Men's Volleyball Thailand League

The Men's Volleyball Thailand League (Thai: วอลเลย์บอลชายไทยแลนด์ลีก) is the top-level professional men's volleyball league in Thailand. Contested by eight clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Volleyball Pro Challenge League. Seasons run from October to March, with teams playing 14 games each. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays.

Men's Thailand League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018–19 Men's Volleyball Thailand League
SportVolleyball
Founded2005
Inaugural season2005
AdministratorThai Volleyball Co., Ltd
No. of teams8
CountryThailand
ConfederationAVC
Most recent
champion(s)
Nakhon Ratchasima
(5th title)
Most titlesNakhon Ratchasima
(5th titles)
TV partner(s)True4U
True Sport
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toPro Challenge
Domestic cup(s)Super League
International cup(s)AVC Championship
Official websitethaivolleyball.co.th
Former logo

It is organized by the Thailand Volleyball Association (TVA). The league champion qualifies for the Asian Club Championship.

The league is recognized by the TVA, the FIVB, and the AVC. The league maintains strong ties with international volleyball governing bodies, adhering to the rules and regulations set by the FIVB and the AVC. The Women's Volleyball Thailand League is an FIVB-accredited club league, and its teams and players are registered with the FIVB. It is sponsored by Charoen Pokphand and therefore officially known as the CP Men's Volleyball Thailand League. In the Thailand League, the games are played during Saturdays and Sundays.

Thailand League clubsEdit

Locations of the Thailand League 2017–18 teams


There are 8 clubs in the league, with three promoted teams from Pro Challenge replacing the two teams that were relegated from Thailand League following the 2018–19 season.

MembersEdit

Club Location 2018–19 season
Air Force Pathum Thani TL Winners
Asia GS Samutsakorn Samutsakorn TL Sixth place
Prince Finance Bangkok PC Runner-up
Diamond Food Saraburi Saraburi TL Runner-up
Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall Nakhon Ratchasima TL Fourth place
RMUTL Phitsanulok Phitsanulok TL Fifth place
Koh-Kood Cabana Ratchaburi PC Winners
Visakha Bangkok TL Third place

Stadiums (2018–2019)Edit

Primary venues used in the Thailand League:

Leg 1 Leg 1
Men's Volleyball Thailand League (Thailand)
Bangkok Chonburi
Keelawes 1 Gymnasium Chonburi Municipal Gymnasium
Capacity: 6,600 Capacity: 4,000
 
Leg 1 Leg 1
Khon Kaen Nakhon Ratchasima
Khon Kaen Provincial Gymnasium Liptapanlop Hall
Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 2,000
 

Results summaryEdit

Season   Champions   Runners-up   Third place
2019–20
2018–19 Air Force Diamond Food Saraburi Visakha
2017–18 Nakhon Ratchasima Air Force Diamond Food Phitsanulok
2016–17 Air Force Nakhon Ratchasima Koh Kood Cabana Ratchaburi
2015–16 Wing 46 Phitsanulok Nakhon Ratchasima Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force
2014–15 Nakhon Ratchasima Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force Wing 46 Toyota-Phitsanulok
2013–14 Nakhon Ratchasima Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force Suan Dusit
2012–13 Nakhon Ratchasima Suan Dusit Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force
2011–12 Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force Chiang Rai Nakhon Sawan
2010–11 Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force Nakhon Ratchasima Chaiyaphum
2009–10 Chakungrao-Amed Forces Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force Nakhon Ratchasima
2008–09 Phetchabun Nakhon Pathom Suphan Buri
2007–08 Nakhon Ratchasima Suphan Buri Nonthaburi
2006–07 Nakhon Pathom N/A Suphan Buri
2005–06 Nakhon Pathom Saraburi Chaiyaphum

ChampionsEdit

Club   Champions   Runners-up   Third place Champion seasons
Nakhon Ratchasima 5 3 1 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2017–18
Chonburi 2 4 2 2010–11, 2011–12
Nakhon Pathom 2 1 N/A 2005–06, 2006–07
Air Force 2 1 N/A 2016–17,2018–19
Phitsanulok 1 N/A 3 2015–16
Chakungrao 1 N/A N/A 2009–10
Phetchabun 1 N/A N/A 2008–09
Diamond Food Saraburi N/A 1 N/A
Visakha N/A N/A 1

AwardsEdit

Most valuable playerEdit

Season Player Club
2019–20
2018–19   Kantapat Koonmee Air Force
2017–18   Aung Thu Nakhon Ratchasima
2016–17   Kantapat Koonmee Air Force
2015–16   Kittikun Sriutthawong Wing 46 Phitsanulok
2014–15   Wanchai Tabwises Nakhon Ratchasima
2013–14   Wanchai Tabwises Nakhon Ratchasima

Best ScorerEdit

Season Player Club
2019–20
2018–19   Amorntep Konhan RMUTL Phitsanulok

Best Opposite SpikerEdit

Season Player Club
2019–20
2018–19   Amorntep Konhan RMUTL Phitsanulok
2017–18   Aung Thu Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall
  Luiz Perezto Diamond Food Phitsanulok
2016–17   Jirayu Raksakaew Kohkod Cabana Ratchaburi
2015–16   Amornthep Konhan Wing 46 Phitsanulok
2014–15   Somporn Wannaprapa 3BB Nakornnont-Suan Dusit
2013–14   Nara Jankaew Pibulsongkram Phitsanulok

Best Outside SpikersEdit

Season Player Club
2019–20
2018–19   Kantapat Koonmee Air Force
  Douglas Bueno Nakhon Ratchasima
2017–18   Kantapat Koonmee Air Force
  Wanchai Tabwises Nakhon Ratchasima
2016–17   Kittikun Sriutthawong NK Fitness Samutsakhon
  Wanchai Tabwises Nakhon Ratchasima
2015–16   Kittikun Sriutthawong NK Fitness Samutsakhon
  Aung Thu Nakhon Ratchasima
2014–15   Wanchai Tabwises Nakhon Ratchasima
  Kittikun Sriutthawong Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force
2013–14   Wanchai Tabwises Nakhon Ratchasima

Best Middle BlockersEdit

Season Player Club
2019–20
2018–19   Liu Hong-Jie Diamond Food Saraburi
  Anuchit Pakdeekaew Air Force
2017–18   Wuttichai Suksara Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall
  Kittipong Suksala Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall
2016–17   Wuttichai Suksara Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall
  Kissada Nilsawai Air Force
2015–16   Kissada Nilsawai Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force
2014–15   Kittinon Namkhunthod 3BB Nakornnont-Suan Dusit
  Supachai Prachon Cosmo Chiang Rai
2013–14   Pongpet Namkhuntod Sisaket-Suan Dusit

Best SetterEdit

Season Player Club
2019–20
2018–19   Saranchit Charoensuk Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall
2017–18   Saranchit Charoensuk Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall
2016–17   Saranchit Charoensuk Air Force
2015–16   Yossapol Wattana Cosmo Chiang Rai
2014–15   Yossapol Wattana Cosmo Chiang Rai
2013–14   Nattapong Kesapan Krungkao

Best LiberoEdit

Season Player Club
2019–20
2018–19   Jakkapong Tongklang Visakha
2017–18   Krisorn Srita Nakhon Ratchasima
2016–17   Piyarat Tunthaphai Air Force
2015–16   Thanaphat Jarernsuk Nakhon Ratchasima
2014–15   Piyarat Tunthaphai Chonburi E.Tech-Air Force
2013–14   Tanarak Ruensri Krungkao

Thailand League clubs in Asian ChampionshipEdit

Season Club Place Awards
2020
2019 EST Cola * 10th N/A
2018 Nakhon Ratchasima 6th N/A
2017 Air Force 9th N/A
2016 Wing 46 Phitsanulok 11th N/A
2015 Nakhon Ratchasima 9th N/A

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit