|Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler arrived in Viet Nam as part of for a club spread. — Photo vnexpress.net
HA NOI (VNS) — Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler arrived in Viet Nam yesterday.
His two-day visit to HCM City is part of a strategy co-operation between Liverpool and a brand named Love'in Farm Kun in Viet Nam.
It is also the first step of the Premier League giant to spread the team's name in the Southeast Asian country.
Romour said that Liverpool and its partner plan to establish a football academy, and in the near future, the club's first team will play a friendly match in Viet Nam.
Liverpool is one of the most favourite teams in Viet Nam, with more than 550,000 fans on its fan page.
The team have won the Premier League title 18 times. They own seven FA Cups, eight Football League Cups and 15 FA Community Shield matches. In international competitions, they have won the Champions League trophy five times, the UEFA Cup thrice and the European Super Cup thrice.
Fowler will take part in a co-operation signing ceremony and meet the media and fans this afternoon. Later, he will take part in a match organised by the partner company.
Born in 1975, the striker played for Liverpool from 1993 to 2001. He was voted the best young player in England in the 1995 and 1996 seasons. He was No 4 in the Premier League's best scorer ranking with 183 goals.
Fowler then moved to Leeds United for two years, before playing for Manchester United from 2003 to 2006, Cardiff City from 2007 to 2008 and Blackburn Rovers in 2008, as well as North Queensland in 2009 and Peth Glory in 2010.
In 2011, he travelled to Thailand and became a player and then head coach of the MuangThong United. One year later, he retired and returned to England.
During his 552-match career, Fowler scored 248 goals. — VNS