2011 Thai Premier League (known as Sponsor Thai Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is the 15th season of the Thai Premier League since its establishment in 1996. A total of 18 teams are competing in the league due to a two team expansion, with Muangthong United as the defending champions.
The season started on 12 February 2011 and is generally broken down into 2 legs. The first leg being played from February to early June with the second leg taking place from late July to November.
During the league break, the opening rounds of the FA Cup and League Cup take place.
Both Pattaya United and Siam Navy moved into the IPE Stadium in Chonburi. Pattaya's previous ground Nongprue Municipality Football Field is under renovation and Siam Navy left the Rayong Stadium as they withdrew from the province during their ownership dispute. Both teams use the same stadium even though this is actually against the league regulations. Siam Navy were to move back to Rayong and use the Sattahip Navy Stadium for the 2nd leg of the season.
BEC Tero Sasana presumably have made the Thephasadin Stadium as their new home, using it for the second season running after their previous home Nong Chok Stadium was apparently being renovated. The move has also brought a bigger fan base to the club.
Chonburi used one of their former grounds, the IPE Stadium for two games after being suspended from using their home ground due to fan violence. Chonburi fans were also subjected to be banned from the stadium.
Police United used the Suphanburi Municipality Stadium and the Khao Plong Stadium in Chainat for their home matches with Pattaya United, Bangkok Glass, Khon Kaen (all Suphanburi Municipality Stadium) and Muangthong United (Khao Plong Stadium) due to the Thammasat Stadium being unavailable during the 2011 Thai Flood's.
Thai Premier League All-Star Exhibition game
Updated to games played on January 28, 2012.
Source: Thai Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored 1 Since Buriram PEA also won the 2011 Thai FA Cup, Chonburi qualified for the 2012 AFC Champions League as the league runners-up. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Rules for classification, when season was finished : 1st points; 2nd head-to-head (only match result, not used aggregate); 3rd match win; 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored
Updated to games played on 28 January 2012.
Source: Thai Premier League
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. 2Sisaket were awarded a 2–0 victory over Rajnavy after the latter were found guilty of using an ineligible player. The original result was 1–1. Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.