Hồ Chí Minh City Police F.C.

Ho Chi Minh City Police F.C. (Vietnamese: Công An Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh) were a Vietnamese football club based in Ho Chi Minh City. They were champions in the 1995 season of the V-League, Vietnam's top-level association football league. They placed as runners-up in the 1993–94, 1996, 1999–2000, and 2001–02 seasons.[1] Star striker Lê Huỳnh Đức, who later went on to lead Đà Nẵng F.C. to win the 2009 V-League championship as manager, played for the club from 1992 through 2000.[2][3] In 1998, the team played a nationally televised friendly match against the semi-professional San Francisco Bay Seals, winning 3–1. The match marked the first time an American professional soccer team had played in post-war Vietnam.[4]

Notes and references

  1. Lịch sử Vleague (V-League History). V-League. 2010.
  2. Huỳnh Đức Lê at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. Le Huynh Duc – the young talented manager. Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information. August 14, 2009.
  4. U.S. Semipro Soccer Team Visits Vietnam. Associated Press. February 15, 1998.
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