Teerasil Dangda

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Teerasil Dangda
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Teerasil playing for Muangthong United.
Personal information
Full name Teerasil Dangda
Date of birth (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Bangkok, Thailand
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Almería
Number 18
Youth career
2003–2005 Assumption Thonburi
2005 Air Force Central
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Air Force Central 6 (3)
2006 Raj Pracha Thailand 18 (9)
2007 Muangthong United 15 (7)
2007–2008 Manchester City 0 (0)
2008 Grasshopper II (loan) 6 (1)
2008 Raj Pracha 8 (6)
2009– Muangthong United 156 (76)
2014– Almería (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Thailand U17 11 (7)
2005–2006 Thailand U19 7 (9)
2006–2010 Thailand U23 13 (3)
2007– Thailand 60 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 May 2014

Teerasil Dangda (Thai: ธีรศิลป์ แดงดา, pronounced [tʰīː.rā.sǐn dɛ̄ːŋ.dāː]; born 6 June 1988) is a Thai professional footballer who plays for UD Almería on loan from Muangthong United, and the Thailand national team, as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Teerasil started his football career playing youth football for Assumption College Thonburi in 2003, aged 15. Two years later he left the club, due to the lack of a professional team (it was only founded in 2011).

In 2005 Teerasil joined Royal Thai Air Force, initially assigned to their youth squad.[1] In the same season he made his senior debuts, and scored three goals in only six matches for the club.

In 2006 Teerasil moved to Raj Pracha, being an important offensive unit for the side, being the club's topscorer (nine goals in 18 games) and also assisting in further five goals during the campaign.

In 2007 Teerasil joined fellow second divisioner Muangthong United, and was a part of the squad who was crowned champions, contributing with seven goals and six assists.

Manchester City[edit]

On 25 July 2007, Teerasil was taken on a trial at Manchester City F.C. (alongside Suree Sukha and Kiatprawut Saiwaeo), after Thai businessman Thaksin Shiniwatra bough City earlier in the month.[2][3] After a long time awaiting for work permit, the trio signed with City on 16 November.[4]

However, after problems with the work permit, Teerasil was loaned to one of City's new alliances, Grasshopper. After returning to City in 2008, he was still unable to play in England, and after the takeover of Abu Dhabi United Group, the Thai trio were released on 16 October 2008.[5] He later said that his time at City "made him a better footballer", despite not appearing with the first-team.[6]

Grasshopper and return to Thailand[edit]

Teerasil was loaned to Grasshopper alongside Sukha in November, but both failed to make a first-team appearance, only appearing with the reserves in 1. Liga Classic. He scored once in six matches, and returned to City in June 2008.

Soon after being released by City, Teerasil returned to his homeland and re-joined Raj Pracha for remainder of the season. He contributed with six goals in only eight games, helping the club to achieve a mid-table position during the campaign.

Muangthong United[edit]

In 2009 Teerasil returned to Muangthong United. On 8 March 2009 he made his Thailand Premier League debut, in a 3–0 home win over Thai Port, and finished the season with seven goals under his belt. Muangthong was also champions of Thailand.

In 2010, Teerasil repeated his tally of the previous season, and was a part of the squad who was crowned champions of Thailand again. In 2011 he established himself as the club's topscorer, scoring 13 goals as Muangthong finished third. Dangda was also invited for a trial at Queens Park Rangers in July.[7]

2012 season[edit]

In 2012, Muangthong engaged an unbeaten run which lasted the whole season, and Teerasil also scored four goals in a single match, an 8–1 routing over BBCU on 18 October.[8] Ten days later he scored in a 2–2 draw against BEC Tero, a goal which granted the title, took his tally to 24 goals and broke the previous record of Ronnachai Sayomchai in 1998 (23 goals).

After his impressive goal tally in the season, Teerasil was invited by La Liga sides Atlético Madrid and Getafe CF for a trial, but as the former was a Muangthong partner, he headed to Atleti in January 2013; he also attracted interest of Trabzonspor in June.[9]

2013 season[edit]

On 9 January 2013 Teerasil travelled to Spain due to a two-week trial at Atlético Madrid.[10] He later described the Spanish football as "very quick, strong and with great quality", after completing his first training with the Madrilenians.[11] Dangda also watched from the stands an Atleti win over Real Zaragoza four days later,[12] and returned to Muangthong in February.[13]

Teerasil's first goal of the season came from a volley on 2 March 2013 in a 2–1 success against Army United.[14] His second came late in the month, in a 3–0 home win over Songkhla United, and he scored again in the following weekend, against Ratchaburi. After seven matches without scoring, Teerasil netted again on 29 May, but in a 1–3 away loss to Suphanburi. On 23 June he netted twice against BEC Tero, and his first hat-trick of the season came on 5 October, in a 3–1 away win over Osotspa Saraburi.

Teerasil also played in the 2013 AFC Champions League group stage against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Guangzhou Evergrande, and Urawa Red Diamonds. He finished the season with 16 goals in the league (21 overall).

2014 season[edit]

Teerasil started the season as a second striker, playing behind new signing Jay Bothroyd. He scored twice in the second game of the season, a 3–0 win at TOT, and again roughly a month later in a 4–1 success at PTT Rayong. Teerasil appeared in 18 league matches, scoring nine goals.

He played his last match for Muangthong on 2 July, starting in a 0–1 League Cup loss against Buriram United. Teerasil sent a farewell to Muangthong fans after the match.[15]

Almería (loan)[edit]

On 21 February 2014, Teerasil signed with Almería on a one-year loan deal, making him the first Thai footballer to play in La Liga.[16] He arrived at his new club on 9 June, being surrounded by supporters in the airport.[17]

International career[edit]

Teerasil playing for Thailand.

Teerasil appeared for Thailand's under-16 and under-17 squads in 2004, being a part of the squad which played in 2004 AFC U-17 Championship. Two years later, he was also in the under-19 squad which played in 2006 AFC Youth Championship, scoring the first of a 2–1 success against United Arab Emirates; it was Thailand's only victory of the tournament.[18]

In 2007 Teerasil appeared for the under-23's. He was part of the Olympic team which failed to make the final cut ahead of 2008 Summer Olympics. In December 2007 he won the U-23 Gold Medal at the Southeast Asian Games, scoring the winner against Myanmar. In the same year Teerasil received his first call-up to the main squad, and was also into the 23-man squad ahead of 2007 AFC Asian Cup, being the youngest of the squad.[19] However, he only appeared once in the whole tournament, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–1 draw against Iraq; the hosts subsequently failed to progress through the knockout stages, and finished third in Group A.

Teerasil was also selected to 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup; he netted four times during the tournament as Thailand finished runner-up, losing to Vietnam. Dangda scored his side's first in the second leg, but Vietnam managed to score a last-minute goal and was crowned champions. He was an ever-present figure in the international fold since October 2007, his second match being a FIFA World Cup Qualifying against Macau, where he scored the second of a 6–1 win. He was a member of the victorious squad of 2008 T&T Cup at Vietnam.

In Asia's 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, under the management of a newly-appointed German coach Winfried Schafer, Teerasil featured constantly and scored against Australia[20] and Oman,[21] respectively. He was the top scorer for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, which he scored a hat-rick against Myanmar.[22]

Teerasil won and scored a penalty for Thailand against FC Barcelona in the Catalans' 2013 Asian Tour in Bangkok.[23] In 2013 he was called up to the national team by Surachai Jaturapattarapong to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification. In October 2013 Dangda played a friendly match against Bahrain, and scored against Iran in the following match, a 1–2 loss at Tehran.[24]

Style of play[edit]

Teerasil's style of play or role on the field could be described as a second striker or deep-lying forward, as he often comes deep down to help the team maintain possession. Aside of his main position, he can play as the main reference up front or as a midfielder (attacking midfielder or winger).[25]

Teerasil has great quality on the ball, and is also described as quick, skillful and with great vision, which as well as scoring allows him to make many assists for his team mates.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Teerasil was born in Bangkok but his parents are from Surin province of Northeastern Thailand.[citation needed] His sister, Taneekarn, is a member of the Thailand women's national football team and also plays as a striker;[26] his father was also a footballer and played for Royal Thai Air Force FC.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 June 2014[27]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Thailand League FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
Royal Thai Air Force 2005 Division 1 6 3 6 3
Raj Pracha 2006 Division 2 18 9 18 9
Muangthong United 2007 Division 2 15 7 15 7
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Manchester City 2007–08 Premier League 0 0 0 0
Switzerland League Swiss Cup League Cup Europe Total
Grasshopper II 2007–08 1. Liga Classic 6 1 6 1
Thailand League FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
Raj Pracha 2008 Division 2 8 6 8 6
Muangthong United 2009 TPL 25 7 1 0 26 7
2010 26 7 3 2 7 1 36 10
2011 26 13 5 5 3 1 8 4 42 23
2012 29 24 1 1 2 0 32 25
2013 32 16 4 4 2 1 5 0 43 21
2014 18 9 1 2 3 1 2 0 24 12
Subtotal 156 76 15 14 10 3 22 5 203 98
Spain League Copa del Rey Supercopa
de España
Europe Total
UD Almería 2014–15 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Thailand 203 101 15 14 10 3 22 5 250 123
England 0 0 0 0
Switzerland 6 1 6 1
Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 209 101 15 14 10 3 22 5 255 123

International[edit]

As of 6 March 2014[28][29]
Thailand national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 5 2
2008 12 8
2009 10 6
2010 9 0
2011 8 3
2012 8 9
2013 7 1
2014 1 0
Total 60 29

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2007 Thailand Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok  Macau 2–0 6–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2. 15 October 2007 Macau Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau  Macau 0–1 1–7 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
3. 20 May 2008 ThailandRajamangala Stadium, Bangkok    Nepal 1–0 7–0 Friendly
4. 4–0
5. 25 May 2008 Thailand Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok  Iraq 2–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 16 November 2008 Vietnam Mỹ Đình Stadium, Hanoi  Vietnam 1–2 2–2 T&T Cup
7. 10 December 2008 Thailand Surakul Stadium, Phuket  Malaysia 2–0 3–0 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup
8. 3–0
9. 16 December 2008 Indonesia Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta  Indonesia 0–1 0–1 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup (Semi final)
10. 28 December 2008 Vietnam Mỹ Đình Stadium, Hanoi  Vietnam 0–1 1–1 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup (Final)
11. 21 January 2009 Thailand Surakul Stadium, Phuket  Lebanon 1–0 2–1 2009 King's Cup
12. 5 February 2009 Japan Vegalta Sendai's training ground, Sendai  Saudi Arabia 1–2 1–2 Friendly
13. 28 March 2009 Thailand Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok  New Zealand 1–1 3–1 Friendly- Testimonial match (Tawan Sripan)
14. 3–1
15. 18 July 2009 Thailand Thunderdome Stadium, Nonthaburi  Pakistan 1–0 4–0 Friendly
16. 3–0
17. 14 July 2011 Thailand New I-Mobile Stadium, Buriram  Myanmar 1–0 1–0 Friendly
18. 2 September 2011 Australia Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  Australia 0–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
19. 6 September 2011 Thailand Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok  Oman 2–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
20. 24 February 2012 Thailand 700th Anniversary Stadium, Chiang Mai  Maldives 2–0 3–0 Friendly
21. 17 November 2012 Thailand Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok  Bangladesh 2–0 5–0 Friendly
22. 3–0
23. 4–0
24. 27 November 2012 Thailand Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok  Myanmar 1–0 4–0 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup
25. 3–0
26. 4–0
27. 9 December 2012 Malaysia Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 1–1 1–1 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup (Semi final)
28. 13 December 2012 Thailand Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok  Malaysia 1–0 2–0 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup (Semi final)
29. 15 October 2013 Iran Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Iran 2–1 2–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Other goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 May 2012 Thailand SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi South Korea Park Ji-Sung & Friends 1–0 4–2 Park Ji-Sung & Friends vs. TPL All-Star
2. 15 August 2012 Thailand Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok Thailand TPL All-Star
(Foreign players)
1–0 5–1 Thailand XI vs. TPL All-Star (Foreign players)
3. 7 August 2013 Thailand Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok Spain Barcelona 1–5 1–7 Barcelona Asian Tour 2013

Footballing honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Muangthong United

International[edit]

Thailand U-23
Thailand

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teerasil Dangda comes of age; FIFA.com, 2 November 2011
  2. ^ "Man City take Thai trio on trial". BBC Sport. 25 July 2007. 
  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. ^ "Jihai to a Grasshopper? Manchester City add Swiss outfit to their global alliance". Daily Mail. 16 November 2007. 
  5. ^ "Regime change sees City terminate Thais". ESPN FC. 16 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "Thailand's Teerasil Dangda: 'My time at Manchester City made me a better footballer'". Goal.com. 4 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "QPR offer trial to Teerasil Dangda". Eyefootball. 11 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Teerasil hits four in Muangthong rout". Fox Sports. 18 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Trabzonspor Interested Thailand International Teerasil Dangda". Boxscore. 5 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Teerasil Dangda, futbolista estrella de Tailandia, entrenará 15 días con el Atlético de Madrid" [Teerasil Dangda, Thailand's star footballer, will train 15 days with Atlético de Madrid] (in Spanish). RTVE. 9 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Teerasil Dangda: "Es un juego muy rápido, fuerte y de enorme calidad"" [Teerasil Dangda: "Is a very quick game, strong and with enormous quality"] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid's official website. 11 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Teerasil Dangda vivió en directo su primer partido en el Calderón" [Teerasil Dangda lived live your first match in Calderón] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid's official website. 13 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Teerasil: "Hubiera sido un sueño jugar en el Atlético"" [Teerasil: "It had been a dream to play for Atlético"] (in Spanish). Marca. 9 February 2013. 
  14. ^ ""มุ้ย" , "ดานโญ่" คนละตุงกิเลนเฉือนอาร์มี่ฯสุดมันส์ 2-1 ประเดิมไทยลี" ["Muy" and Dagno Siaka score one each in Muangthong United debut 2–1 Army United] (in Spanish). Muangthong's official website. 2 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "“มุ้ย” อำลาแฟนตามล่าฝัน ลั่นพิสูจน์ตัวเองเวทีลาลีกา" ["Mui" farewell to fans hunting dream. Fired up to prove himself in La Liga] (in Thai). Muangthong United's official website. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Teerasil Dangda es presentando como nuevo jugador del Almería en un acto multitudinario" [Teerasil Dangda is presented as Almería's new player in a multitudinous act]. UD Almería (in Spanish). 21 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "La afición rojiblanca le da la bienvenida a Teerasil Dangda a su llegada a Almería" [The rojiblancos supporters gives welcome to Teerasil Dangda in his arrival in Almería] (in Spanish). Almería's official website. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Asian U-20 Championship 2006". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Thailand and Australia have it all to play for in last group game". ThaiFootball News. 16 July 2007. 
  20. ^ "Australia 2–1 Thailand: Socceroos do it the hard way in opening 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier". Goal.com. 2 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "World Cup qualifier: Thailand 3, Oman 0". Newley.com. 7 September 2011. 
  22. ^ "Thailand 4 Myanmar 0". AFF Suzuki Cup. 27 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Neymar opens account as Barça romp to Thailand victory". Diario AS. 7 August 2013. 
  24. ^ "Asian Cup 2015 (Qs) MD3: Iran 2-1 Thailand". AFC. 16 October 2013. 
  25. ^ a b "Soccer-Almeria sign Thailand forward Dangda on loan". Yahoo! Sports. 5 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "AFF Woemn's C'ship: Full point for Thailand; Myanmar makes semis". AseanFootball.org. ASEAN Football Federation. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  27. ^ Teerasil Dangda profile at Soccerway
  28. ^ Teerasil Dangda at National-Football-Teams.com
  29. ^ Teerasil DangdaFIFA competition record

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