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MIdlfielder Nguyen Hoang Duc wins the 2023 Vietnam Golden Ball Award for his impressive performance in his Viettel FC

Hoang Duc, 26, made an outstanding performance in 2023, helping his football club Viettel finish second in the National Cup and third in the V-League.

He scored five goals in V-League 2023, was chosen as one of the typical team and was voted the best player of the tournament.

This is the second time in his career, Hoang Duc has won the Vietnam Golden Ball title, after the glory he achieved in 2021.

The 2023 Vietnam Silver Ball and Bronze Ball titles were respectively awarded to striker Pham Tuan Hai of Hanoi FC, and goalkeeper Dang Van Lam of Binh Dinh FC.

In the women’s category, goalkeeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh of the national women’s football team took the top title after helping the national team win the gold medal at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and making an impressive performance at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The 2023 Vietnam Silver Ball and Bronze Ball titles went to striker Huynh Nhu of the national team and midfielder Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy of the national team, respectively.

In the futsal’s category, three players of Thai Son Nam FC - Pham Duc Hoa, Ho Van Y and Chau Doan Phat - were all in the top 3, but Pham Duc Hoa who also plays for the national Futsal team, was chosen to get the title.

The Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards were presented to the two remaining players.

Among other awards, the best foreign player title went to Brazilian striker Rafaelson Bezerra Fernandes who scored 16 goals in 20 matches for Binh Dinh FC in the V-League 2023.