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Hwang Sun-hong (born July 14, 1968) is a South Korean football former player and current manager. A dangerous striker who excelled in putting the ball into the net, Hwang was South Korea's most consistent forward for much of the past decade.

Hwang Sun-hong
황선홍
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Personal information
Full name Hwang Sun-hong
Date of birth (1968-07-14) July 14, 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Yesan, South Korea
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1987–1990 Konkuk University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Bayer Leverkusen II ? (16)
1992–1993 Wuppertaler SV 9 (3)
1993–1998 Pohang Steelworks 52 (26)
1998–1999 Cerezo Osaka 36 (30)
2000 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 (0)
2000Kashiwa Reysol (loan) 0 (0)
2000–2002 Kashiwa Reysol 34 (12)
2002 Jeonnam Dragons 0 (0)
Total 131 (71)
National team
1996 South Korea U23 (WC) 4 (0)
1988–2002 South Korea 103 (50)
Teams managed
2008–2010 Busan IPark
2011–2015 Pohang Steelers
2016–2018 FC Seoul
2019 Yanbian Funde
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Hwang Sun-hong
Hangul
황선홍
Hanja
黃善洪
Revised RomanizationHwang Seon-hong
McCune–ReischauerHwang Sŏn-hong

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Club careerEdit

At club level, Hwang initially boycotted K League draft system with Hong Myung-bo as a youngster to play in Europe – where he joined 2. Bundesliga outfit Wuppertaler SV during the season of 1992–93, he scored three goals in nine appearances until he injured his knee.

After his brief stint in Europe as a player, Hwang returned to his country in June 1993. He was drafted in 1993 by the newly formed club Wansan Puma, which was formerly the Chonbuk Buffalo, then traded to Pohang Steelworks for eight players. He played in Pohang for six seasons and became a club legend. In the 1995 season campaign, he established the record by scoring goals in 8 consecutive matches and in 1998, he won Asian Club Championship with the Steelers.[1]

Hwang also spent much of his career in the J1 League and enjoyed his most prolific season with Cerezo Osaka in 1999 with 24 goals in 25 matches, making him the top scorer in the J1 League charts. He was arguably one of Asia's finest finishers in recent times, and was short-listed for the prestigious AFC Asian Player of the Year award in 1999.

In late 2003, having finally retired, Hwang has now turned his attention to coaching.

International careerEdit

During most of the last two decades, Hwang was regarded as a Korean goalscoring sensation. He made his international debut against Japan on December 6, 1988 and led the South Korea national team from the 1990 World Cup to the 2002 World Cup though his career suffered a blip when an injury forced him to miss the 1998 tournament because Jiang Jin, a Chinese goalkeeper, had severely injured him in France. His absence due to injury played a major part in the team's poor showing in France 98.[2]

Hwang was first selected for South Korea national team on November 7, 1988. He made his international debut and scored his first international goal on December 6, 1988 in an Asian Cup match against Japan. Following outstanding performances in qualifying campaign, he was included in the South Korea squad for the 1990 World Cup.

Hwang became a prominent striker in the national team after the 1990 World Cup. Therefore, he was again called up for the 1994 World Cup squad with high expectations for good performances. But, contrary to expectations, he wasn't able to show what he really could do in competitions. He scored a goal in the last Group C match against Germany, but missed many goal scoring opportunities in a match against Bolivia. South Korea were eliminated in the group stage by the failure to secure a win against Bolivia.

Despite his disappointing results in the 1994 the World Cup campaign, Hwang consistently played for the national team and gained a reputation as a prolific goal scorer. Particularly noteworthy was his performance in the Hiroshima Asian Games qualifier against Nepal on October 1, 1994, in which he scored 8 goals, the highest single-game score in international play in South Korean football history. Hwang was South Korea's outstanding player in the 2001 Confederations Cup, scoring against Mexico and Australia.

Even as he approached his mid-30s, Hwang remained a highly effective striker who could always get himself into good scoring positions. He was an important part of the 2002 World Cup squad, where his wiliness and vast international experience lent a steady hand to Guus Hiddink's young players. By scoring the opening goal in the first group match against Poland, Hwang helped South Korea achieve their first ever victory in the World Cup.

The veteran Korea striker ended his international career after the 2002 World Cup. Prior to the 2002 World Cup Hwang had made 97 appearances for the South Korea national football team, scoring an impressive 49 goals, an average of 1 goal every 2 matches.

Managerial careerEdit

In 2005, Hwang was appointed as assistant coach of Jeonnam Dragons and started his coaching career. Mr. Hwang received Best Coach Award from FA Cup.

On December 4, 2007, he signed a three-year contract with Busan IPark and became manager of Busan.

On November 9, 2010, he returned to his former team Pohang Steelers as manager. In first coaching year at the Steelers, he guided the team to a second place in the regular season. A sound knowledge of coaching, player training, and club training analysis and observation - as a coach, the Pohang Steelers became the FA CUP champions in 2012 . And, the success of the organization under the careful, meticulous, and successful guidance of Hwang continued as the Pohang Steelers defended their title for another year in 2013 and became and K League champions in 2013. Hwang received K League Manager of the Year Award

On 21 June 2016, he was appointed as manager of FC Seoul. On April 30, 2018, he resigned as FC Seoul manager with responsibility for poor performance.[3][4]

On 14 December 2018, Hwang was appointed as manager of Yanbian Funde. However, he left the club after Yanbian Funde was disqualified for the 2019 China League One due to owing taxes in February 2019.[5][6]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wuppertaler SV 1992–93 2. Bundesliga 9 3 9 3
Pohang Steelworks 1993 K League 0 0 1 0 1 0
1994 K League 14 5 0 0 14 5
1995 K League 24 11 2 0 26 11
1996 K League 13 10 0 0 5 3 18 13
1997 K League 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
1998 K League 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 2
Total 52 26 1 0 11 5 64 31
Cerezo Osaka 1998 J1 League 11 6 0 0 0 0 11 6
1999 J1 League 25 24 0 0 2 3 27 27
Total 36 30 0 0 2 3 38 33
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2000 K League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Kashiwa Reysol 2000 J1 League 6 1 0 0 1 0 7 1
2001 J1 League 21 10 0 0 4 0 25 10
2002 J1 League 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 34 12 0 0 5 0 39 12
Jeonnam Dragons 2002 K League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 131 71 0 0 19 8 151 79

InternationalEdit

[7][8]

National team Year Apps Goals
South Korea
1988 5 2
1989 12 8
1990 17 6
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 6 1
1994 17 16
1995 3 1
1996 10 8
1997 0 0
1998 8 3
1999 5 0
2000 2 0
2001 7 2
2002 11 3
Total 103 50
South Korea U23 1996 4 0
Career total 107 50

International goalsEdit

Results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
December 6, 1988 Doha, Qatar   Japan 1 goal 2–0 1988 AFC Asian Cup
December 11, 1988 Doha, Qatar   Iran 1 goal 3–0 1988 AFC Asian Cup
May 23, 1989 Seoul, South Korea   Singapore 2 goals 3–0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
May 27, 1989 Seoul, South Korea   Malaysia 2 goals 3–0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
June 5, 1989 Singapore   Malaysia 1 goal 3–0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
August 14, 1989 Los Angeles, USA   United States 1 goal 2–1 1989 Marlboro Cup
October 16, 1989 Singapore   North Korea 1 goal 1–0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
October 25, 1989 Singapore   Saudi Arabia 1 goal 2–0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
February 4, 1990 Ta'Qali, Malta   Norway 1 goal 2–3 Friendly match
July 28, 1990 Beijing, China   Japan 1 goal 2–0 1990 Dynasty Cup
September 25, 1990 Beijing, China   Pakistan 3 goals 7–0 1990 Asian Games
October 23, 1990 Seoul, South Korea   North Korea 1 goal 1–0 Friendly match
October 28, 1993 Doha, Qatar   North Korea 1 goal 3–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
February 26, 1994 Los Angeles, USA   Colombia 1 goal 2–2 Friendly match
May 4, 1994 Changwon, South Korea   Cameroon 1 goal 2–1 Friendly match
June 11, 1994 Duncanville, USA   Honduras 1 goal 3–0 Friendly match
June 27, 1994 Dallas, USA   Germany 1 goal 2–3 1994 FIFA World Cup
September 13, 1994 Seoul, South Korea   Ukraine 1 goal 2–0 Friendly match
October 1, 1994 Hiroshima, Japan     Nepal 8 goals 11–0 1994 Asian Games
October 5, 1994 Hiroshima, Japan   Oman 1 goal 2–1 1994 Asian Games
October 11, 1994 Hiroshima, Japan   Japan 2 goals 3–2 1994 Asian Games
October 30, 1995 Seoul, South Korea   Saudi Arabia 1 goal 1–1 Friendly match
March 19, 1996 Dubai, UAE   United Arab Emirates 1 goal 2–3 1996 Dubai Tournament
April 30, 1996 Tel Aviv, Israel   Israel 2 goals 5–4 Friendly match
November 23, 1996 Suwon, South Korea   Colombia 2 goals 4–1 Friendly match
December 4, 1996 Abu Dhabi, UAE   United Arab Emirates 1 goal 1–1 1996 AFC Asian Cup
December 7, 1996 Abu Dhabi, UAE   Indonesia 2 goals 4–2 1996 AFC Asian Cup
April 1, 1998 Seoul, South Korea   Japan 1 goal 2–1 Friendly match
April 22, 1998 Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia   Yugoslavia 1 goal 1–3 Friendly match
May 27, 1998 Seoul, South Korea   Czech Republic 1 goal 2–2 Friendly match
June 1, 2001 Ulsan, South Korea   Mexico 1 goal 2–1 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
June 3, 2001 Suwon, South Korea   Australia 1 goal 1–0 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
March 20, 2002 Cartagena, Spain   Finland 2 goals 2–0 Friendly match
June 4, 2002 Busan, South Korea   Poland 1 goal 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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