Regional League Northern Region

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Regional League Northern Region
Founded 2009
Country Thailand Thailand
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Regional League Division 2
Domestic cup(s) Thai FA Cup
Thai League Cup
Current champions Nongbua Pitchaya
(2016)
Website http://www.d2.in.th
2016

Regional League Northern Region is the 3rd Level League in Thailand. It was formed in 2009 along with other four other regional leagues, all playing at the same level. The winner of each regional league enter the Regional League Championships to determine the three teams that will receive promotion to the Thai Division 1 League.

League History[edit]

Formed in 2009, 11 clubs applied to be part of the new setup; Chainat, Chiangmai United, Chiangrai United, Kamphaeng Phet, Phetchabun, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak and Uttaradit.

Chiangmai United and Phitsanulok were the only two teams with previous experience in the Thai football league system.

Chiangrai United led the league from start to finish and duly won the first championship by 14 points.

Timeline[edit]

Year Important Events Participating Clubs
2009
  • 1st ever Regional League North-East starts.
  • 4 clubs entered the FA Cup
11
2010
  • League expanded to 16 clubs
16

Championship History[edit]

# Season Winner Runner Up Third Place
1 2009 Chiangrai United Phichit Chainat
2 2010 Chiangmai Chainat Phichit
3 2011 Phitsanulok Lamphun Warrior Phichit
4 2012 Chiangmai Phitsanulok Paknampho NSRU F.C.
5 2013 Chiangmai Phitsanulok Sukhothai
6 2014 Sukhothai Phichit Phayao
7 2015 Lampang Chiangrai City Phrae United
8 2016 Nongbua Pitchaya Kamphaeng Phet Phrae United

Member clubs[edit]

Club Province Years
Chainat Chainat 2009–2010
Chiangmai Chiangmai 2009–2010, 2012–2013
Chiangrai United Chiang Rai 2009
Kamphaeng Phet Kamphaeng Phet 2009–present
Phetchabun Phetchabun 2009–present
Phichit Phichit 2009–2014
Phitsanulok Phitsanulok 2009–2013, 2015–present
Phrae United Phrae 2009–present
Sukhothai Sukhothai 2009–2014
Tak Tak 2009–2014
Uttaradit Uttaradit 2009–present
Lampang Lampang 2010–2015
Nakhon Sawan Nakhon Sawan 2010–present
Phayao Phayao 2010–present
Singburi Singburi 2010–2012, 2015–present
Uthai Thani Uthai Thani 2010–present
Lamphun Warrior Lamphun 2011–present
Nan Nan 2011–present
Paknampho NSRU Nakhon Sawan 2012
Lopburi Lopburi 2015–present
Tak City Tak 2015–present