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Sat 12 August 2023, 15:50|Tottenham Hotspur

Heung-Min Son has been named Club captain.

Sonny, 31, takes over the captain's armband from Hugo Lloris, who first captained the team in 2014/15 and was named skipper for the start of 2015/16 - Sonny's first season at Spurs.

James Maddison and Cristian Romero have been appointed vice-captains.

South Korea captain Son approaches his ninth season at the Club since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in August, 2015.

Scorer of the first Premier League and Champions League goals at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, winner of the 2019/20 FIFA Puskas Award for his wonder goal against Burnley in December, 2019, Sonny added the Premier League's Golden Boot to his long list of achievements with 23 goals in 2021/22. Last season, he became the first Asian to score 100 goals in the Premier League.

Son said: “It’s such a big honour to captain this huge club.

“It was big surprise and a very proud moment. I’ve already said to the players that everyone should feel like a captain, on and off the pitch.

“It’s a new season, a fresh start and I will give everything for this shirt and this armband.”

Head Coach Ange Postecoglou said: “Sonny has great leadership qualities, both on and off the pitch, and is the ideal choice to become our new captain.

"Everyone knows he is a world class player, and he has enormous respect from everyone in the dressing room.

“He transcends groups within the squad. That's not just because he's popular - it's because of what he has achieved in the game, both here and as captain of South Korea.”