Vietnam Football Federation

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Vietnam Football Federation
Founded 1960 (North Vietnam)
Headquarters National Youth Football Training Centre 844 Hanoi
FIFA affiliation 1952 (South Vietnam)[1]
1964 (North Vietnam)
AFC affiliation 1954 (South Vietnam)[2][3][4]
1978 (Vietnam)[5]
AFF affiliation 1996
President Lê Hùng Dũng

The Vietnam Football Federation (Vietnamese: Liên Đoàn Bóng Đá Việt Nam; French: Fédération du Viêt Nam de Football) is the governing body of football in Vietnam. It is responsible for the Vietnam men's, women's, olympic, and other youth teams as well as national competitions.

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, football was played differently in the two parts of the country until 1975. In 1989, VFA was renamed to Vietnam Football Federation.


History of football in Vietnam

Football came into Vietnam with the French in 1896. It was first introduced in Cochinchina (Nam Kỳ), and then spread to other parts of the colony - the central and northern parts.

Vietnam Football Federation

In 1960, 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.

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.

Current situation

Despite representing Vietnamese football, the Federation has been criticized for their inefficient handling of the national football team in recent years.

Main board


The current president of VFF is Lê Hùng Dũng.


  • 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)

Executive committee

  • Trần Quốc Tuấn - Technical deputy chairman
  • Nguyễn Xuân Gụ - Deputy chairman
  • Đoàn Nguyên Đức - Deputy chairman


  • Lê Hoài Anh

Affiliated committees

  • 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

Regional federations

24 provincial federations are constituent members of VFF:





Domestic leagues

For men

For women

Domestic cups

National teams

Vietnam was once a leading force in the game and won the 1959 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. They also made the final rounds of the Asian Cup competition in 1956. A decline in form followed for some years but in recent times, they have emerged from the days of being considered an easy team to one that must be treated seriously.



See also


  1. ^ "FIFA COURSE FOR REFEREES". The Straits Times. 6 November 1951.
  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".
  5. ^ "Singapore get okay to host pre- Games". The Straits Times. 20 December 1978.
  6. ^

External links

  • (in Vietnamese) Official Site
  • (in English) Vietnam FA site
  • Vietnam at AFC site
  • Vietnam at FIFA site
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