Nay Pyi Taw F.C.

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Nay Pyi Taw Football Club
Nay Pyi Taw FC logo.png
Full name Nay Pyi Taw Football Club
Nickname(s) White Elephant
Founded 2010
Ground Wunna Theikdi Stadium
Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Myanmar Dr. Phyo Ko Ko Tint San
Coach Myanmar U Kyaw Min Htoo
League Myanmar National League
Website Club website
Current season

Nay Pyi Taw Football Club (Burmese: နေပြည်တော် ဘောလုံးအသင်း) is a professional football club, based at Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Owned by a prominent businessman, Dr. Phyo Ko Ko Tint San, the club was founded in 2010 and finished as runners-up in MNL Cup 2012.

Nay Pyi Taw F.C. was founded in 2009 and played as an amateur club (ACE FC) in the Myanmar League, which was the highest football league in Myanmar. The first ever manager was Zaw Win, and the coach was San Lwin. Since 2010, ACE FC (now Nay Pyi Taw) Football Club changed as a professional football club to play in the Myanmar National League (Professional League) which was changed from Myanmar League.

History[edit]

Nay Pyi Taw FC is a Myanmar professional football team, established in 2010. While initially based in Yangon, the team was relocated to the capital Nay Pyi Taw in 2011. In that year, Nay Pyi Taw FC football team renovated the Paung Laung Stadium as a modern 15,000 capacity stadium and uses it as its home field.

Nay Pyi Taw FC won by 6 goals over Zwegabin United FC (April 5, 2010) as their first ever professional football match win. Their first ever professional hat-trick goal was produced by Aruna who scored his first professional goal against Zwegabin United FC. The 2013 Myanmar National League was a breakthrough season for the club where the team finished as runners-up, its highest position ever, and qualified for the 2014 AFC Cup.

Performance in AFC Cup[edit]

2014: Nay Pyi Taw FC has qualified for the 2014 AFC Cup and is placed in Group H comprising Kitchee FC from Hong Kong, Tampines Rovers FC from Singapore and Pune FC from India. This is Nay Pyi Taw FC's first foray in Asian level competition. Nay Pyi Taw have progressed to the AFC Cup Round of 16 where they will meet Hanoi T&T in a one off game to see who progresses to the Quarter-finals of the AFC Cup.

AFC Cup Group (H) Standing[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Hong Kong Kitchee 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 13
Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
Singapore Tampines Rovers 6 2 0 4 9 16 −7 6
India Pune 6 1 3 2 12 15 −3 6
  KIT NPT PUN TAM
Kitchee 2–0 2–2 4–0
Nay Pyi Taw 1–2 3–3 3–1
Pune 2–0 2–2 2–5
Tampines Rovers 0–5 0–1 3–1
Tiebreakers
  • Tampines Rovers and Pune are ranked on head-to-head record.

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Sportswear Sponsor
2010, 2011 Thailand FBT Hotel Ace
2012 Japan Nike KTM
2013 Malaysia Warriors U'JAZZ
2014 Malaysia Warriors -
2017 Thailand Warrix Hotel ACE

2017 Players Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Myanmar GK Wai Lin Aung
Myanmar GK Aung Wai Phyo
20 Myanmar GK Kyaw Thu

2 Myanmar DF Wai Phyo
3 Myanmar DF Moe Win
4 Myanmar DF Chan Chan
5 Myanmar DF Thet Lwin Win
17 Myanmar DF Thant Zin Oo
23 Myanmar DF Zin Bo Tun
41 Ivory Coast DF Ibrahim
Myanmar DF Ni Mg Mg Aung
Myanmar DF Nay Zaw Aung
Myanmar DF Ye Lin Naing
Myanmar DF Thet Zaw Shein
Myanmar DF Kun Lin Htain
No. Position Player
6 Myanmar MF Zaw Lin
10 Myanmar MF Aung Kyaw Naing
12 Myanmar MF Htet Zaw Htun
21 Myanmar MF Aung Myo Thet
25 Myanmar MF Thant Zin Win
27 Myanmar MF Kyaw Kyaw Htet
44 Mali MF Daoula Cris Salifii Diarra
Myanmar MF Soe Kyaw Oo
Myanmar MF Phyo Wai Aung
Myanmar MF Sithu
Myanmar MF Aung Zaw Naing
Myanmar MF Aung Ye Htut

7 Ivory Coast FW Bamba Gaoussou
8 Myanmar FW Yan Kha
11 Japan FW Nishihara Takumu
19 Myanmar FW Aung Myat Thu

Player of the Year Award[edit]

Year Name Type of Award
2011 Myanmar Zaw Lin MFF Young Player of the Year
Year Name Type of Award
2014 Myanmar Aung Kyaw Naing MFF Young Player of the Year

Seasons[edit]

MNL Pos P W D L F A Pts MFF Cup AFC Cup
2010 10th 20 3 3 14 25 36 12 Quarter-Finals -
2011 6th 22 8 6 8 33 28 30 Runners-up -
2012 7th 26 12 6 8 38 25 42 Quarter-Finals -
2013 2nd 22 12 6 4 36 21 42 Group Stage -
2014 6th 21 10 2 9 33 31 32 Runner Up Round of 16
2015 12th 22 4 5 13 22 42 17 2nd round -
2016 MNL-2 3rd 22 15 3 4 62 29 38 2nd round -

References[edit]

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