Son Heung-min (Korean: 손흥민 /ˈsɒn ˈhʊŋ.mɪn/; born 8 July 1992) is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korea national team. Widely regarded as one of the best wingers in the world, as well as one of the best Asian footballers in history, Son was the first Asian player to score more than 50 goals in the Premier League, and was nominated for the Ballon d'Or in 2019.
Born in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Son relocated to Germany to join Hamburger SV at age 16, for which he made his debut in the German Bundesliga in 2010. In 2013, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a club record €10 million before signing for Tottenham for £22 million two years later, becoming the most expensive Asian player in history. While at Tottenham, Son became the top Asian goalscorer in both Premier League and Champions League history, and surpassed Cha Bum-kun's record for most goals scored by a Korean player in European competition. In 2019, he became the second Asian in history to reach and start a UEFA Champions League final after fellow countryman Park Ji-sung.
A full international since 2010, Son has represented South Korea at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups and is his country's joint top scorer in the World Cup with Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan with three goals. Son has also represented South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games, where the team won gold, as well as the 2011, 2015 and 2019 editions of the AFC Asian Cup. Korea was runner-up in 2015.
Often considered an icon of South Korean culture, Son is viewed as a symbol of national pride in South Korea for his achievements, and has been listed in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40, where he ranked 9th in 2019, and 4th in both 2020 and 2021.