AFC Awards

AFC Asian International Player of the Year 2019: Son Heung-min

Hong Kong: Korea Republic captain and Tottenham Hotspur star, Son Heung-min, was named the AFC Asian International Player of the Year for a record third time at the 2019 Annual Awards on Monday. 

Son, who was also awarded the accolade in 2015 and 2017, has once again enjoyed an impressive season for club and country.

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Twelve goals and six assists in 31 appearances in the Premier League saw him help Tottenham to a fourth-place finish in the 2018/19 standings, and Son was equally monumental in their UEFA Champions League campaign, where Spurs made their first-ever appearance in the final but fell 2-0 to Liverpool.

Little has changed for the 27-year-old this season as the striker continues his goalscoring exploits for Tottenham in both tournaments.

Son's commitment to Korea Republic is equally high.

Son skippered the Taeguk Warriors to a quarter-final finish in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 last January, where they lost 1-0 to eventual champions Qatar, and is leading Korea Republic's charge in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.

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