the 2016 season, Luong not only contributed significantly to Hanoi
T&T’s V-League title with cunning through balls, but also performed
outstandingly in the national team at the AFF Suzuki Cup.
For his brilliant showing, Luong was
given the highest score of 246 points, 17 points more than the Silver
Ball winner Luong Xuan Truong (Incheon United, K-League) and 54 points
above the Bronze Ball owner Vu Minh Tuan (Quang Ninh Coal, V-League).
The Hanoi T&T midfielder was the
first player in the history of Vietnamese football to win such a noble
individual award four times, following previous victories in 2009, 2011
Ho Chi Minh City dominated the women’s
football prizes, with its midfielder Huynh Nhu, defender Chuong Thi Kieu
and goalkeeper Dang Thi Kieu Trinh crowned the winners of the Golden
Ball, Silver Ball and Bronze Ball, respectively.
Concerning futsal, three players of Thai
Son Nam Club as well as Vietnam’s national futsal team, including Tran
Van Vu, Nguyen Minh Tri and Nguyen Bao Quan, were named for the Golden,
Silver and Bronze Ball categories, respectively. This was the first year
to see the three noble individual prizes presented to futsal players.
In addition to the men’s Silver Ball award, Luong Xuan Truong also won the “most favoured player” prize voted by fans.
Vu Van Thanh (Hoang Anh Gia Lai) and Le
Hoai Luong (Ho Chi Minh City) were honoured as the best young male and
female players of 2016, while striker Gaston Merlo (SHB Da Nang) was
named the best foreign player of last year’s season.
The organising committee also presented
devotion awards to veteran footballer, Tran Minh Chien and futsal player
Nguyen Bao Quan.
Chuong Thi Kieu, Huynh Nhu and Dang Thi Kieu Trinh are crowned the winners of the women's football category.
Nguyen Bao Quan, Tran Van Vu and Nguyen Minh Tri claim the futsal prizes.