Thailand national under-23 football team

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Thailand Under-23
Nickname(s) ช้างศึก
(The War Elephants)
Association Football Association of Thailand
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach Worrawoot Srimaka
Captain Suriya Singmui
Home stadium Rajamangala National Stadium
FIFA code THA
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
Thailand Thailand 9–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Bangkok, Thailand; November 1998)
Thailand Thailand 9–0 Timor-Leste East Timor
(Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; 8 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
Thailand Thailand 0–6 Japan Japan
(Bangkok, Thailand; 13 November 1999)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2016)
Best result Group stage (2016, 2018)
Asian Games
Appearances 4 (first in 2002)
Best result 4th place (2002, 2014)
Southeast Asian Games
Appearances 9 (first in 2001)
Best result Gold Medalist Winners (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

2018[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were selected for Friendly against Indonesia Indonesia on 31 May and 3 June 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
30 1GK Kwanchai Suklom (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 23) Thailand Prachuap
20 1GK Nont Muangngam (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 21) Thailand Police Tero
1 1GK Anusith Termmee (1995-01-19) 19 January 1995 (age 23) Thailand Chainat Hornbill

3 2DF Suriya Singmui (Captain) (1995-04-07) 7 April 1995 (age 23) Thailand Chiangrai United
26 2DF Worawut Namvech (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 22) Thailand Port
17 2DF Jakkit Wachpirom (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 21) Japan FC Tokyo U-23
5 2DF Shinnaphat Leeaoh (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 21) Thailand Chiangrai United
2 2DF Apisit Sorada (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 21) Thailand Bangkok Glass
15 2DF Saringkan Promsupa (1997-03-29) 29 March 1997 (age 21) Thailand Rayong
4 2DF Peerawat Akkatam (1998-12-03) 3 December 1998 (age 19) Thailand Prachuap
12 2DF Chartchai Seangdao Thailand Udon Thani

16 3MF Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 23) Thailand Chiangrai United
11 3MF Tanasith Siripala (1995-08-09) 9 August 1995 (age 22) Thailand Suphanburi
14 3MF Montree Promsawat (1995-08-27) 27 August 1995 (age 22) Thailand Ratchaburi Mitr Phol
13 3MF Picha Autra (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 22) Thailand Pattaya United
8 3MF Ratchanat Aranpiroj (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 21) Thailand Chainat Hornbill
10 3MF Chaiyawat Buran (1996-10-26) 26 October 1996 (age 21) Thailand Chiangrai United
7 3MF Sorawit Panthong (1997-02-20) 20 February 1997 (age 21) Thailand Muangthong United
6 3MF Sansern Limwattana (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 20) Thailand Sukhothai
21 3MF Ekanit Panya (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 18) Thailand Chiangmai
29 3MF Reungyos Janchaichit Thailand Udon Thani

18 4FW Settawut Wongsai (1997-05-07) 7 May 1997 (age 21) Thailand Chonburi
19 4FW Poramet Arjvirai 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 Rattanai Songsangchan (1995-06-10) 10 June 1995 (age 23) Thailand Port v.  Indonesia, 31 May 2018 PRE
GK Apirak Woravong (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 22) Thailand Chiangmai 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
GK Prin Goonchorn (1995-07-21) 21 July 1995 (age 22) Thailand Thai Honda 2018 AFC U-23 Championship PRE
GK Jirunpong Thammasiha (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 21) Thailand Chonburi v.  Jordan, 8 October 2017

DF Pawee Tanthatemee (1996-10-22) 22 October 1996 (age 21) Thailand Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
DF Saharat Pongsuwan (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 22) Thailand Bangkok Glass 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
DF Wanchai Jarunongkran (1996-12-18) 18 December 1996 (age 21) Thailand Air Force Central 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
DF Netipong Sanmahung (1996-03-04) 4 March 1996 (age 22) Thailand Air Force Central 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
DF Santipharp Chan-ngom (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 21) Thailand Police Tero 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
DF Supravee Miprathang (1996-07-19) 19 July 1996 (age 21) Thailand Pattaya United 2017 M-150 Cup
DF Yossawat Montha (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 22) Thailand Ubon UMT United v.  Jordan, 8 October 2017
DF Niran Hansson (1996-01-22) 22 January 1996 (age 22) Thailand Police Tero v.  Jordan, 8 October 2017
DF Tawatchai Kuammungkun (1997-05-03) 3 May 1997 (age 21) Thailand Police Tero v.  Jordan, 8 October 2017
DF Kevin Deeromram (1997-11-11) 11 November 1997 (age 20) Thailand Ratchaburi Mitr Phol v.  Jordan, 8 October 2017
DF Suporn Peenagatapho (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 22) Thailand Muangthong United 2018 AFC U-23 qualification PRE
DF Kritsada Kaman (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 19) Thailand Chonburi 2018 AFC U-23 qualification PRE
DF Kiattisak Toopkhuntod (1995-02-19) 19 February 1995 (age 23) Thailand Sukhothai v.  Iraq, 10 June 2017

MF Worachit Kanitsribampen (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 (age 20) Thailand Chonburi v.  Indonesia, 31 May 2018 PRE
MF Supachok Sarachat (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 20) Thailand Buriram United v.  Indonesia, 31 May 2018 PRE
MF Ratthanakorn Maikami (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 20) Thailand Buriram United 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
MF Nattawut Sombatyotha (1996-05-01) 1 May 1996 (age 22) Thailand Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
MF Nopphon Ponkam (1996-07-19) 19 July 1996 (age 21) Thailand Police Tero 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
MF Anon Amornlerdsak (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 20) Thailand Buriram United 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
MF Sirimongkhon Jitbanjong (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 20) Thailand Suphanburi 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
MF Chaowat Veerachat (1996-06-23) 23 June 1996 (age 21) Japan Cerezo Osaka U-23 2018 AFC U-23 Championship PRE
MF Kanarin Thawornsak (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 (age 21) Thailand Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 2018 AFC U-23 Championship PRE
MF Panudech Maiwong (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 22) Thailand Chonburi 2017 M-150 Cup PRE
MF Jaroensak Vongkorn (1997-05-18) 18 May 1997 (age 21) Thailand Pattaya United 2017 M-150 Cup INJ
MF Sasalak Haiprakhon (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 22) Thailand Buriram United 2017 SEA Games
MF Wongsakorn Chaikultewin (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 21) Thailand Pattaya United 2018 AFC U-23 qualification PRE
MF Prasit Jantum (1995-04-30) 30 April 1995 (age 23) Thailand Suphanburi v.  Iraq, 10 June 2017

FW Chenrop Samphaodi (1995-06-02) 2 June 1995 (age 23) Thailand Muangthong United 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
FW Sittichok Kannoo (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 21) Thailand Bangkok United 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
FW Sittichok Paso (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 19) Thailand Chonburi 2018 AFC U-23 Championship PRE

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

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
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
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
Total 2/3 Best: 13th 6 0 2 4 4 14 11 5 4 2 22 9
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
Total 1/1 Best: 1st 5 5 0 0 25 2
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. ^ "Starting lists from fathailand.org". Malaysia vs Thailand fathailand.org. Retrieved on 29 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Starting lists from sport.sanook.com". Indonesia vs Thailand sport.sanook.com. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  3. ^ 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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