Witthaya Hloagune

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Witthaya Laohakul
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Personal information
Full name Withaya Laohakul
Date of birth (1954-02-01) February 1, 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Lamphun, Thailand
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chonburi (youth)
Youth career
1969–1971 Rajpracha
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 Rajpracha 97 (28)
1977–1978 Yanmar Diesel 33 (14)
1979–1981 Hertha BSC 33 (1)
1982–1984 1. FC Saarbrücken 54 (7)
1984–1985 Raj Pracha 24 (5)
1986–1987 Matsushita 32 (6)
Total 273 (61)
National team
1975–1985 Thailand 61 (18)
Teams managed
1988–1995 Matsushita (assistance)
1995–1997 Bangkok Bank
1997–1998 Thailand
1998–1999 Bangkok Metropolitan
2000–2002 Thailand U16
2002–2003 Sembawang Rangers (U-16/U18)
2004 Sembawang Rangers
2004–2006 Chonburi
2007–2010 Gainare Tottori
2010–2013 Chonburi
2013– Chonburi (Technical Director)
2016– Thailand (Technical Director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Witthaya Hloagune or Witthaya Laohakul previously nicknamed "Heng" (Lucky) (Thai: วิทยา เลาหกุล; born February 1, 1954 in Lamphun Province, Thailand) is a Thai football manager and former midfielder. He is currently active as the director of Thai football.[1] He is the first Thai footballer who played for a European club at the German Bundesliga side Hertha BSC.

Club career[edit]

His footballing career started when Raj Pracha Thailand F.C., a club based in Bangkok. When he moved to Hertha BSC in 1979, he was the first Thais in the German Bundesliga. Overall, he came at Hertha BSC only 33 league appearances in three years and also increased with the club in the season 1979-80 in the second Bundesliga from.[2] After moving to 1. FC Saarbrücken, it was better for him and he came at least 53 league appearances in two years, scoring seven goals.[3] Greatest success in this period was the title in the Oberliga West in 1982-83 and the associated rise in the second Bundesliga. After his time in Saarbrücken, he first went back to Thailand to take longer than subsequently station in Japan. He went first as a player for Matsushita FC, later Gamba Osaka.

Coach career[edit]

In 1988, he became head coach there and it involved the Gamba Osaka a founding member of the J League was. 1996 back in Thailand, he took over the Bangkok Bank F.C. and led the club to two championships and in the AFC Champions League. In 1997, he was elected even then coach of the year. In 2004, he took over the Chonburi F.C. and led him out of the second Thai League in the first division and at No. 8 Angry to care about the Thai Football Association, which did not make it to professional structures, he returned to Thailand again and went back to Japan[4] There he took Gainare Tottori, a club from the third-highest division, with the task to lead the club, the J League.In the end of the 2013 Thai Premier League Witthaya resigned from his position.


  1. ^ "Witthaya Laohakul". worldfootball.net. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ fussballdaten.de: Statistik der Einsätze
  3. ^ ludwigspark.de: Einsatzstatistik beim 1. FC Saarbrücken)
  4. ^ chonburifc.net: Aussage über die Strukturen in der FAT