Van Hau receives nomination for AFC Youth Player of the Year
Vietnamese defender Doan Van Hau has been named among the shortlist for the Young Footballer of the Year ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Awards.
Vietnamese defender Doan Van Hau (in red)
Van Hau will be competing against Japan’s Hiroki Abe and Lee Kang-in of the Republic of Korea who have also been shortlisted for the title.
The 20-year-old Vietnamese defender has developed into a key player for the national team as well as playing an important role in the U19, U22, and U23 squads. Following a string of strong performances over the past year, he attracted the attention of scouts from, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and Thailand.
Being utilised as a versatile fullback, Van Hau significantly contributed to the national team during their AFF Cup win and to the U23 team on their way to silver in the Asian U23 Championship last year. He also competed for various national teams at the U20 World Cup and the Asian Cup.
He recently signed a one-year loan deal with leading Dutch side SC Heerenveen.
The annual AFC Awards aims to honour the continent’s most outstanding individuals, teams, and associations during the past year.
The awards ceremony this year is scheduled to take place in Hong Kong (China) on December 2. VOV
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