Chiangrai United F.C.

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Chiangrai United
เชียงราย ยูไนเต็ด
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Full name Chiangrai United Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอล เชียงราย ยูไนเต็ด
Nickname(s) The Beetles
Short name CRUTD
Founded 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Ground Singha Stadium
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Ground Capacity 11,354
President Mitti Tiyapairat
Head Coach Alexandre Gama
League Thai League 1
2017 Thai League 1, 4th
Website Club website
Current season

Chiangrai United Football Club (Thai : สโมสรฟุตบอล เชียงราย ยูไนเต็ด ) is a Thai professional football club based in Chiang Rai Province, a city located in the very northern part of Thailand. The club currently plays in Thai League 1.


2009 (Division 2)[edit]

Founded in 2009, Chiangrai United joined the new Thai football setup and started at the 3rd level setup, the Regional League Northern Division.

2010–present (become professional club)[edit]

Chiangrai United duly came out on top come the end of the regular league season, thus claiming their first ever championship and also crowned as the first ever winners of the Regional League Northern Division.

On winning the championship, Chiangrai entered the 2009 Regional League Division 2. An end of season mini-league for all 5 Regional League Division 2 championship winning teams and finished as runners-up and eventually promoted to Thai Division 1 League. In the next season the club finished as 3rd in Thai Division 1 League and promoted to Thai League 1 which will be the first time in the club history to participate in the top tier of Thai football.

In 2016, Chiangrai United made a deal with JARKEN group for the strengthen brand and marketing strategy, including business development, and strengthen management structures to promote a positive image of the Chiangrai United Sport Passions as a brand that make Chiangrai United become professionally and sustainably. The strategy for this deal is to designed and promote to become the big name club in Thailand. In season 2017 the club continue to make an agreement with high value sponsor that make the club has grown up so they can make a deal with Tanaboon Kesarat, Thailand national football team player with the highest value as 50 million baht that make him become the most highest value for Thai football player and some expensive players as Vander Luiz, Felipe Azevedo, Henrique Silva.[2]


Singha Stadium in 2012.

Main articles: Singha Stadium, Mae Fah Luang University Stadium

Chiangrai United's stadium is the United Stadium of Chiangrai, also known as the Singha Stadium since July 2017 because of sponsorship commitments. The stadium is situated in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. The stadium holds 11,354 people. The Singha Stadium is near Mae Fah Luang International Airport.

Stadium and locations by season[edit]

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
20°03′29″N 99°53′45″E / 20.058081°N 99.895745°E / 20.058081; 99.895745 Chiang Rai Mae Fah Luang University Stadium 3,346 2009–2012
19°57′25″N 99°52′29″E / 19.956944°N 99.874722°E / 19.956944; 99.874722 Chiang Rai United Stadium (2012–2016)

Singha Stadium (2017–present)

11,354 2012–present

Season by season record[edit]

Season League[3] FA Cup League
Kor Royal
Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2009 DIV 2 Northern 20 17 3 0 62 16 54 1st  –  –  –  –  – Watcharakorn Klaitin 19
RL 8 3 3 2 12 11 12 2nd  –  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
2010 DIV 1 30 15 8 7 44 32 53 3rd R3 R2  –  –  – Wasan Natasan 13
2011 TPL 34 11 11 12 47 52 44 10th R4 Quarter-final  –  –  – Wasan Natasan 18
2012 TPL 34 11 11 12 40 47 44 9th Semi-finals R3  –  –  – Nantawat Tansopa 8
2013 TPL 32 8 10 14 32 45 34 11th Quarter-final R3  –  –  – Leandro Assumpção 9
2014 TPL 38 13 16 9 55 47 55 7th Semi-final R4  –  –  – Renan Marques 17
2015 TPL 34 12 8 14 42 57 44 9th Quarter-final R1  –  –  – Renan Marques 10
2016 TL 31 13 6 12 42 43 45 8th R3 R2  –  –  – Wellington Bruno 10
2017 T1 34 18 6 10 67 42 60 4th W RU  –  –  – Felipe Azevedo 18
2018 T1
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 North Can't Enter Can't Enter


First-team 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
1 Thailand GK Chatchai Budprom
2 Thailand DF Atit Daosawang
4 Thailand DF Piyaphon Phanichakul
6 Thailand MF Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul
7 Thailand MF Chaiyawat Buran
8 Thailand MF Thitipan Puangchan
9 Brazil FW Rafael Coelho (on loan from Goa)
10 Brazil MF Vander Luiz
11 Brazil FW Felipe Azevedo
14 Thailand MF Pathompol Charoenrattanapirom
16 Thailand FW Akarawin Sawasdee
No. Position Player
17 Thailand MF Tanaboon Kesarat (Captain)
21 Thailand MF Sivakorn Tiatrakul
22 Thailand DF Watcharin Nuangprakaew
27 Thailand MF Thanawit Kamna (on loan from Chiangrai City)
28 Brazil DF Everton Gonçalves Saturnino
30 Thailand DF Suriya Singmui
36 Thailand DF Shinnaphat Leeaoh
Thailand GK Saranon Anuin
Brazil DF Victor Cardozo
South Korea MF Lee Yong-rae
Brazil FW Gilberto Macena
Thailand MF Mongkol Tossakrai
Thailand DF Tanasak Srisai

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 MF Wanchalerm Yingyong (at Thailand Prachuap)
Thailand MF Eakkanit Punya (at Thailand Chiangrai City)
Thailand DF Worawut Namvech (at Thailand Sisaket)
Thailand MF Chotipat Poomkeaw (at Thailand Chiangrai City)
Afghanistan MF Mustafa Azadzoy (at Thailand Chiangmai)
No. Position Player
Thailand GK Apirak Woravong (at Thailand Army United)
Thailand MF Saharat Kaewsangsai (at Thailand Chiangrai City)
Thailand GK Sarawut Konglarp (at Thailand Sisaket)
Thailand FW Chaiyahan Aunjit (at Thailand JL Chiangmai United)
Thailand GK Nont Muangngam (at Thailand Police Tero)

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
25 Thailand DF Warawut Motim
26 Thailand FW Tanatkit Saitra
31 Thailand FW Tanakit Wichaikam
32 Thailand MF Wittawat Sailam
34 Thailand FW Warawut Budnet
35 Thailand FW Piyarak Kwangkeaw
40 Thailand MF Narachai Inthanaka
41 Thailand GK Apiruk lertchai
42 Thailand DF Siripong Inta
No. Position Player
43 Thailand DF Dechochai Chantalopasakul
44 Thailand DF Worawit Kambun
45 Thailand GK Sarawut Yordyinghathaikul
46 Thailand MF Thitinun Chai-udom
47 Thailand FW Trin Lerngnapapron
48 Thailand GK Supawit Changlek
49 Thailand DF Peerawit Maneedoungrit
50 Thailand MF Teerapat Chaichoedchoo
66 Thailand MF Saksit Choemue
70 Thailand FW Piyarot Kwangkeaw

Halls of Fame[edit]

Chiangrai United Hall of Fame[edit]

The following former Chiangrai United players and managers are inductees in the Chiangrai United F.C. Hall of Fame

Non-playing staff[edit]

Corporate hierarchy[edit]

Position Name
President Thailand Mitti Tiyapairat
Vice-President Thailand Thanapol Virathepsuporn
Chief Executive Officer Thailand Salakjit Tiyapairat
Club Director Thailand Chittawan Chinanuwat
General Manager Thailand Prat Malarath

Management hierarchy[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Brazil Alexandre Gama
Assistance Coach Brazil Cesar Diniz Pereira Roque
Assistance Coach Thailand Sutee Suksomkit
Goalkeeping Coach Brazil Macos Cesar Domingues
Fitness Coach Brazil Anderson Nicolau

Head Coaches[edit]


Domestic competitions[edit]




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

Title Sponsor

Shirt Sponsor

Official Sponsors


  1. ^ "Report from". Chiangrai United vs Bangkok United. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "'เชียงราย' ทุ่ม 300 ล. มุ่งล่าแชมป์ลีก-บู๊เอเชียใน 5 ปี ค่าตัว 'ธนบูรณ์' ไม่ถึง 50 ล". 
  3. ^ King, Ian; Schöggl, Hans & Stokkermans, Karel (20 March 2014). "Thailand – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 October 2014.  Select link to season required from chronological list.

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