Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) was selected as Asia’s best soccer player by Chinese sports media for six consecutive years.
China’s Titan Zhou Bao (English name Titan Sports) announced on the 6th that Son Heung-min was selected as the winner of the ‘2022 Asian Golden Globe Awards’.
This award was established in 2013 by Titan Zhoubo based on the Ballon d’Or, which is awarded to the best soccer player of the year by the French media, France Football. It is awarded to players who are active in countries or teams belonging to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Asian soccer reporters and football experts vote for the 1st to 5th rankings (6 points for the 1st, 4 points for the 2nd, 3 points for the 3rd, 2 points for the 4th, and 1 point for the 5th) and the scores are added up.
Son Heung-min received the highest score of 256 points (26.7%) among 25 candidates this year. Out of a total of 60 votes, he received 30 votes for the 1st priority, 15 votes for the 2nd priority, 2 votes for the 3rd priority, 4 votes for the 4th priority, and 2 votes for the 5th priority. His performance last season was recognized as the top scorer in the English Premier League. Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto, 12.5%, 120 points) of the Iranian national team, who placed second, was easily beaten.
Third place is Saudi Arabia’s Salem Al Dosari (Riyadh, 112 points, 11.7%), who scored a goal against Argentina at the Qatar World Cup. Korean soccer team’s monster defender Kim Min-jae (Napoli) finished fourth with 99 points. Premier League Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma finished fifth with 68 points. 스포츠토토
Son Heung-min has won the award for six consecutive years since 2017. Son Heung-min, who previously won the award in 2014 and 2015, swept the award 8 out of 10 times in his career. In 2013, when Son Heung-min did not receive the award, Keisuke Honda (Japan) and Shinji Okazaki (Japan) won the award in 2016.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min ranked 11th in the real Ballon d’Or hosted by French Football last October, the highest ranking ever in Asia.