Anthony Ampaipitakwong

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Anthony Ampaipitakwong
Personal information
Full name Anthony Petch Ampaipitakwong
Date of birth (1988-06-14) June 14, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Carrollton, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bangkok United
Number 6
Youth career
2003–2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2005–2007 Dallas Texans
2007–2010 Akron Zips
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Bradenton Academics 45 (6)
2011–2012 San Jose Earthquakes 12 (0)
2012–2013 Buriram United 16 (3)
2013– Bangkok United 51 (5)
National team
2004 United States U17 4 (1)
2013- Thailand 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 19 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 17, 2013

Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Thai แอนโธนี่ อําไพพิทักษ์วงศ์) (born June 14, 1988) is a Thai-American football (soccer) player, currently playing for Bangkok United in Thai Premier League. He represented the Thailand national football team at an international match.

College and Amateur[edit]

Born in Carrollton, Texas, Ampaipitakwong helped the Akron Zips to their first national championship in 2010 with a win in the College Cup Final against Louisville. He was on the Hermann Trophy Watch List and was a College Soccer News Preseason All-American. He was a co-captain on a team that lost two games over two years. He was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First Team All-American and a Soccer America MVP First Team selection in 2009. He was winner of the NCAA Senior CLASS Award in 2010. His coach at Akron was Caleb Porter.

Ampaipitakwong started all 93 games he appeared in over his four-year career at Akron, scoring 17 goals and notching 30 assists. He scored three goals and had a career high 11 assists in his senior season. From 2003–05, Ampaipitakwong was a part of the United States U-17 national team Residency program in Bradenton, Fla.[1]

During his college years Ampaipitakwong also played with the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League, scoring 6 goals in 45 league appearances over four seasons with the team.[2][3][4][5]

Club Career[edit]

Ampaipitakwong was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the second round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft (33rd overall).[6] He signed with the club on March 1, 2011,[7] and made his professional debut on March 19 in the first game of the 2011 MLS season, a 1–0 loss to Real Salt Lake.[8] In June 2012, Ampaipitakwong signed a 2.5 year contract with Thai Premier League side Buriram United.[9]In the second leg of the 2013 Thai Premier League Ampaipitakwong was bought from Buriram United by Bangkok United and signed a 2.5 year deal.

International Career[edit]

Ampaipitakwong represented the US Under-17 national team.[10]

He is currently representing Thailand national football team, as his father is Thai. He played his first match with the Thai national team in the match against Qatar on 17 March 2013.


University of Akron[edit]

Buriram United[edit]


  1. ^ "Quakes trade SuperDraft pick for Lenhart | San Jose Earthquakes". January 13, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Demosphere International, Inc. "2006 Bradenton Academics stats". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2007 Bradenton Academics stats". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2008 Bradenton Academics stats". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2009 Bradenton Academics stats". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2011 MLS SuperDraft Tracker". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (March 1, 2011). "Earthquakes sign SuperDraft pick Ampaipitakwong | San Jose Earthquakes". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ In downpour, Beckerman goal provides thunder for RSL[dead link]
  9. ^ "Ampaipitakwong agrees on contract with Buriram United". Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Anthony Ampaipitakwong". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 

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