|Nickname(s)||Những chiến binh sao vàng|
(Golden Star Warriors)
|Association||Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Philippe Troussier|
|Captain||Nguyễn Tuấn Anh|
|Most caps||Lê Công Vinh (83)|
|Top scorer||Lê Công Vinh (51)|
|Home stadium|| Mỹ Đình National Stadium (main)|
|Current||94 (30 November 2023)|
|Highest||84 (September 1998)|
|Lowest||172 (December 2006)|
| Philippines 2–2 Vietnam |
(Manila, Philippines; 26 November 1991)
| Vietnam 11–0 Guam |
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 23 January 2000)
| Zimbabwe 6–0 Vietnam |
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26 February 1997)
Vietnam 0–6 Oman
(Daegu, South Korea; 29 September 2003)
South Korea 6–0 Vietnam
(Suwon, South Korea; 17 October 2023)
|Appearances||5 (first in 1956 as South Vietnam |
2007 as Vietnam)
|Best result||As South Vietnam: Fourth place (1956, 1960) |
As Vietnam: Quarter-finals (2007, 2019)
|Appearances||14 (first in 1996 )|
|Best result||Champions (2008, 2018)|
The Vietnam national football team (Vietnamese : Đội tuyển bóng đá quốc gia Việt Nam) represents Vietnam in men's international football competitions and is controlled by the Vietnam Football Federation, the governing body of football in Vietnam. It has been nicknamed Golden Star Warriors.
Vietnam was introduced to football by the French in the 19th century during the French colonial period. However, various conflicts occurred in the country throughout the 20th century.Vietnam was split into Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North) and Republic of Vietnam (South) in 1954, two national teams which existed simultaneously and were controlled by separate governing bodies. After the country was unified in 1976, the separate governing bodies were combined and renamed to Vietnam Football Federation.
Since the 1990s, Vietnam has re-integrated into global football, achieving moderate success in Southeast Asia and reaching the final round of the World Cup qualification in 2022. Vietnam also reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup twice, in 2007 and in 2019.
The introduction of football into Vietnam traced its roots in 1896, during the era of colonial French Cochinchina. At the early stage, the sport were only played among French civil servants, merchants, and soldiers. The French then encouraged local Vietnamese to play football and other sports that were introduced to them in order to divert their interest from politics, resulting in football being spread to the northern and central region.On 20 July 1908, the newspaper Southern Luc Tan Van reported the match between two local Vietnamese teams for the first time. A football guidebook published in 1925 by Vietnamese doctor Pham Van Tiec attracted the interest among Vietnamese youngsters. By 1928, the Vietnamese had established the Annamite Sports Bureau and in the same year they sent a football team to compete in Singapore. More local football clubs then established in both northern and southern Vietnam. However, it was not until after the World War II that football clubs in the region started to become more organized. Vietnam played their first ever international match in a 2-4 loss against South Korea in Saigon.
Two national football teams existed when Vietnam was divided into South Vietnam and North Vietnam. The southern team participated in the first two AFC Asian Cup finals (1956 AFC Asian Cup and 1960 AFC Asian Cup) and earned two fourth-place finishes. They won the first Southeast Asian Games gold in 1959 in Thailand. The team also participated in the qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, beating Thailand 1–0 to qualify the classification matches. They ultimately lost their group opening matches by 0–4 to Japan and 0–1 to Hong Kong. The team played their last game in a 0-3 loss against Malaysia in 1975. Meanwhile, the northern team was less active. They were not a member of either AFC or FIFA, but they often played against other communist states between 1956 and 1966. Their first game was a 3-5 loss against China PR under head coach Truong Tan Buu. They participated in the first GANEFO (Games of the New Emerging Forces) competitions at Indonesia in 1962 and Cambodia in 1966. Both teams ceased to exist when the North and South regions reunited into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War.Because only South Vietnam was member of FIFA (from 1954), the later unified Vietnam team is classified as the successor by FIFA.
The development of football during this era for both Vietnams was marked with stagnation as the Vietnam War occurred at the same time. Because of the war, Vietnam, by then, a major football force in Asia, started losing its reputation. Thus, the conflict had greatly reduced Vietnamese footballing ability and weakened the country seriously. However, the following Cambodian–Vietnamese War and Sino-Vietnamese War, and global sanctions against the country, had depleted the nation's football team and turned Vietnam into one of the weakest teams in the world and Asia overall. For this reason, Vietnamese football can be still considered new and unknown for the rest of the world, in spite of its long standing history as Vietnam only rejoined global football in 1991.
Vietnam's professional football league, known as the All Vietnam Football Championship, was launched in 1980 to redevelop Vietnamese football after a long period of civil war. In 1989, following the Đổi Mới reforms, a new football federation was formed. Vietnamese sports began to return to international events. After three months of preparation, in August 1989, the First Congress of the new football federation took place in Hanoi, declaring the formation of the Vietnam Football Federation. Trịnh Ngọc Chữ, deputy minister of General Department of Sports, was elected as the first president of VFF.
The reunified Vietnam national football team rejoined international football by participating in the 1991 edition of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.They have participated in every edition of the tournament since then. Unified Vietnam has also regularly entered qualification for the FIFA World Cup since the 1994 edition and for the AFC Asian Cup since the 1996 edition.
Vietnam participated in FIFA World Cup qualification in 1994 World Cup campaign for the first time as an unified nation, having participated in the 1974 qualification as South Vietnam. The national side at the time was not successful in World Cup campaigns, failing in both the 1994 and 1998 qualifications with only one win.
In 1996, Vietnam participated in the first (1996) ASEAN Football Federation championship (then known as Tiger Cup) and finished third. Vietnam hosted the second Tiger Cup in 1998, where they heartbreakingly lost 0–1 to Singapore in the final. From 2000 to 2007, Vietnam continued their quest to win the Southeast Asian trophy, but they often ended short. In 1996, Vietnam gained international headline for inviting Italian giant Juventus, the reigning 1995–96 UEFA Champions League champion, to play in a friendly match in Hanoi. Despite a 1-2 loss, the match was a watershed moment that boosted the development of football in the country.Vietnam has participated in all editions of the ASEAN championship ever since.
Vietnam was the host of the 1999 Dunhill Cup, a friendly tournament for both senior and U-23 players. Since it was categorized as a mingled senior and U-23 competition, some national teams had decided to participate using its senior reserve side. In this competition, Vietnam created a promising performance, including a shock win over then-1994 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1996 participant Russia 1–0 and drawing with 1998 FIFA World Cup participant Iran 2–2 and topping the group. Vietnam was then eliminated in the semi-finals after a 1–4 defeat to China.
2002 FIFA World Cup qualification had some of Vietnam's few bright moments during these World Cup campaigns, with the team winning three matches and drawing one, both played in Dammam. However, with the team having lost against Saudi Arabia, Vietnam did not qualify for the World Cup. The 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification was also unsuccessful, with Vietnam falling to South Korea and Oman, but managing to create a shock 1–0 win to 2002 FIFA World Cup's fourth-place winner South Korea in Muscat, which remains as one of Vietnam's greatest football feats since unification.The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification had been extremely depressing for Vietnam, with the team once again failing, falling behind South Korea and Lebanon, and only staying above Maldives by goal difference.
Vietnam hosted the 2007 AFC Asian Cup along with Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, despite failing to qualify for the Asian Cup since the 1990s. The team was ranked second lowest only after Malaysia, but Vietnam created shock by defeating the UAE 2–0, drawing 1–1 with another Gulf team, Qatar, before losing 1–4 to defending champions Japan. Vietnam were the only Southeast Asian and host team to reach the quarter-finals, where they lost to eventual champions Iraq 0–2.This marked the beginning of the first Vietnamese football renaissance.
Vietnam won their first AFF Championship title in 2008, in which they were held in Group B with Thailand, Malaysia and Laos. After losing to Thailand 0–2 in the opener, Vietnam defeated Malaysia 3–2 and Laos 4–0. In the semi-finals, Vietnam held the defending champion Singapore to 0–0 at home before winning 1–0 away, making the final for the first time in 10 years. Vietnam met Thailand again in the finals. They defeated Thailand 2-1 in the first leg in Thailand. Returning home, Vietnam drew 1-1 behind Le Cong Vinh's last-minute header, resulting in an aggregate 3-2 victory.This would be the team's first international title since rejoining global football.
Vietnam almost managed a successful 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification when Vietnam performed well against Syria and Lebanon, as well as against the neighbor China; but the shortcoming on scoring goals once again proved to be instrumental on denying Vietnam's qualification to 2011 AFC Asian Cup, as the team finished third with only a single 3–1 home win over Lebanon and two draws away to both Levant opponents Syria and Lebanon. Despite losing all two matches against China, including the huge loss 1–6 in Hangzhou, Vietnam still scored at least one single goal in both games.
The period between 2009 and 2014 witnessed the decline of Vietnamese football. The team participated in 2010, 2014 World Cup qualifiers and 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers, but were unsuccessful and accepted the early eliminations. The team loss 0–6 on aggregate against the United Arab Emirates in the first round of 2010 World Cup qualification. In the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam could only defeated Macau in the first round, before being eliminated by Qatar in the second round. The worst of this decline was in 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers where Vietnam lost five out of six games and finished at the bottom of the group including the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.
Along with the poor performance in the continental qualification, Vietnam suffered a setback in the regional tournament. The team had lost to Malaysia, the eventual champion, in the 2010 AFF Championship semi-final. The 2012 AFF Championship even brought a worse disaster for Vietnam when the team was eliminated in the group stage and only obtained a 1–1 draw against Myanmar, while losing 1–3 to Thailand and 0–1 to Philippines.
The national team of Vietnam started to witness significant changes under the tenure of Toshiya Miura, who took charge of Vietnam from 2014 to 2016. The Japanese coach was accredited for rebuilding the national team of Vietnam after the failed 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, and had a significant impact on the improvement of the team's performances. One of the most renowned achievement under Miura's era was with the youth team, when the Olympic side managed to cruise pass Olympic Iran, a major Asian force, at the 2014 Asian Games with an unthinkable 4–1 victory.Many of the young players nurtured by coach Miura would be brought to senior side, where the team managed a fine performance in 2014 AFF Championship, but Vietnam failed to progress beyond the semi-finals after a shocking 2–4 defeat to Malaysia right at home, in spite of winning 2–1 away before. Vietnamese police had sought to investigate this match, but found no evidence of rigged bribery or corruption as also stated in the findings of Swiss-based international supplier betting services Sportradar.
Miura led Vietnam in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers when Vietnam was grouped together with Thailand, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Iraq; Indonesia later was banned from participating by FIFA. Vietnam managed a fine performance, drawing Iraq 1–1 at home.However, two disappointing defeats to Thailand away 0–1 and humiliating 0–3 home loss to the same opponent had put the team under heavy criticism. Toshiya Miura, despite improvement, was sacked by the VFF after the Olympic side's failure to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics.
Hope was put into new coach, Nguyễn Hữu Thắng, some of the first fine Vietnamese managers during the era. Under Nguyễn Hữu Thắng, Vietnam once again progressed to the semi-finals of 2016 AFF Championship, but lost to Indonesia in another thrilling semi-finals, being held 2–2 at homeand previously lost 1–2 away to the same rival. The team's disappointment was somehow relieved a little, as the Golden Star Warriors participated in 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification for finishing third in their World Cup qualification group. The Vietnamese side managed two draws in their opening run against Afghanistan in Tajikistan and a goalless draw to Jordan in Ho Chi Minh City. However, the Olympic side was shockingly eliminated in the group stage of 2017 SEA Games, coach Nguyễn Hữu Thắng was relieved from duty, and the team faced a tremendous crisis of confidence as fans have lost their will to support the team. Interim coach Mai Đức Chung was appointed to help Vietnam in two crucial Asian Cup qualification match against neighbour Cambodia, in which coach Mai Đức Chung was able to revive some of the team's lost spirit, beating Cambodia 2–1 away and a thrashing 5–0 win at home. These wins allowed Vietnam to join top two for final tickets.
Park Hang-seo, former assistant under Guus Hiddink for South Korea during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, was appointed as the new coach of the Vietnam national team on 29 September 2017, after an attempt to negotiate with Takashi Sekizuka was unsuccessful. Previously the VFF had tried to contact American manager Steve Sampson, but received no response.
Park's first match as coach of Vietnam was in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifications, where Vietnam defeated Cambodia at home 5–0 on 10 October 2017, followed by a 0–0 draw at home against Afghanistan on 14 November 2017. This allowed Vietnam to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, their first Asian Cup since 2007.Park himself, though, was criticized due to the team's unconvincing performance. However, the mood rapidly changed after Vietnam youth team's unbelievable achievements in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship and 2018 Asian Games where Park Hang-seo was also the coach of the U-23 and Olympic team. With the same U-23 players, he formed the squad of Vietnamese senior team in a meaningless 1–1 draw to Jordan in 2019 Asian Cup qualification, which both teams qualified together.
|Jordan||6||3||3||0||16||5||+12||12||2019 AFC Asian Cup|
In Hang-seo first task was the 2018 AFF Championship compromising of young players where Vietnam managed 3 victories winning against Laos 3–0, Malaysia 2–0, Cambodia 3–0 and a 0–0 draw with Myanmar which see Vietnam topping the group and advancing to the next round, In the semi-finals, they defeated the Philippines twice, and in the finals defeated Malaysia 3–2 on aggregate where Hang-seo helms Vietnam to their second AFF Championship title since their last victory in 2008.Nguyễn Quang Hải was voted the Most Valuable Player in the tournament which he scored four goals throughout the entire tournament. Vietnam also went unbeaten in the process winning 6 matches and drawing twice.
It wasn't until the 2019 AFC Asian Cup that Vietnam truly began to gain international recognition.[ citation needed ] With the entire squad made up with mostly a promising U-23 players, Vietnam had the youngest squad in the tournament. Being drawn into group D along with Iran, Iraq and Yemen, Vietnam lost to Iraq 2–3 conceding a 90th minute free kick from Ali Adnan and Iran 0–2 before beating Yemen 2–0 in their final group matches with goals coming from Nguyễn Quang Hải and Quế Ngọc Hải to seal Vietnam to become the last best third-place team qualifying for the round of 16. Then, they pulled up a shocking results by defeating Jordan in a penalty shoot out winning with Bùi Tiến Dũng scoring the decisive penalties which send them to the quarter-finals. The win sent million of Vietnamese into the street for celebrations. In the quarter-finals, Vietnam played against Japan but failed to continue the success after their opponent was awarded a penalty kick which was decided through the video assistant referee (VAR), resulting in a 0–1 lost score by Ritsu Dōan until the final whistle was blown.
|1||Iran||3||2||1||0||7||0||+7||7||Advance to knockout stage|
Vietnam was grouped in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Second Round Group G with three other Southeast Asian rivals: Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, along with the United Arab Emirates. The Vietnamese started with a 0–0 away draw over Thailandbefore defeating Malaysia 1–0 at home and then achieved a 3–1 away win against Indonesia. In November 2019, Vietnam faced the United Arab Emirates on home soil with attempts to break a 12 years winless streak to the opponent. In spite of facing struggle in the early minutes, a red card to the UAE gave the Vietnamese an advantage. They eventually managed to beat the Emirates 1–0. Then, Vietnam moved to a thrilling encounter against neighbour and fellow powerhouse Thailand at home, where both teams played in another goalless draw, in a match with a crucial Akinfeev-penalty like save by Đặng Văn Lâm and two disallowed Vietnamese goals, to foster Vietnam's top position in the Joint World Cup/Asian Cup qualifying Group G.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam was forced to play all their remaining qualifying second-round games in the United Arab Emirates. In this campaign, Vietnam suffered a great loss of key players, as the midfield soul Đỗ Hùng Dũng suffered from a severe injury in 2021 V.League 1 that caused him 6-months of recession, while best goalie Đặng Văn Lâm, due to an unexpected incident related to COVID-19 in his Japanese club Cerezo Osaka, could not come to the national team in Dubai, the key midfielder Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, after suffering an aggressive tackle from an Indonesian player in the 20th minute of the first match, had to miss the rest of the qualifying second round. Nevertheless, even with such great loss, Vietnam's campaign in UAE was an astonishing success. Vietnam pounded Indonesia 4–0 and held on to a 2–1 win against Malaysia. On the last match day, Vietnam battled it out in a thrilling encounter against hosts, UAE. After trailing 3–0, a late surge in the final 10 minutes brought 2 goals on the scoresheet for Vietnam, but it wasn't enough as the match ended 3–2 in favour of UAE. Despite losing however, with Australia defeated Jordan 1–0 in the decisive game of group B and later Saudi Arabia beating Uzbekistan 3–0 in the decisive game of group D, Vietnam officially claimed its ticket into the third and final round of the World Cup qualifiers for the first time ever, and automatic qualification to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China, after entering as one of the five best runner-ups, the second Southeast Asian nation after Thailand to achieve the feat.
In the third round, Vietnam was drawn into group B along with Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, and Oman where Vietnam lost its first seven head-to-head matches. The team played its best in every match, but since the team suffered an injury crisis, which began in mid-August 2021, Vietnam was unable to achieve a single point after the first seven games, and was officially eliminated from World Cup after a 0–4 loss against Australia in Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on 27 January 2022. However, just five days later, it became the first ever team from Southeast Asia to win a match in the final round of the World Cup qualifiers by beating China 3–1 at home on 1 February 2022, which coincided with the Lunar New Year's Day in Vietnam and China.The win was also the first-ever win from a Southeast Asian team against China in an official competitive match in 65 years, when Indonesia beat China 2–0 in the 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification. The team achieved another historical result in the last qualifying match with a 1–1 draw against host Japan in Saitama Stadium 2002 on 29 March marking the first time ever that Vietnam did not lose against Japan since its reintegration to international football. Nonetheless, Vietnam only earned 4 points in total after 10 matches of the third round (1 win, 1 draw, 8 losses) and finished bottom, losing against all teams in this round but ended up with a historic 3–1 win over China and a draw against Japan in the final match, which was still Vietnam's best ever run in World Cup qualification, massively influencing Vietnam's image as a potential, emerging footballing nation.
In October 2022, Park Hang-seo announced that he would leave his position as coach at the conclusion of the 2022 AFF Championship.In the tournament, Vietnam topped their group with victories against Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar and a draw against Singapore. Vietnam beat Indonesia in the semi-final but lost 3-2 to Thailand in the final. Coach Park Hang-seo, considered the most successful coach in Vietnam football history, with FIFA praising Vietnam's progress throughout his managerial career with the team. His achievements include the junior team success in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship as Asian runners-up, the 2018 Asian Games in 4th place, Southeast Asian Games Gold Medal finishes in 2019 and 2021, as well as the senior team in the 2018 AFF Championship as champions, the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as top 8, and Vietnam's first time ever qualification to the final and 3rd round of the World Cup Qualifiers for Asia. Philippe Troussier (Philippe Bernard Victor Troussier or Philippe Omar Troussier) is set to become the new coach of the senior team and the Under 23 team on 1 March 2023 until 31 July 2026.
On 16 February 2023, VFF surprisingly announced that Frenchman Philippe Troussier, who led South Africa and Japan to the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, had been appointed coach of Vietnam. Troussier was officially presented on 27 February 2023, making him the first World Cup profile manager to lead the country.The new appointment was to target the ambitious goal of taking Vietnam to the next FIFA World Cup in 2026, where the biggest men’s international football tournament plans to increase the number of participating teams to 48 from 32. Vietnam has never been to the World Cup and furthest stages were only up to the AFC qualification third round previously under Park Hang-seo. He is also the first coach of Muslim faith for a Vietnamese side, having converted to Islam and acquiring the name Philippe Omar Troussier.
This marked the end of the Park Hang-seo era, and Philipe Troussier's recent bout with the Vietnam national under-23 team has left his initial campaigns in doubt.Some early games in the 2023 SEA Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has shown Vietnam some early success.
Philippe Troussier made his debut with the Vietnamese national team with two friendly matches in June 2023 against Hong Kong and Syria.It is expected that more Vietnamese players from abroad or Vietnamese-origin footballers would be considered and brought into the national teams as well. After a series of 6 friendlies from 15th of June to 17th of October 2023, ending with three wins and three losses, and one defeat that was one of the biggest defeats in Vietnam's football history (against ranked 26th South Korea), as well as losses against China and Uzbekistan (receiving a red card each against China and South Korea), still eventuated in Vietnam ascending one rank up from 95th to 94th.
Vietnam's current kit sponsor is Grand Sport. The contract started in January 2015 which will end by the end of December 2019 but extended until 2023. Vietnam was also previously sponsored by Adidas, Li-Ning and Nike. The traditional home colour for the Vietnamese team is all red with yellow trim and the away colour is all white with red trim ever since they started the contract with Nike. With Adidas, it was just red and white. Occasionally, the team wore blue and yellow jerseys.
The team has sponsors including Acecook,Yanmar, Honda, Sony, Sabeco Brewery, Coca-Cola, Vinamilk, Kao, Herbalife Nutrition, Trung Nguyên, Honda, Red Bull, VNPay, FPT Play and VTVcab.
Unlike many national teams in the world, Vietnam is one of the few football teams to not feature their federation (VFF) logo, or logo that is styled from national emblem/coat of arms such as Russia, Australia or Poland at their jersey, but rather the national flag. The few other FIFA members to feature national flag includes Palestine, North Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, and currently is the only team to not feature the logo in Southeast Asia. The logo of VFF is used on team's gears (hats, bags, masks, coats, captain's armband in friendly matches,...) and in products of multimedia for team. However, in 1998 AFF Championship, team Vietnam used the former VFF logo at their jersey officially.
Despite VFF unveiling a logo of dragon for the national football team in 2017 (similar to the logo of elephant for Thailand), it was not incorporated onto the national jersey due to a negative reception from media and supporters.Furthermore, the dragon logo was intended only for the men's national team at first, which would be unreasonable if it was also incorporated onto the national jerseys and the uniforms of other teams (women's teams, youth teams, futsal teams, beach soccer teams). Finally it was removed.
The VFF's media outlets officially use the nickname Những chiến binh sao vàng (English: Golden Star Warriors) for the national team, which is derived from the star of the national flag on the team's jersey. The local media in Vietnam also refer the national team as simply "Tuyển" (The selection).
Vietnamese supporters are dubbed to be passionate, having had large celebrations over the team's achievements in senior and youth levels.
There are two major supporters' clubs for the national team, namely Vietnam Football Supporters (VFS, Vietnamese: Hội Cổ động viên Bóng đá Việt Nam) which was founded in 2014 and Vietnam Golden Stars (VGS, Vietnamese: Hội Cổ động viên Sao vàng Việt Nam) which was founded in 2017.
When the national team win important matches, the streets are often overwhelmed by large Vietnamese crowds in an activity known as street storming, which feature nationalist chants and the singing of nationalist songs.Vietnamese passionate supporters have been witnessed during 2007 AFC Asian Cup when the team defeated the UAE 2–0 and later, the lone Southeast Asian side to sneak into the quarter-finals. During the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Vietnamese fans were euphoric in celebration after beating Jordan in the round of 16.
Even in smaller tournaments, Vietnamese fans are also noted for large celebrations, such as when Vietnam won the 2008, 2018 AFF Championships, and 2018 AFC U-23 Championship in which their team finished runners-up after losing the final against Uzbekistan.
The Vietnamese national team mainly plays at Mỹ Đình National Stadium in Hanoi. Since the start of 2014, Vietnam has played its home matches in 8 different stadiums with Thiên Trường Stadium and Lạch Tray Stadium are secondary stadiums used.
|Vietnam national football team home stadiums|
|Mỹ Đình National Stadium||40,192||Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi||v Iraq (21 November 2023; 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC second round)|
|Thiên Trường Stadium||30,000||Nam Định||v Palestine (11 September 2023; Friendly)|
|Lạch Tray Stadium||30,000||Ngô Quyền, Hai Phong||v Hong Kong (15 June 2023; Friendly)|
|Hàng Đẫy Stadium||22,500||Đống Đa, Hanoi||v Philippines (14 December 2022; Friendly)|
|Cẩm Phả Stadium||20,000||Cẩm Phả, Quảng Ninh||v Vietnam U-22 (23 December 2020; Friendly)|
|Gò Đậu Stadium||18,250||Thủ Dầu Một, Bình Dương||v Myanmar (2 July 2014; Friendly)|
|Việt Trì Stadium||18,000||Việt Trì, Phú Thọ||v Vietnam U-22 (27 December 2020; Friendly)|
|Thống Nhất Stadium||15,000||District 10, Ho Chi Minh City||v India (27 September 2022; 2022 VFF Tri-Nations Series)|
Vietnam is Southeast Asian geographically, but because it is within the Sino-sphere, it shares many traits with its geographical and cultural neighbors.
Thailand is often considered Vietnam's biggest rivals in football within the Southeast Asian region. The matches between these two teams are always likened to the "El Clásico" of Southeast Asian football and are followed with much interest in both countries. Vietnam as South Vietnam first faced Thailand in 1956, then two teams also faced each other at the 1959 Southeast Asian Games and Vietnam won the two matches, in the group stage and the final (Thailand was host). Despite currently having the better overall record compared with Thailand with 23 wins, 12 draws, and 20 losses after 55 matches, Vietnam has generally poor results against Thailand since its reintegration into international football in 1991. After the match between two teams in the 2022 AFF Championship Final on 16 January 2023, Vietnam has faced Thailand in 26 matches at the national team level since 1991, winning only 3, drawing 9, and losing 19. Despite this, Vietnam, since reintegration to world's football, is renowned for its performance that punching above the weight, often due to its ability to culminate surprise results despite disadvantages, while Thailand has struggled harder to do the same.
Vietnam's most memorable win against Thailand was in the final of the 2008 AFF Championship, when a 2–1 win in the first leg in Bangkok set them up for their first-ever title, which they secured after a 1–1 draw in Hanoi.
Vietnam and neighbors Indonesia have faced each other in 38 matches, with Vietnam having the poorer record with 12 wins, 11 draws, and 16 losses. During the 20-year period from 1999 to 2019, Vietnam only drew and lost against Indonesia in official tournaments beginning after the 1–0 win over Indonesia in 1999 in the semi-finals of the 1999 SEA Games, lasting 12 matches, with seven draws and five losses. Finally, it ended on 15 October 2019 when Vietnam won 3–1 against Indonesia in their third match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification's second round in Bali.
While Singapore was still a force in the AFF until 2012, Singapore was a big rival. They have faced each other in 39 matches, with Vietnam dominating with 21 wins, 13 draws, and five losses. However, in the period of just reintegrating with international football in 1991, Vietnam experienced, in the period from 1993 to 1998, poorer head-to-head record against Singapore; especially when they lost the 1998 AFF Championship final. However, since 1998, Vietnam has been maintaining a series of unbeaten matches against Singapore to this day. Vietnam's winning matches in this period against Singapore has never exceeded 1 goal, and 6 out of the 12 matches that been draws, although Vietnam did win in the remaining 6.
As South Vietnam, the Vietnamese side had a poorer performance, with only three wins, three draws and seven losses, during that time the Malaysians posed as a formidable side in Asia. Since reintegration, however, Vietnam has overwhelmed in the head-to-head record against Malaysia with 14 wins, three draws and only six losses since 1991. Vietnam has also been maintaining the series of unbeaten match against Malaysia since 2014.
Vietnam has been the more dominant side against the Philippines with 14 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. Vietnam and the Philippines are separated by the South China Sea (East Sea in Vietnamese and West Sea in the Philippines) within Southeast Asia. Vietnam and the Philippines do often encounter each other in regional competitions, such as the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship, also known as the Suzuki Cup, and various other tournaments.
Vietnam have faced China 17 times, with Vietnam having the poorer record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 14 losses, although their first official meeting recorded by FIFA happened in 1997 as part of the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (as previous meetings before 1997 occurred when China and North Vietnam didn't align with FIFA). For most part, the rivalry was deemed insignificant due to the gulf between the countries. This changed with the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, notably when Vietnam gained a shock 3–1 win over China in Hanoi on Lunar New Year, eliminating China from the qualification and thus increased the importance of this rivalry for the first time.This defeat had an enormous impact in China and provoked widespread calls to reform football in China, and the desire to defeat Vietnam, sparking the rivalry between the two nations. On the other hand, the win contributed to Vietnam's image as a potential, emerging nation in football. Even though the countries are officially economic and political partners, China and Vietnam have had many wars in the past, and the South China Sea dispute may leak into football rivalry as well.
Vietnam managed the best result of three wins against Japan as South Vietnam. However, Vietnam holds the poorer record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses (with all three wins coming from South Vietnam). Since reintegration, nearly all matches have been losses, with the best result being a draw during the 2021/2022 World Cup qualifications. Although not considered traditional rivals, cultural similarities in shared Sinosphere traits could contribute into a rivalry that extends beyond geographical borders.
Vietnam has only registered only two wins against the South Korea side, holding the poorer record (including the era as South Vietnam) with 2 wins, 5 draws, and 19 losses. Against North Korea however, recent matches as of 2023 have had more success, with older matches being mostly losses. The previous four times that Vietnam has met North Korea (from back to 2010) has been 2 wins and 2 draws, signaling improvement from the Vietnamese side. However, throughout history, Vietnam has had the poorer record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses against North Korea. Like Japan, although not seen as traditional rivals, their presence in the Sinosphere also indicates many cultural (as well as political) similarities, which could also contribute to a rivalry that extends beyond geographical proximity.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Loss Fixture
|14 December Friendly||Vietnam||1–0||Philippines||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|18:00 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Hàng Đẫy Stadium |
Referee: Wiwat Jumpaoon (Thailand)
|21 December 2022 AFF Championship GS||Laos||0–6||Vietnam||Vientiane, Laos|
|19:00 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: New Lao |
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara (Japan)
|27 December 2022 AFF Championship GS||Vietnam||3–0||Malaysia||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|19:00 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium |
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
|3 January 2022 AFF Championship GS||Vietnam||3–0||Myanmar||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|19:00 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium |
Referee: Choi Hyun-jai (South Korea)
|6 January 2022 AFF Championship SF 1st leg||Indonesia||0–0||Vietnam||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|16:30 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium |
Referee: Omar Al-Yaqoubi (Oman)
|9 January 2022 AFF Championship SF 2nd leg||Vietnam||2–0|
|19:30 UTC+7||Nguyễn Tiến Linh 3', 47'||Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium |
Referee: Yusuke Araki (Japan)
|13 January 2022 AFF Championship F 1st leg||Vietnam||2–2||Thailand||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|19:30 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium |
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
|16 January 2022 AFF Championship F 2nd leg||Thailand||1–0|
|Vietnam||Pathum Thani, Thailand|
|19:30 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Thammasat Stadium |
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
|15 June Friendly||Vietnam||1–0||Hong Kong||Haiphong, Vietnam|
|19:30 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Lạch Tray Stadium |
Referee: Suhaizi Shukri (Malaysia)
|20 June Friendly||Vietnam||1–0||Syria||Nam Dinh, Vietnam|
|19:30 UTC+7||Stadium: Thiên Trường Stadium |
Referee: Mohd Yaasin Mohd Hanafiah (Malaysia)
|11 September Friendly||Vietnam||2–0||Palestine||Nam Dinh, Vietnam|
|19:30 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Thiên Trường Stadium |
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
|10 October Friendly||China||2–0||Vietnam||Dalian, China|
|19:35 UTC+8||Stadium: Dalian Sports Center Stadium |
Referee: Woo Chun Sing (Hong Kong)
|13 October Friendly||Vietnam||0–2||Uzbekistan||Dalian, China|
|19:35 UTC+8||Stadium: Dalian Pro Academy Base Stadium|
Referee: Zhang Lei (China)
|17 October Friendly||South Korea||6–0||Vietnam||Suwon, South Korea|
|20:00 UTC+9||Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium |
Referee: Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)
|16 November 2026 World Cup qualification second round||Philippines||0–2||Vietnam||Manila, Philippines|
|19:00 UTC+8||Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium|
|19 January 2023 AFC Asian Cup GS||Vietnam||v||Indonesia||Doha, Qatar|
|17:30 UTC+3||Stadium: Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium|
|24 January 2023 AFC Asian Cup GS||Iraq||v||Vietnam||Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|14:30 UTC+3||Stadium: Jassim bin Hamad Stadium|
|21 March 2026 World Cup qualification second round||Indonesia||v||Vietnam||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|--:--||Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium|
|26 March 2026 World Cup qualification second round||Vietnam||v||Indonesia||Vietnam|
|--:-- UTC+7||Stadium: TBA|
|6 June 2026 World Cup qualification second round||Vietnam||v||Philippines||Vietnam|
|--:-- UTC+7||Stadium: TBA|
|Head coach||Philippe Troussier|
|Technical director||Takeshi Koshida|
|Assistant coach||Moulay Azzeggouarh|
|Mai Xuân Hợp|
|Ngô Tuấn Vinh|
|Nguyễn Thăng Long|
|Nguyễn Việt Thắng|
|Trương Đình Luật|
|Goalkeeper coach||Ngô Việt Trung|
|Fitness coach||Cédric Roger|
|Kit manager||Đinh Kim Tuấn|
|Match analyst||Lê Minh Dũng|
|Doctor||Lê Xuân An|
|Trần Huy Thọ|
|Tuấn Nguyên Giáp|
|Interpreter||Hoàng Xuân Bách|
|Team manager||Đoàn Anh Tuấn|
|Vũ Văn Tư||Vietnam||1991||1991||—||−||−||−||−||−||—|
|Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển||Vietnam||1991||1991||3||0||1||2||3||5||0.00|
|Trần Bình Sự||Vietnam||1993||1993||11||2||0||9||5||21||18.18|
|Trần Duy Long ( Interim )||Vietnam||1994||1995||1||1||0||0||−||−||100.00|
|Karl-Heinz Weigang||Germany||1995||June 1997||17||9||2||6||37||33||52.94|
|Trần Duy Long||Vietnam||1997||1997||5||0||0||5||2||17||0.00|
|Lê Đình Chính (Interim)||Vietnam||1997||1997||1||0||0||1||0||4||0.00|
|Colin Murphy||England||October 1997||1998||6||3||1||2||9||6||50.00|
|Alfred Riedl||Austria||August 1998||2000||31||16||6||9||54||21||51.61|
|Dido||Brazil||December 2000||25 September 2001||6||3||1||2||9||9||50.00|
|Henrique Calisto||Portugal||August 2002||December 2002||10||5||3||2||27||18||50.00|
|Alfred Riedl||Austria||January 2003||December 2003||7||3||0||4||8||13||42.86|
|Nguyễn Thành Vinh (Interim)||Vietnam||January 2004||February 2004||1||0||0||1||0||5||0.00|
|Edson Tavares||Brazil||22 March 2004||12 December 2004||11||4||1||6||18||15||36.36|
|Trần Văn Khánh (Interim)||Vietnam||12 December 2004||2005||1||1||0||0||3||0||100.00|
|Alfred Riedl||Austria||2005||October 2007||23||8||8||7||29||27||34.78|
|Henrique Calisto||Portugal||June 2008||1 March 2011||42||11||11||20||38||41||26.19||1 AFF Championship|
|Falko Götz||Germany||1 June 2011||6 January 2012||5||3||0||2||15||6||60.00|
|Mai Đức Chung (Interim)||Vietnam||21 February 2012||31 August 2012||0||0||0||0||0||0||—|
|Phan Thanh Hùng||Vietnam||1 September 2012||31 December 2012||14||5||5||4||12||10||35.71|
|Nguyễn Văn Sỹ (Interim)||Vietnam||1 January 2013||16 May 2013||4||1||0||3||−||−||25.00|
|Hoàng Văn Phúc||Vietnam||16 May 2013||4 April 2014||3||1||0||2||1||3||33.33|
|Toshiya Miura||Japan||8 May 2014||28 January 2016||14||7||3||4||12||8||50.00|
|Nguyễn Hữu Thắng||Vietnam||3 March 2016||24 August 2017||16||8||6||2||15||14||50.00|
|Mai Đức Chung (Interim)||Vietnam||24 August 2017||29 September 2017||2||2||0||0||7||1||100.00|
|Park Hang-seo||South Korea||29 September 2017||31 January 2023||55||26||15||14||90||46||47.27||1 AFF Championship|
|Philippe Troussier||France||1 March 2023||Present||8||4||0||4||6||11||50.00|
The following 28 players were called up for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification matches in November 2023.
Caps and goals as of 21 November 2023 after the match against Iraq .
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Nguyễn Đình Triệu||4 November 1991||2||0||Haiphong|
|21||GK||Nguyễn Văn Việt||12 July 2002||1||0||Song Lam Nghe An|
|23||GK||Đặng Văn Lâm||13 August 1993||42||0||Quy Nhon Binh Dinh|
|2||DF||Phạm Xuân Mạnh||27 March 1996||5||0||Hanoi FC|
|3||DF||Quế Ngọc Hải (captain)||15 May 1993||76||6||Becamex Binh Duong|
|4||DF||Võ Minh Trọng||24 October 2001||4||0||Becamex Binh Duong|
|5||DF||Giáp Tuấn Dương||7 September 2002||3||0||Hanoi Police|
|6||DF||Nguyễn Thanh Bình||2 November 2000||16||1||The Cong-Viettel|
|12||DF||Phan Tuấn Tài||7 January 2001||8||0||The Cong-Viettel|
|17||DF||Vũ Văn Thanh||14 April 1996||44||5||Hanoi Police|
|20||DF||Bùi Hoàng Việt Anh||1 January 1999||15||0||Hanoi Police|
|DF||Bùi Tiến Dũng||2 October 1995||47||1||The Cong-Viettel|
|DF||Hồ Văn Cường||15 January 2003||3||0||Hanoi Police|
|8||MF||Đỗ Hùng Dũng||8 September 1993||37||1||Hanoi FC|
|10||MF||Khuất Văn Khang||11 May 2003||8||1||The Cong-Viettel|
|11||MF||Nguyễn Tuấn Anh||16 May 1995||40||1||LPBank Hoang Anh Gia Lai|
|14||MF||Nguyễn Hoàng Đức||11 January 1998||32||2||The Cong-Viettel|
|16||MF||Nguyễn Thái Sơn||13 July 2003||6||0||Dong A Thanh Hoa|
|19||MF||Lê Phạm Thành Long||5 June 1996||1||0||Hanoi Police|
|MF||Hoàng Văn Toản||1 April 2001||3||0||Hanoi Police|
|MF||Triệu Việt Hưng||19 January 1997||2||0||Haiphong|
|7||FW||Nguyễn Văn Tùng||2 June 2001||3||0||Hanoi FC|
|9||FW||Nguyễn Văn Toàn||12 April 1996||57||7||Thep Xanh Nam Dinh|
|13||FW||Nguyễn Thanh Nhàn||28 July 2003||1||0||PVF-CAND|
|15||FW||Nguyễn Đình Bắc||19 August 2004||5||1||Quang Nam|
|18||FW||Phạm Tuấn Hải||19 May 1998||24||4||Hanoi FC|
|22||FW||Nguyễn Tiến Linh||20 October 1997||43||18||Becamex Binh Duong|
|FW||Nguyễn Văn Quyết||1 July 1991||58||16||Hanoi FC|
The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Cao Văn Bình||8 January 2005||0||0||Song Lam Nghe An||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|GK||Phạm Văn Phong||3 June 1993||0||0||The Cong-Viettel||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023|
|GK||Trần Minh Toàn||21 January 1996||0||0||Becamex Binh Duong||v. Syria , 20 June 2023|
|GK||Trần Nguyên Mạnh||20 December 1991||33||0||Thep Xanh Nam Dinh||v. Hong Kong , 15 June 2023 INJ|
|GK||Nguyễn Văn Toản||26 November 1999||3||0||Haiphong||Hanoi centralized training camp, March 2023|
|GK||Nguyễn Văn Hoàng||17 February 1995||2||0||Hanoi FC||2022 AFF Championship PRE|
|DF||Lương Duy Cương||7 November 2001||1||0||SHB Danang||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|DF||Trương Tiến Anh||25 April 1999||6||0||The Cong-Viettel||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|DF||Nguyễn Quang Huy||20 December 2004||0||0||Ba Ria-Vung Tau||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|DF||Đỗ Duy Mạnh||29 September 1996||55||1||Hanoi FC||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 INJ|
|DF||Đoàn Văn Hậu||19 April 1999||37||1||Hanoi Police||v. China , 10 October 2023 INJ|
|DF||Hồ Tấn Tài||6 November 1997||23||4||Hanoi Police||v. China , 10 October 2023 INJ|
|DF||Đặng Tuấn Phong||7 February 2003||0||0||The Cong-Viettel||v. China , 10 October 2023 PRE|
|DF||Nguyễn Đức Anh||16 May 2003||0||0||Hanoi FC||v. China , 10 October 2023 PRE|
|DF||Phạm Trung Hiếu||22 September 1998||1||0||Haiphong||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023|
|DF||Hoàng Thái Bình||22 January 1998||0||0||Dong A Thanh Hoa||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023 PRE|
|DF||Bùi Tiến Dụng||23 November 1998||0||0||Hanoi Police||v. Syria , 20 June 2023|
|DF||Adriano Schmidt||9 May 1994||1||0||Quy Nhon Binh Dinh||v. Hong Kong , 15 June 2023 PRE|
|DF||Nguyễn Thành Chung||8 September 1997||21||0||Hanoi FC||v. Hong Kong , 15 June 2023 PRE|
|DF||Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy||13 June 1996||32||0||Thep Xanh Nam Dinh||v. Hong Kong , 15 June 2023 INJ|
|DF||Nguyễn Thanh Nhân||25 October 2000||2||1||LPBank Hoang Anh Gia Lai||2022 AFF Championship PRE|
|MF||Phạm Văn Luân||26 May 1999||2||0||Hanoi Police||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|MF||Lê Văn Đô||7 August 2001||0||0||PVF-CAND||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|MF||Hà Văn Phương||7 January 2001||0||0||Hanoi Police||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|MF||Trần Mạnh Quỳnh||18 January 2001||0||0||Song Lam Nghe An||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|MF||Trần Nam Hải||5 February 2004||0||0||Song Lam Nghe An||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|MF||Nguyễn Thái Quốc Cường||6 March 2004||0||0||Ba Ria-Vung Tau||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|MF||Nguyễn Đức Chiến||24 August 1998||3||0||The Cong-Viettel||v. South Korea , 17 October 2023|
|MF||Nguyễn Quang Hải||12 April 1997||56||10||Hanoi Police||v. Uzbekistan , 13 October 2023 INJ|
|MF||Nguyễn Đức Phú||13 January 2003||0||0||PVF-CAND||v. China , 10 October 2023 PRE|
|MF||Lâm Ti Phông||1 February 1996||0||0||Dong A Thanh Hoa||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023|
|MF||Nguyễn Hữu Sơn||27 September 1996||0||0||Haiphong||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023 PRE|
|MF||Dương Văn Hào||15 February 1997||0||0||The Cong-Viettel||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023 PRE|
|MF||Andrej Nguyen||15 March 2005||0||0||Sigma Olomouc||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023 WD|
|MF||Châu Ngọc Quang||1 February 1996||5||1||LPBank Hoang Anh Gia Lai||v. Syria , 20 June 2023|
|MF||Nguyễn Hải Huy||18 June 1991||2||0||Becamex Binh Duong||v. Syria , 20 June 2023|
|MF||Bùi Văn Đức||15 March 1997||0||0||Hong Linh Ha Tinh||v. Syria , 20 June 2023 PRE|
|MF||Nguyễn Trọng Long||6 January 2000||0||0||Hanoi Police||v. Hong Kong , 15 June 2023 INJ|
|MF||Phan Văn Đức||11 April 1996||43||5||Hanoi Police||Hanoi centralized training camp, March 2023 INJ|
|FW||Bùi Vĩ Hào||24 February 2003||1||0||Becamex Binh Duong||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|FW||Võ Nguyên Hoàng||7 February 2002||0||0||Dong A Thanh Hoa||v. Philippines , 16 November 2023 PRE|
|FW||Nguyễn Công Phượng||21 January 1995||56||12||Yokohama FC||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023|
|FW||Vũ Quang Nam||22 August 1992||0||0||Hong Linh Ha Tinh||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023|
|FW||Đinh Thanh Bình||19 March 1998||2||0||LPBank Hoang Anh Gia Lai||v. Palestine , 11 September 2023 PRE|
|FW||Nhâm Mạnh Dũng||12 April 2000||1||0||The Cong-Viettel||v. Syria , 20 June 2023|
|FW||Hà Đức Chinh||22 September 1997||18||0||Quy Nhon Binh Dinh||2022 AFF Championship PRE|
|FW||Phạm Đình Duy||2 April 2002||1||0||SHB Danang||2022 AFF Championship PRE|
|1||Lê Công Vinh||83||51||2004–2016|
|2||Phạm Thành Lương||78||7||2008–2016|
|3||Quế Ngọc Hải||76||6||2014–present|
|4||Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng||74||12||2009–2021|
|5||Nguyễn Minh Phương||73||10||2002–2010|
|6||Lê Tấn Tài||64||3||2006–2014|
|7||Nguyễn Văn Quyết||58||16||2011–present|
|8||Nguyễn Văn Toàn||57||7||2016–present|
|9||Nguyễn Công Phượng||56||12||2015–present|
|Nguyễn Quang Hải||56||10||2017–present|
|11||Phan Văn Tài Em||55||7||2002–2011|
|Đỗ Duy Mạnh||55||1||2015–present|
|1||Lê Công Vinh (list)||51||83||0.61||2004–2016|
|2||Lê Huỳnh Đức||27||51||0.53||1993–2004|
|3||Nguyễn Hồng Sơn||18||37||0.49||1993–2001|
|Nguyễn Tiến Linh||18||43||0.42||2018–present|
|5||Nguyễn Văn Quyết||16||58||0.28||2011–present|
|6||Phan Thanh Bình||13||31||0.42||2003–2009|
|7||Nguyễn Anh Đức||12||36||0.33||2006–2019|
|Nguyễn Công Phượng||12||56||0.21||2015–present|
|Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng||12||74||0.16||2009–2021|
|10||Nguyễn Quang Hải||10||56||0.18||2017–present|
|Nguyễn Minh Phương||10||73||0.14||2002–2010|
|1||Phan Thanh Bình||16 years 331 days||27 September 2003||Nepal||2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2||Đoàn Văn Hậu||18 years 140 days||5 September 2017||Cambodia||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|3||Lê Công Vinh||18 years 183 days||9 June 2004||South Korea||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||Phạm Văn Quyến||18 years 213 days||27 November 2002||Sri Lanka||Friendly|
|5||Nguyễn Thành Long Giang||19 years 53 days||28 October 2007||United Arab Emirates||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|Nguyễn Đình Bắc||10 October 2023||China||Friendly|
|1.||26 November 1991||Nguyễn Văn Dũng||Manila, Philippines||Philippines||1–0||2–2||1991 Southeast Asian Games|
|100.||25 August 2000||Nguyễn Hồng Sơn||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Sri Lanka||2–1||2–2||Friendly|
|200.||24 June 2007||Lê Công Vinh||Hanoi, Vietnam||Jamaica||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|300.||16 November 2014||Nguyễn Văn Quyết||Hanoi, Vietnam||Malaysia||2–1||3–1||Friendly|
|400.||12 December 2021||Nguyễn Quang Hải||Bishan, Singapore||Malaysia||1–0||3–0||2020 AFF Championship|
|FIFA World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1930–1938||Part of France|
|as South Vietnam|
|1950–1970||Did not enter|
|1974||Did not qualify||3||1||0||2||1||5|
|1978–1990||Did not enter|
|1994||Did not qualify||8||1||0||7||4||18|
|2026||To be determined||2||1||0||1||2||1|
|2030||To be determined|
|AFC Asian Cup record||Qualification record|
|as South Vietnam|
|1964||Did not qualify||3||2||0||1||9||7|
|1976||Did not qualify||4||0||0||4||1||10|
|1980–1992||Did not enter|
|1996||Did not qualify||3||2||0||1||13||5|
|2007||Quarter-finals||8th/16||4||1||1||2||4||7||Squad||Qualifield as co-host|
|2011||Did not qualify||6||1||2||3||6||11|
|2027||To be determined||2||1||0||1||2||1|
|AFC Asian Cup History|
|2007||Group stage||United Arab Emirates||2–0||Won||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|2019||Group stage||Iraq||2–3||Loss||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Yemen||2–0||Won||Al Ain, United Arab Emirates|
|Round of 16||Jordan||1–1 a.e.t (pens. 4–2)||Won||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|2023||Group stage||Japan||Doha, Qatar|
|AFF Championship record|
|AFF Championship History|
|1996||Group stage||Cambodia||3–1||Wonq||Jurong, Singapore|
|1998||Group stage||Laos||4–1||Won||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|2000||Group stage||Malaysia||0–0||Draw||Songkhla, Thailand|
|Semi-finals||Indonesia||2–3 (a.e.t)||Loss||Bangkok, Thailand|
|2002||Group stage||Cambodia||9–2||Won||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|2004||Group stage||Singapore||1–1||Draw||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|2007||Group stage||Singapore||0–0||Draw||Kallang, Singapore|
|Laos||9–0||Won||Jalan Besar, Singapore|
|2008||Group stage||Thailand||0–2||Loss||Phuket, Thailand|