Teeratep Winothai

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Teeratep Winothai
Personal information
Full name Teeratep Winothai
Date of birth (1985-02-16) 16 February 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Police United
Number 32
Youth career
2001–2002 Bangkok Christian College
2002–2004 Crystal Palace
2005–2006 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 BEC Tero Sasana 65 (22)
2009–2010 Lierse 6 (3)
2009–2010 Muangthong United (loan) 23 (4)
2010 BEC Tero Sasana (loan) 8 (3)
2011 BEC Tero Sasana 15 (9)
2012–2014 Bangkok Glass 69 (19)
2014– Police United 0 (0)
National team
1998–2001 Thailand U 17 8 (0)
2001–2004 Thailand U 19 14 (11)
2001–2007 Thailand U 23 16 (9)
2005– Thailand 51 (18)
* 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 27 January 2013

Teeratep Winothai (Thai: ธีรเทพ วิโนทัย, born 16 February 1985, in Bangkok), nicknamed Leesaw (ลีซอ) is a Thai footballer playing as a striker or a winger for a Thai Premier League club Police United. He previously spent his youth career with England's Crystal Palace and Everton.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

He studied at Brentwood School, a private school in Essex, UK. During this time he represented the Thai national team at schoolboy level as well as being on the books of London-based club Crystal Palace. His performances for his school helped them reach the final of the 2001 Independent Schools FA Cup, scoring 8 goals in 4 games along the way.[1] He eventually moved to Everton for one year before returning to Thailand.

Senior career[edit]

The young forward joined a Thai Premier League side BEC Tero Sasana in 2006 at age of 21 and played for the club until 2008 made totally 65 appearances scored 22 goals and was also awarded as 2008 Striker of the Year.

In 2009, a Belgian side Lierse S.K. signed the Thai star with an undisclosed deal. However, Leesaw spent most of his time with the new club in reserve team and made only 8 appearances with 1 goal.

Later in the first season with the Belgian club, he was moved back to Thailand and played for Thai Premier League champions Muangthong United on a loan deal. Teerathep made 23 appearances and scored 4 goals before spending the rest of his loan spell with his former club, BEC Tero Sasana, in the same season and made 8 appearances with 3 goals.

Leesaw eventually rejoined BEC Tero Sasana, leading to 15 appearances and 3 goals from the injury suffer in 2010–2011 season.

In early 2012, Teeratep was on the move again to 2010–2011 Thai Premier League 4th place club, Bangkok Glass.

Club career stats[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Thailand League FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2006 BEC Tero Sasana Thai Premier League 17 5 - - - 17 5
2007 22 5 - - - 22 5
2008 26 12 - - - 26 12
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2008–09 Lierse S.K. EXQI League 6 3 2 0 - - 8 3
Thailand League FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2009 Muangthong United F.C. Thai Premier League 13 2 1 0 - - 14 2
2010 10 2 1 2 0 0 8 2 19 6
2010 BEC Tero Sasana Thai Premier League 8 3 0 0 0 0 - 8 3
2011 15 9 0 0 0 0 - 15 9
2012 Bangkok Glass Thai Premier League 25 8 4 1 7 0 - 36 9
2013 14 - - - 1 0 - 1 0
Total Thailand
Belgium
Career total

International career[edit]

Leesaw has been included in the national team setup since a very young age and is a very versatile player, playing either on the wing or as striker. Leesaw first came to the fore in the King's Cup in 2005 and has been a squad regular since, only being rested when called up to represent the nation in Olympic qualifying matches or in SEA Games.

He represented Thailand in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand. In the final of the 2005 SEA Games match against Vietnam, he scored a hat-trick, and helped Thailand claim the gold medal for the 7th consecutive time.

Teeratep has been called up to new coach Peter Reid's first squad selection, to play in the T&T Cup 2008 hosted by Vietnam.

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

On 13 July 2013, Teeratep scored the only goal in a game against English premier league club Manchester United FC in a friendly match as part of United's Tour 2013,[2] he was playing for Thailand's Singha All Star XI team which compromises of selected Thai footballers.

In March 6, 2014, he played for Thailand against Lebanon in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, and scored a goal.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 December 2005 Phang Nga, Thailand  Latvia 1–1 Draw 2005 King's Cup
2. 26 March 2006 Chonburi, Thailand  Philippines 5–0 Win Friendly
3. 26 March 2006 Chonburi, Thailand  Philippines 5–0 Win Friendly
4. 8 October 2007 Bangkok, Thailand  Macau 6–1 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
5. 6 February 2008 Saitama, Japan  Japan 4–1 Loss 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
6. 15 March 2008 Kunming, China  China PR 3–3 Draw Friendly
7. 15 March 2008 Kunming, China  China PR 3–3 Draw Friendly
8. 20 May 2008 Bangkok, Thailand    Nepal 7–0 Win Friendly
9. 20 May 2008 Bangkok, Thailand    Nepal 7–0 Win Friendly
10. 25 May 2008 Bangkok, Thailand  Iraq 2–1 Win Friendly
11. 2 June 2008 Bangkok, Thailand  Bahrain 2–3 Loss 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
12. 20 December 2008 Bangkok, Thailand  Indonesia 2–1 Win 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup
13. 18 July 2009 Bangkok, Thailand  Pakistan 4–0 Win Friendly
14. 8 November 2009 Bangkok, Thailand  Syria 1–1 Draw Friendly
15. 8 September 2010 New Delhi, India  India 2–1 Win Friendly
16. 15 January 2012 Bangkok, Thailand  South Korea 1–3 Loss 2012 King's Cup
17. 26 January 2013 Chiangmai, Thailand  North Korea 2–2 Draw 2013 King's Cup
18. 5 March 2014 Bangkok, Thailand  Lebanon 2–5 Loss 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Thai All-Star XI goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 July 2013 Bangkok, Thailand Manchester United 1–0 Won Friendly
2. 24 July 2013 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand U-23 3–3 Draw Friendly

Style of Play[edit]

Teeratep is known for his pace and work rate. Teeratep originally played as a striker, but could also play as a left winger or a right winger.

Honours[edit]

International

Thailand U-20
Thailand U-23
Thailand

Clubs

References[edit]

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