Thai Division 1 League

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Thai Division 1 League
League Division 1 Logo.png
Country Thailand Thailand
Founded 1997; 19 years ago (1997)
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Thai League
Relegation to Regional League Division 2
Domestic cup(s) Thai FA Cup
League cup(s) Thai League Cup
Current champions Police United (4th title)
Most championships Police United (4th titles)
TV partners True Visions
2016 Thai Division 1 League

League Division 1 (Thai: ลีกดิวิชั่น 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 Division 1.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

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

The bottom four teams will be relegated to the Championship.

Prize money[edit]

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

Player's Player award[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
18 2015 Police United Pattaya United Sukhothai

Number of wins[edit]

Club Champions
Police United 4 (1999-2000), (2005–06), (2009), (2015)
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 and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Air Force Central Pathum Thani Thupatemee Stadium 25,000
Ang Thong Ang Thong Ang Thong Provincial Stadium 6,500
Bangkok Bangkok Chalerm Phrakiat Bang Mod Stadium 8,000
Chiangmai Chiangmai 700th Anniversary Stadium 25,000
Khon Kaen United Khon Kaen Khon Kaen Stadium 8,000
Krabi Krabi Krabi Provincial Stadium 6,000
Lampang Lampang Lampang Provincial Stadium 5,500
Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Municipality Sport School Stadium 2,141
Port Bangkok PAT Stadium 12,308
Prachuap Prachuap Khiri Khan Sam Ao Stadium 7,000
PTT Rayong Rayong PTT Stadium 20,000
Rayong Rayong Rayong Stadium 7,500
Samut Songkhram Samut Songkhram Samut Songkhram Stadium 6,000
Songkhla United Songkhla Na Thawi District Stadium 2,000
Thai Honda Ladkrabang Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium 15,000
Ubon UMT United Ubon Ratchathani Tung Burapha Stadium 3,000
Football clubs in Greater Bangkok

Stadiums (2016)[edit]

Primary venues used in the Thai League Division 1:

Air Force Central Ang Thong Bangkok F.C. Chiangmai Khon Kaen United Krabi
Thupatemee Stadium Ang Thong Provincial Stadium 72-years Anniversary Stadium 700th Anniversary Stadium Khon Kaen Stadium Krabi Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 6,500 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 6,000
Thupatemee Stadium.jpg BangModStadium.jpg 700th Anniversary Stadium.jpg
Lampang Nakhon Pathom United Port Prachuap Khiri Khan PTT Rayong Rayong
Lampang Provincial Stadium Nakhon Pathom Stadium PAT Stadium Sam Ao Stadium PTT Stadium Rayong Stadium
Capacity: 5,500 Capacity: 2,141 Capacity: 12,308 Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 7,500
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Samut Songkhram Songkhla United Thai Honda Ladkrabang Ubon UMT United
Samut Songkhram Stadium Na Thawi District Stadium 72nd Anniversary Stadium Tung Burapha Stadium
Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 2,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 3,000
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Top scorers[edit]

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2015 Brazil Felipe Ferreira
Thailand Tana Chanabut
Police United
2014 Ivory Coast Marc Landry Babo Ang Thong 19
2013 Brazil Leandro de Oliveira da Luz Singhtarua 24
2012 England Lee Tuck Bangkok 23
2011 Thailand Adisak Srikampang
Thailand Phuwadol Suwannachart
PTT Rayong
2010 Thailand Chainarong Tathong Chula United 19
2009 Thailand Wutthipong Kerdkul Rattana Bundit 27
2008 Thailand Tanongsak Promdard Raj-Vithi 18

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