, the renowned football player, has managed to keep his personal life under wraps as he remains unmarried without any children. Despite his fame, he has maintained privacy regarding his personal affairs. 

During a recent interview in 2022, Hwang revealed that his main priority is his career. As such, he is fully committed to dedicating his time and energy towards achieving success in his professional life. Consequently, he has made it clear that he does not have the time or desire to pursue a romantic relationship.

Hwang Hee-chan is not married and has shown the media nothing concerning keeping a girlfriend.

Net Worth

Hwang Hee-chan‘s net worth is approximately $5 million, which encompasses not only his earnings from his successful footballing career but also his endorsement deals and prize money from various tournaments. 

Currently playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hwang Hee-chan receives a generous weekly salary of £30,000, translating to an impressive annual income of £1.56 million.

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