Outstanding Achievement in Sport


Son Heung-Min

Born in July 1992, Son Heung-min is a South Korean footballer who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the South Korea national team. Son came through the academy at FC Seoul. Son was signed for Tottenham Hotspur for £22million in 2015 for 5 years, becoming the most expensive Asian player in history. Previous to that he was Hamburger SV and Bayer Leverkusen. Son has represented South Korea at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and in 2011 and 2015 the AFC Asian Cup. Son was awarded the AFiE Player of the year in 2014 and AFC International Footballer of the year in 2015. Son moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a club record of Euro 10million.

"I don't care where I play. The main thing is I'm in the game. I can play as a second striker or behind. What the coach says, I'll do. I don't have a favourite position. I'll be anywhere and always on the throttle."

Praise for Son Heung-Min

A young versatile footballer, considered by many to be friendly and humble. "It is important to know, that Son is a megastar and a huge marketing draw in South Korea. HSV and Leverkusen both got several sponsorships worth millions of Euros through him. He is a face of electronic giants LG for example, who then decided to become Leverkusen's shirt sponsor. Marketing-wise, the huge fee Spurs paid for him could be well invested and repay huge in the future" - Dan Busch – Hamburg 2015.


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