Buriram United (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลบุรีรัมย์ ยูไนเต็ด), formerly PEA Football Club, is a professional Thaifootball club based in Buriram province. The club has played at the top level of Thai football for the majority of their existence and is currently competing in the Thai Premier League. The club was founded in 1970 and their current home stadium is New i-mobile Stadium which has a capacity of 32,600.
The club was founded in 1970. But first successes came in 1998 with winning the third division of the Kor Royal Cup. The club was then the Thai Division 1 League. 2002/03 the club finished third in the second division. In the Thai Premier League Relegation to be lost at the end of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly FC after round match with 0-1. A year later, with space, then succeeded in the end of season 2003/04 promotion to the Thai Premier League. As a climber you could surprise win the runner-up at the end of his first Premier League season. The reach of the runner-up entitled the club to participate in the AFC Champions League. It was the first participation in an international 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.
The club had in the past no fixed home stadium and due to the changing locations also not a big fan base. However, this could be built with moving to Ayutthaya gradually. The inhabitants of the city took the club more and more as their own was. This was especially clear to remember the 2008 season when the audience rose. One reason may lay in the fact that the club played a more than good season, at the end of the championship was surprising. At the end of the season they faced the defending champions Chonburi F.C..
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 S.C. and Royal Thai Army F.C.. Newin moved the club to Buriram and gave it the name Buriram PEA Football Club. Pongphan Wongsuwan was instated as coach. Since 1998 he had been the coach of FC TOT. as a new star of the team was a short time later Suchao Nuchnum be required. Suchao previously played for five years under Pongphan at TOT S.C..