Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã Vietnamese Footballer is a prominent figure in the world of women’s football, representing Vietnam at international level. This article provides an in-depth look at her life and career, including her early beginnings, professional career, national team success, style of play, awards and honors, future plans, challenges faced, and personal life.
1. Who is football player Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã?
Sure, here is an explanation of the early life and career of Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha:
- Early life: Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha was born on September 25, 2001, in Thuong Tin, Hanoi, Vietnam. She started playing football at a very young age and quickly showed her talent. She joined the youth team of Hanoi I at the age of 10 and quickly became one of the best players in the team.
- Professional career: Thanh Nha made her professional debut for Hanoi I in 2019. She quickly became a key player for the team and helped them win the Vietnam Women’s Championship in 2019 and 2021.
- International career: Thanh Nha made her international debut for the Vietnam women’s national team in 2019. She has since become one of the team’s most important players. She helped Vietnam qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and won the 2021 SEA Games gold medal.
2. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã‘s Professional Career in Vietnam Football
Recently, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã has become a popular name amongst fans since the Vietnamese national team’s matches. Information about this young and hottest forward has been constantly searched for on social media platforms by the online community.
Having overcome many difficulties and hardships, and at times even considering giving up, Thanh Nha is now a key player of the Vietnam Women’s National Team. In 2022, she and her team earned a spot to participate in the World Cup 2023 for the first time in history.
In September 2021, Thanh Nha was discovered by Coach Mai Duc Chung and called up to join the Vietnamese women’s team for the Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers in Tajikistan. Thanh Nha shared that the two qualifiers were a valuable experience for her, where they faced Maldives and Tajikistan, who were ranked lower than Vietnam on the FIFA rankings. Despite this, they remained focused and won both matches.
In 2022 and 2023, the Vietnamese women’s team successfully defended their gold medal at the SEA Games. Most recently, speedy midfielder Thanh Nha scored the only goal for the Vietnamese women’s team against the German women’s team in a friendly match held on June 24th in Germany. Despite losing 1-2, the goal and performance of coach Mai Duc Chung’s team pleased the fans.
During the Asian Cup 2022 finals held in India from January 20 to February 6, 2022, Thanh Nha continued to be part of the national team. This was a turbulent final round for the Vietnamese women’s team, with most players infected with Covid-19 at one point, leading fans to believe that their World Cup dream was over. However, with determination and courage, the female players overcame Taiwan (China) and Thailand in the play-offs to secure the last official ticket from the Asian region to participate in the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
3. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã‘s Position and Style of Play in Football
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhã is known for her versatility on the field, being able to play as both a central midfielder and an attacking midfielder. She has excellent ball control skills and can dribble past defenders with ease. Additionally, she has great vision and passing ability and can create scoring opportunities for her teammates.
Known as the “Best winger” due to her speed and abundant physical fitness, Thanh Nha also possesses good dribbling technique, excellent ability to get past defenders and extremely sharp finishing skills. The 2001-born striker can shoot well with both feet with a relatively high damage output. This could be a very powerful weapon that the Vietnam national team possesses at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
4. Breaking News: Thanh Nhã, one of six young Asian stars to watch at World Cup
The 21-year-old striker will be keen to replicate her performance at the World Cup where Việt Nam are drawn in a tough group featuring two-time defending champions the United States as well as the Netherlands and Portugal.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has selected striker Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã of the Vietnamese women’s team as one of six young Asian stars who could have a breakout tournament.
Nhã stood out at the friendly match with Germany in preparation for the World Cup. “Việt Nam’s preparations for the 2023 World Cup saw them take on World No 2 Germany in a friendly last month. The well-organised Southeast Asians, despite going down 2-1, put on an impressive showing against the formidable opponents and it was Nhã who scored their only goal of that game,” the website the-afc.com said.
“Nhã has been touted as the next big thing in Vietnamese football and was part of the squad as the country qualified for their first-ever World Cup ahead of Thailand and Chinese Taipei. She was also on target as Việt Nam defeated Myanmar 2-0 to win gold in the Southeast Asian Games earlier this year,” the website added.
“Having recently scored against one of the giants of women’s football, the 21-year-old striker will be keen to replicate her performance at the World Cup where Việt Nam are drawn in a tough group featuring two-time defending champions the United States as well as the Netherlands and Portugal.”
In addition to Nhã, in this list, there is another player of Southeast Asian football, that is Isabella Flanigan of the Philippines. Flanigan, 18, is a good choice in attack line next to seniors like Sarina Bolden and Katrina Guillou. She was trained in the US and possesses formidable speed.
The remaining four names selected by the AFC include: 16-year-old Casey Phair of South Korea, Aoba Fujino, 19, of Japan, Shen Mengyu, 21, of China and Mary Fowler, 20 of Australia.
Notably, Casey Phair, who was born in the United States to an American father and a Korean mother, is set to become the first mixed-race player to represent South Korea if she features in the upcoming World Cup where they are pitted against former champions Germany, Morocco and Colombia in the group stage.
Casey Phair’s form for the South Korean U-17s impressed head coach Colin Bell who named her in his hugely experienced World Cup squad despite the teenager not making her senior debut yet. The striker, who could also become the youngest player ever at a FIFA Women’s World Cup, is the joint-top scorer in the 2024 AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers with five goals. VNS
5. Interesting Fact: Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã had failed in her attempt to enter the Hanoi Football Gifted Class.
Midfielder Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha stated that at the age of 13, she failed to pass the tryouts for the Hanoi gifted football class.
The midfielder born in 2001 stated that she started practicing football at the age of 9 on a local football field. However, she gave up early because she was too young and focused on studying culture. In 7th grade, Thanh Nha continued to play soccer under the guidance of a local coach named Mr. Duong Khac Kiem in Nghiem Xuyen commune, Thuong Tin district, Hanoi.
Mr. Kiem encouraged Thanh Nha a lot and told her that she had the potential to become a professional football player. However, in her first attempt to enroll in the Ha Dong district’s talented football class in Hanoi, 13-year-old Thanh Nha was rejected. On her second attempt at the tryouts, Thanh Nha was accepted and left her hometown of Thuong Tin to train for professional soccer in Ha Dong.
6. Awards and Honors Received by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhã has received several awards and honors in recognition of her exceptional talents. In 2018, she was named the Vietnam Women’s Footballer of the Year. She has also been included in the Vietnam national team squad for major international tournaments, including the AFC Women’s Asian Cup and the Southeast Asian Games.
7. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã‘s Future Plans and Aspirations in Football
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhã has expressed her desire to continue playing football at the highest level and to represent Vietnam in more international tournaments. She hopes to help raise the profile of women’s football in Vietnam and inspire young girls to take up the sport.
8. Challenges Faced by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã in Her Football Career
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha has faced several challenges during her career, including limited resources and funding for Women’s football in Vietnam. Despite this, she has remained committed to the sport and continues to work hard to overcome these obstacles.
9. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhã’s Photos