Pham Van Quyen

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Phạm Văn Quyến
Personal information
Full name Phạm Văn Quyến
Date of birth (1984-04-29) April 29, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Vietnam
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Vissai Ninh Bình
Number 29
Youth career
1996-1998 Sông Lam Nghệ An
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2005 Sông Lam Nghệ An
2009-2012 Sông Lam Nghệ An 20 (8)
2012 Saigon Xuan Thanh F.C. (loan) 2 (0)
2012-2014 Vissai Ninh Bình
National team
2002-2004 Vietnam 14 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Phạm Văn Quyến (born April 29, 1984) is a retired Vietnamese footballer, lastly played for Vietnamese club Vissai Ninh Bình of V-League as well as Vietnam national football team. Since his days as a Vietnamese U-16 international, Quyến was considered one of the most promising young players in Vietnam and a worthy successor to Vietnam legend Le Huynh Đuc. Quyến is known for his pace, driblling ability, and shot accuracy. He was a free kick specialist in the Vietnam National Team.

Controversy[edit]

Phạm Văn Quyến was a part of the U-23 Vietnamese football team at the SEA Games 23 in Philippines. He and several players of the team were arrested for alleged gambling and match-fixing scandals.[1] In January, 2007, it was decided that Quyến would be sentenced to 2 years in prison, ending the Vietnamese faithfuls' hope of him becoming a star player. Also, Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) decided to ban him from all domestic competition for four years. However, it is rumored that he can return as soon as 2008, if he shows good progress during the banning period. Since the start of V-League 2009, Quyen was able to play in all Domestic match.

References[edit]

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