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List of famous athletes from Vietnam, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Vietnam has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Vietnamese athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Vietnam and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Vietnam then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has a variety of athletes in it, from Cung Le to Pham Thanh Luong.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Vietnamese athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Vietnam?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Vietnam in order to get more information about each one.

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Cung Le is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Cung Le is a Vietnamese-American retired mixed martial artist, actor, and former Sanshou kickboxer who competed as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, holding a record of 2-2 ...more

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Dat Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Dat Tan Nguyen is a sports radio host and former football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for seven seasons. He played college football for Texas A&M University, ...more

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Lê Công Vinh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Vietnam national football team Lê Công Vinh is a Vietnamese footballer who plays forward for V.League 1 club Becamex Bình Dương. He is also a member of the Vietnamese national team.

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Le Phuoc Tu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Le Phuoc Tu Sài Gòn Xuân Thành F.C. Lê Phước Tứ is a Vietnamese footballer who plays for Becamex Bình Dương in the V.League 1. He was a regular member of the Vietnam national football team from 2008 to 2014. In 12 ...more

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Phan Văn Tài Em is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Phan Văn Tài Em Vietnam national football team Phan Văn Tài Em is a Vietnamese footballer who is a midfielder for NaviBank Sài Gòn. He is a member of the Vietnam national football team. He was awarded as the Vietnamese ...more

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Lê Tấn Tài is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Lê Tấn Tài Vietnam national football team Lê Tấn Tài is a Vietnamese footballer, and the captain of the Vietnam national football team, where he plays as a Central Midfielder. He is currently playing for Becamex Bình

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Nguyen Vu Phong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Vu Phong Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Vũ Phong is a Vietnamese footballer who plays for SHB Đà Nẵng. He is a member of Vietnam national football team. Phong is best known for his speed, shooting, and tackling skill. He ...more

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Huỳnh Quang Thanh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Vietnam national football team Huỳnh Quang Thanh is a Vietnamese footballer who is a defender for Becamex Bình Dương. He is also the current captain of the Vietnam national football team.

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Nguyen Van Quyet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Van Quyet Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Văn Quyết is a Vietnamese footballer who currently plays for Hà Nội T&T. He is a member of the Vietnam national football team. Van Quyet has scored 8 goals in 15 appearances ...more

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Nguyen Trong Hoang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Trong Hoang Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng is a Vietnamese footballer who is currently playing midfielder for Sông Lam Nghệ An of the V-League. He is widely considered by the Vietnamese press as one of the ...more

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Nguyen Viet Thang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Viet Thang Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Việt Thắng is a Vietnamese footballer who is now playing for XM The Vissai Ninh Binh as a striker. He is a member of the Vietnam national football team.

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Pham Thanh Luong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Pham Thanh Luong Vietnam national football team Phạm Thành Lương is a Vietnamese footballer. He plays for Hà Nội T&T in the V-League. He is a member of Vietnam national football team. He is best known for his performances in ...more

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Tran Dinh Dong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Tran Dinh Dong Vietnam national football team Trần Đình Đồng is a Vietnamese footballer. He is playing for Sông Lam Nghệ An. He was given a 28-match ban in March 2014 after breaking an opponent's leg.

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Nguyen Minh Chau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Minh Chau Xi Măng Hải Phòng FC Nguyễn Minh Châu is a Vietnamese football player who plays in the midfield and is playing for Hải Phòng and a member of Vietnam national football team since 2008.

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Nguyen Hue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyễn Huệ, also known as Emperor Quang Trung, was the second emperor of the Tây Sơn Dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 1788 until 1792. He was also one of the most successful military ...more

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Nguyen Quang Hai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Quang Hai Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Quang Hải is a Vietnamese footballer who is playing for Than Quang Ninh F.C.. He is a member of Vietnam national football team.

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Nguyen Cong Huy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Cong Huy Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Công Huy is a Vietnamese footballer, currently playing for Binh Duong F.C..

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Lê Huỳnh Đức is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Da Nang FC Lê Huỳnh Đức is a Vietnamese football manager and former footballer currently coaching SHB Đà Nẵng of the V-League. Đức is a former member of the Vietnam national football team, ...more

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Duong Hong Son is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Duong Hong Son Dương Hồng Sơn is a Vietnamese footballer who is playing for T&T Hà Nội. He is best known for his performance that helped Vietnam national football team to win their first ASEAN ...more

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Tran Chi Cong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Tran Chi Cong Vietnam national football team Trần Chí Công is a Vietnamese football defender who plays for Vietnamese V-League club Bình Dương F.C.. Tran Chi Cong was once called up to Vietnam national football team in

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Nguyen Ngoc Duy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Ngoc Duy Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Ngọc Duy is a Vietnamese footballer. He is playing for Hà Nội T&T.

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Nguyễn Anh Tuấn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyễn Anh Tuấn Vietnam national football team Nguyễn Anh Tuấn is a Vietnamese footballer who plays for Vicem Hai Phong F.C. as a centre back. He was called up to the Vietnam national football team in 2011.

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Lê Hồng Minh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Lê Hồng Minh Da Nang FC Lê Hồng Minh is a Vietnamese footballer who is a midfielder for SHB Champasak F.C.. He is a member of the Vietnam national football team.

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Pham Van Quyen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Phạm Văn Quyến is a retired Vietnamese footballer, lastly played for Vietnamese club Vissai Ninh Bình of V-League as well as Vietnam national football team. Since his days as a Vietnamese ...more

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Thach Bao Khanh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Thach Bao Khanh Thể Công Thạch Bảo Khanh is a Vietnamese footballer who played for Hà Nội T&T F.C.. He is a member of Vietnam national football team since 2002. He is best known for his performance at 2004 ...more

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Vũ Như Thành is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Vũ Như Thành Bình Duong Vũ Như Thành is a Vietnamese footballer who play for XM The Vissai Ninh Binh as a defender. He is a member of the Vietnam national football team. He has won two V-League titles with ...more

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Mai Tien Thanh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Mai Tien Thanh Mai Tiến Thành is a Vietnamese footballer who is now playing for Thanh Hóa F.C. and the Vietnam national football team. Thanh was chosen to play for Vietnam at 2007 Asian Cup and ...more

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Phan Thanh Binh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Phan Thanh Binh Phan Thanh Bình is a Vietnamese footballer who is a striker for Dong Tam Long An F.C.. He is a member of the Vietnam national football team.

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Nguyen Minh Chuyen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Minh Chuyen Nguyễn Minh Chuyên is a Vietnamese footballer who is a midfielder for Saigon Xuan Thanh F.C..

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Nguyen Huy Hoang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyen Huy Hoang Nguyễn Huy Hoàng is a Vietnamese football player, playing for Sông Lam Nghệ An ever since he started his professional career. He was called up in the national team in 2002 and had ...more

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Vu Minh Hieu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Vu Minh Hieu Vũ Minh Hiếu is a retired Vietnamese football midfielder who spent his whole career with V-League club Công An Hà Nội, known as Hà Nội ACB today. He was the captain of his ...more

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Trần Trường Giang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Trần Trường Giang Trần Trường Giang is a Vietnamese footballer who is a midfielder for Navibank Sài Gòn. He is a member of the Vietnam national football team from 2002 to 2009.

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Truong Van Hai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Truong Van Hai Trương Văn Hải is a Vietnamese football defender who plays for Vietnamese V-League club Navibank Sài Gòn.

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Nguyễn Anh Đức is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Nguyễn Anh Đức Nguyễn Hữu Thắng is a Vietnamese football midfielder who plays for Vietnamese V-League club Bình Dương F.C.. He joined Binh Duong in 2004 after the club was impressed by his performance ...more

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Dang Phuong Nam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Dang Phuong Nam Đặng Phương Nam is a Vietnamese footballer who played for Thể Công. He has been a member of the Vietnam national football team since 1996. He is noted for his performances at the 1996, ...more

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Luong Trung Tuan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Luong Trung Tuan Lương Trung Tuấn is a retired Vietnamese footballer. He was the first and the only Vietnamese player playing in Thailand, for Thai Premier League side Thai Port.

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Phung Cong Minh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Phùng Công Minh is a Vietnamese footballer who plays for Vietnamese V-League club Bình Dương F.C..

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Ahn Taun Hoang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
Ahn Taun Hoang Hoàng Anh Tuấn in Bắc Ninh Province is a Vietnamese weightlifter. At the 2005 Junior World Championships, he won the silver medal in the men's -56 kg class, with a total of 276 kg. He ...more