Kawin Thamsatchanan

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Kawin Thamsatchanan
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Personal information
Full name Kawin Thamsatchanan
Date of birth (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
OH Leuven
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2007 Assumption College Thonburi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Rajpracha 16 (0)
2008–2017 Muangthong United 242 (0)
2018– OH Leuven 8 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Thailand U16 5 (0)
2008–2009 Thailand U19 11 (0)
2009–2014 Thailand U23 17 (0)
2010– Thailand 64 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:35, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2018

Kawin Thamsatchanan (Thai: กวินทร์ ธรรมสัจจานันท์, pronounced [kā.wīn tʰām.sàt.t͡ɕāː.nān]; born 26 January 1990), simply known as Tong (Thai: ตอง, pronounced [tɔ̄ːŋ]) is a Thai professional footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper for Belgian First Division B club OH Leuven and the Thailand national team. He has represented his country at U-23 and main level respectively. Kawin's nickname is "Flying Kawin" due to his spectacular flying saves. He got a bachelor in Business Administration from Assumption University.

Club career[edit]

Kawin Thamsatchanan was born on 26 January 1990 in Bangkok, Thailand. He began his youth career in 2006 with Raj Pracha, making his senior debut with the team in 2007. In 2008, defending Thai division 2 champions Muangthong United signed Kawin at the age of 18. In his first season with Muangthong United, he secured his first team status and helped the club win the division 1 title that season. After Muangthong's promotion to the Thai Premier League for the 2009-2010 season, Kawin led the team to winning the top division title two years in a row, 2009 and 2010.

In October 2010, Bryan Robson, a Manchester United legend and Thailand's national team head coach at the time, spoke to United's goalkeeping coach, Eric Steele, suggesting he take a look at Kawin.[2] However, Kawin broke his wrist, causing him to be out of action for months, ending his hopes of going on trial at Manchester United.

At the start of the 2013 season, while competing in the 2013 Lunar New Year Cup, Kawin collided against Chris Dickson. He suffered a broken shin, which kept him out for 7 months. After returning to the pitch in the second leg of the Thai Premier League, he dislocated his shoulder and tore ligaments in a match against TOT S.C., ending his season.[3]

Kawin was named man-of-the-match against Johor Darul Ta'zim in the 2016 AFC Champions League knock-out stage semifinal round. He saved all three of Johor's spot kicks in the penalty shootout.[4]

OH Leuven[edit]

In 2018, Kawin completed his move to Europe by joining OH Leuven in the Belgian First Division B.[5]

International career[edit]

Kawin had debut his first senior caps in 2010 King's Cup against Singapore at Nakhon Ratchasima province. Recently, under the management of Winfried Schafer, Kawin has been dropped to a substitution of Sintaweechai Hathairattanakool. He was the starting goalkeeper of the tournament in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.

He represented Thailand U23 in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. Kawin was the flag bearer for Thailand in the 2014 Asian Games, and was the captain of Thailand U23 in the tournament. Kawin is one of the overaged players playing in the 2014 Asian Games.

Kawin was part of Thailand's squad that won the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Personal life[edit]

In September 2013, V.Vachiramethi a famous Thai monk advised him to add two thai alphabets to his name, therefore Kawin decided to change his name from กวิน to กวินทร์. His new name means a great and powerful man. Despite the change of his name the pronunciation of the word is still the same as the old name.

Kawin is good friends with Panupong Wongsa and his idol is Oliver Kahn.[6] Kawin is a Buddhist.[7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match plaed 22 November 2017[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rajpracha F.C. 2006 Thai League 4 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Muangthong United 2013 Thai Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 - - 2 0
2014 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
2015 29 0 5 0 1 0 - - 35 0
2016 29 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 34 0
2017 26 0 2 0 5 0 6 0 39 0
OH Leuven 2017–18 First Division B 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 146 0 8 0 8 0 8 0 170 0

International[edit]

As of 2 June 2018[10]
National team Year Apps Goals
Thailand 2009 2 0
2010 7 0
2011 3 0
2012 12 0
2013 1 0
2014 9 0
2015 6 0
2016 16 0
2017 5 0
2018 3 0
Total 64 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Muangthong United

International[edit]

Thailand U-23
Thailand

Individual[edit]

Royal decoration[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mtufc.com/view_profile.php?id=26
  2. ^ "Legendary Manchester United and England captain Bryan Robson backs 'mature' Rio Ferdinand to excel as skipper". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Muangthong hit by Kawin injury blow". Fox Sports (United States). 11 February 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Vijhay Vick (2 February 2016). "Kawin the star as Muangthong sneak past JDT in Champions League shootout". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kawin the star as Muangthong sneak past JDT in Champions League shootoutกระหึ่มเบลเยี่ยม! "กวินทร์" ติดทีมยอดเยี่ยมตั้งแต่เกมแรก". siamsport. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "20 things you never knew about Kawin Thamsatchanan". Muangthong United's official website. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "มีคนบอกว่า กวิน ธรรมสัจจานันท์ โกลด์ทีมชาติไทยเป็นมุสลิม แต่พอเห็นคลิปนี้ อ้าว ไม่ใช่นี่หน่า !!! หรือเค้าเปลี่ยนศาสนา ??". pantip.com (in Thai). Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Instagram post
  9. ^ "K. Thamsatchanan". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Kawin Thamsatchanan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  11. ^ ′ชนาธิป-ชัปปุยส์-กวินทร์′, ′อรอุมา-อัจฉราพร′, ′อะแมนด้า′ รับเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์ Archived 25 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Theerathon Bunmathan
Thailand national football team captain
2017-present
Succeeded by