Datsakorn Thonglao

Datsakorn Thonglao (Thai: ดัสกร ทองเหลา, RTGSDatsakon Thonglao, pronounced [dàt.sā.kɔ̄ːn tʰɔ̄ːŋ.lǎw], born December 30, 1983), simply known as Go (Thai: โก้, RTGSKo, pronounced [kôː]) is a Thai footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder and was a regular member of Thailand national football team. He was known for his deadly free kicks and set-pieces.

Datsakorn Thonglao
Datsakorn Thonglao after THA-OMA.jpg
Personal information
Full name Datsakorn Thonglao
Date of birth (1983-12-30) 30 December 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Nong Bua Lamphu, Thailand
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Uthai Thani
Number 7
Youth career
1995–1997 Wat Saket School
1998 Patumkongka School
1999 Rajdamnern Commercial College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Rajpracha 23 (8)
2000–2006 BEC Tero Sasana 77 (18)
2001–20021. FC Kaiserslautern II (loan) 7 (0)
2007–2009 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 28 (12)
2010–2018 Muangthong United 172 (22)
2017BEC Tero Sasana (loan) 23 (1)
2018Udon Thani (loan) 21 (1)
2019 Simork 7 (0)
2019 Chonburi 4 (0)
2020–2021 Ayutthaya United 32 (4)
2021– Uthai Thani 2 (0)
National team
2001 Thailand U19 5 (0)
2001–2005 Thailand U23 15 (0)
2010 Thailand U23 (wildcard) 5 (2)
2001–2017 Thailand 102 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Datsakorn spent his youth career with Rajpracha between 1998–1999 and made his first senior appearance during 1999–2000 season with the club.

BEC Tero SasanaEdit

The young midfielder joined a Thai Premier League club, BEC Tero Sasana in a 2001-2002 season and eventually won the league title with the club at the end of the season. It was his first senior silverware.

After a successful season with BEC Tero Sasana, Datsakorn was given a chance to play for a Bundesliga club, 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a season loan deal. On 2002, May 2 1. FC Kaiserslautern expressed their interest in permanently signing Datsakorn, which also was the skipper of Thailand U-20 at the moment.[1] However, it was reported that Datsakorn refused to extend his contract with the German side as he was homesick.

Datsakorn returned to BEC Tero Sasana in the next season 2002-2003 and led the team to AFC Champions League final but lost to UAE's Al Ain 1-2 on aggregate. The same season he also awarded only runners-up in another 3 competitions ASEAN Club Championship, Kor Royal Cup and Thai Premier League.

Hoàng Anh Gia LaiEdit

In 2007, the Thai playmaker joined a Vietnamese club, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai. He later became one of the Vietnamese supporters' favorites after two years with Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, although he could not help the club win any silverware.

Muangthong UnitedEdit

In 2010, Thai Premier League champion, Muangthong United signed Datsakorn back to Thailand for a reported fee of $200,000 (6.6 million baht as of 2010 exchange rate).[2] It was speculated that, due to the deal, he became the Thailand's highest paid footballer at the moment. He settled into the 2009 Thai Premier League champions quickly and became a key member of the team. Datsakorn was also appointed as captain later. He helped the team secure the Thai League 1 title in 2010, 2012 and 2016.

International careerEdit

Datsakorn made his debut in Thailand national team in 2001 while he was spending his loan spell at Kaiserslautern. He was first called up for U-19 and U-23 squad for a short period but became a regular member of senior squad soon afterward. Datsakorn has been featuring in Thailand national team from 2001 to 2014, made to total appearances of 98 and scored 11 goals.

He was criticized in his early years with the national team for his violent behavior, which led him to several sending-offs.

Datsakorn taking a corner kick against Oman in 2011

In 2007, Thonglao played again in FIFA World Cup qualification. He scored 2 goals for Thailand in the match against Macau national football team in qualification first round and 1 goal in the match again Bahrain national football team 1-1 in qualification third round.

Thonglao was also a member of the victorious T&T Cup 2008 winning squad.

In 2011, Thonglao played in FIFA World Cup qualification. He goals for Thailand 2 goals in the 2-2 draw against Palestine national football team in the second round.

In 2012, he was called to almost every tournament in the national team. He was a key player in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup he suffered a groin injury, but had managed play until the end of the tournament.

In October 2017 he was called to play with the Kenya national football team, After the match Datsakorn was celebrate for his 100 international appearances with Thailand national football team.[3]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. November 10, 2003 Tashkent, Uzbekistan   Hong Kong 1-2 Lost 2004 Asian Cup Qualification
2. November 17, 2003 Bangkok, Thailand   Hong Kong 4-0 Won 2004 Asian Cup Qualification
3. February 16, 2003 Bangkok, Thailand   North Korea 2-2 Draw 2003 King's Cup
5. January 24, 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam   Vietnam 2-0 Won 2007 ASEAN Football Championship
6. October 8, 2007 Bangkok, Thailand   Macau 6-1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
7. October 15, 2007 Macau, Macau   Macau 7-1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
8. June 7, 2008 Riffa, Bahrain   Bahrain 1-1 Draw 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
9. July 28, 2011 West Bank, Palestine   Palestine 1-1 Draw 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
10. July 28, 2011 West Bank, Palestine   Palestine 2-2 Draw 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
11. February 24, 2012 Chiangmai, Thailand   Maldives 3-0 Won Friendly
January 26, 2013 Chiangmai, Thailand   North Korea 2-2 Draw 2013 King's Cup (Unofficial match)
Correct as of 13 January 2017[4]



BEC Tero Sasana
Muangthong United


Thailand U-23

Royal decorationEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2002-05/02/content_380329.htm
  2. ^ ดัสกรทุบสถิติเมืองทองทุ่ม6.6ล้านซื้อตัว
  3. ^ "มุ้ยจัดให้! ช้างศึกฉลองนัด 100 "ดัสกร" อัดเคนยา 1-0". goal.com.
  4. ^ "Datsakorn Thonglao - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by Thailand national football team captain
Succeeded by