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Muangthong United F.C.
สโมสร เมืองทอง ยูไนเต็ด
Full name Muangthong United Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอล เมืองทอง ยูไนเต็ด
Nickname(s) Twin Qilin
Founded 1989
Ground SCG Stadium
Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Ground Capacity 13,000
Owner Siam Sport Syndicate
Chairman Ravi Lohtong
Manager Dragan Talajić
League Thai Premier League
2014 TPL, 5th
Website Club home page
Current season

Muangthong United Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอล เมืองทอง ยูไนเต็ด) is a Thai football club based in Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province and other private investors.[1] The club currently plays in the Thai Premier League. Muangthong United has participated in the Thai Premier League since 2009 when they won the Thai Division 1 League title in 2008.

Muangthong United is one of the richest football clubs in Thailand. Buriram and Bangkok Glass are richer than Muangthong United[2] The club is widely known as The Twin Qilins.[3]


Formation and early years[edit]

The club was founded in 1989. The club's first success was winning the first place in the 2007 Season of the Thailand Division 2 League. From this, they were promoted to the Thai Division 1 League.[4] The team was then promoted to the Thai Premier League in the 2009 season.[citation needed]

League era[edit]

2009 season[edit]

The club was promoted to play in the Thai Premier League in 2009, after it won the title for the Division one. In the 2009 season, the club had many new and notable players in the country. Despite a successful season starts they pledged in April 2009 with Attaphol Buspakom a new coach. For the summer break, the association is, as expected by all experts, among the top five of the table and plays for the championship.[5]

One factor of success would certainly be the close links between the Club and Lierse Sk, was on summer break, the Thai star player Teeratep Winothai joined the team. At the same time joined with Ronnachai Rangsiyo, the master FC PEA, another storm talent for Nonthaburi. The association has with Ronnachai Rangsiyo, Teerasil Dangda and Teerathep Winothai, now probably the most talented strikers in the country in its ranks.[6][7]

2010 season[edit]

In 2010. After Attaphol Buspakom sacked following a string of unsuccessful results, and René Desaeyere Belgium Coach managed Muangthong for two season.Rene lead Muangthong qualified for the 2010 AFC Champions League.they beat SHB Đà Nẵng from Vietnam 0–3 but lost out to Singapore Armed Forces on penalties after the game ended in a 1–1 draw and They were eligible to play for the 2010 AFC Cup. They have access to Semi final round by lose to Al-Ittihad from Syria 2–1. In 2010 Thai Premier League they lost just three games and seven draws of 30 game. Which the club won the league for a second and Dagno Siaka is top score for club in 2010 season by 15 goal.[citation needed]

2011 season[edit]

At the start of the season Muangthong United signed former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler, who signed a one-year contract. Muangthong United participated in the 2011 AFC Champions League in play off round. They played Sriwijaya but lost on penalties after the game ended in a 2–2 draw. They were also eligible to play for the 2011 AFC Cup, coming first in the group stage of the tournament. In their first match of the round of 16 they beat Al Ahed from Lebanon 4–0 but went on to lose to Kuwait SC in the quarter-finals round 1–0. After their tournament exit Henrique Calisto, the clubs manager, was sacked and Fowler took over as player/coach of Muangthong United.[8][9][10][11][12]

In 2011 Thai Premier League Muangthong United finished the season in third place in Thai league. For the 2010–11 season and Teerasil Dangda is top score for club in 2011 season by 13 goals.[citation needed]

2012 season[edit]

After Fowler's contract expired, Muangthong United signed a contract with Serbian Slaviša Jokanović. During the pre-season, Muangthong United signed on many famous players such as Mario Gjurovski, Ri Kwang-Chon, Adnan Barakat, Mongkol Namnuad etc.[citation needed]

In this season, the club did not play in the AFC Champions League or AFC Cup. Therefore it tried to do the best in 2012 Thai League Cup, but they lost to TOT 3–4 and 2012 Thai FA Cup they lost to Army United 3–2, but they can win the 2012 Thai Premier League is a third of the club and Muangthong United became the first team in Thai Premier League to go the season unbeaten in the current 34-game format.[citation needed]


Yamaha Stadium is a football stadium located in Nontaburi, Thailand, and is the home of Thai Premier League's side, Muangthong United. Yamaha Stadium was the first operate football stadium in Thailand, while PAT Stadium and TOT Stadium Chaeng Watthana constructed without operate including there are others older stadiums, they're all considered as multi-purpose stadiums.[citation needed]

The stadium used to be able to hold as much as 20,000 spectators but the number reduce after renovation by filling in chairs to make the stadium all seated with capacity of 15,000 people.[citation needed]


Ultra Muangthong, the fan of Muangthong United in 2013

Play their home games Muangthong United from the Yamaha Stadium. A stadium which originally offered about 5,000 spectators. The stadium has unlike most stadiums in Thailand no running track. Due to the success, and the increasing number of spectators, the stadium was built with steel tube stands at 15,000 seats during the season. After the end of the 2009 season began that the existing plans for a stadium expansion into action. Were not designed for a capacity of approximately 15,000 spectators, the first draft, it was later changed to 25,000. As one of the few stadiums in Thailand, it is then also have VIP areas.[13][14]

The club managed to develop a very large fan base in a short time. At away games, the fans are represented very numerous mot. Games against Chonburi and Bangkok Glass are among the highlights of the season. This 2009 new attendance records for the league could be set up in the season. For the games against Chonburi and Bangkok Glass, there was even a first time ticket sales. This should slow down the expected rush for tickets. For football in Thailand, this was a novelty. The core of fans of Muangthong consists of the Ultra Muangthong. They were also the first who brought the Ultra movement in Thailand's stages. Large banners, flags and double holder characterize the Fangruppierung, as well as a "pre-Inger" with megaphones.[citation needed]

The environment of the organization is considered to be extremely professional. The newcomer to the Thai Premier League is the previous top Chonburi in terms of marketing and merchandise while in nothing and is even there to overtake him. The owner of the club, the Siam Sports Syndicate, this is one of the largest media companies in the sport of Thailand. Thus, the company was the sponsor of the Thai Association Cup in 2009 and also has the rights to the live broadcasts of the Thai Premier League.


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

Title Sponsor

Shirt Sponsor

Official Sponsors

Period Sportswear Sponsor
2008 Thailand Grand Sport Yamaha
2009–10 Germany Adidas Yamaha
2011 Thailand Grand Sport Yamaha
2012–16 Thailand Grand Sport SCG




International competitions[edit]

Asian clubs ranking[edit]

As of 2 April 2015.[15]
Current Rank Country Team
13 China Beijing Guoan
14 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
15 Thailand Muangthong United
16 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent FK
17 Thailand Chonburi

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
1 Thailand GK Kawin Thamsatchanan (2nd Vice-captain)
3 Thailand DF Todsapol Lated
4 Thailand MF Piyaphon Phanichakul
5 Japan DF Naoaki Aoyama
6 South Korea DF Kim Dong-Jin
7 Thailand MF Datsakorn Thonglao (Captain)
8 Thailand DF Artit Daosawang
10 Thailand FW Teerasil Dangda (Vice-captain)
11 Thailand FW Wuttichai Tathong
14 Thailand MF Siwakorn Jakkuprasat
15 Thailand MF Seksit Srisai
16 Thailand MF Sarach Yooyen
17 Thailand MF Pathompol Charoenrattanapirom
No. Position Player
20 Republic of Macedonia MF Mario Gjurovski
21 Thailand MF Phitiwat Sookjitthammakul
22 Thailand FW Chananan Pombuppha
23 Brazil FW Cleiton Silva
24 Thailand MF Kasidech Wettayawong
25 Thailand MF Thitipan Puangchan
27 Thailand DF Sarawut Kanlayanabandit
28 Thailand DF Suriya Singmui
30 Thailand GK Jakree Nimnuan
35 Thailand DF Weerawut Kayem
37 Thailand DF Suporn Peenagatapho
39 Thailand GK Witsanusak Kaewruang

Note 1: The official club website lists the supporters as player 12th man.

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 GK Kampol Pathom-attakul (to Nakhon Ratchasima)
Slovenia DF Matej Rapnik (to Nonthaburi)
Thailand MF Sarawut Masuk (to Nakhon Ratchasima)
Ivory Coast MF Diarra Ali (to Port)
No. Position Player
Thailand MF Patipan Pinsermsootsri (to Pattaya United)
Thailand FW Chayawat Srinawong (to PTT Rayong)
Thailand FW Chainarong Tathong (to Osotspa)

Former players[edit]

For details on former players, see List of Muangthong United F.C. players

Reserves and Academy[edit]

Club officials[edit]

Position Name
Chairman Thailand Pongsak Phol-Anan
Vice president Thailand Wilak Lohtong, Waksorn Lohtong
Director of Football Thailand Ronnarit Suewaja
General Manager/team manager Thailand Kan Janrat
General secretary Thailand Pleansak Aonsam-arng
Head Coach Croatia Dragan Talajić
Assistant Head Coach Thailand Phon Chomchearn, Santi Chaiyaphuak, England Darren Reid
Coach Thailand Uthai Boonmoh, Sarawut Treephan
Goalkeeping Coach Croatia Tihomir Perekovic
Fitness coach Spain Franc Balaguer
Fitness coach Thailand Supachai Klangkrasae
Physical Thailand Pornthep Mamanee
Mentality Thailand Varoth Chotpitayasunondh

Manager history[edit]

Manager by Years (2007–present)

Years Name Nationality
2007 Nopporn Eksrattra Thailand Thailand
2008 Surasak Tungsurat Thailand Thailand
2009 Attaphol Buspakom Thailand Thailand
Jan 11, 2010–Jan 7, 2011 René Desaeyere Belgium Belgium
Dec 31, 2010–Feb 28, 2011 Carlos Roberto Brazil Brazil
March 6, 2011–Sept 29, 2011 Henrique Calisto Portugal Portugal
Oct 1, 2011–Jan 31, 2012 Robbie Fowler England England
Feb 27, 2012–June 4, 2013 Slaviša Jokanović Serbia Serbia
June 5, 2013 – July 16, 2013 Winfried Schäfer (interim) Germany Germany
July 19, 2013–Dec 31, 2013 René Desaeyere Belgium Belgium
Jan 2, 2014–March 30, 2014 Scott Cooper England England
July 2, 2014–present Dragan Talajić Croatia Croatia

Captain history[edit]

Captain by Years (2007–present)

Years Name Nationality
2007 Supat Onthong Thailand Thailand
2008 Surapong Thammawongsa Thailand Thailand
2009 Jetsada Jitsawad Thailand Thailand
2010 Nataporn Panrit Thailand Thailand
2011 Nataporn Panrit Thailand Thailand
2012 Datsakorn Thonglao Thailand Thailand
2013 Datsakorn Thonglao Thailand Thailand
2014 Datsakorn Thonglao Thailand Thailand
2015 Datsakorn Thonglao Thailand Thailand


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