Steven Đặng will play for Hoàng Anh Gia Lai in the 2020 season. Photo goal.com
HÀ NỘI — Hoàng Anh Gia Lai FC signed Vietnamese-American player Steven Đặng on a one-year contract, the club announced yesterday.
Defender Đặng, 23, was signed after a one-week trial with the team.
Đặng was born in the US with Vietnamese parents who are currently living in Texas.
Before coming to Việt Nam, Đặng played four years for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where he studied nursing.
Despite being a defender, 1.83m-tall Đặng scored 12 goals and recorded four assists.
"Both my parents grew up in Việt Nam and it's my homeland," Đặng said. "So, I decided why not check out where my roots came from and learn about my culture. Along with that, I can play the sport I love."
Prior to Đặng, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai also signed a two-year deal with Serbian defender Damir Memovic. — VNS