|Đinh Thanh Trung is one of Việt Nam’s two candidates in the fourfourtwo.com’s fan favourite pool. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — British football magazine FoutFourTwo has announced a new category -- Fan Favourite 2018 -- in its first Southeast Asian region’s football awards.
The list of nominees features two Vietnamese players -- midfielder Đinh Thanh Trung of Quảng Nam FC, the current V.League champions, and midfielder Nguyễn Văn Quyết of Hà Nội FC, a former V.League winner.
Both of them play for the national team and are captains of their club.
FourFourTwo’s website says Trung is a creative force in Vietnamese football, having led a less popular Quảng Nam to their first ever V.League victory to earn himself the “Player of the Year” honour.
Trung is also one of the nominees in the Best ASEAN Player of the Year category.
Quyết has been described by FourFourTwo as a key player of Hà Nội FC, helping the team win two premier league trophies in 2013 and 2016. Quyết represented his country at the 2014 and 2016 Suzuki Cups. He is the captain of the national football team and has recently denied an offer from a club in Malaysia Super League for the coming season.
The Vietnamese duo will be against Thai quartet Teerasil Dangda, Chanathip Songkrasin, Jakkaphan Kaewprom and Theerathon Bunmathan, Aung Thu of Myanmar, Andritany Ardhiyasa from Indonesia, Malaysian Safiq Rahim and Hassan Sunny of Singapore to claim the award.
People can vote for their favourite player on the website https://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/fourfourtwo-sea-football-awards-2018-vote-your-fan-favourite. — VNS