Thailand national under-23 football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Changsuk
(ช้างศึก, "The War Elephants")
Association Football Association of Thailand
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Kiatisuk Senamuang
Captain Sarach Yooyen
Home stadium Rajamangala Stadium
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
Thailand Thailand 9–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Bangkok, Thailand; November 1998)
Thailand Thailand 9–0 Timor-Leste East Timor
(Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; 8 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
Thailand Thailand 0–6 Japan Japan
(Bangkok, Thailand; 13 November 1999)
SEA Games
Appearances 7 (First in 2001)
Best result Gold Medalist Winners
(2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013)
Asian Games (Since 2002)
Appearances 4 (First in 2002)
Best result 4th place (2002, 2014)

The Thailand national under-23 football team (also known as Thailand Olympic team) is the national under-23 team of Thailand and is connected to the Football Association of Thailand. represents Thailand in international football competitions in Olympic Games, Asian Games and SEA Games, as well as any other under-23 international football tournaments. The team won the record 5th time SEA Games gold medal and the most successful in ASEAN football teams.


Coaches by Years (1998–present)

Name Nat Period Tournament
Peter Withe England 1998–2002 2000 Pre-Olympic Tournament,

2001 SEA Games - Gold Medalist Gold Medal,
2002 Asian Games - 4th place,
2004 Pre-Olympic Tournament

Carlos Roberto Brazil 2003–2004 2003 SEA Games - Gold Medalist Gold Medal
Chatchai Paholpat Thailand 2004
Siegfried Held Germany 2004
Charnwit Polcheewin Thailand 2005–2006 2005 SEA Games - Gold Medalist Gold Medal,

2006 Asian Games - Quarter-finals,
2008 Pre-Olympic Tournament

Thongsuk Sampahungsith Thailand 2007 2007 SEA Games - Gold Medalist Gold Medal
Steve Darby England 2009 2009 SEA Games - Group Stage
Bryan Robson England 2010 2010 Asian Games - Quarter-finals
Charnwit Polcheewin Thailand 2011 2012 Pre-Olympic Tournament
Prapol Pongpanich Thailand 2011 2011 SEA Games - Group Stage
Alexandré Pölking Brazil 2012 2013 AFC U-22 Championship
Kiatisuk Senamuang Thailand 2013– 2013 SEA Games - Gold Medalist Gold Medal,
2014 Asian Games - 4th place
Choketawee Promrut Thailand 2015 2015 SEA Games


Position Name
Head Coach Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang
Team Manager Thailand Somsak Siritham
Assistant Coach Thailand Choketawee Promrut
Assistant Coach Thailand Klairung Treejaksung
Assistant Coach Thailand Apisit Kaikaew
Goalkeeping Coach Thailand Wirat Wangchan
Fitness Coach Germany Andy Schillinger
Physical trainer Thailand Vitoon Mingkwan
Masseur Thailand Chatree Sangsawang

Olympic Games Record[edit]

(Under-23 Team Since 1992)