2020 V.League 1

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V.League 1
Season2020
Dates7 March – 8 November
Champions Viettel (19th title)
Relegated Quang Nam
Matches played126
Goals scored319 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Pedro Paulo
Rimario Gordon
(12 goals)
Biggest home win Becamex Binh Duong 5–0 Haiphong
(11 June 2020)
SHB Da Nang 6–1 Quang Nam
(11 June 2020)
Biggest away win Hoang Anh Gia Lai 0–4 Hanoi
(15 October 2020)
Highest scoring SHB Da Nang 6–1 Quang Nam
(11 June 2020)
Hoang Anh Gia Lai 5–2 Ho Chi Minh City
(1 October 2020)
Longest winning run4 matches
Hanoi
Saigon
Viettel
Longest unbeaten run11 matches
Hanoi
Saigon
Longest winless run7 matches
Quang Nam
Longest losing run6 matches
Hoang Anh Gia Lai
Highest attendance20,000
Hong Linh Ha Tinh 1–1 Hanoi
(12 June 2020)
Lowest attendance0
Total attendance689,400
Average attendance6,693
2019
2021
All statistics correct as of 6 November 2020.

The 2020 V.League 1 season (or LS V.League 1 2020 for sponsorship reasons) [1] was the 64th season of the V.League 1, the highest division of Football in Vietnam.

Contents

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule had been changed to begin on 7 March instead of 21 February as originally planned. [2] All matches in matchdays 1 and 2 were played behind closed doors due to the same reason. Following the stabilizing situation, the league resumed in June, and also became the first league to allow fans into the stadium post-COVID-19 outbreak. [3] On 26 July 2020, the league was suspended again due to another surge in COVID-19 cases. [4]

Changes from last season

Team changes

The following teams have changed division since the 2019 season.

Rules changes

In the 2020 season, each team could register 3+1 foreign players (3 foreign + 1 naturalized Vietnamese). The teams that participated in ASEAN Club Championship and AFC Cup (Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Than Quang Ninh) could register 3+1+1 foreign players (3 foreign + 1 naturalized Vietnamese + 1 AFC player)

On 13 May 2020, the format had been slightly changed, including:

Teams

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
Becamex Binh Duong Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Thanh Son Flag of Vietnam.svg To Van Vu Kamito Becamex IDC
Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh Flag of Vietnam.svg Pham Hong Phu Flag of Vietnam.svg Dinh Xuan Viet Kelme Duoc Nam Ha
Haiphong Flag of Vietnam.svg Phạm Anh Tuan Flag of Vietnam.svg Doan Ngoc Tan Jogarbola VTC3
Hanoi Flag of Vietnam.svg Chi Dinh Nghiem Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Van Quyet Kappa T&T Group
Vinawind
Bamboo Airways
Artexport
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Flag of Vietnam.svg Duong Minh Ninh
Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Van Dan
Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Tuan Anh Mizuno Thaco
Ho Chi Minh City Flag of South Korea.svg Jung Hae-Seong Flag of South Korea.svg Tran Phi Son KappaCityLand
Hong Linh Ha Tinh Flag of Vietnam.svg Pham Minh Duc Flag of Vietnam.svg Le Tan Tai Kelme Vinmart
Quang Nam Flag of Vietnam.svg Dao Quang Hung Flag of Vietnam.svg Dinh Thanh Trung Jogarbola LS Group
Dat Quang Company
Saigon Flag of Vietnam.svg Vu Tien Thanh Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Ngoc Duy ZaicroBen Thanh Holding
Van Lang University
Him Lam Group
SHB Da Nang Flag of Vietnam.svg Le Huynh Duc Flag of Vietnam.svg Ha Duc Chinh KamitoSaigon—Hanoi Bank (SHB)
Song Lam Nghe An Flag of Vietnam.svg Ngo Quang Truong Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoang Van Khanh Mitre Bac A Bank
TH true Juice
Than Quang Ninh Flag of Vietnam.svg Phan Thanh Phan Flag of Vietnam.svg Huynh Tuan Linh Joma Vinacomin
Thanh Hoa Flag of Vietnam.svg Mai Xuan Hop Flag of Vietnam.svg Le Van Thang Jogarbola
Viettel Flag of Vietnam.svg Truong Viet Hoang Flag of Vietnam.svg Bui Tien Dung FBT Viettel

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Becamex Binh Duong Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Thanh SonInterim over24 October 2019Pre-season Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Oliveira27 November 2019
Haiphong Flag of Vietnam.svg Truong Viet HoangResigned24 October 2019 Flag of Vietnam.svg Pham Anh Tuan16 November 2019
Saigon Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Thanh CongResigned24 October 2019 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoang Van Phuc 22 November 2019
Thanh Hoa Flag of Vietnam.svg Mai Xuan Hop Interim over24 October 2019 Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Lopez 22 November 2019
Viettel Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Hai BienInterim over24 October 2019 Flag of Vietnam.svg Truong Viet Hoang12 November 2019
Song Lam Nghe An Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Duc ThangPromoted to Technical Director16 December 2019 Flag of Vietnam.svg Ngo Quang Truong16 December 2019
Becamex Binh Duong Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos OliveiraSacked16 February 2020 Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Thanh Son16 February 2020
Saigon Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoang Van Phuc Resigned13 March 20208th Flag of Vietnam.svg Vu Tien Thanh13 March 2020
Thanh Hoa Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Lopez Sacked8 June 202013th Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Thanh Cong9 June 2020
Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Van SyPromoted to Technical Director24 June 202014th Flag of Vietnam.svg Pham Hong Phu24 June 2020
Quang Nam Flag of Vietnam.svg Vu Hong VietResigned29 June 202013th Flag of Vietnam.svg Dao Quang Hung29 June 2020
Ho Chi Minh City Flag of South Korea.svg Jung Hae-Seong Resigned25 July 20205th Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Huu Thang 25 July 2020
Ho Chi Minh City Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Huu Thang Redeployed25 July 20205th Flag of South Korea.svg Jung Hae-Seong 13 August 2020
Thanh Hoa Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Thanh CongResigned11 September 20208th Flag of Vietnam.svg Mai Xuan Hop 12 September 2020
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Tae-hoon Promoted to Technical Director28 September 20207th Flag of Vietnam.svg Duong Minh Ninh
Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Van Dan
28 September 2020
Quang Nam Flag of Vietnam.svg Dao Quang HungSacked12 October 202014th Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyen Thanh Cong12 October 2020

Foreign players

Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the mid-season transfer window.

ClubPlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4 (AFC Player)Player 5 (Naturalized Vietnamese player)Former Player
Becamex Binh Duong Flag of Brazil.svg Hedipo Gustavo Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Ali Rabo Flag of France.svg Youssouf Touré Flag of Nigeria.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Suleiman Abdullahi
Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh Flag of Brazil.svg Rafaelson Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Papel Flag of Nigeria.svg Emmanuel Agbaji Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Gastón Merlo Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Valentin Zoungrana
Haiphong Flag of Brazil.svg Diego Flag of Jamaica.svg Andre Fagan Flag of Uganda.svg Joseph Mpande Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Adriano Schmidt 1
Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Andrey Nguyen 1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Martin Lo 1
Flag of Brazil.svg Claudecir Junior
Hanoi Flag of Jamaica.svg Rimario Gordon Flag of Senegal.svg Pape Omar Faye Flag of Uganda.svg Moses Oloya Flag of France.svg Papa Ibou Kébé
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Flag of Jamaica.svg Chevaughn Walsh Flag of Nigeria.svg Kester Oahimijie Flag of Serbia.svg Damir Memović
Ho Chi Minh City Flag of Senegal.svg Papé Diakité Flag of Costa Rica.svg José Guillermo Ortiz Flag of Costa Rica.svg Ariel Francisco Rodríguez Flag of Sweden.svg Viktor Prodell
Flag of Brazil.svg Alex Lima
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Amido Baldé
Flag of South Korea.svg Seo Yong Duk
Hong Linh Ha Tinh Flag of Brazil.svg Bruno Henrique Flag of Brazil.svg Jean Almeida Flag of the United States.svg Victor Mansaray Flag of Brazil.svg Pina
Quang Nam Flag of Brazil.svg Rodrigo Dias Flag of Brazil.svg Zé Paulo Flag of France.svg Papa Ibou Kébé Flag of Nigeria.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Dio Preye Flag of Brazil.svg Lucas Rocha
Saigon Flag of Brazil.svg Geovane Flag of Brazil.svg Pedro Paulo Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Byung-keon
SHB Da Nang Flag of Serbia.svg Igor Jelić Flag of Sweden.svg Grace Tanda Flag of Nigeria.svg Ismahil Akinade Flag of France.svg Philippe Nsiah
Song Lam Nghe An Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Flag of Brazil.svg Felipe Martins Flag of Nigeria.svg Peter Onyekachi Flag of The Gambia.svg Alagie Sosseh
Than Quang Ninh Flag of Brazil.svg Claudecir Junior Flag of Jamaica.svg Jermie Lynch Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Neven Laštro Flag of Uganda.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Geoffrey Kizito Flag of Jamaica.svg Andre Fagan
Thanh Hoa Flag of Cameroon.svg Louis Ewonde Flag of Cameroon.svg Aimé Gassissou Flag of Croatia.svg Josip Balić Flag of Nigeria.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Samson Kayode Flag of Sweden.svg Grace Tanda
Flag of France.svg Philippe Nsiah
Viettel Flag of Brazil.svg Bruno Cantanhede Flag of Brazil.svg Caíque Flag of Brazil.svg Luizão

Phase 1 League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Saigon 13661197+1224Qualified to Championship group
2 Viettel 136432015+522
3 Than Quang Ninh 136341716+121
4 Hanoi 135532013+720
5 Ho Chi Minh City 136252317+620
6 Becamex Binh Duong 135531711+620
7 Hoang Anh Gia Lai 135531716+120
8 Hong Linh Ha Tinh 134631412+218
9 SHB Da Nang 134451915+416Qualified to Relegation group
10 Thanh Hoa 13436914515
11 Song Lam Nghe An 134361016615
12 Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh 134181423913
13 Haiphong 13346817913
14 Quang Nam 132381732159
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2020. Source: VPF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Disciplinary points; 5) Play-off (Only to decide champions, runners-up, third placed and relegation spots); 6) Drawing of lots (Criteria 2 to 5 only applies after the conclusion of round 13)

Phase 2 League Table

Championship Group

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Viettel (C)2012532916+1341Qualification for AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Hanoi [lower-alpha 1] (Q)2011633716+2139Qualification for AFC Cup Group stage
3 Saigon (Q)209743019+1134
4 Than Quang Ninh 209472726+131
5 Ho Chi Minh City 208482925+428
6 Becamex Binh Duong 207762521+428
7 Hoang Anh Gia Lai 206592736923
8 Hong Linh Ha Tinh 204881924520
Updated to match(es) played on 8 November 2020. Source: VPF
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated
Notes:
  1. Hanoi FC is qualified for the 2021 AFC Cup Group stage as 2020 Vietnamese Cup winners.

Relegation Group

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsRelegation
9 SHB Da Nang 185852622+423
10 Song Lam Nghe An 186571721423
11 Thanh Hoa 185671622621
12 Haiphong 1854915251019
13 Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh 18531019301118
14 Quang Nam (R)18531028411318Relegation to V.League 2
Updated to match(es) played on 31 October 2020. Source: VPF
(R) Relegated

Results

Home \ Away BBD NDI HAN HPG HAG HHT QNA SGN DNG SLN TQN THH HCM VTL
Becamex Binh Duong 0–25–01–13–11–00–12–0
Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh 1–10–22–11–01–03–01–2
Hanoi 4–21–03–00–10–11–12–0
Haiphong 0–01–11–10–23–10–10–0
Hoang Anh Gia Lai 1–01–03–11–11–05–2
Hong Linh Ha Tinh 1–11–13–20–01–00–1
Quang Nam 1–22–23–32–12–11–30–3
Saigon 0–03–01–10–00–03–0
SHB Da Nang 1–11–03–16–11–41–2
Song Lam Nghe An 1–02–01–11–01–31–2
Than Quang Ninh 2–23–23–10–23–12–00–3
Thanh Hoa 1–00–10–01–20–30–02–0
Ho Chi Minh City 1–25–10–30–12–21–03–0
Viettel 1–14–03–31–01–11–11–2
Updated to match(es) played on 24 July 2020. Source: Vietnam Professional Football
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round

This table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213
Saigon 7251452111111
Viettel 4422574532222
Than Quang Ninh 1171110868455343
Hanoi 1845736886454
Ho Chi Minh City 2116311223535
Becamex BInh DUOng 5974243347766
Hoang Anh Gia Lai 6397689664677
Hong Linh Ha Tinh 912109912121213111098
SHB Da Nang 10141412111011779989
Thanh Hoa 12131314121171010881110
Song Lam Nghe An 86331259910111011
Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh 13101213141413141112121212
Haiphong 356810910111213131313
Quang Nam 1411811131314131414141414
Championship Round
Relegation Round
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2020. Source: Table by round (in Vietnamese)

Season progress

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920
Becamex Binh Duong WLDWWLDWDLDDWLWLLDWD
Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh LWLLLLWLWLDLWDWLLDXX
Hanoi WLWDLWLDDWWDDWWWWDWW
Haiphong WDDLLWDLLLDLWLLWWLXX
Hoang Anh Gia Lai WDLWDLDWDWDLWLLLLLLW
Hong Linh Ha Tinh LLWDDDDLDWDWWLDLLDLL
Quang Nam LDWLLLLWLLDDLLLWWWXX
Saigon DWDWDDWWWWDLDWLDWWLL
SHB Da Nang LLLWDWDWDLDWLWLWLDXX
Song Lam Nghe An DWWDWLLLDLLWLWWLDDXX
Than Quang Ninh LWLDWWLWLWWDDWDWWLLL
Thanh Hoa LLLDWWWLLWDLDDWLDDXX
Ho Chi Minh City WWDLWWDLWLLWLLLDLWWD
Viettel WDWDLLWDWWDWLWWWWDWW
Updated to match(es) played on 24 July 2020. Source: VPF
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose; X = Not played (for bottom 6 teams)

Schedule

Attendances

By club

2020 V.League 1 Attendance
ClubTotalGamesAvg. Per Game
Becamex Binh Duong35,20075,028
Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh111,000912,333
Hanoi45,00095,000
Hoang Anh Gia Lai54,50086,812
Ho Chi Minh City51,00086,375
SHB Da Nang44,70085,587
Song Lam Nghe An49,00086,125
Hong Linh Ha Tinh59,00087,375
Quang Nam35,00093,888
Saigon28,50083,562
Haiphong40,00085,000
Thanh Hoa48,000104,800
Than Quang Ninh46,000104,600
Viettel42,50094,722
Total689,4001195,793

By round

2020 V.League 1 Attendance
RoundTotalGamesAvg. Per Game
Round 1070
Round 2070
Round 350,50077,214
Round 456,70078,100
Round 550,00077,142
Round 666,00079,429
Round 748,00076,857
Round 858,00078,285
Round 973,000710,429
Round 1052.50077,500
Round 1163,00079,000
Round 1222,20073,171
Round 1335,00075,000
Group A Round 1415,00043,750
Group B Round 1411,00033,667
Group A Round 1516,50044,125
Group B Round 1511,00033,667
Group A Round 1614,00043,500
Group B Round 169,50033,167
Group A Round 1716,50044,125
Group B Round 1721,00037,000
Group A Round 18?4 ?
Group B Round 18?3 ?
Group A Round 19?4 ?
Group A Round 20?4 ?
Total689,4001190

Season statistics