Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min | Before & After The Military Service

Son Heung-min is a 31-year-old  Korean professional soccer/football player who has been in the Korean sports industry for 13 Years in the industry

Son Heung-min was exempted from military service with a gold medal at the Asian Games, but he had to do basic military training regardless of exemption. He served in the Military for only 3 weeks of service from April 2020 to May 2020. 

Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military. 

Career Life & Updates After Military

Son Heung-min posted a video on the Spurs website after his military. “It’s been a very busy three weeks. It was a good experience, I couldn’t say everything that I’ve done, but I really enjoyed it. Those guys were nice. The three weeks were tough, but I tried to enjoy it. I don’t know how the people felt, but for me, the three weeks have been long, but it was a good experience. I enjoyed it,” said Heung-min when asked about his experience in the military.

After he returned from the Military, he took part in the Premier League season in 2020-2021. In the second match, he scored 4 goals, taking the team to win against Southhampton with a 5-2. In a match against Manchester United, he contributed towards a spectacular win for Tottenham. Considering his masterful performance, the player was awarded the Player of the Month in the Premier League for the third time.

Son Heung-min Military Enlistment

At 28, Son Heung-min enlisted in the military nearly 10 years after his debut. 

Place of ServiceRepublic of Korea Marine Corps in Jeju
Position heldActive Soldier

Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?

Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air Force soldiers for 21 months

Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate. 

The actor Son Heung-min also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as a player in the sports industry.   

Family & Relationships

As of 2023, he isn’t married yet.Son has dated the K-pop singers Bang Min-ah and Yoo So-young.

FatherSon Woong-jung
MotherEun Ja Kil
SiblingsSon Heung-yun (Older Brother)
Children No

Son Heung-min Biography

NameSon Heung-min
ProfessionSoccer player
Date of BirthJuly 8, 1992
Birth PlaceGwangmyeong-si, South Korea
Age (As of March 2023)41 Years
EducationYukminkwan Middle School
Dongbuk Middle School
Marital StatusSingle

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How long did Son Heung-min serve in the Military?

Son Heung-min served in the military for nearly 3 weeks, from April 2020 to May 2020.

When did Son Heung-min enlist in the Military?

He enlisted in the military in April 2020 and was 28 years old at the time. 

When was Son Heung-min discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged in May 2020 from service in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps in Jeju.

How old is Son Heung-min?

Son Heung-min is 31 years old as of March 2023. 

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