Seoul: Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min was named the Korea Republic male player of 2017 by the Korea Football Association (KFA) on Tuesday.
Son earned the honour at the annual KFA Awards. This is Son's third KFA Player of the Year accolade after 2013 and 2014. He is now tied with Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng for most top player awards.
He scored 168 points in a vote by football reporters and the KFA coaches, edging out Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Lee Jae-sung, who scored 131 points.
Lee is MVP of the K League Classic and the East Asian Football Federation E-1 Football Championship.
Son played in nine of 13 international matches for Korea Republic this year, and scored three goals. He was instrumental in Korea Republic qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia.....
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