Nguyễn Hồng Sơn

Nguyễn Hồng Sơn (born October 9, 1970) is a retired Vietnamese football player, who played for the Thể Công football club and the Vietnam national football team as an outside right and second striker. He is widely regarded to be one of the greatest Vietnamese players in all-times.

Nguyễn Hồng Sơn
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-10-09) October 9, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Hanoi, North Vietnam
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Outside right
Club information
Current team
Thể Công (Manager)
Youth career
Thể Công
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–2004 Thể Công 401 (58)
2004–2005 Công nhân Bia Đỏ 29 (8)
National team
1993–2001 Vietnam 48 (16)
Teams managed
2005 Thành Nghĩa Quảng Ngãi
2006–2008 Thể Công U-15
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Nguyen Hong Son joined the Army Club (also known as "Thể Công") in 1988 and started to wear the national team in 1993. Initially, Hong Son played in the striker position and then switched to wingers. . In 1990 Hong Son won the title of top scorer of the national championship. He had won a silver medal at the 18th, 20th and SEA Games SEA Games, 1998 bronze medal in the Tiger 1996 Cup and SEA Games 19. In 1998, after receiving the "Tiger Cup Best Player" award, Nguyen Hong Son was awarded the title of Asia's best player of the month, August 1998 and "Vietnam Golden Ball" for the first time. In 1999, he took second place at the soccer tournament organized by Pepsi (This tournament includes many players such as David Beckham, Dwight Yorke, Rui Costa, Roberto Carlos, ...) In early 2001, Anh won The title "Vietnam Golden Ball" for the second time. Late V-League season 2002 Hong Son announced retirement due to injury but in the second phase of the 2003 season, he returned to The Public Football team and then competed for Red Beer Workers. He is also an officer of the Vietnam People's Army, a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. [3]

In 2001, before leaving Vietnam, Coach Dido left an immortal sentence about Son: "If Hong Son was born in Brazil, he could afford to be a legend of world football."

After retiring from the competition, Nguyen Hong Son became a football coach leading Thanh Nghia Football Club - Quang Ngai, then the U15 team of Can Cong. At the 2007 Southeast Asian Games, he worked as a vice-coach for the Vietnamese national futsal team.



Thể Công

Personal awards