Hwang Jae-won wins ‘second career’ Young Player Award, beating out Lee Tae-seok, Kim Shin-jin, etc.

Thriving. Hwang Jae-won (Daegu) is the winner of the Lemona Young Player of the Month Award for May 2023.

The Lemona Young Player of the Month Award was established in 2021 by the Korea Professional Football Association with the sponsorship of Kyungnam Pharmaceuticals. It is awarded to the “Young Player of the Month” who has made the biggest impact in the K League 1 each month, and Hwang Jae-won won the award for the second time in his career after winning it in May last year.

Hwang Jae-won, who plays right back, has appeared in all 17 matches this season. All but two of them were full-time.

In May, he picked up his first offensive point of the season with an assist on Ko Jae-hyun’s goal against Daejeon in Round 14, followed by an assist on Edgar’s header in Round 15 against Incheon. This is the second award in exactly one year for Hwang, who was named Young Player of the Month last May after scoring one goal and providing two assists in six games.

To be eligible for the award, a K League메이저놀이터 1 player must be ▲ a Korean nationality, ▲ 23 years old or younger (born in 2000 or later), and ▲ three years or younger from the year they made their first official K League appearance (debuted in the 2021 season or later).

Players who fulfill the three conditions and appear in more than half of their team’s total playing time in the month are eligible. The final winner will be determined by discussion and vote of the members of the Technical Study Group (TSG) of the Federation’s Technical Committee.

For the May Young Player Award, a total of five games from rounds 11-15 were evaluated. There were 13 eligible players, including Hwang Jae-won, Lee Han-beom, Lee Tae-seok, Kim Shin-jin, Baek Jong-beom (Seoul), and Kim Jung-hoon (Jeonbuk). Hwang received the most votes from TSG members and was honored with the award.

The Lemona Young Player of the Month award for May 2023 will be presented at the team’s home game against Suwon FC on May 10 at DGB Daegu Bank Park. Hwang will receive a trophy and a cash prize.

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