Vietnamese-Czech footballer’s wife loves living in Vietnam

By Minh Khang   August 10, 2023 | 08:27 pm PT
Vietnamese-Czech footballer’s wife loves living in Vietnam
Filip Nguyen with his wife Aneta Nguyen and son after the V. League game between CAHN and Hanoi FC on August 6, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Duong Pham
Aneta Nguyen, the wife of Vietnamese-Czech goalkeeper Filip Nguyen, said it’s a wonderful thing to live in Vietnam despite her challenges with the hot weather.

Aneta and her son just moved to Vietnam on August 3 to live with her husband Filip, who signed with Cong An Ha Noi (CAHN) in June. A few days later, she took her son to watch Filip play in a V. League match against Hanoi FC. Filip performed well and contributed to the 2-1 win of his team.

"This is the first time that I watched a V. League game at the stadium. The atmosphere is amazing," Aneta said. "When I was still in Czech Republic and he was in Vietnam, we used to Facetime a lot. Everything [about the new change] has not been too challenging for me, and moving to Vietnam to live with my husband is a wonderful thing to me."

Aneta added that the biggest challenge for her living in Vietnam is the hot weather.

"Weather is the most challenging factor when we moved to Vietnam. To be honest, it’s too hot here for us," she said.

Like Filip, Aneta also has a Vietnamese father and a Czech mother. The two first met in 2016 at the gym and began dating shortly after that. They got engaged in late 2019 and had a son a year later. The couple got married in August 2021.

In his introduction to the new club on June 30, Filip said one of the reasons he decided to return to Vietnam is for his son to connect with his origins.

"Half of me is Vietnamese. I came back to Vietnam because of my family. My father is Vietnamese. I want my son to connect with my origin. I think my decision to come back here is really good for my family and my career as a footballer."

Filip graduated from Sparta Prague’s youth football academy and played for the club before moving to other domestic clubs like Bydzov, Vlasim, Slova Liberec, and Slovacko.

He was voted the best keeper in the Czech First League in the 2018-19 season.

He was once called up for the Czech Republic national team, but did not get a chance to play, and so remains eligible to play for Vietnam

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