Phnom Penh Crown FC

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Phnom Penh Crown FC
Full name Phnom Penh Crown Football Club
Ground RSN Stadium
Ground Capacity 5,000
Coach England Sean Sainsbury
League Cambodian League
2017 5th
Website Club website

Phnom Penh Crown Football Club 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.


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.[citation needed]

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.[1]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Cambodia GK Kung Chanvuthy
3 Cambodia DF Chea Chandara
4 Cambodia DF Ouk Sovann
7 Cambodia MF Suon Noeut
8 Cambodia MF Orn Chanpolin
9 Cambodia FW Keo Sokngon
11 South Africa FW Shane Booysen (Captain)
14 Cambodia FW Mao Piseth
15 Cambodia DF Yue Safy
16 Cambodia DF Seut Baraing
17 Cambodia DF Vat Samnang
No. Position Player
18 Cambodia FW Run Rany
19 Cambodia MF Brak Thiva
23 Cambodia MF In Sodavid
29 Cambodia GK Svang Samnang
39 Cambodia DF Chhom Pisa
54 Cambodia DF Boris Kok
73 Cambodia MF Choun Chanchav
87 Cambodia MF Ouk Sothy
94 Cambodia FW Yeu Muslim
95 Cambodia FW Pov Ponvuthy
99 Cambodia MF Sin Kakada


[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
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-Present

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 Anthony Obadin Nigeria Nigeria
2016 Boris Kok Cambodia Cambodia Keo Sokngon Cambodia Cambodia
2017 Shane Booysen South Africa South Africa Boris Kok Cambodia Cambodia


  1. ^ Radek Jelinek (2 March 2017). "Cambodia - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 

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