17:50 | 26/11/2015 Entertainment
The 2015 Golden Ball Award for the best player of the year was kicked off on November 23 in HCM City.
Top player: Striker Nguyen Anh Duc (middle) of Becamex Binh Duong is one of 20 candidates for the Golden Ball title this year (Source: VNA)
Hosted by Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) Newspaper for 21 years, the award aims at honouring the most outstanding inpidual players through the season.
This year, the organisers announced six categories: men's and women's Golden Balls, best young male and female players, best foreign player and best futsal (indoor football) player.
Nearly 160 coaches, team captains, sport journalists and experts will take part in the vote.
The awards ceremony will be organised on January 6 in HCM City and will be aired live on different TV channels.
Last year, Luong of Hanoi T&T won the men's statue while Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung took the women's glory./.