The FFTASIA50: Son Heung-min, Asia's finest

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Son Heung-min's coronation as Asia's best player is indicative of his massive potential. In a year in which his individual highs were also team lows, the South Korean striker scored his first goal in the World Cup, an important last-gasp equaliser in the Asian Cup final and a hattrick against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. Son ended up on the losing side in all three cases. But nevertheless it's been a great year for the down-to-earth 23-year-old, who has now attracted the attentions of Europe's biggest clubs. Asia's best player could one day become a global star too. Watch this space.