29th December 2018

Tournament Update : Although not yet officially confirmed by the organisers.  It is being reported that both FLC Thanh Hóa and Than Quảng Ninh have been invited to participate.

29th December 2018

It is being reported that the club will be playing a friendly away to  Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu on 9th January 2019.  Kick Off will be at 15:00 and the game will be played at the impressive Sân vận động Bà Rịa.

29th December 2018

Friendly Final Score: HCMC FC 2 Đồng Tháp 0 Second Half goals from Nguyễn Hải Anh and Vũ Quang Nam secured victory in another hard fought friendly making it two wins from two and a good start for the new coach.

28th December 2018

Tournament Update : It is being reported on Twitter that Malaysian side Terengganu FC will be taking part.

27th December 2018

The VPF Has announced that for the 2019 season the teams that finish in 13th and 14th place will be automatically relegated.

26th December 2018

Goals from Quế Ngọc Mạnh and Matias Jadue saw City overcome Long An 2-1 in a keenly contested friendly at Thành Long this afternoon.

25th December 2018

The club has announced the following friendly matches


Versus : Long An tomorrow (26/12)
Kick off : 15:15​

Versus : Đồng Tháp FC this coming Saturday (29/12). 
Kick Off: 15:15


Both games will take place at the Thành Long Sports Centre.

23rd December 2018

The club have today signed 24 year old versatile player Võ Lý from Huế FC.  www.hcmcfc.net would like to welcome Võ Lý to Vietnam's greatest team.

22nd December 2018

Pre-Season Tournament Update - The club have indicated that the pre-season tournament to be held at the Thành Long Sports Centre will take place between 15 - 30 January 2019 and will involve 6 teams.

17th December 2018

It is being reported in the media that Chung Hae-soung has signed a one year contract with the club for the 2019 season.

Read the full article (in Vietnamese) on WEBTHETHAO.vn

16th December 2018

Rumours are beginning to circulate on social media that former HAGL Technical Director Chung Hae Soung is soon to be announced as the new coach. A former South Korean footballer with Lucky Goldstar Hwangso (1984-89), Soung has also managed : Bucheon SK / Jeju United FC (Manager) 2003-07, South Korea (Chief Assistant Coach) 2008-10, Chunnam Dragons (Manager) 2010-12, returning to South Korea (Chief Assistant Coach) in 2017

14th December 2018

Pre-Season Tournament : The club has announced a pre-season tournament involving 8-10 teams (two foreign) to be held early January at their Thành Long training centre. More details to follow.

10th December 2018

The club have today signed 24 year old versatile player Phạm Văn Thành from Hanoi FC.  Under 23 Player of the Year in 2015, Văn Thành played 11 times last season for the Champions scoring 2 times.  www.hcmcfc.net would like to welcome Văn Thành to Vietnam's greatest team.

7th December 2018

The club have today signed Joel Vinicius from Than Quảng Ninh,  The 24 Year old comes on a one year contract.  He played 21 times last season scoring 9 times.  www.hcmcfc.net would like to welcome Joel to Vietnam's greatest team.

6th December 2018

Goal.vn are today running an article regarding transfer policies for 2019.  HCMC FC's report is #2.  Essentially it reports that the club has changed its approach to buying players. Instead of focusing solely on 'stars', the club is trying to combine experience with youth to create a more cohesive team.  For the 2019 season, the club has focused on younger players with more potential.  This will in turn help the club to budget thus saving significant amounts. The player list of In and Outs as reported in the article is:


1. Đặng Quang Huy (Hải Phòng)

2. Võ Lý (CLB Huế)

3. Lê Hoàng Thiên (Sài Gòn FC)

4. Nguyễn Thanh Thắng (CLB Thanh Hoá) 

5. Quế Ngọc Mạnh (B.Bình Dương)

6. Nguyễn Tăng Tiến (Đắk Lắk) (unconfirmed)

7. Louis Ewonde (SHB Đà Nẵng)


1. Đinh Xuân Việt (Contract Expired)

2. Đặng Văn Robert (Contract Expired)

3. Âu Văn Hoàn (SHB Đà Nẵng)

4. Trương Đình Luật (Contract Expired)

5. Marclei Santos (Loan Expired)

6. Lê Minh Hoà (Contract Expired)

7. Trần Hoàng Phương (Contract Expired)

8. Nguyễn Ngọc Anh (Contract Expired)

9. Trần Hữu Thắng (Contract Expired)

Read the full article (in Vietnamese) at Goal.vn

5th December 2018

This morning, at the headquarters of Ho Chi Minh City Football Corporation, center-back Epassi signed a one-year contract. He is due to have his first practice session tomorrow at Thanh Long Sport Center. He played 22 times for SHB Đà Nẵng in 2018 scoring 5 times

3rd December 2018

Player News : According to On Sports aired tonight - HCMC FC are in the process of signing Striker Joel Vinicius from Than Quảng Ninh and Centre Back Louis Ewonde from SHB Đà Nẵng. Vinicius played 21 games in 2018 scoring 9 times.  Ewonde played 22 games scoring 5 times.

3rd December 2018

After a break, the team reported back today for pre-season training at Sân Thành Long.  New signings Lê Hoàng Thiên, Quế Ngọc Mạnh and Thanh Thắng were amongst those players taking part. www.hcmcfc.net would like to welcome all players back to Vietnam's greatest team.

2nd December 2018

BongDa.com.vn is today reporting that Âu Văn Hoàn has left the club and joined SHB Đà Nẵng.  www.hcmcfc.net would like to wish Văn Hoàn all the best.

Read the full story here (in Vietnamese)

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