Thể Công F.C.
|Nickname(s)||Red Tornado (Cơn Lốc Đỏ)|
|Founded||23 September 1954|
|Ground||Cột Cờ Stadium
|Chairman||Hồ Chi Liêm|
|Manager||Lê Thụy Hải|
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.
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- Winners : (5) 1981-1982, 1982-1983, 1987–88, 1990, 1998
- Runners-up : (2) 1984, 1989
- Third place : (5) 1986, 1992, 1993–94, 1997, 2000–01
- Runners-up : (3) 1992, 2004, 2009
- Winners : (1) 1999
|Vietnamese National Cup||2||0||3||5|
|Vietnamese Super Cup||0||1||0||1|
- Winners : 2008
- Winners : 2002
- Army ASEAN (1)
- Winners : 2004
- Runners-up : 1999
- U21 (2)
- Winners : 1997, 1998
- U19 (3)
- Winners : 1998, 2002, 2009
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Lê Thụy Hải (1/2009-5/2009)
- Vương Tiến Dũng (10/2008-1/2009)
- Quản Trọng Hùng (2001-?)
- Branko Radovic ( ?-7/11/2003)
- Phan Văn Mỵ (7/11/2003-?)
- Tomas Viczko (10/2006-?)
- Gyorgy Galhidi (31/7/2007 - 01/09/2008)
- Vương Tiến Dũng (16/9/2008–present)
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