Son Heung-min, the ‘Tottenham Icon’, has a career record of 400 games

“Living legend” Son Heung-min 32, Tottenham Hotspur has built a golden tower of 400 games.

Tottenham drew 1-1 with West Ham United in the “London Derby” in the 31st round of the 2023-2024 Premier League (PL) held at London Stadium in London, England at 4:45 a.m. on the 3rd.

Having failed to win consecutively, Tottenham ranked fifth with 17 wins, seven draws, and seven losses with 57 points. Had it won, it could have retaken fourth place, beating Aston Villa 59 points, but it would be two points behind. West Ham are in seventh place with 12 wins, nine draws, and 10 losses, with 45 points.

Tottenham started with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Son Heung-min, Timo Werner-James Madison-Brennan Johnson, Rodrigo Bentancur-Yves Bissouma, Destiny Udogi-Mickey van der Ben-Christian Romero-Pedrofor, and Guglielmo Vicario started.

He got off to a good start. Werner broke through the left side of the box in the fifth minute of the first half and sent a grounder cross to the front of the goal. Johnson lightly pushed it in to score the first goal. His market share also reached nearly 70 percent.

However, he allowed an equalizer in no time. In the 19th minute of the first half, Zuma hit Bowen’s corner kick to the back and hit the net. It was a bit of a lucky score, but Tottenham’s defense lacked checks.

Tottenham had a 70% share, but lacked substance. They tried to score through low and fast crosses from the left and right sides, but it was hardly finished. Rather, it was reeling from West Ham’s set-piece attack and counterattack with strong physicals ahead.

In the end, no additional goal was scored, and the game ended in a draw. Tottenham manager Enzi Postecoglou utilized all five substitution cards, excluding lackluster Madison and Bentancourt, and introduced Dejan Kulusevski and Pape Sarr, to no avail. West Ham managed to hold on even without changing all 11 starters.

Son Heung-min played as one-top at the front line on the day, building a golden tower of 400 games for Tottenham. It is the first time in nine years that he has made history since joining Tottenham in the summer of 2015.

It is the 14th milestone in Tottenham’s history. Calling Son an “icon” on the club’s social media, Tottenham posted an animated video featuring several scenes, including his first goal against Crystal Palace and his first since the opening of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The video also contains unforgettable memories such as a 70-meter dash goal against Burnley that made Son the hero of the 2020 Puskas Awards, a scene where Son was appointed as captain ahead of this season, and the first Asian player to win the top PL scorer in the 2021-2022 season. The phrase “four-hundred” was also added in Korean.

The Tottenham website also reported, “He has become the 14th player to reach 400 caps in all of his club’s competitions. Our captain has achieved a milestone by playing in the match against West Ham.”

Son scored his 160th career goal at a match against Luton Town on March 31, ranking fifth in the history of Tottenham Hotspur. Son has 160 goals and 82 assists in 400 games.

“He reached another milestone just three days after finishing the top five in the club’s all-time record of scoring goals. He scored the final goal in the last match against Luton Town and secured 160 goals overall. Son beat two-time champion Cliff Jones and jumped to fifth place after Harry Kane (280 goals), Jimmy Greaves (266 goals), Bobby Smith (208 goals) and Martin Chivers (174 goals). 토토사이트

Meanwhile, Son is the only non-European player who has played more than 400 games as a member of Tottenham Hotspur. Only three of Tottenham’s players in the 21st century were Son, Kane, and Hugo Lloris. As Son is highly likely to renew his contract with Tottenham, chances are high that he will surpass Kane (435 games), who is ranked 10th, to enter the single digit of the list.

Tottenham is a club that has played in a total of 400 games (all competitions since joining the Football League in the 1908-1909 season)

  1. Steve Perryman: 854 games (1969-1986)
  2. Gary Marbert: 611 games (1982-1998)
  3. Pat Jennings: 590 games (1964-1977)
  4. Cyril Knowles: 506 games (1964-1975)
  5. Glenn Hoddle: 490 games (1975-1987)
  6. Ted Ditchburn: 452 games (1946-1958)
  7. Hugo Lloris: 447 games (2012-2023)
  8. Alan Giljeon: 439 games (1964-1974)
  9. Jimmy Dimmok: 438 games (1919-1931)
  10. Harry Kane: 435 games (2011-2023)
  11. Phil Beal: 420 games (1963-1975)
  12. John Pratt: 415 games (1969-1980)
  13. Maurice Norman: 411 games (1955-1965)
  14. Son Heung-min: 400 games (2015~)