Son Heung-min

South Korean association football player

Son Heung-min (Hangul: 손흥민 [sʰon hɯŋmin]; born 8 July 1992) is a South Korean soccer player. He is now in the English Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur F.C.. Son is a forward who plays both as a winger and a striker. He played in the Bundesliga for Hamburger SV and Bayer Leverkusen. Son is also a key player on the South Korean national team. He played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Son Heung-min
Son Heung-min 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Son Heung-min
Date of birth (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Number 7
Youth career
2008 Dongbuk High School
2008-2010 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Hamburger SV
2013–2015 Bayer Leverkusen
2015- Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
National team
2008–2009 Korea Republic U17
2008–2009 Korea Republic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal lifeEdit

Son was born on July 8th 1992 in Chuncheon, South Korea. He was taught by his father, who was a football player. He graduated Chuncheon Buan Elementary School. Then he entered Chuncheon Hupyeong Middle School, butl he transferred to and graduated from Wonju Yukmingwan Middle School. He entered Dongbuk High School, but quit to join Hamburger SV.

Club CareerEdit

Hamburger SVEdit

In 2008, Son joined the youth academy of Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga at the age of 16. He signed a professional contract before the 2010-2011 season.

Bayer 04 LeverkusenEdit

In June 2013, he transferred to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Tottenham HotspurEdit

In August 2015, Son joined the English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

International careerEdit

Son's first international competition was the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[1] Later, he played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[2]


  1. The Korea Herald, "Son of SV Hamburg tapped to Asian Cup team"; retrieved 2016-06-29.
  2. The Telegraph, "South Korea World Cup 2014 squad"; retrieved 2016-06-29.