Kawin Thamsatchanan

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Kawin Thamsatchanan
Personal information
Full name Kawin Thamsatchanan
Date of birth (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Muangthong United
Number 1
Youth career
2006 Raj Pracha
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Raj Pracha 1 (0)
2008– Muangthong United 167 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Thailand U19 11 (0)
2009– Thailand U23 17 (0)
2010– Thailand 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2014

Kawin Thamsatchanan (Thai: กวินทร์ ธรรมสัจจานันท์, born 26 January 1990 in Bangkok) is a Thai footballer who plays for Muangthong United as a goalkeeper. He has represented his country at U-23 and main level respectively. Kawin's nickname is "Flying Kawin" due to his spectacular flying saves.

Club career[edit]

Kawin Thammasatchanan was born on January 26, 1990 in Bangkok, Thailand. Kawin begun his youth career in 2006 with Raj Pracha and also made a debut with the team in 2007. In 2008, a former Thai division 2 champions, Muangthong United signed Kawin at age of 18. Later in his first season with Muangthong United, Kawin firmly secured his first team status and helped the club win division 1 title in the same year. After the club promoted to Thai Premier League in 2009-2010 season, the young goalkeeper led the team to winning Thailand's top division title twice in a row in 2009 and 2010.

In October 2010, Bryan Robson, a Manchester United legend and Thailand international's head coach at the time spoke to United's goalkeeping coach, Eric Steele, in suggestion to take a look at Kawin.[1] However, Kawin broke his wrist and the injury caused him to left out of action for months, as well as his glimpse of hope of taking trial at Manchester United faded away. After months of recovering his injury, Kawin returned and has been enjoying his performances and helping his club in 2011 title race.

The club finish 3rd in 2010-2011 title race, The champions were Buriram PEA. However, Kawin mostly stayed out of the blame for the club's disappointment as he performed on the par for most of the season.

In the start of 2013 while competing in the 2013 Lunar New Year Cup, Kawin collided against Chris Dickson. Resulting in a broken shin which kept him out for 7 months. After returning to the pitch in the second leg of the Thai Premier League he dislocated his shoulder and tore some of his ligaments in a match against TOT S.C., therefore he couldn't play for the rest of the season.[2]

International career[edit]

Kawin had debut his first senior caps in 2010 King's Cup against Singapore at Nakhon Ratchasima province. Recently, under the management of Winfried Schafer, Kawin has been dropped to a substitution of Sintaweechai Hathairattanakool. He was the starting goalkeeper of the tournament in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.

He represented Thailand U23 in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. Kawin was the flag bearer for Thailand in the 2014 Asian Games, and was the captain of Thailand U23 in the tournament. Kawin is one of the overaged players playing in the 2014 Asian Games.

Kawin is part of Thailand's squad in the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Personal life[edit]

In September 2013, V.Vachiramethi a famous Thai monk advised him to add two thai alphabets to his name, therefore Kawin decided to change his name from กวิน to กวินทร์. His new name means a great and powerful man. Despite the change the pronunciation of the word is still the same as the old name.[3]

Kawin is good friends with Panupong Wongsa and his idol is Oliver Kahn.[4]




Muangthong United[edit]


Thailand U-23



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