Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh is the only player at VBA to win 4 consecutive seasons in two different club colors, Cantho Catfish (2018) and Saigon Heat (2019, 2020, 2022). In addition to a brilliantly successful basketball career, the pitcher from western basketball also captivated fans with his love story from the time he went to school with his girlfriend Thuy Uyen.
Phu Vinh successfully proposed to his girlfriend at the final night of VBA 2022
At the end of October, to celebrate 7 years of being together, Thuy Uyen posted a forum to share a series of photos of memorable milestones with her 2.03m tall boyfriend. “Seven years ago and seven years later. Don’t put pressure on your weight, ladies, I have a husband.” The couple’s sweet photo set received nearly 10,000 interactions and many compliments from friends, colleagues and fans. In response to his fiancée, Phu Vinh also sent a message “We deserve a better life”.
Phu Vinh with his girlfriend in the first time of love
This is not the first time the couple has openly shared a happy moment. Previously, Thuy Uyen once proudly said about her lover: “I would like to show you my 2m tall lover who plays cute basketball every day when he rides his bicycle to take me to school until now, when he was a child, he accidentally said he liked him. After 3 days, he fell in love until now. I’m not pretty, but everyone, sincerity will be reciprocated. Although the change of work leads to us being in a long distance relationship, I am completely assured of him who is in contact with my whole world.”
Thuy Uyen often accompanies Phu Vinh at basketball events
Phu Vinh and Thuy Uyen have known each other since 2015. Because of the tight schedule of matches and training, the couple has a long distance relationship. However, the VBA star’s girlfriend is still present at most events and career milestones of Phu Vinh. At VBA 2022, right after winning the championship with Saigon Heat, the pitcher born in 1998 knelt down to propose and received an agreement from his girlfriend.
Phu Vinh and his girlfriend with a love “sincerely reciprocated”
In addition to the great success at the club level, Phu Vinh is also a familiar face of the Vietnamese basketball team. From November 10 to 14, a rare pitcher over 2m high in Vietnamese basketball will join the team to compete in the FIBA Asia 2025 Pre-Qualifiers (FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Pre-Qualifiers) in Mongolia. This is a tournament that can continue to expand the footprint of Vietnamese basketball in the international arena after the silver medal at SEA Games 31.