The Thai FA Cup (Thai: ไทยเอฟเอคัพ), known officially as The Football Association of Thailand Cup, is a football cup competition in Thailand. Thai FA Cup is an annual knockout association football competition in men's domestic football. It was held between 1980 and 2001 and relaunched in 2009.[1] Bangkok Bank won the first two editions.

Thai FA Cup
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Organising bodyFootball Association of Thailand
Founded1980; 40 years ago (1980)
RegionThailand
Number of teams736 (2016–17)
Domestic cup(s)Thailand Champions Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
Current championsPort (2 titles)
Most successful club(s)Rajpracha (5 titles)
Television broadcastersTrueVisions
WebsiteFA Cup
2019 Thai FA Cup

In 2009 it was announced that the Thai FA Cup would return to the Thai football calendar. All the teams from the Thai League 1 and Division 1 League were automatically entered and teams from the Division 2 League as well as university and schools teams could apply to enter. The qualifying round took place from 27–30 June. The first round proper will see sixteen qualifiers progress to the second round where they will each meet a Division 1 side. The sixteen TPL teams enter at the third round stage. The final will be played at National Stadium with the winning team receiving 1,000,000 Thai baht. The runners-up will receive 500,000 Thai baht.

Competition formatEdit

OverviewEdit

The competition proceeds as a knockout tournament throughout, consisting of five rounds, a semi-final and then a final. There is no seeding, the fixtures in each round being determined by a random draw. Prior to the semi-finals, fixtures ending in a tie are extra time have been decided by penalty shoot-out. The first rounds are qualifiers, with the draws organised on a regional basis. The next rounds are the "proper" rounds where all clubs are in one draw.

Qualification for subsequent competitionsEdit

AFC Champions LeagueEdit

The Thai FA Cup winners qualify for the following season's AFC Champions League. The Thai FA Cup winners enter the AFC Champions League at the qualifying play-off preliminary round 2.

Thailand Champions CupEdit

The Thai FA Cup winners also qualify for the following season's single-match Thailand Champions Cup, the traditional season opener played against the previous season's Thai League 1 champions (or the Thai League runners-up if the Thai FA Cup winners also won the league – the double).

SponsorshipEdit

Period Sponsor Name
2009–2014   Thaicom Thaicom FA Cup
2015–2020   Chang Chang FA Cup
 
Since 2009 the FA Cup Final has been held at National Stadium.

Championship historyEdit

Year Champion Result Runner-up Venue
1975 Rajpracha
1976 Rajpracha
1977–79 Not Played
1980 Bangkok Bank
1981 Bangkok Bank
1982–83 Not Played
1984 Lopburi
5–1
Chanthaburi
1985 Rajpracha
2–0
Chaiyaphum United
1986–91 Not Played
1992 UCOM Rajpracha
1993 TOT
1994 UCOM Rajpracha
1995 Royal Thai Air Force
1996 Royal Thai Air Force
1997 Sinthana
1998 Bangkok Bank
1999 Thai Farmers Bank
2–1
Osotsapa
2000 Not Played
2001 Royal Thai Air Force
2002–08 Not Played
2009 Thai Port
1–1 (5–4 pens)
BEC Tero Sasana Supachalasai Stadium
2010 Chonburi
2–1
Muangthong United Supachalasai Stadium
2011 Buriram PEA
1–0
Muangthong United Supachalasai Stadium
2012 Buriram United
2–1
Army United Supachalasai Stadium
2013 Buriram United
3–1
Bangkok Glass Supachalasai Stadium
2014 Bangkok Glass
1–0
Chonburi Supachalasai Stadium
2015 Buriram United
3–1
Muangthong United Supachalasai Stadium
2016 Chainat Hornbill, Chonburi, Ratchaburi Mitr Phol, and Sukhothai (shared title)
2017 Chiangrai United
4–2
Bangkok United Supachalasai Stadium
2018 Chiangrai United
3–2
Buriram United Supachalasai Stadium
2019 Port
1–0
Ratchaburi Mitr Phol Leo Stadium
2020

Top-performing clubsEdit

Club Champions
Rajpracha 5 (1975, 1976, 1985, 1992, 1994)
Buriram United 4 (20111, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Bangkok Bank 3 (1980, 1981, 1998)
Royal Thai Air Force 3 (1995, 1996, 2001)
Chonburi 2 (2010, 20162)
Chiangrai United 2 (2017, 2018)
Port 2 (20093, 2019)
Lopburi 1 (1984)
TOT 1 (1993)
Chula United 1 (1997)
Thai Farmers Bank 1 (1999)
Bangkok Glass 1 (2014)
Chainat Hornbill 1 (20162)
Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 1 (20162)
Sukhothai 1 (20162)

1 as Buriram PEA
2 shared title
3 as Thai Port

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thailand - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF.com.

External linksEdit