Thailand Tobacco Monopoly F.C.

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลโรงงานยาสูบ), commonly known as the TTM F.C., was a Thai defunct football club originally based in Bangkok. The Club, founded in 1963,[1] was one of the oldest clubs in Thailand. Their biggest achievement was winning the Thai Premier League title in 2005.[2]

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Full nameThailand Tobacco Monopoly Football Club
GroundLad Krabang 54 Stadium
Samut Prakan, Thailand

The club was subject to a number of renamings and moves from 2009: first to TTM-Samut Sakhon F.C, then to TTM F.C.-Phichit for the 2010 season, whereupon the team re-located to the Northern province. In 2012 the club once again relocated to Chiang Mai and would be known as TTM-Chiangmai F.C.[3] In 2013 they moved to Lopburi, then in 2014 they returned to their original home of Bangkok. In 2015 they finished 19th and were relegated to the Regional League. The club was dissolved in 2015.[4][5]

The club has won 1 Thai League 1 title, 1 Thai League 2 title and 1 Kor Royal Cups.

History edit

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly football club were formed in 1963 as the works teams of the company of the same name. They have been ever presents in the structure of Thai football since the game became professional in the 1996–97 season.

The early years edit

TTM as the team were more commonly known began life in the professional era in the 1996–97 Thailand Soccer League with 17 other teams. As this was the first season to use a traditional league format, it was determined that the bottom six teams would be relegated to form a new feeder league. TTM were one of the bottom 6 teams that would be relegated. They would not come back to the Thai Premier League until the 2001–02 Thai League season when they won their first silverware, the Thai Division 1 League.

On their return to the TPL, they comfortably found themselves as a mid table outfit, finishing in 8th position in their first three seasons. Although comfortably above the relegation zone, they were somewhat rather behind the leading pack.

Champions of Thailand edit

In the 2004–05 Thai League TTM were to win their first and only league title. They won 9, drew 7 and lost 2 matches over the season.

ASEAN Club Championship Disaster edit

In July 2005, the team went quietly confident into the ASEAN Club Championship, a competition for league winners of the ASEAN region. TTM were drawn into Group B with the host club DPMM of Brunei, Tampines Rovers of Singapore and the Finance and Revenue team of Myanmar.

In the first group game, TTM let a 2-goal lead slip to the hosts DPMM played at the Sultan Hassal Bolkiah Stadium. In the second group game they had to beat Tampines Rovers but they were strongly overcome by Tampines foreign contingent and lost 3:1. Therefore, they went into the last group game hoping that other results would go their way and that they in turn could also turn over a big goal difference. This was not to be the case as they once again lost and went out of the competition.

ACL Disqualification edit

TTM were expected to take part in the 2006 AFC Champions League but failed to register any paper work on time and were therefore disqualified. TTM were drawn in Group F with Koreans Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i, Tokyo Verdy of Japan and Arema of Indonesia.

New identity and relocations edit

In 2009 and with the shake up of Thai football in general, all company based teams had to become sports entities, thus forcing out the like of Bangkok Bank and Krung Thai Bank. TTM decided to re-locate from Bangkok and move to Samut Sakhon Province and renamed themselves TTM F.C. Samut Sakhon. They had in fact moved in the second half of the 2008 season but kept the same name TTM until 2009. Games would be played at the Samut Sakhon Stadium.

This name change and new identity would only last one season however, as again, in time for the 2010 season, they once again relocated to the province of Phichit Province and renamed TTM F.C. Phichit. This did not go down to well with some supporters of Thai football as they had moved from a province that previously didn't have a football club and moved to a province that already had a team, Phichit, who had worked hard to gather a supporter base. The plus side of TTM moving to Phichit is that from their previous home a new club was formed, Samut Sakhon.

After two season of mid-table anonymity in Phichit, the club took the gamble and tried their luck in the northern city of Chiang Mai. This move was to prove to be disastrous as TTM finished in bottom place and were relegated from the TPL in 2012. The club were shunned by the locals who preferred to stick by their regional league side Chiang Mai FC. In 2013 they moved to Lopburi, then in 2014 they returned to their original home of Bangkok, ground sharing with Customs United F.C.

Dissolution edit

In 2015 they finished 19th in the second tier and were relegated to the Regional League and decided to dissolved the club.[6]

Continental record edit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 ASEAN Club Championship Group B   DPMM FC 2–2 4th
  Tampines Rovers 1–3
  Finance and Revenue 2–1

Invitational tournament record edit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2008 Singapore Cup Preliminary Round   Gombak United 0–1
Quarter-final   Woodlands Wellington 1–1 0–0 1–1 (p) 2-4
2009 Singapore Cup Preliminary Round   Super Reds 4–2
Quarter-final   Woodlands Wellington 4–2 1–3 7–3
Semi-final   Bangkok Glass 0–6 3–4 4–9

Achievements edit

Champion: 2005
Winner: 2000
Winner: 2006

Stadium and locations by season records edit

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
13°57′04″N 100°37′28″E / 13.951133°N 100.624507°E / 13.951133; 100.624507 Pathum Thani Thupatemi Stadium 25,000 2007
13°32′30″N 100°16′50″E / 13.541674°N 100.280681°E / 13.541674; 100.280681 Samut Sakhon Institute of Physical Education Samut Sakhon Stadium 6,378 2008–2010
16°26′35″N 100°19′26″E / 16.443144°N 100.324005°E / 16.443144; 100.324005 Phichit Phichit Provincial Stadium 5,000 2010–2011
18°50′23″N 98°57′34″E / 18.839722°N 98.959444°E / 18.839722; 98.959444 Chiang Mai 700th Anniversary Stadium 25,000 2012
13°52′02″N 100°34′39″E / 13.867163°N 100.577392°E / 13.867163; 100.577392 Lak Si, Bangkok Boonyachinda Stadium 3,500 2013
13°42′22″N 100°47′02″E / 13.706226°N 100.783876°E / 13.706226; 100.783876 Samut Prakan Lad Krabang 54 Stadium 2,000 2014–2015

Season By Season record edit

Season League FA Cup Queen's
Asia Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1996–97 TPL 34 7 14 13 37 44 35 13th
1997 DIV1
1998 DIV1
1999 DIV1
2000 DIV1 1st
2001–02 TPL 22 8 2 12 24 35 26 8th
2002–03 TPL 18 5 6 7 22 25 21 8th
2003–04 TPL 18 4 7 7 16 18 19 8th
2004–05 TPL 18 9 7 2 26 11 34 1st ASEAN Club ChampionshipGS
2006 TPL 22 9 8 5 30 24 35 4th AFC Champions LeagueDIS   Kwanchai Fuangprakob 9
2007 TPL 30 12 8 10 43 42 44 6th   Ney Fabiano 18
2008 TPL 30 7 12 11 20 25 33 12th Singapore CupQF   Worawut Wangsawad 5
2009 TPL 30 8 13 9 29 32 37 8th SF R1 Singapore Cup
Third place
  Paul Ekollo 7
2010 TPL 30 7 11 12 32 46 32 13th R4 Not Enter R2   Valci Júnior 10
2011 TPL 34 12 7 15 38 54 43 11th R3 R2   Kim Joo-Yong 11
2012 TPL 34 2 12 20 25 57 18 18th R3 R3   Leonardo 10
2013 DIV1 34 9 11 14 36 46 38 14th R3 R1   Lassana Sidibe 7
2014 DIV1 34 10 15 9 41 42 45 12th R3 R2   Camara Souleymane 6
2015 DIV1 38 10 10 18 34 51 40 19th R3 R1   Chakrit Rawanprakone 11
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated

Coaches edit

Coaches by Years (2000–present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Anant Amornkiat   2000–04 Thailand Division 1 League 2000
Jose Alves Borges   2004–05, 2006 Thai Premier League 2004/05
Jose Carlos da Silva   2007
Loius Mayer   2007
Kawin Kachendecha   2008
Prajuk Viengsong   July 2008 – Nov 2008
Attaphol Buspakom   Jan 2009 – April 2009
Kij Meesrisuk   May 2009 – Aug 2009
Prajuk Viengsong   Aug 2009
Jose Alves Borges   2010
Bae Myung-Ho   Jan 2011 – April 2011
Lee Young-Moo   May 2011 – Jan 2012
Somchai Chuayboonchum   Jan 2012 – April 2012
Narong Suwannachot   April 2012 – 2013
Jatuporn Pramualban   2013–2014
Narasak Boonkleng   2015

References edit

  1. ^ History of the Club Archived 6 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Tribe List : 10 สโมสรในไทยที่มีการเปลี่ยนแปลงบ่อย". 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "พนักงานยาสูบ อีกหนึ่งทีมที่น่าจับตา.. - บทความฟุตบอลไทย".
  4. ^ "'ยาสูบ-ศุลกากร' ทุ่ม 40 ล้าน ลุยศึกลีกวัน 2014". 30 January 2014.
  5. ^ ""ยาสูบ" เปิดตัว พร้อมเต็มสูบ ลุยศึก "ยามาฮ่า ลีกวัน"".
  6. ^ "ปิดตำนาน : รวมสโมสรไทยลีกที่หายสาบสูญ ตอนที่ 2".

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