Vietnam Football Federation

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Vietnam Football Federation
Founded1960 (Vietnam)
HeadquartersNational Youth Football Training Centre 844 Hanoi
FIFA affiliation1952 (South Vietnam)[1]
1964 (Vietnam)
AFC affiliation1954 (South Vietnam)[2][3][4]
1978 (Vietnam)[5]
AFF affiliation1996
PresidentLê Khánh Hải

The Vietnam Football Federation (Vietnamese: Liên Đoàn Bóng Đá Việt Nam; French: Fédération du Viêt Nam de Football) is the governing body of football in Vietnam. It is responsible for the Vietnam men's, women's, olympic, and youth teams as well as national competitions.


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.

Football has been played in Vietnam since the early 20th century, however, due to the war, it had not been developed into a movement. Due to the division of Vietnam, football was played differently in the two parts of the country until 1975.

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.

Main board[edit]


The current president of VFF is Lê Khánh Hải.


  • Trịnh Ngọc Chữ (1989-1991)
  • Dương Nghiệp Chí (acting, 1991-1993)
  • Đoàn Văn Xê (1993-1997)
  • Mai Văn Muôn (1997-2001)
  • Hồ Đức Việt (2001-2003)
  • Trần Duy Ly (acting, January-August 2003)
  • Mai Liêm Trực (2003-2005)
  • Nguyễn Trọng Hỷ (2005-2013)
  • Lê Hùng Dũng (2013-2018)
  • Lê Khánh Hải (2018-)

Executive committee[edit]

  • Trần Quốc Tuấn - Technical deputy chairman
  • Cao Văn Chóng - Deputy chairman
  • Cấn Văn Nghĩa - Deputy chairman


  • Lê Hoài Anh

Affiliated committees[edit]

  • Council of Referees
  • 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]

28 provincial federations are constituent members of VFF:





Domestic leagues[edit]

For men[edit]

For women[edit]

Domestic cups[edit]

National teams[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FIFA COURSE FOR REFEREES". The Straits Times. 6 November 1951.
  2. ^ The A-Z of Asian Football 97-98; 1997 Asian Football Confederation
  3. ^ 香港足球總會九十週年紀念特刊 (Hong Kong Football Association 90th Anniversary Booklet) 2004
  4. ^ "AFC 60th Anniversary: Back to where it all began".
  5. ^ "Singapore get okay to host pre- Games". The Straits Times. 20 December 1978.

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