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; 9 years ago (2009)
Ground Singha Stadium
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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 was the first time in the clubs' history that they participated in the top tier of Thai football.

In 2016, Chiangrai United made a deal with JARKEN group[2] to the strengthen brand and initiatin an holistic marketing strategy which included, business development and strengthening management structures to promote a positive image of the Chiangrai United Sport Passions as a brand to make Chiangrai United become professional and sustainable club. The strategy for this deal is to designed to promote Chaing Rai United to become the big name club in Thailand. In season 2017 the club continued to make agreements with high value sponsors to improve the clubs professional image and attract Tanaboon Kesarat, a Thailand National Football Team player with the highest value as 50 million baht which made him the highest value Thai football player. They also secured high profile players such as; Vander Luiz, Felipe Azevedo, Henrique Silva.[3]


Singha Stadium in 2012.

Main articles: Singha Stadium, Mae Fah Luang University Stadium

Chiangrai United's home ground is the United Stadium of Chiangrai, which has also been known as the Singha Stadium since July 2017 due to sponsorship commitments. The stadium is situated in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. The Singha Stadium is near Mae Fah Luang International Airport and has a capacity of 11, 354 people.

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 Singha Stadium 11,354 2012–present

Season by season record[edit]

Season League[4] FA Cup League
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 QF  –  – Wasan Natasan 18
2012 TPL 34 11 11 12 40 47 44 9th SF R3  –  – Nantawat Tansopa 8
2013 TPL 32 8 10 14 32 45 34 11th QF R3  –  – Leandro Assumpção 9
2014 TPL 38 13 16 9 55 47 55 7th SF R4  –  – Renan Marques 17
2015 TPL 34 12 8 14 42 57 44 9th QF 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 34 15 10 9 52 36 55 5th W Play-off Bill 9
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated

Season by season record for team B[edit]

Season League Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2017 T4 North 24 3 3 18 18 68 9 9th Siripong Inta
Thitinun Chai-udom
2018 - - - - - Suspended - - - - -

Continental record[edit]


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
3 Thailand DF Tanasak Srisai
4 Thailand DF Piyaphon Phanichakul
5 Brazil DF Victor Cardozo (Captain)
6 Thailand MF Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul
8 South Korea MF Lee Yong-rae
9 Brazil FW Bill
10 Thailand MF Siwakorn Tiatrakul
11 Brazil FW William Henrique
16 Thailand FW Akarawin Sawasdee
No. Position Player
18 Thailand MF Chaiyawat Buran
20 Thailand GK Wanlop Saechio
27 Thailand MF Apisorn Phumchat (on loan from Chiangmai)
28 Thailand GK Saranon Anuin
30 Thailand DF Suriya Singmui
32 Thailand DF Tawatchai Kuammungkun
33 Thailand DF Sarawut Inpaen
36 Thailand DF Shinnaphat Leeaoh
37 Myanmar FW Kyaw Ko Ko (on loan from Yangon United)
40 Thailand GK Farus Patee

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
Afghanistan MF Mustafa Azadzoy (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Thailand FW Chaiyahan Aunjit (at Thailand JL Chiangmai United)
Thailand GK Nont Muangngam (at Thailand Police Tero)
Thailand DF Pratum Chuthong (at Thailand Ratchaburi Mitr Phol)
Thailand MF Ekanit Panya (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Thailand DF Worawut Namvech (at Thailand Port)
Thailand MF Thanawit Kamna (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Thailand DF Rachanon Kanyathong (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Thailand GK Apirak Woravong (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Brazil FW Cleiton Silva (at Thailand Suphanburi)
No. Position Player
Thailand MF Saharat Kaewsangsai (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Thailand DF Watcharin Nuangprakaew (at Thailand JL Chiangmai United)
Thailand MF Chotipat Poomkeaw (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Thailand FW Mongkol Tossakrai (at Thailand Police Tero)
Thailand MF Yuttajak Kornchan (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Brazil FW Lenny (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Brazil FW Cristiano (at Thailand Sisaket)
Thailand MF Amnart Pamornprasert (at Thailand Chiangmai)
Thailand MF Pathompol Charoenrattanapirom (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
43 Thailand DF Dechochai Chantalopasakul
No. Position Player
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

Head Coaches[edit]


Domestic competitions[edit]




  1. ^ "Report from". Chiangrai United vs Bangkok United. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Fifth-ranked Chiangrai United in major revamp".
  3. ^ "'เชียงราย' ทุ่ม 300 ล. มุ่งล่าแชมป์ลีก-บู๊เอเชียใน 5 ปี ค่าตัว 'ธนบูรณ์' ไม่ถึง 50 ล."
  4. ^ 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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