1997 Thailand Soccer League

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Thai Premier League
Season 1997
Champions Royal Thai Air Force
Relegated Royal Thai Police
Royal Thai Navy
1998–99 Asian Club Championship BEC Tero Sasana FC
1998–99 Asian Cup Winners Cup Sinthana
Top goalscorer Thailand Worrawoot Srimaka (BEC Tero Sasana) (17)
Biggest home win Port Authority of Thailand 5-1 Royal Thai Army
Biggest away win Bangkok Bank 0-4
Sinthana
Highest scoring Sinthana 5-4
Thai Farmers Bank
(9 goals)
1998
Map of Thailand - 1997.png

The 1997 Thai Premier League consisted of 12 teams. The bottom club would be relegated to the Thailand Division 1 League. The club that came 11th would play in a relegation / promotion match against the club that came second in the Thailand Division 1 League

Defending Champions Bangkok Bank would enter the next edition of the Asian Club Championship.

The league was also known as the Johnnie Walker Thailand Soccer League 1997.

Member clubs locations[edit]

Final league table[edit]

POS NAME P W D L F A +/- Points
1 Royal Thai Air Force 22 14 3 5 45 23 +22 42
2 Sinthana 22 13 3 6 32 25 +7 42
3 Bangkok Bank (C) 22 11 5 6 34 23 +11 38
4 Port Authority 22 9 5 8 36 35 +1 32
5 Tero Sasana 22 8 7 7 32 26 +6 31
6 Thai Farmers Bank 22 7 9 6 31 31 0 30
7 Bangkok Metro 22 8 5 9 22 21 +1 29
8 TOT 22 8 5 9 32 33 -1 29
9 Royal Thai Army 22 7 4 11 31 45 -14 25
10 UCOM Raj Pracha 22 6 6 10 26 32 -6 24
11 Royal Thai Police 22 4 10 8 19 25 -6 22
12 Royal Thai Navy 22 3 6 13 20 41 -21 15
  • Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored
Champion
Qualification for the 1998–99 Asian Club Championship (substitution)
Qualification for the promotion/relegation playoff
Relegation spots
(C) Defending Champion

Promotion/Relegation Playoff[edit]

The club that came 11th would play in a relegation / promotion match against the runner-up in the Thailand Division 1 League

February 17 and February 20, 1998

Team 1 Result Team 2
Royal Thai Police 0-1 Osotsapa

Royal Thai Police relegated to the Thailand Division 1 League and Osotsapa promoted to the Thai Premier League in next season.

Season Notes[edit]

Queen's Cup[edit]

Thai Farmers Bank won and retained the Queen's Cup trophy for the 4th year running. This was the 26th edition of the competition.

For the first time, no foreign teams took part, owing to the poor economic situation.

Thawan Thammaniyai of Thai Farmers Bank won the Most Valuable Player award.

Thailand FA Cup[edit]

Sinthana FC won the Thailand FA Cup for the first time, but it is unclear whom they beat in the final.

Asian Representation[edit]

Annual awards[edit]

Coach of the Year[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

Top scorer[edit]

Champions[edit]

The league champion was Royal Thai Air Force. It was the team's first title.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Thai Premier League
1996/97
Thai Premier League
1997
Royal Thai Air Force
Succeeded by
Thai Premier League
1998