Full name:  Ngô Tùng Quốc

Date of birth : 27 January 1998 (age 22)

Place of birth: Ninh Hòa, Thanh Hóa, Việt Nam

Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 6 in)

Playing position: Defender 

After graduating from the PVF Training Academy in 2010, Ngô Tùng Quốc spent a brief period with SHB Đà Nẵng in 2016 before moving on to XSKT Cần Thơ for the start of the 2017 Season.  Here the young defender was to find his feet in the world of professional football.  Making his debut on 12th February 2017, coming on as a 74th minute substitute in the 0-3 away defeat to Hoàng Anh Gia Lai.  His full debut was to come on 2nd July 2017 in the 2- home victory over Hải Phòng FC.  Three months later, on the 29th October, the young Tùng Quốc had his first senior goal.  Scoring the opening goal in the 20th minute of the away 1-1 draw with Becamex Bình Dương.  Tùng Quốc’s final game for XSKT Cần Thơ came on the 29th October 2018 at home to Hải Phòng FC in a game which XSKT Cần Thơ were to win 2-0 although the result could not prevent the team from being relegated.

 

During his time at XSKT Cần Thơ.  Ngô Tùng Quốc was to play against City three times.  Firstly in 2017 in XSKT Cần Thơ’s 2-1 home victory.  Then twice in 2018.  The first of the two 2018 meetings was on 8th June in a game that ended 1-1.  In the XSKT Cần Thơ line up that day were current City players Nguyễn Công Thành and Vũ Anh Tuấn and former City midfielder Võ Út Cường.  The second game between the two sides also ended in a draw, this time 3-3 at the SVĐ Thống Nhất.

 

After appearing for Vietnam in the 2019 U22 Asia Cup Tournament in Cambodia.  Tùng Quốc making three appearances – against Philippines U22, Thailand U22 in Group A and Cambodia U22 in the 3rd/4th Place Paly Off.  Ngô Tùng Quốc was to join up with his new City teammates for the start of the 2019 V-League 1 Season.  Making his City debut in Week 55 in the 3-2 away victory over Becamex Bình Dương on the 13th April 2019.

 

The young Tùng Quốc is highly regarded in Vietnamese footballing circles and has the real potential to see his career blossom.  Hopefully in the red of City for years to come.

©2018 by Darren Smale