Full name:  Nguyễn Tăng Tiến

Date of birth : 31 January 1994 (age 26)

Place of birth: Việt Nam

Height: 1.8 m (5 ft 10 in)

Playing position: Defender

2016 saw Nguyễn Tăng Tiến break into the Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) first team, making his debut on 3rd July away to a XSKT Cần Thơ side that was to include current City midfielder Vũ Anh Tuấn and striker Nguyễn Hải Anh.  Although the latter is currently playing for V-League 2 side Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu.  The game ending in a 1-2 defeat for HAGL.  On the HAGL bench that day was another (to be) City player – defender Lê Văn Sơn.

 

Tăng Tiến was to make 38 appearances for the Central Highlands team before departing for City.  His final game for HAGL coming on the 9th September 2018 against FLC Thanh Hóa.  Lasting only 23 minutes in the 0-3 away defeat before being substituted.  Thanh Hóa’s side that day included City midfielder Ngô Hoàng Thịnh.

 

Moving to City prior to the start of the 2019 V-League 1 Season, Tăng Tiến was soon to be reunited with old teammates as his first appearance in a City shirt was away to HAGL on 1st March 2019.  Coming on as a 88th minute substitute in City’s 2-1 away victory.

 

Tăng Tiến’s full debut also saw him score his first goal for City.  On 6th May 2019 in the 2-1 away victory over Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN in Week 8, and with the score locked at 1-1, Tăng Tiến’s looping shot from a City corner in the 88th minute some how found its way over the stranded keeper and under, rather than over, the bar and into the back of the net giving City all three points.

©2018 by Darren Smale