Vietnam Football Federation

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Vietnam Football Federation
AFC
Association crest
Founded 1962
FIFA affiliation 1964
AFC affiliation 1964
AFF affiliation 1996
President Lê Hùng Dũng
Website www.vff.org.vn

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF, Liên Đoàn Bóng Đá Việt Nam) is the governing body of football in Vietnam. It is responsible for the Vietnam men's, women's, olympic, and other youth teams as well as national competitions.

Football has been played in Vietnam since the early 20th century, however, due to the war, it had not been developed into a movement. The federation was founded in 1962 as Vietnam Football Association. In 1964, it was officially admitted to be affiliated member of FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation. Due to the division of Vietnam, football was played differently in the two parts of the country until 1975. In 1989, VFA was renamed to Vietnam Football Federation.

History[edit]

History of football in Vietnam[edit]

main article : Football in Vietnam#History

Football came into Vietnam with the French in 1896. It was first introduced in Cochinchina (Nam Kỳ), and then spread to other parts of the colony - the central and northern parts.

Vietnam Football Federation[edit]

In 1960, Vietnam Football Association was established in the North. Its first president Hà Đăng Ấn, head of Railway Department and a former football star. In the South under control of the Republic of Vietnam, a similar Association was also founded to administer football activities in the South.

In 1964, VFA was officially admitted to be affiliated member of FIFA and AFC.

In 1989, following the Đổi mới reforms, Vietnamese sports began to return to international events. After three months of preparation, in August 1989, the First Congress of the new football federation took place in Hanoi, declaring Vietnam Football Federation. Trịnh Ngọc Chữ, deputy minister of General Department of Sports, was elected president of VFF and Lê Thế Thọ was appointed general secretary.

Current situation[edit]

Despite representing Vietnamese football, the Federation has been criticized for their inefficient handling of the national football team in recent years.

Main board[edit]

President[edit]

The current president of VFF is Lê Hùng Dũng.

Presidents[edit]

Executive committee[edit]

  • Tran Quoc Tuan - technical deputy chairman
  • Nguyen Xuan Gu - deputy chairman
  • Doan Nguyen Duc - deputy chairman

Secretariat[edit]

  • Lê Hoài Anh

Affiliated committees[edit]

  • Council of Referees

Dương Vũ Lâm

  • Women's Committee
  • Sports Medical Committee
  • External affairs Committee
  • Communication Committee
  • Committee of movements and member organizations
  • Committee of Development Strategy
  • Committee of Professional Football
  • Committee of Complaints
  • Inspection Committee
  • National council of Coaches
  • Marketing and Sponsorship Committee

Regional federations[edit]

22 provincial federations are constituent members of VFF:

North[edit]

Central[edit]

South[edit]

Competitions[edit]

National teams[edit]

Vietnam was once a leading force in the game and won the 1959 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. They also made the final rounds of the Asian Cup competition in 1956. A decline in form followed for some years but in recent times, they have emerged from the days of being considered an easy team to one that must be treated seriously.

See also[edit]

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