Army United F.C.

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Army United F.C.
สโมสรฟุตบอลอาร์มี่ ยูไนเต็ต
Army utd.png
Full nameArmy United FC
Nickname(s)Gentleman Ranger
(สุภาพบุรุษวงจักร)
(วงจักรพิฆาต)
Founded1964
GroundThai Army Sports Stadium
Bangkok, Thailand
(capacity: 25,000)
ChairmanGen. Prayuth Chan-ocha
Head CoachGen. Amnart Chaleomchaovalit
LeagueThai Premier League
TPL 201113th
WebsiteClub home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
 
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Army United F.C.
สโมสรฟุตบอลอาร์มี่ ยูไนเต็ต
Army utd.png
Full nameArmy United FC
Nickname(s)Gentleman Ranger
(สุภาพบุรุษวงจักร)
(วงจักรพิฆาต)
Founded1964
GroundThai Army Sports Stadium
Bangkok, Thailand
(capacity: 25,000)
ChairmanGen. Prayuth Chan-ocha
Head CoachGen. Amnart Chaleomchaovalit
LeagueThai Premier League
TPL 201113th
WebsiteClub home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Army United FC (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลอาร์มี่ ยูไนเต็ต) is a Thai football club based in the Phayathai District of Bangkok. They play in the top division in Thai football, the Thai Premier League. Their home stadium is known locally as the Thai Army Sports Stadium and more widely known around Asian circles as the Royal Thai Army Stadium of which has been host to numerous international youth matches due to its central Bangkok location. The club played in green shirt with white shorts and black socks.

The club was known as Royal Thai Army until November 2010. Despite finishing bottom of the Thai Premier League in 2010 they managed to regain their top-flight status after winning Group B of the TPL Play-off 2011.

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History

Army United represent the Royal Thai Army and have traditionally been Thailand's yo-yo club along with the Navy and Police clubs. Up until 2010 and the name change from the Royal Thai Army to Army United, the club lacked support and had dwindling crowds, mainly supported by Army personnel shipped in for the games.

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The Army team has always been a mid ranking Thai team with their biggest successes coming in the Thai Division 1 League with a championship in the 2004-05 season and 2nd place in 2009. Both of these successes have of course come after relegation from the TPL.

In the 2010 season they were reprieved from relegation after an end of season relegation/playoff system was announced to expand the TPL. They came 16th in that season and in a normal season they would have been relegated.

The club are based in the Din Daeng District of Central Bangkok, which is the area that bases the Royal Thai Army. Up until the 2011 season, the club operated a policy of only playing home grown talent, but ditched this as the game became more professional and foreign players were brought into the team. Previously the players would work for the Army during the week and play football on weekends, somewhat different to most clubs who operated on a full-time basis.

Honours

Season By Season Domestic Record

SeasonLeagueFA CupQueen's
Cup
League
Cup
Kor Royal
Cup
AsiaTop goalscorer
DivisionPWDLFAPtsPosNameGoals
1996-97TPL34141286050548th
1997TPL2274113145259th
1998TPL2275103542267th
1999TPL22741125302511th
2000DIV1
2001-02DIV1
2002-03DIV1
2003-04DIV1
2004-05DIV11st
2006TPL227963138306th
2007TPL3013894033475th
2008TPL30671721442515th
2009DIV13018445518622ndR2GSR2Tatree Sing-Ha17
2010TPL30571827542216thSFQF
2011TPL301091539403913thLeandro dos Santos18
ChampionsRunners-upPromotedRelegated

Coaches

Coaches by Years (1996/97-)

NameNatPeriodHonours
Amnart ChalermchaowaritThailand1996-97, 2007Thai Division 1 League ;Winner 2004-05
Watcharakorn AntakhamphuThailand2008
Thanadech PhooprasertThailand2009-2010Thai Division 1 League ;Runners-up 2009
Pongphan WongsuwanThailand2011
Adul RungruengThailand2011

Sponsors

The following are the sponsors of Army United F.C.

PeriodSportswearSponsor
2010-11Thailand Grand SportAcer
2012Thailand PANChang

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
2ThailandMFTrakoolchat Tongbai
3ThailandDFDawuth Dinkhet
4BrazilDFAlessandro da Costa Alves
6ArgentinaDFDaniel Blanco
7ThailandDFJakkrapong Somboon
8ThailandFWNipol Kamthong
9ThailandFWTatree Sing-Ha Captain sports.svg
10BrazilMFFabio Barbosa
11AustraliaMFDanny Invincibile
13ThailandFWIssarapong Lilakorn
14ThailandFWKraisorn Sriyan
15ThailandDFWanchana Rattana
16ThailandGKWatcharapong Klahan
17ThailandMFWeerapong Moolkamsan
18ThailandFWKrisada Kemden
No.PositionPlayer
21ThailandGKSuchin Yen-arrom
22ThailandMFJakkrit Rueangsantia
23BrazilMFTony Pinho
24ThailandDFPrakasit Sansook
27GermanyMFBjörn Lindemann
28ThailandMFNarong Jansawek
30ThailandGKKosin Hembut
31ThailandDFAdisorn Promrak
32ThailandDFSuwitthaya Numsinlak
33ThailandDFPavarit Sansook
34ThailandDFChatchai Mokkasem
35ThailandMFAnuwat Noichernphan
36ThailandDFChaiwat Nak-iem (Vice-captain)
37ThailandDFSarawuth Tongsawad
38ThailandFWPhatchara Phoomchat

2012 season first legs transfers

In

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
1ArgentinaGKLucas Daniel (Moved from Sriracha F.C.)
6ArgentinaDFDaniel Blanco (Moved from Cyprus Ermis Aradippou)
10ThailandFWSarayuth Chaikamdee (Moved from Bangkok Glass F.C.)
11AustraliaMFDanny Invincibile (Moved from Cyprus Ermis Aradippou)
13ThailandFWIssarapong Lilakorn (Moved from PTT Rayong F.C.)
16ThailandGKWatcharapong Klahan (Moved from Sisaket F.C.)
18ThailandFWKritsada Kemdem (Moved from Osotspa Saraburi F.C.)
No.PositionPlayer
20ArgentinaFWMatias Recio Eduardo (Moved from Vietnam Hanoi T&T F.C.)
21ThailandGKSuchin Yen-arrom (Moved from PTT Rayong F.C.)
24ThailandDFPrakasit Sansook (Moved from Muangthong United F.C.)
27GermanyMFBjörn Lindemann (Moved from Germany FC Carl Zeiss Jena)
28ThailandMFNarong Jansawek (Moved from TTM Phichit F.C.)
33ThailandDFPavarit Sansook (Moved from TOT S.C.)

Out

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
1ThailandGKNaratip Phanprom (Moved to Ratchaburi F.C.)
6ThailandDFSiwamet Thanusorn (Moved to Suphanburi F.C.)
14BrazilFWLeandro Dos Santos (Moved to INSEE Police United F.C.)
16ThailandGKKosin Hembut (Moved to TTM Phichit F.C.)
No.PositionPlayer
24ThailandMFEaksatha Tanyakham (Moved to Udon Thani F.C.)
27BrazilMFRafael Santana (Moved to TOT S.C.)
35JapanGKKochi Jun (Moved to Sriracha F.C.)
36ThailandMFAnusorn Srichaluang (Moved to Yasothon United F.C.)

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
11ThailandFWMongkol Tossakrai (at PTT Rayong F.C.)
13ThailandFWTanakorn Dangthong (at TOT S.C.)
No.PositionPlayer
31ThailandMFAnuwat Noichernphan (at PTT Rayong F.C.)

Notable former players

Below is a list of notable footballers who have previously played for Army United.

Thailand

 

Africa

 

South America

 

Affiliated Clubs

References

  1. ^ Army United F.C. at National-Football-Teams.com

External links