Thailand national football team
|Association||Football Association of Thailand|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Most caps||Kiatisuk Senamuang (132)|
|Top scorer||Kiatisuk Senamuang (71)|
|Home stadium||Rajamangala Stadium|
|Highest FIFA ranking||43 (September 1998)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||152 (November 2012)|
|Highest Elo ranking||62 (January 2001)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||137 (April 1985)|
| South Vietnam 3–1 Thailand
(South Vietnam; 1956)
| Thailand 10–0 Brunei
(Bangkok, Thailand; May 24, 1971)
| Great Britain 9–0 Thailand
(Melbourne, Australia; November 26, 1956)
|Appearances||6 (First in 1972)|
|Best result||Third Place; 1972|
The Thailand national football team (Thai: ฟุตบอลทีมชาติไทย) represents Thailand in international football competition and is governed by the Football Association of Thailand. The team has a history of success in Southeast Asian competition, with three ASEAN Football Championship titles and nine senior-level Southeast Asian Games titles. Thailand also finished third in the 1972 Asian Cup and have competed twice in the Summer Olympics and four times in the Asian Games.
In the FIFA World Rankings, Thailand highest standing was in the first release of the figures, in September 1998, at 43th.
The team was founded in 1915 as the Siam national football team and played its first unofficial match (against a team of Europeans) at the Royal Bangkok Sport Club Stadium on December 20 of that year. On April 25, 1916, King Vajiravudh established the Football Association of Siam. The team played its first international match in 1930 against the Indochina national team, which included both South Vietnamese and French players. Both the Siam team and its governing association were renamed in 1949 when Siam became Thailand.
Thailand appeared in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where they lost to Great Britain by a score of 0–9 (the largest defeat in team history) and failed to advance to the quarterfinals. In 1965, Thailand won the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games nine times senior-level titles.
The team made another appearance at the Summer Olympics in 1968, losing to Bulgaria 0–7, Guatemala 1–4, and Czechoslovakia 0–8 en route to a first-round exit. This was the Thailand football team's last appearance in the Olympics as of 2010.
Thailand hosted the 1972 AFC Asian Cup and went on to place third after defeating Cambodia 5–3 on penalties after a 2–2 draw in the third-place game. Thailand have qualified for the tournament a total of six times. The team won the first of its 13 King's Cup trophies in 1976, sharing the title with Malaysia after a 1–1 draw in the final match.
In 1996, Thailand defeated Malaysia 1–0 to win the ASEAN Football Championship (then called the Tiger Cup) for the first time. Three-time champions Thailand will be going all out to reach the pinnacle of Southeast Asian.
with three ASEAN Football Championship 1996,2000 and 2002 titles and nine senior-level Southeast Asian Games titles. Thailand were favourites to regain the crown in 2007,2008 and 2012 only to lose tight finals to Singapore and Vietnam respectively.
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The 1998 Tiger Cup controversy 
The regional 1998 ASEAN Football Championship tournament was perhaps infamous in respect to Thailand football history. In what was supposedly a sporting event, the group stage match between Thailand and Indonesia was marred with an unsportsmanlike attempt. At the time both teams had already qualified for semi-finals, but with knowledge that winners would have to face hosts Vietnam, while the losing team would play the supposedly weaker Singapore. There was also technical incentive that facing Vietnam would mean moving training bases from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi – which none of the teams would wish to do.
The first half saw very little action as both teams barely making attempt to score. During the second half both teams managed to score, partly thanks to half-hearted defending, resulting in a 2–2 tie after 90 minutes. However the real infamy didn't take place until extra time, in which an Indonesian defender deliberately kicked the ball into his own goal with a Thai attacker running towards the ball. FIFA fined both teams $40,000 for "violating the spirit of the game".
Ironically in the semi-finals, Thailand lost to Vietnam, and Indonesia also lost to Singapore, pitting the teams together once again for the third-place playoff. Indonesia eventually won by penalty shootout, as in the final, unfancied Singapore made one of the competition's biggest shocks by defeating Vietnam.
On 23 September 2009, Bryan Robson agreed to become coach of Thailand national team in his first foray into international football management. He was contracted to manage the team through to the 2014 World Cup. On 14 November 2009, Robson celebrated his first competitive match in charge of the team with a 3–1 away victory against Singapore in a 2011 Asian Cup qualifying group match. On 18 November 2009, Robson then suffered his first loss – a 1–0 defeat against Singapore on home soil. In January 2010, this was followed by two goalless draws with Jordan and Iran during 2011 Asian Cup qualifying. On 3 March 2010, Robson's Thailand suffered a 1–0 defeat by the hands of Iran in Tehran in their final Group E game, effectively ending their hopes of qualifying for 2011 Asian Cup. On 11 August 2010, Robson led Thailand to another victory against Singapore with a score of 1–0 on home soil. In September 2010, Robson overcame Bob Houghton's India in a friendly with a score of 2–1 away from home. In December 2010, Robson failed to bring Thailand past the Group A of the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup after managing only 2 draws against Laos and Malaysia and losing to Indonesia. He resigned as manager on 8 June 2011.
Rumours had been rife that the 61 years old Winfried Schäfer was favourite to succeed Bryan Robson, who ended his ill-fated two-year tenure earlier this month, citing health problems as the reason for his resignation. During the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers, War Elephants played well and built a lot of faith up in the fans. The attendance was nearly full house, War Elephants almost beat Australia at their home and even defeated Oman 3-0. This was in addition to the draw against Saudi Arabia, when I called up many young starlets to the team, which reflects on the fact that we have plenty of good players. In the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, Thailand reached the final after topping their group and knocking out Malaysia 3-1 on aggregate. In the final Thailand lost the first leg 3-1 to Singapore and won the second leg 1-0, but lost on aggregate 3-2. In the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification Thailand did not start very well, losing their first 2 matches.
Memorable Matches 
|1.||26/11/56||Melbourne, Australia||Great Britian||0-9||Lost||First ever Olympics Appearances,Biggest deafeat|
|2.||19/10/68||Estadio Nou Camp, León||Guatemala||4-1||Lost||First and only goal in the olympics games|
|3.||24/5/71||Bangkok, Thailand||Brunei||10-0||Won||Biggest win ever|
|4.||19/5/72||National Stadium, Bangkok||Khmer Republic Khmer Republic||2-2 Pen 3-5||Won||Thailand beat khamer in the 1972 AFC Asian Cup 3rd place play-off which is the place ever in the asian cup|
|5.||4/6/83||Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul||Nigeria||0-0||Draw|
|6.||12/6/83||Jeonju Stadium, Jeonju||United States||3-2||Lost|
|7.||15/4/84||National Stadium, Bangkok||Japan||5-2||Won|
|8.||21/6/92||National Stadium, Bangkok||South Korea||2-1||Won||1992 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|9.||29/6/93||Singapore||Myanmar||4-3||Won||Start the most successful teams in South East Asia|
|10.||15/9/96||National Stadium, Singapore||Malaysia||1-0||Won||First ever ASEAN Football Championship Finals.|
|11.||16/2/96||National Stadium, Bangkok||Finland||5-2||Won|
|12.||13/2/97||National Stadium, Bangkok||Romania||1-0||Won||The stadium was over clouded.|
|13.||15/3/97||National Stadium, Bangkok||Japan||3-1||Won|
|14.||14/12/98||National Stadium, Bangkok||South Korea||2-1||Won|
|15.||23/2/00||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok||Brazil||0-7||Lost|
|16.||21/12/04||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok||Germany||1-5||Lost|
|17.||6/6/07||National Stadium, Bangkok||Netherlands||1-3||Lost|
|18.||3/10/07||National Stadium, Bangkok||UAE||1-1||Draw||Kiatisuk Senamuang testimonial match.|
|19.||28/3/09||National Stadium, Bangkok||New Zealand||3-1||Won||Tawan Sripan Testimonial match.|
|20.||16/5/10||Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town||South Africa||4-0||Lost|
|21.||2/9/11||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||Australia||2-1||Lost||First ever competitive goal agianst Austrlia|
|22.||6/9/11||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok||Oman||3-0||Won|
Home stadium 
The Thai national team plays most of its home matches in Rajamangala National Stadium in the Bang Kapi district of Bangkok. Built for the 1998 Asian Games, the stadium is the largest sporting facility in Thailand with a capacity of 65,000. Matches are also occasionally played at Suphachalasai Stadium, 700th Anniversary Stadium, 5th December Stadium, Surakul Stadium, Yamaha Stadium, and Thunder Castle Stadium.
The team's traditional home kit consists of a red jersey, red shorts, and red socks. Since October 2007, Thailand have used an all-yellow home kit in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 80th birthday. The away kit consists of a blue jersey, blue shorts, and blue socks. In October 20, 2012, Thailand national team sign a three years contract with Grand Sport which become their kit supplier and sponsor. In addition, the offer is about THB 96 million (USD 3.1 million) to the FA of Thailand (FAT) over the three years and it is too good to pass up. The new kit of Thailand home is going back to All Red and the away kit is All Blue.
Kits History 
| FBT (2002 - 2007)
| Nike (2007 - 2011)
| Grand Sport (2012–present)
Recent results and forthcoming fixtures 
Recent results within last 12 months and upcoming fixtures.
- 1 Non FIFA 'A' international match
Coaching staff 
|Goalkeeping Coach||Stefan Brasas|
|Fitness Coach||Pablo Sawicki|
Current squad 
Recent call-ups 
The following players have also been called up to the Thailand squad within the last 12 months. Players that have retired from the national team and are not available for selection anymore are not displayed.
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
Previous squads 
Competitive record 
FIFA World Cup 
Olympic Games 
(Under-23 Team Since 1992)
AFC Asian Cup 
Asian Games 
(Under-23 Team Since 2002)