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Bangkok Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลบางกอก) or formerly Bangkok Bravo Football Club (renamed in 2010), is a professional Thai football club from Bangkok, Thailand. The club is currently playing in the Thai League 3 Bangkok metropolitan region.
|Full name||Bangkok Football Club |
|Nickname(s)||The Fire Bulls |
|Founded||1999as Bangkok Bravo F.C.|
|Ground||Bangkok University Stadium |
Rangsit, Pathum Thani, Thailand
|Owner||Black Bull Sports|
|Head Coach||Sebastien Neumann|
|League||Thai League 3|
|2020–21||Thai League 3, 3rd of 14 in the Bangkok metropolitan region|
Bangkok F.C. is a professional Thai football club Bangkok F.C. was founded in 1999. Its first name was Bangkok Bravo F.C., and then it was renamed to Bangkok F.C. in 2010, when Natthaphol Teepsuwan became the owner and the chairman of the club. He also changed the logo to be a bull over a background of the Giant Swing, which is a symbol of Bangkok. At that time Bangkok F.C. used Chaloem Phrakiat Bang Mod Stadium as their home field.
Bangkok F.C. played in Regional League Division 2 for three seasons after relegation from Thai Division 1 League in 2007. Their first season in Division 2 was a disaster as the then known Bangkok Bravo finished well adrift at the bottom of the league. The following year in Bangkok Division 2 ended with mid-table respectability.
In 2010 the newly named Bangkok FC finished the league season strongly to win Bangkok Thai Division 2 League. This earned them a place in Division 2 Champions League. The Bulls started poorly but regained some form to creep into 4th place in the play-off. That wasn't enough to earn promotion but it did earn them another play-off opportunity due to the expansion of the 1st division. Their luck was in when they were drawn to play a two legged tie against the hapless Narathiwat. The Bulls duly dispatched Narathiwat 11–2 on aggregate.
The Bulligans managed a creditable 11th-placed finish in their first season back in Division 1, while they finished one place higher in 2012. With big money invested on players and coaching staff, the 10th-placed finish was seen as an underachievement by many.
In 2010 Natthaphol Teepsuwan brought in Thongsuk Sampahungsith, a former Thailand National Team manager, to manage and develop the club. Thongsuk needed only one year to take Bangkok F.C. from Division 2 to Division 1. In 2012, Thongsuk resigned as the manager. Bangkok F.C.'s nickname was "The Iron Bulls", due to their logo that had a bull on it. The fans of this club called themselves "The Bull team" from 2010 to 2012. The next manager was Kiatisuk Senamuang, a former player of the Thailand National Team. He managed the team from 2012 to 2013. Bangkok F.C. ended the 2013 season 4th place of the Division 1 table, so the team was not promoted to the Thai Premier League. In 2014 the Head Coach of the team was Pairoj Borwonwatanadilok former assistance coach of Thailand National Team.
In 2019 Bangkok FC, under new ownership, revamped its logo and became the firebulls, and the tag line "Bangkok Rises" to signify aspirations to develop the team upwards to the top divisions over the next few seasons. Scomadi Thailand became the title sponsor.
Stadium and locationsEdit
|Min Buri, Bangkok||72nd Anniversary Stadium (Min Buri)||10,000||2007|
|Thung Khru, Bangkok||72nd Anniversary Stadium (Bang Mod)||8,000||2008|
|Min Buri, Bangkok||72nd Anniversary Stadium (Min Buri)||10,000||2009|
|Thung Khru, Bangkok||72nd Anniversary Stadium (Bang Mod)||8,000||2010–2017|
|Nonthaburi||Muangthong Training Pitch||1,500||2018|
|Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi||SCG Stadium||15,000||2019|
|Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani||Bangkok University Stadium||1,000||2020|
|2009||DIV 2 Bangkok||18||5||7||6||18||25||22||6th|
|2010||DIV 2 Bangkok||24||14||6||4||49||18||48||1st|
|2011||DIV 1||34||13||3||18||56||63||42||11th||Samuel Kwaku||14|
|2012||DIV 1||34||11||9||14||62||55||42||10th||Lee Tuck||23|
|2013||DIV 1||34||18||8||8||69||54||62||4th||QF||Lee Tuck||23|
|2014||DIV 1||34||14||15||5||53||37||57||4th||QF||Valci Júnior||16|
|2015||DIV 1||38||14||7||17||44||49||49||13th||R2||R1||Radomir Đalović||15|
|2017||T2||32||8||5||19||47||64||29||17th||R1||Qualification Play-off||João Paulo||23|
|2018||T3 Upper||26||10||7||9||35||36||37||5th||R1||Qualification play-off||Poramet Arjvirai||7|
First team squadEdit
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Thongsuk Sampahungsith 2010–2012
- Kiatisuk Senamuang 2012–2013
- Reuther Moreira 2013
- Pairoj Borwonwatanadilok 2013–2014
- Miloš Joksić 2014–2015
- Ekavee Siriphokasai 2015–2016
- Sutee Suksomkit 2016
- Supachart Manakrit 2017
- Sarawut Treephan 2017
- Uthai Boonmoh 2017
- Jakarat Tonhongsa 2018
- Sean Sainsbury 2018–2019
- Zarko Djalovic 2019–2020
- Sebastien Neumann 2020–
- Bangkok FC, 2013, soccerway [Online], Available: http://int.soccerway.xom/teams/thailand/bangkok-fc/[permanent dead link] [28 Oct 2013].
- Bangkok FC-history, 2013, bangkokfc [Online], Available: https://web.archive.org/web/20131113024740/http://www.bangkokfc.com/team-history [28 Oct 2013].