Now that the World Cup is over with Argentina as the reigning champion, we go back to Korean football news. Every year, the Korean Football Association members and journalist vote for the best Korean player of the year. Needless to say, the KFA Award is a source of pride for any players that get on the voting ballot. Today, the voting is over and Son Heung-min Wins the Best Football Player of the Year Award for 2022.
According to football betting news, it is no surprise to see the South Korean Captain Son Heung-min winning the award. This is because the 30-year old Tottnham Hotspur forward is one of the best players in the world. Furthermore, he is also one of the most marketable faces of football who is worth over $60 million.
However, before he is all that, he is the face of Korean football because of his abilities as a player. This is obvious by the number of times he has won the best football player of the year award.
For the Seventh Time, Son Heung-min Wins the Best Football Player of the Year Award
The first time Son Heung-min won the KFA Best Football Player of the Year Award was in 2013. Since then, he has won it 7 times and this year is his fourth time in a row wining it. Previously, he had won the award in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
According to sports betting odds websites, there are many reasons for Son Heung-min winning the award so many times. First off, he won the Premier League’s Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah of Liverpool last year. Thus, he became the first Asian football player to lead the top English League in scoring. In addition, he led the South Korean National football team pass the round of 16 in this year’s World Cup.
In addition, back in June, he became a member of Century Club by earning his 100th international cap against Chile.
For the 2022 KFA best football of the year award, he won by getting 182 points during the voting. According to online sports betting sites, Kim Min-jae of Napoli came into second place losing by 34 points.