Phnom Penh Crown FC
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|Full name||Phnom Penh Crown Football Club|
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2014 Crown clinched their 5th Championship with a 1–0 win over NagaCorp, losing just two matches in their league campaign.
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- 2002 (as Samart United), 2008 (as Phnom Penh Empire), 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015.
- Hun Sen Cup: 2
- 2008 (as Phnom Penh Empire), 2009.
Coaches by Years (2011–present)
|Apihist Im Amphai||?–2011||Cambodian League Winner 2010|
|Bojan Hodak||2011||2011 AFC President's Cup Advanced to final round|
|Dave Booth||2011-2012||2011 AFC President's Cup Runner up, 2011 Cambodian League Winner|
|Sam Schweingruber||2012-2016||2014 Cambodian League Winner, 2015 Cambodian League Winner|
|Sam Schweingruber (Interim)||2016||2016 Hun Sen Cup 3rd place|
|oleg starynskyi||2016-2017||2017 AFC Cup Play-off round|
Captain by Years (2011–present)
|2011||Thul Sothearith||Cambodia||Kouch Sokumpheak||Cambodia|
|2012||Kouch Sokumpheak||Cambodia||Khim Borey||Cambodia|
|2013||Kouch Sokumpheak||Cambodia||Khim Borey||Cambodia|
|2014||Kouch Sokumpheak||Cambodia||Khim Borey||Cambodia|
|2015||Boris Kok||Cambodia||Odion Anthony Obadin||Nigeria|
|2016||Boris Kok||Cambodia||Keo Sokngon||Cambodia|
|2017||Shane Booysen||South Africa||Boris Kok||Cambodia|
- Radek Jelinek (2 March 2017). "Cambodia - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 October 2017.