|Coach Park Hang-seo (Photo: VNA)
Park ranked third in the best coach award, thanks to his efforts to help the team enter the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.
In this category, Pham Minh Giang of the national futsal team became the winner, followed by athletics coach Tran Van Sy.
Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang was voted the best athlete of 2021. Hoang was the first Vietnamese athlete to reach the 'A standard', qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The remaining positions of Top 10 athletes includefemale footballer Cu Huynh Nhu, athlete Quach Thi Lan, and swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien.
The awards were given based on a vote by sports journalists nationwide.