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.