VIETNAM CHAMPIONS AFF 2018
Congratulations to the Vietnam national team that won the 2018 AFF championship for the third time. After 1998, 2008, here in 2018.
A new title for four players from the academy JMG-HAGL Vietnam :
- Nguyen Cong Phuong
- Nguyen Van Toan
- Luong Xuan Truong Duy
- Nguyen Hong Phong
Also missing where Nguyen Tuan Anh and Thanh Van VU who could not participate in this competition for medical reasons.
How young where current JMG Vietnam players during the 2008 triumph:
DF Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy 13 June 1996 (22) (12 years old in 2008)
A 12-year-old player at the time, Nguyen Phong Hong Duy was with his youth team HAGL – Arsenal JMG Academy during Vietnam’s triumph, and the defender would eventually make his senior debut in 2015.
MF Lương Xuân Trường (3C) 28 April 1995 (23) (13 years old in 2008)
The team’s third captain, Luong Xuan Truong was 13 at the time and was learning the ropes through the HAGL – Arsenal JMG Academy.
FW Nguyễn Văn Toàn 12 April 1996 (22) (12 years old in 2008)
The third player in the list to rise up the youth ranks of HAGL – Arsenal JMG Academy, Nguyen Van Toan was only 12 during Vietnam’s reign but would eventually make his senior debut in 2015.
FW Nguyễn Công Phượng 21 January 1995 (23) (13 years old in 2008)
Another product of the HAGL – Arsenal JMG Academy, Nguyen Cong Phuong was 13 at the time and was in his second year in the youth academy.