2022 Updated: Son Heung-min’s Net Worth, Salary, Football Career, Honours, and Endorsements

Son Heung-min was born on the 8th of July 1992, and he is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korea national team. The playmaker is widely considered one of the best players in the world and one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time, he is known for his explosive speed, finishing, two-footedness, and ability to link play.

Son Heung-min Net Worth

Club career

Hamburger SV

Research has it that Son dropped out of Dongbuk High School’s football club (formerly FC Seoul under-18 team) and joined Hamburger SV’s youth academy at age 16 through the Korean FA Youth Project in August 2008. After a year, he returned to South Korea. After participating in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, he formally joined Hamburger SV’s youth academy in November 2009

Heung-min Son was so impressive in the 2010–11 pre-season, leading the team with nine goals, and signed his first professional contract on his 18th birthday. Unfortunately, after he scored against Chelsea in August, he was out for two months due to a foot injury. The young star returned on the 30th of October 2010 to score his first league goal, against 1. FC Köln in the 24th minute. As a matter of fact, the goal made Son the youngest Hamburg player to score a goal in the Bundesliga at 18, breaking the record held by Manfred Kaltz.

Bayer Leverkusen

On the 13th of June 2013, Bayer Leverkusen confirmed Son’s transfer for reportedly €10 million, which was the highest transfer fee in the club’s history at the time. The young star agreed to a five-year deal with the team. Heung-min adjusted quickly to his new club in the pre-season, scoring three goals in his first three appearances for the team in exhibition matches (against 1860 Munich, Udinese, and KAS Eupen respectively).

The young goal machine scored a hat-trick against VfL Wolfsburg on 14 February 2015, in a 4–5 defeat, scoring when they were losing 0–3. Statistics have it that he finished the 2014–15 season with 17 goals in 42 matches.

Tottenham Hotspur

2015–16: Debut season

Heung-min Son joined Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for £22 million (€30 million) on a five-year contract on the 28th of August 2015, subject to a work permit and international clearance. After his signing, he became the most expensive Asian player in football history. History has it that the record had been held since 2001 by Japanese Hidetoshi Nakata, who transferred from Roma to Parma for €25 million.

2016–18: Breakthrough and Premier League runner-up

Before the start of the 2016 season, he reportedly asked the then Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino for permission to leave Tottenham in an attempt to get more playing time but was instead given a chance to fight for his place at Spurs. Then on the 10th of September 2016, Son scored two goals and created a third in his first appearance of the season, in a 4–0 win against Stoke City. The young star followed that performance up with a second brace, coming at Middlesbrough on 24 September, earning his team a 1–2 victory.

2018–19: Champions League runner-up

Heung-min Son on the 20th of July 2018, signed a new five-year deal extending his contract with Tottenham until 2023. His first goals of the season came in the month of October 2018 when he scored a brace in his 150th game for Tottenham in the 2018–19 EFL Cup match against West Ham. The player scored his first league goal in the season, his 50th goal for the club in all competitions, in a solo effort in the 3–1 home win against Chelsea, inflicting the first defeat for Chelsea in the Premier League this season. As a matter of fact, this goal won the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for November.

2021–22: Premier League top goalscorer

The 30-year-old extended his contract with Tottenham until 2025 on the 23rd of July 2021. And on the 15th of August, he scored his first goal of the season in the opening match against Manchester City, which ended in a 1–0 win. Then on the 4th of November, he scored in new manager Antonio Conte’s first match in charge, a 3–2 victory over Vitesse in the group stage of the Europa Conference League. After he did that, he had the distinction of scoring the first goal under each of Tottenham’s last three permanent managers.

South Korean international scored twice in a 5–0 win against Norwich City on the last day of the season securing a Champions League qualification for Tottenham, after finishing in fourth place in the Premier League, while also winning the Premier League Golden Boot alongside Mohamed Salah with 23 goals, becoming the first Asian player to do so.

International career

Youth and 2011 Asian Cup

The young talent was a member of the South Korea national team that participated at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Nigeria. Statistics show that he scored 3 goals in this tournament.

Heung-min Son was named in South Korea national team’s squad for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, making his debut for the national team in a pre-tournament friendly against Syria on 30 December on the 24th of December 2010. However, at the tournament finals, Son scored his first international goal during a 4–1 group stage win against India. As per TalkSport, this goal made him the youngest goalscorer in the AFC Asian Cup history.

Internationally, he has featured in a lot of tournaments as follows; 2014 World Cup, 2015 Asian Cup, 2016 Summer Olympics, 2018 World Cup, 2018 Asian Games, and 2019 Asian Cup.

Son Heung-min’s net worth

According to sources like Forbes and celebritynetworth, Son’s net worth is around $31.56 million, with earnings primarily from football contracts and sponsorship deals. In recent seasons, he has emerged as one of Tottenham’s most important players.

Son Heung-min’s Salary

Son joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 for a fee of $31.8 million. Thereafter in 2021, he extended his contract till the year 2025. His salary as of today is $9.1 annually and $175K weekly.

Endorsement/Sponsorship

Heung-min Son has a sponsorship deal with sportswear and equipment supplier Adidas. In 2022, he was selected as brand ambassador for the British luxury fashion house Burberry.

Honours

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

Individual

FIFA Puskás Award: 2020

Eurosport Player of the Season: 2021–22

Best Footballer in Asia: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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

Bundesliga Debut of the Hinrunde: 2010

Korean FA Player of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

Korean FA Goal of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021

Cheongnyong Medal: 2022

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

Premier League Golden Boot: 2021–22

PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: January 2018

PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2020–21

BBC Goal of the Season: 2019–20

London Player of the Year (Premier League): 2018–19

Tottenham Hotspur Goal of the Season: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20

Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Season: 2018–19, 2019–20, 2021–22

Tottenham Hotspur Goal of the Decade: 2010–2019

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