Nguyen Cong Phuong of Hoang Anh Gia Lai is one of 15 male candidates for the Golden Ball award. Photo: zing.vn
The event’s organizer, Saigon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper, named 15 male nominees for their performances for club teams and the national side, including three players of Hoang Anh Gia Lai: Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Toan and Vu Van Thanh.

Midfielder Tran Phi Son of Song Lam Nghe An was also named. His chances will be boosted if he can lead Nghe An to National Cup glory later this month.

Among 10 female players, the three favorites are Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung of Ha Nam, HCM City’s Chuong Thi Kieu and Nguyen Thi Muon of Hanoi 1.

In the futsal category, ten nominees were picked including Vu Quoc Hung of Hai Phuong Nam and Pham Duc Hoa and Phung Trong Luan of Thai Son Nam.

There are nine nominees for the award of the best male young footballer including Ha Duc Chinh of SHB Da Nang, Nguyen Thanh Chung of Hanoi and Bui Tien Dung of Thanh Hoa.

Nguyen Thi Van, Nguyen Thi Truc Huong and Ha Thi Nhai of Vietnam Coal and Mineral, Nguyen Thi Minh Anh of Ha Nam, and Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan of HCM City will vie for the award of the best female young player.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on January 2 in HCM City.

Source: VNA