Thai Division 1 League

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Thai Division 1 League
Country Thailand Thailand
Founded 1997; 18 years ago (1997)
Number of teams 20
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Thai Premier League
Relegation to Thai Division 2 League
Domestic cup(s) Thai FA Cup
Thai League Cup
Current champions Nakhon Ratchasima
Most championships Police United (3)
2015 season

Thai Division 1 League (Thai: ไทยลีกดิวิชั่น ๑) is the second tier league in Thai domestic football tournament. The top 3 are promoted to Thai Premier League at the end of the season, whilst four are relegated to Division 2.

For the 2008 season, the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) reduced the number of teams in the league to 16 teams. Previously there had been two groups of 12 clubs. For the 2011 season the number of teams was increased to 18 teams,The Thai Division 1 League is a seasons run from March to October, with teams playing 34 games each totalling 306 games in the season. It is sponsored by Yamaha and therefore officially known as the "Yamaha League 1".

Promotion / Relegation[edit]

The top three teams will be promoted to the Thai Premier League. The top team as champions.

The bottom four teams will be relegated to the Division 2.

Prize money[edit]

  • Champion  : 5,000,000 Baht
  • Runner-up  : 3,000,000 Baht
  • Third Place  : 1,000,000 Baht

Player's Player[edit]

The 2013 seasons 'Player's Player award went to the Mongolian Murun Altankhuyag for consistency in play on the pitch.


Championship History[edit]

# Season Winner Runner Up Third Place
1 1997-98 Krung Thai Bank Osotsapa
2 1998-99 Bangkok Bank Of Commerce Assumption School Sri Racha
3 1999-2000 Royal Thai Police Royal Thai Navy
4 2000-01 Tobacco Monopoly Bangkok Christian College
5 2001-02 Bangkok Christian College
6 2002-03 Bangkok University Royal Thai Navy Provincial Electricity Authority
7 2003-04 TOT PEA
8 2004-05 Royal Thai Army Thai Honda
9 2005-06 Royal Thai Police Royal Thai Navy
10 2007 Customs Department Chula-Sinthana Coke-Bangpra
11 2008 Muang Thong United Sriracha Royal Thai Navy
12 2009 Police United Royal Thai Army Sisaket
13 2010 Sriracha Khonkaen Chiangrai United
14 2011 Buriram Chainat BBCU
15 2012 Ratchaburi Suphanburi Bangkok United
16 2013 Air Force AVIA Singhtarua PTT Rayong
17 2014 Nakhon Ratchasima Saraburi Siam Navy

Number of wins[edit]

Club Champions
Royal Thai Police 3 (1999-2000), (2005–06), (2009)
Krung Thai Bank 1 (1997–98)
Bangkok Bank of Commerce 1 (1998–99)
TTM 1 (2000–01)
Bangkok Christian College 1 (2001–02)
Bangkok University 1 (2002–03)
TOT 1 (2003–04)
Royal Thai Army 1 (2004–05)
Customs Department 1 (2007)
Muang Thong United 1 (2008)
Sriracha 1 (2010)
Buriram 1 (2011)
Ratchaburi 1 (2012)
Air Force AVIA 1 (2013)
Nakhon Ratchasima 1 (2014)

Stadiums (2015)[edit]

Primary venues used in the Thai League Division 1:

Air Force Central Ang Thong Ayutthaya Bangkok F.C. BBCU
Thupatemee Stadium Ang Thong Stadium Ayutthaya Stadium 72-years Anniversary Stadium Nonthaburi Municipality Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 6,500 Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 6,000
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Chiangmai Krabi Nakhon Pathom United Pattaya United Phichit
700th Anniversary Stadium Krabi Stadium Nakhon Pathom Stadium Nongprue Stadium Phichit Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 2,141 Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 15,000
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Phuket F.C. Police United Prachuap Khiri Khan PTT Rayong Samut Songkhram
Surakul Stadium Boonyachinda Stadium Sam Ao Stadium PTT Stadium Samut Songkhram Stadium
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 6,000
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Songkhla United Sukhothai Thai Honda Trat TTM Customs
Tinsulanon Stadium Thung Talay Luang Stadium 72nd Anniversary Stadium Trat Stadium Lad Krabang 54 Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 2,500
Tinsulanonstadium2014.jpg Stadium of Chaloermprakiat 72 punsa.jpg Ladkrabang54 Stadium.jpg

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Air Force Central Pathum Thani Thupatemee Stadium 25,000
Ang Thong Ang Thong Ang Thong Province Stadium 6,500
Ayutthaya Ayutthaya Ayutthaya Province Stadium 6,000
Bangkok Bangkok Chalerm Phrakiat Bang Mod Stadium 8,000
BBCU Nonthaburi Chalerm Phrakiat Nonthaburi Youth Centre Stadium 6,000
Chiangmai Chiangmai 700th Anniversary Stadium 25,000
Krabi Krabi Krabi Province Stadium 6,000
Nakhon Pathom United Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Municipality Sport School Stadium 2,141
Pattaya United Pattaya Nongprue Stadium 5,000
Phichit Phichit Phichit Stadium 15,000
Phuket Phuket Surakul Stadium 15,000
Police United Pathum Thani Boonyachinda Stadium ?
Prachuap Prachuap Khiri Khan Sam Ao Stadium 7,000
PTT Rayong Rayong PTT Stadium 20,000
Samut Songkhram BTU Bangkok Bangkokthonburi University Stadium 1,000
Songkhla United Songkhla Tinsulanon Stadium 35,000
Sukhothai Sukhothai Thung Thalay Luang Stadium 8,000
Thai Honda Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium 15,000
Trat Trat Trat Province Stadium 4,000
TTM Customs Samut Prakan Lad Krabang 54 Stadium 2,000

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