- 2012 Golden Ball Awards: Adding prize for excellent young female player12:17 | 26/04/2013
In the conference at Kim Do hotel April 25th morning, technique meeting and announcement of 2012 Viet Nam golden ball award was taken place successfully. This program was held by Sai Gon Liberation Newspaper under Vietnam Export Import Bank – Viet Nam Eximbank and was carried out by Media Communication and Event Company –EEC.The special point of this year award is that organizers will add nominees for excellent young female players. This is the new transformation when Vietnam Golden Ball awards turn 18.
After sending votes to 141 sports reporters , news agencies , newspapers, radio , experts , coaches , referees … national wide , organizing board has received back 131results which were based on to shorten nominees list for male and female players with highest scores, excellent foreign players , male and female young players to19 candidates in total.
Five male players with the highest scores are Huynh Quoc Anh (Da Nang), Nguyen Minh Phuong (Da Nang), Nguyen Trong Hoang (Song Lam Nghe An), Nguyen Van Quyet (Ha Noi T & T), Le Tan Tai (Khanh Hoa).
Five female players with the highest scores include Dang Thi Kieu Trinh, Tran Thi Kim Hong (HCM City); Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, Nguyen Thi Muon (Hanoi), Le Thi Thuong (Vinacomin Group).
Three foreign players: Antonio (Sai Gon Xuan Thanh), Gonzalo (Ha Noi T & T), Merlo (Da Nang)
Three male young players: Tran Phi Son, Ngo Hoang Thinh (Song Lam Nghe An); Duong Thanh Hao (Dong Thap).
Three young female players: Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung, Nguyen Thi Nguyet (Ha Nam), Chuong Thi Kieu (HCM City).
It is acknowledged that the awards are the same for male and female players: VND40 million for the Golden Ball winners,
The total bonus is VND240 million ($12,000), ND30 million for the Silver Ball winners and VND20 million for the Bronze Ball winners. Young female, male player and foreign player will win VND 20 million for each.
The awards gala will be held at 7pm on May 7th at the Army Theatre located at 140 Cong Hoa Street, Ho Chi Minh City.
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