Nuengrutai Srathongvian

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Nuengrutai Srathongvian
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Srathongvian in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-01-01) 1 January 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Thailand (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2001 Police Club
National team
Teams managed
2009 Asian Graduate College
2013–2014 Thailand (assistant)
2014 Thailand U14
2014–2015 Thailand
2015 Thailand U16
2017 Thailand U19
2017–2019 Thailand

Field hockey career
Playing position Goalkeeper
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nuengrutai Srathongvian (Thai: หนึ่งฤทัย สระทองเวียน; born 1 January 1972), also known as "Coach Nueng" (Thai: โค้ชหนึ่ง), is a Thai former footballer and field hockey player, and manager of the Thailand women's national football team.

Sporting career[edit]

While attending university, Srathongvian began playing field hockey, as there were few football matches played for year one students. She represented the Thailand women's national field hockey team, winning the gold medal as hosts at the 1995 Southeast Asian Games in Chiang Mai. She later went on to represent the Thailand women's national football team, appearing for the team in the football tournament at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. Hosts Thailand finished last in their group with one point. In club football, she played for Police Club.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Srathongvian previously coached the Asian Graduate College [th]. In 2013, she was appointed as the assistant coach for the women's national team, under head coach Jatuporn Pramualban. In 2014, she replaced Pramualban as head coach following his retirement, becoming the first woman to hold the position.[2] She led the team at the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup, finishing the tournament in fifth place after defeating Vietnam. Therefore, the team qualified for the 2015 edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, Thailand's debut at the tournament.

In Group B of the 2015 World Cup, Thailand finished third, having lost 0–4 to Norway and 0–4 to Germany. However, the team won 3–2 against Ivory Coast for their first World Cup win.[3]

In September 2015, Srathongvian announced her retirement from the head coach position after being eliminated in 2016 Olympics qualifying.[4] However, Srathongvian returned to the position in October 2017 following the resignation of Spencer Prior.[5] The team managed to finish fourth at the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup in Jordan, thus qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Srathongvian has also coached various Thai women's youth selections, including the under-14, under-16 (at the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship) and under-19 (at the 2017 AFC U-19 Women's Championship) teams.[6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Srathongvian was born in the Thai village of Sra Pattana in Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom.[1]


  1. ^ a b "ชีวิตพลิก 9 ตลบ กว่าจะเป็นโค้ชประวัติศาสตร์บอลไทย" [Life flipped 9 times to join history as the Thai football coach] (in Thai). Siamsport. 6 June 2018. Archived from the original on 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "คอลัมน์ลีกไทย: โค้ชหนึ่ง หนึ่งฤทัย สระทองเวียน แม่ทัพบอลหญิงคนใหม่". Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  3. ^ ""โค้ชหนึ่ง" หนึ่งฤทัย สระทองเวียน: "เป๊ป กวาร์ดิโอล่า" คือ ไอดอล" ["Coach Nueng" Nuengrutai Srathongvian: "Pep Guardiola is an idol"] (in Thai). ThePeople. 29 March 2019. Archived from the original on 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ "โค้ชหนึ่งประกาศลาออกเซ่นสาวไทยพ่ายเหงียน". Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  5. ^ "สมาคมฟุตบอลฯ แต่งตั้ง "โค้ชหนึ่ง" คุมฟุตบอลหญิงทีมชาติไทย". 2 October 2017.
  6. ^ "'โค้ชหนึ่ง' เร้าชบาแก้วยู-19 ทำงานหนัก หากหวังเทียบชั้นระดับโลก".
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  8. ^ "โค้ชหนึ่งยกขุมกำลังสาวไทยเป็นต่อคู่แข่งในศึกอซ.ยู-14".

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