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Full name Big Bang Chula United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Pink Panthers, The Big Bang

1976, as "Bangtoey Football Team"

Nonthaburi Municipality Stadium
Nonthaburi, Thailand
Owner Montri Suwannoi
Chairman Pitch Potaramik
Head Coach Worachai Surinsirirat
League Thai Division 1 League
2014 9th
Website Club home page

BBCU Football Club or “Big Bang Chula United Football Club” (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลบิ๊กแบง จุฬาฯ ยูไนเต็ด) is a Thai professional football club based in Bangkok, Thailand, owned by Montri Suwannoi. Founded as "Bangtoey Football Team" in 1976, the club changed its name many times, until finally, it became "BBCU" in 2011.

BBCU was one of the most successful Thai football clubs of the late 1990s (under the name of “Sinthana Football Club”). The club has won a Thai Premier League title, 2 Kor Royal Cups and 1 FA Cup. Moreover, during the years in lower divisions, the club has also won a Division 2 title.


Chula United's previous logo

Chulalongkorn University FC is the club based at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. They have played in the Chula–Thammasat Traditional Football Match since 1934.

In 2004, Chulalongkorn University FC was combined with Sinthana FC (Chula-Sinthana FC) and played in Division 2 in 2005 until Chula-Sinthana FC was promoted from Division 1 to Thai Premier League in 2008.

In August of the 2008 season, they changed their club name again from "Chula-Sinthana FC" to "Chula United".[1] The Club Director was Kasiti Kamalanavin.

Chula's return to the top flight, 2008 Thailand Premier League, ended with them finishing in a creditable 8th position. However they could not build on their first season and were relegated from the 2009 Thai Premier League.

Despite having two of the three top goalscorers in the 2010 Thai Division 1 League, Chula could not bounce back at the first attempt and slumped to a disappointing 10th placed finish. Chula's striker Chainarong Tathong topped the 2010 Thai Division 1 League goalscoring chart with an impressive 19 goals. Fellow front man Aron da Silva netted 15 times to be the 3rd top scorer in the league.

In January 2011, the club changed their name to Big Bang Chulalongkorn University FC and relocated to play their home games at the Thai Army Sports Stadium on VipavadeeRangsit Road. The club got off to a flying start and won promotion even though they stuttered in the latter weeks of the season.

The club's venture in the 2012 Thai Premier League ended with them being relegated after only one season. Home games were played at the sparsely filled 65,000 Rajamangala Stadium with an average home attendance of only 939.

Previous names and logos[edit]

Bangtoey Bangtoey-Suwannoi Sinthana Chula-Sinthana ’’’Chula United’’’ ’’’BBCU’’’
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  • The old Sinthana Football Club's logo is written 1987 as its year of foundation. However, after doing the new research, we found that the club's activities have been started 11 years before that, in 1976. In fact, the year 1987 is only the year that the club was preparing the team for competing its first Ngor Royal Cup season.
  • The club changed its name from Chula-Sinthana to Chula United during the 2008 Thai Premier League competition. But only the name was changed. The club had still used the old "Phra Kiao" logo until the end of that season.


BBCU have used various stadiums throughout their history:

  • 2012 - Rajamangla Stadium
  • 2013 - Thai Army Stadium
  • 2014 - King-Rama-9-Sports-Stadium, Nonthaburi

Season by season record[edit]

Amateur years (1976–1987)[edit]

Since Bangtoey Football team was founded in 1976 to compete in Bangkapi Cup tournament, the club had played 11 more years in amateur level before joining the first Thai Football Association’s competitions season in Ngor Royal Cup 1998.

Royal Cups’ years (1988–1995)[edit]

Season Competition Level Final Position Note
1988 Ngor Royal Cup 4 Runner-up - Promoted to Khor Royal Cup 1989
1989 Khor Royal Cup 3 Quarter-final - Promoted to Khǒr Royal Cup 1990
1990 Khǒr Royal Cup 2
1992 - Promoted to Kor Royal Cup 1993
1993 Kor Royal Cup 1 1st Round
1995 3rd - the last season that Kor Royal Cup was competed as the top level of Thai football.

Football League years (1996–2010)[edit]

Season Competition Level Final Position Note
1996 (Johny Walker)
Thailand Soccer League
1 6th - Football league was pronounced for the first time in Thailand
- The club won Queen's Cup runner-up.
1997 Runner-up - Champion Kor Royal Cup
- Champion FA Cup (qualified for Asian Cup Winners' Cup 1998/99)
1998 (Caltex)
Premier League
Champion - Qualified for Asian Club Championship 1999/2000) [as Thai League Champion]
- Champion Kor Royal Cup
1999 7th
2000 11th - Played promotion-relegation play-off with Bangkok Christian College (won 3–2 on aggregate)
- Runner-up Queen's Cup
2001/02 (GSM)
Thai League
2002/03 7th - Runner-up Queen's Cup
2003/04 Thailand Premier League 10th - Relegated to Thailand Division 1 League 2004/05
2004/05 Thailand Division 1 League 2 - Relegated to Thailand Division 2 League 2006
2006 Thailand Division 2 League 3 Champion - Promoted to Thailand Division 1 League ฤดูกาล 2007
2007 Thailand Division 1 League 2 Runner-up - Promoted to Thailand Premier League 2008
2008 Thailand Premier League 1 8th
2009 Thailand Premier League 15th - Relegated to Thai Division 1 League 2010
2010 Thai Division 1 League 2 10th

Season By Season Domestic Record (2011-Present)[edit]


Season League FA Cup League
Kor Royal
Asia Top goalscorer league
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2011 DIV 1 34 18 9 7 39 25 63 3rd Chainarong Tathong 12
2012 TPL 34 4 13 17 32 63 25 17th Junior Aparecido Guimaro 9
2013 DIV 1 34 9 13 12 33 45 40 11th R3 R2 Bouba Abbo 9
2014 DIV 1 34 13 9 12 49 48 48 9th R2 R3 Julius Obioh 17
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated





  • Kor Royal Cup (as the top level of Thai football competitions)
    • 3rd Place : 1995

Performance in Asian Competitions


Head coach[edit]

Coaches by years (2006–)

Name Nat Period Honours
Karoon Narksawad + Dr. Jutha Tingsapat Thailand 2006–08 Winner Thailand Division 2 League 2006
Runner-up Thailand Division 1 League 2007
Kiatisuk Senamuang Thailand 2008–09 8th Thai Premier League 2008
Carlos Ferreira Brazil Jan 2009 – Aug 9
Pichai Pituwong Thailand Aug 2009 – Oct 9
Chana Yodprang Thailand Jan 2010 – Apr 10
Thongchai Sukkokee Thailand May 2010 – December 2010
Kiatisuk Senamuang Thailand December 2010 – May 2012

Technical staff[edit]

As of May 2009:

Name Nat Role
Thawatchai Sartjakul Thailand Manager
Montree Kruewan Thailand Assistant Manager
Worachai Surinsirirat Thailand First Team Head Coach
First Team Assistant Head Coach
Sajja Siriketra Thailand Coach
Chiyaporn Jupoldee Thailand Staff


Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 Thailand DF Weerayut Jitkuntod (vice-captain)
4 Thailand MF Sarun Samingchai (captain)
5 Thailand DF Nantapol Pibulpol
6 South Korea DF Chae Wan-Ji
7 Thailand MF Kiatisak Jiem-udom
8 Thailand FW Nawin Channgam
10 Sweden FW Olof Hvidén-Watson
12 Thailand MF Nakul Pinthong
13 Thailand FW Supphakorn Ramkulabsuk
14 Thailand GK Kittikun Jamsuwan
16 Thailand MF Pachara Poomchart
17 Thailand MF Kittiphop Upachakam
18 Thailand GK Pornchai Chan-In
21 Thailand MF Wattanasap Jarernsri
22 Thailand DF Boonyarit Pathomthad
23 Thailand DF Mongkol Woraprom
No. Position Player
24 Ivory Coast MF Abib Fofana
25 Thailand MF Natthikorn Yaprom
27 Nigeria MF Julius Oiboh
28 Thailand DF Teerachai Thampien
29 Thailand MF Pornpreecha Charunai
30 Brazil DF Marcio Da Silva
31 Thailand DF Maitree Kularbkao
32 Mali FW Souleymane Coulibaly
33 Thailand GK Sarayut Poolsab
34 Thailand MF Tossapol Suriwat
35 Thailand MF Naret Ritpitakwong
36 Thailand DF Watchara Kaewlamun
37 Thailand FW Nattapat Somsri
39 Thailand DF Satawat Incharoen
40 South Korea MF Moon Hyeon-Ho
Thailand DF Pavarit Sansook

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1999-2000 Asian Club Championship First Round Macau GD Lam Pak 0-2 7-1
Second Round Singapore Singapore Armed Force 1-1 2-1
Quarterfinals Japan Júbilo Iwata 2-1
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 4-0
Japan Kashima Antlers 3-0

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