Report: Son Heung-min wins prestigious award for a record fifth time

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Heung-min Son

Tottenham forward, Son Heung-min has been named the Korean Football Association Player of the Year for 2020.

According to South China Morning Post, this is the fifth time that the 28-year-old has won the award, which is a record in the nation’s history.

Son first won the award in 2013 when he was still at Bayer Leverkusen before retaining it the following year. He won it for the first time at Spurs in 2017 and has since won it for the last two years.

The Tottenham forward, who has started the season in blistering form, beat out Jeonbuk Hyundai’s Son Jun-ho and Suwon FC’s Ahn Byung-jun for the award.

Son is arguably playing the best football of his career so far this season and could end the campaign with even more individual honours.

The South Korean is currently one behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and is also one of the three players shortlisted for the Puskas Award for his solo effort against Burnley last season.

Spurs Web Opinion

If Son stays fit, 2020/21 is going to end up as the best season of his career statistically due to the slightly most advanced role he is playing in our system. One certainly cannot bet against the 28-year-old in the race for the Golden Boot.

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