Vietnam Football Federation

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF; Vietnamese: Liên đoàn Bóng đá Việt Nam) is the governing body of football in Vietnam. It is responsible for the all Vietnamese teams of association football, futsal and beach soccer as well as national competitions.[6][7]

Vietnam Football Federation
AFC
Full nameFootball Federation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Short nameVFF / LĐBĐVN
Founded1960; 64 years ago (1960) (in North Vietnam)
HeadquartersHanoi, Vietnam
FIFA affiliation1952 (South Vietnam)[1]
AFC affiliation1954 (South Vietnam)[2][3][4]
1978 (readmitted)[5]
AFF affiliation1996
PresidentTrần Quốc Tuấn
Vice-PresidentTrần Anh Tú, Nguyễn Trung Kiên, Nguyễn Xuân Vũ
Websitevff.org.vn

VFF is currently a member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA),[8][9] the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).[10][11][12] Its headquarters is located in Lê Quang Đạo Street, Mỹ Đình 1 ward, Nam Từ Liêm district, Hanoi.

History

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In 1960, the Vietnam Football Association was established in the North. Its first president Hà Đăng Ấn, head of Railway Department and a former football star. In the South under control of the Republic of Vietnam, a similar Association was also founded to administer football activities in the South.

Football has been played in Vietnam since the early 20th century, however, due to the war, it had not been developed into a movement. Due to the division of Vietnam since 1954, football was played differently in the two parts of the country until 1976.

In 1989, following the Đổi Mới reforms, Vietnamese sports began to return to international events. After three months of preparation, in August 1989, the First Congress of the new football federation took place in Hanoi, declaring Vietnam Football Federation. Trịnh Ngọc Chữ, deputy minister of General Department of Sports, was elected president of VFF and Lê Thế Thọ was appointed general secretary.

Main board

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President

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The current president of VFF is Trần Quốc Tuấn.

Presidents

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  • Trịnh Ngọc Chữ (1989–1991)
  • Dương Nghiệp Chí (acting, 1991–1993)
  • Đoàn Văn Xê (1993–1997)
  • Mai Văn Muôn (1997–2001)
  • Hồ Đức Việt (2001–2003)
  • Trần Duy Ly (acting, January–August 2003)
  • Mai Liêm Trực (2003–2005)
  • Nguyễn Trọng Hỷ (2005–2013)
  • Lê Hùng Dũng (2013–2018)
  • Lê Khánh Hải (2018–2021)
  • Trần Quốc Tuấn (2021–)

Executive committee

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  • Trần Quốc Tuấn – Permanent deputy chairman
  • Cao Văn Chóng – 1st Deputy chairman
  • Lê Văn Thành – 2nd Deputy chairman

Secretary-General

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  • Lê Thế Ngọ (1989–1993)
  • Trần Bẩy (1993–1997)
  • Phạm Ngọc Viễn (1997–2005)
  • Trần Quốc Tuấn (2005–2011)
  • Ngô Lê Bằng (2011–2014)
  • Lê Hoài Anh (2014–2022)
  • Dương Nghiệp Khôi (2022–)

Affiliated committees

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  • Council of Referees
  • Women's Committee
  • Sports Medical Committee
  • External affairs Committee
  • Communication Committee
  • Committee of movements and member organizations
  • Committee of Development Strategy
  • Committee of Professional Football
  • Committee of Complaints
  • Inspection Committee
  • National council of Coaches
  • Marketing and Sponsorship Committee
Name Position Source
  Trần Quốc Tuấn President [13][14]
  Trần Anh Tú Senior Vice-president [15][16]
  Nguyễn Trung Kiên Vice-president [17]
  Nguyễn Xuân Vũ Vice-president [18][19]
  Dương Nghiệp Khôi General secretary [20][21]
  Lê Hùng Dũng Treasurer [22]
  Kim Sang-sik Team coach (men's) [23]
  Mai Đức Chung Team coach (women's) [24]
  Nguyễn Trung Lân Media/communications manager [25]
  Dương Vũ Lâm Futsal coordinator [26]
  Hà Lê Mạnh Referee coordinator [27]
  Takeshi Koshida Technical director [28]

Regional federations

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40 provincial federations are constituent members of VFF:

North

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Central

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South

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Competitions

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Domestic leagues

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For men

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For women

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Domestic cups

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National teams

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Women

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In 1994, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) of the second term held a competition to design a new logo.[29][30] The winning design was created by artist Nguyen Ngoc Than.[31][32] The logo features a yellow background, a red triangle, and a stylized football. The red triangle represents the national flag, and the stylized football represents the passion for football in Vietnam. The three letters VFF stand for Vietnam Football Federation.[33]

The current logo of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) features a stylized football with the three letters "VFF" inside it. The football is surrounded by the Vietnamese flag, which is red with a yellow star in the center. The logo was designed to honor the history and development of Vietnamese football, and to show the Federation's commitment to meeting the needs of fans, friends, and international football organizations. It was designed by Nguyen Cong Quang and has been in use since 2008.[34]

On April 28, 2008, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Executive Committee officially announced the use of the new VFF logo in all related transactions from May 1, 2008. The use of the old logo ended on December 31, 2008.

Sponsorship

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Primary sponsors include: Grand Sport, Honda, Vinamilk, Yanmar, Sony, LS Group, Coca-Cola, Kao Vietnam, TNI Corporation, Z.com, Herbalife Vietnam, Acecook, Gia Đình Attack, Hưng Thịnh Land, Hưng Thịnh Corporation and King Coffee.

Rumor

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In 2023, rumors circulated on social media that the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) was about to receive up to $120 million to build two stadiums with a capacity of up to 50,000 and 100,000 seats.[35][36][37] According to the source, the two new stadiums could be started in March 2024.[38][39] On November 6, 2023, VFF announced that the funding announcement for the new stadium was completely fabricated.[40][41][42]

See also

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References

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  2. ^ The A–Z of Asian Football 97–98; 1997 Asian Football Confederation
  3. ^ 香港足球總會九十週年紀念特刊 (Hong Kong Football Association 90th Anniversary Booklet) 2004
  4. ^ "AFC 60th Anniversary: Back to where it all began". the-afc.com.
  5. ^ "Singapore get okay to host pre-Games". The Straits Times. 20 December 1978.
  6. ^ "VFF Statutes". Asian Football Confederation. 21 March 2014.
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