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The 2014 V.League 1 (known as the Eximbank V.League 1 for sponsorship reasons) season was the 31st season of the V.League 1, the highest division of Vietnamese football. The season began on 11 January 2014 and finished on 10 August 2014.[1]

V.League 1
Season2014
ChampionsBecamex Bình Dương
RelegatedHùng Vương An Giang
Champions LeagueBecamex Bình Dương
AFC CupHà Nội T&T
Matches played112
Goals scored391 (3.49 per match)
Top goalscorerHoàng Vũ Samson (23 goals)
Biggest home winĐồng Nai 8-0 Thanh Hóa
(12 Apr., 2014)
Biggest away winĐồng Tâm Long An 1-6 Hà Nội T&T
(28 Mar., 2014)
Highest scoringHà Nội T&T 6-4 Than Quảng Ninh
(22 June 2014)
(10 goals)
Longest winning runBecamex Bình Dương
8 Matches
Longest unbeaten runBecamex Bình Dương
11 Matches
Longest winless runHùng Vương An Giang
11 Matches
Longest losing runHùng Vương An Giang
9 Matches
2013
2015
All statistics correct as of 13 August 2014.

On August, Becamex Bình Dương clinched their third league title after a 1-1 draw against SHB Đà Nẵng.[2]

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

The following teams have changed division since the 2013 season.[3]

Rule ChangesEdit

The Vietnam Football Federation passed a resolution on December 5 that stated only one club was to face relegation to the 2015 V.League 2 at the end of the 2014 campaign. Two clubs from the 2014 V.League 2 will be promoted to the 2015 V.League 1 campaign.[4]

TeamsEdit

Of the 13 participating teams, ten remain following the 2013 V.League 1. They are joined by three teams promoted from the 2013 V.League 2. Kienlongbank Kiên Giang withdrew from the 2014 campaign, citing financial issues.[5]

Match-fixing scandalEdit

Ninh Bình wrote to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and to the Vietnam Professional Football Joint Stock Company to be allowed to stop their participation in the league and also the AFC Cup due to 13 players being involved in match fixing. They had played 8 league matches and were third from bottom at the time.[6] Following their withdrawal from the league, all their results were declared null and void.[7]

Rule ChangesEdit

Due to the match fixing scandal and withdrawal of Ninh Bình, it was decided that the bottom-placed team at the end of the season will take part in a play-off match against the third-placed team in the First Division for the right to play in the V-League next season.[8]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Based Home stadium Capacity First season
in V.League
Manager
Becamex Bình Dương Thủ Dầu Một Gò Đậu Stadium 18,250 2004   Lê Thụy Hải
Đồng Nai Biên Hòa Đồng Nai Stadium 25,000 2013   Trần Bình Sự
Đồng Tâm Long An Tân An Long An Stadium 19,975 2003   Ngô Quang Sang
Hà Nội T&T Hà Nội Hàng Đẫy Stadium 22,000 2008   Phan Thanh Hùng
Hải Phòng Hải Phòng Lạch Tray Stadium 28,000 2000   Dylan Kerr
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Pleiku Pleiku Stadium 12,000 2003   Choi Yun-Kyum
Hùng Vương An Giang Long Xuyên An Giang Stadium 15,200 2014   Nhan Thiện Nhân
QNK Quảng Nam Tam Kỳ Tam Kỳ Stadium 15,624 2014   Vũ Quang Bảo
SHB Đà Nẵng Đà Nẵng Chi Lăng Stadium 28,000 2001   Lê Huỳnh Đức
Sông Lam Nghệ An Vinh Vinh Stadium 12,000 2000   Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
Than Quảng Ninh Cẩm Phả Cẩm Phả Stadium 15,000 2014   Đinh Cao Nghĩa
Thanh Hóa Thanh Hóa Thanh Hóa Stadium 14,000 2010   Hoàng Thanh Tùng (interim)
XM The Vissai Ninh Bình Ninh Bình Ninh Bình Stadium 22,000 2010   Nguyễn Văn Sỹ

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing Head Coach Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach
Hải Phòng   Hoàng Anh Tuấn Contract terminated   Dylan Kerr
Becamex Bình Dương   Nguyễn Minh Dũng Sacked[9]   Lê Thụy Hải
Thanh Hóa   Mai Đức Chung Resigned[10]   Hoàng Thanh Tùng (interim)

Foreign playersEdit

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Non-Visa Foreign
Becamex Bình Dương   Moses Oloya   Abass Cheikh Dieng   Abdullahi Suleiman   Marcelo Barbieri1
  Kesley Alves1
  Theophilus Esele1
  Robert1
Đồng Nai   Thiago Aquino   Luiz Henrique   Candelario Gomez   Rodgers Nandwa1
Đồng Tâm Long An   Ganiyu Oseni   Zdravko Dragićević   Shim Un-seob none
Hà Nội T&T   Gonzalo Marronkle   Hughtun Hector   Daneil Cyrus   Samson Kayode1
Hải Phòng   Justice Majabvi   Andre Fagan   Issifu Ansah1
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai   Bassey Akpan   Felix Ogbuke   Timothy Anjembe   Hélio da Silva1
  Đoàn Văn Sakda2
Hùng Vương An Giang   Vincent Bossou   Patiyo Tambwe   Felix Ajala   Maxwell Eyerakpo1
  Fábio dos Santos1
QNK Quảng Nam   Henry Kisekka   Almeida   Marcos Jeferson1
SHB Đà Nẵng   Adrian Valentić   Jhonatan Mariano Bernardo   Bojan Mamić none
Sông Lam Nghệ An   Paul Emile Biyaga   Moreira   Petrișor Voinea none
Than Quảng Ninh   Peter Omoduemuke   Uche Iheruome   Sunday Emmanuel none
Thanh Hóa   Danny van Bakel   Nastja Čeh   Slobodan Dinčić   Rogerio Machado1
  Jonathan Quartey2
  Rodrigo Mota1
  Dio Preye1
  Amaobi Uzowuru
XM The Vissai Ninh Bình

Note:
1Those players who were born and started their professional career abroad but have since gained Vietnamese Residency;
2Vietnamese residents who have chosen to represent another national team

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Becamex Bình Dương 22 15 4 3 53 23 +30 49 Qualification for the Mekong Club Championship & AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Hà Nội T&T 22 14 5 3 66 39 +27 47 Qualification for the AFC Championship League qualifying play-off
3 Thanh Hóa 22 12 4 6 32 49 −17 40
4 SHB Đà Nẵng 22 11 6 5 43 33 +10 39
5 Sông Lam Nghệ An 22 10 6 6 38 26 +12 36
6 Than Quảng Ninh 22 9 2 11 42 44 −2 29
7 Đồng Nai 22 7 4 11 39 40 −1 25
8 QNK Quảng Nam 22 7 4 11 34 52 −18 25
9 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 22 5 8 9 41 48 −7 23
10 Hải Phòng 22 5 6 11 16 27 −11 21
11 Đồng Tâm Long An 22 5 6 11 29 45 −16 21
12 Hùng Vương An Giang (R) 22 3 3 16 22 44 −22 12 V.League 1 play-offs
13 XM The Vissai Ninh Bình 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Updated to match(es) played on 16 August 2014. Source: Vietnam Professional Football
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

SummaryEdit

Home \ Away BBD ĐNA ĐTLA HNT HAI HAGL HAG QNK SDN SLNA TQN THO VNB
Becamex Bình Dương 4–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 3–0 5–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–0
Đồng Nai 3–3 0–1 2–3 0–1 3–2 0–1 5–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 8–0
Đồng Tâm Long An 1–3 1–1 1–6 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–4 1–2 2–1 2–0
Hà Nội T&T 4–2 2–0 3–3 5–2 3–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 6–4 5–2
Hải Phòng 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–5 2–1 0–0
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 1–1 2–4 1–2 1–4 2–1 2–0 3–5 4–5 3–1 3–2 1–1
Hùng Vương An Giang 1–4 0–0 2–0 3–4 1–1 3–3 5–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2
QNK Quảng Nam 1–3 1–0 1–0 3–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–3 6–3 2–3
SHB Đà Nẵng 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 4–2
Sông Lam Nghệ An 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 6–1 1–1 2–1 1–2
Than Quảng Ninh 2–1 5–3 3–0 1–2 0–3 2–0 2–0 3–4 0–1 1–0
Thanh Hóa 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–2
XM The Vissai Ninh Bình
Updated to match(es) played on 10 August 2014. Source: Vietnam Professional Football
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

V.League 1 play-offEdit

Season statisticsEdit