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Son Heung-min : Sponsors | Salary | Net Worth | Honors

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Here is a profile for South Korean superstar footballer, Son Heung-min, detailing information about his playing career as well as his brand endorsements, notable honours and charity work.

Full Name  – Son Heung-min / 손흥민
Age – 28 (8 July 1992)
Place of Birth – Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea
Nationality – South Korean
Current club – Tottenham Hotspur (ENGLAND) | League – Premier League
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 32 Hamburg)
First professional appearance (internationally) – 30 December 2010 for South Korea’s senior side in an international friendly match against Syria. (Result – South Korea 10 Syria)

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Son Heung-min‘s SPONSORS

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.

TUMI

The luxury manufacturer of suitcases and travel products announced Son as a brand ambassador in January 2022 for its Alpha Bravo collection.

Burberry

The London-headquartered luxury fashion house announced Son as one of its brand ambassadors in June 2022. Son was onboarded to headline Burberry’s pre-Autumn/Winter 2022 collection.

Calvin Klein

The New York-headquartered American fashion house announced Son as a brand ambassador in August 2022. Part of its 2022 Fall campaign, Son headlines Calvin Klein’s Embossed Icon collection, which is made with recycled materials, promoting the brand’s sustainable goals.

Tiger Beer

Produced by Heineken Asia Pacific, Tiger Beer is a Singaporean beer brand that roped in Son as a brand ambassador in January 2022. Son headed Tiger Beer’s Year of Your Tiger marketing campaign, celebrating the brand’s 90th-year anniversary celebrations.

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.

NOTABLE HONOURS

With South Korea’s Senior Men’s National Team –

  • Gold Medal – 2018 Asian Games

Individual –

  • 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.

Anshuman Joshi is a senior writer at SportsKhabri with special focus towards all things football. His other interests include languages, world history and some good fiction.

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