British media ‘The Athletic’ introduced the various benefits that Hwang Hee-chan brought to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Hwang Hee-chan is in charge of Wolverhampton’s attack this season. He boasts a superb sense of goal, scoring 4 goals in the league alone, and is tied for 4th place in the scoring rankings. He has scored 5 goals including cup competitions, which is a career high since joining Wolverhampton.
He is not just good at playing games. Wolverhampton began to gain a lot of popularity in Korea after Hwang Hee-chan joined. Until now, the team was known only as Park Ji-sung’s ‘game of a lifetime’ sacrifice team and Seol Ki-hyun’s former team, but with the arrival of Hwang Hee-chan, its popularity soared.
This was also highlighted in the UK. ‘The Athletic’ wrote an entire article as a ‘Hwang Hee-chan special’ with the title “How Wolverhampton benefits from Hwang Hee-chan’s rise.”먹튀검증
They first mentioned the domestic fans who flew long distances to see Hwang Hee-chan. The media said, “Two hours after scoring the goal that handed European champions Manchester City their first loss of the season, Hwang Hee-chan was still on the pitch, taking selfies and signing autographs. Most of his teammates had gone home, but Hwang Hee-chan was in a group. “I was meeting and greeting Koreans and covering the cost of their game tickets and uniforms.”
Wolverhampton’s rise in popularity could also be confirmed numerically. After Hwang Hee-chan joined Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton opened an official Naver account and recorded 4.1 million cumulative video views, ranking 8th overall after the Big 6 teams of the Premier League (PL) and FIFA.
The number of SNS followers also increased rapidly. Last season, Wolverhampton’s number of Korean followers increased by more than 5,000% compared to the 2021-22 season, reaching a total of 113,785. The number of SNS exposures increased by 709% to 7.3 million, and participation also increased by 370% to 33,961.
YouTube shares also increased. According to ‘The Athletic’, until last month, Koreans accounted for only about 10% of the total views on YouTube, but it has since increased to 15%. The number of YouTube views of Hwang Hee-chan’s goal against Manchester City reached 250,000.