Son Heung-min Among Asian Nominees for AFC's Best Int'l Player


    January 18, 2021 10:17

    Son Heung-min

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur is among 14 Asian footballers in the running for the Best AFC International Player.

    Fans account for 60 percent of the votes that will determine the winner. The results of the voting will be revealed on Jan. 24.

    "A three-time AFC International Player of the Year, Son enjoyed a superb 2020, earning a stack of accolades including Tottenham's Player of the Season, [Korea Football Association] Player of the Year and the FIFA Puskás Award for the most beautiful goal in world football," the AFC said on its website on Sunday.

    Son was named the AFC International Player of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

    Two other Korean players -- Lee Kang-in of Valencia CF and Hwang Hee-chan of RB Leipzig – are also among the nominees.

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