SON-shiny Day

November 12, 2013

Son Heung-min of Leverkusen becomes the first Korean 

to turn hat trick in European league soccer game  

Germany Soccer Bundesliga

Leverkusen’s Son Heung-min of South Korea, left, and Leverkusen’s Emre Can celebrate after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburger SV in Leverkusen, Germany, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Son Heung-min became the first Korean in history to score a hat trick in an European professional soccer league game.

The 21-year old stricker for Bayer Leverkusen of the German first division Bundesliga, scored three goals at home against his former team Hamburg SV on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Leverkusen defeated Hamberg SV 5-3 in a slugfest.

Legendary Cha Bum-keum scored a total of 98 goals in Bundesliga, but never tallies three scores in one game.

Left-footed Seol Ki-hyun did once manage to find back of the net three times in Belgium, but the result was in a Super Cup game that did not qualify as a league game.

Leverkusen’s Son Heung-min of South Korea celebrates with teammates after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg SV in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday. Son scored a hat trick to lead his team's 5-3 victory. / AP-Yonhap

Leverkusen’s Son Heung-min of South Korea celebrates with teammates after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg SV in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday. Son scored a hat trick to lead his team’s 5-3 victory.
(AP-Yonhap)

One Comment

  1. Alison

    November 12, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Clever title, as always!

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