Son Heung-min Included in Top 100 Footballers in Europe

  • By Seok Nam-jun

    December 27, 2017 10:47

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur was included among the top 100 players from Europe's top five football leagues in a ranking published by Sky Sports on Monday.

    The U.K. sports channel analyzed some 30 statistics from each player to come up with the list.

    Son was the only Asian player and came out ahead of other top players such as Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus (27th), Luis Suárez of FC Barcelona (40th), Paul Pogba of Manchester United (47th) and Toni Kroos of Real Madrid (56th).

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur reacts with his teammate Dele Alli after scoring a goal against Southampton at Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday. The goal was his ninth of the season. /Reuters-Yonhap

    Sky Sports said Son "has risen to the occasion in terms of helping [Harry] Kane with the goalscoring load at Tottenham, with 22 goals" and that "Son also helped [Korea] book their spot in the 2018 World Cup."

    Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona topped the list, followed by Kane of Tottenham, Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

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