2018 Thai League Cup

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2018 Thai League Cup
Toyota League Cup
Toyota League Cup 2018.png
CountryThailand
Dates28 February 2018 – 20 October 2018
Teams82
Defending championsSCG Muangthong United
ChampionsChiangrai United
(1st title)
Runners-upBangkok Glass
Matches played81
Goals scored242 (2.99 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Bill
Burnel Okana
(5 goals)
Best playerChatchai Budprom
2017
2019

The 2018 Thai League Cup is the 9th season in the second era of a Thailand's knockout football competition. All games are played as a single match. It was sponsored by Toyota, and known as the Toyota League Cup (Thai: โตโยต้า ลีกคัพ) for sponsorship purposes. 82 clubs were accepted into the tournament, and it began with the first qualification round on 28 February 2018, and concluded with the final on 20 October 2018. The tournament has been readmitted back into Thai football after a 10-year absence. The prize money for this prestigious award is said to be around 5 million baht and the runners-up will be netting 1 million baht.

The prize money is not the only benefit of this cup, the team winning the fair play spot will get a Hilux Vigo. The MVP of the competition will get a Toyota Camry Hybrid Car. The winner would have qualified for the 2018 Mekong Club Championship final and the 2019 Toyota Premier Cup.

This is the first edition of the competition and the qualifying round will be played in regions featuring clubs from the Thai League 3 and Thai League 4.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Matches Clubs New entries this round
First qualification round 28 February 2018 15 16 + 28 → 22 of Second qualification round
1 + 5 → 3 of Qualification play-off round
17 2018 Thai League 3
33 2018 Thai League 4
Second qualification round 7 March 2018 11 22 → 11
Qualification play-off round 18 April 2018 14 11 + 3 + 14 → 14 14 2018 Thai League 2
First round 13 June 2018 16 14 + 18 → 16 18 2018 Thai League
Second round 11 July 2018 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals 8 August 2018 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 19 September 2018 2 4 → 2
Final 20 October 2018 1 2 → Champions
Total 82 clubs

Results[edit]

Note: T1: Clubs from Thai League 1; T2: Clubs from Thai League 2; T3: Clubs from Thai League 3; T4: Clubs from Thai League 4; T5: Clubs from Thailand Amateur League.

First qualification round[edit]

There were seventeen clubs from 2018 Thai League 3 and thirty-three clubs from 2018 Thai League 4 have signed to qualifying in 2018 Thai League cup. Qualification round had drawn on 21 February 2018 by FA Thailand.[1]

Upper region
The qualifying round will be played in regions featuring clubs from the 2018 Thai League 4 Northern Region, 2018 Thai League 4 North Eastern Region, some of the 2018 Thai League 4 Western Region, 2018 Thai League 4 Bangkok Metropolitan Region, and 2018 Thai League 3 Upper Region.
Lower region
The qualifying round will be played in regions featuring clubs from 2018 Thai League 4 Eastern Region, some of the 2018 Thai League 4 Western Region, 2018 Thai League 4 Southern Region and 2018 Thai League 3 Lower Region.

Second qualification round[edit]

The second qualifying round will be featured by twenty-two clubs[1] which were the winners of first qualification round. There were three clubs which were the winners of the previous round had passed to qualification play-off round automatically by drawing; including Nan, Hua Hin City, and Surat Thani.

Upper region
The qualifying round will be played in regions featuring clubs from the 2018 Thai League 4 Northern Region, 2018 Thai League 4 North Eastern Region, 2018 Thai League 4 Bangkok Metropolitan Region, and 2018 Thai League 3 Upper Region.
Lower region
The qualifying round will be played in regions featuring clubs from 2018 Thai League 4 Eastern Region, 2018 Thai League 4 Western Region, 2018 Thai League 4 Southern Region and 2018 Thai League 3 Lower Region.

Qualification play-off round[edit]

The qualification play-off round will be featured by eleven clubs which were the winners of second qualification round, three clubs which were the winners of first qualification round that advanced to this round automatically by drawing, and fourteen clubs from 2018 Thai League 2. Qualification play-off round had drawn on 27 March 2018 by FA Thailand.[2]

First round[edit]

The first round will be featured by fourteen clubs which were the winners of the qualification play-off round; including eleven clubs from T2, two clubs from T3, and one club from T4 and eighteen clubs from 2018 Thai League. First round had drawn on 22 May 2018 by FA Thailand.[3]

Second round[edit]

The second round will be featured by sixteen clubs which were the winners of the first round; including thirteen clubs from T1, two clubs from T3, and one club from T4. Second round had drawn on 19 June 2018 by FA Thailand.[4]

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-finals round will be featured by eight clubs which were the winners of the second round; including seven clubs from T1 and one club from T3. Quarter-finals round had drawn on 17 July 2018 by FA Thailand.[5]

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals round will be featured by four clubs which were the winners of the quarter-finals round; all are the clubs from T1. Semi-finals round had drawn on 14 August 2018 by FA Thailand.[6]

Final[edit]

The final round will be featured by two clubs which were the winners of the semi-finals round; both are the clubs from T1. It was played at the Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani, Thailand on 20 October 2018.[7]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 20 October 2018 from official website.[8]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Bill Chiangrai United 5
Republic of the Congo Burnel Okana Ranong United
3 Brazil Diogo Buriram United 4
Thailand Wisitsak Boonsawat Surin Sugar Khongcheemool
5 Thailand Chatree Chimtalay Bangkok Glass 3
Brazil Leandro Assumpção Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda
Thailand Somsak Musikaphan Ubon UMT United
Brazil Matheus Alves Chonburi
Thailand Worachit Kanitsribampen Chonburi
Brazil Douglas Lopes Carneiro Trang
Thailand Tanaset Jintapaputanasiri Kasetsart
Cameroon Dominique Nyamsi Jacques Chachoengsao Hi-Tek

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Qualification round drawing". and expanding of qualification rule. Results of drawing that teams on the left hand side will be the home teams. 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Qualification play-off round drawing". Results of drawing that teams on the left hand side will be the home teams. 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ "First round drawing". and expanding of qualification rule. Results of drawing that teams on the left hand side will be the home teams. 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Second round drawing". and expanding of qualification rule. Results of drawing that teams on the left hand side will be the home teams. 19 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Quarter-finals round drawing". and expanding of qualification rule. Results of drawing that teams on the left hand side will be the home teams. 17 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Semi-finals round drawing". and expanding of qualification rule. Results of drawing that teams on the left hand side will be the home teams. 14 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Final round stadium". and expanding of qualification rule. Results of drawing that teams on the left hand side will be the home teams. 20 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Thai League Cup 2018: Top Scorers". Thai League.

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