Vietnam Football Federation
|Founded||1960 (North Vietnam)|
|FIFA affiliation||1952 (South Vietnam),
1964 (North Vietnam)
|AFC affiliation||1954 (South Vietnam),
1978 (S.R. of Vietnam)
|President||Lê Hùng Dũng|
The Vietnam Football Federation (Vietnamese: Liên Đoàn Bóng Đá Việt Nam; French: Fédération Vietnamienne de football) is the governing body of football in Vietnam. It is responsible for the Vietnam men's, women's, olympic, and other youth teams as well as national competitions.
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, VFA was renamed to Vietnam Football Federation.
- 1 History
- 2 Current situation
- 3 Main board
- 4 Regional federations
- 5 Competitions
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
History of football in Vietnam
Football came into Vietnam with the French in 1896. It was first introduced in Cochinchina (Nam Kỳ), and then spread to other parts of the colony - the central and northern parts.
Vietnam Football Federation
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.
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.
Despite representing Vietnamese football, the Federation has been criticized for their inefficient handling of the national football team in recent years.
The current president of VFF is Lê Hùng Dũng.
- 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)
- Trần Quốc Tuấn - Technical deputy chairman
- Nguyễn Xuân Gụ - Deputy chairman
- Đoàn Nguyên Đức - Deputy chairman
- Lê Hoài Anh
- 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
24 provincial federations are constituent members of VFF:
- Hanoi Football Federation
- Hải Phòng Football Federation
- Thanh Hóa Football Federation
- Quảng Ninh Football Federation
- Nam Định Football Federation
- Yên Bái Football Federation
- Thái Nguyên Football Federation
- Lạng Sơn Football Federation
- Đà Nẵng Football Federation
- Thừa Thiên–Huế Football Federation
- Quảng Nam Football Federation
- Quảng Ngãi Football Federation
- Bình Định Football Federation
- Phú Yên Football Federation
- Gia Lai Football Federation
- Lâm Đồng Football Federation
- Đắk Lắk Football Federation
- Kon Tum Football Federation
- Ho Chi Minh City Football Federation
- Bình Dương Football Federation
- Tây Ninh Football Federation
- Long An Football Federation
- Vĩnh Long Football Federation
- An Giang Football Federation
- Tiền Giang Football Federation
Vietnam was once a leading force in the game and won the 1959 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. They also made the final rounds of the Asian Cup competition in 1956. A decline in form followed for some years but in recent times, they have emerged from the days of being considered an easy team to one that must be treated seriously.
- Vietnam national football team
- Vietnam women's national football team
- Vietnam national under-23 football team
- Vietnam national futsal team
- Vietnam women's national Futsal team
- Vietnam national beach soccer team
- Vietnam national under-20 football team
- Vietnam national under-17 football team
- Vietnam women's national under-19 football team
- Vietnam women's national under-16 football team
- "FIFA COURSE FOR REFEREES". The Straits Times. 6 November 1951.
- The A-Z of Asian Football 97-98; 1997 Asian Football Confederation
- 香港足球總會九十週年紀念特刊 (Hong Kong Football Association 90th Anniversary Booklet) 2004
- "AFC 60th Anniversary: Back to where it all began". the-afc.com.
- "Singapore get okay to host pre- Games". The Straits Times. 20 December 1978.