Police Tero F.C.

Police Tero Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลโปลิศ-เทโร), formerly known as BEC Tero Sasana Football Club, is a Thai professional football club based in Bangkok. The club finished runners-up in the inaugural AFC Champions League competition in 2003. BEC-Tero Sasana merged with Police United in the 2017 season and changed its official name to Police-Tero Football Club in the 2018 season.[1]

Police Tero
โปลิศ เทโร
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Full namePolice Tero Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอลโปลิศ เทโร
Nickname(s)The Silver Shields Dragons
(มังกรโล่เงิน)
Founded1992; 29 years ago (1992), as BEC Tero Sasana
2018; 3 years ago (2018), as Police-Tero
GroundBoonyachinda Stadium
Lak Si, Bangkok, Thailand
Capacity3,550
OwnerRoyal Thai Police
Tero Entertainment
PresidentBrian L. Marcar
ManagerRangsan Viwatchaichok
LeagueThai League 1
2020–21Thai League 1, 11th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Establishment of the clubEdit

The team was established in 1992. It was previously known as Sasana Witthaya School team and was founded by Mr. Worawi Makudi. The first football match the team entered was in Division 3 of the football royal cup in 1993. In 1994, the team played in Division 2 of the football royal cup. In 1995, the team played in Division 1 of the football royal cup and in 1996, the team entered the Thai League for the first time. It was during this year, that Mr. Worawi Makudi and Mr. Brian L. Marcar, managing director of BEC-TERO Entertainment Public Co. Ltd., joined hands and renamed the team as Tero Sasana Football Club. The team was placed in 12th position among 18 teams in the Thai League.[2]

In 1997, Tero Sasana Football Club also played in the Thai League and this time was placed in fifth place. Later in 1998, BEC-World Public Company Limited supported the Tero Sasana Football Club and changed the team's name to BEC Tero Sasana FC. The team won the third place when they played the Thai League. They were also one of the eight final teams to enter the final round of the Thai FA Cup.[3]

In 1999, the team entered the Thai League and again won third place. In the same year, they were among the final teams in the Thai FA Cup.[citation needed]

The Thai giant, The Final Asian Champions LeagueEdit

2000 was a very eventful year for BEC Tero Sasana FC. The team won its first championship award by winning the Thai League. It also received the championship award for the King's Cup.[citation needed]

In 2001, BEC Tero Sasana FC was able to keep its championship and won the Thai Premier League for the second consecutive year. This greatly increased the fan base.[citation needed]

 
BEC Tero Sasana in 2009

The club's success continued for a few years and culminated with finishing runner-up in the 2002–03 AFC Champions League. The team were put alongside Asian heavyweights Kashima Antlers, Daejeon Citizen, and Shanghai Shenhua in Group A of the 2002–03 AFC Champions League; a group which they would top with 7 points. Bec Tero Sansana then faced Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor in the semi final and defeated them 3–2 on aggregate, before losing to Al Ain in the two-legged Final, 2-1.[4][5]

Golden GenerationEdit

In 2012 the club appointed Robert Procureur, former general manager of Muangthong United, to be the new Director of Football and appointed Andrew Ord as the club manager. Them built up a great team by pushing up many young players such as Adisorn Promrak, Peerapat Notchaiya, Tanaboon Kesarat, Chanathip Songkrasin, Narubadin Weerawatnodom, Tristan Do, Chenrop Samphaodi, Jaturong Pimkoon and the fan called "Golden Generation"[7] and the club signed former Japan national team player Daiki Iwamasa that was the important to help the team win the Thai League Cup Trophy in 2014 from Daiki Iwamasa and Georgie Welcome's goals, its first trophy in 12 years.[8]

Decline and financial ruinEdit

In 2016 after the club was relegated (Saraburi F.C. was out of the Thai league due to their money problems in 2016 so the club was placed in the place of Saraburi F.C.), club president Brian L. Marcar sold the team to Inspire Entertainment related company to Siamsport the owner of Muangthong United.[9] Mr. Robert Procureur quit and the superstar player as Peerapat Notchaiya, Tanaboon Kesarat, Chanathip Songkrasin, Tristan Do joined Muangthong United.[10][11]

Merging: BEC Tero Sasana and Police UnitedEdit

In 2017 the club takeover by Police Group then merged Police United. The club name change was not recognized in 2017, so in 2018 the club will change the name to Police Tero Football Club due to AFC Club Licensing.[12]

Return to the Thaileague 1Edit

In October 2019, under head coach Rangsan Viwatchaichok, Police Tero were runners-up in the 2019 Thai League 2, The club promoted to the 2020 Thai League 1 season.

Stadium and locationsEdit

Coordinates Location Stadium Year
13°52′06″N 100°50′49″E / 13.8684344°N 100.8470571°E / 13.8684344; 100.8470571 Nong Chok, Bangkok Nong Chok Sport Stadium 2007–2009
13°44′44″N 100°31′39″E / 13.745602°N 100.527595°E / 13.745602; 100.527595 Bangkok Thephasadin Stadium 2010–2012
13°48′07″N 100°47′27″E / 13.801944°N 100.790833°E / 13.801944; 100.790833 Min Buri, Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium (Min Buri) 2013–2016
13°52′02″N 100°34′39″E / 13.867163°N 100.577392°E / 13.867163; 100.577392 Bangkok Boonyachinda Stadium 2017–present

Season by season recordEdit

Season League[13] FA Cup Queen's
Cup
League
Cup
Kor Royal
Cup
AFC
Champions League
Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1996–97 TPL 34 9 14 11 37 44 41 12th N/A  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
1997 TPL 22 8 7 7 32 26 31 5th N/A  –  –  –  – Worrawoot Srimaka 17
1998 TPL 22 10 8 4 47 23 38 3rd N/A  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
1999 TPL 22 11 6 5 35 23 39 3rd N/A  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
2000 TPL 22 14 7 1 48 14 49 1st[14] N/A  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
2001–02 TPL 22 15 5 2 41 11 50 1st[14] N/A  –  – W  – Worrawoot Srimaka 12
2002–03 TPL 18 10 5 3 31 11 35 2nd[14]  –  –  – RU RU Worrawoot Srimaka 10
2003–04 TPL 18 10 4 4 33 22 34 2nd[14]  –  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
2004–05 TPL 18 6 7 5 19 18 25 6th  –  –  – RU  – Chakrit Buathong 7
2006 TPL 22 9 9 4 32 14 36 3rd  – GR  –  –  – Pipat Thonkanya 12
2007 TPL 30 14 9 7 47 29 51 3rd  –  –  –  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 13
2008 TPL 30 16 7 7 50 31 55 3rd  –  –  –  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 20
2009 TPL 30 15 6 9 53 34 51 4th RU RU  –  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 18
2010 TPL 30 9 8 13 39 42 35 9th R4 QF R2  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 14
2011 TPL 30 13 6 15 39 35 45 8th QF  – QF  –  – Ronnachai Rangsiyo 15
2012 TPL 34 16 9 9 53 43 57 3rd QF  – QF  –  – Cleiton Silva 24
2013 TPL 32 13 9 10 56 49 48 7th R4  – R2  –  – Cleiton Silva 20
2014 TPL 38 18 14 6 66 41 68 3rd R3  – W  –  – Sho Shimoji 17
2015 TPL 34 7 14 13 42 51 35 16th R2  – R3  –  – Adisak Kraisorn 10
2016 TL 30 12 5 13 42 52 41 9th R2  – R3  –  – Sivakorn Tiatrakul 9
2017 T1 34 10 9 15 42 57 39 14th R3  – SF  –  – Michaël N'dri 15
2018 T1 34 10 6 18 53 66 36 15th R3  – R2  –  – Michaël N'dri 16
2019 T2 34 19 8 7 64 31 65 2nd R3  – R2  –  – Greg Houla 11
2020–21 T1 30 10 6 14 32 50 36 11th R2  –  –  –  – Dragan Bošković 5
2021–22 T1 R1 R1  –  –  –
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated

Continental recordEdit

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 Prasit Padungchok
2 DF   THA Ekkachai Sumrei
3 DF   MAS Dominic Tan
4 DF   THA Chalermsak Aukkee
5 MF   THA Sitthichok Tassanai
6 MF   THA Alexander Sieghart (on loan from Bangkok United)
7 FW   THA Nattawut Munsuwan
8 MF   THA Kanokpon Buspakom
9 FW   BRA Evandro Paulista
10 FW   THA Arthit Boodjinda
11 DF   THA Jenphob Phokhi
13 MF   GHA Lesley Ablorh
14 FW   THA Teeratep Winothai (on loan from Chonburi) (Captain)
15 DF   THA Chumpol Bua-ngam
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF   THA Nattaphol Sukchai
17 FW   THA Apdussalam Saman
18 GK   THA Akkarachai Kaoprasert
20 MF   KOR Yang Joon-a
24 DF   THA Wanchai Jarunongkran (on loan from Bangkok United)
25 MF   THA Anon Samakorn (on loan from Nakhon Ratchasima)
27 DF   THA Denis Darbellay
30 MF   THA Songkramsamut Napheng
32 FW   THA Yodsak Chaowana
35 DF   GHA Issac Honey
36 GK   THA Kittipong Phuthawchueak
37 MF   THA Chanukan Karin
39 DF   THA Sanchai Nontasila
65 MF   THA Kitting Aupachakham

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

Former playersEdit

For details on former players, see Category:BEC Tero Sasana F.C. players.

Managerial historyEdit

Head coaches by years (1996/97-present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Bruce Campbell   1996–97
Pongphan Wongsuwan   1997
Vorawan Chitavanich   1998–99
Jason Withe   1999–00 Thailand Premier League 2000
2000 Thai FA Cup
Pichai Pituwong   2001–02 Thailand Premier League 2001–02
Attaphol Buspakom   2002–04 Runner-up AFC Champions League 2002–03
Runner-up ASEAN Club Championship 2003
Runner-up Thailand Premier League 2002–03
Runner-up Thailand Premier League 2003–04
Sasom Pobprasert   2004–05
Dave Booth   2006
Regis Laguesse   2007
Christophe Larrouilh   2008 – June 2009 Runner-up 2009 Queen's Cup
Totchtawan Sripan   June 2009 – July 2010 TSW Pegasus Cup winner
Runner-up 2009 Thai FA Cup
Jorge Enrique Amaya   July 2010 – October 2010
Peter Butler   October 2010 – June 2011
Phayong Khunnaen   June 2011 – December 2011
Andrew Ord   January 2012 – August 2012
Stéphane Demol   September 2012 – 31 March 2013
René Desaeyere   31 March 2013 – 11 July 2013
Choketawee Promrut   11 July 2013 – 10 August 2013
Jose Alves Borges[15]   August 2013 – November 2014 2014 Thai League Cup
Božidar Bandović   November 2014 – May 2015 2015 Toyota Premier Cup
Kenny Shiels   May 2015 – August 2015
Rangsan Viwatchaichok (Interim)   10 August 2015 – 27 August 2015
Manuel Cajuda   August 2015 – December 2015
Rangsan Viwatchaichok (Interim)   1 December 2015 – 13 December 2015
Branko Smiljanić   February 2016 – May 2016
Surapong Kongthep (Interim)   May 2016 – December 2016
Uthai Boonmoh   Feb 2017 – June 2017
Mike Mulvey   June 2017 – November 2017
Scott Cooper   January 2018 – March 2018
Rangsan Viwatchaichok (Interim)   March 2018 – June 2018
Totchtawan Sripan   June 2018 – September 2018
Rangsan Viwatchaichok   September 2018 –

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners: 2000, 2001–02
Runners-up: 2002–03, 2003–04

CupsEdit

Runners-up: 2009
Winners: 2014
Winners: 2000
Runners-up: 2002, 2004
Runners-up: 2009

International competitionsEdit

AsianEdit

Runners-up: 2002–03

AseanEdit

Runners-up: 2003[17]

FriendlyEdit

Winners: 2004[18]

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