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Dương Hồng Sơn

Dương Hồng Sơn (born November 20, 1982) is a retired Vietnamese footballer. He last played for Hanoi FC. He is best known for his performance helping the Vietnam national team to win their first ASEAN Championship. He was declared MVP of the tournament.[1]

Dương Hồng Sơn
Duong Hong Son, V-League 2009.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dương Hồng Sơn
Date of birth (1982-11-20) November 20, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Nghệ An, Vietnam
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1997–2000 Sông Lam Nghệ An
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Sông Lam Nghệ An 206 (0)
2008–2016 Hanoi FC 95 (1)
Total 301 (1)
National team
2000–2003 Vietnam U23 60 (0)
2003–2012 Vietnam 39 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 December 2015

Early lifeEdit

Hong Son was born in a working family in Cuijot District, Nghe An. Like many players, Hong Son was passionate about football since he was young. In 1995, he joined Quynh Luu's youth team with the youth team Sông Lam Nghệ An, led by coach Nguyen Van Huy.


Song Lam Nghe AnEdit

Duong began playing for Song Lam Nghe An. One year later he joined the SLN U14 National Championship. Two years later, along with Phan Thanh Hoan, Chu Ngoc Canh, Nguyen Cong Manh Duong, he won the U16 National Championship.

Son was selected to the national U16 team. The coaches were Nguyen Hong Thanh and Nguyen, both belonged to the Song Lam Nghe An.

Nguyen told him, "Little goalkeepers, if hard training, confident and Have the talent to become good goalkeepers." He again moved Duong to the position of goalkeeper.

In 2002, he was brought to the Hanoi Football Club. After a competitive season, he helped the club qualify.

T & T HanoiEdit

In 2007, his Song Lam Nghe An contract expired, and he joined the Hà Nội T&T. The club reached the V-League.

National teamEdit

Duong was coached by Alfred Riedl for the Asia Cup in 2007. He played well in the subsequent UAE National Football Team competition against the Qatar National Team, In the quarterfinals, they lost to the Iraqi National Team, who then won the championship.

Duong was voted the best player in the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup. He made several saves for the Vietnam national football team, especially against the Singapore national football team in the return leg and the next match.

Throughout his career, he was regarded to be the most prominent goalkeeper of Vietnamese national team since rejoining global football at 1990s.


He became a goalkeeping coach and ended his playing career. He later became the goalkeeper for U-19 team of T&T Hanoi Football Club.



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