Kiatprawut Saiwaeo

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Kiatprawut Saiwaeo
Personal information
Full name Kiatprawut Saiwaeo
Date of birth (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Ubonratchathani, Thailand
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chiangrai United
Number 29
Youth career
2004 Chonburi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Chonburi 57 (2)
2007–2008 Manchester City 0 (0)
2008 Club Brugge K.V. (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2013 Chonburi 39 (2)
2014– Chiangrai United
National team
2005-2006 Thailand U21 19 (2)
2007-2009 Thailand U23 22 (0)
2005- Thailand 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2009

Kiatprawut Saiwaeo (Thai: เกียรติประวุฒิ สายแวว) is a Thai footballer, formerly playing for Manchester City.

Kiatprawut is a Thailand international. Following appearances for Thailand under-23s, he was included in the senior squad for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, where he played two matches.[1] As of April 2009, he has played in five World Cup qualifiers.[2]

Kiatprawut was one of three Thai players given trials by Manchester City shortly after former Thailand Prime Minister, Thaksin Shiniwatra's takeover of the club in July 2007, prompting suggestions that the moves were made for political rather than footballing reasons.[3][4] The trio signed contracts in November 2007,[5] but did not come close to making a first team appearance, and lacked work permits due to Thailand's low world ranking. Consequently, Kiatprawut was sent on loan to Belgian club Club Brugge. At the end of the season Manchester City went to Thailand on a promotional tour, where Kiatprawut made his only appearance for Manchester City, a 3–1 defeat in a friendly match against a Thailand XI.[6]

Shortly after the start of the 2008–09 season, Thaksin's controlling stake in Manchester City was bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group. A fortnight later, on 16 October 2008, Kiatprawut was released from Manchester City. He subsequently returned to Chonburi.[7]

Honours[edit]

International

Clubs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thai international trio begin two week trial". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 2009-04-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Kiatprawut Saiwaeo". FIFA. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  3. ^ "I've joined City because of my talent not politics, says Thai star". London: Daily Mail. 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Hard times for Asia's Premier League dreamers". China Daily. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Three more clubs join global alliance". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 2009-04-03. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Sven tight-lipped as City lose in Thailand". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Chonburi offer rejects lifeline". SBS. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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