Suree Sukha

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Suree Sukha
Suree Sukha after THA-OMA.jpg
Personal information
Full name Suree Sukha
Date of birth (1982-07-27) July 27, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Buriram United
Number 25
Youth career
1999–2001 Sakon Nakhon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Balestier 8 (2)
2001–2007 Chonburi 96 (7)
2007–2008 Manchester City 0 (0)
2008 Grasshopper Zürich (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2012 Chonburi 115 (10)
2013- Buriram United 23 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Thailand U17 9 (0)
2000–2001 Thailand U19 12 (0)
2002–2005 Thailand U23 14 (1)
2006– Thailand 68 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Suree Sukha (Thai: สุรีย์ สุขะ) is a Thai footballer who plays for Buriram United as a right back and right midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Chonburi FC[edit]

Suree started playing football in Thailand for Chonburi FC, alongside his twin brother Surat and Sinthaweechai or formerly Kosin.

Manchester City[edit]

Suree formerly played for Manchester City F.C. following a two-week trial with fellow Thai internationals Kiatprawut Saiwaeo and Teerasil Dangda,.[1] Sukha's contract was set to be signed by the English club, but his work permit application was denied by the British Home Office as players originating from countries outside of the FIFA-ranked top 70 do not qualify according to Home Office guidelines. He also failed to pass on a clause requiring players to have participated in 75% of their country's internationals in the two years previous to the submission of the permit application.[2] Following an appeal by Manchester City, a hearing was scheduled for mid-October. Suree was released by his former club, Chonburi F.C., in order to allow Manchester City to sign him as a free agent outside of the transfer window.

After a long wait, Sukha finally signed for Manchester City along with fellow Thai internationals and City trialists Kiatprawut Saiwaeo and Teerasil Dangda on 16 November 2007, on the same day that his former club, Chonburi, announced a partnership agreement with his new club.[3]

On 9 May 2008, Sukha was quoted in the Bangkok Post, as stating his future would lie in either China or Australia after his loan spell at Grasshoppers Zurich.[4] On 16 October 2008, Sukha was released from Manchester City.

Return to Chonburi[edit]

He came back to Chonburi FC after a long spell at Europe. His form was great at Chonburi FC, he played most games.

Buriram United[edit]

Suree moved to Buriram United in 2013. Suree debuted for Buriram United against Suphanburi FC in March 2013, as a starter. Suree played in the 2013 AFC Champions League for Buriram United.

International Career[edit]

Suree is a current Thailand international, and was in the squad for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.

Suree was a member of the victorious T&T Cup 2008 winning squad.

Suree is a regular starter as a right back for the national side. He scored against Macau, and a spectacular volley against Indonesia in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.

In 2013 he was called up to the national team by Surachai Jaturapattarapong to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

Personal Life[edit]

Suree has a twin brother Surat Sukha who previously played for Melbourne Victory FC in Australia's Hyundai A-League. Surat and Suree are currently playing for Buriram United.

Style of Play[edit]

Suree is known for his fitness, and the ability to attack regularly throughout the game.


Thailand U-23

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 15, 2007 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau, Macau  Macau 2–0 7–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2. December 7, 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakata, Indonesia  Indonesia 1–0 1–2 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup


  1. ^ "Man City take Thai trio on trial". BBC Sport. 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Suree's Man City move in doubt". Reuters. 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Three more clubs join global alliance". Manchester City F.C. Official Site. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-11-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Suree wants a way out of Grasshopper Zurich". Bangkok Post website. 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 

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