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OFFICIAL: Doan Van Hau debuts at SC Heerenveen

OFFICIAL: Doan Van Hau debuts at SC Heerenveen

Defender Doan Van Hau wears shirt number 15, under the competition contract signed with Dutch club SC Heerenveen on September 2nd.

"I feel lucky to be here. I consider this a step in my career. I will try to practice and learn from my teammates. I will listen to the coach and give the best to the club. Hope everyone supports the club in general and me in particular", Doan Van Hau said at the press conference on the afternoon of September 2 at the Heerenveen club headquarters.

Van Hau passes the medical test on the afternoon of September 2nd (according to Amsterdam time). He will wear shirt number 15. The press conference of Van Hau's launch will be broadcasted live on social networks of the Dutch club. One day after signing the contract, Van Hau will fly back to join forces with Vietnam, preparing for the match against Thailand in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

"Playing in the Dutch football tournament is an honor for me and my family. I think Vietnamese people and their families are always proud of me and I will not let people down," said the 20-year-old defender. with the Dutch press. "I want people in the world to know Vietnamese players and our culture more. Vietnam always welcomes people to come to our country. I will try and enjoy life here. Thank you". 

Doan Van Hau came to SC Heerenveen on a one-year loan from the Hanoi club for a fee of US $ 1.4 million. He became the most expensive player in Vietnamese football history. Van Hau will receive a salary of 22,000 USD, equivalent to 511 million VND per month at SC Heerenveen.

"We are proud to add Doan Van Hau to our squad. However, this deal would not have been possible without the efforts of our commercial team. Everyone knows that the signing. It is not easy for us to play with a player outside of Europe. However, we have succeeded as a club when closing the contract and bringing him here", SC CEO Heerenveen - Gerry Hamstra - declare.

"We have followed him for a long time and also negotiated privately with Van Hau. That way we were persuaded by his talent. That's why we negotiated a purchase clause."

"The deal is a result of a good teamwork and a good organization", he continued.

Doan Van Hau information:

Date of birth: April 19th, 1999 (20 years old), Thai Binh, Vietnam

Height: 1,85 m

Weight: 70 kg

Nationality: Vietnamese

Professional player career * (appearances - goals)

Five Team ST † (BT) †

2017- Hanoi 27 (5)

September 2019 - now: SC Heerenven

National team (appearances - goals)

2017 U-18 Vietnam 3 (0)

2016- U-19 Vietnam 15 (2)

2017 U-20 Vietnam 5 (0)

2017- U-23 Vietnam 24 (3)

2017- Vietnam 18 (0)

OFFICIAL: Doan Van Hau debuts at SC Heerenveen