Son Heung-min Included in Pelé's Star-Studded Ultimate Squad for FIFA 21

  • By Sung Jin-hyuk

    June 03, 2021 10:51

    Son Heung-min

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur was included in a team of all-time great footballers handpicked by Brazilian legend Pelé.

    Pelé named Son as a left midfielder in his ultimate squad for Electronic Art's FIFA 21, a football-simulation video game.

    Son usually plays as a forward on the left wing for his club, but he was placed in the rather unfamiliar position by Pelé, who wanted to form an attacking lineup for the video game.

    Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain was chosen as a striker, and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus and Lionel Messi of Barcelona as wingers.

    Joining Son in midfield were the late Diego Maradona, Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain, and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. The defenders consisted of Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Thiago Silva of Chelsea and Pelé's former compatriot teammate Carlos Alberto Torres, who died in 2016.

    The goalkeeper's position went to Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich.

    Except Maradona and Carlos Alberto, nine of the players are currently active in Europe.

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