International press nominates Nguyen Quang Hai for Rising Star of the Year

In this category, strong competitors for the Hanoi FC player are Safawi Rasid (Malaysia), Kevin Deeromram (Thailand), Jakkit Wechpirom (Thailand) and Akhyar Rashid (Malaysia). Launched in 1994 on the back of a World Cup that England hadn’t even qualified for, FourFourTwo is the world’s biggest football magazine, published in 17 markets. According to FourFourTwo, Quang Hai was a key figure on Vietnamese side that won the bronze medal at the 2016 AFC U19 Championship, and the silver medal at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship that wrapped up in Guangzhou (China) on January 27th after a 2-1 loss in extra time to the Uzbekistan team. He is also a regular scorer and has scored important goals for the Vietnam U23. The Hanoi’s Dong Anh district-origin footballer got off the mark for the senior team against Cambodia in the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers in September, too. His fabulous performance has helped him rank second in the list of best scorers, with five goals. Meanwhile, in the category of Player of the Year in Southeast Asian Football Awards, Vietnamese midfielder Dinh Thanh Trung of Quang Nam FC, 30, is also highly rated by FourFourTwo due to his impressive performances. In 2017, the central Ha Tinh province-origin player scored 10 goals which helped his club earn their first ever V.League 1 title, as well as claiming the Vietnamese Golden Ball 2017 for the Best Football Player of the Year. He will have to compete with other stars including Teerasil Dangda (Thailand), Aung Thu (Myanmar),… [Read full story]


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