Worachit Kanitsribampen

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Worachit Kanitsribampen
Worachit Kanitsribampen.jpg
Worachit warming up with Chonburi FC
Personal information
Full name Worachit Danitsribampen
Date of birth (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chonburi
Number 8
Youth career
2007–2013 Chonburi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Chonburi 91 (19)
2013Phan Thong (loan) 10 (2)
2014Sriracha (loan) 16 (8)
2015Phan Thong (loan) 12 (2)
National team
2015–2016 Thailand U19 12 (11)
2018 Thailand U21 4 (0)
2015– Thailand U23 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Worachit Kanitsribampen (Thai: วรชิต กนิตศรีบำเพ็ญ, born August 24, 1997), is a Thai professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Thai League 1 club Chonburi.[1] His goal during the Thai League Week 11 against Muangthong United is considered one of the top 5 goals of the round in an article by FOX Sports Asia.

Early career[edit]

In 2009, Worachit joined Chonburi's academy at the age of 11. In 2013, Worachit went on a two-week trial with Thai-owned English club Leicester City.[2] In 2015, Worachit went on a two-week trial with Japan club FC Tokyo.

Club career[edit]

In 2014, Worachitat at the age of 16, debuted for Chonburi's senior team in the second leg of the 2014 Thai Premier League against Samut Songkhram. In the same year Worachit was loaned to Sriracha Ban Bueng.

In 2015, Worachit was loaned to Chonburi's feeder club Phan Thong in the first leg of the season. However, he returned to Chonburi in the second leg. On August 8, Worachit scored his first goal in the Thai League 1 against Ratchaburi. His following goal made him the youngest player to score him the Thai League 1, at 18 years 340 days.[3] Worachit was subbed in the next match against BEC Tero. On August 19, Worachit started his first Chonburi match against Buriram United.

On 14 December 2015, Worachit flew to Japan for a week trial with the Japanese club FC Tokyo which finished 4th place in 2015 J1 League. He participated in the senior squad and U18 training.

Style of Play[edit]

Worachit is known for his technical in flair. He usually plays in the Trequartista position behind the strikers and provides them the assists. He also usually pushes up and find the goals with his great finishing.

International career[edit]

In 2015, Worachit was named Thailand U19 captain for the 2015 AFF U-19 Youth Championship in Laos. He led the team to the semi-finals by winning every single match in the group stage and collected three goals for himself. Worachit scored a goal in a 5-0 win against Malaysia in the semi-finals and qualified for the final match against Vietnam. On September 4, 2015, Worachit scored a couple goals in the final match, during which Thailand demolished Vietnam 6-0. Thailand was crowned as a Champion and Worachit recognized as a top scorer with 6 goals.

At the age of 18, Worachit was later promoted to the Thailand U23 team for 2016 AFC U-23 Championship preparation. He scored for Thailand U-23 in his debut match versus Suphanburi. He was in the squad of Thailand for 2016 AFC U-23 Championship at Qatar. Worachit came off the bench in two matches of the group stage against Saudi Arabia and North Korea.

International goals[edit]

U23[edit]

Worachit Kanitsribampen – goals for Thailand U23
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 March 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 2–1 2–1 Dubai Cup
2. 17 August 2017 Selayang, Malaysia  Timor-Leste 1–0 1–0 2017 Southeast Asian Games

U19[edit]

Worachit Kanitsribampen – goals for Thailand U19
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 August 2015 Vientiane, Laos  Philippines 1–0 4–1 2015 AFF U-19 Youth Championship
2. 30 August 2015  Cambodia 3–0 6–0
3. 4–0
4. 2 September 2015  Malaysia 2–0 5–0
5. 4 September 2015  Vietnam 1–0 6–0
6. 4–0
7. 4 October 2015 Nonthaburi, Thailand  Singapore 3–0 3–0 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
8. 12 September 2016 Ha Noi, Vietnam  Laos 1–0 2–1 2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship
9. 14 September 2016 Ha Noi, Vietnam  Indonesia 3–2 3–2 2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship
10. 16 September 2016 Ha Noi, Vietnam  Cambodia 2–1 2–1 2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship
11. 18 September 2016 Ha Noi, Vietnam  Australia 5–1 5–1 2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Thailand U-23
Thailand U-19

Individuals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worachit Kanitsribampen". chonburifootballclub. Chonburi F.C. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Chonburi teen hunts place at Leicester". nationmultimedia. The Nation (Thailand). Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Worachit becomes the youngest goalscorer for the TPL". Retrieved 9 August 2015.

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