|Full name||Wilavan Apinyapong|
June 6, 1984 |
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Spike||314 cm (124 in)|
|Block||305 cm (120 in)|
|Current club||Supreme Chonburi|
Wilavan Apinyapong (Thai: วิลาวัณย์ อภิญญาพงศ์; RTGS: Wilawan Aphinyaphong, born June 6, 1984) is a Thai professional volleyball player who plays for Azerbaijan Club Igtisadchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Super League and the Thai National Team as an Outside Hitter. She has been the captain for the Thailand women's national volleyball team since 2008. Apinyapong led the Thai team to win the first gold medal at 2009 Asian Women's Volleyball Championship beaten China 3-1 for the first time in history and repeated again in 2013 Asian Women's Volleyball Championship where she also received the MVP award of the event.
Apinyapong signed with the Spanish professional club IBSA Club Voleibol for the 2007-2008 season of the Spanish Superliga, playing with her countrymate Nootsara Tomkom. The 2 following seasons she and some of her Thai teammates such as Malika Kanthong, Amporn Hyapha signed with the Turkish club Ereğli Belediye and had a successful club career there.
In 2010, she signed with the Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande under the coach Jenny Lang Ping. Along with the Olympics MVP Feng Kun, Yang Hao, Logan Tom, Jovana Brakočević but most of the time sat on the bench throughout the season because of the limitation of foreigner players, only 2 allowed on the court.
In 2012 was the golden year for Thai team even though the team failed to qualify to the 2012 Summer Olympics because of the Serbia-Japan fixed match but she still hopeful to have an opportunity to be in the 2016 .Thai team went on to finish 4th place at the 2012 World Grand Prix made it the best result for Thailand since 2002 as the Thai team participated for the first time . After won the gold medal against Asia's power house China at 2012 Asian Women's Cup Volleyball Championship she and her 6 other teammates signed for Igtisadchi Baku and helped the team to win the silver medal at the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Women's Volleyball Super League and qualified for the 2013/2014 CEV Women's Champions League for the very first time since the club was found.
In late 2013, after winning the gold medal at 2013 Southeast Asian Games, Apinyapong said that she will not go to compete at the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship due to join 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, considering that she might have a chance to win at least one medal.
- Tan Hao (2006–2007)
- Sang Som (2007–2008)
- IBSA Club Voleibol (2007–2008)
- Ereğli Belediye (2008–2010)
- Federbrau (2010–2011)
- Guangzhou Evergrande (2010–2011)
- Chang (2011–2012)
- Fujian Xi Meng Bao (2011–2012)
- Igtisadchi Baku (2012–2014)
- Nakhon Ratchasima (2014–2015)
- → Bangkok Glass 2015 (loan)
- Supreme Chonburi (2015–present)
- → Bangkok Glass 2016 (loan)
- → VTV Bình Điền Long An 2017 (loan)
- 2011 Asian Club Championship "Most Valuable Player"
- 2013 Asian Championship "Most Valuable Player"
- 2014–15 Women's Volleyball Thailand League "Best Scorer"
- 2014–15 Women's Volleyball Thailand League "2nd Best Outside Spiker"
- 2016 Asian Club Championship "Best Outside Spikers"
- 2016 VTV Cup Championship "Best Outside Spikers"
- 2017 Women's Volleyball Thai-Denmark Super League "Best Spiker"
- 2009 Asian Club Championship - Champion, with Federbrau
- 2010 Asian Club Championship - Champion, with Federbrau
- 2011 Asian Club Championship - Champion, with Chang
- 2012 Asian Club Championship - 3rd place, with Chang
- 2010-11 Chinese League Championship - Runner-Up, with Guangzhou Evergrande
- 2012 Princess's Cup - Champion, with PEA Club
- 2012-13 Azerbaijan Super League - Runner-Up, with Igtisadchi Baku
- 2013 Princess's Cup - Champion, with PEA Sisaket
- 2013-14 Azerbaijan Super League - 3rd place, with Igtisadchi Baku
- 2013-14 Thailand League - Champion, with Nakhon Ratchasima
- 2014 Thai-Denmark Super League - Runner-up, with Nakhon Ratchasima
- 2015 Asian Club Championship - Champion, with Bangkok Glass
- 2015-16 Thailand League - Runner-Up, with Supreme Chonburi VC
- 2016 Thai-Denmark Super League - Runner-Up, with Supreme Chonburi VC
- 2016 Asian Club Championship - place, with Bangkok Glass
- 2016–17 Women's Volleyball Thailand League - Champion, with Supreme Chonburi
- 2017 Thai-Denmark Super League - Champion, with Supreme Chonburi
- 2001 Asian Championship - Bronze Medal
- 2002 World Grand Prix - 8th place
- 2002 World Championship - 17th place
- 2003 World Grand Prix - 9th place
- 2003 Asian Championship - 4th place
- 2004 World Grand Prix - 10th place
- 2005 World Grand Prix - 12th place
- 2005 Asian Championship - 6th place
- 2006 World Grand Prix - 11th place
- 2007 Asian Championship - Bronze Medal
- 2007 World Cup - 10th place
- 2008 World Grand Prix - 11th place
- 2008 Asian Cup - Bronze Medal
- 2009 World Grand Prix - 8th place
- 2009 Asian Championship - Gold Medal
- 2010 World Grand Prix - 10th place
- 2010 Asian Cup - Silver Medal
- 2010 World Championship - 13th place
- 2011 World Grand Prix - 6th place
- 2011 Asian Championship - 4th place
- 2012 World Grand Prix - 4th place
- 2012 Asian Cup - Gold Medal
- 2013 World Grand Prix - 13th place
- 2013 Asian Championship - Gold Medal
- 2014 Asian Games - Bronze medal
- 2015 Asian Championship - Bronze Medal
- 2013 - Commander (Third Class) of The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
- 2010 - Companion (Fourth Class) of The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn
- "Player's biography". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
- "El anfitrión Ibsa sueña con meterse en las semifinales". Canarias7 (in Spanish). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. EFE. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
- "SFV: Previa de la décimotercera jornada de la Fase Regular" (in Spanish). RFEVB. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
- ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่เชิดชูยิ่งช้างเผือก และเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติยศยิ่งมงกุฎไทย ให้แก่นักกีฬาวอลเลย์บอลหญิงทีมชาติไทยและเจ้าหน้าที่ เล่ม ๑๓๐ ตอนที่ ๒๒ ข ๑๐ ตุลาคม ๒๕๕๖ หน้า ๑
- 20 นักตบปลื้มรับเครื่องราชฯทำคุณประโยชน์ด้านกีฬา
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