He gained a total of 5,800 votes from fans, 5,000 votes more compared to the second-placed player.
Hieu’s skillful goal came in the national team’s second fixture of Group D against Panama that contributed to Vietnam’s 3-2 victory over the Central American side, thereby helping the Vietnamese team advance to the round of 16.
Born in 1998, Hieu is notable for his rapid rise in the sport, having previously purchased an online business instead of going to study in a college. Earning enough from his work, he had spare time to visit football fields and took part in various street football matches.
Despite his self-trained skills, Hieu became renowned among amateur players in Da Nang before signing a contract with futsal team Hoang Thu Da Nang FC in 2018.
He later went on to play a key role in pushing his club to the second position in the National Cup before receiving the title of top scorer of the national championship after netting 14 goals in 2018.
One year later, the 1.65-metre-tall player was called up to the national team.