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12/3/2017 9:45:11 PM

Vietnamese striker named among five best ASEAN scorers by Fox Sports Asia

Fox Sports Asia has listed Vietnamese striker Le Cong Vinh as one of ASEAN football’s five greatest-ever international scorers on its website.

With 51 goals scored for Vietnam in 83 caps, Vinh is level with France legend Thierry Henry and Poland star Robert Lewandowski, Fox wrote.

Le Cong Vinh in a football match (source: DT News)

He is ranked 34th in the world and No. 11 in Asia.

“Vinh was also the man for the big occasion and memorably scored the goal that won Vietnam their first and only AFF crown to date. Despite only being 31, it has been a year since Vinh hung up his boots, but it will take something – or someone – special to beat his record.”

The former Vietnam national team captain announced his retirement from football following a 4-3 defeat on aggregate in the semi-final of the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup. He is now chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City FC.

The other players are Thai Kiatisuk Senamuang (71 goals in 134 caps), Singapore’s Fandi Ahmad (55 goals in 101 caps), Filipino Phil Younghusband (47 goals in 92 caps) and Indonesian Bambang Pamungkas (38 goals in 86 caps).

  ( VNF/DTnews )
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