Footballer, Son Heung-min officially becomes a year younger as South Korea alters traditional age system

South Korean professional footballer, Son Heung-min has surprisingly become one year younger due to a change in South Korea’s traditional age-counting methods.

Initially passed in December 2022, the law was put into effec on Wednesday, 28th June 2023 following vigorous campaigning by newly elected Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol.

The original method to deduce a Korean’s age included the gestation period for all babies, meaning they were all counted as one-years-old at birth.

In addition, every Korean would then become a year older on January 1st – even those who were born in December.

For Tottenham winger, Son, while his age will change in his homeland of South Korea, nothing will be different in the UK.

Born on 8th July 1992, the forward has always been classified by the international method since moving to England and therefore will remain as a 30-year-old.

Tottenham’s registration of the player will also not change, with the club only needing to provide an accurate date of birth as opposed to an age.

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