Sutee Suksomkit

Sutee Suksomkit (Thai: สุธี สุขสมกิจ, born June 5, 1978) is a Thai retired professional footballer. Sutee or nicknamed "Bird" is one of the most famous Thai footballer during the last decade regarding of his skilful style of play. The attacker spent 8 years between 2001 and 2009 playing abroad for several clubs in Singapore and Australia. He has also been serving Thailand at international level as an important member since 2000, earning 70 caps so far.

Sutee Suksomkit
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Personal information
Full name Sutee Suksomkit
Date of birth (1978-06-05) 5 June 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Trat, Thailand
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1994–1996 Bangkok Christian College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Thai Farmers Bank 78 (39)
2001–2002 Tanjong Pagar 56 (30)
2003–2006 Home United 96 (16)
2007–2009 Tampines Rovers 110 (30)
2009Melbourne Victory (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2012 Bangkok Glass 27 (4)
2012–2014 Suphanburi 23 (4)
2015 TTM Customs 8 (1)
2015 Krabi 2 (0)
Total 409 (124)
National team
1995 Thailand U16 18 (16)
1996–1997 Thailand U17 14 (7)
2000–2012 Thailand 64 (17)
Teams managed
2016 Bangkok
2017 Lampang
2017–2019 Chiangrai United (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Club careerEdit

Sutee Suksomkit with national team

Sutee spent his youth career during 1995-1996 with an Asian powerhouse, Thai Farmers Bank F.C. The club was recently emerged champions of AFC Champions League (Asian Club Championship) twice consecutively between 1993 and 1995. The young striker made his first senior appearance with the club in 1996 and continued playing for the club totally 5 years until 2001.

The pacey forward scored 39 goals from 78 appearances for Thai Farmers Bank F.C.

In 2001, the promising forward joined a Singapore S-League club, Tanjong Pagar. He later adapted to play in various attacking positions including left winger, second striker and attacking midfielder. Sutee spent 2 seasons with the Singaporean side before moving to another S-League club, Home United, in 2003.

Sutee scored 30 goals from 56 appearances for Tanjong Pagar.

In 2004, a K-League side Busan I'Park expressed their interest in signing Sutee but eventually stepped off. However, regardless of his missing opportunity to join the Korean side, he was given an opportunity to take on a trial with an English Premier League club, Everton, as a part of a sponsorship deal between the Merseyside club and a Thai beer maker, Chang.[1] The English club did not sign him afterward.

Between 2004 and 2005, an English Premier League club, Chelsea, had expressed their interest in signing the Thai forward. Chelsea eventually captured Sutee on a loan deal and sent him out to Brentford. However, Chelsea failed to apply a work permit for Sutee, caused him to return to Singapore.[2]

With Home United, the Thai attacker did not score as many as he previously did with his former clubs, as he was placed in either wider position or drop deeper position in many occasions. However, he remained a crucial part of the team and spent fully 3 seasons with the club until 2006, made 96 appearances with 16 goals.

The versatile attacker was on the move again in early 2007, he joined Singaporean Tampines Rovers. Sutee made personal highest appearance with the Rovers, 110 appearances from 3 seasons between 2007 and 2009 and scored 30 goals.

On September 25, 2009 the 31 years old forward agreed a 3-month loan deal with A-League champions Melbourne Victory which concluded at the end of his contract with Tempines Rovers.[3][4] Sutee made 9 appearances with the A-League champions.

On December 28, 2009, after 8 years of spending his career abroad, Sutee joined a Thai Premier League club, Bangkok Glass.[5] Following the expiration of his contract in Bangkok, Suksomkit sign with Suphanburi and then TTM Customs and Krabi. After he joined Krabi F.C. and played for a while, he decided to retired from professional footballer after the end of the season in 2015.[6]




  Winners : 2000, 2002
  Runner-up : 2007, 2008

Thailand U23

Quarterfinals : 2006

Thailand U17

  Runner-up : 1996


Thai Farmers Bank F.C.
Home United
Bangkok Glass

International careerEdit

In the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, Sutee scored a goal against Japan, which was the only goal Thailand scored in the entire tournament.[7]

In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, he scored for Thailand in the opening match against Iraq from the penalty spot.[8]

International goalsEdit

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 June 2000 Bangkok, Thailand   Qatar 2-3 Lost Friendly
2 3 September 2000 Beijing, China   Uzbekistan 4-2 Won Friendly Tournament
3 30 September 2000 Kuwait City, Kuwait   Kuwait 2-3 Lost Friendly
4 27 January 2001 Singapore   Singapore 5-4 (pens) Lost Friendly
5 13 August 2001 Singapore   Singapore 5-0 Won Friendly
6 22 September 2001 Bangkok, Thailand   Iraq 1-1 Draw 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 10 July 2004 Bangkok, Thailand   Trinidad and Tobago 3-2 Won Friendly
8 24 July 2004 Chongqing, China   Japan 1-4 Lost Asian Cup 2004
9 8 September 2004 Pyongyang, North Korea   North Korea 1-4 Lost 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 30 December 2006 Bangkok, Thailand   Vietnam 3-1 Won King's Cup 2006
11 2 July 2007 Bangkok, Thailand   Qatar 2-0 Won Friendly
12 7 July 2007 Bangkok, Thailand   Iraq 1-1 Draw Asian Cup 2007
13 6 December 2008 Phuket, Thailand   Vietnam 2-0 Won 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup
14 10 December 2008 Phuket, Thailand   Malaysia 3-0 Won 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup
23 January 2009 Phuket, Thailand   Denmark 2-2 Draw 2009 King's Cup
23 January 2009 Phuket, Thailand   Denmark 2-2 Draw 2009 King's Cup
15 14 November 2009 Singapore   Singapore 3-1 Won 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
16 14 November 2009 Singapore   Singapore 3-1 Won 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
17 17 January 2010 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand   Singapore 1-0 Won 2010 King's Cup


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