2008 Thailand Premier League

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Thai Premier League
Season 2008
Champions Provincial Electricity Authority
Relegated Bangkok Bank
Customs Department
Royal Thai Army
2009 AFC Champions League PEA
2009 AFC Cup Chonburi
Top goalscorer Thailand Anon Sangsanoi
(BEC Tero Sasana) (20)
Biggest home win Chula-Sinthana 5-0 Port Authority of Thailand
Biggest away win Tobacco Monopoly 1-4 Krung Thai Bank
Customs Department 1-4 Bangkok University
Port Authority of Thailand 2-5 BEC Tero Sasana
Highest scoring Chula-Sinthana 6-2 BEC Tero Sasana
(8 goals)
2007
2009

The 2008 Thai Premier League had 16 teams. It was the twelfth since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 18 February 2008, and the season ended on 11 October 2008. Three teams would be relegated to Thailand Division 1 League. The Champion in this season would qualify for the AFC Champions League 2009 qualification stage and the runner-up would be enter the AFC Cup 2009. The official name of the league at this time was Thailand Premier League.

Provincial Electricity Authority won their first championship after they changed their home stadium from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, where they have a bigger fan base. This season also saw the great successful team of Thai football league, Bangkok Bank relegated to Division 1 league after they were defeated by Chonburi in the final match of the season.

Defending champions Chonburi were pipped to the title after faltering against new Premier League side Samut Songkhram in the second to last game of the season. Samut finished in a creditable 7th place, one place above Chula United who also impressed in their first season back in the top flight.

Customs Department FC, the other newcomers along with, found life to difficult and dropped back into Division One at the first attempt.

Season schedule[edit]

Rules[edit]

  • Teams play each other twice on a home and away basis
  • 3 Points for a win
  • 1 Point for a draw
  • At end of the season the winners play the runners ups in the Kor Royal Cup
  • Winner qualifies for Asian Champions League Qualification Round
  • Runner-Up enters AFC Cup
  • Teams finishing on same points at the end of the season use head-to-head record to determine finishing position.
  • Bottom three teams are relegated to Thailand Division 1 League

Member clubs[edit]

† Chula-Sinthana changed to "Chula United" from August 2008 season



Thailand Premier League 2008 Map.png

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
BEC Tero Sasana France Regis Laguesse Sacked France Christophe Larrouilh February 2008 3rd
Customs Department Thailand Prapas Chamrasamee Resigned Thailand Chatchai Paholpat July 2008 Post-season (16th)
Thailand Tobacco Monopoly Thailand Gawin Kachendecha Became manager of Thailand national under-20 football team Thailand Prajak Weangsong July 2008 Post-season (12th)

League table[edit]

POS NAME P W D L F A +/- Points Notes
1 PEA 30 18 7 5 38 15 +23 61
2 Chonburi (C) 30 15 14 1 34 14 +20 59
3 BEC Tero Sasana 30 16 7 7 50 31 +19 55
4 Osotsapa M-150 30 13 12 5 37 25 +12 51
5 TOT 30 13 11 6 36 27 +9 50
6 Krung Thai Bank 30 13 7 10 47 36 +11 46
7 Samut Songkhram (PR) 30 11 10 9 35 31 +4 43
8 Chula-Sinthana (Chula United) (PR) 30 10 9 11 47 41 +6 39
9 Nakhon Pathom 30 11 4 15 24 38 -14 37
10 Bangkok University 30 9 8 13 28 36 -8 35 Head to Head
Bangkok Univ win 2-1
11 Coke-Bangpra (PR) 30 8 11 11 24 27 -3 35
12 Tobacco Monopoly 30 7 12 11 20 25 -5 33
13 Port Authority 30 7 9 14 30 47 -17 30
14 Bangkok Bank 30 6 11 13 23 35 -12 29
15 Royal Thai Army 30 6 7 17 21 44 -23 25
16 Customs Department (PR) 30 5 5 20 18 39 -21 20
  • Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored
Champion and Qualification for the 2009 AFC Champions League
Qualification for the 2009 AFC Cup
Relegation spots
(C) Defending Champion
(PR) Promoted from last Season

Season Notes[edit]

Asian Representation[edit]

Thai Premier League All-Star Exhibition game[edit]

Results[edit]

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. PAT 0-2 0-0 2-2 1-3 1-0 0-1 0-0 2-2 2-0 2-5 0-0 2-1 1-1 2-1 1-2
2. PEA 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-1 4-0 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 0-0
3. Coke-Bangpra 1-1 1-4 2-3 0-1 0-1 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-2 1-0 1-1 0-0
4. Chula 5-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-2 6-2 1-1 5-1 0-0 0-2 0-1
5. Chonburi 0-0 1-0 0-0 4-1 1-1 2-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-0 1-1
6. Army 2-1 0-1 2-1 3-2 0-0 0-2 0-3 0-2 1-2 2-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-2 1-3
7. TOT 3-1 2-0 0-2 2-1 1-1 0-0 2-1 1-0 3-2 2-3 0-0 2-1 1-0 1-1 0-0
8. BKK Bank 2-1 0-4 0-0 1-3 1-2 2-0 0-0 3-4 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-0
9. Krung Thai 1-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-2 3-1 4-1 2-0 2-0 0-0 1-2 2-0 2-0 0-1 2-3
10. N Pathom 2-0 1-0 0-1 2-1 0-2 1-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-2
11. BEC tero 1-2 1-0 1-0 5-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-2 3-1 0-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 2-1
12. Tobacco 2-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-0 1-4 2-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 3-0 1-1
13. BKK Univ 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-0 2-3 0-2 0-2 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-2
14. Customs 3-2 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-2 1-2 0-1 0-3 2-1 1-4 2-3 2-3
15. S Songkhram 3-1 0-0 2-1 2-0 1-2 4-0 1-1 1-2 1-3 2-0 1-1 0-0 0-2 2-1 1-3
16. Osotsapa 1-1 0-1 1-1 2-4 0-1 0-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-1

Source : thaifootballleague.com [5]

Top scorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Thailand Anon Sangsanoi 20 BEC Tero Sasana
Thailand Ronnachai Rangsiyo 16 Provincial Electricity Authority
Thailand Sarayoot Chaikamdee 12 Osotsapa M-150
Thailand Teerathep Winothai BEC Tero Sasana
Thailand Wuttichai Tathong Chula-Sinthana (Chula United)
Ivory Coast Kone Kassim 10 Krung Thai Bank
Nigeria Ajayi Gdenga Samuel 9 Krung Thai Bank
Thailand Pipat Thonkanya Provincial Electricity Authority
Thailand Sompong Soleb Chula-Sinthana (Chula United)
Thailand Phuwadol Sankla 8 TOT
Thailand Suriya Domtaisong Bangkok University

Annual awards[edit]

Coach of the Year[edit]

Goalkeeper of the Year[edit]

Defender of the Year[edit]

Midfielder of the Year[edit]

Striker of the Year[edit]

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Top scorer[edit]

Champions[edit]

Champions
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PEA
1st Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Thai Premier League
2007
Thai Premier League
2008
Provincial Electricity Authority
Succeeded by
Thai Premier League
2009