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Son Heung-min ties single-season scoring record for S. Korean in European football

All News 21:59 April 15, 2017

SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min on Saturday drew level with football legend Cha Bum-kun as the highest-scoring South Korean in Europe in a single season with his goal against Bournemouth.

Son scored a goal in the 19th minute to give his team a 2-0 lead over Bournemouth at White Hart Lane in London.

He has now scored 12 league goals and 19 total this season, equaling the single-season goal record for a South Korean in Europe set by Cha in all competitions during the 1985-86 season for the German side Bayer Leverkusen.

Cha is currently a vice president of the local organizing committee for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. South Korea will host the FIFA competition from May 20 to June 11 in six cities.

This file photo shows Son Heung-min. (Yonhap)

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