Buriram United F.C.

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Buriram United
บุรีรัมย์ ยูไนเต็ด
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Full name Buriram United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Thunder Castles
Founded 1970 (as PEA)
2010 (as Buriram PEA)
2013 (as Buriram United)
Ground New I-Mobile Stadium
Buriram, Thailand
Ground Capacity 32,600
Chairman Newin Chidchob
Head Coach Alexandre Gama
League Thai Premier League
2014 Thai Premier League, 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

Buriram United (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลบุรีรัมย์ ยูไนเต็ด), formerly Provincial Electricity Authority Football Club, is a professional Thai football 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.[citation needed]

Buriram United won their first Thai Premier League title in 2008 and the Kor Royal Cup in 1998, as PEA FC (Provincial Electricity Authority Football Club). The club was previously based in Ayutthaya before moving east to Buriram for the 2010 season. In season 2011, Buriram PEA were the triple champions winning the (2011 Thai Premier League, 2011 Thai FA Cup, and 2011 Thai League Cup) in Thailand.[citation needed]


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.[1] In the following two seasons, 2006 and 2007, the PEA took place only 10 and 8 at the end of the season.[citation needed]

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[citation needed] 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.[2]

At the start of the 2012 season, the club was renamed Buriram United Football Club. In the first match of the group stages of the 2012 AFC Champions League, Buriram beat the 2011 J-League champion, Kashiwa Reysol, 3–2 and became "the first Thai and South East Asian club" which gained the victory against a J-League club in ACL since starting the Champions League system in 2003.[citation needed] On the second match, Buriram was the visiting team against the 2011 CSL Champion, Guangzhou Evergrande. Buriram also became "the first Thai and South East Asian club" which gain a victory against a Chinese club "in China" after beating Guangzhou Evergrande 1–2 in Tianhe Stadium from Suchao Nuchnum and Frank Acheampong's goals.[citation needed] That match was the end of a two-year unbeaten home record for Guangzhou.[3]


Season by season record[edit]

Season League[4] FA Cup League Cup Toyota Premier Cup Queen's
Kor Royal
AFC Champions
Top goalscorer league
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2004–05 TPL 18 9 5 4 23 19 32 2nd GR Supakit Jinajai 10
2006 TPL 22 6 4 12 23 32 22 10th DQ Supakit Jinajai 7
2007 TPL 30 13 3 14 35 40 42 8th Tana Chanabut 7
2008 TPL 30 18 7 5 38 15 61 1st Ronnachai Rangsiyo 16
2009 TPL 30 9 9 12 37 41 36 9th R4 Knockout Round RU QR1 GR Suriya Domtaisong 9
2010 TPL 30 17 12 1 51 19 63 2nd R4 RU Not Enter Suchao Nutnum 11
2011 TPL 34 26 7 1 64 15 85 1st W W Frank Ohandza 19
2012 TPL 34 14 12 8 60 40 54 4th W W W RU GR Frank Acheampong 12
2013 TPL 32 23 9 0 73 23 78 1st W W RU W QF Carmelo González 23
2014 TPL 38 23 10 5 69 26 79 1st R4 RU W W GR Javier Patiño 21
2015 TPL W
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated In Progress

Current squad[edit]

Below is a list of players playing for Buriram United as the official website confirms. [5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Thailand GK Siwarak Tedsungnoen (3rd captain)
2 Thailand DF Theerathon Bunmathan
4 Thailand MF Wanchalerm Yingyong
5 Venezuela DF Andrés Túñez (Vice-captain)
7 South Korea MF Go Seul-ki
8 Thailand MF Suchao Nutnum (Captain)
10 Thailand MF Jakkraphan Kaewprom
13 Thailand DF Narubadin Weerawatnodom
14 Thailand DF Chitipat Tanklang
15 Thailand MF Surat Sukha
16 Thailand DF Koravit Namwiset
17 Thailand MF Anawin Jujeen
18 Thailand FW Sittichok Kannoo
No. Position Player
19 Thailand MF Naruphol Ar-Romsawa
21 Thailand MF Prakit Deeprom
22 Brazil FW Gilberto Macena
23 Thailand MF Santirad Weing-in
24 Thailand DF Nukoolkit Krutyai
25 Thailand DF Suree Sukha
26 Thailand GK Yotsapon Teangdar
28 Thailand MF Chaowat Veerachat
29 Thailand MF Nattawut Sombatyotha
38 Thailand GK Niwat Buttakoon
40 Brazil FW Diogo
Thailand DF Patipan Unop

Note 1: The club lists the supporters as the 12th man.
Note 2: Players who are AFC Champions League quota foreign players are listed in bold.

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Thailand DF Nitipong Selanon (at Thailand Port)
New Zealand FW Kayne Vincent (at Thailand Port)
No. Position Player
Spain DF David Rochela (at Thailand Port)


Coaches by years (2001–present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Prapol Pongpanich Thailand 2001–May 2009 2008 Thailand Premier League
Thongsuk Sampahungsith Thailand May 2009–Oct 2009
Thanadech Fuprasert Thailand Nov 2009–May 2010
Attaphol Buspakom Thailand Jan 20, 2010–May 2, 2013 2011 Thai Premier League
2011 Thai FA Cup
2011 Thai League Cup
2011 Toyota Premier Cup
2012 Thai FA Cup
2012 Thai League Cup
2013 Kor Royal Cup
Scott Cooper England May 2013–Sept 2013
Alejandro Menéndez Spain Sept 2013–April 11, 2014 2013 Thai Premier League
2013 Thai FA Cup
2013 Thai League Cup
2013 Toyota Premier Cup
2014 Kor Royal Cup
Božidar Bandović (interim) Serbia April 11, 2014–June 7, 2014
Alexandre Gama Brazil June 8, 2014–present 2014 Thai Premier League
2015 Kor Royal Cup

Captain history[edit]

Captain by Years (2010–present)

Years Captain Nationality Vice-Captain Nationality
2010 Apichet Puttan Thailand Thailand Rangsan Viwatchaichok Thailand Thailand
2011 Apichet Puttan Thailand Thailand Rangsan Viwatchaichok Thailand Thailand
2012 Apichet Puttan Thailand Thailand Suchao Nuchnum Thailand Thailand
2013 Suchao Nuchnum Thailand Thailand Osmar Spain Spain
2014 Suchao Nuchnum Thailand Thailand Theeraton Bunmathan Thailand Thailand
2015 Suchao Nuchnum Thailand Thailand Andrés Túñez Venezuela Venezuela


Domestic competitions[edit]

International competitions[edit]


Treble / Quadruple[edit]

Asian clubs ranking[edit]

As of 2 April 2015.[6]
Current Rank Country Team
8 Qatar Al-Sadd SC
9 Iran Sepahan
10 Thailand Buriram United
11 South Korea FC Seoul
12 Iran Esteghlal


The following are the sponsors of BRUTD (named "BRUTD Partners"):

Title Sponsor

Official Sponsors


  1. ^ rsssf.com: Abschlusstabelle Gruppe G
  2. ^ thaileagueonline.com:Bericht über die Verpflichtung Pongphan's (thai)
  3. ^ "บุรีรัมย์เฉียบบุกโค่นกว่างโจว2-1เอเอฟซีชปล.". Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  4. ^ King, Ian; Schöggl, Hans & Stokkermans, Karel (20 March 2014). "Thailand – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 October 2014.  Select link to season required from chronological list.
  5. ^ "Player List". Buriram United Official Website. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Asia Football / Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

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