2015 Thai Premier League

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Thai Premier League
Season 2015
Matches played 25
Goals scored 56 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorer Alex
Jakkaphan Pornsai
(3 goals)
Longest winning run 2 games
Army United
Osotspa
Suphanburi
Longest unbeaten run 3 games
(6 Teams)
Longest winless run 3 games
(4 Teams)
Longest losing run 3 games
Navy
Saraburi
TOT
Highest attendance 27,983
Korat 0–1 Muangthong
(15 February 2015)
Lowest attendance 537
Osotspa 2-1 TOT
(1 March 2015)
Total attendance 191,182
Average attendance 7,647
2014
2016

The 2015 Thai Premier League (also known as Toyota Thai Premier League due to the sponsorship from Toyota) is the 19th season of the Thai Premier League since its establishment in 1996. A total of 18 teams are competing in the league. The season has begun on 14 February and will finish on 13 December.

Buriram United are the defending champions, having won their Thai Premier League title the previous season. Nakhon Ratchasima, Saraburi and Navy entered as the three promoted teams.

Teams[edit]

A total of 18 teams will contest the league, including 15 sides from the 2014 season and three promoted from the 2014 Thai Division 1 League.

Police United, PTT Rayong, Songkhla United, Air Force Central and GSE Samut Songkhram were relegated to the 2015 Thai Division 1 League after finishing the 2014 season. They were replaced by the best three teams from the 2014 Thai Division 1 League champions Nakhon Ratchasima, runners-up Saraburi and third place Navy.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Province Stadium Capacity
Army United Bangkok Thai Army Sports Stadium 20,000
Bangkok Glass Pathumthani Leo Stadium 13,000
Bangkok United Bangkok Thai-Japanese Stadium 10,320
BEC Tero Sasana Bangkok 72-years Anniversary Stadium 10,000
Buriram United Buriram I-Mobile Stadium 32,600
Chainat Hornbill Chainat Chainat Stadium 12,000
Chiangrai United Chiangrai United Stadium of Chiangrai 15,000
Chonburi Chonburi Chonburi Stadium 8,500
Muangthong United Nonthaburi SCG Stadium 15,000
Nakhon Ratchasima Nakhon Ratchasima 80th Birthday Stadium 28,000
Navy Chonburi Sattahip Navy Stadium 12,500
Osotspa Bangkok Rajamangala Stadium 49,722
Port Bangkok PAT Stadium 12,308
Ratchaburi Ratchaburi Ratchaburi Stadium 10,000
Saraburi Saraburi Saraburi Stadium 6,000
Sisaket Sisaket Sri Nakhon Lamduan Stadium 10,000
Suphanburi Suphanburi Suphanburi Municipality Stadium 18,000
TOT Bangkok TOT Stadium Chaeng Watthana 5,000

Name changes[edit]

Stadium changes[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Army United England Gary Stevens Thailand Nak-iem, ChaiwatChaiwat Nak-iem Chang
Bangkok Glass Spain Ricardo Rodríguez Thailand Chimtalay, ChatreeChatree Chimtalay Nike Leo Beer
Bangkok United Brazil Alexandré Pölking Thailand Madlam, WittayaWittaya Madlam Ari Plan B Media
BEC Tero Sasana Serbia Božidar Bandović Thailand Viwatchaichok, RangsanRangsan Viwatchaichok FBT FB Battery
Buriram United Brazil Alexandre Gama Thailand Nutnum, SuchaoSuchao Nutnum Chang
Chainat Hornbill Thailand T. Damrong-Ongtrakul France Michaël Murcy Wangkanai
Chiangrai United Thailand Po-on, TeerasakTeerasak Po-on Thailand Choeichiu, PichitphongPichitphong Choeichiu Leo Beer
Chonburi Thailand Jadet Meelarp Thailand On-Mo, PipobPipob On-Mo Nike Chang
Muangthong United Croatia Dragan Talajić Thailand Thonglao, DatsakornDatsakorn Thonglao Grand Sport SCG
Nakhon Ratchasima Japan Sugao Kambe Thailand Sawandee, PralongPralong Sawandee Grand Sport Mazda
Navy Thailand Surasak Tungsurat Thailand Komsan Merndee Warrix HR-Pro
Osotspa Brazil Stefano Cugurra Thailand Puanakunmee, JetsadaJetsada Puanakunmee Grand Sport M-150
Port Thailand Somchai Chuayboonchum Thailand Ruangparn, KiatjarernKiatjarern Ruangparn Joma Muang Thai
Ratchaburi Spain Josep Ferré Ivory Coast Jöel, HenriHenri Jöel Kappa Mitr Phol
Saraburi Thailand Totchtawan Sripan Thailand Yimsa-ngar, PanuwatPanuwat Yimsa-ngar Kool Gulf
Sisaket Thailand Chalermwoot Sa-Ngapol Thailand Jandakorn, EkkapanEkkapan Jandakorn Warrix Muang Thai
Suphanburi Brazil Sérgio Farias Thailand Samakrat, PratPrat Samakrat Warrix Chang
TOT Thailand Subpherm, SomchaiSomchai Subpherm Japan Kawamura, TakahiroTakahiro Kawamura Pan TOT

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Ratchaburi Spain Ricardo Rodríguez End of Contract 1 November 2014 Pre-season Spain Àlex Gómez 1 November 2014[1]
Chonburi Japan Masahiro Wada End of Contract 10 November 2014 Thailand Jadet Meelarp 13 November 2014[2]
Chainat Hornbill Thailand Jadet Meelarp Signed by Chonburi 13 November 2014 Thailand T. Damrong-Ongtrakul 13 November 2014[3]
Bangkok Glass Thailand Anurak Srikerd Removed from position 13 November 2014 Spain Ricardo Rodríguez 13 November 2014[4]
BEC Tero Sasana Brazil José Alves Borges End of Contract 13 November 2014 Serbia Božidar Bandović 13 November 2014[5]
Port Thailand Dusit Chalermsan Resigned 18 November 2014 Thailand Somchai Chuayboonchum 20 November 2014[6]
Suphanburi Bulgaria Velizar Popov End of Contract 24 November 2014 Brazil Sérgio Farias 18 December 2014[7]
Ratchaburi Spain Àlex Gómez Resigned due to illness 30 January 2015 Spain Josep Ferré 31 January 2015[8]

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is restricted to five per TPL team. A team can use four foreign players on the field in each game, including at least one player from the AFC country.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5
Army United Japan Kai Hirano Namibia Tangeni Shipahu Netherlands Melvin de Leeuw Singapore Hassan Sunny Slovakia Zdenko Kaprálik
Bangkok Glass Australia Matt Smith Brazil Leandro Japan Goshi Okubo Republic of Macedonia Darko Tasevski Namibia Lazarus Kaimbi
Bangkok United Brazil Leandro Tatu France Romain Gasmi Mali Kalifa Cissé Montenegro Dragan Boškovic Zimbabwe Mike Temwanjera
BEC Tero Sasana Ghana Gilbert Koomson Ivory Coast Fodé Diakité Montenegro Ivan Bošković Serbia Bojan Beljić South Korea Son Dae-ho
Buriram United Brazil Diogo Brazil Gilberto Macena New Zealand Kayne Vincent South Korea Go Seul-ki Venezuela Andrés Túñez
Chainat Hornbill Brazil Alex France Michaël Murcy Republic of Macedonia Borce Manevski South Korea Jo Tae-Keun South Korea Park Jung-Soo
Chiangrai United Brazil Fernando Abreu Brazil Renan Marques Brazil Renatinho Japan Kazuki Murakami Japan Keita Sugimoto
Chonburi Brazil Anderson Brazil Juliano Mineiro Brazil Leandro Assumpção Brazil Thiago Cunha South Korea Cho Byung-kuk
Muangthong United Brazil Cleiton Silva Japan Naoki Aoyama Republic of Macedonia Mario Gjurovski South Korea Kim Dong-Jin
Nakhon Ratchasima England Lee Tuck Germany Björn Lindemann Ghana Dominic Adiyiah Japan Satoshi Nagano Zambia Noah Chivuta
Navy Australia Michael Cvetkovski Cameroon David Bayiha Honduras Georgie Welcome Japan Jun M. Davidson Paraguay Anggello Machuca
Osotspa Brazil Addison Alves Brazil Jeferson Ivory Coast Anthony Moura Nigeria OJ Obatola East Timor Diogo Rangel
Port Australia Brent McGrath Ivory Coast Diarra Ali Japan Hironori Saruta South Korea Lee Ho Spain Gorka Unda
Ratchaburi Brazil Bruno Lopes Brazil Heberty France Flavien Michelini Ivory Coast Henri Jöel Japan Genki Nagasato
Saraburi Brazil Douglas Ivory Coast Bernard Henri Ivory Coast Bireme Diouf Madagascar Guy Hubert South Korea Dai Min-Joo
Sisaket Australia Francesco Stella Brazil Victor Amaro Bulgaria Gerasim Zakov Bulgaria Lyuben Nikolov Nigeria Adefolarin Durosinmi
Suphanburi Brazil André Luís Brazil Márcio Rosário Indonesia Sergio van Dijk South Korea Lee Seung-hee Spain Carmelo González
TOT Brazil Juninho England Bas Savage Japan Takahiro Kawamura South Korea Gong Young-sun South Korea Lee Jun-Ki

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Suphanburi 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 2016 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Ratchaburi 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 2016 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off 1
3 Army United 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
4 Osotspa 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
5 Bangkok United 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
6 Muangthong United 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
7 Buriram United 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
8 Bangkok Glass 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
9 Chonburi 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
10 Chainat Hornbill 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
11 BEC Tero Sasana 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
12 Sisaket 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
13 Nakhon Ratchasima 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
14 Port 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
15 Chiangrai United 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
16 TOT 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0 Relegation to the 2016 Thai Division 1 League
17 Navy 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
18 Saraburi 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0

Updated to games played on 1 March 2015.
Source: Thai Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 The winners of the 2015 Thai FA Cup will also qualify for the play-off of the 2016 AFC Champions League. If the winners have already qualified to ACL through the championship, the spot will be awarded to the third-placed team.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARM BKG BKU BEC BRU CHA CRU CHO MTU NAK NAV OSO POR RAT SAR SIS SUP TOT
Army United 1–0
Bangkok Glass 0–0
Bangkok United 0–0
BEC Tero Sasana 1–1 2–0
Buriram United 2–0
Chainat Hornbill 1–2 2–1
Chiangrai United 1–2
Chonburi 2–2
Muangthong United 1–1
Nakhon Ratchasima 0–1 2–1
Navy 0–1
Osotspa 1–1 2–1
Port 2–1
Ratchaburi 3–1 1–0
Saraburi 1–3 1–3
Sisaket 2–0
Suphanburi 1–0
TOT 1–2

Updated to games played on 1 March 2015.
Source: Thai Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]