Full name:  Tiêu Exal

Date of birth : 14 August 2000 (19)

Place of birth: Việt Nam

Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8 in)

Playing position: Defender

Tiêu Exal joins City from the Ho Chi Minh City U21 side and this constitutes his first professional contract.  Although the U21 side carries the same name as the V-League side they are in fact separate entities with the U21 team being part of the City as a whole.  Tiêu Exal is of French-Vietnamese descent and can play in a variety of positions - defensive midfield, midfield or, when required, as a central defender.  His versatility is a great asset for any young footballer to have. 

He was a key factor in the U21 side's participation in the National U21 Finals in 2019.  A number of impressive performances in Pleiku moved Coach Chung Hae-soung to include the youngster in the full City team.  During the build up to the 2020 season, the young player was continually included in pre-season friendlies where, once again, he impressed.

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