Sutee Suksomkit

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Sutee Suksomkit
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-06-05) 5 June 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Trat, Thailand
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Attacking Midfielder
Left winger
Club information
Current team
Suphanburi
Number 23
Youth career
1995–1996 Thai Farmers Bank
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Thai Farmers Bank 78 (39)
2001–2002 Tanjong Pagar 56 (30)
2003–2006 Home United 96 (16)
2007–2009 Tampines Rovers 110 (30)
2009 Melbourne Victory 9 (0)
2010–2012 Bangkok Glass 27 (4)
2012– Suphanburi 23 (4)
National team
2000–2010 Thailand 70 (19)
* 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

Sutee Suksomkit (Thai: สุธี สุขสมกิจ, born June 5, 1978) is a Thai footballer playing for a Thai Premier League club, Suphanburi Sutee or nicknamed "Bird" is one of the most famous Thai footballer during the last decade regarding of his skilful style of play. The attacker spent 8 years between 2001 and 2009 playing abroad for several clubs in Singapore and Australia. He has also been serving Thailand at international level as an important member since 2000, earning 70 caps so far.

Club career[edit]

Sutee spent his youth career during 1995-1996 with an Asian powerhouse, Thai Farmers Bank F.C. The club was recently emerged champions of AFC Champions League (Asian Club Championship) twice consecutively between 1993 and 1995. The young striker made his first senior appearance with the club in 1996 and continued playing for the club totally 5 years until 2001.

The pacey forward scored 39 goals from 78 appearances for Thai Farmers Bank F.C.

In 2001, the promising forward joined a Singapore S-League club, Tanjong Pagar. He later adapted to play in various attacking positions including left winger, second striker and attacking midfielder. Sutee spent 2 seasons with the Singaporean side before moving to another S-League club, Home United, in 2003.

Sutee scored 30 goals from 56 appearances for Tanjong Pagar.

In 2004, a K-League side Busan I'Park expressed their interest in signing Sutee but eventually stepped off. However, regardless of his missing opportunity to join the Korean side, he was given an opportunity to take on a trial with an English Premier League club, Everton, as a part of a sponsorship deal between the Merseyside club and a Thai beer maker, Chang.[1] The English club did not sign him afterward.

Between 2004 and 2005, an English Premier League club, Chelsea, had expressed their interest in signing the Thai forward. Chelsea eventually captured Sutee on a loan deal and sent him out to Brentford. However, Chelsea failed to apply a work permit for Sutee, caused him to return to Singapore.[2]

With Home United, the Thai attacker did not score as many as he previously did with his former clubs, as he was placed in either wider position or drop deeper position in many occasions. However, he was remained a crucial part of the team and spent fully 3 seasons with the club until 2006, made 96 appearances with 16 goals.

The versatile attacker was on the move again in early 2007, he joined Singaporean Tampines Rovers. Sutee made personal highest appearance with the Rovers, 110 appearances from 3 seasons between 2007 and 2009 and scored 30 goals.

On September 25, 2009 the 31 years old forward agreed a 3 months contract with an A-League champions Melbourne Victory after his previous contract with Tempines Rovers expired.[3][4] Sutee made 9 appearances with the A-League champions.

On December 28, 2009, after 8 years of spending his career abroad, Sutee joined a Thai Premier League club, Bangkok Glass.[5]

International career[edit]

In the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, Sutee scored a goal against Japan, which was the only goal Thailand scored in the entire tournament.[6]

In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, he scored for Thailand in the opening match against Iraq from the penalty spot.[7]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 June 2000 Bangkok, Thailand  Qatar 2-3 Lost Friendly
2 3 September 2000 Beijing, China  Uzbekistan 4-2 Won Friendly Tournament
3 30 September 2000 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 2-3 Lost Friendly
4 27 January 2001 Singapore  Singapore 5-4 (pens) Lost Friendly
5 13 August 2001 Singapore  Singapore 5-0 Won Friendly
6 22 September 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Iraq 1-1 Draw 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 10 July 2004 Bangkok, Thailand  Trinidad and Tobago 3-2 Won Friendly
8 24 July 2004 Chongqing, China  Japan 1-4 Lost Asian Cup 2004
9 8 September 2004 Pyongyang, North Korea  North Korea 1-4 Lost 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 30 December 2006 Bangkok, Thailand  Vietnam 3-1 Won King's Cup 2006
11 2 July 2007 Bangkok, Thailand  Qatar 2-0 Won Friendly
12 7 July 2007 Bangkok, Thailand  Iraq 1-1 Draw Asian Cup 2007
13 6 December 2008 Phuket, Thailand  Vietnam 2-0 Won 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup
14 10 December 2008 Phuket, Thailand  Malaysia 3-0 Won 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup
15 23 January 2009 Phuket, Thailand  Denmark 2-2 Draw 2009 King's Cup
16 23 January 2009 Phuket, Thailand  Denmark 2-2 Draw 2009 King's Cup
17 14 November 2009 Singapore  Singapore 3-1 Won 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
18 14 November 2009 Singapore  Singapore 3-1 Won 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
19 17 January 2010 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand  Singapore 1-0 Won 2010 King's Cup

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