Ekanit Panya

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Ekanit Panya
Personal information
Full name Ekanit Panya
Date of birth (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Chiang Rai, Thailand
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Chiangrai United
Number 37
Youth career
2013–2014 Chiangrai United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Chiangrai United 23 (6)
2017Chiangrai City (loan) 24 (3)
2018–2019Chiangmai (loan) 44 (10)
National team
2016–2018 Thailand U19 12 (5)
2017– Thailand U21 5 (1)
2018– Thailand U23 4 (1)
2019– Thailand 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ekanit Panya (Thai: เอกนิษฐ์ ปัญญา, born 21 October 1999), is a Thai professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder, he has also been used as a winger for Thai League 1 club Chiangrai United and the Thailand national team.

Club career[edit]

On 18 October 2015 Panya became the youngest ever goal scorer in Thai League 1 history as he scored in a 1-4 defeat to Muangthong United at the age of just 15 years 11 months 28 days before the record was broken by Suphanat Mueanta who scored against Air Force Central at the age of 15 years 9 months 22 days.[1][2]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

In September 2017, he won the 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship with Thailand U19.[3]

Senior[edit]

Ekanit made his debut for the Thailand senior team on 10 September 2019 in Thailand's 3–0 away win over Indonesia in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC).[4]

International Goals[edit]

Senior[edit]

Ekanit Panya – goals for Thailand
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 October 2019 Thammasat Stadium, Pathum Thani, Thailand  United Arab Emirates 2–1 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

U23[edit]

Ekanit Panya – goals for Thailand U23
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2019 Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Indonesia 2–0 2–1 2019 Merlion Cup

U21[edit]

Ekanit Panya – goals for Thailand U21
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 July 2018 Boonyachinda Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Hong Kong 1–0 1–0 Friendly

U19[edit]

Ekanit Panya – goals for Thailand U19
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 March 2017 Diamond Hill, Hong Kong  Singapore 1–2 1–3 2017 Jockey Club Tournament
2. 4 September 2017 Yangon, Myanmar  Timor-Leste 1–0 3–0 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship
3. 15 September 2017  Malaysia 1–0 2–0
4. 6 November 2017 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  Mongolia 2–5 2–5 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
5. 23 March 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Saudi Arabia 1–0 1–2 2018 Dubai Cup

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Thailand's goal tally first.[5]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 October 2019 Thammasat Stadium, Pathum Thani, Thailand  United Arab Emirates 2–1 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Thailand U-19

Club[edit]

Chiangrai United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 8 youngest scorers in Thai Premier League". Football Channel Asia. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "เอกนิษฐ์ ปัญญา : แข้งอายุน้อยสุดยิงไทยลีกจะไม่ใช่สถิติเดียวในชีวิตนักฟุตบอลของผม". 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ "เอกนิษฐ์ ปัญญา... เด็กระเบิดจากแดนล้านนา". 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.bangkokpost.com/sports/1747139/thailand-on-top-after-indonesia-rout
  5. ^ "Ekanit Panya". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 28 October 2019.

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