Aung Thu (footballer)
|Full name||Aung Thu|
|Date of birth||22 May 1996|
|Place of birth||Pyinmana, Myanmar|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Attacking midfielder|
(on loan from Yadanarbon)
|2011–2013||Mandalay Football Academy|
|2018||→ Police Tero (loan)||31||(11)|
|2019||→ Muangthong United (loan)||13||(3)|
|2020–||→ Police Tero (loan)||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2019
Aung Thu (Burmese: အောင်သူ; born 22 May 1996) is a Burmese professional footballer who plays as forward for Thai League 1 club Police Tero and the Myanmar national team. He has represented Myanmar at Under-17, Under-20, Under-23, and full international level. Representing Myanmar at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2015, his debut goal scored against New Zealand.
In 2009, at the age of 13, Aung Thu represented Pyinmana in U-19 Division Tournament with 3 goals. He would attend the Myanmar Football Academy (Mandalay).
Yadanarbon signed Aung Thu from Myanmar Football Academy (Mandalay). He showed an impressive talent in Yadanarbon FC that increased his value to the whole team by achieving a less than anticipated goal count by assisting other teammates in making goals.
At the 2016 and 2017 MNL Awards Night, he was recognized as the MNL Best Player of the Year.
Police Tero (loan)
In November 2017, Aung Thu signed on as a loan for Thailand club Police Tero formally known as BEC Tero Sasana for the 2018 season. He scored goals and assisted others in theirs; he was recognized as the league player of the month. His goal during the Thai League Week 11 against Sukhothai FC is considered one of the top 5 goals of the round.
Muangthong United (loan)
Aung Thu debuted in national U-16 team that took part in 2011 AFF U-16 Youth Championship.
In 2014, his crucial goal against U-19 Vietnam at the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy tournament in Brunei and Myanmar would led to his debut crowned champion. He immediately became a Myanmar Fans' favourite striker. His performance led to the international participation of Myanmar and the U-19 Myanmar National team participation to the FIFA U-20 World Cup, international participation last experienced in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He was noted for his powerful shots and intelligent runs in FIFA technical study book of 2015 U-20 World Cup.
- As of match played 6 June 2019
- Scores and results list Myanmar's goal tally first.
|1.||13 October 2015||Supachalasai Stadium, Bangkok||Laos||3–1||3–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||29 March 2016||Saida International Stadium, Sidon||Lebanon||1–0||1–1|
|3.||20 November 2016||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon||Vietnam||1–1||1–2||2016 AFF Championship|
|4.||23 November 2016||Cambodia||3–1||3–1|
|5.||5 October 2017||Mandalarthiri Stadium, Mandalay||Thailand||1–2||1–3||Friendly|
|6.||10 October 2017||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon||Kyrgyzstan||1–2||2–2||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|7.||9 November 2017||Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh||Cambodia||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|8.||16 November 2018||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane||Laos||1–1||3–1||2018 AFF Championship|
|9.||14 November 2019||Mandalarthiri Stadium, Mandalay||Tajikistan||3–1||4–3||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- AFF Youth Player of the Year (1): 2015
- Myanmar player of the year (4): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Myanmar national league player of the year (3): 2015, 2016, 2017
- Myanmar U20
Aung Thu is married to Poe Ei Ei Khant, an actress, on 31 May 2018 and the wedding ceremony held on 26 March 2019 at the Western Park. They gave birth to their first son Thwin Oo Han on 19 July 2019.
- "Myanmar v. New Zealand - Match Highlights FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015". 5 June 2015.
- Murphy, Paul (23 November 2017). "Myanmar striker Aung Thu signs with Police Tero in Thailand". ESPN FC. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
- "Thai League Week 11: Top 5 goals of the week – Agree or disagree?". FOX Sports Asia. 23 April 2018.
- "Super Big Deal - SCG Muangthong United are proud to introduce Aung Thu".
- "AFC U-19 Championship results". AFC. 11 October 2014. Archived from the original on 11 October 2014.
- "Thu, Aung". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "အောင်သူနဲ့ လက်ထပ်ထားတာ(၉)လကျော်သွားပြီဆိုတဲ့ ပိုးအိအိခန့်" (in Burmese). Duwun. 6 March 2019.
- "အောင်သူနဲ့ Game ကစားရင်း ဖူးစာဆုံခဲ့တာပါ ဆိုတဲ့ ပိုးအိအိခန့်". Duwun (in Burmese). 26 March 2019.
- "ပထမဆုံး ရင်သွေး သားဦးလေး ပိုင်ဆိုင်ခဲ့ပြီဖြစ်တဲ့ အောင်သူနဲ့ ပိုးအိအိခန့်". Yangon News (in Burmese). 20 July 2019.