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Hanoi FC signs Brazilian forward from Viettel FC

By Lam Thoa   January 2, 2021 | 02:40 am PT
Hanoi FC signs Brazilian forward from Viettel FC
Bruno Cantanhede (with the ball) during a training session of Hanoi FC. Photo courtesy of Hanoi FC.
Brazilian forward Bruno Cantanhede has joined Hanoi FC from city rivals Viettel FC on a two-year contract.

Bruno Cunha Cantanhede, or simply Bruno, has been in Hanoi’s sights since the end of V. League 2020, pending contract expiry.

The 27-year-old forward joined Viettel in mid-2019. In only 14 games of V. League 2019, he netted 15 goals and became the top scorer of the season. Although his form dropped in 2020 with only nine goals, he helped Viettel beat Saigon FC by 1-0 in the last game of the season to win the V. League 2020 title on Nov. 8.

"Hanoi have shown impressive ambition. I will try to score as many goals as possible, and maybe even a hattrick in my first game for the club. Hanoi are the top club in Vietnam and our goal in 2021 is to become champions," Bruno said.

After losing the V. League title to Viettel, Hanoi boosted their firepower by recruiting Brazilian attacking midfielder Geovane Magno from Saigon FC. In addition to two new foreign attackers, they also signed a few domestic players and called back many talents on loan to Saigon, Hong Linh Ha Tinh and Quang Nam FC last season. Hanoi will start the new season in the Super Cup game with Viettel on Jan. 9.

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