Asian GOAT, not Son Heung-min?…The forgotten Korean legend ‘Samson’ took first place
Son Heung-min, Park Ji-seong, and Cha Bum-geun are not number one either. The best Asian soccer player of all time was a forgotten Korean legend.
Global soccer media 90min The French edition selected 20 Asian players on the 13th (Korean time) with the theme of “Top 20 best Asian players in soccer history.” Among the Korean players, Joo-Sung Kim, Heung-Min Son, Ji-Sung Park, Beom-Geun Cha, Myung-Bo Hong and Min-Jae Kim were named.
In the 2022/23 season, monster defender Kim Min-jae, who is considered the best Asian player of all time, was ranked 17th. The media said, “In the 2021/22 season, he showed his worth by playing in Turkiye Fenerbahce and the next season in Napoli.”
He added, “Kim Min-jae never let his opponent through and showed tremendous defensive power in the competition. He was considered one of the best defenders in Europe.”
With Kim Min-jae’s great success, Napoli won the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years and wrote a new legend to inherit Diego Maradona’s history.
The next player to be named is Hong Myung-bo, the current Ulsan Hyundai coach, who is ranked 10th. The press put Song Jong-guk in the picture instead of Hong Myung-bo, but the content was accurate.
The press introduced, “Hong Myung-bo is an icon of Korean soccer. His great vision, passing range, and long playing career speak for him. He played 136 A-matches and devoted himself to the national team.”
“Hong Myung-bo became the captain of the 2022 Korea-Japan World Cup semifinal myth, and his performance was the first Asian player to win the Bronze Ball award. This tournament is his 4th consecutive World Cup appearance, which is also the first Asian player.” added.
The next rank is number 5. 5th place is Cha Beom-geun, the original foreign soccer star who made a name in the European soccer world before Son Heung-min and Park Ji-sung.
The media explained, “Cha Bum-geun is currently the top scorer for the Korean national team with 58 goals in 136 A-matches, and at the age of 24, he also holds the record as the youngest captain to wear the captain’s armband.”
“With his explosive speed and powerful shooting, Cha Bum-kun scored 98 goals in the Bundesliga with Leverkusen and Frankfurt. He also won the UEFA (European Football Confederation) Cup with both teams.”
It is Son Heung-min who put his name on the 4th place. Son Heung-min is the best star at the moment, which is painful to say. With 23 goals in the Premier League in the 2021/22 season, he won the top scorer with Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), leaving the record for the first Asian player to score.
He also showed Asia’s first and best records in various fields, such as the first Asian player to score 100 goals in the Premier League and winning the 2020 Puskas Award.
Third place went to Ji-Sung Park, the ‘Father of Overseas Soccer’. Park Ji-sung became the first Asian player to win the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United in the 2007/08 season.
Also, Park Ji-sung is a member of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup quarterfinals and was mentioned as a candidate for the 2005 Ballon d’Or. With Manchester United, he also holds the record for winning the Premier League four times.먹튀검증
Cha Bum-Keun, Park Ji-Sung, and Son Heung-Min were all not ranked first. The best Asian player in history picked by the media is Kim Joo-sung, secretary-general of the East Asian Football Federation.
The media cited Kim Joo-sung as the best Asian player of all time, and also mentioned his nickname ‘Samson’.
The media introduced, “Kim Joo-sung is one of the best wingers ever in the football world and can play as a midfielder or striker. He left a deep impression with his outstanding performance in the 1988 Asian Cup final.”
“Even though Korea lost to Saudi Arabia in a penalty shootout, he became the MVP of the tournament. In addition, he was selected as the best player in the 1990 Italy World Cup Asian qualifiers, and from 1989 to 1991 he won three consecutive Asian Football Player of the Year titles. “he added.