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HCM City (VNA)Midfielder Do Hung Dung of Hanoi FC and striker Cu Huynh Nhu of HCM City Club won the Golden Ball award for player of the year on May 26.

In the men’s category, Dung’s teammate Nguyen Quang Hai finished runner-up, followed by Nguyen Trong Hoang of Viettel.

Dung captained Vietnam to the title at the SEA Games 2019 after many years of waiting, and put in outstanding performances at both national and club level.

Meanwhile, Nhu won the women's award. She was a key player for the Vietnam national team, helping them win the SEA Games for the sixth time.

Nhu’s teammate Chuong Thi Kieu finished second, while Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung of Phong Phu Ha Nam was third.

Doan Van Hau of Hanoi FC was named the best young male player and Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan of HCM City picked up the prize in the female category.

The best foreign player award went to Pape Omar Faye of Hanoi FC. The player from Senegal was a key player for the team as they took the V.League 1 2019 title and reached the AFC Cup final.

In futsal, Tran Van Vu of Thai Son Nam won the Golden Ball Award, followed by Nguyen Minh and Pham Duc Hoa.

Meanwhile, coaches Mai Duc Chung and Park Hang-seo received the Devotion Award for their contributions to Vietnamese football.

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