Football Association of Thailand

The Football Association of Thailand under Patronage of His Majesty the King (Thai: สมาคมกีฬาฟุตบอลแห่งประเทศไทย ในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์) is the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer in Thailand.[2] It was founded on 25 April 1916. The association joined FIFA on 23 June 1925 and AFC in 1954.[3]

Football Association of Thailand
AFC
Football Association of Thailand logo.svg
Founded1916; 104 years ago (1916)
FIFA affiliation1925
AFC affiliation1954[1]
AFF affiliation1984
PresidentSomyot Poompanmoung
Websitehttp://fathailand.org/

HistoryEdit

 
King Vajiravudh, the founder of the Football Association of Thailand

In 1916, King Vajiravudh founded "The Football Association of Thailand under Patronage of His Majesty the King" after that the association joined the FIFA in 1925 and AFC in 1954.

Thailand national football team joined Olympic Games first time in Australia in 1956.

The first football stadium, Supachalasai Stadium, was built in 1935. King's Cup, the first football cup was introduced in 1968. And then two years later, Queen's Cup, a national cup competition, started in 1970.[4]

Thai football competitionsEdit

Leagues and tournamentsEdit

League competitions in Thailand include :

(See also: Thai football league system for the additional detail about league system.)

Cup competitionsEdit

List of FAT PresidentsEdit

The following is a list of presidents of Football Association of Thailand (FAT).

Presidency President Took office Left office
1 Fuang Puengboon 1916 1919
2 Chatwarid Kasemsan 1919 1922
3 Anura Kanejohn 1922 1925
4 Fuen Puengboon 1925 1928
5 Chalern Chenakool 1928 1931
6 Tetsuthorn Kanjanasap 1931 1934
7 Samakhom Kittiyakorn 1934 1938
8 Jiam Jiarakool 1953 1955
9 Pachern Nimitbutr 1955 1956
10 Jampen Jarusatian 1960 1961
11 Torsak Yommanart 1961 1973
12 Anu Romyanont 1975 1976
13 Prachoom Rattanapian 1976 1977
Anu Romyanont 1978 1988
14 Chalor Kerdthes 1988 1995
15 Vijit Ketkaew 1995 2008
16 Worawi Makudi 2008 2015
17 Somyot Poompanmoung 2016 Present


Association staffEdit

Name Position Source
  Somyot Poompanmoung President [5][6]
  Adisak Benjasiriwan Vice President [7]
  Supasin Leelarit 2nd Vice President [8]
  Lakananan Luksamitananan 3rd Vice President [9]
  Sirima Phanichewa 4th Vice President [10]
  Annop Singtothong 5th Vice President [11]
  Patit Suphaphongs General Secretary [12][13]
n/a Treasurer
  Carles Romagosa Technical Director [14][15]
  Akira Nishino Team Coach (Men's) [16][17]
  Kaenson Naurephon Team Coach (Women's) [18][19]
  Amnoy Nimmano Media/Communications Manager [20]
  Adisak Benjasiriwan Futsal Coordinator [21]
  Chatarin Mongkolsiri Referee Coordinator [22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ASIAN SOCCER FINALS IN SINGAPORE May be used as Olympic series". The Singapore Free Press. 5 October 1954."Singapore to Meet Indonesia in Asian Soccer Tourney". The Straits Times. 14 June 1955.
  2. ^ http://fathailand.org/history
  3. ^ https://www.siamsporttalk.com/th/entertainment/sport/76-football/federation-football/825-fa-thailand.html
  4. ^ https://thestandard.co/somyos-football-association-of-thailand/
  5. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  6. ^ "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  7. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  11. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  12. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  13. ^ "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  14. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  15. ^ "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  16. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  17. ^ "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  18. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  19. ^ "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  20. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  21. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  22. ^ FIFA.com. "Member Association - Thailand - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 November 2020.

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