Hwang Hee-chan, 27, of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League (EPL), and Elling Holland, 23, of Manchester City, are among the league’s mid-table scorers this season. They have a history together. They played together at Salzburg FC in the Austrian Bundesliga. The “Salzburg Duo” is making waves in the EPL.
Hwang made his professional debut in the Austrian Bundesliga second division in 2014. He moved to Salzburg in 2015 and became a regular starter in the 2016-2017 season. He scored 12 goals in 26 league appearances in 2016-2017, and marked five goals in 20 games the following season. After a brief stint with Hamburger SV in the German Bundesliga in the middle of the 2018-2019 season, he returned to Salzburg and scored 11 goals in 27 league games in the 2019-2020 season.
His performances in Salzburg earned him a move to RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga in 2020. However, he struggled in Leipzig. In two seasons, he made just 29 appearances and failed to score a single goal. In 2021, he got a new chance at Wolverhampton. He scored five goals in 30 appearances in his first season, followed by three goals in 27 games last season. He exploded at the start of this season. Soared with five goals in eight games. Showed an incredible eye for goal, finding the back of the net five times in 416 minutes of action. 스포츠토토
Holland has been with Salzburg since the 2018-2019 season when he was 18 years old. After scoring one goal in 83 minutes of action in his first season, his potential exploded the following season. In 14 league games, he scored 16 goals. His eight goals in six UEFA Champions League group stage games caught the eye of big league scouts, and he moved to German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund during the season.
In his three seasons with Dortmund, he developed into a top-flight striker, scoring 13 goals in 15 league games in his first season, followed by 27 goals in 28 games in 2020-2021. In 2021-2022, he scored 22 goals in 24 appearances. Last season, he moved to Man City and led the EPL in scoring with 36 goals in 35 games. This season, he continues to lead the team with eight goals in eight games.
Hwang and Holland grew up together in their early 20s and late teens at Salzburg, where they were particularly successful in the UEFA Champions League in 2019-2020. They formed a trio with Japanese midfielder Takumi to lead Salzburg’s attack. In particular, his impressive performances against stronger teams raised his stock. Minamino was the first to make the jump to the EPL when he moved to Liverpool, and now Hwang and Holland have joined him at Anfield. Little did they know at the time that they would be gracing the EPL stage side by side.