Football Association of Thailand
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The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) or the full name is 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. It was founded on 25 April 1916. They joined FIFA on 23 June 1925 and AFC in 1954.
Football was introduced into Thailand in 1897. 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.
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.
Thai football competitionsEdit
Leagues and tournamentsEdit
League competitions in Thailand include :
(See also: Thai football league system for the additional detail about league system.)
- Thai FA Cup - an annual match of football clubs in Thailand.
- Thai League Cup - an annual match of football clubs in Thailand.
- Thailand Champions Cup - an annual match between the champions Thai League 1 and the champions Thai FA Cup or runners-up of the Thai League 1.
- King's Cup - an annual international football competition for national teams.
- Queen's Cup - an annual national football cup competition.
List of FAT PresidentsEdit
The following is a list of presidents of Football Association of Thailand (FAT).
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The following are the sponsors of FAT (named "FAT Partners"):
- "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.
- "AirAsia to sponsor national volleyball team". The Nation. 3 May 2012.