Vietnam’s national football team is worth nearly US$2 million, according to figures published by Transfermarkt.com, a football statistics site.
The squad and player values of Vietnam were made available for the first time on Transfermarkt, with the team’s total market value estimated at €1.73 million ($1.93 million) as of Tuesday.
Transfermarkt.com’s calculation was made on lineups that played for Vietnam at the Asian Cup 2019, their most recent international tournament.
The most valuable player in the team was goal keeper Dang Van Lam, who currently plays for Thailand’s Muangthong United, with a worth of €300,000 ($336,039).
Midfielder Luong Xuan Truong, who plays for Thailand’s Burriram FC, came second at €200,000 ($223,987).
Nguyen Cong Phuong, a striker of South Korea’s Incheon United, and midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai and defender Doan Van Hau, both playing for Hanoi FC, were ranked at the same worth of €150,000 ($168,075).
|Vietnam’s national football team are valued at €1.73 million by Transfermarkt.com in this screenshot|
Hanoi-based Viettel FC midfielder Nguyen Trong Hoang was valued at €125,000 ($140,052), while defender Do Duy Manh of Hanoi FC and Viettel’s Que Ngoc Hai both had the market value of €75,000 ($84,031).
Five players were estimated at €50,000 while the others were listed at €25,000.
This is the first time the entire lineups of Vietnam’s national football team have made Transfermarkt.com’s value list.
Before the 2019 Asian Cup, Vietnam’s squad was modestly valued at €260,000, as only four players - Xuan Truong, Cong Phuong, Trong Hoang and Van Lam - appeared in the football transfer site’s data.
The latest update of Team Vietnam on Transfermarkt apparently came after a string of successful tournaments of the Golden Stars.
Vietnam finished second at the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship and sealed the fourth position at the 2018 Asian Games. They also won the 2018 AFF Cup and advanced to the 2019 Asian Cup’s quarterfinals.
|Vietnam’s national football players are listed on Transfermarkt.com in this screenshot|