Striker Trung of a football club in the central province of Quang Nam excellently exceeded Nguyen Anh Duc of Binh Duong Province’s Becamex and Nguyen Quang Hai in Hanoi to win the award. He was a clear poll winner with 498 points while Nguyen Anh Duc from Binh Duong province’s Becamex with 285 points and Nguyen Quang Hai of a club in Hanoi with 88 points won the silver and bronze awards respectively.
Before, striker Trung and his team won the champion of V-League 2017 and he won the man-of-the-match awards of the season. Another footballer of Hanoi club Doan Van Hau captured the young excellent title this time.
Meanwhile his female counterpart goalkeeper Trinh scored 292 exceeding two female teammates Tuyet Dung and Huynh Nhu to win the award.
Female footballer Nguyen Thi Van was honored as excellent footballer with 74 points. For category of excellent foreign footballer, striker Claudicer of Quang Nam club took the tittle as he was pulling away from his rival Steven who won just 20 points.
Thai Son Nam club’s footballer Phung Trong Luan grasped the futsal golden ball award while his counterpart Pham Duc Hoa and Tran Van Vu got silver and bronze awards respectively.
The Vietnam Golden Ball award has been annually organized by Saigon Giai Phong newspaper since 1995.
Deputy Chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu, vice head of the National Sport Administration Le Thi Hoang Yen, chairman of the Vietnam Football Federation Le Hung Dung, Coach Le Huynh Duc, who won the title three times in 1995, 1997, and 2002 and Captain Doan Thi Kim Chi of the national women’s team who captured the prestigious Golden Ball award four times, talented midfielder Nguyen Hong Son, and defender Tran Cong Minh were present at the award-giving ceremony.