V.League 1

V.League 1 (Vietnamese: Giải Bóng đá Vô Địch Quốc Gia Việt Nam), also called LS V.League 1 due to sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football league in Vietnam, controlled by the Vietnam Professional Football Joint Stock Company. It is contested by 14 clubs who play each other on a home and away basis. The team finishing at the top at the end of the season is crowned the champion and enters the AFC Champions League.

V.League 1
Organising bodyVPF
Founded1955; 66 years ago (1955) (A Class)
1980; 41 years ago (1980) (A1 Class)
2000; 21 years ago (2000) (V.league)
First season1955 (as Football Cup of Peace)
Country Vietnam
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toRed Arrow Down.svg V.League 2
Domestic cup(s)Vietnamese Cup
Vietnamese Super Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
AFC Cup
ASEAN Club Championship
Current championsThể Công / Viettel (19th)
(2020)
Most championshipsThể Công / Viettel (19 titles)
Top goalscorerVietnam Hoàng Vũ Samson (200 goals)
TV partnersVTV (2 matches/ round)
VTVCab (all matches)
HTV (all matches)
ON SPORTS (all matches)
Onme (all matches)
Hà Tĩnh Television (only Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh matches)
Bình Dương Television (BTV2) (only Becamex Bình Dương matches)
K+ (all matches)
Websitevpf.vn
Current: 2021 V.League 1

The league was founded in 1955 with the winner was Thể Công. In 1980 as the All Vietnam Football Championship, with Tổng Cục Đường Sắt emerging as the winner. Thể Công is the most successful club in the league's history, having won the title 19 times. Including pre-1980 era, Thể Công has 19 titles. The league turned professional in the 2000–2001 season, which allowed clubs to hire foreign players. Vietnam Professional Football (VPF) was established in 2012, and the organising power was transferred from the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) to Vietnam Professional Football Jointstock Company (VPF).

HistoryEdit

Foundation and early daysEdit

The V-League 1, as it is known today, dates back to 1980 when the first semi-professional league was launched (then known as the All Vietnam Football Championship). Seventeen clubs participated in the competition which was split into three groups and conducted more like a cup competition, with the winner from each group qualifying for the Championship Stage. Công An Hà Nội, Tổng Cục Đường Sắt and Hải Quan were the three teams to qualify, with Tổng Cục Đường Sắt ultimately taking the title. That format, although the teams were split into two groups, continued until 1995 when the league reverted to a more traditional league format.

Turning professionalEdit

League football in Vietnam would turn professional in the 2000–2001 season, which saw the league change its name to its current moniker, V-League 1. In that inaugural V-League 1 season there were only ten clubs, with tighter restrictions meaning fewer teams. Over the next decade the league grew from 10 teams to the current fourteen, with the team that finishes on top of the table qualifying for the AFC Champions League. Clubs were allowed to hire foreign players from this season on.

VPF establishmentEdit

Following a season marred by accusations of refereeing corruption and a cover-up by the V.League governing body Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), six clubs (Đồng Tâm Long An, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, Hanoi ACB, Vissai Ninh Bình, Khatoco Khánh Hòa and Lam Sơn Thanh Hóa[1]) threatened to leave the league and form an entirely new league for the 2012 season. The most outspoken club in the move was Hanoi ACB, who were going through relegation from the V.League, with its chairman Nguyen Duc Kien announcing that ACB would spearhead the move. Due to the controversy, league sponsor EximBank expressed its intention to drop its title sponsorship of the league. League officials scrambled to resolve the issues, going as far as hiring foreign referees for the 2012 season.[2][3] After a meeting on 29 September, representatives of the VFF and the 14 V.League 1 teams and 14 V.League 2 teams announced the formation of a new corporation, the VPF, Vietnam Professional Football Joint Stock Company to manage the V-League. The VFF would hold a 36% stake in the new corporation, and the rest would be held by clubs.[1]

From the 2012 season, the organising power was transferred from the VFF to the VPF (Vietnamese Professional Football), and the V.League 1 was initially changed to the Super League, although this name was short-lived and the league was renamed back to V.League 1 later in the season. The first division was renamed the V.League 2. At the same time, many clubs found themselves in financial and sponsor issues, and many clubs withdrew, merge, bought another or failed to meet requirements for leagues. As a result, the number of clubs in each league changed dramatically.

Competition formatEdit

  • The V.League 1 season starts in February/March and ends in September. In each season, each club plays each of the other clubs twice, once at home and another away, for a total of 26 games.
  • Teams are ranked by total points, head-to-head, goal difference and goals scored.
  • Top team qualifies for AFC Champions League Group Stage.
  • For 2010 season, two bottom teams are relegated to the Vietnam First Division while third lowest placed team goes to play-off with the third highest placed team from the First Division.[4]
  • Starting in the 2013 season, the number of clubs participating in the V.League 1 would be decreased from fourteen to twelve after three clubs failed to register. Also in the same season, the bottom team will be relegated to the First Division while the top three teams from the First Division will be promoted into the V-League 1.[5]
  • Starting in the 2015 season, the league is competed by 14 teams.[6]

SponsorshipEdit

Since the 2000–2001 season, the V.League 1 has been branded with a principal sponsor's name and logo. The following companies have acted as principal sponsors:[7]

Period Sponsor Brand
1980–1999 No sponsor V-League
2000–2002 Strata Sport Marketing Strata V-League
2003 PepsiCo Sting V-League
2004 Kinh Do Kinh Do V-League
2005 Tan Hiep Phat Tan Hiep Phat V-League
2006 Eurowindow Eurowindow V-League
2007–2010 PetroVietnam Gas PetroVietnam Gas V-League
2011–2014 Eximbank Eximbank V.League 1[nb 1]
2015–2017 Toyota Toyota V.League 1
2018 NutiFood NutiCafe V.League 1
2019 Masan Wake-up 247 V.League 1
2020–present LS Group LS V.League 1[8][9]

ControversiesEdit

2013 controversyEdit

After Xuân Thành Sài Gòn was docked points for what the VFF deemed the club unsportsmanlike conduct when the club fielded a noncompetitive squad for their Matchday 20 meeting with Sông Lam Nghệ An, club officials announced that the club would withdraw from the league. On 22 August 2013, the VFF approved Xuân Thành Sài Gòn's withdrawal request. Matches where the club was involved were vacated. The VFF is still debating if the last place club will still be relegated to V.League 2, though the league charter states that the club in 12th place would be the only club relegated in the 2013 campaign.[10]

Relegation was cancelled for the 2013 campaign after Xuân Thành Sài Gòn withdrew from the V.League 1 before the conclusion of the season.[11] QNK Quảng Nam, Than Quảng Ninh and Hùng Vương An Giang, as winners, first runners-up and second runners-up respectively, were promoted from the 2013 V.League 2 season. Kienlongbank Kiên Giang failed to apply for the 2014 campaign and subsequently folded during the offseason.[12]

2014 match-fixing scandalEdit

Vissai 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 eight league matches and were third from bottom at the time.[13] Following their withdrawal from the league, all their results were declared null and void.[14]

Due to the match fixing scandal and withdrawal of Vissai 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.[15]

ClubsEdit

2021 seasonEdit

Locations of the 2021 V.League 1 teams


Fourteen clubs compete in the V.League 1’s, with one coming from the V.League 2’s previous season:

2021 club Province/
Municipality
2020 position Last title
Becamex Binh Duong Binh Duong 6th 2015
Dong A Thanh Hoa Thanh Hoa 11th
Haiphong Haiphong 12th 1970
Hanoi Hanoi 2nd 2019
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Gia Lai 7th 2004
Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City 5th 2001–02
Hong Linh Ha Tinh Ha Tinh 8th
Nam Dinh Nam Dinh 13th 1985
Saigon Ho Chi Minh City 3rd
SHB Da Nang Da Nang 9th 2012
Song Lam Nghe An Nghe An 10th 2011
Than Quang Ninh Quang Ninh 4th
Topenland Binh Dinh Binh Dinh 1st (VL2)
Viettel Hanoi 1st 2020

StadiumsEdit

Primary venues used in the 2020 V.League 1:

Becamex Bình Dương Sài Gòn Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh TP Hồ Chí Minh Hà Nội
Gò Đậu Stadium Thống Nhất Stadium Hà Tĩnh Stadium Thống Nhất Stadium Hàng Đẫy Stadium
Capacity: 18,250 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 25,000
         
Hải Phòng Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Quảng Nam SHB Đà Nẵng Sông Lam Nghệ An
Lạch Tray Stadium Pleiku Stadium Tam Kỳ Stadium Hòa Xuân Stadium Vinh Stadium
Capacity: 28,000 Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 15,624 Capacity: 20,500 Capacity: 18,000
         
Than Quảng Ninh Thanh Hóa Viettel Nam Định
Cẩm Phả Stadium Thanh Hóa Stadium Hàng Đẫy Stadium Thiên Trường Stadium
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 14,000 Capacity: 25,000 capacity :25,000
       

PlayersEdit

Rules on foreign playersEdit

Clubs are only allowed to register three foreign players per season.[16] In prior seasons, clubs were allowed to register two foreign players.

Starting from 2015 season, the number of foreign players allowed by clubs is reduced to 2 players plus 1 naturalised player.

From 2019 season, the rules on foreign players is change again, the number of foreign players allowed by clubs is 3 players and 1 naturalised player.[17]

Top scorers by seasonEdit

Season[7] Name Club Goals
1980   Lê Văn Đặng Công an Hà Nội 10
1981–1982   Võ Thành Sơn Sở Công Nghiệp 15
1982–1983   Nguyễn Cao Cường Thể Công 22
1984   Nguyễn Văn Dũng Nam Định 15
1985   Nguyễn Văn Dũng Nam Định 15
1986   Nguyễn Văn Dũng
  Nguyễn Minh Huy
Nam Định
Hải Quan
12
1987–1988   Lưu Tấn Liêm Hải Quan 15
1989   Hà Vương Ngầu Nại Cảng Sài Gòn 10
1990   Nguyễn Hồng Sơn Thể Công 10
1991   Hà Vương Ngầu Nại Cảng Sài Gòn 10
1992   Trần Minh Toàn Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng 6
1993–1994   Nguyễn Công Long
  Bùi Sĩ Thành
Bình Định
Long An
12
1995   Trần Minh Chiến Công an Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 14
1996   Lê Huỳnh Đức Công an Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 25
1997   Lê Huỳnh Đức Công an Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 16
1998   Nguyễn Văn Dũng Nam Định 17
1999
Unofficial
  Vũ Minh Hiếu Công an Hà Nội 8
1999–2000   Văn Sỹ Thủy Sông Lam Nghệ An 14
2000–2001   Đặng Đạo Khánh Hòa 11
2001–2002   Hồ Văn Lợi Cảng Sài Gòn 9
2003   Emeka Achilefu Nam Định 11
2004   Amaobi Uzowuru Nam Định 15
2005   Huỳnh Kesley Alves Becamex Bình Dương 21
2006   Elenildo de Jesus Thép Miền Nam Cảng Sài Gòn 18
2007   Jose Emidio de Almeida SHB Đà Nẵng 16
2008   Jose Emidio de Almeida SHB Đà Nẵng 23
2009   Đỗ Merlo
  Lazaro de Souza
SHB Đà Nẵng
Quân khu 4
15
2010   Đỗ Merlo SHB Đà Nẵng 19
2011   Đỗ Merlo SHB Đà Nẵng 22
2012   Timothy Anjembe Hà Nội ACB 17
2013   Gonzalo Marronkle
  Hoàng Vũ Samson
Hà Nội 14
2014   Hoàng Vũ Samson Hà Nội 23
2015   Patiyo Tambwe QNK Quảng Nam 18
2016   Đỗ Merlo SHB Đà Nẵng 24
2017   Nguyễn Anh Đức Becamex Bình Dương 17
2018   Oseni Ganiyu Hà Nội 17
2019   Pape Omar Faye
  Bruno Cantanhede
Hà Nội
Viettel
15
2020   Rimario Gordon
  Pedro Paulo
Hà Nội
Sài Gòn
12

Starting from the 2000 season when foreign players can played in the league, the top goalscorer are always foreign players (expect Nguyễn Anh Đức from Becamex Bình Dương in 2017 season)

StatisticsEdit

List of championsEdit

The following is a historical list of champions and runners-up of the V.League 1 by season. Superscripts in brackets (such as (2)) indicate a repeat win.

Season[7] Champion Runner-up Third Place
1955 Thể Công (1)
1956 Thể Công (2)
1957 Hải Phòng Police (1)
1958 Thể Công (3)
1959 Hải Phòng Police (2)
1960 Hải Phòng Police (3)
1961 Hải Phòng Police (4)
1962 Công An Hà Nội
1963 Hải Phòng Police (5)
1964 Công An Hà Nội (2)
1965 Hải Phòng Police (6)
1966 Hải Phòng Police (7)
1967 Hải Phòng Police (8)
1968 Hải Phòng Police (9) Hải Phòng Port
1969 Thể Công (4)
1970 Hải Phòng Police (10) Hải Phòng Port
1971 Thể Công (5)
1972 Thể Công (6)
1973 Thể Công (7)
1974 Thể Công (8) Hải Phòng Police
1975 Thể Công (9)
1976 Thể Công (10)
1977 Thể Công (11)
1978 Thể Công (12)
1979 Thể Công (13)
1980 Tổng cục Đường sắt Công An Hà Nội Hải Quan
1981–1982 Quân đội (14) Quân Khu Thủ đô Công An Hà Nội
1982–1983 Quân đội (15) Hải Quan Cảng Hải Phòng
1984 Công an Hà Nội Thể Công Sở Công Nghiệp Trà Vinh
1985 Công nghiệp Hà Nam Ninh Sở Công Nghiệp Trà Vinh Cảng Sài Gòn
1986 Cảng Sài Gòn Thể Công Hải Quan
1987–1988 Quân đội (16) Công Nhân Quảng Nam Đà Nẵng An Giang
1989 Đồng Tháp Thể Công Công An Hà Nội
1990 Thể Công (17) Công Nhân Quảng Nam Đà Nẵng Hải Quan
1991 Hải Quan Công Nhân Quảng Nam Đà Nẵng Cảng Sài Gòn
1992 Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng Công An Hải Phòng Thể Công
1993–1994 Cảng Sài Gòn (2) Công An Thành Phố Thể Công
1995 Công an Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh Huế Cảng Sài Gòn
1996 Đồng Tháp (2) Công An Thành Phố Sông Lam Nghệ An
1997 Cảng Sài Gòn (3) Sông Lam Nghệ An Thể Công
1998 Thể Công (18) Sông Lam Nghệ An Công An Thành Phố
1999–2000 Sông Lam Nghệ An Công An Thành Phố Công An Hà Nội
2000–2001 Sông Lam Nghệ An (2) Đạm Phú Mỹ Nam Định Thể Công
2001–2002 Cảng Sài Gòn (4) Công An Thành Phố Sông Lam Nghệ An
2003 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Gạch Đồng Tâm Long An Đạm Phú Mỹ Nam Định
2004 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (2) Đạm Phú Mỹ Nam Định Gạch Đồng Tâm Long An
2005 Gạch Đồng Tâm Long An SHB Đà Nẵng Becamex Bình Dương
2006 Gạch Đồng Tâm Long An (2) Becamex Bình Dương Boss Bình Định
2007 Becamex Bình Dương Gạch Đồng Tâm Long An Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
2008 Becamex Bình Dương (2) Gạch Đồng Tâm Long An Xi Măng Hải Phòng
2009 SHB Đà Nẵng (2) Becamex Bình Dương Sông Lam Nghệ An
2010 Hà Nội T&T Xi Măng Hải Phòng TĐCS Đồng Tháp
2011 Sông Lam Nghệ An (3) Hà Nội SHB Đà Nẵng
2012 SHB Đà Nẵng (3) Hà Nội Sài Gòn Xuân Thành
2013 Hà Nội T&T (2) Hoàng Anh Gia Lai SHB Đà Nẵng
2014 Becamex Bình Dương (3) Hà Nội FLC Thanh Hóa
2015 Becamex Bình Dương (4) Hà Nội FLC Thanh Hóa
2016 Hà Nội T&T (3) Hải Phòng SHB Đà Nẵng
2017 Quảng Nam FLC Thanh Hóa Hà Nội
2018 Hà Nội (4) FLC Thanh Hóa Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN
2019 Hà Nội (5) Hồ Chí Minh City Than Quảng Ninh
2020 Viettel (19) Hà Nội Sài Gòn

Top-performing clubsEdit

No. of championships[18] Clubs
19 Viettel
10 Hải Phòng
5 Hà Nội
4 Becamex Bình Dương, Cảng Sài Gòn , Sông Lam Nghệ An
3 SHB Đà Nẵng, Công an Hà Nội
2 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, Long An, Đồng Tháp
1 Hải Quan, Công nghiệp Hà Nam Ninh, , Tổng cục Đường sắt, Công an Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Quảng Nam

Boldface indicates clubs playing in 2020 season

All-time appearancesEdit

Top ten players with most appearances
Player Period Club(s) Games
1   Nguyễn Hồng Sơn 1988–2005 Thể Công 401, Công Nhân Bia Đỏ 29 430
2   Nguyễn Thế Anh 1966–1984 Thể Công 412 412
3   Đặng Phương Nam 1992–2007 Thể Công 388 388
4   Phan Văn Tài Em 2002–2011 Long An 305, Navibank Sài Gòn 44, Xuân Thành Sài Gòn 27 376
5   Nguyễn Anh Đức 2006–2019 Đông Á Bank 9, Becamex Bình Dương 355 364
6   Phạm Thành Lương 2005- Hà Nội ACB 144, Hà Nội 161 305
7   Dương Hồng Sơn 1998–2015 Sông Lam Nghệ An 206, Hà Nội 95 301
8   Nguyễn Cao Cường 1970–1989 Thể Công 301 301
9   Nguyễn Minh Phương 1998–2015 Cảng Sài Gòn 95, Long An 171, SHB Đà Nẵng 38, 294
10   Thạch Bảo Khanh 1998-2014 Thể Công 233, Lam Sơn Thanh Hoá 24, Hà Nội 32 289
11   Lê Tấn Tài 2003- Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN 164, Hải Phòng 11, Becamex Bình Dương 93, Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh 6, Hà Nội 9 283

Boldface indicates a player still active in the V.League 1.

All-time top scorersEdit

-
Player Period Clubs (mostly known as) Goals
1    Hoàng Vũ Samson 2007– Đồng Tháp, Hà Nội, Quảng Nam, Thanh Hóa 200
2    Đỗ Merlo 2009– SHB Đà Nẵng, Nam Định 136
3   Nguyễn Anh Đức 2005–2019 Đông Á Bank, Becamex Bình Dương 123
4   Lê Công Vinh 2004–2016 Sông Lam Nghệ An, Hà Nội T&T, Hà Nội 1956, Becamex Bình Dương 118
5   Nguyễn Văn Quyết 2011– Hà Nội 114
6    Huỳnh Kesley Alves 2003–2019 Becamex Bình Dương, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, Sài Gòn Xuân Thành, Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN, Hồ Chí Minh City 113
7   Antonio Carlos 2003–2015 Long An 94
8   Gonzalo Marronkle 2009–2017 Hà Nội 81
9   Lê Huỳnh Đức 1995–2007 Hồ Chí Minh City Police, SHB Đà Nẵng 79
10   Timothy Anjembe 2009–2015 Hòa Phát Hà Nội, Hà Nội ACB, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 79
11   Jose Emidio de Almeida 2006–2014 SHB Đà Nẵng 71

Boldface indicates a player still active in the V.League 1.

Youth LeagueEdit

In addition to the V-League, there is also a reserve youth League for U-19 players, with the aim to improve the quality of V-League and to become the future seeds for the clubs and national team themselves.

Year Venue Finals 3rd place
Champions Results Runners-up
U18
1995 TP. Hồ Chí Minh Bến Tre 1-1, 4-2 (11m) TP. Hồ Chí Minh Công an Hà NộiQuảng Ngãi
1997 Hà Nội Thanh Hoá 1-0 Thể Công Hà Nội
1998 Thể Công
1999 Hà Tĩnh
Nghệ An
Sông Lam Nghệ An 2-0 Hà Tĩnh CATP. Hồ Chí MinhU17 Việt Nam
2000 Hà Tĩnh Hà Tĩnh 3-0 Nam Định Sông Lam Nghệ AnKhánh Hoà
2001 Khánh Hoà Sông Lam Nghệ An 0-0, 5-3 (11m) Khánh Hoà Lâm ĐồngNam Định
2002 TP. Hồ Chí Minh Thể Công 1-0 Sông Lam Nghệ An Đồng ThápTP. Hồ Chí Minh
2003 Đà Nẵng Đồng Tháp - Nam Định Đà Nẵng
2004 Hải Phòng Sông Lam Nghệ An 0-0, 5-4 (11m) Thành Long Đồng ThápĐà Nẵng
2005 TP. Hồ Chí Minh Sông Lam Nghệ An 2-2, 4-3 (11m) TP. Hồ Chí Minh Thể CôngĐồng Nai
U19
2006 TP. Hồ Chí Minh Sông Lam Nghệ An 3-0 Nam Định Thành LongBình Dương
2007 Nam Định Đồng Nai 1-0 Sông Lam Nghệ An Hà Nội - ACBĐPM Nam Định
2008 TP. Hồ Chí Minh Thành Long 3-0[19] Đồng Tâm Long An Sông Lam Nghệ AnĐồng Nai
2009 Gia Lai Viettel 0-0,4-3 (11m) Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Bình ThuậnBecamex Bình Dương
2010 Nghệ An Than Quảng Ninh 1-0[20] Cao su Đồng Tháp SHB Đà NẵngMegastar E&C Nam Định
2011 Phú Thọ Hà Nội T&T 1-1,7-6 (11m)[21] Sông Lam Nghệ An Hoà Phát Hà NộiĐồng Tâm Long An
2012 Đà Nẵng Cao su Đồng Tháp 1-0'[22] SHB Đà Nẵng Sông Lam Nghệ AnHà Nội
2013 Gia Lai
Kon Tum
Khatoco Khánh Hòa 1-1,4-3(11m) Sông Lam Nghệ An Hà Nội T&THà Nội
2014 Pleiku Hà Nội T&T 0-0,5-4 (11m) Sông Lam Nghệ An Hoàng Anh Gia LaiViettel
2015 Vinh PVF 0-0, 4-3 (11m) Hà Nội T&T Đồng Tâm Long AnViettel
2016 Nha Trang Hà Nội T&T 1-1, 6-5 (11m) Viettel Sanatech Khánh HòaPVF
2017 Bình Định U19 Hà Nội 4-2 U19 PVF U19 ViettelU19 Thừa Thiên Huế
2018 Thừa Thiên - Huế U19 Đồng Tháp 0-0, 3-2 (11m) U19 Hà Nội ViettelSông Lam Nghệ An

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
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