Son Heung-min was awarded South Korea’s highest sporting honour on Thursday after the Tottenham ahead turned the primary Asian participant to win the Premier League Golden Boot.
The 29-year-old was given the Cheongnyong Medal by President Yoon Suk-yeol earlier than South Korea’s pleasant in opposition to Brazil at Seoul World Cup Stadium.
Son, wearing a darkish go well with, walked into the packed stadium as the gang cheered, with a banner studying: “We live within the period of world-class Son Heung-min.”
Spectators roared because the president clipped the medal on Son’s chest.
Earlier recipients of the medal embrace two-time Olympic gold medallist determine skater Yuna Kim and golfer Pak Se-ri.
Son final month shared the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah of Liverpool after each scored 23 Premier League objectives within the not too long ago concluded season.
Yoon had congratulated Son for his achievement on Fb, calling it a “joyous event to be celebrated by your entire Asian soccer group”.