Thể Công F.C.

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Thể Công
Nickname(s) Red Tornado (Cơn Lốc Đỏ)
Founded 23 September 1954; 63 years ago (23 September 1954)
Dissolved 2009
Ground Cột Cờ Stadium
Hanoi, Vietnam
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Vietnamese Hồ Chi Liêm
Manager Thai Lê Thụy Hải
League V-League

The Cong FC (commonly known in Vietnam as Thể Công) were a Vietnamese football club based in Hanoi. The club belongs to the Vietnam People's Army.

Name origin[edit]

Thể Công (formerly known as Câu lạc bộ Quân đội) is the collective name for numerous sports clubs that were founded within the Vietnam People's Army. With strong tradition of sports in the Army, Thể Công possess a very long and rich history. Among the clubs, the football team is regarded as one of the best in the history of Vietnamese football. The football club also has one of the strongest and most loyal fan-base in the country.


Thể Công was founded on 23 September 1954. More than a month later, 25 October, the team has its first match on Hang Day Stadium, Hanoi.

In 2004, exactly 50 years after its foundation, the club finished V-League at 11th place (out of 12) and was relegated to the lower division. After that, the club changed its name to Thể Công Viettel F.C. after its new sponsor Viettel - the Army Electronics and Telecommunication Corporation.

On January 19, 2007, the club finally gained the right to be promoted back to V-League after winning over Tay Ninh 5-3. Immediately thereafter, the official team name was reversed back to Thể Công.

The Cong is the most successful club in Vietnam with five V-League titles and thirteen championship titles of the former League A of North Vietnam. The club has also contributed many great players to the Vietnam National Football Team.



1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : (5) 1981-1982, 1982-1983, 1987–88, 1990, 1998
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up : (2) 1984, 1989
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place : (5) 1986, 1992, 1993–94, 1997, 2000–01
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : (1) 2007
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up : (1) 2016 (as Viettel F.C.)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up : (3) 1992, 2004, 2009
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : (1) 1999
Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
V.League 1 5 2 5 12
V.League 2 1 1 0 2
Vietnamese National Cup 2 0 3 5
Vietnamese Super Cup 0 1 0 1
Total 8 4 8 20
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : 2015
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up : 2009
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : 2008
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : 2002
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : 2004
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up : 1999
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : 1997, 1998
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : 1998, 2002, 2009


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
26 Vietnam GK Đỗ Hoàng Dương
25 Vietnam GK Nguyễn Mạnh Dũng
28 Vietnam GK Nguyễn Vũ Dũng
3 Vietnam DF Lê Phước Tứ
4 Vietnam DF Ngô Tuấn Tùng
5 Vietnam DF Mai Xuân Hợp
6 Vietnam DF Phạm Minh Đức
14 Vietnam DF Nguyễn Anh Tuấn
20 Vietnam DF Nguyễn Quốc Long
22 Vietnam DF Nguyễn Duy Linh
8 Vietnam MF Thạch Bảo Khanh
11 Vietnam MF Nguyễn Ngọc Duy
No. Position Player
12 Vietnam MF Đào Xuân Thành
13 Romania MF Robert Ionel Niţă
15 Vietnam MF Nguyễn Văn Hiển
17 Brazil MF Raphael Oliveira
19 Vietnam MF Nguyễn Văn Nam
21 Vietnam MF Nguyễn Công Huy
23 Vietnam MF Lê Quốc Vượng
9 Cameroon FW François Endene
24 Brazil FW Diego Oliveira
10 Vietnam FW Đặng Phương Nam (C)
18 Cameroon FW Aloys Nyom Nyom
27 Vietnam FW Trịnh Quang Vinh

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