Seoul, Korea, December 17, 2019: Korean football star and 2018 Asian Games hero Son Heung-min has been named MVP of Tottenham Hotspur for the calendar year 2019 by the CIES Football Observatory, a research group within the Switzerland-based International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES). Founded in 2005, the CIES Football Observatory specialises in the statistical analysis of football, reports Yonhap News. The research group named an MVP for each club in Europe's five major circuits: the Premier League in England, Bundesliga in Germany, La Liga in Spain, Serie A in Italy and Ligue 1 in France. The CIES Football Observatory analysed players' performances in six categories -- chance creation, distribution, recovery, rigour, shooting and taking on an opponent, or dribbling -- and Son emerged as the player who had the biggest influence on the team's results. He finished the top of his team in chance creation, shooting and taking players on. The CIES Football Observatory's analysis focused on domestic league matches from January 7 to December 10, 2019, covering the latter part of the 2018-2019 season and the early portion of the 2019-2020 season. During the 2019 calendar year, Son has scored 10 goals in 31 Premier League matches. Counting all competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and EFL Cup, Son has netted 20 goals in 46 matches, more than anyone at Tottenham. Son played a memorable role at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia in 2018, helping his team beat Japan in the final to take the gold medal.