Suree Sukha

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Suree Sukha
Suree Sukha after THA-OMA.jpg
Personal information
Full name Suree Sukha
Date of birth (1982-07-27) July 27, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right back / Centre back
Club information
Current team
Ubon UMT United
Number 25
Youth career
1999–2001 Chonburi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Balestier Khalsa FC 8 (2)
2001–2007 Chonburi 96 (7)
2007–2008 Manchester City 0 (0)
2008 Grasshopper (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2012 Chonburi 115 (10)
2013–2016 Buriram United 69 (0)
2017– Ubon UMT United 5 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Thailand U17 9 (0)
2000–2001 Thailand U19 12 (0)
2002–2005 Thailand U23 14 (1)
2006–2012 Thailand 68 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Suree Sukha (Thai: สุรีย์ สุขะ, born July 27, 1982), is a Thai professional footballer who plays as a Defender for Thai League T1 club Ubon UMT United.

Personal life[edit]

Suree's twin younger brother Surat is also a footballer and plays for Buriram United as a Midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Suree formerly played for Manchester City F.C. following a two-week trial with fellow Thai internationals Kiatprawut Saiwaeo and Teerasil Dangda,.[1] Sukha's contract was set to be signed by the English club, but his work permit application was denied by the British Home Office as players originating from countries outside of the FIFA-ranked top 70 do not qualify according to Home Office guidelines. He also failed to pass on a clause requiring players to have participated in 75% of their country's internationals in the two years previous to the submission of the permit application.[2]

After a long wait, Sukha finally signed for Manchester City along with fellow Thai internationals and City trialists Kiatprawut Saiwaeo and Teerasil Dangda on 16 November 2007, on the same day that his former club, Chonburi, announced a partnership agreement with his new club.[3]

On 9 May 2008, Sukha was quoted in the Bangkok Post, as stating his future would lie in either China or Australia after his loan spell at Grasshoppers Zurich.[4]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 15, 2007 Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau  Macau 2–0 7–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2. December 7, 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia  Indonesia 1–0 1–2 AFF Suzuki Cup



Buriram United


  1. ^ "Man City take Thai trio on trial". BBC Sport. 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Suree's Man City move in doubt". Reuters. 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Three more clubs join global alliance". Manchester City F.C. Official Site. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-11-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Suree wants a way out of Grasshopper Zurich". Bangkok Post website. 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 

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