Nguyễn Hữu Thắng (footballer, born 1972)

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Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
Personal information
Full name Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
Date of birth (1972-06-30) 30 June 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Nghệ An, Vietnam
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Vietnam (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1999 Sông Lam Nghệ An 250 (38)
Total 250 (38)
National team
1996–2002 Vietnam 55 (12)
Teams managed
2005 Sông Lam Nghệ An
2005 U20 Vietnam
2009 Hà Nội T&T
2009–2014 Sông Lam Nghệ An
2016–2017 Vietnam
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nguyễn Hữu Thắng (born July 1972[1] in Vinh, Vietnam) is a retired Vietnamese football player, who used to play and manage Sông Lam Nghệ An in Vinh. He is now the current coach of the Vietnamese national team.

He was a member and captain of the Vietnam national football team in his playing days. He went to Sông Lam Nghệ An in 2005.

Early life[edit]

Hữu Thắng was born July 1972 in Vinh, Nghệ An but his origin is in Đức Thọ, Hà Tĩnh. His family moved from Đức Thọ to live in Vinh. His parent worked at Nghệ An Print Company (his mother died).

Club career[edit]

Sông Lam Nghệ An[edit]

Hữu Thắng played for Sông Lam Nghệ An as a player. He retired from being a footballer in 2005.[2]

International career[edit]

He had capped Vietnam national football team to attend the regional tournament as the 1996 Tiger Cup, 1998 Tiger Cup, 2000 Tiger Cup, the football tournament at 1995 SEA Games, 1997 SEA Games.

Even he has been played for national team at the qualification of FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup.


Hữu Thắng served as manager for several clubs before being appointed as manager of Sông Lam Nghệ An in 2010. Sông Lam Nghệ won the National Cup in 2010 and the V-League and the Super Cup in 2011 under his guidance.[2]

In February 2016, it was announced that Hữu Thắng will be the new manager of the Vietnam national team. On the 4 March 2016 he signed a new contract for two-years. [3]

On 24th August 2017, after being unable to bring Vietnamese team over group stage of SEA games 2017, he resigned his post.[4]



Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An


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