Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies making it the worlds most popular sport, the game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal, players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play, unless they are goalkeepers. Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, the team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, the Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, the first written reference to the inflated ball used in the game was in the mid-14th century, Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe. The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the word soccer was split off in 1863, according to Partha Mazumdar, the term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford -er abbreviation of the word association. Within the English-speaking world, association football is now usually called football in the United Kingdom and mainly soccer in Canada and the United States. People in Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand use either or both terms, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now primarily use football for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is scientific evidence, cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net. It was remarkably similar to football, though similarities to rugby occurred. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established, phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup, athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda, episkyros and harpastum were played involving hands and violence and they all appear to have resembled rugby football, wrestling and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified mob football, the antecedent of all football codes. Non-competitive games included kemari in Japan, chuk-guk in Korea and woggabaliri in Australia, Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other games played around the world FIFA have recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe. The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played in the public schools of England
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. With a total area of approximately 513,000 km2, Thailand is the worlds 51st-largest country and it is the 20th-most-populous country in the world, with around 66 million people. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and has switched between parliamentary democracy and military junta for decades, the latest coup being in May 2014 by the National Council for Peace and Order. Its capital and most populous city is Bangkok and its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. The Thai economy is the worlds 20th largest by GDP at PPP and it became a newly industrialised country and a major exporter in the 1990s. Manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism are leading sectors of the economy and it is considered a middle power in the region and around the world. The country has always been called Mueang Thai by its citizens, by outsiders prior to 1949, it was usually known by the exonym Siam. The word Siam has been identified with the Sanskrit Śyāma, the names Shan and A-hom seem to be variants of the same word. The word Śyâma is possibly not its origin, but a learned, another theory is the name derives from Chinese, Ayutthaya emerged as a dominant centre in the late fourteenth century. The Chinese called this region Xian, which the Portuguese converted into Siam, the signature of King Mongkut reads SPPM Mongkut King of the Siamese, giving the name Siam official status until 24 June 1939 when it was changed to Thailand. Thailand was renamed Siam from 1945 to 11 May 1949, after which it reverted to Thailand. According to George Cœdès, the word Thai means free man in the Thai language, ratcha Anachak Thai means kingdom of Thailand or kingdom of Thai. Etymologically, its components are, ratcha, -ana- -chak, the Thai National Anthem, written by Luang Saranupraphan during the extremely patriotic 1930s, refers to the Thai nation as, prathet Thai. The first line of the anthem is, prathet thai ruam lueat nuea chat chuea thai, Thailand is the unity of Thai flesh. There is evidence of habitation in Thailand that has been dated at 40,000 years before the present. Similar to other regions in Southeast Asia, Thailand was heavily influenced by the culture and religions of India, Thailand in its earliest days was under the rule of the Khmer Empire, which had strong Hindu roots, and the influence among Thais remains even today. Voretzsch believes that Buddhism must have been flowing into Siam from India in the time of the Indian Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Empire, later Thailand was influenced by the south Indian Pallava dynasty and north Indian Gupta Empire. The Menam Basin was originally populated by the Mons, and the location of Dvaravati in the 7th century, the History of the Yuan mentions an embassy from the kingdom of Sukhothai in 1282
Thai League 1
The Thai League, commonly known as the T1, is a Thai professional league for Football Association of Thailand clubs. At the top of the Thai football league system, it is the premier football competition. Contested by 18 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Thai League T2, the Thai League is a corporation in which the 18 member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from March to October, with teams playing 34 games each with a total of 306 games in the season and it is sponsored by Toyota and therefore officially known as the Toyota Thai League. In the Thai League, most of the games are played during Saturdays and Sundays, before the inception of the Thai League, the highest level of club football was the Kor Royal Cup which was contested in a tournament format from 1916 to 1995. Thai League was introduced in 1996 by the Football Association of Thailand under the name Thailand Soccer League, eighteen clubs who earlier competed for the Kor Royal Cup were registered to play in the first edition of a double round-robin league system. Thai Farmers Bank was crowned as the first champion of the 1996–97 Thailand Soccer League, the Thai League originally had 10 to 12 clubs each season until 2007, when it was expanded to 16 clubs. At the end of season, the three bottom placed clubs are relegated to the Thai Division 1 League. Most of Thai League clubs in that time were the organization of government authorities club that based in Greater Bangkok, meanwhile, the other local clubs had competed in the semi-pro league called the Provincial League. Thai Premier League faced the issue of low attendance and lack of local loyalties while the Provincial league suffered the financial issue, in 2007, Thai League was integrated with Provincial League completely. Chonburi from the Provincial League was the first champion of the new Thailand Premier League in 2007 season, in 2009 season, there were significant changes in the lead to the new era of the Thai Premier League. Asian Football Confederation declared the regulations for the associations that have the intention to send the clubs to compete in AFC Champions League starting from 2011, clubs were forced to separate themselves from the parent organizations and registered as the independent football authorities. The massive changes occurred in that season, Thailand Premier League renamed to Thai Premier League. Two times league champion Krung Thai Bank failed to complete the new regulations, the organization decided to sell the club. The club was acquired by Boon Rawd and rebranded to be Bangkok Glass, Bangkok University had expelled their football club section. The club rebrand itself to Bangkok United since then, the organization-based clubs had to relocate to find the local supporters to backup the clubs. Muangthong United were promoted from Thai Division 1 League in that season and won Thai Premier League in their first year in the top league, Thailand Clasico or The Classic Match of Thailand is the matchup between Muangthong United and Chonburi. It is the matchup that presents Thai football in the modern era, the name was given to the encounter of two teams due to the hype and massive atmosphere around the match
Bangkok Glass F.C.
Bangkok Glass Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani Province and is managed by BG FC Sport Co. Ltd. Which is a subsidiary of Bangkok Glass Group of Companies, Bangkok Glass FC currently play in the Thai League T1 after BG FC Sport Co. Ltd. Who purchased the license of the Thai Premier League side Krung Thai Bank F. C. in January 2009. Changed the club name and moved its home from central Bangkok to Pathum Thani Province, the name and logo derive from Krung Thai Bank, PCL, the team owner and major sponsor of the club. Bangkok Glass FC was founded in 2006 and played in the Khǒr Royal Cup, in the beginning of the 2009 season, the club bought the franchise of Krung Thai Bank F. C. in order to compete in the Thai League T1. The club then started the pre-season under the name of Raj-Vithi-BGFC in the 2009 Queens Cup in the match against Haaka-Sriracha FC, the team was made up of players from Bangkok Glass FC, trialling players with the potential to play in the Thai League. In their first Premier League season, the club was managed by Hans Emser, under his service, the club was unbeaten for twelve league games in a row. He was a coach from Bangkok Glass FC with a points average of 2,33. Nevertheless, Emser himself declared that he preferred to work with the team rather than the senior team. The club then appointed Surachai Jaturapattarapong, a former Thailand national team player who worked as a coach in S. League of Singapore as the clubs new head coach. After a poor start to the 2010 season, Surachai stepped down from his post and was replaced by the Brazilian Carlos Roberto and his tenure in charge was short-lived though as he was fired in October 2010 after two heavy defeats to PEA Buriram and Osotspa Saraburi. Bangkok Glass finished a disappointing 5th in the PLT in 2010, the current manager is Supasin Leelarit and Surachai Jaturapattarapong was re-appointed as head coach at the end of the 2011 season. After a disappointing season Surachai stepped down again from his post October 2012 and was replaced by Phil Stubbins, Bangkok Glass finished the season a disappointing 8th in the PLT2012. After short lived in Bangkok Glass FC Phil Stubbins stepped down in March 2013, for short time assistant coach Anurak taken over and he make the club history for the first club trophy Thai FA Cup 2014 since they founded. Leo Stadium was open in 2010 after being renovated on land adjacent to bangkok glass company limited. It located in Pathum Thani. It was originally used by bangkok glass company limited officer. After Bangkok Glass F. C. bought the franchise of Krung Thai Bank F. C. in order to compete in the Thai League T1 they use Leo Stadium to be their own home ground, the capacity of the stadium was 13,000. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note 1, Players who are AFC Champions League quota foreign players are listed in bold, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules
Bangkok United F.C.
Bangkok United Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani. Formerly known as Bangkok University FC until 2009 and this club were relegated from the 2010 Thai Premier League only 4 years after winning their first league title in 2006. In 2012 they got promoted to Thai League T1 again, after finishing 3rd in 2012 Thai Division 1 League, the club appeared in the 2007 AFC Champions League but played their home matches in the group stage away from the clubs home. The third, against Japans Kawasaki Frontale, was played at the Thai Army Sports Stadium, the team has failed to qualify for the next stage. Bangkok University FC always used the Bangkok University Stadium for domestic competitions until the end of the 2008 Thailand Premier League season, the stadium was based on the Bangkok Universitys Rangsit Campus and had a capacity of 5,000, currently used by the club for training ground. The stadium is for multi-use, such as athletics and football, the stadium was also shared by Thai Port FC whilst they waited for their stadium to be upgraded. Bangkok United narrowly escaped relegation in the 2009 Thai Premier League, for the 2010 Thai Premier League season, United were backed by Thai media company True Corporation. The early season optimism did not last long and the 2010 campaign ended in relegation, the Angels only won two home games all season. Rather surprisingly the two victories were against high-fliers Buriram PEA and Chonburi F. C, incidentally both victories were achieved at the Bangkok University Stadium after they switched their home fixtures from the Thai-Japanese Stadium to the university midway through the season. In 2015 the club move to Thammasat Stadium to pass the assignment of AFC Champions League regulation, AFC Champions League,2 appearance 2007, Group Stage 2017, Qualifying Preliminary Round 2 Coaches by Years Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Buriram United F.C.
Buriram United Football Club is a professional football club based in Buriram, Thailand. The club has played at the top level of Thai football for the majority of their existence and is competing in the Thai League T1. The club was founded in 1970 and their current home stadium is New I-Mobile Stadium which has a capacity of 32,600, Buriram United won their first Thai League T1 title in 2008 and the Kor Royal Cup in 1998, as PEA FC. The club was based in Ayutthaya before moving east to Buriram for the 2010 season. In season 2011, Buriram PEA were the triple champions winning the in Thailand, the club was founded in 1970. But first successes came in 1998 with winning the division of the Kor Royal Cup. The club was then in the Thai Division 1 League, 2002–03 the club finished third in the second division. In the Thai League T1 Relegation to be lost at the end of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly FC after round match with 0–1, being the runner-up entitled the club to participate in the AFC Champions League. It was the first participation in a competition for the club. However the club was excluded from the competition, in the following two seasons,2006 and 2007, the PEA took place only 10 and 8 at the end of the season. In 2008 Provincial Electricity Authority relocated to Ayutthaya and played at Ayutthaya Province Stadium where they gained a fan base. The club played under the nickname of Faifa Ayutthaya from media, under the head coach Prapol Pongpanich, PEA eventually won their first championship in Thai League T1. The club was qualified for 2009 AFC Champions League preliminary round, in 2009, PEA was eliminated from 2009 AFC Champions League after losing 1–4 to Singapore Armed Forces in the extra-time at Rajamangala Stadium. PEA ran their defending title campaign of Thai League T1 with the poor performance, prapon Pongpanich was sacked in the middle of the season and replaced by former Thailand national team head coach Thongsuk Sampahungsith. The club finished at 9th place of out of sixteen at the final standing, in December 2009 it was announced that a politician based in Buriram, Newin Chidchob was to take over the club. He had already tried unsuccessfully to take over TOT SC and Royal Thai Army FC Newin relocated the club to Buriram in Isan, the Buriram PEA inherited most of the players from the former PEA club included the stars like Rangsan Vivatchaichok, Apichet Puttan and Theerathon Bunmathan. Pongphan Wongsuwan who was a head coach of TOT S. C. was instated as coach. Thailand national team member Suchao Nuchnum of TOT S. C. also followed his coach to the new team, Buriram PEA finished their first season under the transition as the runner-up of 2010 Thai Premier League
Chiangrai United F.C.
Chiangrai United Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Chiang Rai Province, a city located in the very northern part of Thailand. The club was currently plays in Thai League T1, founded in 2009, Singha Chiangrai United joined the new Thai football setup and started at the 3rd level setup, the Regional League Northern Division. On winning the championship, Chiangrai entered the 2009 Regional League Championships, an end of season mini-league for all 5 Regional League Division 2 championship winning teams and finished as runners-up and eventually promoted to Thai Division 1 League. In the next season the finished as 3rd in Thai Division 1 League. The strategy is designed to promote a total 360 degree become the big club in Thailand. Main articles, Singha Stadium, Mae Fah Luang University Stadium Singha Stadium is a stadium in Chiang Rai Province. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the stadium of Chiangrai United Football Club. The Singha Stadium is near Mae Fah Luang International Airport, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, the following former Chiangrai United players and managers are inductees in the Chiangrai United F. C. Hall of Fame Teerasak Po-on Mr. C. on Facebook
Chonburi Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in the city of Chonburi, Chonburi Province and currently playing in the top division in Thai football, the Thai League T1. The team lifted the title in 2007 which became the most successful season in their history. Chonburi were founded in 1997 and their rivalries are Pattaya United, the team is widely known by their nickname The Sharks which can be seen in the club logo. The shark tribes finished 8th place in the Thai League 2006 season, in 2006 they were invited to play in the Singapore Cup and reached the final, defeating local sides Home United, Albirex Niigata Singapore and Balestier Khalsa along the way. In the final they lost to Tampines Rovers 2–3 in the time after leading 2–0. In 2007 they were invited to participate in the Singapore Cup. Chonburi lost 3–2 in normal play and they have formed links with Manchester City. In July 2008 they made another important big step into the future, in addition, the previous sponsor, Hemaraj Land and Development PLC signed a major sponsorship deal which comes into force from 2009. The contract will run for three years and will amount to the sum of 18 million baht and this may indeed be the largest completed sponsorship of a Thai football club which was ever completed. At the end of the 2008 season, there was enough for runner-up. The main reason for this was certainly the profligacy, with two games left in the season you still on the first place in the table, but a 0–0 draw against Samut Songkhram made to naught in the penultimate round of the dream title defense. His successor is officially announced in mid-December 2008, kiatisuk Senamuang, known as Zico, was appointed coach of Chonburi. As Vice Champion 2008 is qualified for the 2009 AFC Cup and was drawn in a group with Hanoi ACB, Eastern AA, Chonburi has to call to mind the Zeil set to be first in the group and win the AFC Cup in Thailand. The group stage was confident survived with one defeat in six games. In the second round Chonburi PSMS Medan in Indonesia defeated 4–1 before retired in the quarter-finals against the Vietnam representative Bình Dương 2–4, the game against Medan was also the last game of Surat Sukha, who moved to Melbourne Victory. End of the 2009 season the club was only the runner-up again, at the end of 2008 they had 2 points behind the champions,2009, there were 3 points. Kiatisuk Senamuang changed at the end of the season to Hoàng Anh Gia Lai and his successor in Chonburi was Jadet Meelarp, which had been released a year earlier. At his side, his former boss Witthaya Hloagune was provided as technical director of the club, unlike other top clubs in the league but vorzuweisen Chonburi had hardly known commitments for the 2010 season
Muangthong United F.C.
Muangthong United Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province and other private investors. The club currently plays in the Thai League T1, Muangthong United has participated in the Thai Premier League since 2009 when they won the Thai Division 1 League title in 2008. Muangthong United is one of the richest football clubs in Thailand, the club is widely known as The Twin Qilins. The club was founded in 1989, the first name registered with Football Association of Thailand was Norgjorg Pittayanusorn Football Club. Norgjorg Pittayanusorn Football Club was founded by Worawi Makudi the club race from Ngor Royal Cup and that year, the team performed poorly. Finally, it must be relegated to play in Ngor Royal Cup in season 2004–2005 by returning to its original name, the clubs first success was winning the first place in the 2007 Season of the Thailand Division 2 League. From here, they were promoted to the Thai Division 1 League, the team was then promoted to the Thai League T1 in the 2009 season so everyone praised Muangthong United in that season as 3 Years 3 Champs team. The club was promoted to play in the Thai Premier League in 2009, in the 2009 season, the club had many new and notable players in the country. Despite a successful start to the season, they pledged in April 2009 with Attaphol Buspakom a new coach, for the summer break, the association is, as expected by all experts, among the top five of the table and plays for the championship. One factor of success would certainly be the close links between the Club and Belgian club Lierse, was on break, the Thai star player Teeratep Winothai joined the team. At the same time joined with Ronnachai Rangsiyo, the master FC PEA, the association has with Ronnachai Rangsiyo, Teerasil Dangda and Teerathep Winothai, now probably the most talented strikers in the country in its ranks. They have access to Semi final round by lose to Al-Ittihad from Syria 2–1, in 2010 Thai Premier League they lost just three games and seven draws of 30 game. Which the club won the league for a second and Dagno Siaka is top score for club in 2010 season by 15 goal, at the start of the season Muangthong United signed former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler, who signed a one-year contract. Muangthong United participated in the 2011 AFC Champions League in play off round and they played Sriwijaya but lost on penalties after the game ended in a 2–2 draw. They were also eligible to play for the 2011 AFC Cup, in their first match of the round of 16 they beat Al Ahed from Lebanon 4–0 but went on to lose to Kuwait SC in the quarter-finals round 1–0. After their tournament exit Henrique Calisto, the manager, was sacked. In 2011 Thai Premier League Muangthong United finished the season in place in Thai league. For the 2010–11 season and Teerasil Dangda is top score for club in 2011 season by 13 goals, after Fowlers contract expired, Muangthong United signed a contract with Serbia coach Slaviša Jokanović
Nakhon Ratchasima F.C.
Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda Football Club, commonly known as Korat, is a professional football club based in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. They play in the Thai League T1, Nakhon Ratchasima FC were formed in 1999. They have spent their fourteen-year history mostly in provincial leagues and the divisions of the Thai Football League. Korat started the season slowly but embarked on a winning streak in the middle third of the season which gave them a chance of promotion. However, a disappointing run-in meant that Korat eventually finished fourth, in 2009, Korat finished second in the inaugural Division 2 Northeast. Korat also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup but lost to TPL side Thai Port FC, in 2010, the club finished fourth in the expanded 16-team Northeast Division. Another high finish but they were far behind the top two of Loei and Buriram, head coach Mann Jantanarm resigned after the 4-0 away defeat to Buriram F. C. and was replaced by a member of the backroom staff, Vichan Cha-on Sri. Despite a successful FA Cup run in 2009, the fell at the first hurdle in the 2010 competition as they lost 2-1 away at F. C. Phuket. They were slightly successful in the relaunched League Cup. Loei City were beaten 3-1 at the 80th Birthday Stadium in the preliminary round and this set up a first round proper clash with TPL side Samut Songkhram F. C. to be played over two legs. A good first leg performance saw Korat go down just 1-0 to opponents ranked two divisions higher, in the second leg, however, Korat lost 7-0 as the class of the opposition finally told. The 2011 season saw the more than make up for the disappointment of 2009. Under the guidance of a new president, Phollapee Suwanchawee, and a new coach, Tewet Kamolsin, midway through the season, the club was docked nine points for fielding an ineligible player. Nakhon Ratchasima were placed in Group B of the Champions League along with fellow Isaan side Roiet, Rayong, Krabi, Lamphun and this time, Korat were the beneficiaries of a points deduction. After losing 2-1 to Roiet in their first Champions League match, Korat went on to win seven, draw one and lose two of their Champions League matches, and finished top of the group on 22 points. Head coach Tewet Kamolsin was sacked in May 2012 and replaced by Brazilian Reuther Moreira and he too was released by the club after the season finished and was replaced by Arjhan Srong-ngamsub. 2007 and 2008 seasons are covered in detail below, until recently, Korats were not sold, but only given as gifts. The new badge was approved by board in 2016 and was introduced following from season 2017, Korat play in the 80th Birthday Stadium which was the main stadium for the 2007 SEA Games
Royal Thai Navy F.C.
Navy Football Club is a Thailand professional football club based in the city of Chonburi in Chonburi Province. Currently, they play in the Thai League T1, the team forms the football section of the Royal Thai Navy. The club has played under the names of Royal Thai Navy, Rajnavi. The club was formed in 1937 as the Royal Thai Navy Football Club and currently plays under the name of Navy Football Club, locally known as Rajnavy. The club has played under the names of Rajnavi and Rajnavy Rayong, Rayong being the town they played in. Since the inception of the Thai League in 1996 the club played under the name of the Royal Thai Navy up until 2009, with this, many teams changed names and formed closer links with the communities they were based in. In this case the Navy became known as Rajnavy Rayong, Rajnavy being the local Thai name for the Navy. At this point, Rayong Thai Premier took the ownership and renamed the club to Rajnavy Rayong, however, two seasons after that, the Royal Thai Navy decided to bring the team back under control and renamed it to Siam Navy. Thereafter, the club moved from Rayong to Sattahip, Chonburi. At the start of the 2011 league campaign, with the Navy in a bit of turmoil after the dispute of the owner of the club, they proceeded to get it wrong on the field as well. Their opening game of the season against Sisaket, was awarded 2–0 to Sisaket after an original 1–1 draw due to Siam Navy playing an ineligible player. To make things worse, the club knew the player in question couldnt play, in 2006 the club won the opening season Queens Cup tournament. A tournament that is not mandatory but nonetheless a big part of the Thai football calendar at the time and they defeated Krung Thai Bank in the final after getting past Bangkok Bank at the semi-final stage. The club has become known as a yo-yo club in the Thai football scene. Although on each occasion they were promoted they werent as champions, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Pattaya United F.C.
Pattaya United Football Club is a Thai football club based in Pattaya, Chonburi province. The club currently plays in the Thai League T1, for the 2016 season the club was known as Pattaya NNK United reflecting a title sponsor. Situated in Pattaya City, one of Thailands top tourist destinations, the Football club is one of the citys best attractions, alongside the beaches and the nightlife. The club known as Coke-Bangpra Chonburi FC before it changed to Pattaya United FC in 2008 as the team was promoted to TPL, Pattaya Uniteds first ever competitive game was against Thailand Division 2 League side Raj Pracha in the 2009 Queens Cup which they won 5–0. For 6 years the club remained in the TPL, and finished as high as sixth, the Dolphins were relegated to the Yamaha League One in 2014 and promoted to Thai League T1 again in 2016. The club was founded under the name Coke-Bangpra Chonburi FC which derived from the sponsor and the community Bang Phra in the district of Sriracha, after several years in the Provincial League of Thailand, the club was promoted to the Thai Premier League for 2008 season. As the result of the promotion to the TPL, the team was renamed to Pattaya United and moved to the city of Pattaya, in the first season in the top flight division, the team finished in 11th place at the end of the season. However, the seasons the team improved to finishing as high as sixth. The team which have always looked at as little brother team to Chonburi FC as they both were owned by the Kunpluem family, an affluence local family in Chonburi province. The club have shown potentials, winning against teams with double or triple its budget, winning the hearts of the Thai. After spending 6 years in the TPL, and the Dolphins were relegated to the Yamaha League One in 2014, during the off season, the future of the club was uncertain with various speculations. However, in January 2015 the club was sold to Enigma Sport Ventures and it marked the first change in ownership in the club history, after several lucrative bids were submitted for the Kunpluem familys consideration. The family, and Pattaya United board felt that the clubs best interest, many of which were former first elevens players from Muangthong United, as well as couple Thai and foreign national team players. In 2016, the club was takeover by Kiarti Thanee Group by Mr. Thanet Panichjiva president of Kiarti Thanee to become new president of the club. The clubs fierce rivals are Chonburi and Sriracha which all are in the same province of Chonburi. Despite all three teams were previously own by the Kunpluem family, they have always compete hard against one another, also the team over the years were not often in the same division/league as one another, when they met the game have always been a very highest attendance games. In recent years, the rivalries between Chonburi and Pattaya have been the most highly anticipated game of the year in Chonburi province, so as the result of that, the stadium was renovated once in 2011. Under the new ownership of Enigma Sport Ventures, the stadium is currently undergo the renovation to accommodate up to 5,500 spectators, as well as additional required upgrades by the TPL to make the stadium competition worthy for the 2015 season
BEC Tero Sasana F.C.
BEC Tero Sasana Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Bangkok. The club finished runners-up in the inaugural AFC Champions League competition in 2003, the club was merging with Police United in 2017 season. The team was established in 1992 and it was previously known as Sasana Witthaya School team and was formed by Mr. Worawi Makudi. The first football match this team entered was in Division 3 of the football cup in 1993. In 1994, the played in Division 2 of the football royal cup In 1995, the team played in Division 1 of the football royal cup and in 1996. It was during this year, in 1996, that Mr. Worawi Makudi and Mr. Brian L. Marcar, managing director of BEC-TERO Entertainment Co. Ltd. joined hands, the team was placed in the 12th position among 18 teams in the Thai League. In 1997, Football Club Tero Sasana also played in the Thai League, later in 1998, BEC-World Public Company Limited supported the Football Club Tero Sasana and changed the teams name to Tero Sasana Sasana FC. The team won the place when they played the Thai League. They were also one of the eight teams to enter the final round of the Thai FA Cup. In 1999, the team entered the Thai League and again won the third place, in the same year, they were among the final teams in the Thai FA Cup. The year 2000 was an eventful year for the BEC-Tero Sasana FC. The team won its first championship award by winning the Thai League and it also received the championship award for the Kings Cup. In 2001, BEC-Tero Sasana FC was able to keep its championship and this greatly increased the fan base. The clubs success continued for a few years and culminated with finishing Runner-up in the 2002–03 AFC Champions League, in 2016 after the club was relegation Mr. Brian L. Marcar the club president sold the team to Inspire Entertainment related company to Siamsport the owner of Muangthong United. Mr. Robert Procureur was quit and the player as Peerapat Notchaiya, Tanaboon Kesarat, Chanathip Songkrasin, Tristan Do. In 2017 the club change the name to Police Tero Football Club after the takeover by Police United Group, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. For details on former players, see Category, BEC Tero Sasana F. C. players, coaches by years Official Website BEC Tero Sasana at Thai Premier League
Port Football Club or formerly Singhtarua Football Club is a Thai football club based at the 12,000 capacity PAT Stadium in Khlong Toei district of central Bangkok. They compete in Thai League T1 and are one of the most successful clubs in Thai football history, having won the Kor Royal Cup 8 times, in 2009 Thai Port added the Thailand FA Cup to their list of honours. The 2010 season saw Thai Port triumphant again as they won the newly introduced Thai League Cup, the 5 million Baht prize money was a welcome reward for all at the PAT Stadium. Thai Port Football Club, formerly known as Port Authority of Thailand Football Club was founded in 1967 by Major Prachuap Suntranakul and he took on the role of chairman of Port Authority F. C and was instrumental in helping the club during its initial years. In 1968 Port were crowned Kor Royal Cup winners, which sparked the most successful era in the history as they went on to win six Kor Royal Cup titles between 1968 and 1979. Port also had plenty of success in the Queens Cup, winning it 4 times in succession from 1977 to 1980, following the 1980 Queens Cup win, Port Authority won four trophies in 13 years. At the start of the 2009 Thai Premier League season, the changed its name from Port Authority of Thailand Football Club to Thai Port Football Club Co. Ltd. The name change was introduced to be in line with the new Football Association of Thailand regulations that meant all teams in the top flight must be registered as limited companies. In the same year, Thai Port ended a 16-year wait for a trophy when they were victorious in the 2009 Thai FA Cup Final, Ports opponents on the day at Suphachalasai Stadium were BEC Tero. The match finished 1–1 after extra time, with Thai Port winning the penalty shoot out 5–4, pipat Thonkanya scored the decisive spot kick after Port keeper Pattarakorn had saved BEC Teros fifth penalty. The Port Authority of Thailand has been granted the rights to operate the Thai Port Football Club in the Thai Premier League. According to the ruling, the Port Authority of Thailand, the original owner, has been granted operating rights of the team for the 2011–12 Thai Premier League season. The FAT claimed its decision is based on the fact that the ownership was never officially signed over to the Thai Port FC Company. Pichet is planning to sue the FAT, the Thai Premier League, and it remains unclear how the Port Authority of Thailand is planning to proceed with this matter. The ongoing boardroom disputes finally took their toll as Thai Port dropped to Division 1 for the first time in 2012, investment in the team wasnt forthcoming as several departing players were replaced with lower quality ones. Thai Port failed to find the back of the net in almost half of their games and were relegated on the penultimate round of fixtures when they lost 2–1 at home to Muang Thong United. The promise by the owners to upgrade the floodlights to TPL standard has been dragging on now since 2010. The club were forced to bring in a set of floodlights so that their last two TPL games in 2012 could kick off at 6pm to coincide with the other matches
Ratchaburi Mitr Phol F.C.
Ratchaburi Mitr Phol Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Ratchaburi Province and currently plays in Thai League T1. Ratchaburi has the nickname The Dragons which can be seen in the official logo. Ratachaburi earned back to back promotions from the leagues to the TPL. In 2011 they won the Central-East Division before earning promotion to Division 1 after winning Group A of the Division 2 playoffs, in the following season, the Dragons flew through the first division winning the title on their way to the TPL. Whilst in Division 1, Ratchaburi made it to the Thai League Cup final where they lost 4–1 to Buriram United, Ratchaburi never stood a chance as Buriram won the final at a canter. In 2016 the club moved to new ground called Mitr Phol Stadium that the stadium holds 13,000 people, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. C, reserves and Academy Official Website Official Facebook
Sisaket Football Club is a Thai football club based in Sisaket. The club won the Thai Provincial League title in 1999/2000 and currently compete in the Thai League T1, the club was founded as Sisaket F. C. in 1999 and won the Thai Provincial League. The team was founded by the Sports Authority of Thailand in collaboration with the Football Association of Thailand, in 2008 they were promoted from the Regional League Division 2 to take them back to the Thai First Division. Sisaket were promoted to the Premier league in 2010 after finishing third in the 2009 Thai Division 1 League, in 2012 the club relocated to Ubon Ratchathani after the local Sisaket government decided to back the newly formed Sisaket United F. C. The club also changed their name to Esan United, Esan United finished the season in 6th, a record for the club. In 2013 the Football Association of Thailand found Esan United guilty of forging documents, due to legal conflicts, Sisaket were suspended for the rest of the season but were not relegated. The club returned to the Thai Premier League in 2014, returning to their old name of Sisaket F. C Note, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Sukhothai Football Club is a Thai professional association football club based in Sukhothai province. They currently play in the Thai League T1, Sukhothai FC represents the Sukhothai Province mainly known for being the first Kingdom of Thailand. Their main team colors are red and white and their colors are black. Sukhothai FC currently play all their matches at the Thalay Luang Stadium which has a maximum capacity of 8,000. Sukhothai FC was established in 2009 and entered the Regional League Northern Division and they finished their first ever season in the Regional League Northern Division in 7th place out of 11 teams. In 2014, after 6 years in the third tier division, in 2015, the newly promotion team Sukhothai had a successful campaign in Thai Division 1 League with the finishing in the unexpected third place of the final standing. Sukhothai has promoted to 2016 Thai League, in 2016, the first year in the top league, Sukhothai created the overachieved run by finishing in the seventh place of the table. Sukhothai also qualified for 2017 AFC Champions League after being one of co-winner of FA Cup, sukhothais main neighboring rivals are with Phitsanulok and Kamphaeng Phet. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Jumpasri United F.C.
Super Power Samut Prakan is a Thai football club based in Samut Prakan Province. This club plays in the Thai League 1, the club appeared in the AFC Cup 2007, the Asian equivalent of the UEFA Cup, and played its final group match against Singapores Tampines Rovers on 22 May 2007 at the Thai Army Sports Stadium. In 2007, the team has adopted the yellow and red colours of its sponsor, M-150. The club was founded in 1977 under the name Osotspa F. C. in association with the company Osotspa, since 2006, the club used the nickname M-150th, and is sponsored by the company. Both the club and the share the same logo. The history and achievements of Osotspa go hand in hand with the coach Chatchai Paholpat, all achievements of the association were achieved under his leadership. The club participated in the 1996–97 season in the first edition of the Thai League T1, however, they could not hold off relegation, and fell to the newly founded Thai Division 1 League. They finished second in league and fought in the play-offs for promotion to the Royal Police United from the first division. After the round of matches, Osotspa defeated Police and the returned to the top league. Since their re-emergence in 1997, the club has become an part of the Premier League. In 1999 they reached the final of the Thai FA Cup collect, the club achieved respectable fourth and eighth-place finishes in the following seasons of the league. 2002 marked the most successful season in the history, Osotspa finished runners-up in the league, qualified for the AFC Champions League. In the 2002–03 AFC Champions League season, Osotspa achieved a 7–4 aggregate victory over the Churchill Brothers to qualify for the competition proper, however, Osotspa struggled in the group stages, and were eliminated with zero points from three games and a goal difference of 1,20. The club finished the following 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons in third place and they successfully defended their Queens Cup title on both occasions, to make it three consecutive victories in the competition. Osotspa were again only runners-up in 2006, but once again qualified for the Champions League, at the end of the season the longtime coach Chatchai Paholpat left the club. Osotspa M-150 took part in the 2007 AFC Cup under new manager Arjhan Srong-ngamsub and they were again eliminated at the group stage, but with much-improved results – a close third with 10 points. They could not emulate such form in the league, however, finishing a disappointing 9th,23 points behind winners Chonburi, in the middle of 2009, Osotspa relocated to Saraburi Province and changed its name to Osotspa M-150 Saraburi F. C. In 2010 the club signed Pairoj Borwonwatanadilok as their new coach, under him, Osotspa came 7th 2010 season, 6th in 2011 season and 5th 2012 season in his three-season long tenure
Suphanburi Football Club is a professional football club based in Suphanburi. Currently they are playing in the Thai League T1 and their home stadium is Suphan Buri Provincial Stadium. Founded in 1998, Suphanburi Football Club became members of the Thailand Provincial League which ran parallel to the Thai League and was overseen by the Sports Authority of Thailand, in the leagues inaugural year of 1999, the club finished as runners up. Overall, Suphanburi was one of the most successful teams in the Pro League and they won the league title twice and were also runners up on three occasions. In 2005 the club finished as runners up in the Thai league and were promoted to the Thai Premier League alongside champions Chonburi, Suphanburi became the first provincial club to join the TPL, however, the clubs moved in very different directions over the subsequent years. Due to an expansion, Suphanburi avoided relegation. However, a year later Chonburi became champions whilst Suphanburi were relegated, in the following season, Suphanburi finished mid table in Division 1 and never looked like challenging for promotion. They were relegated from the Thai Division 1 League in 2010, fortunately, a late decision to expand the 1st division allowed them to regain their 1st division status if they could beat Saraburi FC in a two legged play-off. The War Elephant won 3–2 on aggregate to retain their place in Division 1, in 2012 the clubs first success was a runners-up spot in Division 1 and the team were promoted back into the Thai Premier League. For the 2013 season, few people saw Suphanburi as serious contenders for honours, however, after starting the season with a seven match unbeaten run, they eventually finished fourth, losing only nine times in their thirty two game campaign. An Under 19 team reached the final of the 2014 Coke Cup, the club have embarked on an ambitious six-year plan to create teams from Under 13 to Under 18, starting with a new intake of Under 13 players each year. The young players will be based at the Institute of Physical Education, Provincial League, Champions,2002,2004 Below is a list of players playing for Suphanburi as the official website confirms. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Coaches by years 1Suphanburi qualified to 2016 AFC Champion League Preliminary Round 2 by finishing third place in Thai Premier League, however, Suphanburi was forfeited to play in the competition due the lack of AFC Club licensing criteria. Chonburi had replaced them in the continental spot, chang True Warrix BNH Hospital Est Cola Hublot Isuzu Borussia Dortmund Suphanburi F. C
Thai Honda Ladkrabang F.C.
Thai Honda Ladkrabang Football Club is a football club currently playing in the Thai League T1 and sponsored by Honda. They add text LADKRABANG into their logo in 2015 because Thai Honda factory located on Ladkrabang, Honda Motorcycle Thailand started to compete sent team in Samutprakarn Cup or the first time in 1971, by the starting of factory employees of Honda Motorcycle Thailand. Finally in 1995 they established a club was Thai Honda Ladkrabang Football Club. 72nd Anniversary Stadium is a stadium in Minburi, Thailand. It is currently used mostly for football matches, the stadium consists of two large single tier stands on each side of the pitch. There is no accommodation at either end, only one of the stands has a cover but it doesnt provide much shelter. However, it is looking, a cantilever roof that resembles a giant spoiler from a Formula One car. This stand has red seats fitted to the area underneath the roof, the rest of the stadium is unseated. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. C
Ubon UMT United F.C.
Ubon UMT United Football Club, is a Thai professional football new club based in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. The club currently playing in the Thai League T1. The club was formed in 2015 and entered the Regional League Division 2, prof. Dr. C. and began sending teams to compete Soccer Regional League Division 2 Season 2015 Northeast Zone. In the first season, the club has appointed Dr. Lenz, MD, Professor and it held that the couple is the first trainer of the club. The contest is the first meeting on February 8,2015 in a match Toyota League Cup Playoffs at the club Bua Pijayaphong FC Stadium offense. The club competes in the league for the first time on February 15,2015 in the Regional League Division 2 shots at goal to beat City 1-0 at the Stadium Club, Surin, Si Narong. Cup soccer tournament and the FA Cup for the first time on March 4,2015 by Lions club meet FC tents at East Field, but after the race overall in the Regional League Division 2 Northeast Region 10 in the first match was not very satisfactory. The club had to change coaches at a later time, in April 2015, the club has appointed Scott Cooper, former trainer of the English club Buriram. United came into the trainer and just his first season at the team Coopers works take the club crowned Champion. Zone Northeast by Darryl Roberts striker Trinidad and Tobagos team won second top scorer in the Northeast, League to win promotion to the first division league played in Thailand in the next round of the Champions League. The club can win Group B was achieved by going to the final against FC stool, the first match in the finals. The stadium erupted field Club open house collapsed Satun United to 7-0, the club stormed to victory with a 2-0 win, making a total of two shots with a record of 9-0, including victory in the finals of the Regional League Division 2 and make it move up. Thailand League Division 1 for the first time by the new club was regarded as successful when they move up from the first season, the team competes. Ubon UMT United football club play in Division 1 for the first match on 6 March 2016 in a match unbeaten club won 0-2 at PTT Rayong at PTT Stadium by Darryl Roberts, the teams top scorer last season. Finally the club end in the place for Thai League T2. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. C
Thai League 2
Thai League 2, commonly known as the T2, is the second-tier professional league in the Thai football league system. The top 3 are promoted to Thai League T1 at the end of the season, for the 2008 season, the Football Association of Thailand reduced the number of teams in the league to 16 teams. Previously there had been two groups of 12 clubs, in 2016, the Khǒr Royal Cup became a trophy for Thai Division 1 League. In 2017 the Football Association of Thailand changed the name to Thai League 2 and it is sponsored by Osotspa M-150 and therefore officially known as the Thai League 2 M-150 Championship. The top three teams will be promoted to the Thai League T1, the bottom three teams will be relegated to the Thai League T3
Air Force Central F.C.
Air Force Central Football Club is a Thailand professional football club based in Rangsit. They play in Thai League T2 and their home stadium is Thupatemi Stadium in Rangsit. Historically, Air Force United have been one of the most successful Thai football clubs, however, since the turn of the century, they havent achieved much success. The last silverware they won was the FA Cup back in 2001, Air Force havent played in the topflight of Thai football since 2004. In 2010 Thai Division 1 League, the season started off brightly for the Airmen, in the second half of the season, they lost form and finished in 6th spot for the second consecutive season. The 2011 &2012 seasons both saw Air Force United flirting with relegation before they finished in mid-table. The club had to relocate to Ramkhamheang University for the stages of the 2011 season because their stadium was flooded due to the 2011 Thailand floods. Despite returning home for the first half of the 2012 season, but, the Airmen went a nine-game winning streak with games of 1 goal victory which put the Air Force United in prime position to win promotion back to the Premier League after 10 years absence. The 2nd Leg saw them struggle a bit but, regrouped in pulled of a series of win to gain promotion, the 2014 season start was just a total nightmare unable to win the first twelve games until the 2–1 away victory at Singhtarua. Despite showing some sign of improvement, the management decided to part ways with head coach Narasak Boonkleng. The club fortunes did not improve with a winless streak followed by a nine-game winless streak to end the season. The 2015 season started with Sasom Pobprasert as full-time head coach, the next four games saw massive improvement with 2 wins and 1 draw pulling the out of relegation and into 13th place before the Songkran break. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Angthong Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Ang Thong province. They currently play in Thai League T2, regional League Central-West Division Winners,2013 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Official Website of Angthong Football Club Official facebook
Army United F.C.
Army United Football Club is a Thai football club based in the Phayathai District of Bangkok. They play in the division in Thai football, the Thai League T2. The club play in shirts with white shorts and black socks. The club was known as Royal Thai Army until November 2010, despite finishing bottom of the Thai League T1 in 2010 they managed to regain their top-flight status after winning Group B of the Thai League Play-off in 2011. Army United represent the Royal Thai Army and have traditionally been Thailands yo-yo club along with the Navy and Police clubs. Up until 2010 and the change from the Royal Thai Army to Army United. The Army team has always been a mid ranking Thai team with their biggest successes coming in the Thai Division 1 League with a championship in the 2004–05 season, both of these successes have of course come after relegation from the PLT. The club are based in the Din Daeng District of Central Bangkok, up until the 2011 season, the club operated a policy of only playing home grown talent, but ditched this as the game became more professional and foreign players were brought into the team. Previously the players would work for the Army during the week and play football on weekends, in the 2010 season they were reprieved from relegation after an end of season relegation/playoff system was announced to expand the Thai Premier League. They came 16th in that season and in a season they would have been relegated. The 2011 rebranded Army United signed five Brazilians and surprised all expectations as they topped the TPL in the weeks of the season. Crowds rose from a few hundred hardy souls to an average of 5,580. Leandro Dos Santos was hitting the back of the net regularly yet the season form petered out. In 2012, most of the Brazilians had moved on but were replaced with highly rated foreign stars. Daniel Blanco was the most impressive performer as Army flirted with the Top 6 for long periods before eventually finishing in 10th position, the 2012 season also coincided with Army reaching the 2012 Thai FA Cup final. On the way to the final, Army were given a reprieve after theyd lost a penalty shoot out to regional league side Trat and it turned out that Trat had fielded an unregistered player and were booted out of the cup with Army reinstated. Army United then took the scalp of runaway TPL leaders Muangthong United F. C. on the way to the final, the final itself was rather disappointing for the club with Army losing 2–1 to Buriram United F. C. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the stadium of Army United F. C
Bangkok Football Club or formerly Bangkok Bravo Football Club, is a professional Thai football club based in Bangkok. Bangkok F. C. is a professional Thai football club based in the Bang Mot sub-district of Bangkok, Bangkok F. C. plays in the Thai Division 1 of the Thailand Football League. Bangkok F. C. was founded in 1999 and its first name was Bangkok Bravo F. C. and then it was renamed to Bangkok F. C. in 2010 when Natthaphol Teepsuwan became the owner and the chairman of the club. He also changed the logo to be a bull on a background of the Giant Swing, Bangkok F. C. uses Chaloem Phrakiat Bang Mod Stadium as their home field. Bangkok F. C. played in Regional League Division 2 for three seasons after relegation from Thai Division 1 League in 2007 and their first season in Division 2 was a disaster as the then known Bangkok Bravo finished well adrift at the bottom of the league. The following year in Bangkok Division 2 ended with mid-table respectability, in 2010 the newly named Bangkok FC finished the league season strongly to win Bangkok Thai Division 2 League. This earned them a place in Division 2 Champions League, the Bulls started poorly but regained some form to creep into 4th place in the play-off. That wasnt enough to earn promotion but it did earn them another play-off opportunity due to the expansion of the 1st division and their luck was in when they were drawn to play a two legged tie against the hapless Narathiwat. The Bulls duly dispatched Narathiwat 11–2 on aggregate, the Bulligans managed a creditable 11th-placed finish in their first season back in Division 1, while they finished one place higher in 2012. With big money invested on players and coaching staff, the 10th-placed finish was seen as an underachievement by many, in 2010, Natthaphol Teepsuwan brought in Ajarn Thongsuk Sampahungsith, a former Thailand National Team manager, to manage and develop the club. Ajarn Thongsuk needed only one year to take Bangkok F. C. from Division 2 to Division 1, in 2012, Ajarn Thongsuk resigned as the manager. Bangkok F. C. s nickname is The Iron Bulls, the fans of this club called themselves The Bull team from 2010–2012. The next manager was Kiatisuk Senamuang or Zico, a player of the Thailand National Team. He managed the team from 2012 to 2013. In 2014 Head Coach was Pairoj Borwonwatanadilok former assistance coach of Thailand National Team. Bangkok F. C. ended the 2013 season in 4th place of the Division 1 table, Regional League Bangkok Area Division Winners,2010 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, coaches by Years Bangkok FC,2013, soccerway, Available, http, //int. soccerway. xom/teams/thailand/bangkok-fc/. Bangkok FC-history,2013, bangkokfc, Available, http, //www. bangkokfc. com/team-history/
Chainat Hornbill F.C.
Chainat Hornbill Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Chainat Province. The club currently plays in Thai League T2, in 2012 the club was promoted to the top league Thai League T1 for the club first time. Regional League Northern Division, Runner-up,2010 Thai FA Cup Champions,2016 As of 2017 Note, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Coaches by Years Wangkanai Sugar Thai AirAsia Official Website of Chainat Hornbill FC Official Facebook
Chiangmai Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Chiang Mai Province, a city located in the very northern part of Thailand. The club currently plays in Thai League T2 and their main home ground at 700th Anniversary Stadium. Based on the website Thai-Fussball. com, Chiangmai Football Club was founded in 1999, at that time the club colours were pink and the heraldic animal was an elephant. In 2009 the club was restructured and they were given a new badge, new management and a new nickname, Lanna Tigers. The club finished 9th in the Regional League Division North just to win it a year later and it qualified Chiangmai Football Club to participate in the play-offs which they mastered successfully. But the first ever adventure in the Thai Division One in 2011 lasted only one season and it took the side two years to bounce back. However, a period was on the limbo when club president Udonpan Jantaraviroj announced to withdraw the team. After lengthy discussions and fan protests he agreed to move on, in the end of seasons 2016 the club was takeover by Boon Rawd Brewery group from the former club president Udonpan Jantaraviroj. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, as of 2017, Bangkok Glass F. C. Chiangmai F. C. Reserves and Academy Official Website Official Fanclub Facebook
Kasetsart Football Club is a Thailand football club based in Bangkok. They played in Thai League T2, Kasetsart won the Khǒr Royal Cup in the 2008 season and gained promotion to the third level. They achieved a 7th-place finish in their first season in the 2009 Thai Division 2 League Bangkok & field Region league, the following season, the club finished 11th in the expanded 13-team 2010 Thai Division 2 League Bangkok & field Region. In the 2010 Thai League Cup qualifying round, Kasetsart were penalized with a 2–0 loss after they walked off the pitch during the middle of a game with Nonthaburi F. C. The decision to walk off proved costly as a victory over their opponents would have set up a tie with Bangkok Glass. Big things were expected for the 2011 season with a vastly improved budget, Kasetsart won the Bangkok Division 2 league title but their playoff campaign ended disastrously both on and off the field. The side finished bottom of Group A, collecting five points while their stadium was unusable due to the 2011 Thai floods. Because of the damage caused to their stadium by the flooding, yet again the season ended in disappointment as the Emerald Nagas were pipped for a playoff spot on the last day of the season. Regional League Bangkok Area Division Winners,2011 Runner-up,2013,2016 Khǒr Royal Cup, Third Place, Winner, Note, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Krabi Football Club is a Thailand professional football club based in Krabi Province. The club currently plays in the Thai League T2, history of events of Krabi Football Club Regional League South Division Winner,2011 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Official Website Official Facebook Official Fanclub Facebook Club information from T2 official website
Lampang Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Lampang Province. The club currently plays in Thai League T2, history of events of Lampang Football Club, Regional League Northern Division Winner,2015 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Nakhon Pathom United F.C.
Nakhon Pathom United Football Club or formerly Nakhon Pathom Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Nakhon Pathom province and currently play in Thai League T2. Their home stadium is Sanam Chan Palace Sports Stadium, in 2008 season, the club finished at 9th place which became the highest league position in the club history. Nakhon Pathom F. C. was founded in 1999, the club started playing in the Thailand Provincial League, in 2004, Nakhon Pathom finished the season on a mid-table in the league. In the year 2005 it was the first time a place among the top three will be achieved and promote to the Thai Premier League was narrowly missed, a year later, the result could be repeated. But the club was allowed to ascend to the highest league in Thailand, the association brought not only as a provincial team, a new impetus in the league. But also the fans who traveled to away games and many were present at the home games, Nakhon Pathom was another club as well as Chonburi FC and Suphanburi FC the club in the Premier League who did not came from the capital Bangkok. The first season in the Premier League, the club was able to finish in 11th place, for the 2009 season was the first time be with Michael Aspin and Michael Thomas Byrne committed two players from Great Britain. Both had already played together in England at Northwich Victoria, currently being built in Nakhon Pathom a new multipurpose stadium. Nakhon Pathom will be staging after completion of their games there. The capacity should amount to 13.000 spectators, the club are set to return to Division 1 for the 2013 campaign after serving their two-year punishment. Nakhon Pathom currently play their matches at Nakhon Pathom Municipality Sport School Stadium which is a sports stadium in Nakhon Pathom province. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the stadium of Nakhon Pathom FC. 1 Nakhon Pathom were suspended for two following the final playoff game, all results stood. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Prachuap Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. In their first season, they played in Regional League Division 2 Central & Eastern, with this move, they pulled out citing insufficient budget and concerns about safety. The club withdrew, citing insufficient budget and concerns about safety, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Http, //www. siamdara. com/Variety/150110_0752. html Official Website of Prachuap FC Official Facebookpage of Prachuap FC
PTT Rayong F.C.
Petroleum Authority of Thailand Rayong Football Club, also referred to as simply PTT Rayong, is a Thai professional football club based in Rayong Province. They currently play in Thai League T2 after they have been promoted as runner-up in 2007 from the Thailand Division 2 League, PTT FC is a company-sponsored sports club owned by the PTT Public Company Limited. In 2012 the club built their own stadium was PTT Stadium, It settle in Rayong. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Head Coach by Years Thailand Division 2 League Runner Up,2007 PTT Public Company Limited http, //www. ballthaifc. com/view_news. php. id=2953&league_id=183
Rayong Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Rayong Province. They currently play in Thai League T2, regional League Central-East Division, Winner,2015 Runner-up,2011,2012 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, official Website of Rayong FC Rayong FC Fanpage
Samutsongkhram F. C. is a Thai professional football club based in town of Samut Songkhram in Samut Songkhram Province and currently plays in the second division of Thai football, the Thai League T2. Formed in 2004, Samut Songkhram finished at 7th place in their first season of the top division after their promotion from Thailand Division 1 League. The official team colours are blue and white, and the nickname is Pla-Tu-Kha-Nong which Pla thu refers to the Shortbodied mackerel. Another less common nickname is Mae Klong, referring to a river in western Thailand which flows in Samut Songkhram province. The team were founded in 2005 and joined the Thailand Provincial League, the club finished 7th in their first season of top tier of the Thai football. In the following year they finished 10th, in 2010 season, Samut Songkhram is sponsored by The Siam Cement Group. The club went on finishing the season at 8th place of the league table, in July 2014 the club completed the signing of The Haitian Sensation Pascal Millien on a free transfer arguably the biggest coup in Thailand since the military seized control of the nation. Samut Songkhram Stadium is a stadium in Samut Songkhram province. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the stadium of Samut Songkhram FC. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Thai Division 1 League, Runners-up,2007 Bangkok United http, //tl. smmonline. net/news/143077. html Official website Official Facebook
Songkhla United F.C.
Songkhla United Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Songkhla Province. The club currently plays in Thai League T2, the club was founded in 2009 as Buriram Football Club by Mrs. Karuna Chidchob. Management system for professional club to use. The sports science to strengthen the body of an athlete, and organized cheering the home team and away team On 9 January 2012 it was announced that Thai Premier League side PEA. F. C. owner Newin Chidchob would buy out promoted Thai Division 1 League side Buriram F. C, after Songkhla F. C. got the rights to the team they requested from the Football Association of Thailand to move the club from Buriram Province to Songkhla Province. On 20 May 2012, for the match Wuachon 1–4 Muangthong United, in 2013, Wauchon United has decided to unit with the local team, Songkhla F. C. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, http, //www. siamsport. co. th/Sport_Football/141204_473. html Official Website of Songkhla United F. C
Trat Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Trat province. They currently play in Thai League T2, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Http, //www. siamsport. co. th/Column/140123_128. html Official Website of Trat F. C
Chachoengsao Hi-Tek F.C.
Chachoengsao Hi-Tek Football Club, commonly referred to as Padrew, is a Thailand professional football club based in Chachoengsao Province. They have played in the Thai League 3 Northern region, the clubs home stadium is Pimpayachan Stadium. The club founded in 1997 to play semi-professional football tournament in Thailand until 2007, the club nickname is The Fighting Fish, the most popular fish in the province. At first, when Chachoengsao FC was still an amateur club, in 1997, they managed to pass the eastern group stage and were promoted to the regional level. Chachoengsao FC would join Thai Division 1 League in 2007, but they couldnt compete at this level, and were immediately relegated to Division 2, after just one season. Since then, Chachoengsao FC has good performance in second division, in addition, in 2011 season, Akarawin Sawasdee, the striker No.16 got the top goal scores and best striker awards in 2011 Thai Division 2 League Central & Eastern Region. In 2012 season, the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly support team for main sponsor, Chachoengsao Province has 2 football stadiums, When they first race in TFA tournament Chachoengsao F. C. used the provincial stadium to play their home matches. The Pimpayachan Stadium has built for commemorate to Mr. Subin Pimpayachan, the stadium have capacity 3,778 seat. Chachoengsao F. C. used the Fighting Fish to crest since 1999, the supporters of Chachoengsao FC called Fighting Fish Friend. They used No.8 for a symbol, because the No.8 come from Pad in Padrew, in 2010, the team gave the No.8 to Chachoengsao F. C. supporters. History of events of Chachoengsao FC Regional League Central-East Division, Runner-up,2015 Official Website Official Facebookpage
Kamphaengphet Football Club is a Thailand professional football club based in Kamphaeng Phet Province. The club currently plays in Thai League T3 Northern region, in 2009, the club, nicknamed The Diamond Walls, was formed and was admitted to the Regional League Northern Division. Its home games are played at Cha Kung Rao Stadium, seksan Siripong was named as the first coach. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Official website of Kamphaengphet FC Kamphaengphet FC on Weltfussballarchiv Official Facebookpage of Kamphaengphet FC
Khonkaen Football Club is a Thai professional football club, based in Khon Kaen Province, a city located in the heart of the North Eastern Region. The club currently plays in Thai League 3 Northern region, in 2011 they achieved promotion to the top flight of Thai football for the first time in their history, by finishing runners-up in the Thai Division 1 League. Khonkaen play their games at the Khon Kaen Stadium. They traditionally play in black and yellow, and their nickname is commonly known as The T-Rexs which came from the famous dinosaur fossil excavations of the province. In 2017 Boon Rawd Brewery become the sponsor of the club, They takes staff from Bangkok Glass to help for club management. However, their brief TPL tenure ended disappointingly as they finished bottom of the table, any thoughts of yo-yoing straight back never emerged in 2012 with the T-Rex finishing in the bottom half of the first division. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, note, The official club website lists the supporters as player #12. Thai Division 1 League, Runners-up,2010 Consadole Sapporo Khon Kaen Football Club – Official Website Template, Thai League 3