Phnom Penh Crown FC

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Phnom Penh Crown FC
Phnom Penh Crown Crest.jpg
Full namePhnom Penh Crown Football Club
Nickname(s)Crown,

Lion of the Capital,

The Red Singhas
Founded2001
GroundRSN Stadium
Capacity5,000
CoachLeonardo Vitorino
LeagueCambodian League
20185th
WebsiteClub website

Phnom Penh Crown Football Club (Khmer: ក្លឹបបាល់ទាត់ភ្នំពេញក្រោន) is a football club from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Formerly the team were called Samart United, Hello United, Phnom Penh United and Phnom Penh Empire before establishing their current name, Phnom Penh Crown FC in 2009. The club has won 6 Cambodian League titles.

History[edit]

In 2000 Samart United were founded, with sponsorship from Samart Communications. After undergoing a number of name changes over the past decade, this was the forerunner of the Phnom Penh Crown team that exists today.[1]

Joining forces with the Khmer Empire team, another new moniker was adopted, Phnom Penh Empire, for the 2007 season, in which the team finished in third place behind the league champions Nagacorp.[citation needed]

A disappointing showing in the 2009 end of season play-offs saw the club, now called Phnom Penh Crown after their latest sponsors Crown Casino, finish in fourth spot, despite ending the regular season in top spot.[citation needed]

In 2010, Crown captured the Metfone Cambodia League Premier title for the third time, beating Preah Khan Reach 4–3 in the play-off final.[citation needed]

In 2014 Crown clinched their 5th Championship with a 1–0 win over NagaCorp, losing just two matches in their league campaign.[citation needed]

They retained their league title in 2015, defeating Nagaworld in the final on penalties.[2]

Stadium[edit]

Smart RSN Stadium in 2015

Smart RSN Stadium is a football stadium located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and is the home of Phnom Penh Crown FC. It was the first operating football stadium in Cambodia. "Smart" stands for "Smart Axiata" Telecommunications company, it's the name of this club Title sponsor and "RSN" stands for "Rithy Samnang", the club's president.[3]

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name League Hun Sen Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Brazil Leonardo Oliveira 3 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF Cambodia Seng Kosen 4 0 0 0 4 0
5 DF Cambodia Ream Serng 6 0 0 0 6 0
6 MF Japan Shuhei Mitsuhashi 5(1) 0 0 0 5(1) 0
7 FW Cambodia Yeu Muslim 6(2) 1 0 0 6(2) 1
8 MF Cambodia Orn Chanpolin 7 0 0 0 7 0
10 MF Cambodia Va Sokthorn 7 0 0 0 7 0
11 FW Cambodia Mao Piseth 3(3) 2 0 0 3(3) 2
13 GK Cambodia Saveng Samnang 5 0 0 0 5 0
14 MF Cambodia Sath Rozak 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF Cambodia Yue Safy 6 0 0 0 6 0
16 MF Cambodia Neou Soksela 1(1) 1 0 0 1(1) 1
17 MF Cambodia Pich Owen 1(1) 0 0 0 1(1) 0
18 DF Cambodia Seut Baraing 6(1) 0 0 0 6(1) 0
19 MF Cambodia Brak Thiva 5(2) 0 0 0 5(2) 0
20 MF Cambodia Lim Pisoth 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 GK Cambodia Kung Chanvuthy 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 GK Cambodia Chhin Chhainuth 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Cambodia Sok Panha 3 0 0 0 3 0
24 MF Cambodia Thomas Sam 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF Cambodia Tin Roza 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF Cambodia Suon Noeut 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 FW Cambodia Pov Ponvuthy 0(3) 1 0 0 0(3) 1
71 DF Cambodia Pom Tola 2 0 0 0 2 0
73 MF Cambodia Choun Chanchav 2 0 0 0 2 0
77 FW Brazil Paulo Victor 8 5 0 0 8 5
87 MF Cambodia Ouk Sothy (C) 3(3) 0 0 0 3(3) 0
No DF Cambodia Chea Chandara 0 0 0 0 0 0

Honours[edit]

[citation needed]

Old club logo prior to renaming
2002 (as Samart United), 2008 (as Phnom Penh Empire), 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015.
2008 (as Phnom Penh Empire), 2009.

Head Coaches[edit]

Coaches by Years (2011–present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Apihist Im Amphai Thailand ?–2011 Cambodian League Winner 2010
Bojan Hodak Croatia 2011 2011 AFC President's Cup Advanced to final round
Dave Booth England 2011–2012 2011 AFC President's Cup Runner up, 2011 Cambodian League Winner, 2012 AFC President's Cup final round
Sam Schweingruber SwitzerlandCambodia 2012–2016 2014 Cambodian League Winner, 2015 Cambodian League Winner
Oriol Mahedano Spain 2016
Sam Schweingruber (Interim) SwitzerlandCambodia 2016 2016 Hun Sen Cup 3rd place
Oleg Starynskyi Ukraine 2016–2017 2017 AFC Cup Play-off round
Sean Sainsbury England 2017–2018
Leonardo Vitorino Brazil 2018–

Captain history[edit]

Captain by Years (2011–present)

Years Captain Nationality Vice-Captain Nationality
2011 Thul Sothearith Cambodia Cambodia Kouch Sokumpheak Cambodia Cambodia
2012 Kouch Sokumpheak Cambodia Cambodia Khim Borey Cambodia Cambodia
2013 Kouch Sokumpheak Cambodia Cambodia Khim Borey Cambodia Cambodia
2014 Kouch Sokumpheak Cambodia Cambodia Khim Borey Cambodia Cambodia
2015 Boris Kok Cambodia Cambodia Odion Obadin Nigeria Nigeria
2016 Boris Kok Cambodia Cambodia Keo Sokngon Cambodia Cambodia
2017 Shane Booysen South Africa South Africa Boris Kok Cambodia Cambodia
2018 Ouk Sothy Cambodia Cambodia Orn Chanpolin Cambodia Cambodia

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Nat Position
Leonardo Vitorino Brazil Head Coach
Sum Vanna Cambodia Assistant Coach
Keo Sokngon Cambodia Team Manager
Luis Fernando Vitorino Brazil Goalkeeper Coach
Ly Heang Cambodia General Manager
Kim Kasy Cambodia Club Secretary
Pedro Benevenuto Brazil Physio
Luiz Leandro Brazil Fitness Coach
Pei Phally Cambodia Physio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Club". PPCFC. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ Radek Jelinek (2 March 2017). "Cambodia – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Phnom Penh to celebrate its first stadium". Phnom Penh Post. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.

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