Nattawut Sombatyotha

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Nattawut Sombatyotha
Personal information
Full name Nattawut Sombatyotha
Date of birth (1996-05-01) 1 May 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Kalasin, Thailand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Ratchaburi Mitr Phol
Number 9
Youth career
2008–2009 JMG Academy
2010 Bangkok Christian College
2011–2014 Buriram United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Buriram United 13 (2)
2014Surin City(loan) 15 (4)
2015Navy (loan) 13 (0)
2016– Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 51 (7)
National team
2011–2012 Thailand U16 7 (1)
2013–2014 Thailand U19 4 (0)
2016 Thailand U21 3 (1)
2016– Thailand U23 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:16, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 January 2018

Nattawut Sombatyotha (Thai: ณัฐวุฒิ สมบัติโยธา), simply known as Benz (Thai: เบ๊นซ์), is a Thai professional footballer who plays as a Forward for Thai League 1 club Ratchaburi Mitr Phol. He was born in Kalasin Province, in the northeast of Thailand, before relocating to Chonburi.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

As a child, Nattawut had a strong aversion to football until his older brother asked him to play football in order to lose weight. Gradually, he began to enjoy playing football as a sport and soon had the desire to improve. After outclassing his age group, Nattawut joined the JMG Academy and later attended the Bangkok Christian College, where he was called up to the Thailand Under-16's.[1]

Senior career[edit]

After winning the 2011 AFF U-16 Youth Championship with the Thailand Under-16's, he was handed a trial by Buriram United, who scouted him at the tournament.[1] They signed him, and he was invited along with seven other Thai players to train for six months at Premier League club Leicester City's Academy.[2] The experience affected him positively, since he claimed that it had "enriched him greatly".[1] Afterwards, the forward was loaned to Thai third division side Surin City where he scored 5 goals in 14 outings.[1]

International career[edit]

He won the 2011 AFF U-16 Youth Championship with Thailand U16. In 2016 Nattawut was selected in Thailand U23 squad for 2016 AFC U-23 Championship in Qatar. In August 2017, He won the Football at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games with Thailand U23.

International goals[edit]

U23[edit]

Nattawut Sombatyotha – goals for Thailand U23
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 August 2017 Selayang, Malaysia  Cambodia 2–0 3–0 2017 Southeast Asian Games
2. 3–0

U21[edit]

Nattawut Sombatyotha – goals for Thailand U21
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 June 2016 Krubong, Malaysia  Vietnam 1–0 2–0 2016 Nations Cup

U16[edit]

Nattawut Sombatyotha – goals for Thailand U16
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 July 2011 Vientiane, Laos  Indonesia 1-0 2-0 2011 AFF U-16 Youth Championship

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Buriram United

International[edit]

Thailand U-23
Thailand U-21
Thailand U-16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Nattawut Sombatyotha: The Next 'Charyl Chappuis'". fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Thais train at Leicester". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 

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