Kiatisuk Senamuang

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Kiatisuk Senamuang
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Personal information
Date of birth (1973-08-11) 11 August 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Udon Thani, Thailand
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Thailand (head coach)
Youth career
1989–1990 Krung Thai Bank
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Krung Thai Bank 145 (121)
1995–1996 Raj Pracha 27 (32)
1997–1998 Royal Thai Police 25 (27)
1998–1999 Perlis 21 (22)
1999–2000 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
2000–2001 Raj Pracha 26 (29)
2001–2002 Singapore Armed Forces 20 (18)
2002–2006 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 75 (111)
Total 362 (352)
National team
1992–2007 Thailand 134[1] (71)
Teams managed
2006 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
2008 Chula United
2008–2009 Chonburi
2010 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
2011–2012 Chula United
2012 Bangkok
2013–2016 Thailand U23
2013 Thailand (caretaker)
2014– Thailand
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Police Lieutenant Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang (Thai: เกียรติศักดิ์ เสนาเมือง, born 11 August 1973, in Udon Thani) is a Thai football manager and a former footballer who played between 1989 and October 2007. He played as a striker and scored 251 goals from 339 appearances throughout his 18 years career. The former striker played for clubs in Malaysia, Singapore, England and Vietnam as well as his homeland's clubs. Kiatisuk also earned 131 caps and scored 70 goals for the country between 1992 and 2007.[1] In 1996 while playing for Raj Pracha FC scored a total of 127 goals scored in 71 games, achieving record top scorer in a calendar year (not recognized.)

Kiatisuk is the current head coach of the Thailand senior team and Thailand U-23 team. Previously he was also the caretaker coach of Thailand in 2013.[2]

Kiatisuk got Bachelor of Business Administration Dhurakij Bundit University and Master of Business Administration Chandrakasem Rajabhat University.

He won the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup with Thailand.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He played with Perlis FA in Malaysia before joining an English club Huddersfield Town in 1999 which somewhat believed to be a publicity stunt by then manager Steve Bruce. After one season, in which he did not feature in the Huddersfield Town first team squad, he left English football for Rajpracha Sports Club in Thailand, later joining Singapore Armed Forces FC where he scored 15 goals in 20 games. In March 2002, he moved once again to become a star in Vietnam with Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, where he helped win the V.League 1 title several times. Kiatisuk was awarded a medal for his contributions to Vietnamese football. He returned to play for the Thailand national football team in the King's Cup. He's now retired and is managing Thailand.

International career[edit]

Kiatisuk played 131 international matches and scored 70 goals for the national team. Both numbers are Thai national records.

Managerial career[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

After retiring from playing in 2006 Kiatisuk went straight into management with V-League side Hoàng Anh Gia Lai

Return to Thailand[edit]

In 2008 Kiatisuk returned to Thailand to take charge of Chula United. In 2009, Kiatisuk became the head coach of Chonburi F.C. and led the club to win the 2009 Kor Royal Cup.[3] Kiatisuk managed to finish the season at second place as the final standing with the highest points ever. However, he resigned at the end of the season after failing to secure the domestic league title.

Second spell in Vietnam[edit]

Kiatisuk went to Vietnam again to manage his former club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai. He finished his season at V-League at seventh place. He led Hoàng Anh Gia Lai to the final of 2010 Vietnamese Cup but lost 0-1 to Sông Lam Nghệ An at Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City.

Back to Thailand again[edit]

In December 2010, Kiatisuk has returned to Thailand as the head coach of Chula United in Division 1.[4] He pushed the club to the third place at the end of the season and promoted them to 2012 Thai Premier League. After ten games in the top league, Kiatisuk has resigned from his position due to the bad result of 1 win, 4 draws, and 5 losses.[5]

A month later, Kiatisuk decided to join Bangkok F.C. in 2012 Thai Division 1 League to help to club to avoid the relegation.[6] Bangkok has survived in the second league of Thailand after finished at tenth place in the middle of the table.

The National trainer[edit]

In January 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed to be the head coach of Thailand U-23. He won 1-0 in his debut match in the friendly against Ayutthaya F.C. of Division 1 on 12 January.[7]

In June 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed as the new Thai national team coach, replacing Winfried Schaefer in a caretaker capacity. He was also responsible as the head coach for the Thai under-23 national football team preparing for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.[8] His debut match with the War Elephants as head coach was in a friendly against China on 15 June 2013, which the Thais won 5-1.[9]

As head coach of Thailand U-23, Kiatisuk guided the team to 2013 SEA Games football gold, adding to 4 golds he won as a player in 4 straight Games from 1993 to 1999. He also led Thailand U-23 to semi-final at 2014 Asian Games and finished at the 4th place.

In 2014, due to his success in 2014 Asian Games, Kiatisuk was appointed to be a new coach of Thailand to compete in 2014 AFF Championship. He eventually completed his mission by the 4-3 aggregate score against Malaysia, made him became the first player and coach who won ASEAN Football Championship.

In 2015, Thailand has qualified to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round in the same group as Iraq, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei. Kiattisuk managed his team to finish as the winner of the group with 14 points from 6 games. Thailand advanced to the final round of the qualification.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 17 December 2016
Nat. Team From To Record
G W D[1] L GF GA GD Win %
Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 2006 2006 25 10 6 9 25 24 +1 40.00
Thailand Chula Sinthana June 2008 December 2008 18 7 7 4 36 22 +14 38.89
Thailand Chonburi December 2008 November 2009 46 28 11 7 87 42 +45 60.87
Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai January 2010 November 2010 31 12 9 10 39 32 +7 38.71
Thailand Chula United 9 December 2010 21 May 2012 49 21 14 14 54 44 +10 42.86
Thailand Bangkok 20 June 2012 December 2012 21 7 5 9 31 33 −2 33.33
Thailand Thailand U-23 January 2013 January 2016 40 28 7 5 83 28 +55 70.00
Thailand Thailand [2] (Caretaker) May 2013 June 2013 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 100.000
Thailand Thailand [3] 10 February 2014 Present 40 21 7 12 66 46 +20 52.50
Career totals 271 135 66 70 426 272 +154 49.82

1 A win or loss by the penalty shoot-out is counted as the draw in time.
2 Kiatisuk Senamuang managed the team on a one-off basis as caretaker-manager.
3 Only FIFA approved games are counted for Thailand.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 April 1993 Kobe, Japan  Sri Lanka 1–0 Won 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 5 May 1993 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Bangladesh 4–1 Won 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 7 June 1993 Singapore  Myanmar 2–0 Won 1993 Southeast Asian Games
4. 13 June 1993 Singapore  Laos 4–1 Won 1993 Southeast Asian Games
5. 20 June 1993 Singapore  Myanmar 4–3 Won 1993 Southeast Asian Games
6. 9 October 1994 Hiroshima, Japan  Malaysia 1–1 Draw 1994 Asian Games
7. 12 December 1995 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Cambodia 9–0 Won 1995 Southeast Asian Games
8. 12 December 1995 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Cambodia 9–0 Won 1995 Southeast Asian Games
9. 16 February 1996 Bangkok, Thailand  Finland 5–2 Won 1996 King's Cup
10. 27 June 1996 Bangkok, Thailand  Maldives 8–0 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
11. 27 June 1996 Bangkok, Thailand  Maldives 8–0 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
12. 29 June 1996 Bangkok, Thailand  Myanmar 5–1 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
13. 7 July 1996 Singapore  Myanmar 7–1 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
14. 7 July 1996 Singapore  Myanmar 7–1 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
15. 9 July 1996 Singapore  Singapore 2–2 Draw 1996 Asian Cup qualification
16. 2 September 1996 Singapore  Philippines 5–0 Won 1996 Tiger Cup
17. 6 September 1996 Singapore  Brunei 6–0 Won 1996 Tiger Cup
18. 8 September 1996 Singapore  Malaysia 1–1 Draw 1996 Tiger Cup
19. 13 September 1996 Singapore  Vietnam 4–2 Won 1996 Tiger Cup
20. 15 September 1996 Singapore  Malaysia 1–0 Win 1996 Tiger Cup
21. 8 December 1996 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Iran 1–3 Lost 1996 Asian Cup
22. 15 March 1997 Bangkok, Thailand  Japan 3–1 Won Friendly
23. 15 March 1997 Bangkok, Thailand  Japan 3–1 Won Friendly
24. 7 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia  Brunei 6–0 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
25. 7 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia  Brunei 6–0 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
26. 12 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia  Cambodia 4–0 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
27. 16 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia  Vietnam 2–1 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
28. 16 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia  Vietnam 2–1 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
29. 21 October 1998 Bangkok, Thailand  Turkmenistan 3–3 Draw Friendly
30. 2 December 1998 Bangkok, Thailand  Hong Kong 5–0 Won 1998 Asian Games
31. 2 December 1998 Bangkok, Thailand  Hong Kong 5–0 Won 1998 Asian Games
32. 14 December 1998 Bangkok, Thailand  South Korea 2–1 Won 1998 Asian Games
33. 23 February 1999 Bangkok, Thailand  North Korea 2–2 Draw 1999 King's Cup
34. 16 June 1999 Bangkok, Thailand  New Zealand 2–2 Draw Friendly Tournament
35. 16 June 1999 Bangkok, Thailand  New Zealand 2–2 Draw Friendly Tournament
36. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei  Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
37. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei  Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
38. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei  Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
39. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei  Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
40. 1 August 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei  Laos 4–1 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
41. 8 August 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei  Myanmar 7–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
42. 8 August 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei  Myanmar 7–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
43. 6 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Myanmar 3–1 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
44. 10 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Indonesia 4–1 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
45. 12 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Philippines 2–0 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
46. 16 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Malaysia 2–0 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
47. 23 January 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Kuwait 5–4 Won Friendly
48. 23 January 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Kuwait 5–4 Won Friendly
49. 23 January 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Kuwait 5–4 Won Friendly
50. 17 February 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Qatar 2–0 Won King's Cup 2001
51. 17 February 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Qatar 2–0 Won King's Cup 2001
52. 13 May 2001 Beirut, Lebanon  Sri Lanka 4–2 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
53. 13 May 2001 Beirut, Lebanon  Sri Lanka 4–2 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
54. 17 May 2001 Beirut, Lebanon  Lebanon 2–1 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
55. 26 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Sri Lanka 3–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
56. 26 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Sri Lanka 3–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
57. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
58. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
59. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
60. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
61. 13 August 2001 Singapore  Singapore 5–0 Won Friendly
62. 13 August 2001 Singapore  Singapore 5–0 Won Friendly
63. 6 September 2001 Manama, Bahrain  Bahrain 1–1 Draw 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
64. 18 December 2002 Singapore  Laos 5–1 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
65. 18 December 2002 Singapore  Laos 5–1 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
66. 18 December 2002 Singapore  Laos 5–1 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
67. 31 March 2004 Sana'a, Yemen  Yemen 3–0 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
68. 9 June 2004 Bangkok, Thailand  North Korea 1–4 Lost 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
69. 26 December 2006 Bangkok, Thailand  Singapore 2–0 Won King's Cup 2006
70. 26 December 2006 Bangkok, Thailand  Singapore 2–0 Won King's Cup 2006

Personal life[edit]

He is a Buddhist born in Udon Thani. Before he became a professional football player, he worked as a police officer, but his love of football finally brought him to become the king of sports. His friends had said that "his appearance in football had covered the lack of security".

He was given the nickname "Zico" by his friends, and also, for his favorite Brazilian football idol Zico.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

International[edit]

Thailand

Clubs[edit]

Krung Thai Bank
  • Kor Royal Cup Champion (1); 1989
  • Koh Royal Cup Champion (1); 1993
Singapore Armed Forces
Hoang Anh Gia Lai

Manager[edit]

International[edit]

Thailand
Thailand U-23

Clubs[edit]

Chonburi
Hoang Anh Gia Lai

Video games[edit]

Senamuang appears in World Soccer Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2000: U-23 Medal Heno Chousen as a player of Thailand U-23. His name in the game is "Senamuran" (セナムラン).

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