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Stats Reveal That Son Heung-min Beats Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo as Most Clinical Finisher Since 2016

Jan 11, 2021, 2:20 PM GMT+5:30
Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-min has emerged as one of the best players in the Premier League in 2020/21 | Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur star, Son Heung-min has emerged as the most clinical finisher in front of goal since 2016, ahead of the likes of Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski.

As per, Son has consistently outperformed his expected goals (xG), with the South Korean international scoring 44 per cent above his xG since August 2016, a period in which he's netted 61 times. 

Second on the list is Son's club team-mate, Harry Kane who has scored 104 goals at 21.31 percent above his xG, followed by Messi on third who has netted an astonishing 139 goals at 21.31 percent above xG.

Lazio striker, Ciro Immobile comes in fourth with 113 goals at 21.14 percent above his xG, while Liverpool's Sadio Mane rounds up the top five list with 69 goals at 16.36 percent above his xG.

Son for his part has in recent times emerged as one of the best players in the Premier League and an integral part of the Tottenham side who are looking to challenge for trophies this season under Jose Mourinho.

The 28-year-old is in his sixth year at north London, scoring 101 goals in 254 appearances in all competitions, but is yet to win a trophy of note so far with them.