Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham Hotspur), who became the first Asian player to become the top scorer in the English Premier League, was proudly named in the team of the year selected by the league secretariat.

Heung-Min Son has won the Premier League team of the year for the 2021-2022 season announced on the 27th (local time).

Heung-min Son was included in the striker category of the 4-3-3 formation in Team of the Year selected by English football legend Alan Shearer, who holds the Premier League record for the most goals (260 goals).

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Heung-Min Son scored 23 goals in the Premier League for the 2021-2022 season and became joint top scorer with Mohammed Salah (Liverpool).

Heung-Min Son is the first Asian player to win the Premier League top scorer title.

Heung-Min Son was already included in the Team of the Year selected by several local media such as the BBC and Sky Sports, and was recognized as the player with the best performance this season.

Shearer cited 'goals, assists, and link play and understanding with Harry Kane' as the background for putting Son Heung-min into this year's team, adding, "Son Heung-min had to be included in my team."

Son Heung-min is the only Tottenham player to be named Team of the Year.

The offensive team consisted of Heung-Min Son, Salah and Sadio Mane (Liverpool).

The midfield line consists of Kevin De Bruyne, who was voted EPL Player of the Year this season, Bernardo Silva (Manchester City above), and Declan Rice (West Ham United).

Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias (Manchester City) Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) were named Team Defender of the Year.

Team Goalkeeper of the Year is Alisson (Liverpool).

There are five players from Liverpool who finished second in the league this season, one point more than the champions Manchester City (four players).

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp was also named Team Manager of the Year.

(Photo=Premier League homepage, Yonhap News)