Theerathon Bunmathan (Thai: ธีราทร บุญมาทัน, RTGS: Thirathon Bunmathan, pronounced [tʰīː.rāː.tʰɔ̄ːn būn.māː.tʰān]; born 6 March 1990), simply known as Aum (Thai: อุ้ม), is a Thai professional footballer who plays as a left back for Buriram United and the Thailand national team. He has also been used as a defensive midfielder and is the first Thai player to win the J1 League.
|Full name||Theerathon Bunmathan|
|Date of birth||6 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Nonthaburi, Thailand|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Position(s)||Left back, defensive midfielder|
|2002–2004||Bangkok Sports School|
|2005–2007||Assumption College Thonburi|
|2018||→ Vissel Kobe (loan)||28||(0)|
|2019||→ Yokohama F. Marinos (loan)||25||(3)|
|2020–2021||Yokohama F. Marinos||53||(5)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 07:26, 20 November 2021 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19 November 2019
Theerathon started almost every match for Buriram United due to his superb and consistent form. Theerathon is a major part of Buriram United's success; his free kicks assisted and scored many goals for the club. His free kick against FC Seoul in the 2013 AFC Champions League qualified Buriram to the knockout phase. In the 2013 Thai Premier League Theerathon scored 3 goals against BEC Tero Sasana, Chonburi, and Ratchaburi Mitr Phol.
In May 2016 it was announced that after spending six years with Buriram United he would be joining arch rivals Muangthong United the following month on a five-year contract for an all-time record for the highest football transfer fee for Thai League 1 at 35 million Baht. That record was soon broken on 2 November 2016 by Tanaboon Kesarat. The transfer fee is undisclosed but it is estimated to be around 50 million Baht.
In 2018 Theerathon was on loan to play in the J.League for one season with the club Vissel Kobe in the 2018 season, which gives Theerathon the opportunity to play with world-class footballers such as Lucas Podolski, David Villa, and Andres Iniesta.
Yokohama F. MarinosEdit
In January 2019, Yokohama F. Marinos reached an agreement on loan to Theerathon from Muangthong United to play in the J.League season 2019. Hereafter, in March 2019, Theeraton started his first league match for the club in the match in which Yokohama opened the home match against former rival Kawasaki Frontale with scores 2–2.
Later, in July 2019 Theerathon was named the J.League's Best Team of the Week after which he helped the team to beat Vissel Kobe, his former team with a score of 2–0. On 31 August 2019, Theerathon scored the first goal in the league and in the name of the club helped Yokohama open their home defeat to Gamba Osaka with a score of 3–1 and on 7 December 2019, the season-ending match of J.League Theerathon scored 1 goal and assists, helping Yokohama opens the house 3–0 defeat to FC Tokyo became the first Thai player to be champions of the J.League.
In December 2019, Theerathon signed a permanent contract with Yokohama F. Marinos, making him a permanent Yokohama F. Marinos player from December 2019. At the end of season 2020, Theerathon has been selected from the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) to be the first XI in AFC men team of the year 2020 alongside Takumi Minamino, Son Heung-min and Sardar Azmoun and is the only player in Southeast Asia in this best XI.
On 24 May 2016, Theerathon married Chatrakamol Muangman in a traditional ceremony. The wedding was attended by many teammates and staff from the teams that Theerathon had played for.
- As of 29 December 2021
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Thailand||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2009||Rajpracha||Thailand League Division 2||10||0||—||—||—||10||0|
|2010||Buriram United||Thai League 1||26||0||2||0||—||—||28||0|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2018||Vissel Kobe||J1 League||28||0||3||0||4||0||—||35||0|
|2019||Yokohama F. Marinos||25||3||1||0||4||0||—||30||3|
Theerathon played against Saudi Arabia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification and received a red card in the 90th minute. After that match he went to Indonesia to play for Thailand U-23 in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. He was Thailand U-23's starter and received an early yellow card, followed by a second one a few minutes after which resulted in a red card, thus becoming the first player in Thai football to get two red cards in three days.
Theerathon's scored a penalty in a friendly match against Laos. His second international goal is a rebound from Jakkraphan Pornsai's free kick. His form in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup is very impressive combined with Anucha Kitpongsri who played on the left side of the field.
|1.||16 November 2013||Chiangmai, Thailand||Uganda||6–0||Win||Friendly|
- Scores and results list Thailand's goal tally first.
|1.||13 December 2012||Supachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Malaysia||2–0||2–0||2012 AFF Championship|
|2.||8 September 2015||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Iraq||1–2||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||9 October 2015||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Hong Kong||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|4.||13 October 2015||Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam||3–0||3–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||8 December 2016||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Myanmar||2–0||4–0||2016 AFF Championship|
|6.||10 September 2019||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia||Indonesia||2–0||3–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Thai League 1 (5): 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021–22
- Thai FA Cup (5): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2021–22
- Thai League Cup (5): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2021–22
- Toyota Premier Cup (3): 2012, 2014, 2016
- Kor Royal Cup (4): 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Mekong Club Championship (1): 2015
- Thai League 1 (1): 2016
- Thai League Cup (2): 2016, 2017
- Thailand Champions Cup (1): 2017
- Mekong Club Championship (1): 2017
Yokohama F. Marinos
- AFF Championship Best XI: 2012
- ASEAN Football Federation Best XI: 2013
- Thai Premier League/Thai League 1 Player of the Month: October 2013, February 2022
- AFC Champions League Dream Team: 2013
- Thai Premier League Player of the Year: 2013
- Thai League 1 Player of the Year: 2021-22
- IFFHS AFC Man Team of the Year: 2020
- IFFHS AFC Men's Team of the Decade 2011–2020
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