Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Prachuap FC

Prachuap FC

Becoming an established top tier side, having burst onto the scene in 2018 and consolidated their place in 2019, while also winning the League Cup. The club from the seaside town haven’t had much continuity in the playing squad, but a highly-rated head coach has provided some stability.

Head coach – Thawatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul

Thawatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul has been with Prachuap since 2017, leading the club to promotion to T1 that year. He achieved some sensational results in 2018, with the team playing some exciting attacking football. When they started to struggle in the middle of 2019, he managed the developing crisis and got them back on track with a strong finish to the season and that first major trophy.

Key players

Yoo Jun-soo (DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD / CENTRE-BACK) – The South Korean provides solid options in midfield and defence and was excellent for Buriram United when they reached the last 16 of the AFC Champions League in 2018. His return to Thailand in the second half of last year saw him play a key role as he helped steer Ratchaburi away from relegation trouble and into the FA Cup final.

William Henrique (WINGER/STRIKER) – William is an enigmatic player who can got from the ridiculous to the sublime and back again in 90 minutes. He was certainly more sublime than ridiculous in 2019 as he played a big part in Chiang Rai United’s title win. Prachuap didn’t have much luck with their foreig attackers last year and will hope that he changes this.

Rising star

Peerawat Attakam (RIGHT-BACK) – The former Buriram United youth player may have his work cut out in trying to dislodge the experienced Seeket Madputeh from the right-back position, but he impressed enough in a previous loan spell for the club to bring him back. A Thailand U23 international, the 21-year-old could be set for a breakthrough season.

Notable former players

Lonsana Doumbouya, Siroch Chatthong

What’s to like?

They are located close to one of the most scenic bays in the country – the perfect place to stay on an away trip.

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