LB presents the Full Story of a football genius best known by the Nickname; ‘Sonaldo’. Our Heung-Min Son Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you full account of notable events from his childhood time till date. Analysis involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little known facts about him. Without further adieu, lets begin
Heung-Min Son Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Early Years
Heung-Min Son born on 8 July 1992 in Chuncheon, South Korea by Wong Jung Son (father) and Eun Ja Kil (mother). Both parents loves to travel. Son spent most of his growing up years in New Zealand where he attended Mission Heights on an exchange programme to better his English and literature.
His family relocated there when he was 3. He returned back to South Korea at age 9 before attending Dongbuk elementary school where he graduated successfully. His love for football started there in his elementary down to high school. Unfortunately, Son dropped out of high school less than a year after he started.
He decided to enroll for FC Seoul’s academy, the same club that former Spurs defender Lee Young-pyo played for. While progressing in football, Son would occasionally work for the club as a ball boy. He did that till 2008. At that time, his role model was midfielder Lee Chung-yong, who currently plays for Crystal Palace.
Heung-min Son Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Family Life
Son’s father, Son Wong-jung was a retired football player who turned manager.
He once played for the South Korean National Team. Back in his playing days, he made friends with Mauricio Pochettino. This explains why his son got highly favoured for a No.7 shirt and game play time at Tottenham.
Son’s mother, Eun Ja Kil was someone who always supported her son countless times. She helped him climb his own ladder of success despite his decision to drop out of school.
According to Heung-min Son “My mother’s love is like heaven, she was there for through thick and thin”. Heung-min Son has an elder brother named ‘Heung-yun Son’. He was born on 18 January 1989.
Heung-yun Son is the current manager of his younger brother.
Heung-min Son Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts-Relationship Life
Son Heung Min has always been swept up in dating rumors with a different Hong Kong celebrities. He and former classmate Yoo So Young have been spotted recently on a date.
Son loves to buy expensive gifts for her. In a phone interview with ‘The Fact‘, Yoo So Young shared, “Heung Min and I have good feelings towards one another. He always tell me my presence around him gives him energy. I want to continue on these deep affections in a pretty way.”
Both relationship lasted only for a year before Heung Min Son began another with Minah. Bang Min-ah (born May 13, 1993), better known mononymously as Minah, is a South Korean singer and actress.
Minah has once revealed she went out with Son Heung Min twice with good feelings.
After maintaining a friendship and encouraging each other Minah and Son Heung Min started dating with good intentions before he traveled to his [soccer] team in Germany. It was distance relationship caused their separation. Both were constantly needed in their line of duties in their respective locations.
Heung-min Son Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts-Career in Summary
In 2008, Son dropped out of High School and joined Hamburger SV‘s youth academy at the age of 16.
On 13 June 2013, Bayer Leverkusen confirmed Son’s transfer for reportedly €10 million, the highest transfer fee the club has ever paid in its history. He agreed to a five-year deal with the team. Son adjusted quickly to his new club in the pre-season, scoring three goals in his first three appearances for the team in exhibition matches (against 1860 Munich, Udinese and KAS Eupen respectively).
Heung-min Son Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts-Most Expensive Asian Player in History
Many questions have been raised about Tottenham splashing a huge sum for little known South Korean superstar, Son Heung-min. At £22m, Son becomes the most expensive Asian in football history, £7m more than what Manchester United paid for Shinji Kagawa and £8m more than AC Milan paid for Keisuke Honda.
Although, the record had been held since 2001 by Japanese Hidetoshi Nakata, who transferred from Roma to Parma for €25 million. He vowed to prove his critics wrong by repaying the confidence reposed in him by Spurs.
“I feel responsible, also proud because Tottenham valued me that highly. It is very important for players to feel valued. Now I’m going to show that I’m worth it,” he was quoted by the London Evening Standard as saying.
Heung-min Son Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts-Bringing Commercial Opportunity to Spurs
Son is already a huge star in his native South Korea – a fact that won’t have gone unnoticed by Daniel Levy, owner of Tottenham. Since his arrival at Spurs, Son has raised Global shirt sales and new international fans.
This is a constant concern for Premier League teams and Spurs is happy Son can open doors for them. It’s even been reported that Son is the main reason behind Leverkusen’s shirt sponsorship deal with LG electronics. They didn’t renew it after they observed Son was leaving the club.
Heung-min Son Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts-Scored Powerful Goals Before Joining Spurs
You will be gobsmacked by some of the sublime efforts he’s powered into the onion bag during his time in Germany. Watch Below;