32. Heung-Min Son
Tottenham Hotspurs’ forward Son is one of the most exciting forwards on the planet. The Korean soccer star is a brilliant athlete and has sublime skills. A megastar in his native Korea, Son is also extremely focused. He said that he is refusing to date any woman until he retires from soccer. However, his country’s mandatory national service was a major blow to his ambitions.
As previously discussed, all Korean men must undertake national service. Usually this is two years, however, exceptional achievements enable some athletes to reduce this period to just two months. If a Korean soccer player wins an international competition as a member of the national team they are eligible for this reduction. In 2019. Korea won the Asian Games and Son breathed a sigh of relief because he didn’t lose two years of his career.