Saigon Raiders were founded in 1990 as the first expatriate football team in Vietnam. Originally Scandinavian, we now boast members from all over the world. The Raiders are well known as a club with a fantastic spirit and the right approach to amateur football in Saigon. As our motto ‘More than a club, a lifestyle’ indicates, we strive for just as much fun off the pitch as on it.
A second motto could be ‘Raiders for life’. Former players stay with the club, attending matches and social events. This, along with our many nationalities, gives us our identity.
We are always looking for new and enthusiastic players. Even if you just want to train, or join in the socials, you are welcome.
If you want regular football in HCMC, we train every Tuesday night from 7.30-9.30pm at Tri Hai Football Complex in An Phu, District 2, just a 10 minute drive from Thao Dien. You pay nothing for your first session.
On another humid day, the Raiders kicked off the match against an enthusiastic Tri-Hai FC. The first chance of the game came for Tri Hai with a cross from the right side into the Raiders’ box. However, Khang anticipated the cross and managed to parry the ball away to Ramos, who calmly cleared the ball […]
Read More… from SIFL 2 Mach Report: Raiders v Tri Hai FC, 02.04.2023
Los goles que se erran en el arco de enfrente se sufren en el propio. It was a great opportunity for Raiders to keep oiling the machine, and in addition try new combination of players. It was indeed a good mix of players that were not very used to play together, making things more fun […]
What do you do on a hot Saturday afternoon in March? You go work up a thirst playing in the oldest expat derby in Saigon. Saints showed great promise pre season by winning the Ashes and the delayed Cup during the pre season but that early promise fizzled out. This was our third league encounter […]
Thank you for taking a look at our page and getting to know our club. We are an inclusive club, highly active on and off the pitch and proud of our reputation within the community. Wether you’re a footballer that’s played at a high level, or someone who enjoys playing socially, we cater for all. Regular football year round, competing for trophies, touring both within Vietnam and overseas and being as active off the pitch as on, it really is a great club to be a part of. We welcome all players, social members or sponsors to join us and know it would be a decision that will only add to your fantastic experience in this great city and country!
Coaching at Raiders isn’t about achieving technical excellence. It’s about being part of a multicultural community that works together both on and off the field. The philosophy is simple. Train hard, compete in every game and respect all. Time is our most precious currency so I encourage everyone to spend it wisely. Sport really does highlight the character of an athlete and allows each of us to challenge ourselves. The fun part definitely comes when we hit our goals, individually and collectively. It’s not taking part that’s the fun, it’s competing.
Founded in 1990 our aim is to continue to develop the most welcoming, friendly and competitive football club in Saigon. From our dedicated coaching team who manage all our on-field matters, through to our committee who ensure we provide social events for our members, support within the community with our charity work to our partnerships with local businesses. We strive to ensure we maintain and uphold our core club values. Saigon Raiders “more than just a football club”