The organization board’s representatives were Editor in chief of Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper Nguyen Tan Phong, Deputy editor in chief Nguyen Thanh Loi cum Head of organization board of the awards.
Representatives of sponsors, leaders of domestic teams, coaches, football players, former football players, football lovers especially reporters, sport journalists of news agencies nationwide.
The organization board respectively awarded the Men’s Golden, Silver and Bronze Ball Awards to football players Nguyen Quang Hai (Hanoi Football Club), Nguyen Anh Duc (Becamex Binh Duong Football Club) and Phan Van Duc (Song Lam Nghe An Football Club) as expectation of football lovers.
The winner of ‘the best foreign football player’ awards was Hanoi club’s striker Oseni Ganiyu Bolaji.
In women’s category, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung (PP. Ha Nam Football Club), Huynh Nhu (Football Club of Ho Chi Minh City) and Chuong Thi Kieu (Football Club of Ho Chi Minh City) won the Women’s Golden, Silver and Bronze Ball Awards respectively.
“The best young female football player” awards went to Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan (HCMC Club).
In the futsal category, Vu Quoc Hung from Hai Phuong Nam Club won the Golden Ball Awards; and Ho Van Y (Thai Son Nam Club) and Pham Duc Hoa (Thai Son Nam Club) received the Silver and Bronze Ball Awards.
Vietnamese Golden Ball Awards is organized annually by Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper since 1995, and is considered as an important awards voted by fans, sport journalists as well as experts aiming to honor and recognize contributions and achievements of football players during a year.
This year is considered as a successful competitive year of the Vietnamese football players in the regional and continental tournaments with impressive achievements of the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup Trophy winner, the runner- up of the AFC U23 Championship 2018, top four teams at the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD).
Earlier, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a friendly meeting with South Korean head coach Park Hang- seo and all members of Vietnam men’s national football team at Government Office on December 21 to honor their achievement at the ASEAN Football Suzuki Cup trophy.