Thailand national football team

The Thailand national football team (Thai: ฟุตบอลทีมชาติไทย, RTGSfutbon thim chat thai, pronounced [fút.bɔ̄n tʰīːm t͡ɕʰâːt tʰāj]) represents Thailand in senior international football and is controlled by the Football Association of Thailand.

Thailand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)ช้างศึก (Changsuek)
(War elephants)
AssociationFA Thailand
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachAlexandré Pölking
Most capsKiatisuk Senamuang (134)
Top scorerKiatisuk Senamuang (71)
Home stadiumRajamangala Stadium
FIFA codeTHA
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 118 Decrease 1 (19 November 2021)[1]
Highest43 (September 1998)
Lowest165 (October 2014)
First international
 Thailand 1–6 Republic of China 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 20 August 1948)[2]
Biggest win
 Thailand 10–0 Brunei 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 24 May 1971)
Biggest defeat
 Great Britain 9–0 Thailand 
(Melbourne, Australia; 30 November 1956)
Asian Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1972)
Best resultThird place (1972)
AFF Championship
Appearances12 (first in 1996)
Best resultChampions (1996, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016)

In the regional competition, Thailand is the most successful football team in Southeast Asia with five AFF Championship trophies and nine senior-level gold medals of Southeast Asian Games, the most of any Southeast Asian country. In higher levels, Thailand achieved the third place in the 1972 AFC Asian Cup where it was the host, and has totally seven appearances in the AFC Asian Cup so far. Furthermore, the team reached the fourth-place in the 1990 and 1998 Asian Games and participated Summer Olympics twice. However, Thailand has failed to obtain higher achievements in the continental and global records.[4] The team obtained first ever win in the AFC Asian Cup in 2007 and had to wait 47 years to finally sneak out of the group stage in 2019.[5] Thailand also advanced to the final round of World Cup qualification twice, in 2002 and 2018, but all failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

History

1915–1995: dynastic establishment

 
King Vajiravudh, the founder of the Football Association of Thailand
 
Siam association football squad's pioneers.

The team's predecessor, operated under the name of Siam, was founded in 1915 and played its first unofficial match against a team of Europeans at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club Stadium on 20 December that year. The team played its first international match in 1930 against the Indochina national team, which included both South Vietnamese and French players.[6]

 
Thailand football members at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics before their biggest defeat by the United Kingdom.

Thailand appeared in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where they've lost to Great Britain 0–9 is largest till date, thus failed to advance to the quarter-finals. In 1965, Thailand harbored its first distinct title: the very first place in the Southeast Asian Games. They made their second and latest appearance at the Summer Olympics in 1968, losing all three matches by at least 3 goals margin to Bulgaria, Guatemala, and Czechoslovakia hence en route to a first-round exit.[7]

During the 1992 AFC Asian Cup qualification, Thailand gained a significant success defeating South Korea 2–1 and Bangladesh 1–0 to top the group and qualify to the 1992 AFC Asian Cup. The team's performance at the final tournament was drawing first two matches with Qatar and eventual 3rd place China then losing 0–4 to Saudi Arabia. In 1994, manager Thawatchai Sartjakul assembled a team that has been denounced as the "dream team" with players like Kiatisuk Senamuang, Tawan Sripan and Dusit Chalermsan.[8]

1996–2016: flag bearer of Southeast Asia

 
A welcome banner at Rajamangala Stadium, venue for the 2007 Group A AFC Asian Cup matches.

In 1996, Thailand defeated Malaysia 1–0 and win the ASEAN Football Championship (then called the Tiger Cup) for the first time. Thailand were favorites to regain the crown in 2007, 2008 and 2012 only to lose tight finals to Singapore and Vietnam respectively.[9]

The regional 1998 Tiger Cup saw Thailand met Indonesia in a match that ill-hearted players from both team deliberately making actions aimed to avoid facing hosts Vietnam in the semi-finals and undergoing technical burden of moving training bases from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.[10] FIFA fined both teams $40,000 for "violating the spirit of the game". Thailand eventually lost the match, inevitably encountered and failed to Vietnam in the semi-finals.

Thailand consecutively qualified to and participated in two AFC Asian Cup final tournaments both held within Western Asia in 1996 and 2000 when their "dream team" was beginning its golden period. Coincidentally in both editions, the team's opponents all came from Western Asia and they are Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq, with the latter two share the same group with Thailand twice. In both editions, Thailand made two draws and lost the rest, bottomed the group stage of the first and is the worst third-placed team of the second edition.[11]

The final 2000 AFF Championship match between Thailand and Indonesia, at a sold out Rajamangala, was almost a carbon copy of their group stage's encounter. The War Elephants triumphed 4–1 again with Worrawoot setting up camp at the opponents' goal. The 28-year-old scored twice in their first match and in the final struck a hat-trick in the first 32 minutes.[13] In the final 2002 AFF final, Thailand again met Indonesia (who was now the host) and was hold draw despite taking a 2–0 lead and won the game in the penalty shootout.[14]

Thailand again qualified to the Asian Cup in 2004 and was put into a group with Japan, Iran and debutant Oman. Despite vast experiences in the Asian Cup, the team has yet to show a sign of improvement as they lost all matches and became the worst-performed team in the whole tournament.

The sign of improving only came in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup when Thailand participated as a well-prepared co-host and was placed with the debutant Australia, Oman and Iraq. The team manages a draw to Iraq and a historic win over Oman. With 4 points ahead, Thailand's chance to qualify to the next round for the first time since 1972 was all but shattered by the likes of Australia in a 0–4 demolition. The tournament witnessed the end of Thailand's recognizable generation with later retirements of Kiatisuk, Tawan and Pipat.[15]

In September 2008, Thailand sign a four-year contract with the English coach Peter Reid[16] but Reid left his position by mutual consent after only a year in charge[17] as his team fail to clinch the championship of 2008 AFF Championship after 2–3 on aggregate lost to Vietnam in the finals.

In September 2009, Bryan Robson agreed to coach Thailand in his first foray into international football management[18] and was contracted to manage the team through to the 2014 World Cup. In November, Robson celebrated his first competitive match in charge of the team with an away victory against Singapore in a 2011 Asian Cup qualifying group match[19] but then lose to the same opponent back home. Then, two goalless draws with Jordan and Iran in January 2010 and an 0-1 away lost to Iran in March all effectively ended the chance of qualifying for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. In preparations for the 2010 AFF Championship, Robson led Thailand to victorious run against Singapore and Bob Houghton's India in a series of friendlies. However, when entering the tournament in December, he failed to bring Thailand past group A after managing only draws against Laos and Malaysia and losing to Indonesia.

Robson resigned as Thailand's manager on 8 June 2011, citing health problems as the reason and was replaced by Winfried Schäfer, who would be the ninth German person to coach the Thailand team.

The new coach called up starlets for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and have the starting set of matches losing minimal to Australia, defeating Oman 3–0 and drawing Saudi Arabia but did not make it after losing to these teams altogether in the second set. In the 2012 AFF Championship, Thailand topped their group and surpassed Malaysia in semi-finals but handed the crown to Singapore in the finals. In the 2015 Asian Cup qualification, Thailand showed setback with its defensive frailties exposed by Middle Eastern rivals (Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon) when losing all 6 games in the qualifiers, conceding 21 goals in the process.

In June 2013, Schäfer cancelled his contract. The FA of Thailand appointed the former player Kiatisuk Senamuang as the new caretaker coach for the national team. His first ride was a friendly against China PR on 15 June, which Thailand surprisingly won 5–1.[20]

 
Thailand team celebrated after winning the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup at Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.

In 2014, Thailand ended a 12-year drought of the AFF Championship title from the late goals by Charyl Chappuis and Chanathip Songkrasin which gave them a dramatic 4–3 aggregate victory over Malaysia in the second leg of the finals at Bukit Jalil. The team did not lose any match up until the second leg of the finals and often featured a tiki-taka playing style, for instance including 27 consecutive passes during the first leg of the finals against Malaysia.[22] Kiatisuk consequently became the first person to win the ASEAN Football Championship as both a player and a coach. Thailand succeeded in protecting AFF Championship reign two years later in 2016, defeating Indonesia 3–2 aggregately despite losing the first leg.

In 2015, evasion fuelled hope for both the players and Thailand fans of finally reaching the World Cup tournament and tension is mounting as the national team commenced AFC's second round for 2018 World Cup qualification.[23][24] Teerasil Dangda, Thailand's renowned striker, rejoined the rank of the national team after his loan with UD Almería ended earlier. Drawn in Group F along with Chinese Taipei, Iraq and Vietnam, who Thailand played first match home against on 24 May and can only be won by a victory goal from a shot 20 yards away. They played a much easier match at the same opponent's home soil, winning 3–0. Thailand won both matches against Chinese Taipei and drew 2–2 both matches against Iraq, allowing them to qualify for the next round as group F winners.[25] In the last round, Kiatisuk's men shared the same group with Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, UAE along with previous opponent, Iraq. Again, Thailand was eliminated without winning a match and recorded only two points out of ten matches.

2017–present: Rebuilding to achieve the continental level

Since taking over the administration by Somyot Poompanmoung, FA Thailand aims to drive men's national football team to be one of the leading teams in Asia by which there are concrete 20 years development plans and preparations.[26] After the elimination from World Cup qualifiers, Kiatisuk resigned and Thailand appointed Milovan Rajevac as a coach, thus marked the first non-Brazilian/German/English team's chief. With the new coach, however, Thailand failed to defend its AFF Championship title in 2018 when losing Malaysia in the semi-finals by the away goals rule.

Ahead of 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Thailand was drawn into group A together with the host UAE, Bahrain and India. Rajevac oversaw Thailand in the commencing 1–4 loss to India. The Serbian coach was sacked and his assistant, Sirisak Yodyardthai became the interim coach on 7 January. Sirisak guided Thailand to a 1-0 win over Bahrain and a 1-1 draw with the host UAE, enough to move on to the knockout stage of the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 47 years. Their success was greeted with congratulation from the FA.[27] Thailand encountered China in the round of sixteen, taking an early lead but eventually lost 2–1 as China make their decisive respond.

After finishing in the fourth place of 2019 King's Cup and losing the rival Vietnam in that tournament, Sirisak had resigned and FA Thailand appointed the Japanese coach Akira Nishino, who had brought Japan to the round of 16 of 2018 FIFA World Cup, for replacement. This was the first-ever Asian coach becoming Thailand's head coach. The team was drawn into group G of the second round of 2022 World Cup qualification with other three Southeast Asian rivals: Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia; alongside with the UAE. Despite defeating Indonesia 3-0 and the UAE 2-1, Thailand failed to revenge Vietnam when getting goalless draws in both legs, while losing Malaysia 1-2 in Bukit Jalil. With these results, Thailand could only get the third place in group G after five qualifying matches. After a one-year disruption due to COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand and other teams in group G had to play their remaining matches in Dubai, UAE. However, the team suffered a huge loss of key players when Chanathip Songkrasin was injured, while Teerasil Dangda and Theerathon Bunmathan refused to participate the qualification due to various reasons. Without these three players, Thailand showed a poor performance in Dubai - drawn the bottom place team Indonesia 2-2, then lost the UAE 1-3 and Malaysia 0-1, respectively; which eventually pushed the team down to the fourth place of the group G. Nishino did not come back to Thailand to explain the team's failure, but unilaterally returning to Japan, which made FA Thailand appoint Anurak Srikerd as the caretaker and consider sacking Nishino in upcoming days. On July 29 2021, shortly after Nishino came back to Thailand, FA Thailand decided to terminate the contract with Nishino.[28]

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Colours

 
Vintage 1968 Summer Olympics shirt.

In older days, the primary kits worn are all red.

The Thai senior national team used to play with a kit made by local provider FBT. This contract lasted until June 2007.

In July 2007, Nike became kit providers, and from October that year, the team played in an all-yellow home kit in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 80th birthday (yellow being the royal color), having used two other yellow kits in friendlies against China on 16 May 2007[29] and Qatar on 2 July 2007.[30]

From October 2012 through 2016, Nike was replaced by Grand Sport in a deal worth 96M baht (3.1M USD).[31] The new home kit of Thailand reverted to all-red and the away kit to all-blue. However, the order was reversed from the 2014 AFF Championship onward.

In September 2016, the national team signed a four-year contract with Warrix Sports to be their kit provider from 2017.[32] On 4 January 2017, the new provider introduced a new pair of Thailand kits that was all black home and all white away, honouring their late King Bhumibol for a year after his passing, with black and white being the traditional Thai colors of mourning.

In March 2018, Warrix returned Thailand to the all-blue first, all-red second kits with an addition of a white-black third kit.[33]

In December 2018, a new, darker version of blue, red kits and an all white third kit were presented for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign and the rest of 2019. For the 2019 King's Cup in May, Warrix released the kit consisting of a yellow shirt with white shorts and socks – yellow reportedly being the favorite color of the newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Rivalries

Notable rivalries

Thailand draws opponents mostly against Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. These rivalries are rooted from geographical closeness.

Opponent GP W D L GF GA GD Win % Details
  Malaysia 97 29 31 37 136 140 −4 029.90
  Indonesia 69 33 18 18 121 82 +39 047.83
  Singapore 62 33 17 12 107 62 +45 053.23
  Myanmar 48 20 14 14 89 62 +27 041.67 Matches
  South Vietnam 27 4 3 20 27 58 −31 014.81 Matches
  Vietnam 24 14 7 3 43 19 +24 058.33 Matches

Thailand's greatest rival is Malaysia because the most competitive number of 97 matches between two team, Before Malaysia fell into football scandal that weakened the country's football development from the 1990s to 2018, Malaysia was Thailand's most annoying and difficult opponent in the region. On every away games to Malaysia since 1990 still, the Thais have never been able to beat the Malaysians at their turf.[34] Nonetheless, Thailand holds overall higher records in international football competitions compared to the Malaysians. , Thailand's overall record is not favorable with only 29 wins, 31 draws and 37 losses to the Malayan Tigers.[35]

The rivalry between Thailand and Singapore is a newer one and its importance can be emphasized by the domination of both countries in the AFF Championship with Thailand won five times and Singapore is behind one title. Up until 2012, Singapore and Thailand have been the more dominant forces in Southeast Asian football.[36] Thailand has a dominant head-to-head record to Singapore, beating the Singaporeans 33 times, only draw 17 times and lost 12 times.[37] Football development in both countries have been different with Thailand relies mostly on its own domestically developed players while Singapore has been reliant on naturalized players.

Thailand's rivalry with Vietnam has developed differently from times. During the time of South Vietnam and North Vietnam, Thailand had a poorer performance with the team only won 4 matches against the South Vietnamese.[38] However, when Vietnam rejoined international football at 1991, Thailand has been more dominant than their eastern rival, winning 14 matches.

When Myanmar was still a football power, it was Thailand's first-ever rival, owning by the history of the Burmese–Siamese wars which led to a nationalist fervor among Thai fans with its desire to beat the Burmese.[39] But with Myanmar weakened following the reign of Ne Win and junta, Thailand improved and since 1983, holds an undefeated streak over its western rival. The rivalry today only serves mostly in the memoir of Burmese fans who are nostalgic to an era when Myanmar was still a leading football power, while for some Thai fans, they have more important opponents to concentrate at.[40] Thailand has 21 wins, 14 draws and 15 losses to Myanmar.

Indonesia has met Thailand in three finals of the AFF Championship at 2000, 2002 and 2016, and Thailand all triumphed at the expense of Indonesia.[41] However, one wrote that while Thailand was able to elevate its position to become a more serious Asian competitor, Indonesia fell into mismanagement and matches between two teams also began to lose its importance. Thailand has an overwhelming performance when it comes to Indonesia, with 33 wins and 18 losses and 18 draws.[42]

Facilities

Most home matches took place in Rajamangala National Stadium in Bang Kapi District of Bangkok. Built for the 1998 Asian Games, the stadium is the largest sporting facility in Thailand with a capacity of 49,749, all seated. International matches are also occasionally played at Supachalasai Stadium, 700th Anniversary Stadium, 80th Birthday Stadium, Thammasat Stadium, Chang Arena and SCG Stadium.

Home stadiums list
Image Stadium Capacity Location Last match
  Thammasat Stadium 25,000 Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani v    United Arab Emirates
(15 October 2019; 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification)
  Leo Stadium 16,014 Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani v    Congo
(10 October 2019; Friendly match)
  Chang Arena 32,600 Amphoe Mueang, Buriram v    India
(8 June 2019; 2019 King's Cup)
  Rajamangala Stadium 49,722 Bang Kapi, Bangkok v    Malaysia
(5 December 2018; 2018 AFF Championship)
  Suphan Buri Provincial Stadium 15,000 Amphoe Mueang, Suphan Buri v    Trinidad and Tobago
(14 October 2018; Friendly match)
  SCG Stadium 15,000 Pak Kret, Nonthaburi v    Kenya
(8 October 2017; Friendly match)
  Supachalasai Stadium 19,793 Pathum Wan, Bangkok v    South Korea
(27 March 2016; Friendly match)
  80th Birthday Stadium 20,141 Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima v    Singapore
(26 March 2015; Friendly match)
  700th Anniversary Stadium 25,000 Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai v    North Korea
(26 January 2013; 2013 King's Cup)
  Surakul Stadium 15,000 Amphoe Mueang, Phuket v    Denmark
(23 January 2009; 2009 King's Cup)
  Tinsulanon Stadium 45,000 Amphoe Mueang, Songkhla v    China PR
(19 December 1998; 1998 Asian Games)

Fixtures

Fixtures are broadcast by Thairath TV (for friendlies and round 2 of FIFA World Cup - AFC qualification matches) and Channel 7 (for the AFF Suzuki Cup, possible round 3 of FIFA World Cup - AFC qualification and AFC Asian Cup matches, due to broadcasting contract with Lagardère Sports and Entertainment).

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021

25 May 2021 (2021-05-25) Friendly Thailand   0–1   Oman Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19:00 UTC+4 Report Al-Muqbali   43' Stadium: The Sevens Stadium
29 May 2021 (2021-05-29) Friendly Thailand   2–2   Tajikistan Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
20:45 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Khalid bin Mohammed Stadium
30 May 2021 (2021-05-30) Unofficial friendly Thailand   1–4   Uzbekistan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19:00 UTC+4
Stadium: The Sevens Stadium
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03) 2022 WCQ R2 Thailand   2–2   Indonesia Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20:45 UTC+4
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Al Maktoum Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ammar Mahfoodh (Bahrain)
7 June 2021 (2021-06-07) 2022 WCQ R2 United Arab Emirates   3–1   Thailand Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20:45 UTC+4
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Zabeel Stadium
Attendance: 980
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
15 June 2021 (2021-06-15) 2022 WCQ R2 Thailand   0–1   Malaysia Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20:45 UTC+4 Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Al Maktoum Stadium
Attendance: 142
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hoish (Saudi Arabia)
5 December 2021 AFF GS Timor-Leste   v   Thailand Kallang, Singapore
20:00 UTC+8 Stadium: National Stadium
11 December 2021 AFF GS Thailand   v   Myanmar Kallang, Singapore
20:00 UTC+8 Stadium: National Stadium
14 December 2021 AFF GS Philippines   v   Thailand Kallang, Singapore
17:30 UTC+8 Stadium: National Stadium
18 December 2021 AFF GS Thailand   v   Singapore Kallang, Singapore
17:30 UTC+8 Stadium: National Stadium

Coaching staff

Name Role
  Carles Romagosa Technical Director
  Nualphan Lamsam Manager
  Alexandré Pölking Head coach
  Jadet Meelarp Assistant coach
  Nuengrutai Srathongvian Assistant coach
  Wasapol Kaewpaluk Assistant coach
  Umarin Yaodam Goalkeeping coach
  Luís Viegas Video analyst

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kawin Thamsatchanan (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 31) 67 0   OH Leuven
1GK Siwarak Tedsungnoen (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 37) 25 0   Buriram United
1GK Chatchai Budprom (1987-02-04) 4 February 1987 (age 34) 10 0   BG Pathum United

2DF Theerathon Bunmathan (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 31) 64 6   Yokohama F. Marinos
2DF Tristan Do (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 28) 37 0   Bangkok United
2DF Narubadin Weerawatnodom (1994-07-12) 12 July 1994 (age 27) 33 1   Buriram United
2DF Philip Roller (1994-06-10) 10 June 1994 (age 27) 12 1   Port
2DF Manuel Bihr (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 28) 12 0   Bangkok United
2DF Suriya Singmui (1995-04-07) 7 April 1995 (age 26) 4 0   Chiangrai United
2DF Elias Dolah (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 28) 2 0   Port
2DF Pawee Tanthatemee (1996-10-22) 22 October 1996 (age 25) 2 0   Ratchaburi Mitr Phol
2DF Jonathan Khemdee (2002-05-17) 17 May 2002 (age 19) 0 0   OB

3MF Chanathip Songkrasin (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 28) 56 8   Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
3MF Sarach Yooyen (1992-05-30) 30 May 1992 (age 29) 48 0   BG Pathum United
3MF Pokklaw Anan (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 30) 42 6   Bangkok United
3MF Thitiphan Puangchan (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 28) 36 6   Bangkok United
3MF Supachok Sarachat (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 23) 11 2   Buriram United
3MF Bordin Phala (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 26) 10 0   Port
3MF Sivakorn Tiatrakul (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 27) 9 0   Chiangrai United
3MF Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 26) 8 0   Chiangrai United
3MF Thanawat Suengchitthawon (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 21) 3 0   Leicester City
3MF Pathompol Charoenrattanapirom (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 27) 2 0   BG Pathum United
3MF Picha Autra (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 25) 1 0   Muangthong United
3MF Weerathep Pomphan (1996-09-19) 19 September 1996 (age 25) 0 0   Muangthong United
3MF Worachit Kanitsribampen (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 (age 24) 0 0   Chonburi
3MF Kritsada Kaman (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Chonburi

4FW Teerasil Dangda (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 33) 104 45   BG Pathum United
4FW Adisak Kraisorn (1991-02-01) 1 February 1991 (age 30) 33 17   Muangthong United
4FW Supachai Chaided (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 23) 19 4   Buriram United
4FW Jenphob Phokhi (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 25) 0 0   Police Tero

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Patiwat Khammai (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 26) 1 0   Samut Prakan City v.   Tajikistan, 29 May 2021
GK Worawut Srisupha (1992-05-25) 25 May 1992 (age 29) 0 0   Port Friendly Match May 2021
GK Saranon Anuin (1994-03-24) 24 March 1994 (age 27) 0 0   Chiangrai United Friendly Match May 2021
GK Somporn Yos (1993-06-23) 23 June 1993 (age 28) 0 0   Muangthong United Friendly Match May 2021

DF Peerapat Notchaiya (1993-02-04) 4 February 1993 (age 28) 29 1   Bangkok United 2020 AFF Championship INJ
DF Pansa Hemviboon (1990-07-08) 8 July 1990 (age 31) 23 4   Buriram United 2020 AFF Championship INJ
DF Suphan Thongsong (1994-08-26) 26 August 1994 (age 27) 11 0   Suphanburi v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
DF Ernesto Phumipha (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 31) 3 0   BG Pathum United v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
DF Sathaporn Daengsee (1988-05-13) 13 May 1988 (age 33) 3 0   Nongbua Pitchaya v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
DF Sasalak Haiprakhon (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 25) 9 0   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v.   United Arab Emirates, 7 June 2021
DF Nitipong Selanon (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 28) 3 0   Port v.   Tajikistan, 29 May 2021
DF Jaturapat Sattham (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 22) 1 0   Port v.   Tajikistan, 29 May 2021
DF Santiphap Channgom (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 25) 1 0   BG Pathum United v.   Tajikistan, 29 May 2021
DF Worawut Namvech (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 26) 1 0   Port v.   Tajikistan, 29 May 2021
DF Suporn Peenagatapho (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 26) 0 0   Muangthong United Friendly Match May 2021
DF Chatmongkol Rueangthanarot (2002-05-09) 9 May 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Chonburi Friendly Match May 2021

MF Pakorn Prempak (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 28) 5 0   Port 2020 AFF Championship INJ
MF Jakkaphan Kaewprom (1988-05-24) 24 May 1988 (age 33) 23 2   Buriram United v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
MF Sumanya Purisai (1986-12-05) 5 December 1986 (age 34) 22 0   BG Pathum United v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
MF Ekanit Panya (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 22) 7 1   Chiangrai United v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
MF Peeradon Chamratsamee (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 29) 6 0   Buriram United v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
MF Jaroensak Wonggorn (1997-05-18) 18 May 1997 (age 24) 1 0   Samut Prakan City v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
MF Phanuphong Phonsa (1994-06-03) 3 June 1994 (age 27) 1 0   Chonburi v.   United Arab Emirates, 7 June 2021
MF Tanaboon Kesarat (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 28) 51 1   Port Friendly Match May 2021
MF Teeraphol Yoryoei (1994-10-25) 25 October 1994 (age 27) 0 0   Muangthong United 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in UAE on June 2021 WD

FW Suphanat Mueanta (2002-08-02) 2 August 2002 (age 19) 7 3   Buriram United v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021
FW Nattawut Suksum (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 24) 0 0   Bangkok United v.   Malaysia, 15 June 2021

INJ Withdrew from the squad due to injury
PRE Included in the Preliminary squad or on standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension from the national team
WD Withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue

Previous squads

Players record

As of 19 November 2019[44]
Players in bold are still active with Thailand.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup finals Qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1970 Did not enter Did not enter
  1974 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 0 13
  1978 4 1 0 3 8 12
  1982 3 0 1 2 3 13
  1986 6 1 2 3 4 4
  1990 6 1 0 5 2 14
  1994 8 4 0 4 13 7
  1998 4 1 1 2 5 6
   2002 14 5 5 4 25 20
  2006 6 2 1 3 9 10
  2010 10 3 2 5 20 17
  2014 8 2 2 4 7 10
  2018 16 4 4 8 20 30
  2022 8 2 3 3 9 9
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 - - - - - - 97 26 21 50 125 165

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1900 to   1952 Did not enter Did not enter
  1956 First round 11th 1 0 0 1 0 9 Bye
  1960 First round qualification 2 0 0 2 2 6
  1964 Second round qualification 4 2 0 2 4 10
  1968 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 19 4 3 0 1 5 6
  1972 Final round qualification 6 1 2 3 5 12
  1976 and   1980 Did not enter Did not enter
  1984 Second round qualification 10 5 2 3 13 8
  1988 8 3 2 3 8 7
Total First round 11th 4 0 0 4 1 28 33 14 6 14 37 49

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup Qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
  1956 Withdrew Withdrew
  1960
  1964 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 4 9
  1968 4 2 0 2 5 4
  1972 Third place 3rd 5 0 3 2 6 9 5 3 1 1 16 4
  1976 Withdrew after qualifying 4 3 0 1 8 2
  1980 Did not qualify 6 4 0 2 13 4
  1984 5 3 0 2 9 10
  1988 5 1 2 2 5 12
  1992 Group stage 7th 3 0 2 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 3 1
  1996 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 2 13 6 4 2 0 31 5
  2000 Group stage 9th 3 0 2 1 2 4 6 4 1 1 13 8
  2004 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 9 6 3 0 3 10 7
        2007 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 5 Qualified as co-hosts
  2011 Did not qualify 6 1 3 2 3 3
  2015 6 0 0 6 7 21
  2019 Round of 16 14th 4 1 1 2 4 7 6 4 2 0 14 6
  2023 To be determined 8 2 3 3 9 9
Total Third place 3rd 24 2 9 13 19 52 78 36 15 27 150 105

Asian Games

AFF Championship

Southeast Asian Games

Notes
  • 1 : The title was shared.
  • * : Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Head-to-head record

As of 15 June 2021

Thailand national football team head-to-head records
Against First Last Pld W D L GF GA GD Confederation
  Afghanistan 2015 2015 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 AFC
  Australia 1982 2017 7 0 1 6 4 17 −13 AFC
  Bahrain 1980 2019 8 2 4 2 8 9 −1 AFC
  Bangladesh 1973 2012 14 9 3 2 29 11 +18 AFC
  Belarus 2017 2017 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 UEFA
  Bhutan 2012 2012 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 AFC
  Brazil 2000 2000 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7 CONMEBOL
  Brunei 1971 1997 7 6 1 0 33 5 +28 AFC
  Bulgaria 1968 1996 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13 UEFA
  Cambodia 1957 1997 15 8 5 2 36 17 +19 AFC
  Cameroon 2015 2015 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 CAF
  China PR 1975 2019 28 5 5 18 24 61 −37 AFC
  Chinese Taipei 1963 2015 9 4 1 4 16 16 0 AFC
  Congo 2019 2019 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 CAF
  Czech Republic 1968 1968 1 0 0 1 0 8 −8 UEFA
  Denmark 2009 2010 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 UEFA
  Egypt 1998 1998 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 CAF
  Estonia 2000 2004 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
  Finland 1996 2000 4 3 1 0 11 3 +8 UEFA
  Gabon 2018 2018 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 CAF
  Germany 2004 2004 1 0 0 1 1 5 −4 UEFA
  Ghana 1982 1983 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 CAF
  Guatemala 1968 1968 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 CONCACAF
  Hong Kong 1961 2018 26 9 6 11 39 33 +6 AFC
  India 1962 2019 23 11 6 6 37 26 +11 AFC
  Indonesia 1957 2021 69 33 18 18 121 82 +39 AFC
  Iran 1972 2013 14 0 3 11 5 32 −27 AFC
  Iraq 1972 2017 17 2 5 10 18 45 −27 AFC
  Israel 1973 1973 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 UEFA
  Japan 1962 2017 19 1 3 15 11 49 −38 AFC
  Jordan 2004 2016 7 1 5 1 4 3 +1 AFC
  Kazakhstan 1998 2006 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 UEFA
  Kenya 1990 2017 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 CAF
  Kuwait 1972 2014 12 4 1 7 18 30 −12 AFC
  Kyrgyzstan 2001 2001 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 AFC
  Laos 1961 2010 12 10 1 1 45 14 +31 AFC
  Latvia 2005 2005 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 UEFA
  Lebanon 1998 2014 7 3 2 2 12 15 −3 AFC
  Liberia 1984 1984 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 CAF
  Libya 1977 1977 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 CAF
  Liechtenstein 1981 1981 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 UEFA
  Luxembourg 1980 1980 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 UEFA
  Macau 2007 2007 2 2 0 0 13 2 +11 AFC
  Malaysia 1959 2021 98 29 31 38 136 141 −5 AFC
  Maldives 1996 2012 3 3 0 0 19 0 +19 AFC
  Malta 1981 1981 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 UEFA
  Morocco 1980 1980 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 CAF
  Myanmar 1957 2017 48 20 14 14 89 62 +27 AFC
    Nepal 1982 2008 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 AFC
  Netherlands 2007 2007 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 UEFA
  New Zealand 1976 2014 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2 OFC
  Nigeria 1983 1983 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 CAF
  Northern Ireland 1997 1997 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 UEFA
  North Korea 1978 2017 20 5 4 11 18 32 −14 AFC
  Norway 1965 2012 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 UEFA
  Oman 1986 2021 12 5 1 6 11 10 1 AFC
  Pakistan 1960 2001 5 4 0 1 16 7 +9 AFC
  Palestine 2011 2011 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 AFC
  Papua New Guinea 1984 1984 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 OFC
  Philippines 1971 2018 21 17 2 2 65 10 +55 AFC
  Poland 2010 2010 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 UEFA
  Qatar 1992 2016 11 4 3 4 15 15 0 AFC
  Saudi Arabia 1982 2017 16 1 1 14 9 42 −33 AFC
  Singapore 1957 2018 62 33 17 12 107 62 +45 AFC
  Slovakia 2004 2018 2 0 1 1 3 4 –1 UEFA
  South Africa 2010 2010 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 CAF
  South Korea 1961 2016 61 8 12 41 43 120 −77 AFC
  Sri Lanka 1979 2001 5 5 0 0 15 2 +13 AFC
  Sweden 1962 2003 5 0 1 4 4 13 −9 UEFA
  Syria 1978 2016 5 3 2 0 12 7 +5 AFC
  Tajikistan 2003 2021 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 AFC
  Timor-Leste 2004 2018 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 AFC
  Trinidad and Tobago 2003 2018 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 CONCACAF
  Turkmenistan 1998 1998 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 AFC
  United Arab Emirates 1986 2021 12 2 3 7 12 19 −7 AFC
  United States 1987 1987 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 CONCACAF
  Uruguay 2019 2019 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 CONMEBOL
  Uzbekistan 1994 2017 8 5 0 3 18 15 +3 AFC
  Vietnam 1957 2019 47 19 6 22 48 48 0 AFC
  Yemen 1988 2007 6 2 4 0 9 5 +4 AFC
80 Countries 1948 2021 796 293 189 314 1214 1195 +19 All
Last match updated was against    Malaysia on 15 June 2021.
 
Thailand national football team all-time opponents highlighted in green.

Honours

International titles

Continental titles

  • Third place (1): 1972

Regional titles

Friendly titles

  • Runners-up (1): 2019
  • Winners (1): 1994
  • Third place (1): 1977*
  • Fourth place (1): 1980
  • Winners (2): 2006, 2008
  • 3 Nations in Taiwan
  • Winners (1): 1971
  • 4 Nations in Indochina
  • Winners (1): 1989
  • Brunei Games
  • Winners (1): 1990
Note
*trophy shared

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