Thailand national under-23 football team

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Thailand Under-23
Nickname(s)ช้างศึก
(The War Elephants)
AssociationFootball Association of Thailand
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachAkira Nishino
CaptainShinnaphat Leeaoh
Home stadiumRajamangala Stadium
FIFA codeTHA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
Biggest win
 Thailand 9–0 Malaysia 
(Bangkok, Thailand; November 1998)
 Thailand 9–0 Timor-Leste 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 8 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Thailand 0–6 Japan 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 13 November 1999)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2016)
Best resultGroup stage (2016, 2018)
Asian Games
Appearances4 (first in 2002)
Best result4th place (2002, 2014)
Southeast Asian Games
Appearances9 (first in 2001)
Best resultGold medal icon (G initial).svg Gold Medal (7 titles)

The Thailand national under-23 football team (Thai: ฟุตบอลทีมชาติไทยรุ่นอายุไม่เกิน 23 ปี, RTGSfutbon thim chat thai run ayu mai koen yi-sip-sam pi), also known as the Thailand Olympic football team is the national team for the under-23 and 22 level, representing Thailand in international football competitions in the Olympic Games, Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games, as well as any other under-23 international football tournaments including the AFC U-23 Championship. It is controlled by the Football Association of Thailand.

The team won the Southeast Asian Games gold medal for a record 7th time, making it the most successful among ASEAN football teams.

History[edit]

2013–present[edit]

2014 Asian Games[edit]

The 2014 Asian Games that held in Incheon, South Korea. Thailand U23 Team under coach Kiatisuk Senamuang built a young blood team that they will become the main Thailand senior team in the future such as Chanathip Songkrasin, Sarach Yooyen, Kawin Thamsatchanan, Charyl Chappuis etc. In this competition Thailand U23 Team can make top performance by ended in fourth place the higher place in Asian Games for the second times after 1998.

2016 AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

The 2016 AFC U-23 Championship final tournament was held in Qatar from 12–30 January 2016. Thailand qualified for the tournament by runner-up in the qualification stage in homeland in March 2015. The War Elephants recorded comprehensive victories; 2–1 against Cambodia ; 5–1 against Philippines and 0–0 against North Korea.

The 2016 AFC U-23 Championship doubled as the qualifying tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympics Football tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Thailand were eliminated from the championship in the group stage. A 1–1 draw to Saudi Arabia followed by a 0–4 loss to Japan meant that Thailand needed to defeat North Korea in the final group match. A nil-all draw resulted in the elimination for Thailand from the tournament and hence failure to qualify for the Olympics.

Schedule and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players were announced as the squad for the 2019 Merlion Cup.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Korraphat Nareechan (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 21) Thailand Khonkaen
20 1GK Nont Muangngam (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 22) Thailand Chiangmai
23 1GK Nopphon Lakhonphon (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 18) Thailand Lampang

2 2DF Meechok Marhasaranukun (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 21) Thailand Suphanburi
3 2DF Jaturapat Sattham (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 20) Thailand Chainat Hornbill
5 2DF Shinnaphat Leeaoh (captain) (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 22) Thailand Chiangrai United
9 2DF Thitavee Aksornsri (1997-11-08) 8 November 1997 (age 21) Thailand Police Tero
11 2DF Apisit Sorada (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 22) Thailand BG Pathum United
12 2DF Sarayut Sompim (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 22) Thailand PTT Rayong
15 2DF Saringkan Promsupa (vice-captain) (1997-03-29) 29 March 1997 (age 22) Thailand Muangthong United
16 2DF Kritsada Nontharat (2001-02-01) 1 February 2001 (age 18) Thailand Bangkok United
22 2DF Marco Ballini (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 21) Thailand Chainat Hornbill

4 3MF Chatmongkol Thongkiri (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 (age 22) Thailand Chainat Hornbill
6 3MF Rattanakorn Maikami (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 21) Thailand Buriram United
7 3MF Wisarut Imura (1997-10-18) 18 October 1997 (age 21) Thailand Bangkok United
13 3MF Jaroensak Wonggorn (1997-05-18) 18 May 1997 (age 22) Thailand Samut Prakan City
17 3MF Siwakorn Sangwong (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 22) Thailand BG Pathum United
18 3MF Kannarin Thawornsak (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 (age 22) Thailand Sisaket
21 3MF Ekanit Panya (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 19) Thailand Chiangmai

8 4FW Sittichok Paso (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 20) Thailand Chonburi
14 4FW Nattawut Moonsuwan (1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 21) Thailand Police Tero
19 4FW Korrawit Tasa (2000-04-07) 7 April 2000 (age 19) Thailand Muangthong United

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kritsawat Kongkot (1999-07-26) 26 July 1999 (age 19) Thailand Chainat Hornbill 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
GK Jack Krause (1997-06-24) 24 June 1997 (age 22) Thailand Sukhothai 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
GK Chakhon Philakhlang (1998-03-08) 8 March 1998 (age 21) Thailand Khonkaen 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE
GK Worawut Sukuna (2000-06-24) 24 June 2000 (age 19) Thailand Chonburi 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE
GK Fahas Bilanglod (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 20) Thailand BG Pathum United 2018 Alpine Cup

DF Kevin Deeromram (1997-11-11) 11 November 1997 (age 21) Thailand Port 2019 Merlion Cup INJ
DF Patcharapol Intanee (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 (age 20) Thailand Muangthong United 2019 Merlion Cup INJ
DF Chatchai Saengdao (1997-01-11) 11 January 1997 (age 22) Thailand Muangthong United 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
DF Jakkit Wachpirom (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 22) Thailand Samut Prakan City 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
DF Chotipat Poomkeaw (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 21) Thailand Chiangmai 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
DF Kritsada Kaman (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 20) Thailand Chonburi 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
DF Kittipong Sansanit (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 20) Thailand Muangthong United 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
DF Nakin Wisetchat (1999-07-09) 9 July 1999 (age 20) Thailand Army United 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
DF Kittitach Praniti (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 20) Thailand Phuket City 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
DF Sampan Kesi (1999-07-03) 3 July 1999 (age 20) Thailand Phuket City 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
DF Thitathorn Aksornsri (1997-11-08) 8 November 1997 (age 21) Thailand Police Tero 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE
DF Peerawat Akkatam (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 20) Thailand PT Prachuap 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE
DF Arthit Kansangwet (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 20) Thailand Kasetsart 2018 Alpine Cup
DF Marut Budrak (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 21) Thailand Assumption United 2018 Alpine Cup

MF Supachok Sarachat (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 21) Thailand Buriram United 2019 Merlion Cup WD
MF Worachit Kanitsribampen (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 (age 21) Thailand Chonburi 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
MF Anon Amornlerdsak (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 21) Thailand Bangkok United 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
MF Saharat Sontisawat (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 21) Thailand Chonburi 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
MF Sakunchai Saengthopho (1999-06-07) 7 June 1999 (age 20) Thailand Muangthong United 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
MF Jedsadakorn Kowngam (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 22) Thailand Army United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
MF Anon Samakorn (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 21) Thailand Port 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
MF Techin Muktarakosa (1997-04-18) 18 April 1997 (age 22) Thailand Bangkok United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
MF Narachai Inthanaka (1999-07-27) 27 July 1999 (age 19) Thailand Chiangmai 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
MF Tanpisit Kukalamo (1997-08-23) 23 August 1997 (age 21) Thailand Ubon United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
MF Reungyos Janchaichit (1998-07-20) 20 July 1998 (age 20) Thailand Muangthong United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
MF Nattawut Chootiwat (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 20) Thailand Phuket City 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE
MF Hassawat Nopnate (2000-02-17) 17 February 2000 (age 19) Thailand Muangthong United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE
MF Sansern Limwattana (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 22) Thailand Port 2018 Asian Games
MF Sirimongkhon Jitbanjong (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 21) Thailand Suphanburi 2018 Asian Games PRE
MF Suksan Mungpao (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 22) Thailand Army United 2018 Alpine Cup
MF Nattawut Saengsri (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 21) Thailand Chonburi 2018 Alpine Cup

FW Supachai Jaided (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 20) Thailand Buriram United 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
FW Suphanat Mueanta (2002-08-02) 2 August 2002 (age 16) Thailand Buriram United 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
FW Ritthidet Pensawat (1997-03-21) 21 March 1997 (age 22) Thailand Phuket City 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
FW Sihanart Suttisak (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 21) Thailand Udon Thani 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship
FW Poramet Arjvirai (1998-07-20) 20 July 1998 (age 20) Thailand Muangthong United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship INJ
FW Nattawut Suksum (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 21) Japan FC Tokyo U-23 2018 Alpine Cup
FW Settawut Wongsai (1997-05-07) 7 May 1997 (age 22) Thailand Chonburi 2018 Alpine Cup INJ

Notes:

  • INJ Withdrew from squad due to injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • SUS Suspended
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons

Previous squads[edit]

2017 SEA Games winners final starting line-up Malaysia 0 - 1 Thailand. [2]
2013 SEA Games winners final starting line-up Indonesia 0 - 1 Thailand. [3]
2015 SEA Games winners final starting line-up Thailand 3 - 0 Myanmar.[4]

Head coaches[edit]

Thailand national under-23 football team head coaches
Name Country Period Honours
Doldjs Otkar  Czech Republic 2001 2001 Southeast Asian GamesGold medalist Gold medal
Peter Withe  England 2002 2002 Asian Games – 4th place
Carlos Roberto  Brazil 2003–2004 2003 Southeast Asian GamesGold medalist Gold medal
Chatchai Paholpat  Thailand 2004
Sigfried Held  Germany 2004
Charnwit Polcheewin  Thailand 2005–2006 2005 Southeast Asian GamesGold medalist Gold medal
2006 Asian Games – Quarter-finals
Prapol Pongpanich  Thailand 2007
Thongsuk Sampahungsith  Thailand 2007 2007 Southeast Asian GamesGold medalist Gold medal
Steve Darby  England 2009
Bryan Robson  England 2010 2010 Asian Games – Quarter-finals
Charnwit Polcheewin  Thailand 2011
Prapol Pongpanich  Thailand 2011
Alexandré Pölking  Brazil 2012 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualification – Group Stage
Kiatisuk Senamuang  Thailand 2013–2015 2013 Southeast Asian GamesGold medalist Gold medal
2014 Asian Games – 4th place
Choketawee Promrut  Thailand 2015 2015 Southeast Asian GamesGold medalist Gold medal
Kiatisuk Senamuang  Thailand 2016 2016 AFC U-23 Championship – Group Stage
Worrawoot Srimaka  Thailand 2016–2017 Dubai CupWinners
2017 Southeast Asian GamesGold medalist Gold medal
Zoran Janković  Bulgaria 2017–2018 2018 AFC U-23 Championship – Group Stage
Worrawoot Srimaka  Thailand 2018 2018 Asian Games – Group Stage
Alexandre Gama  Brazil 2018–2019 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship – Runners-up
2019 Merlion Cup – Runners-up
Akira Nishino  Japan 2019– 2019 Southeast Asian Games
2020 AFC U-23 Championship

Competitive record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

The under-23 national team has never managed to qualify for the Olympics, but the senior national team has done so.

Olympic Games finals record Qualifications record
Year Host country Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
1900 to 19881 See Thailand national football team See Thailand national football team
1992  Spain Preliminary round qualification 8 5 0 3 25 9
1996  United States Preliminary round qualification 4 2 0 2 12 6
2000  Australia Second round qualification 6 1 2 3 4 13
2004  Greece Second preliminary round qualification 2 0 1 1 2 5
2008  China Second round qualification 8 3 2 3 9 7
2012  Great Britain First preliminary round qualification 2 0 0 2 0 4
2016  Brazil Did not qualify 6 2 3 1 10 9
2020  Japan To be determined To be determined
2024  France To be determined To be determined
2028  United States To be determined To be determined
Total 0/7 - - - - - - 36 13 8 15 62 53
Note

AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

The under-23 national team managed to reach the group stage of the AFC U-23 Championship football tournament.

AFC U-23 Championship finals record Qualifications record
Year Host country Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
20131  Oman Did not qualify 5 2 1 2 11 6
2016  Qatar Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 3 7 3 2 1 0 7 2
2018  China Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 7 3 1 2 0 4 1
2020  Thailand Qualified 3 2 0 1 12 4
Total 3/4 Best: 13th 6 0 2 4 4 14 14 7 4 3 34 13
Note
  • 1 : The under-22 national team played at the 2013 edition.
  • * : Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
AFC U-23 Championship history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
Qatar 2016 Group stage 13 January  Saudi Arabia D 1–1 Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha
16 January  Japan L 0–4
19 January  North Korea D 2–2
China 2018 Group stage 10 January  North Korea L 0–1 Jiangyin Stadium, Jiangyin
13 January  Japan L 0–1
16 January  Palestine L 1–5 Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre, Changzhou

Asian Games[edit]

The under-23 national team managed to reach fourth place at the Asian Games; the senior national team also reached fourth place there.

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

AFF U-23 Youth Championship[edit]

AFF U-23 Youth Championship record
Year Host country Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
2005  Thailand Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 25 2
2011  Indonesia Competition cancelled and did not participate
2019  Cambodia Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 5 2
Total 2/3 Best: 1st 10 7 2 1 30 4
Note
  • * : Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Summer Universiade[edit]

Summer Universiade record
Year Host country Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
2007  Thailand Bronze medal 3rd 6 3 1 2 11 6
Total 1/1 Best: 3rd 6 3 1 2 '11' 6
Note

Honours[edit]

This is a list of honours for the Thailand national under-23 football team.

International titles[edit]

  • Bronze medal (1): 2007

Regional titles[edit]

Minor titles[edit]

  • Winners (1): 2017
  • BIDC Cup (Cambodia)
  • Winners (1): 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "เต็มที่แล้ว! แข้งไทย พ่ายอิรัก 0-1 ชวดเหรียญทองแดง เอเชียนเกมส์". Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Starting lists from fathailand.org". Malaysia vs Thailand fathailand.org. Retrieved on 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Starting lists from sport.sanook.com". Indonesia vs Thailand sport.sanook.com. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. ^ Football Final Thailand vs Myanmar | 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 on YouTube. (See 07:15 for the player position) Retrieved on 11 August 2017.

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