Son Heung-min is a South Korean professional football player who plays as a forward for the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
At the International level, Son, as he’s mostly called, captains the South Korean national team.
The South Korean football maestro is considered one of the best strikers the world currently celebrates and he is also one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time.
Son Heung-min is renowned for his mind-blowing speed, explosive finishing, two-footedness, and ability to link play.
Son Heung-min’s age
Son was born on the 8th of July, 1992. Currently, the South Korean International forward is 30 years old.
Where does Son Lives?
Son Heung-min was born in Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea.
The 30-year-old Korean striker initially lived in a 3-bedroom apartment with his parents in London.
However, according to reports, the Tottenham play master has since moved into a much larger house.
His current luxurious residence includes a large bathroom, workout room, movie theater, and swimming pool.
Son Heung-min country stats.
Son Heung-min was part of the South Korean national team that participated in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup that was held in Nigeria.
He was grandly impressive as he scored 3 goals in this world cup tournament.
Son made his senior national team debut on the 24th of December 2010, when he was included in the South Korea national team’s squad for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
He made his debut for the national team in a pre-tournament friendly against Syria on the 30th of December, 2010.
At the Asian cup finals, the South Korean skipper scored his first international goal during a 4–1 group stage victory against India.
This goal, however, earned him the youngest goalscorer in the AFC Asian Cup history.
Son made his international debut in 2010 and has since represented South Korea at 2014, 2018, and 2022 FIFA World Cups.
The 30-year-old Tottenham star forward is his country’s joint top scorer at World Cups, tied with former United star, Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan on three goals.
Son has also represented his country at the 2018 Asian Games, where South Korea won the gold medal, and 2011, and 2015, where Korea was the runner-up, and the 2019 editions of the AFC Asian Cup.
Heung-min Son is one of the greatest South Korean star footballers to have played at an elite level. He has featured in 110 international matches and netted 35 goals for South Korea.
Current team and stats
Heung-min Son left Bayer Leverkusen where he joined for a club record of €10 million two years later and moved to Tottenham in 2015 for £22 million becoming the most expensive Asian player in history.
The 30-year-old South Korean got job in the Premier League in a Premier League match for Tottenham Hotspur on the 13th of September, 2015 as a starter against Sunderland when he was 23 years old.
And while at Tottenham, the South Korean greatest of all time, Son became the top Asian goalscorer in the history of both the Premier League and Champions League.
The 30-year-old Tottenham star surpassed Cha Bum-kun’s record for the most goals scored by a Korean player in a European competition.
In the 2019 season, Son became the second Asian footballer in history to reach and start a UEFA Champions League final match after compatriot Ji-sung Park.
Son, alongside Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, won the Premier League Golden Boot award with 23 goals, becoming the first Asian player to win it in the 2021/22 season.
This season, the Tottenham Hotspur attacker has started in 18 of 19 appearances across their 21 fixtures and entered as a substitute on one occasion.
His opening goals of the Premier League campaign came in the 6-2 win over Leicester City on September 17, 2022, when he scored a hat-trick.
Son last saw the back of the net when Tottenham played against Crystal Palace on January 4, 2023, in a 4-0 victory.
In his Premier League career overall, Heung-min Son has played 247 matches in the competition, scoring 96 goals and recording 48 assists.
Tottenham Hotspur; who are in fifth place on 36 points in the Premier League table will next be in action when they host Manchester City on February 5.
His Relationship status
Son has dated the K-pop singers Bang Min-ah and Yoo So-young and is currently single.
The South Korean football maestro has revealed he won’t get married until he hangs up the boots.
The latest news on Son
The 30-year-old South Korean international legendary forward and one of the world’s most prolific wide forwards in Europe has looked worryingly poor as he’s been far from his best this season.
Having featured in 19 games for Tottenham this season, he’s got a mere 4 goals and 2 assists in the Premier League so far.
The report has it that Son could lose his place to Arnaut Danjuma, who looks set to sign for Tottenham Hotspur on loan.
According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, he claimed on Tuesday that Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte, and the club have hijacked a move for the Dutchman, Danjuma who had already completed medical and media duties with Everton.
As it stands, report has it that the 25-year-old is Spurs-bound, as he is on his way to conduct a medical with the club to get his loan deal finalized.
With 16 goals and 4 assists in La Liga and Europe’s elite competition to Danjuma’s name, as well as considering the 25-year-old is also a left-winger, this could oust Tottenham legend Son Heung-min from his spot.