Bangkok United F.C.

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Bangkok United
แบงค็อก ยูไนเต็ด
Bangkok United logo.png
Full name Bangkok United Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอลแบงค็อก ยูไนเต็ด
Nickname(s) Bangkok Angels
(แข้งเทพ)
Founded 1988; 29 years ago (1988), as Bangkok University FC
2009; 8 years ago (2009), as Bangkok United FC
Ground Thammasat Stadium
Pathum Thani, Thailand
Ground Capacity 25,000
Owner True Corporation
Chairman Kajorn Chearavanont
Head Coach Alexandré Pölking
League Thai League 1
2016 Thai League 1, 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Bangkok United Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลแบงค็อก ยูไนเต็ด) is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani. Formerly known as Bangkok University FC until 2009. This club were 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 Thai Premier League 2006 title against the odds, which has also enabled the club to taste life in the AFC Champions League.

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 for training ground.

2009 – start of a new era[edit]

Bangkok United in 2015 ahead of the game against Muang Thong 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 return to use Bangkok University Stadium as home ground again until the renovations of Thai-Japanese Stadium will finish 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 were 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.

Crests[edit]

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 Pathumthani Thammasat Stadium 2016-2017

Season by season record[edit]

Season League[1] FA Cup League Cup Thailand
Champions Cup
Queen's
Cup
AFC
Champions
League
Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2002–03 DIV 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1st  – N/A  –  –  – N/A N/A
2003–04 TPL 18 9 4 5 26 22 31 4th  – N/A  –  –  – N/A N/A
2004–05 TPL 18 5 7 6 16 21 22 7th  – N/A  –  –  – N/A N/A
2006 TPL 22 11 6 5 25 17 39 1st  – N/A  –  –  – Ubon Kaikaew 7
2007 TPL 30 14 5 11 39 36 47 4th  – N/A  –  – GR Kittisak Siriwan 8
2008 TPL 30 9 8 13 28 36 35 10th  – N/A  –  –  – Suriya Domtaisong 8
2009 TPL 30 5 15 10 24 34 30 13th QF N/A  – GR  – Suphasek Kaikaew 4
2010 TPL 30 5 9 16 25 52 24 15th R4 QF  –  –  – Sarif Sainui 5
2011 DIV 1 34 15 6 13 54 49 51 6th R2 R1  –  –  – Romain Gasmi 13
2012 DIV 1 34 23 5 6 57 29 74 3rd R3 R1  –  –  – Romain Gasmi 17
2013 TPL 32 8 7 17 38 61 31 13th R4 R1  –  –  – Sompong Soleb 9
2014 TPL 38 15 9 14 55 56 54 8th QF R1  –  –  – Romain Gasmi 12
2015 TPL 34 16 9 9 59 47 57 5th R2 R2  –  –  – Dragan Bošković 13
2016 TL 31 26 2 3 72 36 75 2nd R1 QF  –  –  – Dragan Bošković 20
2017 T1  –  – Preliminary round 2
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated

Season by season record for team B[edit]

Season League FA Cup League Cup Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2017 T4 Bangkok Can't Enter

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2007: Group Stage
2017: Qualifying Preliminary Round 2
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2007 AFC Champions League Group stage South Korea Chunnam Dragons
0–0
3–2
Group stage Japan Kawasaki Frontale
1–2
1–1
Group stage Indonesia Arema Malang
0–0
1–0
2017 AFC Champions League Preliminary round 2 Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)

Coaches[edit]

Coaches by Years (2001–present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Somchai Subpherm Thailand 2001–2009 Thai Premier League 2006
Worakorn Wichanarong Thailand 2010
Prapol Pongpanich Thailand 2010 – October 2011
Suwaroch Apiwatwarachai Thailand October 2011 – January 2012
Sasom Pobprasert Thailand January 2012 – 2014
Rui Bento Portugal January 2014 – April 2014
Thawatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul Thailand April 2014 – June 2014
Alexandré Pölking Brazil June 2014 – present

Players[edit]

First-team 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 Thailand GK Kittipong Phuthawchueak
2 Thailand MF Ekkachai Sumrei
3 Thailand MF Siwarut Pholhirun (on loan from Ratchaburi Mitr Phol)
4 Thailand DF Panupong Wongsa (Vice-captain)
5 Thailand DF Putthinan Wannasri
6 Thailand MF Anthony Ampaipitakwong
7 Montenegro MF Dragan Bošković
8 Thailand MF Wittaya Madlam (captain)
9 Iran DF Mehrdad Pooladi
11 Thailand MF Sumanya Purisai
13 Thailand DF Ernesto Phumipha
14 Thailand FW Teeratep Winothai
16 Thailand DF Mika Chunuonsee
17 Germany FW Chinedu Ede
18 Thailand MF Alexander Sieghart
No. Position Player
19 Thailand MF Oscar Kahl
20 Republic of Macedonia MF Mario Gjurovski
22 Bahrain FW Jaycee John
23 Thailand DF Sathaporn Daengsee
25 Thailand GK Anusith Termmee
28 Thailand MF Jakkit Wechpirom
29 Thailand MF Sanrawat Dechmitr (3rd-captain)
31 Thailand DF Sarayut Sompim
32 France DF Yohan Tavares
34 Thailand GK Warut Mekmusik
37 Thailand MF Wisarut Imura
39 Thailand MF Pokklaw Anan
40 Thailand DF Manuel Bihr
77 Thailand MF Jakkapan Pornsai

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 MF Sasalak Haiprakhon (at Buriram United)
No. Position Player
Thailand MF Sansern Limwattana (at Ubon UMT United)
Thailand FW Sompong Soleb (at Ratchaburi Mitr Phol)
Thailand DF Panphanpong Pinkong (at Port)

Team B[edit]

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

No. Position Player
26 Thailand GK Warut Wongsomsak
33 Thailand GK Takdanai Klomklieng
35 Thailand DF Siripong Kongjaopha
36 Thailand MF Jedsadakorn Kow-ngam
38 Thailand DF Worawut Sathaporn
41 Thailand DF Atatcha Lahongthong
42 Thailand MF Jirayut Niamthaisong
44 Thailand FW Nattawut Suksum
45 Thailand FW Suparak Kamsiang
No. Position Player
46 Thailand MF Kittinan Boonying
47 Thailand MF Rachanon Mahamad
54 Thailand MF Woradech Koonla
55 Thailand GK Korlab Tantratanai
56 Thailand DF Boonyasak Kajadlocar
57 Thailand DF Sittichai Sangjan
58 Thailand MF Tanet Tangnontanakorn
59 Thailand MF Punsak Sangkin
60 Thailand DF Chanyut Koonla

Club officials[edit]

True United Football Club Co., Ltd.

Board and management
  • Chairman: Kajorn Chearavanont
  • Director: Nantanee Wongumnitkul
  • Club Advisory: Ongard Prapakamol, Sommai Dokmai, Akom Samutkochorn
  • Club Secretary: Suradech Anantapong

Honours[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

Sponsors[edit]

The following are the sponsors of BUFC (named "BUFC Partners"):

Title Sponsor

Shirt Sponsor

Official Sponsors

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 F.C. players. Retrieved on 9 April 2016.

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