The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Wednesday announced Referee Vo Quang Vinh has won the "gold whistle" as the best referee for the 2012 season.
Vinh won a total 352 points, far ahead of Vu Bao Linh who came second with 192 points.Nguyen Duc Vu was third with 47 points.
This is Vinh's second consecutive gold whistle.
Linesman Pham Manh Long was chosen the best assistant referee with 280 points. Nguyen Hoang Minh was second with 204 points and Nguyen Phong Vu third with 137 points.
Organizers of the voting contest sent out 97 cards to as many press agencies nationwide and collected 85 valid responses.
The prizes will be awarded at a 2012 V-League-review ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6.