Bangkok F.C.

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.

Bangkok
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Full nameBangkok Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอลบางกอก
Nickname(s)The Fire Bulls
(กระทิงเพลิง)
Short nameBKFC
Founded1999; 22 years ago (1999) as Bangkok Bravo F.C.
GroundBangkok University Stadium
Rangsit, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Capacity1,000
OwnerBlack Bull Sports
ChairmanKrisadee Tangjitthanomsin
Head CoachSebastien Neumann
LeagueThai League 3
2020–21Thai League 3, 3rd of 14 in the Bangkok metropolitan region

HistoryEdit

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

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
13°48′07″N 100°47′27″E / 13.801944°N 100.790833°E / 13.801944; 100.790833 Min Buri, Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium (Min Buri) 10,000 2007
13°38′48″N 100°29′34″E / 13.646667°N 100.492778°E / 13.646667; 100.492778 Thung Khru, Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium (Bang Mod) 8,000 2008
13°48′07″N 100°47′27″E / 13.801944°N 100.790833°E / 13.801944; 100.790833 Min Buri, Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium (Min Buri) 10,000 2009
13°38′48″N 100°29′34″E / 13.646667°N 100.492778°E / 13.646667; 100.492778 Thung Khru, Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium (Bang Mod) 8,000 2010–2017
Nonthaburi Muangthong Training Pitch 1,500 2018
13°55′05″N 100°32′51″E / 13.91805556°N 100.54750000°E / 13.91805556; 100.54750000 Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi SCG Stadium 15,000 2019
13°38′48″N 100°29′34″E / 13.646667°N 100.492778°E / 13.646667; 100.492778 Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani Bangkok University Stadium 1,000 2020

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season League FA Cup League
Cup
Kor Royal
Cup
Asia Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2007 DIV 1 22 5 8 9 27 35 23 11th
2008 DIV 2 20 2 3 15 16 47 9 11th
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
2016 DIV 1 26 4 11 11 26 41 23 14th R1 R1 Douglas 9
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
2019 T3 Upper 24 11 4 9 47 35 37 5th QR1 QR2
2020-21 T3 Bangkok 20 13 5 2 40 18 44 3rd R1 QR1
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated

First team squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   THA Jaturong Paekuntod
3 FW   THA Thananat Rungrampan
4 DF   THA Banjong Phadungpattanodom
5 MF   THA Siwa Phommas
6 MF   THA Kaitkajorn Pohirun
7 FW   THA Bunlue Thongkliang
8 MF   THA Kissakorn Krasaingoen
9 FW   NOR Peter Sørensen Nergaard
10 FW   BRA Caíque Freitas Ribeiro
12 DF   THA Suthirak Jantarupan
13 DF   THA Pratya Oonsritha
14 DF   THA Sakda Kumkun
15 DF   THA Thanat Tangnontanakorn
16 MF   KOR Lee_Jung-Jin
17 FW   THA Somsak Musikaphan
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   THA Rachanon mahamad
21 MF   THA Panyawat Nisangram (loan from Buriram United)
22 MF   THA Viriya Vilaitanarak
23 MF   THA Chatrawee Kaewniam
27 FW   THA Tawanrung Huntumlay
29 MF   THA Atsadayut Pholbua
37 DF   THA Phubordee Buangam
44 DF   THA Pakkaphon Phengsujay
45 GK   THA Yannasit Sukchareon
69 MF   THA Panatee Longsuwan
77 DF   THA Alex Prin. Amatavivadhana
80 GK   THA Ratchaphon namthong
91 FW   PHI Charles Pickering
94 FW   THA Nakharin Thepaukson
99 FW   THA Phootran Gingpan

Head coachesEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic LeaguesEdit

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