Full Name – Son Heung-min / 손흥민
Age – 28 (8 July 1992)
Place of Birth – Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea
Nationality – South Korean
Salary as Player – £140,000 per week approx.
First professional appearance (domestically) – 30 October 2010 for Hamburger SV in a 1. Bundesliga match against 1. FC Köln. (Result – Köln 3 – 2 Hamburg)
First professional appearance (internationally) – 30 December 2010 for South Korea’s senior side in an international friendly match against Syria. (Result – South Korea 1 – 0 Syria)
Adidas – The German sports equipment giant has been a long-time boot supplier to Son since his Bundesliga days.
Gillette – Son is a long-time global brand ambassador of Proctor & Gamble-owned personal care products brand Gillette. He promotes Gillette products via ad campaigns and social media posts.
Bing Ice Cream – Son’s endorsement of this South Korean ice cream brand got viral recognition when a video of him dancing in its advert surfaced in April 2019. Being a national hero, Son endorses a lot of brands back home in South Korea.
In October 2020, Son signed with CAA Base, part of the sports wing of Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency, to globally boost his commercial profile both on and off the pitch.
With South Korea’s Senior Men’s National Team –
- Gold Medal – 2018 Asian Games
- FIFA Puskás Award – 2020
(Source – Wikipedia)
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NOTABLE CHARITY WORK
- In February 2019, one of Son’s sponsors, Gillette, teamed up with Shoot for Love, a campaign organised by Be Kind and the Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer (KACLC). The collaboration entailed a five-minute YouTube video featuring Son titled “London Life”. Gillette pledged to donate one South Korean won to the Childhood Cancer Foundation for every view recorded on the video.
- In April 2019, Son donated £100,000 to the relief effort going towards dealing with the forest fires that ravaged the mountainous Goseong region in South Korea.
- In March 2020, he donated £65,000 to the coronavirus victims in South Korea.