Winners of 2020 Golden Ball award announced

Update: 15:18 | 13/01/2021
Forward and captain Nguyen Van Quyet of Ha Noi FC and striker Cu Thi Huynh Nhu of HCM City Club won the Golden Ball awards for player of the year during an awards ceremony held in HCM City on January 12.
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Winners of 2020 Golden Ball award announced
Forward and captain Nguyen Van Quyet (L) of Ha Noi FC and striker Cu Thi Huynh Nhu of HCM City Club win the Golden Ball awards for player of the year. (Photo: VNA)

Quyet won the first Golden Ball award of his career for his major contribution to Ha Noi FC’s achievements incoming second at the 2020 V.League and winning at the year’s National Cup as well as the recent National Football Super Cup.

In the men’s category, two defenders of Viettel, Bui Tien Dung and Que Ngoc Hai, finished runner-up and third.

Meanwhile, Nhu won the women's golden ball award for two consecutive years, followed by Pham Hai Yen of Ha Noi FC and goalie Tran Thi Kim Thanh, Nhu’s teammate at HCM City Club.

The Golden Ball Award in futsal went to Nguyen Minh Tri of Thai Son Nam FC, which triumphed at both the 2020 National Futsal Championship and the National Futsal Cup.

Ha Noi FC’s Bui Hoang Viet Anh was named the best young male player of the year and Ngan Thi Van Su of the Ha Noi FC picked up the prize in the female category.

The best foreign player award went to Bruno Cantanhede, who was among the key players of the 2020 V.League champions Viettel.

The Vietnamese Golden Ball award was introduced in 1995 by the Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper with coaches, experts and journalists voting for the best players.

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(Source: VNA)