Son Heung-min receives award for top five during military service 080520 CREDIT Republic of Korea Marine Corps Facebook.jpg
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Tottenham's Son Heung-Min Completes National Service

The football player finished his compulsory period of national service in his home country.

Son Heung-min receives award for top five during military service 080520 CREDIT Republic of Korea Marine Corps Facebook.jpg

South Korean football player Heung-min Son has completed a compulsory period of national service.

Son, who plays midfield for British club Tottenham Hotspur, was one of the top-five recruits who finished the training and was presented an award for his performance.

Conscription in South Korea is compulsory for male citizens between the ages of 18 and 28.

For the 27-year-old player, this meant he had to complete a period of three-weeks military service before his next birthday.

Son Heung-min participating in basic military training 080520 CREDIT Republic of Korea Marine Corps Facebook.jpg
(Picture: Republic of Korea Marine Corps/Facebook).

He had originally been required to serve 21 months, but he was given an exemption for being part the South Korean team that won the Asian Games in 2018.

As a result, Son's service was shortened to three weeks.

The Spurs star is expected to return to London next week despite the current Premier League season still on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cover image: Republic of Korea Marine Corps/Facebook.