Son Heung-min Biography: Age, Height, Achievements, Facts & Net Worth

Son Heung-min a.k.a Sonaldo is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a winger/forward for the Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korean national team. He debuted in the German club Bundesliga in 2010 after learning traits and tricks from Hamburger SV. In 2013 he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a club record of 10 million Euros, for the club he represented in the UEFA Europa League. After two years his performances made him the most expensive Asian player in the history of football when he was signed by Tottenham for 22 million Euros. After the contract with Tottenham, he became the top Asian goalscorer in Premier League history. He has been representing his national team, since 2010. Son represented in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, during which he netted the most number of goals and joined the highest scorer list at the World Cup with Park-Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan with three goals. At the Asian games of 2018, he helped the team to win the gold medal.


Son was born on 8th July 1992 in Chuncheon, South Korea to Wong Jung Son and Eun Ja Kil. His parents were travel lover, after Son’s birth they shifted New Zeland where Son took admission in the Mission Heights on an exchange program to better his English and literature.When Son turned 9 his parents relocated to South Korea, back in his country he was enrolled in Dongbuk elementary school from where he completed his graduation successfully. During his elementary school days, his love for football took rise. After a year later in the High School he left and decided to join the Hamburger Sv (now  FC Seoul) academy, the same club from where Spurs defender Lee Young-Pyo played for. During his progress within the club, Son occasionally also worked as a ball boy in the club.


Son is currently in a relationship with South Korean actress and singer Mina Ah. Both are living a happy life and there is no separation between them. Previously Son has been in a relationship with Yoo So Young but got separated.


As a part of Hamburger SV, his performances acquired him a palace in the youth academy of the club in November 2009. He was impressive in 2010-11 pre-season in which he netted nine goals. On his 18th birthday, he signed his first professional contract with the club. Playing for the club in the following season he broke the record of Manfred Kaltz of being the youngest player to score a goal in the Bundesliga, Son did it the age of 18.

Following his career with the club he in 2012-13 he netted two goals against the Borussia Dortmund on 9th February 2013. On 4th April he netted a 2-1 win goal against the Mainz 05. He finished the season with 12 goals, thus became the fourth Asian footballer to achieve double-digits in goals in the Big 3 European football leagues. He finished the season with 12 goals in 34 matches. On 13th June 2013, he joined the club Bayer Leverkusen for 10 million Euro, the highest transfer fee in the history of the club. He made his debut in exhibition matches against the 1860 Munich, Udinese and KAS Eupen. On 9th November 2013, he netted a hat-trick while playing against the club Hamburger SV in a 5-3 win. On 7th December he netted a crucial goal against the Borussia Dortmund. On 10th May 2014, his goal against Werder Bremen ensured his team spot for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League. He finished the 2013-14 season with 12 goals in 43 matches. Before leaving the club he was last seen making his appearance in the league and Champions League qualifying matches. On 28th August Son joined the premier league club Tottenham Hotspur for 22 Million Euros on a five-year contract. Through signing the contract he became the most expensive Asian player in football history. Previously the record has been carried by Japanese footballer Hidetoshi Nakata.

Son played his first match against the Sunderland on 13 September. On his first match at the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League, he netted two goals while playing against the Qarabag FK. Playing for Hotspur his major achievement has been taking the club to the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League finals. He was awarded Tottenham Player of the Season for his contribution in the 2018-19 season Internationally as a part of the South Korea Youth team he played crucial role in taking his team to conquer the AFC U-16 Championship, In 2015 he helped his team at the AFS Asian Cup to end as the runner up of the tournament, later due to his performances and assistance his team conquer the Asian Games of 2018.

Clubs Season
Hamburger SV II 2009-10
Hamburger SV 2010-13
Bayer Leverkusen 2013-16
Tottenham Hotspur 2015-current



Tottenham Hotspur

  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2018–19


South Korea Youth

  • Asian Games: 2018
  • AFC U-16 Championship runner-up: 2008


  • Korean Footballer of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Best Footballer in Asia: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • AFC Asian CupTeam of the Tournament: 2015
  • UEFA Champions LeagueSet-piece Goal of the Season: 2014–15
  • AFC Asian International Player of the Year: 2015, 2017
  • Korean Goal of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Premier League Player of the Month: September 2016, April 2017
  • FA CupTop scorer: 2016–17
  • PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: January 2018
  • BundesligaHamburger SV All-Time XI: 2018
  • Tottenham HotspurGoal of the Season: 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2018
  • London Player of the Year: 2018–19 Premier League
  • Tottenham HotspurPlayer of the Season: 2018–19
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI5th team: 2019


Height: 6ft 0in

Weight: 77 kg

Eye color: Black

Hair color: Dark Black


Full Name: Son Heung-min

Date of Birth: 6th July 1992

Place of Birth: South Korea

Playing Position: Forward

Nickname: Sonaldo

EDUCATION: Dongbuk elementary school

Relationships: Mina Ah

Kids: none

HOBBIES: Playing Football


The Tottenham forward player Heung-min Son, poached in a VAR controversy against the Leicester. The decision was sentenced off-side but it wasn’t, which made the social media unhappy.


20 Million dollars



Twitter: @hm_sin7

Instagram: @hm_son7




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