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.
|Full name||Teeratep Winothai|
|Date of birth||16 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|Position(s)||Forward / Winger|
|Police Tero (loan)|
|2001–2002||Bangkok Christian College|
|2006–2008||BEC Tero Sasana||65||(22)|
|2009–2010||→ Muangthong United (loan)||33||(8)|
|2010||→ BEC Tero Sasana (loan)||8||(3)|
|2011||BEC Tero Sasana||15||(9)|
|2019||→ Chonburi (loan)||11||(2)|
|2020–||→ Police Tero (loan)||24||(4)|
* 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 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. He eventually moved to Everton for one year before returning to Thailand.
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.
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.
On 24 January 2016, Winothai joined Bangkok United.
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.
Style of playEdit
Teeratep is known for his pace and work rate. Teeratep originally played as a striker, but could also play as a left winger or a right winger.
- As of 26 June 2019
|BEC Tero Sasana||2006||Thai Premier League||17||5||—||—||—||—||17||5|
|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|
|BEC Tero Sasana||2010||Thai Premier League||8||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||8||3|
|Bangkok Glass||2012||Thai Premier League||25||8||4||1||7||0||—||—||36||9|
|Police United||2014||Thai Premier League||14||3||—||—||—||—||14||3|
|Bangkok United||2016||Thai Premier League||24||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||24||3|
|Chonburi FC (loan)||2019||Thai Premier League||2||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||2||0|
- As of 14 July 2017
- Muangthong United
- Police United
- Thailand U-20
- Thailand U-23
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