Khon Kaen F.C.

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Khon Kaen Football Club (Thai สโมสรฟุตบอลจังหวัดขอนแก่น ) is a Thailand professional football club, based in Khon Kaen Province, a city located in the heart of the North Eastern Region of Thailand. The club currently plays in Thai League 2. In 2011 after they achieved promotion from Thai Division 1 League to the Thai League 1 for the first time in their history, by finishing runners-up in the Thai Division 1 League.

Khon Kaen
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Full nameKhon Kaen Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอลจังหวัดขอนแก่น
Nickname(s)The T-Rexs
(ไดโนเสาร์พิฆาต)
Short nameKKFC
Founded2005; 16 years ago (2005)
GroundKhon Kaen Provincial Administrative Organization Stadium
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Capacity7,000
ChairmanKasom Chanawong
Head CoachSomchai Makmool
LeagueThai League 2
2020–21Thai League 2, 10th
Current season

Khonkaen play their home games at the Khon Kaen Provincial Administrative Organization Stadium. They traditionally play in black and yellow, and their nickname is commonly known as The T-Rexs which came from the famous rich dinosaur fossil excavations of the province.

HistoryEdit

Khon Kaen Football Club was publicly formed on 21 June 2007, before that time the club played in the Provincial League which largely consist of regional football clubs, nonetheless, the league was not recognized by the Football Association of Thailand.[1]

In 2007 the league was merged into Thai Premier League and Thai Division 1 League and the club was registered to be professional football club in this year and was allocated into Thai Division 1 League Group A, the club was close to promotion by finishing at the fourth place that season.

In the 2008 season, Khon Kaen was not performing as well as the previous season as they could only finish the season in 8th place, nevertheless, the club proved themselves, being one of the favourites for promotion in the 2009 season, however, they lost the promotion spot to Sisaket in the last week of the season.

In 2010, the club was finally promoted to the Thai Premier League after finishing runners-up in the league table which was the first time for the club to participate in the top flight of Thai football.

However, their brief TPL tenure ended disappointingly as they finished bottom of the table. Any thoughts of yo-yoing straight back never emerged in 2012 with the T-Rex finishing in the bottom half of the first division.

In 2014, the Club got 17th of 2014 and relegated to 2015 Thai Division 2 League North Eastern Region into North-Eastern zone.[2][3]

Stadium and locationsEdit

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
16°24′46″N 102°49′38″E / 16.412905°N 102.827164°E / 16.412905; 102.827164 Khonkaen Khon Kaen Province Stadium

(Khon Kaen PAO. Stadium)

10,000 2007–2015
16°28′36″N 102°49′03″E / 16.476767°N 102.817386°E / 16.476767; 102.817386 Khon Kaen 50th Anniversary Stadium of Khon Kaen University 8,000 2016
16°24′46″N 102°49′38″E / 16.412905°N 102.827164°E / 16.412905; 102.827164 Khonkaen Khon Kaen Province Stadium

(Khon Kaen PAO. Stadium)

10,000 2017

Season by season recordEdit

Season League FA Cup League Cup Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2006 Pro League 30 9 8 13 35 11th
2007 DIV1 A 22 7 8 7 25 25 29 4th
2008 DIV1 30 11 8 11 32 34 41 8th Issarapong Lilakorn 11
2009 DIV1 30 16 7 7 49 36 55 4th R4 Sarawut Vichien 12
2010 DIV1 30 15 9 6 51 35 54 2nd R3 R2 Surachat Singnhon 10
2011 TPL 34 6 9 19 33 68 27 18th R3 R3 Khampheng Sayavutthi 4
2012 DIV1 34 12 6 16 35 49 42 11th R3 R2 Matias E.Recio 7
2013 DIV1 34 8 12 14 40 54 36 16th R3 R3 Matias E.Recio 20
2014 DIV1 34 6 10 18 23 45 28 17th R3 R1 Junki Yokono 8
2015 DIV 2 North-East 34 17 10 7 54 26 61 6th R2 QR1
2016 DIV 2 North-East 26 12 8 6 40 26 44 4th R1 R2 Tanapol Srithong 10
2017 T3 Upper 26 18 5 3 53 18 59 1st R2 QR1 Thotsaphon Yotchan
Darko Tasevski
11
2018 T2 28 14 7 7 52 30 49 4th QF R1 Marc Landry Babo 16
2019 T2 34 13 10 11 40 48 49 8th R1 R2 Seiya Sugishita 12
2020–21 T2 34 11 8 15 34 38 41 10th R1 Seiya Sugishita 12
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated

PlayersEdit

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 Narit Taweekul (on loan from BG Pathum United)
3 DF   THA Ronnachai Sukkhum
7 FW   SRB Milan Bubalo
9 MF   THA Somprasong Promsorn
10 FW   JPN Koki Narita
11 FW   THA Jakkrit Jitsabay
13 MF   THA Phongphat Aektasaeng
14 GK   THA Sahaphap Wutthisan
16 DF   THA Panya Srida
18 MF   THA Ronnayod Mingmitwan
20 DF   THA Wasan Wongchaiya
21 DF   THA Jakkit Chosimar
23 GK   THA Apisit Sornpanya
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 MF   THA Thiti Thumporn
29 GK   THA Thongchai Oampornwiwan
30 GK   THA Prapat Yoskrai
31 MF   THA Peerapat Kantha
34 DF   THA Sahatsawat Arsachana
37 MF   THA Tadsawat Sriwilot
55 DF   THA Yodsaran Phrawong
76 MF   THA Kritapat Vichaidit (on loan from Buriram United)
88 MF   THA Passakorn Khumthared
FW   BRA Fellipe Veloso

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
No. Pos. Nation Player

Note: The official club website lists the supporters as player #12.

HonoursEdit

Domestic leaguesEdit

Affiliated clubsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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