Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool

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Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool
Sinthaveechai Hathairattanakool.jpg
Hathairattanakool in 2014
Personal information
Full name Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool
Date of birth (1982-03-23) March 23, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
1999–2002 Assumption Sriracha School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Thailand Tobacco Monopoly 61 (1)
2005 Super Power Samut Prakan 29 (0)
2006 Persib Bandung 33 (0)
2007–2015 Chonburi 232 (0)
2009 Persib Bandung (loan) 11 (0)
2016– Suphanburi 45 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Thailand U17 15 (0)
2000–2001 Thailand U19 12 (0)
2002–2005 Thailand U23 22 (0)
2003– Thailand 84 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2016

Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool (Thai: สินทวีชัย หทัยรัตนกุล; rtgsSinthawichai Hathairattanakun, born March 23, 1982 as Kosin Hathairattanakool (Thai: โกสินทร์ หทัยรัตนกุล)), simply known as Tee (Thai: ตี๋) is a Thai professional footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper for Thai League 1 club Suphanburi and the Thailand national team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sakon Nakhon Province, Sinthaweechai spent his youth career with Assumption Sriracha School between 1999 and 2002. The young goalkeeper signed his first professional contract with a Thai Premier League club TTM Phichit F.C. (now TTM Chiangmai F.C.) in 2002, he spent 2 seasons with the club and won a league title in 2004-2005 season.

The former Thailand U23 international joined Osotsapa in 2005 before moving abroad to an Indonesian club, Persib Bandung in 2006.

In 2007, "Tee" returned to Thailand, joined his local club Chonburi and won the league title with The Sharks. Sinthaweechai also won Kor Royal Cup with the club in the next season, but failed to protect their league title from PEA. He was also participated in AFC Champions League with Chonburi in 2008 but the club were knocked out in the group stage.

The Thai goalkeeper rejoined Persib Bandung on a season loan in 2009.

After the loan spell with the Indonesian, Sinthaweechai returned to Chonburi and has been playing for the club regularly.

In December 2015 it was announced that Sinthaweechai would be joining Suphanburi for the 2016 season. The deal, which costs 15 million Thai bahts broke the record as the most expensive domestic transfer in Thai football history.[1]

International career[edit]

Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool after a 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Oman

Sinthaweechai has been serving the country in almost every level; U19, U23 and senior squad respectively. He was first called up for the U19 team between 2000-2001 but did not make much of recognition.

It was between 2002-2005 that the goalkeeper started to become public interest. He was called up for Thailand U23 in 2002 and since the U23 team participate many more competitions than the lower level, practically part of senior squad, he was given more chances and eventually earned no.1 status in the team.

He made totally 22 appearances for the U23 team between 2002-2005.

Sinthaweechai was promoted to the senior squad in 2004. However, he lost his no.1 status in numerous occasions as well, as he underperformed in matches.

Anyway, under the management of Winfried Schafer, which was appointed as Thailand's head coach in July, 2011, Sinthaweechai firmly regained his first team regular in Thailand national team so far, especially in 2014 Asian World Cup Qualifying section which he earned many positive comments from the media and fans regarded to his performances against Australia.

Sinthaweechai was also a member of the victorious T&T Cup 2008 winning squad.

He was part of Winfried Schäfer's 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, but didn't play in the tournament because he got a fever.

Sinthaweechai played a friendly match against China, and he was captain in that match.

In 2013, he was called up to the national team by Surachai Jaturapattarapong to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, he was chosen by the coach as captain. In October, 2013 Sinthaweechai started out as a captain for Thailand against Bahrain, in a friendly match. In October 15, 2013 he captained Thailand against Iran national football team in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

In May 2015, he played for Thailand in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) against Vietnam, he also kept a clean sheet in the following game.





Thailand U-23



  1. ^ Insawang, Arwatchanon (25 December 2015). "Suphanburi set to break the Thai transfer record to sign Sinthaweechai". Football Channel Asia. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Panupong Wongsa
Thailand national football team captain
Succeeded by
Adul Lahsoh