Bình Du’ong

Full Name: Becamex Bình Dương
Nickname: Chelsea Viet Nam
Founded: 1976
Home Ground: Go Dau Stadium
Manager/Coach: Dang Tran Chinh (Vietnam)

V-League Champions: 2007, 2008
V-League Runner-Up: 2006, 2009
Vietnamese National Cup Winners: 1994
Vietnamese National Cup Runner-Up: 2008
Vietnamese Super Cup Champions: 2007, 2008
First Division Champions: 2003
BTV Cup Champions: 2002, 2003, 2005
BTV Cup Runner-Up: 2006, 2008

The club was founded in 1976 under the name of Sông Bé Football Club. Sông Bé means Bé River, the name of a well known river in Binh Duong.

In 1978 two Sông Bé sides were sent to compete in the National Division A, with Sông Bé II coming out victorious. Afterwards, the two sides were merged to create one club. In 1994 the club won its first Vietnamese National Cup, the highest level of football in Vietnam at the time. Just one year later though they were relegated by the Vietnam Football Federation, along with three other clubs, for refusing to play in the relegation playoffs.

In 1996 Sông Bé and Cao Su Binh Long merged to create one club and were promoted to the national competition in the same year.  In January 1997 the club was renamed Binh Duong when Sông Bé province was split into two parts - Bing Duong and Binh Phuoc.

In 2002 the club was taken over by Binh Duong Television Broadcaster (BTV) and Becamex IDC, the strongest multi-industry economy corporation in Binh Duong. The financial power of the new owners was a massive boost to the club and it wasn’t long before they won promotion to the V-League, heralding a new powerhouse in Vietnamese football.

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