Nguy​en Anh ​Duc of Becamex B​inh D​uong is nominated for the male Golden Ball category. — (Photo: mediacdn.com)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - The Golden Ball 2017 organisers, Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper announced the shortlist for categories in the nomination on December 20.

The five nominations for the male Golden Ball category are Nguyen Anh Duc of Becamex Binh Duong, Nguyen Quang Hai of Hanoi FC, Tran Phi Son of Song Lam Nghe An, Dinh Thanh Trung of QNK Quang Nam and Luong Xuan Truong who plays as a central midfielder for Gangwon FC of the Republic of Korea, on loan from V. League 1 club Hoang Anh Gia Lai.

The top five players for the female Golden Ball are Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung and Nguyen Thi Lieu of Phong Phu Hà Nam, Chuong Thi Kieu, Huynh Nhu and Dang Thi Kieu Trinh of HCM City.

In the futsal category, Thai Son Nam has three representatives including Pham Duc Hoa, Phung Trong Luan and Tran Van Vu. While Thai Son Bac has one candidate, Nguyen Van Huy and one more is Khong Dinh Hung of Sanatech Khanh Hoa.

There are three nominees for the award of best young male footballer including Nguyen Quang Hai and Doan Van Hau of Hanoi and Phan Thanh Hau of Hoang Anh Gia Lai.

While top three for the best female young footballer are Nguyen Thi Minh Anh of Ha Nam, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan of HCM City and Nguyen Thi Van of Vietnam Coal and Mineral.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on January 2 in HCM City.-VNA