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Top facts about Son Heung Min

Sun 02 May 2021 | 7:30

A look at the Top facts about Son Heung Min including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Son Heung Min is an English professional player who currently is playing as a winger for

Tottenham

football club and South Korea national team. His career breakthrough came first in 2010 when he shone in his first experience at the German Bundesliga with Hamburg and then in 2015 when he joined Tottenham and became the most expensive Asian player in history.

Song Heung Min is widely considered as one of the best Asian players in the history. He has won many top awards during his incredible career, the most important of those is The Puskas Award (2020). Son has the highest rank in the Ballon d'Or history among the Asian players (22). He accomplished this feat at the same season he reached the Champions League final with Tottenham, albeit they lost the title to

Liverpool

.

Son Heung Min was a member of South Korea youth and senior teams. He was first called up to South Korea senior side in 2010 and has scored 26 goals in 86 games so far into his international career. Son represented his country at two FIFA World Cups (2014 and 2018). He won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games. He has also won three AFC Asian Cups.

A versatile winger with good speed, as well as shooting and dribbling skills, Son Heung Min has established himself as one of the best wingers in the football world. By the time of writing this article, Son Heung Min has scored 169 goals and provided 77 assists in 470 matches during his club career. For now let's have a look at the top

facts about Son Heung Min

.

Top facts about Son Heung Min you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Son Heung Min, Tottenham goal machine. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name:

    Philip Walter Son Heung Min

  • Date and Place of Birth:

     8 July 1992/ Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea

  • Height & Weight:

    1.83 m /77 kg

  • Family Members:

    Son Woong-jung (Father)

  • Marital Status

    : Single

  • Girlfriends

    : Bang Min-ah and Yoo So-young

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team

    : Tottenham

  • Jersey Number:

    7 at Tottenham and South Korea National team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Cancer

Son Heung Min Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Son Heung Min is about his birthday.

Son Heung Min Birthday

is at the 8th of July 1992.

Son Heung Min nationality

is South Korean, He was born in Chuncheon, South Korea.

Son Heung Min zodiac sign is Cancer. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 8th of July are:

Footballers: Virgil van Dijk, Robbie Keane and Kevin Trap/ Actors and Actresses Claire Keim / Singers: Zhanna Friske

Son Heung Min Childhood story 

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Son Heung Min Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in.

Son Heung Min's parents were both football fans and supported their son from early age to pursue his dreams of becoming a footballer. His father was an ex-player turned manager who even played for the South Korean National B team. In fact. It was his father that had the biggest effect on Son Heung Min's career and He has spoken about this in several of his interviews.

"I really actually started when I was 10 years old, but before that, I loved to play with Father because he played as an ex-player. I just enjoyed it, so I started at 10 years old with Father to be a proper football player."

"My father was thinking of what I needed all the time. He has done everything for me and without him, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. As a player, you need some help. It’s also important to meet a great manager and then there’s luck, too. Everything has come together for me."

One good example of Son's father's attitude toward him was when he forced son and his brother to practice Keepy-Uppies for four straight hours:

He gave us four hours of keepy-uppies,” Son says. “Both of us. After about three hours, I was seeing three balls. The floor was red [through bloodshot eyes]. I was so tired. And he was so angry. I think this was the best story and we still talk about it when we are all together. Four hours keeping the ball up and you don’t drop it. That’s difficult, no?”

Football was not the only thing his father concentrated on as he also taught his sons modesty and other virtues of life.

“My father told me when I was young that if I was through on goal but an opponent fell and hurt themselves, I should put the ball out and check on the opponent. Because if you’re a good footballer but don’t know how to respect others, you’re nobody. He is still saying that to me. Sometimes it’s difficult but we are humans before we are footballers. We should respect each other. On the pitch, off the pitch – why should it be different?” (All the quotes of this part are from Son's interview with the Guardian.

Son Heung Min started his amateur career at FC Seoul academy. One cool fact about the start of his journey was that he was a ball boy for FC Seoul senior side in 2008.  

One of Son Heung Min's best childhood memories was when South Korea hosted the 2002 World Cup and went on to reach the fourth place, eliminating the likes of Italy and Spain along the way. Son was ten years old at the time and was at awe of his country's performance at football's greatest tournament. Son Heung Min's idol growing up was Lee Chung-yong, who played for Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers at the

Premier League

.

Son immigrated to Germany as a teenager and entered Hamburg's academy in 2009. He rose through the ranks fast and earned himself a Bundesliga debut at the age of 17.

Son Heung Min wife, Relationships and Marital Status

Son Heung Min has been in relationships with two Korean K-Pop star, Bang Min-ah and the famous actress, Yoo So-young. Yoo So-young is known as the first

Son Heung Min girlfriend

. The two dated for some time before it was announced that they have broken up.

Famous by the ame of Minah, Bang Min-ah who born on 13th May 1993 in Incheon, South Korea. She is a South Korean singer and actress by profession. Son dated Bang for a brief period until the relationship broke down. She debuted as a member of the girl group Girl's Day in 2010 and released her first solo album, I Am a Women Too, in 2015. Bang Min-ah has acted in many films and television series, including lead roles in Beautiful Gong Shim in 2016 as well as My Absolute Boyfriend in 2019.

Son reveled in an interview recently that he does not intent to marry until after retiring from football, so that he can concentrate more on his career. He also said that his father's advice has had a big impact on his decision about marriage.

"My father says this and I agree, as well, When you marry, the number one will be family, wife and kids, and then football. I want to make sure that while I play at the top level, football can be number one. You don’t know how long you can play at the top level. When you retire, or when you are 33 or 34, you can still have a long life with your family.”

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Son Heung Min Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Son Heung Min net worth

is estimated to be 20 million Euros in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings.

Son Heung Min market value

is at 85 million Euros. He is ranked number 4 among all the left wingers and number 2 among all Spurs players. Son Heung Min salary in 2021 is reportedly 7.2 million Euros annually.

Son Heung Min Transfermarket stats

  • Like many other football stars, Son Heung Min is passionate about playing video games, especially the FIFA game. Son Heung Min rating in FIFA 21 is 87 (his overall rating) with a potential of 92. Son Heung Min has got a 4-star skill moves rating.

  • Son Heung Min religion

    is Buddhism. It is not known whether he is a devoted religious person or not.

  • Son is a fan of South Korean music and his favorite genre is Hip-Hop.

Son Heung Min is active in social media.

Son Heung Min Instagram

account,

@hm_son7

has around 4.8 million followers.

Son Heung Min Height is 1.83 meters. Son Heung Min weight is 77 kg.

Son Heung Min position

is the left winger. Son Heung Min age is 28.

The most interesting facts about

Son Heung Min tattoos

is that he does not have a tattoo on his body.

  • The Tottenham star is passionate about Korean foods and his favorites are Korean rice and Korean barbecues. He has said that he still believes that his mother's cooking 'is still the best thing.'

  • Son is multi-lingual and can speak Korean, German and English. He is said to learn German by watching SpongeBob.

  • Two of Son's favorite goals of himself are his first goal for Tottenham which was scored against Crystal Palace and the solo goal he scored against Burnley which won him the Puskas award.

  • Son is among the few famous footballers who have served their country. Son passed the military service in 2020.

Son Heung Min Quote

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top

facts about Son Heung Min

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his playing style and career objectives:

"When I got the ball, I tried to pass it to Dele but I couldn't find him, so I had to keep going, I am happy to score this goal.

When I play, I just try to score goals or assist someone - that's my job.

It's not easy, but I play with my body, and I can feel how important it is to get 100 percent fit to play. This is an important thing to play in the Premier League.

I want to play football until my body says, 'You can't run anymore: you're dead.'

On why he is still living with his parents:

There are different attitudes in Europe and Asia and, of course, people are thinking: ‘Why is he living with his family?’ But who cares about me? Who is helping me to play football? It is them. They gave up their life and they come over here to help me. I have to pay back.

On his Puskas award winning goal against Burnley:

This kind of goal is, for me, really, really special. I did not realize what a great goal it was until after the game. 

On what playing for Korea means to him:

When I am playing for my country, there is not a single match that I can take lightly.

Do I feel like an ambassador for my country? Of course, I have to be. Another example: when we play at 3pm, its midnight in Korea. When we play in the Champions League at 8pm, it’s five in the morning and they still watch on TV. I have to pay back; I take a lot of responsibility.”

(Quotes of this part are from Son's interviews with FourFourTwo, Guardian and Sky Sports.)

Son Heung Min records and achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Son Heung Min with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Tottenham:

UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2018–19

With South Korea youth and senior teams:

AFC U-16 Championship runner-up: 2008/ AFC Asian Cup runner-up: 2015/ Asian Games: 2018

Individual records and honors:

Ballon d'Or nominee: 2019 (22nd place)/ FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee: 2019, 2020/ FIFA Puskás Award: 2020/ UEFA Champions League Set-piece Goal of the Season: 2014–15/ Bundesliga Debut of the Hinrunde: 2010/ Premier League Player of the Month: September 2016, April 2017, October 2020/ Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2018, December 2019/ Premier League Goal of the Season: 2019–20/ PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month: January 2018

BBC Goal of the Season: 2019–20/ Tottenham Hotspur Goal of the Season: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20 / Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Season: 2018–19, 2019–20/ Best Footballer in Asia: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020/ AFC Asian Cup Team of the Tournament: 2015/ Korean Footballer of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020/ Korean Goal of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2018/ Tottenham Hotspur Goal of the Decade: 2010–2019/ AFC Asian International Player of the Year: 2015, 2017, 2019/ Asian Footballer of the Year: 2020

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facts about Son Heung Min

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