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July 8, 1992

Heung Min Son is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the South Korean national team. He is commonly referred to as "Sonny" by Spurs fans, and has also been nicknamed "Sonaldo" and "Sonik".

Son joined Hamburger SV in 2008, where he spent four seasons before moving to Bayer Leverkusen in 2013. After two seasons with Leverkusen, he joined Tottenham Hotspur for £22 million in 2015. With Spurs, Son has won the UEFA Champions League and the Football League Cup. He has also been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Year and was included in both the PFA Team of the Year and the FWA Team of the Year.

Early life

Heung Min Son was born on July 8, 1992, in Gwangju, South Korea. His family moved to Hamburg, Germany when he was a young boy and it was there that he developed his love for football. While most kids his age were playing video games or watching cartoons, Heung Min Son would spend hours kicking a ball around the streets of Hamburg. It quickly became apparent that he had a natural talent for the game and he began playing for local youth teams.

By the time he was a teenager, Heung Min Son had emerged as one of the most promising young footballers in Germany.


Heung Min Son began his career in his native South Korea, playing for FC Seoul. In 2008, he moved to Germany to join Hamburger SV. He spent two years with the club before joining Bayer Leverkusen in 2010. After four years with Leverkusen, he joined Tottenham in 2015.

Heung Min Son with korean flag
Heung Min Son with the Korean flag

Son has been a key player for Tottenham since joining the club, helping them to qualify for the UEFA Champions League in each of his four seasons with the club. He has also been a regular member of the South Korean national team, appearing at both the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.

Impact: what he has achieved in his career thus far?

Son joined Hamburg's youth academy in 2008 and made his first-team debut in 2010. He spent two seasons at the club before moving to Bayer Leverkusen in 2013. After four seasons with Leverkusen, he signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 2015. In his first season with the club, he was named the Premier League Player of the Month for September 2015. He has since established himself as a regular starter for Spurs and has been nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award twice.


Heung Min Son has played for the Korean national team and is currently a forward for Tottenham Hotspur. Son is known for his speed and dribbling ability, as well as his scoring prowess.

Heung Min Son

Son was born in 1992 in Gwangju, South Korea. He began his career with FC Seoul in 2008, before moving to Hamburg in 2010. After two years with Hamburg, he transferred to Bayer Leverkusen in 2012. In 2013, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur, where he has since become a key player.

Son has represented Korea at both the senior and junior levels. He was a member of the Korean team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. He also helped Korea reach the semifinals of the 2015 Asian Cup.


Heung Min Son is commonly known as "Sonny" or by his nickname "Zombie". Son signed with Spurs in 2015 and has since made over 200 appearances for the club. He has also been named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on two occasions. In 2019, he was named Asian International Footballer of the Year, becoming only the second Korean player to win the award after Park Ji-Sung.

Son has represented South Korea at the senior level since 2010 and has participated in two FIFA World Cups and three AFC Asian Cups. With 43 goals, he is currently the joint-highest goalscorer of all time for his country.

Heung Min Son

Full NameSon Heung-min
NicknameSonaldo, Son
Date of BirthJuly 8, 1992
Age Years
NationalitySouth- Korean
BirthplaceChuncheon, South Korea
Home TownChuncheon
Educational QualificationHigh School
SchoolDongbuk High School
College/ University-
Zodiac SignCancer ♋
ProfessionProfessional Footballer
Physical Stats
Height6 feet (1.83 m)
Weight75 kg (165 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
FoodKorean Rice, Korean Barbeque
HobbiesWatching Movies
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusSingle
FatherSon Woong-Jung
MotherEun Ja Kil
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)-
Brother(s)Heung-yun Son
ProfessionProfessional Footballer
Famous forFootballer
Net Worth$40 Million
Current ClubTottenham Hotspur
Jersey No. (Club)7
Jersey No. (Country)7
Debut ClubHamburger SV
Awards/ HonoursHonors

Tottenham Hotspur
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2018–19
EFL Cup runner-up: 2020–21
South Korea U17
AFC U-16 Championship runner-up: 2008
South Korea U23
Asian Games: 2018
South Korea
AFC Asian Cup runner-up: 2015


FIFA Puskás Award: 2020
Eurosport Player of the Season: 2021–22
Best Footballer in Asia: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 20213
AFC Asian Cup Team of the Tournament: 2015
AFC Asian International Player of the Year: 2015, 2017, 2019
AFC Opta Best XI of All Time (FIFA World Cup): 2020
The Asian Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sports: 2016
AIPS Asia Best Asian Male Athlete: 2018
Asian Footballer of the Year: 2020, 2021
UEFA Champions League Set-piece Goal of the Season: 2014–15
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Club & Team Info

(*Appearances: Apps)
Youth career
2010Yukminkwan Middle School--
2010–2013Dongbuk Middle School--
2013–2015FC Seoul--
2015– presentHamburger SV--
Senior career
2010Hamburger SV II61
2010–2013Hamburger SV7320
2013–2015Bayer Leverkusen6221
2015– presentTottenham Hotspur23996
National team
2008–2009South Korea U17187
2016–2018South Korea U23103
2010– presentSouth Korea10233

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