Five naturalized players who deserve call-ups to Vietnam national team

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When it comes to selecting for national success, picking naturalized players knows no borders. FCA rounds up some of the best naturalized players in Vietnam.

Photo credit: The Thao 24h

Photo credit: The Thao 24h

Hoang Vu Samson (Ha Noi T&T)

The Nigeria-born striker has proved his talent since 2007, when he still was with Than Quang Ninh, the First Division club in that year. He moved to several clubs in the V.League and scored plenty of goals since.

Atletico Madrid once asked for his service in 2011, but the deal did not happen due to his contract with Hanoi T&T could not be canceled.

He got his Vietnamese citizenship in 2013 and he is eligible for the Vietnam national team. In the 2015 season, despite being sidelined for months, he still managed to scored 10 goals for the Hanoi based club.

At the age of 26, he has a lot to contribute for Vietnamese football.