Vietnam national football team

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Vietnam
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Golden Star (Vietnamese: Sao Vàng)
Association Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach South Korea Park Hang-seo
Captain Nguyễn Văn Quyết
Most caps Lê Công Vinh (83)
Top scorer Lê Công Vinh (51)
Home stadium Mỹ Đình National Stadium
FIFA code VIE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 121 Increase 9 (October 2017)
Highest 84 (December 1998)
Lowest 172 (December 2006)
Elo ranking
Current 139 Steady (7 September 2017)
Highest 58
Lowest 175 (January 1995)
First international
 Philippines 2–2 Vietnam
(Manila, Philippines; 26 November 1991)[1]
Biggest win
Vietnam 11–0 Guam 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 23 January 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Zimbabwe 6–0 Vietnam
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26 February 1997)
 Oman 6–0 Vietnam
(Incheon, South Korea; 29 February 2003)
Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2007)
Best result Quarter-finals, 2007

The Vietnam national football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển bóng đá quốc gia Việt Nam) is the national football team representing Vietnam in international football competitions and is managed by the Vietnam Football Federation.

During the late 1950s, known by the name South Vietnam national football team it was one of the four strongest teams in Asia and advanced into the final round of 1956 AFC Asian Cup, 1960 AFC Asian Cup, finishing 4th both times. The team also won 10th Merdeka Tournament in Malaysia, 1966. While Vietnam was split into North and South Vietnam, two national teams existed and both were controlled by similar Vietnam Football Associations. After the two countries unified in 1976 the Vietnam Football Associations was renamed to Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

Currently, Vietnam is one of the most successful teams in Southeast Asia. In the FIFA World Rankings, Vietnam's highest standing was in the first release of the figures, in September 1998, at 84th. It won the ASEAN Football Championship in 2008. The team is currently ranked 130th in the world, 22nd in Asia and 2nd in Southeast Asia by FIFA (14 September 2017).

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

Football was introduced to Vietnam in 1896 by the French. It was first introduced in Cochinchina (Nam Kỳ); it later spread to other parts of Vietnam. The Vietnamese learned the game from the French before creating their own teams. On July 20, 1908, the first Vietnamese football teams with Vietnamese players had their first match where Phú Mỹ team defeated team Chợ Đũi with the score of 2–0. In 1928, Vietnam picked out the best team to compete in their first tournament in Singapore.[citation needed]

Early years[edit]

Football was introduced in the late nineteenth century by sailors and soldiers from Europe. Vietnamese gradually learned and played football on French teams. On July 20, 1908, the newspaper "Southern Luc Tan Van" reported the match between two purely Vietnamese teams for the first time (Phu My battle won the market of Choi Chu 2-0). By 1928, the Vietnamese had established the Annamite Sports Bureau in the same year they sent a Vietnamese football team to compete in Singapore.

When Vietnam was partitioned into the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Republic of Vietnam, each had its own national team; The 1954 national team of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam national team made their first international tour of the country in 1956. Under the direction of coach and cum player Nguyen Thong, who is considered mermaid". During this first tour, the Vietnamese team made their debut against the Chinese team (actually the Beijing Sport Academy) and lost 3-5 . The first player to score Vietnam was striker Phan Van Duc when he netted the Chinese netting in the 36th minute. He also scored another goal in this match in the 43th minute. Nam by Truong Tan Nghia (41 minutes).

During this tour, the team follows the classic 3-2-5 (W-M) formation with faces: goalkeeper Bui Duc (German "three bones") , Nguyen Van Nghia; The Defender (association football) Quân Đình Te - Bui Chung - Luu Dinh Cong. The midfielder Nguyễn Huy Luyến - Bonus. The striker is Truong Tan Nghia - Bay - Tuat - Tien - Ba Len. The team mainly played in the South Vietnam awards from 1956 to 1966 and in the 1961 and 1996.

At the same time, the South Vietnam soccer team was one of the Southeast Asian teams that qualified for the finals and won four of the [ Asia (1956, 1956, 1956)] (Note, however, that only two teams participated in this tournament. those years, ranked 4th or last ranked. The team also participated in the 1962 Asian Games (the tournament had eight teams in attendance, divided into two teams), the team went through the group stage and ranked 4th overall (lost to India in the semifinals and lost to Malaysia in the third match). The team won the gold medal of the first football game (and is still the only gold medal to date) for Vietnam when the team won the championship in the year 1959 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games. Note, however, that this year's tournament was attended by only four teams. The team was also the first representative of Vietnam to participate in a world-class tournament, when qualifying for the 1974 World Cup and qualifying for the 1964 Summer Olympics and Summer Olympics 1968. In addition, the team also participated in several international friendly matches. The biggest win was 10-0 against the Philippines in 1967, the biggest loss was 10-0 (losing to Japan in 1961).

North Vietnam[edit]

The North Vietnam football team in 1956

The North team was not very active and played only against other communist and pro-communist countries from 1956 to 1966. They had their first match against China PR where they lost 5–3 under head coach Truong Tan Buu. They participated in the first GANEFO competitions at Indonesia in 1962 and Cambodia in 1966.

The North team was the national team of Democratic Republic of Vietnam between 1945 and 1975. The team ceased to exist when the North and South regions combined into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Most of North Vietnam's international games were played against other socialist countries.

South Vietnam[edit]

The South team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển túc cầu quốc gia Việt Nam Cộng hòa) was the national team of South Vietnam controlled by Vietnam Football Association (now Vietnam Football Federation) between 1949 and 1975. It took part in the first two Asian Cups finals (1956 and 1960), finishing 4th both times. They won the first SEA games in 1959 in Thailand. The team also entered qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup. They played their last game against Malaysia in 1975 where they lost 3–0.

The only World Cup which South Vietnam entered and played was the 1974 tournament in West Germany. They were placed in Zone A of the AFC and OFC qualification in Seoul, South Korea. On 16 May 1973 they beat Thailand 1–0 to qualify for Group 1. On May 20th, South Vietnam lost their opening game 4–0 to Japan and four days later they lost 1–0 to Hong Kong and were eliminated. Hong Kong and Japan advanced but neither got any farther, losing play-offs for the next round to South Korea and Israel respectively.

Present team[edit]

Vietnamese professional football league was launched in 1980 to redevelop Vietnamese football after a long period of civil war. V-League was the official name used since 2000–2001 season.

In 1989, following the Đổi mới reforms, a new football federation was formed. 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.[citation needed]

The Vietnam national team was created once again and played their first match for 18 years against the Philippine in 1991 where they had a draw. In 1996, along with other Southeast Asian teams, Vietnam participated in the first Tiger Cup where they finished in third place. Vietnam hosted the second Tiger Cup in 1998 where they were defeated by Singapore in the final.

2007 AFC Asian Cup co-host and success[edit]

In 2007, Vietnam hosted the AFC Asian Cup for the first time along with Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. They beat the UAE 2–0 and drew 1–1 with Qatar in the group stage. Though they lost 4–1 to Japan, they were still able to go on to quarter-finals and were the only host and only Southeast Asian team to reach quarter-finals. In the quarter final they were defeated by the later champion Iraq.

2008 AFF Suzuki Cup champion[edit]

Vietnamese supporters during Vietnam's triumph

In the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup, the successor to the Tiger Cup/ASEAN Football Championship, Vietnam defeated the defending champion Singapore 1–0 away from home in the semi-finals after a goalless draw in Hanoi. They also defeated Thailand 2–1 in the finals away from home. In the final 2nd-leg, Thailand scored the opening goal that leveled the aggregate score to 2–2, however Vietnam's star Le Cong Vinh scored a late equalized goal from Nguyen Minh Phuong's free kick, which gave Vietnam 3–2 aggregate win and its first title in the regional tournament.

Kits[edit]

Vietnam's current kit sponsor is Grand Sport. The contract started in January 2015 which will end by the end of December 2019.

Vietnam was also sponsored by Nike, Adidas and Li-Ning, the Chinese sport company. Li Ning kit was worn during their Aff Championship in 2008 which they won the title for the first time.

Vietnam kit provider is last sponsored by Adidas from 1996 to 2007.

The tradition home colour for the Vietnamese team is all red with yellow trim and the away colour is all white with red trim ever since they started the contract with Nike. With Adidas, it was just red and white.

1995
1998
Adidas (1996–2007)
1998–99 Home
1998–99 Away
2000–01 Home
2000–01 Away
2002–03 Home
2002–03 Away
2004 Home
2004 Away
2006–07 Home
2006–07 Away
Li-Ning (2007–2008)
2007–08 Home
2007–08 Away
Nike (2009–2014)
2009–10 Home
2009–10 Away
2010–12 Home
2010–12 Away
2012–14 Home
2012–14 Away
Grand Sport (2014–2019)
2014–16 Home
2014–16 Away
2016– Home
2016– Away

National Stadium[edit]

Mỹ Đình National Stadium

My dinh stadium.jpg Mỹ Đình National Stadium (Vietnamese: Sân vận động Quốc gia Mỹ Đình) is a stadium in Mỹ Đình commune, Từ Liêm District, Hanoi, has a capacity of 40,192 seats and is the centerpiece of Vietnam's National Sports Complex. It was officially opened in September 2003 and was the main venue for the Southeast Asian Games later that year, hosting the opening and closing ceremony as well as the men's football and athletics events.[2]

The stadium is home to the Vietnam national football team, and hosts its home international matches.

Located in Từ Liêm District, 10 kilometres north-west of central Hanoi, the 40,000-seat stadium is the second biggest in the country and was built at a cost of US $53 million. Arched roofs cover the grandstands on the east and west sides of the arena, providing shelter for half of the seats.

The area provides training facilities for the teams with two football training grounds conveniently located next to the stadium.

Sponsorship[edit]

Primary sponsors includes:

Local sponsors includes:

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Finals Record Qualifications Record Coach(es)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 Did not participate Did not participate N/a
1934
1938
1950
1954 See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978 Did not enter Did not enter N/a
1982
1986
1990
1994 Did not qualify 8 1 0 7 4 18 Trần Bình Sự
1998 6 0 0 6 2 21 Trần Duy Long (5 matches)
Lê Đình Chính (last match)
2002 6 3 1 2 9 9 Edson Silva Dido
2006 6 1 1 4 5 9 Nguyễn Thành Vinh (first match)
Edson Tavares (5 matches)
2010 2 0 0 2 0 6 Alfred Riedl
2014 4 3 0 1 15 5 Falko Götz
2018 6 2 1 3 7 8 Toshiya Miura (4 matches)
Nguyễn Hữu Thắng (2 matches)
2022 To be determined To be determined To be determined
Total Best: None 0/21 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 10 3 24 42 75

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Asian Cup Finals Record Qualifications Record Coach(es)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1956 Fourth Place 4/4 3 0 1 2 6 9 2 0 1 1 7 3  ? (South Vietnam)
1960 Fourth Place 4/4 3 0 0 3 2 12 2 2 0 0 5 1 ?(South Vietnam)
1964 Did not qualify
1968 Did not qualify
1972 Did not qualify
1976 Did not enter Did not enter Did not enter
1980
1984
1988
1992
1996 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 13 5 Karl-Heinz Weigang
2000 3 2 0 1 14 2 Alfred Riedl
2004 6 3 0 3 8 13 Alfred Riedl
2007 Quarter-finals 8/16 4 1 1 2 4 7 Host Alfred Riedl
2011 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 6 11 Henrique Calisto
2015 6 1 0 5 5 15 Hoàng Văn Phúc
2019 To be determined 9 3 3 3 10 10 Toshiya Miura (4 matches)
Nguyen Huu Thang (4 matches)
Mai Duc Chung (interim; 2 matches)
Total Best: Fourth place( South Vietnam) 3/16 10 1 2 7 4 7 33 12 5 16 56 56

Asian Games[edit]

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games Record Coach(es)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
1951 Did not participate Did not participate
1954 See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978 Did not enter Did not enter
1982
1986
1990
1994
1998 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 6 Alfred Riedl
2002 – present See Vietnam national under-23 football team
Total Best: Group Stage 1/13 2 0 0 2 0 6

Statistics[edit]

AFF Championship[edit]

AFF Championship Record Coach(es)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
1996 Third place 3/10 6 3 2 1 14 10 Karl-Heinz Weigang
1998 Runner-up 2/8 5 3 1 1 8 2 Alfred Riedl
2000 Fourth place 4/9 6 3 1 2 14 6 Alfred Riedl
2002 Third place 3/9 6 4 1 1 21 12 Henrique Calisto
2004 Group stage 6/10 4 2 1 1 13 5 Edson Tavares (3 matches)
Trần Văn Khánh (last match)
2007 Semi-finals 3/8 5 1 3 1 10 3 Alfred Riedl
2008 Champions 1/8 7 4 2 1 11 6 Henrique Calisto
2010 Semi-finals 3/8 5 2 1 2 8 5 Henrique Calisto
2012 Group stage 6/8 3 0 1 2 2 5 Phan Thanh Hùng
2014 Semi-finals 3/8 5 3 1 1 12 8 Toshiya Miura
2016 Semi-finals 3/8 5 3 1 1 8 6 Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
Total Best: Champions 11/11 57 28 15 14 121 68

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2001.
Southeast Asian Games Record Coach(es)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
1959 See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team
1961
1965
1967
1969
1971
1973
1975 Did not enter Did not enter
1977
1979
1981
1983
1985
1987
1989
1991 Group stage 6/7 3 0 1 2 3 5 Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển
1993 Group stage 6/9 3 1 0 2 1 3 Trần Bình Sự
1995 Runner-up 2/10 6 4 0 2 10 8 Karl-Heinz Weigang
1997 Third place 3/10 6 3 1 2 9 6 Colin Murphy
1999 Runner-up 2/10 6 4 1 1 14 2 Alfred Riedl
2001 – present See Vietnam national under-23 football team
Total Best: Runner-up 5/20 24 12 3 9 37 24

Vietnam Football Federation Cup[edit]

  • (Vietnam and the U-23 Vietnam team take turns every other year representing as the host team.)
VFF Cup Record Coach(es)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2004 Agribank Cup Runner-up 2/4 3 2 0 1 4 3 Edson Tavares
2008 T&T Cup Runner-up 2/4 2 0 2 0 2 2 Henrique Calisto
2010 VFF Son Ha Cup Fourth place 4/4 3 0 1 2 1 5 Henrique Calisto
2012 VFF Cup Third place 3/4 3 1 1 1 5 2 Phan Thanh Hùng
Total Best: Runner-up 4/4 11 3 4 4 12 12

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017[edit]

Friendly
2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round

2018[edit]

2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 24 players who were called up for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Cambodia on 10 October 2017.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Nguyễn Tuấn Mạnh (1990-07-31) 31 July 1990 (age 27) 9 0 Vietnam Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN
1GK Huỳnh Tuấn Linh (1991-04-17) 17 April 1991 (age 26) 3 0 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh
1GK Bùi Tiến Dũng (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Vietnam FLC Thanh Hóa

2DF Quế Ngọc Hải (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 24) 26 1 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An
2 2DF Âu Văn Hoàn (1989-10-01) 1 October 1989 (age 28) 20 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An
17 2DF Vũ Văn Thanh (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 21) 15 2 Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
4 2DF Bùi Tiến Dũng (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 22) 8 0 Vietnam Viettel
3 2DF Vũ Ngọc Thịnh (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 25) 5 0 Vietnam Hải Phòng
5 2DF Đoàn Văn Hậu (1999-04-19)19 April 1999 (aged 18) 2 0 Vietnam Hà Nội F.C.

18 3MF Đinh Thanh Trung (Vice-captain) (1988-01-24) 24 January 1988 (age 29) 27 2 Vietnam Quảng Nam
3MF Nguyễn Văn Toàn (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 21) 16 4 Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
6 3MF Lương Xuân Trường (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 22) 16 1 South Korea Gangwon FC
7 3MF Ngô Hoàng Thịnh (captain³) (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 25) 15 2 Vietnam FLC Thanh Hóa
13 3MF Nguyễn Hữu Dũng (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Vietnam FLC Thanh Hóa
3MF Nguyễn Huy Hùng (captain²) (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 25) 14 1 Vietnam QNK Quảng Nam
3MF Lê Văn Thắng (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 27) 9 2 Vietnam Hải Phòng
3MF Đỗ Duy Mạnh (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 21) 6 0 Vietnam Hà Nội F.C.
3MF Nguyễn Quang Hải (1997-04-12)12 April 1997 (aged 20) 2 1 Vietnam Hà Nội F.C.
3MF Nghiêm Xuân Tú (1988-08-28) 28 August 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh

10 4FW Nguyễn Văn Quyết Captain sports.svg (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 26) 49 13 Vietnam Hà Nội F.C.
16 4FW Nguyễn Công Phượng (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 22) 16 3 Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
12 4FW Mạc Hồng Quân (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 25) 11 3 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh
4FW Ngân Văn Đại (1992-02-09)9 February 1992 (aged 25) 0 0 Vietnam Sài Gòn F.C.
11 4FW Nguyễn Anh Đức (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 32) 24 6 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương F.C.

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Vietnam squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Đặng Văn Lâm (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Vietnam Hải Phòng v  Cambodia (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
GK Phí Minh Long (1995-02-11) 11 February 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Vietnam Hà Nội F.C v  Cambodia (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
GK Trần Nguyên Mạnh (1991-12-20) 20 December 1991 (age 25) 26 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v  Indonesia (2016 AFF Championship)

DF Huỳnh Tấn Sinh (1998-04-06)6 April 1998 (aged 19) 0 0 Vietnam QNK Quảng Nam v  Cambodia (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
DF Sầm Ngọc Đức (1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T v  Jordan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
DF Hoàng Văn Khánh (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v  Jordan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
DF A Hoàng (1995-07-31) 31 July 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai v  Jordan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
DF Trần Đình Khương (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Vietnam Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN v  Jordan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
DF Trần Đình Trọng (1997-03-28)28 March 1997 (aged 20) 0 0 Vietnam Sài Gòn F.C. v  Jordan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
DF Hồ Tấn Tài (1997-11-06)6 November 1997 (aged 19) 0 0 Vietnam Bình Định v  Jordan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
DF Đinh Tiến Thành (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 26) 16 1 Vietnam XSKT Cần Thơ v  Indonesia (2016 AFF Championship)
DF Đặng Quang Huy (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Vietnam Hải Phòng 2016 AFF Championship provisional squad
DF Trần Đình Hoàng (1991-12-08) 8 December 1991 (age 25) 7 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v Avispa Fukuoka (Unofficial friendly)
DF Nguyễn Minh Tùng (1992-08-09) 9 August 1992 (age 25) 4 0 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh v Avispa Fukuoka (Unofficial friendly)

MF Vũ Minh Tuấn (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 27) 16 5 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh v  Cambodia (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
MF Nguyễn Tuấn Anh (1995-05-16) 16 May 1995 (age 22) 8 1 Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai v  Cambodia (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
MF Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy (1996-11-19) 19 November 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai v  Jordan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
MF Trần Phi Sơn (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 25) 3 1 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v  Indonesia (2016 AFF Championship)
MF Lê Hoàng Thiên (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 26) 2 0 Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng 2016 AYA Bank Cup

FW Hồ Tuấn Tài (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v  Afghanistan (2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier)
FW Hoàng Đình Tùng (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 29) 6 0 Vietnam FLC Thanh Hóa v Avispa Fukuoka (Unofficial friendly)

Notes:

  • SUS Player suspended
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • RET Retired from the national team
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Head Coach Park Hang-seo VFF
Technical Director Hans-Jürgen Gede VFF
Chief Assistant coach Han Young Kuk VFF
Assistant coach Dương Minh Ninh Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
Fitness coach Martin Forkel VFF
Goalkeeper coach Jason Brown VFF
Physician Nguyễn Trọng Thủy, MD Lâm Đồng F.C.
Physician Đồng Xuân Lâm, MD VFF
Physical therapist Pablo Lester Sawicky VFF

Managers[edit]

Coaches by years since 1991

Name Coaching career Pld W D L Achievements
Park Hang-seo October 2017 – present 0 0 0 0
Mai Đức Chung (Interim) August 2017 – October 2017 2 2 0 0
Nguyễn Hữu Thắng March 2016 – August 2017 16 8 6 2 2016 AYA Bank Cup - Champion
2016 AFF Championship – 3rd place
Toshiya Miura May 2014 – January 2016 14 7 3 4 2014 AFF Championship – 3rd place
Hoàng Văn Phúc January 2013 – April 2014 3 1 0 2
Nguyễn Văn Sỹ (Interim) October 2012 – November 2012 4 1 0 3
Phan Thanh Hùng August 2012 – October 2012 14 5 5 4
Falko Götz June 2011 – December 2011 5 3 0 2
Mai Đức Chung (Interim) April 2011 – May 2011
Henrique Calisto June 2008 – March 2011 42 11 11 20 2010 AFF Championship – 3rd place
2008 AFF ChampionshipChampion
2008 VFF Cup – runner up
Alfred Riedl 2005 – October 2007 23 8 8 7 2007 AFF Championship – 3rd place
2007 AFC Asian Cup – Quarter-final
2006 VFF Cup – runner up
2006 King's Cup – runner up
Trần Văn Khánh[4] (Interim) December 2004 1 1 0 0
Edson Tavares February 2004 – December 2004 11 4 1 6 2004 VFF Cup – runner up
Nguyễn Thành Vinh (Interim) January 2004 – February 2004 1 1 0 0
Alfred Riedl January 2003 – December 2003 7 3 0 4
Henrique Calisto August 2002 – December 2002 10 5 3 2 2002 AFF Championship – 3rd place
Dido 2001 - 2002 6 3 1 2
Alfred Riedl August 1998 – 2000 32 16 6 9 1998 AFF Championship – runner up
Colin Murphy October 1997 6 3 1 2
Lê Đình Chính (Interim) 1997 1 0 0 1
Trần Duy Long 1997 5 0 0 5
Karl-Heinz Weigang 1995 – June 1997 1996 AFF Championship – 3rd place
Edson Tavares 1995
Trần Duy Long (Interim) 1994–1995 1 1 0 0
Trần Bình Sư 1993 11 2 0 9
Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển 1991 3 0 1 2
Vũ Văn Tư 1991

Ranking in FIFA World Rankings[edit]

Ranking chart of the Vietnam national football team in the FIFA world rankings ranking

All–time record against all nations[edit]

As of 10 OCtober 2017

Honours[edit]

Continental

Quarterfinals (1): 2007

Regional

1st, gold medalist(s) Champion (1): 2008
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up (1): 1998
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place/Semi-finalist (6): 1996, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016
Silver Runner-up (2): 1995, 1999

Other awards[edit]

  • AYA Bank Cup
  • Simple cup icon.svg Winners (1) : 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vietnam matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Vietnam. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sân vận động quốc gia Mỹ Đình sẵn sàng phục vụ SEA Games". Tuổi Trẻ online (in Vietnamese). 2 September 2003. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Suzuki Vietnam becomes main sponsor for National Team". VFF. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vietnam coach quits". The Island. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 14 December 2015. "VFF also decided to appoint Vietnamese coach Tran Van Khanh for the job." (After Tavares resigned) 

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