Hwang Ui-jo Scores 12th Goal of Season to Tie Korean Record in French League

  • By Sung Jin-hyuk

    May 18, 2021 10:34

    Hwang Ui-jo of FC Girondins de Bordeaux scored his 12th goal of the season in a match against RC Lens in France's Ligue 1 on Sunday.

    Hwang scored the opening goal in the 32nd minute by converting a penalty.

    With the goal he tied Park Chu-young's record for the most goals in a single season by a Korean player in Ligue 1. Park scored 12 goals for AS Monaco in the 2010-11 season.

    Hwang was replaced in the 66th minute after feeling discomfort in his leg. Bordeaux added a goal in the 89th minute and another in injury time to win a convincing 3-0 victory.

    Hwang Ui-Jo of FC Girondins de Bordeaux runs with the ball during a match against RC Lens in France on Sunday. /AFP-Yonhap

    The club is currently sitting in 14th place among 20 teams with 42 points from 12 wins, six draws and 19 losses.

    Hwang is the team's top scorer and tied for 12th in the league.

    His excellent form has prompted speculation that he may be transferred this summer, as he would fetch a good price and Bordeaux is currently experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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