Teeratep Winothai

Teeratep Winothai (Thai: ธีรเทพ วิโนทัย, born 16 February 1985), simply known as Leesaw (Thai: ลีซอ) is a Thai footballer playing as a Forward. He previously spent his youth career with England's Crystal Palace and Everton.

Teeratep Winothai
Teeratep Winothai 20180316.jpg
Personal information
Full name Teeratep Winothai
Date of birth (1985-02-16) 16 February 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Police Tero (loan)
Number 14
Youth career
2001–2002 Bangkok Christian College
2002–2004 Crystal Palace
2005–2006 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 BEC Tero Sasana 65 (22)
2008–2010 Lierse 6 (3)
2009–2010Muangthong United (loan) 33 (8)
2010BEC Tero Sasana (loan) 8 (3)
2011 BEC Tero Sasana 15 (9)
2012–2014 Bangkok Glass 69 (19)
2014–2015 Police United 43 (11)
2016–2019 Bangkok United 83 (23)
2019Chonburi (loan) 11 (2)
2020– Chonburi 11 (0)
2020–Police Tero (loan) 24 (4)
National team
1998–2001 Thailand U17 8 (0)
2001–2004 Thailand U20 14 (11)
2001–2007 Thailand U23 16 (9)
2005–2017 Thailand 52 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:44, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:36, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

He got a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Education from Chulalongkorn University.[2]

Club careerEdit

Youth careerEdit

 
Teeratep Winothai after the game Singh All Star with Manchester United

He studied at Brentwood School, a private school in Essex, UK. During this time he represented the Thai national team at schoolboy level as well as being on the books of London-based club Crystal Palace. His performances for his school helped them reach the final of the 2001 Independent Schools FA Cup, scoring 8 goals in 4 games along the way.[3] He eventually moved to Everton for one year before returning to Thailand.

Senior careerEdit

The young forward joined Thai Premier League side BEC Tero Sasana in 2006 at age of 21 and played for the club until 2008 made totally 65 appearances scored 22 goals and won the 2008 Striker of the Year award.

In 2009, a Belgian side Lierse S.K. signed the Thai star with an undisclosed deal. However, Leesaw spent most of his time with the new club in reserve team and made only 8 appearances with 1 goal. Later in the first season with the Belgian club, he was moved back to Thailand and played for Thai Premier League champions Muangthong United on a loan deal.

Teeratep made 23 appearances and scored 4 goals before spending the rest of his loan spell with his former club, BEC Tero Sasana, in the same season and made 8 appearances with 3 goals. Leesaw eventually rejoined BEC Tero Sasana, leading to 15 appearances and 3 goals from the injury suffer in 2010–2011 season. In early 2012, Teeratep was on the move again to 2010–2011 Thai Premier League 4th place club, Bangkok Glass.

In 2013 Teeratep played against Manchester United in a TPL All-Stars team. He scored the winning goal, beating United in David Moyes' first match in charge, during their pre-season tour.[4]

Police UnitedEdit

Teeratep joined Police United in 2014, but club relegation from Thai Premier League In 2015 meant Teeratep would play for Police United in Thai Division 1 League. Teerathep's first goal of the season was against PTT Rayong at PTT Stadium in a match Police United won 2–1. On 17 October 2015 Teeratep scored his first hattrick of the season against PTT Rayong at Boonyachinda Stadium the team went on to win 6–0. At the end of the season Police United were promoted to the Thai Premier League.

Bangkok UnitedEdit

On 24 January 2016, Winothai joined Bangkok United.

Chonburi FCEdit

On 26 June 2019, Winothai joined Chonburi on loan from Bangkok United. He scored his first goal for Chonburi in match against PTT Rayong.

International careerEdit

 
Winothai with Thailand in 2006.

Leesaw has been included in the national team setup since a very young age and is a very versatile player, playing either on the wing or as striker. Leesaw first came to the fore in the King's Cup in 2005 and has been a squad regular since, only being rested when called up to represent the nation in Olympic qualifying matches or in SEA Games. He represented Thailand in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand. In the final of the 2005 SEA Games match against Vietnam, he scored a hat-trick, and helped Thailand claim the gold medal for the 7th consecutive time.

Teeratep has been called up to new coach Peter Reid's first squad selection, to play in the T&T Cup 2008 hosted by Vietnam. Teeratep was a member of the victorious T&T Cup 2008 winning squad.

On 6 March 2014, he played for Thailand against Lebanon in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, and scored a goal.

Style of playEdit

Teeratep is known for his pace and work rate.[citation needed] Teeratep originally played as a striker, but could also play as a left winger or a right winger.

StatisticsEdit

As of 26 June 2019[5]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
BEC Tero Sasana 2006 Thai Premier League 17 5 17 5
2007 22 5 22 5
2008 26 12 26 12
Lierse S.K. 2008-09 Belgian Second Division 6 3 2 0 8 3
Muangthong United 2009 Thai Premier League 13 2 1 0 14 2
2010 10 2 1 2 0 0 8 2 1 0 20 6
BEC Tero Sasana 2010 Thai Premier League 8 3 0 0 0 0 8 3
2011 15 9 0 0 0 0 15 9
Bangkok Glass 2012 Thai Premier League 25 8 4 1 7 0 36 9
2013 29 5 4 2 1 0 34 7
2014 15 7 1 2 16 9
Police United 2014 Thai Premier League 14 3 14 3
2015 29 8 1 0 6 2 36 10
Bangkok United 2016 Thai Premier League 24 3 0 0 0 0 24 3
2017 24 9 1 3 0 0 1 0 26 12
2018 27 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 29 10
2019 8 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 3
Chonburi FC (loan) 2019 Thai Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 312 95 15 8 18 6 8 2 2 0 355 111

InternationalEdit

As of 14 July 2017[6]
Year Apps Goals
2005 1 1
2006 4 2
2007 8 1
2008 17 8
2009 5 1
2010 7 1
2011 1 0
2012 3 0
2013 3 0
2014 1 1
2017 2 1
Total 52 16

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 December 2005 Phang Nga Stadium, Thailand   Latvia 1–1 1–1 2005 King's Cup
2. 26 March 2006 Chon Buri Stadium, Thailand   Philippines 2–0 5–0 Friendly
3. 3–0
4. 8 October 2007 Suphachalasai Stadium, Thailand   Macau 4–1 6–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
5. 6 February 2008 Saitama Stadium 2002, Japan   Japan 1–1 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
6. 15 March 2008 Kunming Tuodong Sports Center, China   China PR 1–1 3–3 Friendly
7. 2–1
8. 20 May 2008 Rajamangala Stadium, Thailand     Nepal 5–0 7–0 Friendly
9. 7–0
10. 25 May 2008 Rajamangala Stadium, Thailand   Iraq 1–0 2–1 Friendly
11. 2 June 2008 Rajamangala Stadium, Thailand   Bahrain 2–2 2–3 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
12. 20 December 2008 Rajamangala Stadium, Thailand   Indonesia 1–1 2–1 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup
18 July 2009 SCG Stadium, Thailand   Pakistan 4–0 4–0 Unofficial friendly
13. 8 November 2009 SCG Stadium, Thailand   Syria 1–1 1–1 Friendly
14. 8 September 2010 Ambedkar Stadium, India   India 1–0 2–1 Friendly
26 January 2013 700th Anniversary Stadium, Thailand   North Korea 1–0 2–2 2013 King's Cup (Non-FIFA “A” Match)
15. 5 March 2014 Rajamangala Stadium, Thailand   Lebanon 1–3 2–5 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
16. 14 July 2017 Rajamangala Stadium, Thailand   North Korea 3–0 3–0 2017 King's Cup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Muangthong United
Police United

InternationalEdit

Thailand U-20
Thailand U-23
Thailand

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teeratep Winothai". Bangkok United. Archived from the original on 3 May 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  2. ^ Bomb (2559-10-04). "8 ปี ที่รอคอย "ลีซอ" จบจุฬาฯแล้ว ขอบคุณคำพูดถากถางเป็นแรงผลักดันให้ฮึกเหิม!". ข่าวสด (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-05-23. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ UNDER-15 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM; ISFA 6 April 2002
  4. ^ Manchester United 0-1 Singha All Star XI – as it happened; theguardian 13 July 2013
  5. ^ Teeratep Winothai at Soccerway. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Teeratep Winothai". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  7. ^ "โค้ชแต๊ก" ควง "ลีซอ" ซิวโค้ชและนักเตะยอดเยี่ยมไทยลีกเดือน ก.ย.. bangkokglassfc (in Thai). 3 October 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2013.

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