BG Pathum United F.C.

(Redirected from Bangkok Glass F.C.)

BG Pathum United Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลบีจี ปทุม ยูไนเต็ด) is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani province and is managed by BG Sports Company Limited which is a subsidiary of Bangkok Glass Public Company Limited. BG Pathum United FC participates in the Thai League 1.

BG Pathum United
บีจี ปทุม ยูไนเต็ด
BGFC Logo 2019.png
Full nameBangkok Glass Pathum United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Rabbits
(กระต่ายเเก้ว)
Short nameBGPU
Founded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
GroundBG Stadium
Pathum Thani, Thailand
Capacity10,114
OwnerBangkok Glass PCL
ChairmanPavin Bhirombhakdi
Head coachMakoto Teguramori
LeagueThai League 1
2021–22Thai League 1, 2nd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The nickname of BGPU, "The Rabbits", derives from the chinese zodiac of the first club president, Pavin Bhirombhakdi who was born in The Year of the Rabbit.

HistoryEdit

Origins of the club: "Bangkok Glass" and early historyEdit

Bangkok Glass football Club started during the establishment of the Bangkok Glass Factory in 1979 which was a gathering to compete internally by employees. And later sent the team to participate in external competitions during the year 1989, which was a competition among industrial factories In Pathum Thani province Until became known to the general public.

In year 1999, employees and the management team had formed a substantial football club. And when the club was ready in various fields both the equipment and the stadium, Bangkok Glass Football Club was founded in April 2006 and opened for athletes the following month and becoming a member of Football Association of Thailand that year.

The first official competition of the club was to participate in Ngor Royal Football Cup 2007/2008, which the club achieved the goal as a second runner-up. In the final match, losing to Khukhot Municipal Football Club 1–0 and was eligible to be promoted to play in the King's Cup football in year later.

In 2008, the club established BGFC Sport Company Limited to manage the club and to be in accordance with AFC's guidelines and competed in Khor Royal Football Cup 2008/2009, able to reach the finals. In the finals, lost to JW Group Football Club 1–2 and promoted to play in the B(ข.) Cup. In addition, Bangkok Glass team had their own futsal team which competed in the Futsal Thailand League as well.

Takeover "Krung Thai Bank" and first year in the top flightEdit

 
Bangkok Glass winning the Super Cup 2009

In January 2009, Krung Thai Bank Football Club, the club from Thailand Premier League announced the dissolution of the team due to not being able to comply with the conditions specified by AFC regarding registration as a juristic person. According to that Bangkok Glass Club from Football B(ข) Cup took over Krung Thai Bank Football Club which participated in Thai Premier League instead of the Krung Thai Bank Football Club that disbanded. They had to use temporary field by renting the Chalermphrakiat Khlong 6 stadium to renovate the Leo Stadium. In the first year of the competition, Bangkok Glass Football Club did a great job by finishing the second runner up in Thai Premier League 2009. As for the football team, which the employees and the management team have established in 1999, still participated in the competition under the name of Rangsit Football Club.

The club's growthEdit

In 2010, Bangkok Glass Football Club was highly popular and Leo Stadium was completed after a major renovation, they returned to play on this field again after updating for almost 1 year. in January, Bangkok Glass Football Club sent the team to compete in the Queen's Cup and won the championship by defeating Police United 4–1. In that same year, they sent the team to compete in Singapore Cup, in the second year, they succeed by winning one more cup in Singapore Cup 2010.

 
BGFC Supporters in 2011

The current manager is Supasin Leelarit and Surachai Jaturapattarapong was re-appointed as head coach at the end of the 2011 season.[1] After a disappointing season Surachai stepped down again from his post October 2012 and was replaced by Phil Stubbins. The club finished the season a disappointing 8th in the 2012 season. After short lived in Bangkok Glass FC Phil Stubbins stepped down in March 2013, replaced by a young caretaker manager Anurak Srikerd.[2] The team won two from six games.

The club announced its new head coach for midway of the 2013 Thai Premier League Attaphol Buspakom, one of Thailand’s most respected and successful coaches with an Asian Champions League runner-up in 2003 with BEC Tero Sasana and two Thai league titles with Muangthong United in 2009 and Buriram United in 2011.[3] Attaphol completely changed a club football philosophy from a very direct long balls, style of play to more possession, more short passes.[4] The team became runners-up in the Thai FA cup for the first time of club history, defeated by Buriram United 3–1 at Thammasat Stadium in the final and finishing fifth in the league.[5] With Attaphol Buspakom, his time at the club ended when his team were defeated 1–2 by Port, in midway of the 2014 season, when he resigned and replace by Anurak Srikerd.[6]

First successes under Coach AnurakEdit

For short time assistant coach Anurak Srikerd taken over and he make the club history for the first club trophy Thai FA Cup 2014 since they founded.[8]

Aurelio Vidmar became the eleventh permanent head coach of Bangkok Glass when his tenure was officially announced on 1 August 2016.[9] The former Australia national under-23 head coach, who got The Rabbits played modern possession football philosophy and challenging for the top 3 spots for a short period in 2016 season, their best finish since 2009.[10]

One year later, The Rabbits under Vidmar head coach handed Buriram United their only 2017 league defeat in 3 May.[11] The team managed to end their season by finishing fifth in the Thai League 1 with injuries at different times to key player of club – Thailand national team winger Sarawut Masuk, Costa Rica national team striker Ariel Rodriguez, Daniel Toti and the team's captain Matt Smith.[12]

With Vidmar, his time at the club ended when his team won Navy 3–0, in the Thai League 2017 matchday 22.[13] The team was giving a farewell party for Vidmar and took care of him feels like family.[14]

Relegation, comeback and route to First Thai League 1 TitleEdit

In November 2017, Bangkok Glass appointed Josep Ferré as the club head coach.

In 2018, Bangkok Glass Club changed the symbol and the color of the new club and improved the Leo field Stadiums by using real grass. In March, The Rabbits were in danger of relegation,[15]

In the last match of Thai League season 2018, the association announced that there would be 5 relegated teams. Bangkok Glass FC lost to Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda FC while the other two teams hoped to escape from the relegation, such as Sukhothai FC and Chainat Hornbill but they won. Resulting Chainat FC and Bangkok Glass FC had the same score of 42 points but Chainat FC had better stats making Bangkok Glass FC became the last team to be relegated by being ranked 14th caused to relegation to kick in Thai League 2 season later. It is the first time of the club has been in the past 10 years since the acquisition of Krung Thai Bank Club in 2009.

2018 Thai League 1 (Tier 1)
2019 Thai League 2 (Tier 2)
2020 Thai League 1 (Tier 1)

After relegation to Thai League 2 in 2018, the club changed the name to BG Pathum United to be one of the supporters of the club in Pathum Thani Province. The new club name will be launched in the 2019 season.[16] In 2019, BG Pathum United FC has done a good performance until it succeeds the goal by winning Thai League 2, earning promotion back to the top tier. The season after, they took the lead of the Thai League on Day 7 and never looked back. Despite the league suspension due to Covid 19, The Glass Rabbits maintained their hot form and never lost a game on their way to their first ever Thai League 1 title. Moreover, The Thai advanced playmaker Sumanya Purisai received most valuable player at the end of the year.

Academy developmentEdit

Bangkok Glass Football Club has started football academy to select kids or teenagers who are interested in training football skills from the basic level to an advanced level in international programs by professional coaches. Training kids to have the knowledge of football correctly and making kids be true athletes. Even more, it can be adapted for the future to the professional level.

In 2009, Bangkok Glass opened its first youth academies,[17] football clinic, every Saturday and Sunday. Under the direction of Hans Emser, the BGFC academy is recognized as one of the best in the country. They were prepared, trained, and selected youth players who have the potential to be a part of the first team of the club.

In 2012, Bangkok Glass signed a partnership agreement with Assumption College of Assumption Campus Rama 2 to be part of supporting football players and personnel of the school to have more knowledge in football and also developed young players who had the potential and ability to be a part of the Bangkok Glass players in the future.

In the same year, Bangkok Glass Football Club did support Siam Bangkok Glass (Rangsit F.C.) to compete in the Thai Royal Cup football match Khǒr Royal Cup until winning the Royal Cup and was promoted to play Regional football league, Bangkok and metropolitan area. The club has the policy to give the team Rangsit FC is the birth stage of the club youth footballers. It was creating opportunities, practicing, and learning to be a professional player before getting a chance to play in Bangkok Glass Football Club next.

In 2013, Bangkok Glass was a 2-year partnership with Thonburi University together to make a team Thonburi – BG United club, sent the team to compete in the regional football league, central and western zone, had Sathit Bensoh as the head coach and Bangkok Glass Club youth football players joined the team.

In 2015, The Rabbits joined AFC Champions League for the first time. After a successful decade, Bangkok Glass established Yamaoka Hanasaka Academy in collaboration with Cerezo Osaka and Yanmar for developing young footballers to become professional footballers.[18] which is located at Klong 4 Rangsit, Pathum thani. Currently is welcoming youth to practice in the academy, U-12, U-15, and U-18.

Director of the academy Country Year
Hans R. Emser   2009–2016
Surachai Jaturapattarapong   2016–present

CrestEdit

Kits and sponsorsEdit

Title sponsorsEdit

Period Kit Manufacturer Title Sponsor
2008–2014 Umbro Leo
2014–2021 Nike[19]
2021–present Warrix

Official sponsorsEdit

Here are the club's official sponsors for the 2019 season:[20]

Kit evolutionEdit

First

 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
2020-2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021–22

Away

 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
2020–21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021–22

StadiumEdit

BG Stadium

BG Stadium, initially named LEO Stadium, is the official home ground of BG Pathum United Football Club, located on the perimeter of the Bangkok Glass Public Company Limited, Pathum Thani province. Since its grand opening in 2010, the iconic three-sided stadium has gone through multiple phases of evolution to reach its current 10,114 capacity and has been approved by FIFA and the AFC as an “A Class” level football ground.

The first-ever official football match to be held at the then-LEO Stadium was the 2009 Thai League game between Bangkok Glass FC (now renamed BG Pathum United) and the now-dissolved TOT Sports Club. The match was played in front of 925 supporters, all watching from the west side main stand, which was the only stadium stand at the time.

Due to the growing attendance, the club decided to move all home game fixtures in the latter stages of the 2009 Thai League to the Queen Sirikit 60th Anniversary Stadium, while LEO Stadium undergoes its first expansion construction.

The club returned to the LEO Stadium at the beginning of the 2010 Thai League season. The stadium now expanded to hold 7,000 spectators and switched from real grass to artificial turf - a feature that will go on to become an iconic image of the ground. The first match to be played on the artificial turf version of LEO Stadium was held on the 24th of March 2010 and ended in a 1-1 draw between Bangkok Glass FC and Insee Police FC. Left-back Supachai Komsilp going down in history as the first player to score on the artificial turf.

The 2011 flood forced Bangkok Glass FC to abandon their home ground once again. Luckily, after two months away, the Rabbits finally return to the LEO Stadium on the 22nd of October 2011. Amnaj Kaewkiew and Hironori Saruta are on the scoresheet as Bangkok Glass FC celebrates homecoming with a 2-0 victory over BEC Tero Sasana.

Stadium and locationsEdit

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
14°00′02″N 100°40′45″E / 14.000649°N 100.679028°E / 14.000649; 100.679028 Pathum Thani BG Stadium 10,114 2010–present

Affiliated clubsEdit

Bangkok Glass signed a partnership agreement with Cerezo Osaka of the J1 League in September 2012. There is the deal to work together at youth level.

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015 AFC Champions League Qualifying preliminary round 2   Johor Darul Ta'zim 3–0
Qualifying play-off round   Beijing Guoan 0–3
2021 AFC Champions League Group F   Kaya–Iloilo 4–1 1–0 2nd out of 4
  Ulsan Hyundai 0–2 0–2
  Viettel 2–0 3–1
Round of 16   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 p)
2022 AFC Champions League Group G   Melbourne City 1–1 0–0 1st out of 4
  Jeonnam Dragons 0–0 2–0
  United City 5–0 3–1
Round of 16   Kitchee 4–0
Quarter-finals   Urawa Red Diamonds 0–4

Season by season recordEdit

Season League[23] FA Cup League
Cup
Kor Cup /
Champions
Cup
AFC
Champions
League
Other Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2009 TPL 30 16 8 6 45 31 56 3rd QF Singapore
Cup – RU
Nantawat Tansopa 11
2010 TPL 30 12 9 9 48 38 45 5th R3 QF Singapore
Cup – W
Chatree Chimtalay 10
2011 TPL 34 15 8 11 55 41 53 5th R4 R3 Sarayuth Chaikamdee 15
2012 TPL 34 10 15 9 53 39 45 8th SF SF Samuel Ajayi 11
2013 TPL 32 14 8 10 32 40 50 5th RU R2 Chatree Chimtalay 10
2014 TPL 38 14 7 17 70 65 49 10th W QF Lazarus Kaimbi 12
2015 TPL 34 15 11 8 47 38 56 6th R3 R3 RU PO  – Darko Tasevski
Aridane
9
2016 TL 31 18 3 10 62 41 57 3rd R2 R2  –  –  – Ariel Rodríguez 19
2017 T1 34 16 8 10 63 44 56 5th R3 R1  –  –  – Jhasmani Campos
Surachat Sareepim
10
2018 T1 34 11 9 14 55 46 42 14th R2 RU  –  –  – David Bala
Surachat Sareepim
8
2019 T2 34 24 6 4 76 27 78 1st R2 QF  –  –  – Barros Tardeli 18
2020–21 T1 30 24 5 1 54 13 77 1st R2  –  –  –  – Victor Cardozo 15
2021–22 T1 30 17 9 4 52 27 60 2nd QF QF W R16  – Diogo 10
2022–23 T1 W QF  –
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 3 July 2022

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 Chatchai Bootprom
2 DF   THA Nakin Wisetchat
3 DF   THA Saharat Pongsuwan
6 MF   THA Sarach Yooyen (Captain)
7 FW   BRA Diogo
8 MF   THA Worachit Kanitsribampen
9 FW   THA Surachat Sareepim
10 FW   THA Teerasil Dangda
11 MF   THA Jaroensak Wonggorn
13 DF   THA Ernesto Phumipha
15 DF   THA Apisit Sorada
16 DF   THA Jakkapan Praisuwan
17 DF   SIN Irfan Fandi
18 MF   THA Pathompol Charoenrattanapirom
20 FW   BRA Conrado
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW   ISR Lidor Cohen
22 DF   THA Santiphap Channgom
23 DF   THA Adisak Sosungnoen
24 MF   THA Chatmongkol Thongkiri
26 GK   THA Kittipong Phuthawchueak
27 MF   PHI Jesse Curran
28 MF   THA Nattapon Worasut
29 FW   THA Chatree Chimtalay
30 DF   VEN Andrés Túñez
32 GK   THA Supanai Juntrapasit
36 MF   THA Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul
39 GK   THA Prasit Padungchok
41 DF   BRA Cássio Scheid
47 FW   THA Thammayut Rakbun
48 MF   THA Kanokpon Buspakom
99 FW   SIN Ikhsan Fandi

Note 1: Players who are AFC Champions League-quota foreign players are listed in bold.

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   THA Fahas Bilanglod (at   Chiangmai)
GK   THA Kiadtiphon Udom (at   Chiangmai)
FW   THA Patrik Gustavsson (at   Chiangmai)
FW   THA Tawan Khotrsupho (at   Chiangmai)
DF   THA Piyachanok Darit (at   Chiangmai)
DF   THA Athibordee Atirat (at   Chiangrai United)
DF   BRA Victor Cardozo (at   Chiangrai United)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   THA Chenrop Samphaodi (at   Lamphun Warriors)
DF   THA Chonnapat Buaphan (at   Lamphun Warriors)
MF   THA Chaowat Veerachat (at   Cerezo Osaka)
FW   THA Siroch Chatthong (at   Nakhon Ratchasima)
GK   THA Korraphat Nareechan (at   Police Tero)
GK   THA Rattanachat Niamthaisong (at   Chanthaburi)

Former playersEdit

For details on former players, see Category:Bangkok Glass F.C. players.

PersonnelEdit

Name and Nationality Position
Makoto Teguramori   Manager
Mitsuo Kato   Assistant Manager
Amnaj Kaewkiew   First Team Coach
Peerapong Pichitchotirat   First Team Coach
Marcos Cesar Domingues   Goalkeeper Coach
Chang Yeob Yi   Fitness Trainer
Srisak Ketjantra   Fitness Trainer
Attapon Boonsan   Fitness Trainer
Pakapon Issaragrisil   Team Doctor
Yongsak Lertdamrongkiet   Physiotherapist
Saranyoo Kaewlek   Physiotherapist
Chalotorn Chaisiri   Physiotherapist
Anupat Kraisang   Team's Masseur
Suntisuk Sakuldee   Team's Masseur
Kanoksak Thongchu   Team's Masseur
Thanatpong Sukwong   Nutritionist
Pablo Muniz Garcia   Team's Staff
Chayut Jantaramonton   Team's Staff
Natakorn Thiamkeerakul   Interpreter
Kevin Fjell   Interpreter
Sarot Jaroensuk   Team's Staff
Twatchai Khamkloy   Team's Staff
Pornchai Phonkun   Team's Staff

Managerial historyEdit

Coaches by Years (2009–present)[24]

Name Nat Period Honours
Hans Rudolf Emser   March 2009 – June 2009 2009 Singapore Cup Runner-up
Surachai Jaturapattarapong   June 2009 – June 2010 2009 Singapore Cup Runner-up / 2009 Thai Super Cup / 2010 Queen's Cup
Carlos Roberto   June 2010 – October 2010
Supasin Leelarit (Manager)   October 2010 – December 2010 2010 Singapore Cup
Sathit Bensoh   December 2010 – March 2011
Arjhan Srong-ngamsub   March 2011 – December 2011
Surachai Jaturapattarapong   January 2012 – October 2012
Phil Stubbins   October 2012 – March 2013
Anurak Srikerd (Caretaker)   March 2013 – May 2013
Attaphol Buspakom   May 2013 – June 2014 2013 Thai FA Cup Runner-up
Anurak Srikerd (Caretaker)   June 2014 – November 2014 2014 Thai FA Cup
Ricardo Rodríguez   November 2014 – November 2015 2015 Kor Royal Cup Runner-up
Anurak Srikerd   November 2015 – June 2016
Aurelio Vidmar   August 2016 – July 2017
Surachai Jaturapattarapong (Caretaker)   July 2017 – November 2017
Josep Ferré   November 2017 – March 2018
Anurak Srikerd   April 2018 – October 2018
Dusit Chalermsan   October 2018 – April 2021 2019 Thai League 2 / 2020-21 Thai League 1
Aurelio Vidmar   May 2021 – November 2021 2021 Thailand Champions Cup
Dusit Chalermsan   November 2021 – January 2022
Surachai Jaturapattarapong (Caretaker)   January 2022 – February 2022
Makoto Teguramori   February 2022 – 2022 Thailand Champions Cup

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

LeaguesEdit

CupsEdit

Champions (1): 2014
Champions (2): 2021, 2022

OtherEdit

Champions (1): 2009
Champions (1): 2010
Champions (1): 2010

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "สุดทน!! บีจี ตะเพิด คาร์ลอส พ้นกุนซือหลังฟอร์มดิ่ง".
  2. ^ "ไปซะแล้ว!!! 'บีจี' ดึง 'โค้ชจุ่น' เสียบแทนสตับบินส์".
  3. ^ "ไวทันใจ!! 'โค้ชแต๊ก' เปิดตัวเซ็นสัญญาคุม 'บีจี' 2 ปีครึ่ง".
  4. ^ ""แต๊ก" มั่นเปลี่ยน "บีจี" หวังพาทัวร์ถ้วยเอเชีย".
  5. ^ "'ปราสาทสายฟ้า' สุดแกร่ง!! แซงดับ 'บีจี' 10 ตัว 3–1 เถลิงแชมป์เอฟเอคัพ 3 สมัยติด".
  6. ^ "'บีจีแยกทาง 'โค้ชแต๊ก' ตั้ง 'โค้ชจุ่น' ทำหน้าที่แทน".
  7. ^ "Report from sanook.com". ฺBangkok Glass vs Chonburi. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  8. ^ "SCOOP: บีจี แชมป์ เอฟเอคัพ 2014 ปฐมบท "เพียวฟุตบอล"" (in Thai). Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  9. ^ "บีจีเปิดตัว 'วิดมาร์' คุมทัพจนจบซีซั่น ประเดิมนัดแรกชน 'แบงค็อก'".
  10. ^ "บทสรุปบอลลีกตัดสินตามอันดับล่าสุด เกมอุ่นเครื่อง ไทย-อิหร่าน ยกเลิก!".
  11. ^ "'โพโพวิช' รับสภาพ! บุรีรัมย์ฟอร์มแย่ เกมบุกพ่ายบีจี". 4 May 2017.
  12. ^ ""บีจีเอฟซี" 5 ปี รีเช็คเกมเปิดฤดูกาล".
  13. ^ "บีจี แยกทาง วิดมาร์".
  14. ^ "จงเชื่อในสิ่งที่ทำ!วิดมาร์เลี้ยงส่งแข้งบีจีและกล่าวลาสุดซึ้ง".
  15. ^ "ตามคาด! 'บีจีเอฟซี' แยกทาง 'โคโค่' ตั้งกุนซือใหม่ทันที". 29 March 2018.
  16. ^ ""ปวิณ" ยันบีจีเปลี่ยนชื่อ พร้อมเผยใครบ้างไม่ได้ไปต่อ". Siamsport.co.th. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  17. ^ ""บีจีอะคาเดมี่" โรงเรียนฟุตบอลสมบูรณ์แบบของ "บางกอกกล๊าส"". Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  18. ^ "บีจีร่วมพันธมิตรลูกหนัง ทุ่ม 100 ล. สร้างอะคาเดมี่ - Goal.com". Goal.com. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  19. ^ "บีจีทุ่มไม่อั้น130บ.ลุยไทยลีก-ไนกี้หนุนชุดแข่ง".
  20. ^ "Official Partner".
  21. ^ "'สิงห์'รุกคืบ เซ็นพาร์ตเนอร์ 'เซเรโซ' ทีมดังเจลีก". thairath.co.th. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  22. ^ "บีจี จับมือ เซเรโซ่ เป็นพันธมิตรอย่างเป็นทางการ". Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  23. ^ King, Ian; Schöggl, Hans & Stokkermans, Karel (20 March 2014). "Thailand – List of Champions". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. Select link to season required from chronological list.
  24. ^ "BG Pathum | United".

External linksEdit