Anthony Ampaipitakwong

Anthony Petch Ampaipitakwong (Thai: แอนโธนี่ เพ็ชร อําไพพิทักษ์วงศ์; born 14 June 1988) is a Thai retired[2] professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

Anthony Ampaipitakwong
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Ampaipitakwong with Bangkok United in 2018
Personal information
Full name Anthony Petch Ampaipitakwong
Date of birth (1988-06-14) 14 June 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Carrollton, Texas, U.S.
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Youth career
2003–2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2005–2007 Dallas Texans
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Akron Zips 93 (17)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Bradenton Academics 45 (6)
2011–2012 San Jose Earthquakes 12 (0)
2012–2013 Buriram United 16 (3)
2013–2021 Bangkok United 179 (6)
Total 252 (15)
National team
2004 United States U17 4 (1)
2013 Thailand 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of March 17, 2013

Personal lifeEdit

Anthony was born in Carrollton, Texas. His mother is American and his father is Thai. From 2003–05, Ampaipitakwong was a part of the United States U-17 national team Residency program in Bradenton, Florida.[3]

College and amateurEdit

While a student at the University of Akron, Ampaipitakwong helped the Akron Zips men's soccer team, coached by Caleb Porter, to their first national championship in 2010 with a win in the College Cup Final against Louisville. He was on the Hermann Trophy Watch List and was a College Soccer News Preseason All-American. He was a co-captain on a team that lost two games over two years. He was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First Team All-American and a Soccer America MVP First Team selection in 2009. He was the winner of the NCAA Senior CLASS Award in 2010.

Ampaipitakwong started all 93 games he appeared in over his four-year career at Akron, scoring 17 goals with 30 assists. In his senior season, he scored three goals and had a career high 11 assists.

During his college years Ampaipitakwong also played with the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League, scoring 6 goals in 45 league appearances over four seasons with the team.[4][5][6][7]

Club careerEdit

Ampaipitakwong was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the second round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft (33rd overall).[8] He signed with the club on March 1, 2011,[9] and made his professional debut on March 19 in the first game of the 2011 MLS season, a 1–0 loss to Real Salt Lake.[10] In June 2012, Ampaipitakwong signed a 2.5 year contract with Thai Premier League side Buriram United.[11] In the second leg of the 2013 Thai Premier League Ampaipitakwong was bought from Buriram United by Bangkok United and signed a 2.5 year deal.

On 19 March 2022, Ampaipitakwong came to watch the Thai League game, where Bangkok United beat Chiangrai United 3-0 before bid farewell to teammates and club fans after deciding to officially retired from professional footballer and will travel back to his hometown in Carrollton, Texas, USA.[12]

International careerEdit

Ampaipitakwong represented the US Under-17 national team.[13]

He was represented Thailand national football team, as his father is Thai. He played his first match with the Thai national team in the match against Qatar on March 17, 2013.

StatisticsEdit

As of 3 April 2021
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Jose Earthquakes 2011 12 0 2 0 14 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 2 0 14 0
Buriram United 2012 10 3 5 0 6 1 21 4
2013 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Total 16 3 5 0 6 1 1 0 28 4
Bangkok United 2013 11 2 1 0 12 2
2014 24 1 2 0 0 0 25 1
2015 25 2 1 0 2 1 27 3
2016 25 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2017 30 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 35 0
2018 30 0 1 0 0 0 31 0
2019 19 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 23 0
2020 16 0 4 0 0 0 20 0
Total 180 5 16 0 3 1 2 0 201 6
Career Total 208 8 23 0 9 2 3 0 243 10

InternationalEdit

As of November 12, 2015[14]
National team Year Apps Goals
Thailand 2013 2 0
Total 2 0

HonorsEdit

University of AkronEdit

Buriram UnitedEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bangkok United Football Club » ANTHONY AMPAIPITAKWONG". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  2. ^ อำลาต่อหน้าแฟน! แอนโธนี ประกาศแขวนสตั๊ด
  3. ^ "Quakes trade SuperDraft pick for Lenhart | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. January 13, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Demosphere International, Inc. "2006 Bradenton Academics stats". Uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "2007 Bradenton Academics stats". Uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "2008 Bradenton Academics stats". Uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "2009 Bradenton Academics stats". Uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  8. ^ "2011 MLS SuperDraft Tracker". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  9. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (March 1, 2011). "Earthquakes sign SuperDraft pick Ampaipitakwong | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  10. ^ In downpour, Beckerman goal provides thunder for RSL Archived March 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Ampaipitakwong agrees on contract with Buriram United". thai-fussball.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  12. ^ สุดอบอุ่น "แอนโทนี" อดีตแข้งแบงค็อกฯ เยือนถิ่นเก่าในฐานะแฟนบอลเกมถล่ม "เชียงราย"
  13. ^ "Anthony Ampaipitakwong". U.S. Soccer. Archived from the original on April 29, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  14. ^ "Anthony Ampaipitakwong". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved February 17, 2016.

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