6th December 2019

It's been a busy time at the SVĐ Thống Nhất in the last couple of days with no fewer than six players leaving City.  Albeit three on a season long loan to newly promoted V-League 2 side Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu.  Keeper Nguyễn Thanh Diệp departs after two seasons with City.  Since joining in 2018 from XSKT Cần Thơ, Thanh Diệp made 28 appearances and provided excellent cover for number one choice Nguyễn Thanh Thắng.  Such is his undoubted quality, it hasn't taken Thanh Diệp long to be snatched up by another club and he is currently at Thanh Hóa FC on trial.  Attacking Midfielder Lê Hoàng Thiên also departs City.  Upon joining the club for the 2019 Season, Hoàng Thiên made 14 appearances scoring 4 times including the goal which kick started City's season against Hải Phòng FC in the 1-0 home victory. Defender A Sân joins those departing City.  Since joining from Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, the 23 year old has suffered from injuries and failed to make a single appearance for City.  www.hcmcfc.net wishes all the very best in their future careers.

Departing on season long loans to newly promoted V-League 2 side Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu are Defender Quế Ngọc Mạnh, Midfielder Đào Quốc Gia and Goal Keeper Nguyễn Thanh Phú.  After joining from Becamex Bình Dương,  Ngọc Mạnh made two appearances for City during the 2019 season.  23 year old midfielder Đào Quốc Gia also made 2 appearances during his stay at City.  However, both of his appearances were during the 2018 season the last of which was as a substitute against Hải Phòng FC in the 0-1 defeat in April 2018. Goal Keeper Nguyễn Thanh Phú has yet to make an appearance for City.


2nd December 2019

City today signed two new defenders.  Joining City from Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) are 22 year old Lê Văn Sơn and 25 year old Lê Đức Lương.  During his time with HAGL, Lê Văn Sơn made a total of 79 appearance scoring the two goals whilst defending partner Lê Đức Lương made a total of 60 appearances for his previous club, again scoring twice.  (statistics from Wiki and require confirmation)

Local boy Trần Thanh Bình has signed a Contract Extension until 2021.  The boy from District 11 has made a total of 84 appearances since joining his home town club in 2014 scoring 8 times (as per available statistics).

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