Nguyễn Tiến Linh

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Nguyễn Tiến Linh
Personal information
Full name Nguyễn Tiến Linh
Date of birth (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Cẩm Giàng, Hải Dương, Vietnam
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Becamex Bình Dương
Number 22
Youth career
2009–2015 Becamex Bình Dương
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Becamex Bình Dương 101 (40)
National team
2015–2017 Vietnam U19 11 (5)
2018–2022 Vietnam U23 30 (12)
2018– Vietnam 30 (12)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 25 February 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 May 2022

Nguyễn Tiến Linh (born 20 October 1997) is a Vietnamese footballer who plays the position of striker for V.League 1 club Becamex Bình Dương and the Vietnam national football team.[1]

In 2021, Tiến Linh was nominated by a panel of sports journalists and football experts for Best Footballer in Asia.[2] He is considered one of the best Vietnamese footballers of his generation.

After scoring a goal against China, he became the all time leader for Vietnam in world cup qualifiers, passing Lê Công Vinh who had 7.[3]

Early life[edit]

Tiến Linh was born and raised in Cam Hoang commune, Cam Giang district, Hai Duong. At the age of 2, his mother moved to South Korea to work. At the age of 6, he followed his father to Binh Duong. His mother returned to Vietnam when he was 9 years old. Currently, the family opens a football cafe in Thuan An town.[4]

Club Career[edit]

U19 Becamex Binh Duong[edit]

2015[edit]

He was the top scorer of Vietnamese National U-19 Football Championship with 5 goals.

Becamex Binh Duong[edit]

2016-2017 : Early Career[edit]

Tiến Linh made his first debut with Becamex Binh Duong FC in 2016.

In 2017, his team placed second in V.League 1

2018 : Best Season[edit]

Tiến Linh scored 15 goals in V.League 1. Tiến Linh and Becamex Binh Duong won the Vietnamese National Football Cup.

2019-present : Vietnamese Bronze Ball[edit]

In 2019, Becamex Binh Duong placed second in the Vietnamese National Football Super Cup.

In 2020, Tiến Linh scored 5 goals.

In 2021, Tiến Linh scored 6 goals but V.League 1 was cancelled.[5]

In 2022, Tiến Linh won the Vietnamese Bronze Ball[6]

International Career[edit]

2018: First Match for Vietnam and won AFF Championship[edit]

In 2018, Tiến Linh played his first match for Vietnam national football team. He scored his first goal for Vietnam national football team in the AFF Championship vs Cambodia national football team where Tiến Linh and Vietnam won 2018 AFF Championship

2019-present[edit]

In 2019, Tiến Linh scored his first goal in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification in the match vs Indonesia national football team

In 2021, Tiến Linh scored 3 goals in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification to help Vietnam advance to the second round of world cup qualification. This was the first time Vietnam has advanced to the second round.

In 2021 AFF Championship, his team lost in semifinals by Thailand national football team.

In 2022, he scored a goal in a match against China to pass Le Cong Vinh for most goals scored in world cup qualification in Vietnamese history

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Match Goal Match Goal Match Goal Match Goal Match Goal
Becamex Binh Duong FC 2016 V.League 1 15 2 4 1 1 0 19 3
2017 12 2 5 1 17 3
2018 19 15 6 0 25 15
2019 17 7 3 2 7 1 1 0 28 10
2020 18 5 1 0 19 5
2021 11 6 1 0 12 6
2022 7 3 0 0 7 3
Total 100 40 20 4 8 1 1 0 128 45

Honours[edit]

Becamex Bình Dương

Vietnam

Vietnam U23

Individual[edit]

Record[edit]

International[edit]

National Team Year Match Goal
 Vietnam 2018 5 2
2019 7 2
2021 15 7
2022 2 1
Total 29 12

International goals[edit]

Vietnam U-23[edit]

Scores and results list U23 Vietnam's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2019 Phu Tho, Vietnam  Myanmar 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 8 September 2019 Wuhan, China  China 1–0 2–0 Friendly
3. 2–0
4. 28 November 2019 Biñan, Laguna, Philippines  Laos 1–0 6–1 2019 Southeast Asian Games
5. 2–0
6. 3–0
7. 5 December 2019 Biñan, Laguna, Philippines  Thailand 1–2 2–2 2019 Southeast Asian Games
8. 2–2
9. 7 December 2019 Manila, Philippines  Cambodia 1–0 4–0 2019 Southeast Asian Games
10. 16 January 2020 Bangkok, Thailand  North Korea 1–0 1–2 2020 AFC U-23 Championship
11. 6 May 2022 Phu Tho, Vietnam  Indonesia 1–0 3–0 2021 Southeast Asian Games
12. 19 May 2022 Phu Tho, Vietnam  Malaysia 1–0 1–0 2021 Southeast Asian Games

Vietnam[edit]

Scores and results list Vietnam's goal tally first.[7]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 November 2018 Hàng Đẫy Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Cambodia 1–0 3–0 2018 AFF Championship
2. 25 December 2018 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  North Korea 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3. 15 October 2019 Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Indonesia  Indonesia 3–0 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 14 November 2019 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  United Arab Emirates 1–0 1–0
5. 7 June 2021 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Indonesia 1–0 4–0
6. 11 June 2021  Malaysia 1–0 2–1
7. 15 June 2021 Zabeel Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 1–3 2–3
8. 7 October 2021 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates  China 2–2 2–3 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 12 October 2021 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman  Oman 1–0 1–3
10. 19 December 2021 Bishan Stadium, Bishan, Singapore  Cambodia 1–0 4–0 2020 AFF Championship
11. 2–0
12. 1 February 2022 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  China 2–0 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyễn Tiến Linh at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Nguyễn Tiến Linh được đề cử danh hiệu Cầu thủ xuất sắc nhất châu Á 2021". congluan.vn. December 17, 2021. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "Tiền đạo Nguyễn Tiến Linh: Phá kỷ lục, đặt mục tiêu mới". thanhnien.vn. October 10, 2021. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "Cầu thủ Nguyễn Tiến Linh quê ở đâu? Tiểu sử cầu thủ Tiến Linh". October 20, 2021. Retrieved October 20, 2021.
  5. ^ "Huỷ giải V.League 2021: Một quyết định lịch sử". laodong.vn. August 24, 2021. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  6. ^ "Quả bóng Đồng - Nguyễn Tiến Linh: 'Xứng danh' trung phong số 1 Việt Nam". thethao247.vn. February 12, 2021. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  7. ^ "Nguyễn Tiến Linh". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 27 November 2018.