Saigon FC

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Saigon FC logo (2016).svg
Full nameSaigon Football Club
Founded2016; 5 years ago (2016)
GroundThong Nhat Stadium
PresidentTrần Hòa Bình
Head coachMasahiro Shimoda
LeagueV.League 1
2020V.League 1, 3rd
WebsiteClub website

Saigon Football Club (Vietnamese: Câu lạc bộ Bóng đá Sài Gòn) is a Vietnamese professional association football club administered by Saigon Football Development Joint Stock Company. The club's name was set as a result of a club known as Hà Nội got renamed and relocated in 2016 to Ho Chi Minh City.[1]


FC Tokyo partnership[edit]

In February 2020, Saigon announced a cooperation agreement with Japanese club FC Tokyo, which includes plans for a joint football academy being started in Vietnam.[2]


Season Pld Won Draw Lost GF GA GD PTS Position
2016 V.League 1 26 9 9 8 34 32 +2 36 7th
2017 V.League 1 26 11 10 5 40 29 +11 43 5th
2018 V.League 1 26 9 4 13 36 40 −4 31 8th
2019 V.League 1 26 10 6 10 37 40 −3 36 5th
2020 V.League 1 20 9 7 4 30 19 +11 34 3rd

Continental record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2021 AFC Cup Group H Singapore Lion City Sailors
Malaysia Kedah Darul Aman
Winner of play-off Indonesia Cambodia East Timor


Saigon has played at Thong Nhat Stadium in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City since the club was founded in 2016.

In 2020, the club purchased the Thanh Long Sports Center in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City. The proposed Saigon Football Academy that they will jointly operate with FC Tokyo will be based out of this location.[3]

Home stadium[edit]

Other stadiums[edit]


First-team squad[edit]

As of 13 January 2021.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Vietnam VIE Trần Minh Toàn
2 DF Vietnam VIE Lê Vương Minh Nhất
3 DF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Nam Anh
4 DF Vietnam VIE Lê Cao Hoài An
5 DF Brazil BRA Thiago Melo
6 MF South Korea KOR Woo Sang-ho
8 MF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Minh Trung
9 FW Japan JPN Hiroyuki Takasaki
10 MF Japan JPN Daisuke Matsui
11 FW Vietnam VIE Võ Nguyên Hoàng
12 DF Vietnam VIE Trần Anh Thi
13 MF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Hoàng Quốc Chí
14 MF Vietnam VIE Tẩy Văn Toàn
15 DF Vietnam VIE Dương Văn Trung
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Đình Nhơn
17 DF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Công Thanh
18 DF Vietnam VIE Trần Mạnh Cường
19 FW Vietnam VIE Đỗ Merlo
20 DF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Thanh Thụ
21 MF Vietnam VIE Phạm Văn Luân
23 MF Vietnam VIE Cao Văn Triền
25 MF Vietnam VIE Lý Trung Hiếu
26 DF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Duy Triết
27 MF Vietnam VIE Bùi Xuân Quý
35 GK Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Hoàng Minh Duy
36 GK Vietnam VIE Phạm Văn Phong
37 DF Vietnam VIE Nguyễn Văn Ngọ
39 MF Vietnam VIE Huỳnh Tấn Tài

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Japan Masahiro Shimoda[5]

Managerial history[edit]

Dates Name Notes
2016–2018 Vietnam Nguyễn Đức Thắng
2018 Vietnam Phan Văn Tài Em
2018–2019 Vietnam Nguyễn Thành Công
2019–2020 Vietnam Hoàng Văn Phúc
2020–2021 Vietnam Vũ Tiến Thành
2021– Japan Masahiro Shimoda


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Vietnamese, Japanese clubs to establish football academy in Vietnam". vnexpress,net. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Saigon FC, FC Tokyo to build academy in Vietnam". Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Saigon FC appoints Japanese head coach". Retrieved 24 February 2021.

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