South Korean football star Hueng-min Son reached a club milestone, scoring 100 goals for Tottenham Hotspur since his arrival in 2015.
Last weekend, Son helped the Spurs bag a 3-0 win against Leeds United in a Premier League match in London.
Assisted by English star Harry Kane, the 28-year-old left winger finished with a right-foot strike in the area to put Tottenham 2-0 ahead in his 100th goal for his team.
“Welcome to the Spurs 100 Club, Heung-Min Son!” Tottenham tweeted in tribute to their regular.
“To score 100 goals in front of the fans would be the best feeling ever. It’s a massive achievement for me, I’m really grateful and I just want to say thanks to everyone who helped me score 100 goals for Spurs,” a very proud and happy Son said after the Leeds win.
Son left German club Bayer Leverkusen to play for Tottenham in 2015.
According to the German-based football data website Transfermarkt, Tottenham paid a €30 million or $33 million transfer fee to sign Son six years ago.
The South Korean international racked up 100 goals in 253 appearances for his club, making him the 18th Tottenham player to score at least 100 goals.
In the 2020-21 season, Son tallied 15 goals in 24 appearances.
First Tottenham goal in 2015
Son scored his first Tottenham goal against Azerbaijani club Qarabag in a UEFA Europa League group match in 2015.
He put the ball in twice against Qarabag in the match held in Tottenham’s old stadium at White Hart Lane which the London team won 3-1.
In 2019, the club moved to their new home, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, a modern sports venue with a seating capacity of 62,303.
Spurs’ 100-goal club
Son has recorded 100 goals for Tottenham so far, but still has a long way to move to higher ranks in the club’s all-time top scoring list.
The 18th player to reach the milestone for the London team, Son is likely to beat Glenn Hoddle (110 goals), Bert Bliss (104 goals) and Billy Minter and Johnny Morrison (101 each) this season.
Bliss, Minter and Morrison played for Tottenham before the modern era.
Sitting in 14th spot on the list, Hoddle played for the London club from 1975-1987.
Ex-English forward Teddy Sheringham scored 124 goals and the team’s former Irish star Robbie Keane tallied 122 goals for the Spurs. Both players have already retired from football.
Tottenham’s highest ever goal scorer is 80-year-old Jimmy Greaves.
Greaves was a Tottenham forward from 1961-1970 and scored 266 goals in 379 appearances.
Harry Kane is now the only Tottenham player who can challenge Greaves in the near future. An active player, Kane has netted 205 goals in 311 games for Tottenham.
He joined Tottenham’s senior squad in 2011.
With 205 Spurs goals, Kane is currently in third spot on the club’s top scorers list.
FIFA gives Son best goal award
The 100-goal milestone was not the only honor for Son.
Last month, he was given the 2020 FIFA Puskas Award for the most beautiful goal by world football’s governing body.
Son’s solo effort goal against Burnley in the Premier League in December 2019 brought him last year’s prestigious award.
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