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SCG Muangthong United F.C.
สโมสร เมืองทอง ยูไนเต็ด
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Full name SCG Muangthong United Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอล เมืองทอง ยูไนเต็ด
Nickname(s) Twin Qilin
(กิเลนผยอง)
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
2013 TPL, 2nd
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.[2] The club is widely known as The Twin Qilins.[3]

History[edit]

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.

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 Da Nang F.C. from Vietnam 0-3 but lost out to Singapore Armed Forces FC 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 SC Aleppo 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

2011 season[edit]

At the start of the season Muangthong United signed former Liverpool F.C. 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 F.C. 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 exitHenrique 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.

2012 season[edit]

After Fowler was out of contract with the club. Muangthong United contract with Slaviša Jokanović HeadCoach Serbia During the pre-season Muangthong United has signed with many famous players such as Mario Gjurovski, Ri Kwang-Chon, Adnan Barakat, Mongkol Namnuad etc.

This season the club is not going to play in the AFC Champions League or AFC Cup. It strives to provide the best performance in the league in 2012 Thai League Cup they lose to TOT S.C. 3-4 and 2012 Thai FA Cup they lose to Army United F.C. 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.

Stadium[edit]

SCG 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.

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.

Supporters[edit]

Ultra Muangthong in 2009
Ultra Muangthong, the fan of SCG 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 F.C. and Bangkok Glass F.C. 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 F.C. 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.

The environment of the organization is considered to be extremely professional. The newcomer to the Thai Premier League is the previous top Chonburi F.C. 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.

Kit[edit]

Home kit[edit]

Football kit
2009-2011
Football kit
2012
Football kit
2013

Away kit[edit]

Football kit
2009-2011
Football kit
2012
Football kit
2013

Third kit[edit]

Football kit
2009-2011
Football kit
2012
Football kit
2013

Season by season record[edit]

Season League FA Cup League Cup Queen's
Cup
Kor Royal
Cup
AFC Champions
League
AFC Cup ASEAN
Club
Top goalscorer league
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2007 DIV2 22 15 5 2 39 19 50 1st Chatchai Narkwijit 10
2008 DIV1 30 19 8 3 58 17 65 1st Yaya Soumahoro 12
2009 TPL 30 19 8 3 48 20 65 1st R3 Dagno Siaka 10
2010 TPL 30 20 7 3 64 19 67 1st RU R4 W Play off Semi Dagno Siaka 15
2011 TPL 34 17 9 8 54 32 60 3rd RU Quarter RU Play off Quarter Teerasil Dangda 13
2012 TPL 34 25 9 0 78 31 84 1st Quarter Quarter Teerasil Dangda 24
2013 TPL 32 21 8 3 61 33 71 2nd Semi Final R3 RU GR Teerasil Dangda 15
2014 TPL RU Play off
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated In Progress

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
2 Thailand DF Artit Daosawang
3 Thailand DF Tossapol Lated
4 Thailand MF Piyaphon Phanichakul
5 Spain DF Aritz Borda
6 South Korea DF Kim Dong-Jin
7 Thailand MF Datsakorn Thonglao (captain)
8 Australia MF Erik Paartalu
9 England FW Jay Bothroyd
11 Thailand FW Wuttichai Tathong
14 Thailand MF Siwakorn Jakkuprasat
15 Thailand MF Seksit Seesai
16 Thailand MF Sarach Yooyen
19 Thailand MF Anuwat Inyin
20 Republic of Macedonia MF Mario Gjurovski
No. Position Player
22 Thailand MF Pathompol Charoenrattanapirom
23 Serbia FW Milan Bubalo
24 Thailand MF Kasidech Wettayawong
25 Thailand MF Thitipan Puangchan
26 Thailand GK Kawin Thamsatchanan (Vice-captain)
28 Thailand DF Suriya Singmui
30 Thailand GK Jakree Nimnuan
32 Brazil FW Cleiton Silva
34 Thailand DF Supravee Miprathang
35 Thailand DF Weerawut Kayem
36 Thailand MF Sarawut Masuk
37 Thailand DF Suporn Pinakatapho
39 Thailand GK Vitsanusak Kaewruang

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

Note 2: Players who are AFC Champions League quota foreign players are listed in bold.

Players with Multiple Nationalities

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 FW Teerasil Dangda (to Almería)
Thailand GK Kampol Pathom-attakul (to Nakhon Ratchasima)
Thailand DF Sarawut Kanlayanabandit (to Air Force Central)
Slovenia DF Matej Rapnik (to Nonthaburi)
Ivory Coast MF Diarra Ali (to Bangkok)
No. Position Player
Thailand MF Woranat Thongkruea (to Bangkok)
Thailand MF Chayawat Srinawong (to Bangkok)
Thailand MF Chainarong Tathong (to Army United)
North Korea MF Pak Nam-Chol (to Sisaket)

Former players[edit]

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

Reserves and Academy[edit]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2010 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off Vietnam SHB Da Nang 0-3
Qualifying play-off Singapore Singapore Armed Force FC 0-0 (4-3 pen)
2010 AFC Cup Group stage Hong Kong South China 0-1 0-0
Group stage Maldives VB Sports Club 3-1 2-3
Group stage Indonesia Persiwa Wamena 4-1 2-2
Round of 16 Qatar Al Rayyan 1-1 (2-4 pen)
Quarter-finals Syria Al-Karamah 2-0 1-0
Semi-finals Syria Al-Ittihad 1-0 2-0
2011 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off Indonesia Sriwijaya 2-2 (7-6 pen)
2011 AFC Cup Group stage Maldives Victory 1-0 0-4
Group stage Vietnam Hanoi T&T 4-0 0-0
Group stage Singapore Tampines Rovers 4-0 1-1
Round of 16 Lebanon Al Ahed 4-0
Quarter-finals Kuwait Kuwait SC 0-0 1-0
2013 AFC Champions League Group stage South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2-2 2-0
Group stage Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 0-1 4-1
Group stage China Guangzhou Evergrande 1-4 4-0
2014 AFC Champions League Round 2 Vietnam Hanoi T&T 2-0
Round 3 Australia Melbourne Victory 2-1

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

Cup[edit]

International competitions[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
11 Jan 2010 – 7 Jan 2011 René Desaeyere Belgium Belgium
31 Dec 2010 – 28 Feb 2011 Carlos Roberto Brazil Brazil
6 March 2011–Sept 29, 2011 Henrique Calisto Portugal Portugal
1 Oct 2011 – 31 Jan 2012 Robbie Fowler England England
27 Feb 2012 – 4 June 2013 Slaviša Jokanović Serbia Serbia
5 June 2013 – 16 July 2013 Winfried Schäfer (interim) Germany Germany
19 July 2013 – 31 Dec 2013 René Desaeyere Belgium Belgium
2 Jan 2014 – 30 March 2014 Scott Cooper England England
2 July 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

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

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

Title Sponsor

Shirt Sponsor

Official Sponsors

Period Sportswear Sponsor
2008 Thailand Grand Sport Yamaha
2009-2010 Germany Adidas Yamaha
2011 Thailand Grand Sport Yamaha
2012-2016 Thailand Grand Sport SCG

Asia clubs ranking[edit]

As of 29 October 2013[16]
Current Rank Country Team
12 South Korea Pohang Steelers
13 Thailand Muangthong United
14 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
15 Thailand Buriram United
16 Thailand Chonburi

References[edit]

External links[edit]