Bangkok United F.C.

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Bangkok United
แบงค็อก ยูไนเต็ด
Bangkok United, 2018.png
Full name Bangkok United Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอล แบงค็อก ยูไนเต็ด
Nickname(s) Bangkok Angels
(แข้งเทพ)
Short name BUFC
Founded 1988; 30 years ago (1988), as
(Bangkok University FC)
2009; 9 years ago (2009),
as (Bangkok United FC)
Ground True Stadium
Pathum Thani, Thailand
Ground Capacity 25,000
Owner True Corporation
Chairman Kachorn Chiaravanont
Head Coach Alexandré Pölking
League Thai League 1
2017 Thai League 1, 3rd of 18
Website Club website
Current season

Bangkok United Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอล แบงค็อก ยูไนเต็ด) is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani. Formerly known as Bangkok University FC until 2009. The club was relegated from the 2010 Thai Premier League only 4 years after winning their first league title in 2006. In 2012 they got promoted to Thai League 1 again, after finishing 3rd in 2012 Thai Division 1 League.

History[edit]

The club was originally formed as Bangkok University FC in 1988 as a team for students at Bangkok University's Rangsit Campus in Pathum Thani Province, just north of Bangkok, the club have gone from provincial football, and winning university-level titles, to being a professionally run outfit in the top flight in the Thai Premier League.

Along the way to the Top flight, they won the Thai Division 1 League in 2003 and even captured the 2006 Thailand Premier League title against the odds, which has also enabled the club to taste life in the AFC Champions League.

Bangkok University Shirt with sign of champions squads in 2006

2006 Champions League campaign[edit]

The club appeared in the 2007 AFC Champions League but played their home matches in the group stage away from the club's home. The first match on 7 March 2007 against Korea's Chunnam Dragons was played at the Thai-Japanese Stadium in Bangkok and the second, on 25 April against Indonesia's Arema Malang, was played at the Thai Army Sports Stadium in Bangkok, where tickets cost 50 baht. Both matches ended 0–0. The third, against Japan's Kawasaki Frontale, was played at the Thai Army Sports Stadium. The team has failed to qualify for the next stage.

Bangkok University FC always used the Bangkok University Stadium for domestic competitions until the end of the 2008 Thailand Premier League season. The stadium was based on the Bangkok University's Rangsit Campus and had a capacity of 5,000, currently used by the club as a training ground.

2009 – start of a new era[edit]

Bangkok United in 2015 ahead of the game against Muangthong United

At the start of the 2009 season, the club changed their club name from Bangkok University to Bangkok United with a partnership with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to be in line with the Football Association of Thailand's (FAT) new regulations that all teams in the top flight must be registered as limited companies. They also changed their club nickname to 'Bangkok Angels', and were officially unveiled on 4 March 2009

Also, with this name change, the club relocated to a new stadium, the Thai-Japanese Stadium which was based further center in Greater Bangkok. The stadium is for multi-use, such as athletics and football and holds a capacity of 10,320. The stadium was also shared by Thai Port FC whilst they waited for their stadium to be upgraded. On 31 May 2009, after 5 home matches, the club returned to using Bangkok University Stadium as a home ground again until the renovations of Thai-Japanese Stadium were finished before the start of 2009 season's second leg in August. Bangkok United narrowly escaped relegation in the 2009 Thai Premier League.

For the 2010 Thai Premier League season, United was backed by Thai media company True Corporation. The early season optimism did not last long and the 2010 campaign ended in relegation. The Angels only won two home games all season. Rather surprisingly the two victories were against high-fliers Buriram PEA and Chonburi F.C.. Incidentally, both victories were achieved at the Bangkok University Stadium after they switched their home fixtures from the Thai-Japanese Stadium to the university midway through the season. In 2015 the club move to Thammasat Stadium to pass the assignment of AFC Champions League regulation.

Crest history[edit]

  • In 2018, the club changed the logo to featured the logo of the club's owner True.

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Thai League kit partners
Shirt (major) Shirt (minor)
2017–2018 Ari True CP All / CP / Allianz / Chia Tai / Toyota / Ziebart / Euro Cake
2018– True / Huawei / Daikin CP All / CP / Smart Heart / Toyota / Ziebart / Euro Cake

Stadium and locations[edit]

Coordinates Location Stadium Year
14°02′19″N 100°36′08″E / 14.038739°N 100.602272°E / 14.038739; 100.602272 Pathum Thani Bangkok University Stadium (Rangsit) 2007–2008
13°46′00″N 100°33′10″E / 13.766774°N 100.552844°E / 13.766774; 100.552844 Bangkok Thai-Japanese Stadium 2009–2015
14°04′04″N 100°35′55″E / 14.067778°N 100.598611°E / 14.067778; 100.598611 Pathum Thani Thammasat Stadium 2016–present

Season by season record[edit]

Season League[1] FA Cup League Cup Champions Cup Asia Top scorer
Division P W D L F A GD Pts Pos. Name Goals
2002–03 Division 1 (2) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1st N/A N/A N/A
2003–04 Premier League (1) 18 9 4 5 26 22 4 31 4th N/A N/A N/A
2004–05 18 5 7 6 16 21 –5 22 7th N/A N/A N/A
2006 22 11 6 5 25 17 8 39 1st N/A Ubon Kaikaew 7
2007 30 14 5 11 39 36 3 47 4th N/A Group stage Kittisak Siriwan 8
2008 30 9 8 13 28 36 –8 35 10th N/A Suriya Domtaisong 8
2009 30 5 15 10 24 34 –10 30 13th Quarter-finals N/A Ubon Kaikaew 4
2010 Premier League (1) 30 5 9 16 25 52 –27 24 15th Fourth Round Quarter-finals Sarif Sainui 5
2011 Division 1 (2) 34 15 6 13 54 49 5 51 6th Second Round First Round Romain Gasmi 13
2012 Division 1 (2) 34 23 5 6 57 29 28 74 3rd Third Round First Round 17
2013 Premier League (1) 32 8 7 17 38 61 –23 31 13th Fourth Round First Round Sompong Soleb 9
2014 38 15 9 14 55 56 –1 54 8th Quarter-finals First round Romain Gasmi 12
2015 34 16 9 9 59 47 12 57 5th First Round Second Round Dragan Bošković 13
2016 31 26 2 3 72 36 36 75 2nd First Round Quarter-finals 20
2017 Thai League (1) 34 21 3 10 97 57 40 66 3rd Runners-up Second Round Preliminary Round 38
2018 First Round Second Round 38
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated

Season by season record for Under 23 team[edit]

Season League Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A GD Pts Pos. Name Goals
2017 Thai League 4 (Bangkok) 30 14 9 7 56 39 17 51 3rd Nattawut Suksum 21
2018

Continental record[edit]

Bangkok United AFC record
Season Competition Round Results Club Venue Scorer Manager
2007 AFC Champions League Group stage
0–0
Chunnam Dragons Bangkok, Thailand Somchai Subpherm
1–1
Kawasaki Frontale Kawasaki, Japan Suriya Domtaisong
0–0
Arema Malang Malang, Indonesia
0–1
Arema Malang Malang, Indonesia
2–3
Chunnam Dragons Gwangyang, South Korea Siriwaen, Pancharoen
1–2
Chunnam Dragons Bangkok, Thailand Ekkaphan Petvises
2017 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round
1–1
(4–5 p)
Johor Darul Ta'zim Pathum Thani, Thailand Jaycee John Alexandré Pölking

Coaches[edit]

Coaches by Years (2001–present)

Name Period Honours
Somchai Subpherm 2001–2009 1 Division 1
1 Premier League
Worakorn Wichanarong 2010
Prapol Pongpanich 2010 – October 2011
Suwaroch Apiwatwarachai October 2011 – January 2012
Sasom Pobprasert January 2012 – 2014
Rui Bento January 2014 – April 2014
Thawatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul April 2014 – June 2014
Alexandré Pölking June 2014 – present

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Philippines GK Michael Falkesgaard
2 Thailand MF Ekkachai Sumrei
3 Brazil DF Everton
4 Thailand DF Manuel Bihr
5 Thailand DF Putthinan Wannasri
6 Thailand MF Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Captain)
8 Brazil MF Vander Luíz
10 Thailand MF Pokklaw Anan
11 Thailand MF Sumanya Purisai
14 Thailand FW Teeratep Winothai
16 Thailand DF Mika Chunuonsee
17 Thailand MF Rungrath Poomchantuek
18 Thailand MF Alexander Sieghart
19 Thailand MF Phattharaphol Khamsuk
No. Position Player
21 Thailand DF Sathaporn Daengsee
23 Thailand FW Sittichok Kannoo
24 Thailand DF Wanchai Jarunongkran
26 Thailand GK Warut Wongsomsak
28 Thailand MF Thossawat Limwannasathian
29 Thailand MF Sanrawat Dechmitr (Vice-captain)
30 Brazil FW Robson
34 Thailand GK Warut Mekmusik
35 Thailand DF Siripong Kongjaopha
38 Thailand DF Worawut Sathaporn
44 Thailand FW Nattawut Suksum
87 Iran MF Mehrdad Pooladi
98 Thailand GK Sumethee Khokpho

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Thailand DF Prat Samakrat (at Sukhothai)
Thailand DF Noppol Pitafai (at Suphanburi)
Thailand DF Jakkit Wachpirom (at FC Tokyo)
Thailand MF Oscar Kahl (at Army United)
Thailand GK Kittipong Phuthawchueak (at Ratchaburi Mitr Phol)
Thailand MF Sansern Limwattana (at Sukhothai)
No. Position Player
Thailand FW Sompong Soleb (at Ratchaburi Mitr Phol)
Thailand GK Anusith Termmee (at Chainat Hornbill)
Thailand MF Pongsakon Seerot (at Trat)
Thailand DF Surachet Ngamtip (at Pattaya United)
Thailand MF Jedsadakorn Kowngam (at Ubon UMT United)
Thailand DF Athatcha Rahongthong (at Ubon UMT United)
Thailand MF Jakkapan Pornsai (at Ratchaburi Mitr Phol)

Under 23 squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
33 Thailand GK Takdanai Klomklieng
39 Thailand MF Jirayu Niamthaisong
45 Thailand DF Santipap Yaensaen
46 Thailand MF Tharadon Sornyoha
47 Thailand DF Rachanon Mahamad
48 Thailand MF Chayathorn Tapsuvanavona
49 Thailand DF Sumana Salapphet
51 Thailand DF Kritsada Nontherat
52 Thailand GK Supanut Suadsong
55 Thailand GK Korlarp Tanthatanai
No. Position Player
58 Thailand MF Thanet Tangnonthanakorn
59 Thailand MF Pansak Saengklin
66 Thailand MF Natkanet Jintapaputanasiri
69 Thailand MF Passakorn Biaothungnoi
74 Thailand DF Boonyasak Kajartroka
77 Thailand MF Kittinan Bunying
79 Thailand DF Sitthichai Saengchan
88 Thailand MF Techin Mooktarakosa
89 Thailand FW Verapat Nilburapha
99 Thailand MF Nakin Wisetchat

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

League[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (1) : 2006
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (1) : 2016
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (1) : 2002/03

Cups[edit]

1 Runner Up (1) : 2017

AFC clubs ranking[edit]

As of 1 December 2017.[3]
Current Rank Country Team Points
122 India East Bengal FC Increase 5.158
123 Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh Steady 5.093
124 Thailand Bangkok United Steady 4.932
125 Laos Lao Toyota Steady 4.888
126 Singapore Warriors FC Steady 4.829

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Ian; Schöggl, Hans & Stokkermans, Karel (20 March 2014). "Thailand – List of Champions". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.  Select link to season required from chronological list.
  2. ^ Bangkok United first team. Retrieved on 26 February 2018.
  3. ^ "AFC Club Ranking (1st December 2017 )". globalfootballranks.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 

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