Son Heung-min, Asia’s first individual EPL player to score 100 goals

Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) scored his 100th personal goal in the English Premier League.

In the 2022-2023 season Premier League round 30 home game held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 8th, Son Heung-min shook the net with a unique kick right-footed shot in the 10th minute of the first half against Brighton. As he hit from the left side outside the penalty box to the center, the right-footed shot landed in the corner of the goal. It was a picture-like score that broke out in the ‘Son Heung-min zone’.스포츠토토

Tottenham allowed Lewis Dunk to equalize in the 34th minute of the first half, but thanks to Harry Kane’s goal in the 34th minute of the second half, Tottenham won 2-1. Son Heung-min was also the starting point for Kane’s winning goal. Pierre Emile Hoivier, who received a pass from Son Heung-min, broke through the right flank and gave the ball to Kane, who shook the net with an accurate shot.

5th place Tottenham, who is aiming to enter the 4th place, the last line of the Champions League, recorded 53 points (16 wins, 5 draws, 9 losses), widening the gap with Brighton (46 points), which was in 6th place.

Son Heung-min, who joined Tottenham in August 2015, built a golden tower of ‘League 100 goals-50 assists’ in 8 seasons. After scoring his 99th career goal against Nottingham Forest on the 11th of last month, he scored a goal in three league games.

The match on this day also attracted attention with the face-to-face confrontation between Korean and Japanese stars. Before the game, Son Heung-min had 6 goals and 4 assists, and his stats were behind Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma (7 goals and 4 assists). Son Heung-min defended his pride as Asia’s best star by scoring his 7th goal in the league that day. The two have similar records this season, but Mitoma’s seven goals and four assists this season are all in his Premier League stats.

Son Heung-min wore a Tottenham uniform and scored a total of 142 goals in the league, FA Cup, League Cup, and Champions League. He scored 100 goals in the Premier League, 24 goals in European club competitions such a

The all-time top scorer in the Premier League is Alan Shearer, who played for Blackburn and Newcastle, with 260 goals. It is followed by Wayne Rooney (208 goals) and Harry Kane (205 goals).

Son Heung-min became the 33rd player to ever be named in the 100-goal club in the Premier League. Cristiano Ronaldo (103 goals), Didier Drogba (104 goals) and Paul Scholes (107 goals) are in front of us. Of the 34 players who have scored 100 goals, 14 are non-English players, including Son Heung-min, and are the only Asian players.

Son Heung-min has already surpassed world-class goalscorers such as Ruud Van Nistelrooy (95 goals), Dimitar Berbatov (94 goals), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (91 goals), Dennis Bergkamp (87 goals), and Carlos Tevez (84 goals) in the Premier League scoring category. situation.

Among active players, Son Heung-min is next to Kane and Jamie Vardy (134 goals), Mohamed Salah (132 goals), Romelu Lukaku (121 goals), Raheem Sterling (113 goals), Sadio Mane (111 goals) and Ronaldo. The only three players who recorded 100 goals and 50 assists in the EPL during their active career are Salah (54 assists), Sterling (58 assists), and Son Heung-min (50 assists).

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