1997 Thailand Soccer League
|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||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
|Highest scoring||Sinthana 5-4
Thai Farmers Bank
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
The league was also known as the Johnnie Walker Thailand Soccer League 1997.
Member clubs locations
- Bangkok Bank
- Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (rename from Stock Exchange of Thailand FC)
- Tero Sasana (Singha Tero Sasana)
- Royal Thai Police
- Port Authority of Thailand
- UCOM Raj Pracha
- Royal Thai Air Force
- Royal Thai Army
- Royal Thai Navy
- Thai Farmers Bank
Final league table
|1||Royal Thai Air Force||22||14||3||5||45||23||+22||42|
|3||Bangkok Bank (C)||22||11||5||6||34||23||+11||38|
|6||Thai Farmers Bank||22||7||9||6||31||31||0||30|
|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
|Qualification for the 1998–99 Asian Club Championship (substitution)|
|Qualification for the promotion/relegation playoff|
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 Air Force were docked three points at the end of season for refusing to play Sinthana in Suphan Buri earlier this season.
- Singha Tero Sasana changed the club's name to Tero Sasana.
- Tero Sasana represented Thailand in the 1998-99 Asian Club Championship following withdrawals by Royal Thai Air Force, Bangkok Bank and Port Authority of Thailand, all for economic reasons; Sinthana qualifier for the 1998–99 Asian Cup Winners Cup after winning the Singha FA Cup.
- Last year's runners-up, Stock Exchange of Thailand, played as Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) owing to a change in sponsorship.
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
Sinthana FC won the Thailand FA Cup for the first time, but it is unclear whom they beat in the final.
- Bangkok Bank represented Thailand in the 1997–98 Asian Club Championship, where they would fail in the first round, beaten by Chinese opposition in Dalian Wanda.
- Royal Thai Air Force made the second round of the 1997–98 Asian Cup Winners Cup, where they were beaten by near neighbours PSM Ujungpandang of Indonesia after beating Melaka Telekom of Malaysia in the first round.
Coach of the Year
Player of the Year
The league champion was Royal Thai Air Force. It was the team's first title.
- Thailand 1997 RSSSF
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