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Off the field Vietnam women’s team goalkeeper Jin Qing

25 May 2022 | 15:41 | News

On the evening of May 21, teacher and coach Mai Dezhong defeated Thailand at the Southeast Asian Games and successfully defended the women’s football gold medal. Goalkeeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh was instrumental in defending Vietnam’s goal several times, with shots from Thailand’s Taneekarn Dangda and Orapin Waenngoen.

After the women’s football final, many viewers left messages to congratulate and praise the talent of the Vietnamese goalkeeper. Many people have mentioned and searched the name Tran Thi Kim Thanh on social networking sites.

Kim Thanh has been the mainstay of the Vietnamese women’s team for many years. She played 27 times for the team, won the 2019 Southeast Asian Championships, won the gold medal at the 30th Southeast Asian Games, and she is also on the shortlist of 5 candidates for the 2021 Vietnam Women’s Ballon d’Or.

In the 2022 Asian Cup, Jin Qing was named the goalkeeper with the most saves (27). The AFC assessed that the goalkeeper, born in 1993, played a very important role in the Vietnamese women’s team’s journey to win the World Cup.

Kim Thanh started practicing football at the age of 14. She has repeatedly shared that exercise is not only a dream, but also a job that can help her earn a living and support her family. The goalkeeper has been with the Vietnam team since 2014. However, she didn’t get a chance to start until 2018 when her senior Dang Thi Kieu Trinh parted ways with the team.

Off the field, Jin Qing displayed a close and likable image to colleagues, friends and fans. On her personal page, which has nearly 3,000 followers, she rarely posts personal photos, but often shares them with teammates and relatives.

Family plays an important role in the 28-year-old’s life and career. During the most important moments of her career, she always referred to relatives. Jin Qing also often takes time off after every important event to visit his family in his hometown.


Photo: FBNV