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Kiatisuk Senamuang

Police Lieutenant Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang (Thai: เกียรติศักดิ์ เสนาเมือง, born 11 August 1973 in Udon Thani), is a Thai football manager and a former footballer who played between 1989 and October 2007. During his eighteen-year career Kiatisuk played as a striker and scored 251 goals in 339 appearances. The former striker played for clubs in Malaysia, Singapore, England and Vietnam as well as in his homeland. Kiatisuk also earned 131 caps and scored 70 goals for Thailand between 1992 and 2007.[1] In 1996, while playing for Raj Pracha FC Kiatisuk scored 127 goals in 71 games, achieving an (unrecognised) record as top scorer.

Kiatisuk Senamuang
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Personal information
Full name Kiatisuk Senamuang
Date of birth (1973-08-11) 11 August 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Udon Thani, Thailand
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1982–1990 Nampong Suksa School
1991–1992 Bangkok Commercial School
1993–1994 Dhurakij Pundit University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Krung Thai Bank 145 (98)
1995–1996 Rajpracha 27 (18)
1997–1998 Royal Thai Police 25 (21)
1998–1999 Perlis 21 (22)
1999–2000 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
2000–2001 Rajpracha 26 (18)
2001–2002 Singapore Armed Forces 20 (15)
2002–2006 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 75 (59)
Total 339 (251)
National team
1990–1992 Thailand U20 11 (5)
1993–2007 Thailand 134[1] (71)
Teams managed
2006 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
2008 Chula United
2008–2009 Chonburi
2010 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
2011–2012 Chula United
2012 Bangkok
2013–2016 Thailand U23
2013 Thailand (caretaker)
2014–2017 Thailand
2017 Port
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Between 2014 and 2017, Kiatisuk was manager of the Thai senior team and, (2013 - 2016), the Thailand U-23 team. Previously, in 2013, he had also been the caretaker manager of Thailand.[2]

Kiatisuk has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Dhurakij Pundit University and Master of Business Administration from Chandrakasem Rajabhat University.

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Kiatisuk Senamuang played with Perlis FA in Malaysia before joining an English club Huddersfield Town in 1999, which the then manager, Steve Bruce, considered merely a publicity stunt. After one season, in which he did not feature in the Huddersfield Town first team squad, Kiatisuk left English football for Rajpracha Sports Club in Thailand, later joining Singapore Armed Forces FC where he scored 15 goals in 20 games. In March 2002, he moved once again to become a star in Vietnam with Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, where he helped win the V.League 1 title several times. He returned to play for the Thailand national football team in the King's Cup.


International careerEdit

Kiatisuk played 131 international matches and scored 70 goals for the national team. Both figures are Thai national records.

Managerial careerEdit

VietnamEdit

After retiring from playing in 2006, Kiatisuk went straight into management with V-League side Hoàng Anh Gia Lai

Return to ThailandEdit

In 2008, Kiatisuk returned to Thailand to take charge of Chula United. In 2009, Kiatisuk became the head coach of Chonburi F.C. and led the club to win the 2009 Kor Royal Cup.[3] Kiatisuk managed to finish the season in second place, with the highest points ever achieved by the club. Nevertheless, after failing to secure the domestic league title he resigned.

Second spell in VietnamEdit

Kiatisuk went to Vietnam again to manage his former club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai. He finished his season in the V-League in seventh place. He led Hoàng Anh Gia Lai to the final of the 2010 Vietnamese Cup but lost 0-1 to Sông Lam Nghệ An at Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City.

Back to Thailand againEdit

In December 2010, Kiatisuk returned to Thailand as the head coach of Chula United in Division 1.[4] He brought the club to third place by the end of the season resulting in promotion to the 2012 Thai Premier League. After ten games in the top league, Kiatisuk resigned from his position due to poor results: 1 win, 4 draws, and 5 losses.[5]

A month later, Kiatisuk decided to join Bangkok F.C. in the 2012 Thai Division 1 League to help the club to avoid relegation.[6] Bangkok survived in the second league of Thailand after finishing in tenth place (in the middle of the table).

The national managerEdit

In January 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed to be the head coach of Thailand U-23. He won 1-0 in his debut match in the friendly against Ayutthaya F.C. of Division 1 on 12 January.[7]

In June 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed as the new Thai national team coach, replacing Winfried Schaefer in a caretaker capacity. He was also responsible as the head coach for the Thai under-23 national football team preparing for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.[8] His debut match as manager of the War Elephants was in a friendly against China on 15 June 2013, which the Thais won 5-1.[9]

As head coach of Thailand U-23, Kiatisuk guided the team to 2013 SEA Games football gold, adding to 4 golds he won as a player in 4 straight Games from 1993 to 1999. He also led Thailand U-23 to the semi-finals at 2014 Asian Games and finished in 4th place.

In 2014, due to his success in 2014 Asian Games, Kiatisuk was appointed to be the new manager of Thailand to compete in the 2014 AFF Championship. Obtaining victory with a 4-3 aggregate score against Malaysia, Kiatisuk became the person to win the ASEAN Football Championship as a player and as a manager.

In 2015, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round, Thailand was drawn in the same group as Iraq, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei. With Kiattisuk as manager, the team to finished as the winner of the group with 14 points from 6 games. Thailand advanced to the final round of qualification.

In 2016, Kiatisuk managed the Thai side in their defence of the 2016 AFF Championship. Having won all the games en route to the final, on 14 December Thailand lost 1-2 at Pakansari Stadium against Indonesia in the first leg of the final, despite having held the lead (with a goal from Teerasil Dangda) in the first half. Nevertheless, Thailand managed to secure a return of the trophy with a 2-0 win at Rajamangala Stadium and lifted their fifth regional title on 17 December 2016.

Kiatisuk Senamuang continued to coach Thailand in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round. However, he managed to collect only one point from 7 games of the qualification. After a 0-4 loss to Japan at Saitama Stadium 2002 on 28 March, three days later, after four years in charge, Kiatisuk stepped down from his position as the manager of the national team.[10]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 28 March 2017
Nat. Team From To Record
G W D[1] L GF GA GD Win %
  Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 2006 2006 25 10 6 9 25 24 +1 040.00
  Chula Sinthana June 2008 December 2008 18 7 7 4 36 22 +14 038.89
  Chonburi December 2008 November 2009 46 28 11 7 87 42 +45 060.87
  Hoàng Anh Gia Lai January 2010 November 2010 31 12 9 10 39 32 +7 038.71
  Chula United 9 December 2010 21 May 2012 49 21 14 14 54 44 +10 042.86
  Bangkok 20 June 2012 December 2012 21 7 5 9 31 33 −2 033.33
  Thailand U-23 January 2013 January 2016 40 28 7 5 83 28 +55 070.00
  Thailand [2] (Caretaker) May 2013 June 2013 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 100.00
  Thailand [3] 10 February 2014 31 March 2017 42 21 7 14 66 53 +13 050.00
  Port 23 June 2017 20 September 2017 10 1 3 6 12 19 −7 010.00
Career totals 283 136 69 78 438 298 +140 048.06

1 A win or loss by penalty shoot-out is counted as a draw.
2 Kiatisuk Senamuang managed the team on a one-off basis as caretaker-manager.
3 Only FIFA approved games are counted for Thailand.

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 April 1993 Kobe, Japan   Sri Lanka 1–0 Won 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 5 May 1993 Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Bangladesh 4–1 Won 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 7 June 1993 Singapore   Myanmar 2–0 Won 1993 Southeast Asian Games
4. 13 June 1993 Singapore   Laos 4–1 Won 1993 Southeast Asian Games
5. 20 June 1993 Singapore   Myanmar 4–3 Won 1993 Southeast Asian Games
6. 9 October 1994 Hiroshima, Japan   Malaysia 1–1 Draw 1994 Asian Games
7. 12 December 1995 Chiang Mai, Thailand   Cambodia 9–0 Won 1995 Southeast Asian Games
8. 12 December 1995 Chiang Mai, Thailand   Cambodia 9–0 Won 1995 Southeast Asian Games
9. 16 February 1996 Bangkok, Thailand   Finland 5–2 Won 1996 King's Cup
10. 27 June 1996 Bangkok, Thailand   Maldives 8–0 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
11. 27 June 1996 Bangkok, Thailand   Maldives 8–0 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
12. 29 June 1996 Bangkok, Thailand   Myanmar 5–1 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
13. 7 July 1996 Singapore   Myanmar 7–1 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
14. 7 July 1996 Singapore   Myanmar 7–1 Won 1996 Asian Cup qualification
15. 9 July 1996 Singapore   Singapore 2–2 Draw 1996 Asian Cup qualification
16. 2 September 1996 Singapore   Philippines 5–0 Won 1996 Tiger Cup
17. 6 September 1996 Singapore   Brunei 6–0 Won 1996 Tiger Cup
18. 8 September 1996 Singapore   Malaysia 1–1 Draw 1996 Tiger Cup
19. 13 September 1996 Singapore   Vietnam 4–2 Won 1996 Tiger Cup
20. 15 September 1996 Singapore   Malaysia 1–0 Win 1996 Tiger Cup
21. 8 December 1996 Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Iran 1–3 Lost 1996 Asian Cup
22. 15 March 1997 Bangkok, Thailand   Japan 3–1 Won Friendly
23. 15 March 1997 Bangkok, Thailand   Japan 3–1 Won Friendly
24. 7 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia   Brunei 6–0 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
25. 7 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia   Brunei 6–0 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
26. 12 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia   Cambodia 4–0 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
27. 16 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia   Vietnam 2–1 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
28. 16 October 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia   Vietnam 2–1 Won 1997 Southeast Asian Games
29. 22 March 1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Kazakhstan 1–0 Won Friendly
30. 21 October 1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Turkmenistan 3–3 Draw Friendly
31. 2 December 1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Hong Kong 5–0 Won 1998 Asian Games
32. 2 December 1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Hong Kong 5–0 Won 1998 Asian Games
33. 14 December 1998 Bangkok, Thailand   South Korea 2–1 Won 1998 Asian Games
34. 23 February 1999 Bangkok, Thailand   North Korea 2–2 Draw 1999 King's Cup
35. 16 June 1999 Bangkok, Thailand   New Zealand 2–2 Draw Friendly Tournament
36. 16 June 1999 Bangkok, Thailand   New Zealand 2–2 Draw Friendly Tournament
37. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
38. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
39. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
40. 30 July 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Philippines 9–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
41. 1 August 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Laos 4–1 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
42. 8 August 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Myanmar 7–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
43. 8 August 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Myanmar 7–0 Won 1999 Southeast Asian Games
44. 6 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand   Myanmar 3–1 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
45. 10 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand   Indonesia 4–1 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
46. 12 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand   Philippines 2–0 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
47. 16 November 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand   Malaysia 2–0 Won 2000 Tiger Cup
48. 23 January 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Kuwait 5–4 Won Friendly
49. 23 January 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Kuwait 5–4 Won Friendly
50. 23 January 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Kuwait 5–4 Won Friendly
51. 17 February 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Qatar 2–0 Won 2001 King's Cup
52. 17 February 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Qatar 2–0 Won 2001 King's Cup
53. 13 May 2001 Beirut, Lebanon   Sri Lanka 4–2 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
54. 13 May 2001 Beirut, Lebanon   Sri Lanka 4–2 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
55. 17 May 2001 Beirut, Lebanon   Lebanon 2–1 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
56. 26 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Sri Lanka 3–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
57. 26 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Sri Lanka 3–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
58. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
59. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
60. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
61. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Pakistan 6–0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
62. 13 August 2001 Singapore   Singapore 5–0 Won Friendly
63. 13 August 2001 Singapore   Singapore 5–0 Won Friendly
64. 6 September 2001 Manama, Bahrain   Bahrain 1–1 Draw 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
65. 18 December 2002 Singapore   Laos 5–1 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
66. 18 December 2002 Singapore   Laos 5–1 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
67. 18 December 2002 Singapore   Laos 5–1 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
68. 31 March 2004 Sana'a, Yemen   Yemen 3–0 Won 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
69. 9 June 2004 Bangkok, Thailand   North Korea 1–4 Lost 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
70. 26 December 2006 Bangkok, Thailand   Singapore 2–0 Won King's Cup 2006
71. 26 December 2006 Bangkok, Thailand   Singapore 2–0 Won King's Cup 2006
Correct as of 7 October 2015[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Kiatisuk is a Buddhist born in Udon Thani. Before he became a professional football player, he worked as a police officer, but always had a love for football. According to a friend, "his move to football was prompted by insecurity".

He was given the nickname Zico by his friends, in honour of his favourite Brazilian football idol Zico.

Kiatisuk learned Vietnamese and fluently Vietnamese language just 1-2 years during his career in Vietnam.

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

InternationalEdit

Thailand

ClubEdit

Krung Thai Bank
  • Kor Royal Cup Champion (1); 1989
  • Koh Royal Cup Champion (1); 1993
Singapore Armed Forces
Hoang Anh Gia Lai

IndividualEdit

ManagerEdit

InternationalEdit

Thailand
Thailand U-23

ClubEdit

Chonburi
Hoang Anh Gia Lai

Video gamesEdit

Kiatisuk Senamuang appears in World Soccer Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2000: U-23 Medal Heno Chousen as a player of Thailand U-23. His name in the game is "Senamuran" (セナムラン).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kiatisuk Senamuang - Century of International Appearances". Rsssf.com. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Thailand appoint Kiatisuk Senamuang as new national team coach". Goal.com. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ "ฉลามชลดับไฟฟ้าซิวแชมป์ถ้วยก.สมัย2". Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
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  5. ^ BREAKING NEWS! 'ซิโก้' ลาออกจากกุนซือบีบีซียูแล้ว!
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "China PR 1 - 5 Thailand Match report - 6/15/13 Friendlies". Goal.com. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  10. ^ BREAKING : ซิโก้ประกาศยุติบทบาทเฮดโค้ชช้างศึก
  11. ^ Kiatisuk Senamuang - Century of International Appearances

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