Sukhothai F.C.

Sukhothai Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลจังหวัดสุโขทัย) is a Thai professional association football club based in Sukhothai province. They play in the Thai League 1. Sukhothai FC represents the Sukhothai Province mainly known for being the first Kingdom of Thailand.[1] Their main team colors are red and white and their away colors are black and green. Sukhothai FC play all their home matches at the Thalay Luang Stadium which has a maximum capacity of 9,500.

Sukhothai
สุโขทัย เอฟซี
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Full nameSukhothai Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอลจังหวัดสุโขทัย
Nickname(s)The Fire Bats
(ค้างคาวไฟ)
Short nameSKTFC
Founded2009; 13 years ago (2009)
GroundThalay Luang Stadium
Sukhothai, Thailand
Capacity8,000
ChairmanAnongwan Thepsuthin
Head CoachDennis Amato
LeagueThai League 1
2021–22Thai League 2, 2nd (promoted) Increase
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

Sukhothai FC was established in 2009 and entered the Regional League Northern Division. They finished their first ever season in the Regional League Northern Division in 7th place out of 11 teams. In 2014, after 6 years in the third tier division, Sukhothai got the promotion to 2015 Thai Division 1 League.

In 2015, the newly promotion team Sukhothai had a successful campaign in Thai Division 1 League with the finishing in the unexpected third place of the final standing. Sukhothai has promoted to 2016 Thai League.

In 2019, Sukhothai academy's top prospect, Jasraj Sangha, was offered a contract with the first team, but declined the offer, later stating that it was a "late notice".

Top LeagueEdit

In 2016, the first year in the top league, Sukhothai created the overachieved run by finishing in the seventh place of the table. Sukhothai also qualified for 2017 AFC Champions League after being one of co-winner of FA Cup.[2]

Main rivalryEdit

Sukhothai's main neighboring rivals are with Phitsanulok and Kamphaengphet.

Stadium and locationsEdit

Coordinates Location Stadium Year
16°58′30″N 99°47′22″E / 16.975134°N 99.789532°E / 16.975134; 99.789532 Sukhothai Sukhothai Institute of Physical Education Stadium 2009–2013
17°03′42″N 99°47′37″E / 17.061773°N 99.793703°E / 17.061773; 99.793703 Sukhothai Thalay Luang Stadium 2014–present

Season by season recordEdit

Season League FA Cup League Cup Thailand
Champions Cup
AFC Champions
League
Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2009 DIV 2 North 20 6 6 8 29 29 24 7th  –  –
2010 DIV 2 North 30 12 6 12 44 51 42 9th R1  –  –
2011 DIV 2 North 30 6 8 16 23 41 26 14th  –  –
2012 DIV 2 North 30 9 10 15 23 37 37 14th  –  –
2013 DIV 2 North 30 18 6 6 50 28 60 3rd  –  –
2014 DIV 2 North 26 19 4 3 69 19 61 1st  –  –
2015 DIV 1 38 17 11 10 71 52 62 3rd R3 R1  –  – Felipe Ferreira 25
2016 TL 31 13 6 12 50 44 45 7th W R3  –  – Renan Marques 15
2017 T1 34 8 12 14 54 66 36 15th R2 QF RU Play-off round John Baggio 9
2018 T1 34 12 7 15 53 63 43 11th R2 R1  –  – Nelson Bonilla 25
2019 T1 30 6 16 8 37 37 34 12th R3 R2  –  – John Baggio 10
2020–21 T1 30 8 4 18 40 57 28 14th R2  –  –  – John Baggio 16
2021–22 T2 34 22 7 5 78 44 73 2nd R1 QPR  –  – Osman Sow 16
Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2017 AFC Champions League Preliminary round 2   Yadanarbon
5–0
Play-off round   Shanghai SIPG
0–3

PlayersEdit

Current 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
3 DF   BRA Laércio Soldá
4 DF   THA Sarawut Kanlayanabandit
5 MF   THA Nattawut Jaroenboot
6 DF   THA Jakkit Wachpirom
7 FW   SLV Mark Lester Blanco
8 DF   JPN Ryohei Arai
9 FW   SWE Admir Bajrovic
10 FW   SWE Osman Sow
11 FW   THA Sarawut Thorarit
13 DF   THA Piyarat Lajungreed
14 DF   THA Laksana Kamruen
15 DF   THA Saringkan Promsupa
16 DF   THA Maximilian Steinbauer (on loan from Muangthong United)
17 FW   THA Somkid Chamnarnsilp
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   THA Nantawat Kokfai (on loan from Bangkok United)
19 MF   THA Anuchit Ngrnbukkol
21 GK   THA Nattapong Khajohnmalee
22 MF   THA Chaowasit Sapsakunphon
24 DF   THA Sila Srikampang (Captain)
26 MF   THA Peeraphat Phasook
28 DF   THA Parinya Utapao
29 FW   THA Veerapat Nilburapha
31 GK   THA Sutthipong Pisansarb
32 MF   THA Peeranat Suemark
33 MF   THA Suksan Mungpao
36 GK   THA Kritchai Sangrung
40 MF   THA Pattarapon Suksakit
55 DF   THA Ekkasit Chaobut
99 GK   THA Kittipun Saensuk

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

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Dennis Amato
Assistant Manager   Richard Horlock
Goalkeeping Coach   Aleksandar Dimatrov
Team Manager   Songdech Samerkam
  Siraphob Srinert

CoachesEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic leaguesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ส่องขุมกำลังทีมโตโยต้า ไทยลีก 2018 : สุโขทัย เอฟซี".
  2. ^ "สุโขทัย สโมสรสุโขทัยเอฟซี แก้บนไหว้พระ9วัด9อำเภอฉลองแชมป์ฟุตบอลถ้วยช้าง FA CUP 2016".

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