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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Samut Prakan City

Samut Prakan City Based in Samut Prakan Province in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, City were “formed” in 2019 when Pattaya United relocated from the beachside town to the outskirts of the capital, and are derided as a “ghost club” by rival supporters. Despite the name change, the squad remains composed of players who came through […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Bangkok United

Bangkok United Permanent fixtures in the Top Five since 2015, the Bangkok Angels haven’t quite managed to take the final step and become champions. Two runners-up finishes have been impressive but the club has big ambitions and desperately wants a Thai title and AFC Champions League football. Head coach Mano Polking has been at the […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Police Tero FC

Police Tero FC Under their former guise, BEC Tero were the cradle of Thailand’s ‘golden generation’, producing the likes of Chanathip Songkrasin, Tanaboon Kesarat, Adisorn Promsak and more during a promising spell for the club. The side were forced to sell most of their valuable assets when they flirted with bankruptcy in 2016, but a […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Trat FC

Trat FC Earning promotion to T1 for the first time in 2019, Trat impressed with their shrewd recruitment and extremely talented front three of Lonsana Doumbouya, Bireme Diouf and Adefolarin Durosinmi last season. The side finished 10th on 35 points last season, scoring an impressive 47 goals. However, COVID-19 has heaped financial difficulty on a […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Chiangrai United

Chiangrai United  Founded in 2009, Chiangrai quickly climbed the ranks in Thai football with three successive promotions, before establishing themselves as a comfortable but unglamorous mid-table side for most of the decade. However, an unexpected cash injection in 2017 saw them become one of T1’s powerhouse clubs, spending lavishly to bring in top players and […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Buriram United

Buriram United Thailand’s biggest and most successful club currently, the side have won six titles over the last decade and seven in total, including one under former name PEA FC. Originally league duopolists with Muangthong, the side have faced more challengers for their crown in recent years. However, visits to Buriram’s 32,000 seated “Thunder Castle” […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Suphanburi FC

Suphanburi FC Suphanburi have gone from upstarts to also-rans in a tumultuous seven years in the top tier. They were ambitious and exciting when they burst onto the scene with a fourth-place finish in 2013, but they have been rather underwhelming since hitting the peak of finishing third in 2015. They would have been in […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Sukhothai FC

Sukhothai FC Sukhothai have maintained their T1 status for four years, though they have flirted with relegation in the last three campaigns. The club from the north are one of the more unpredictable teams, alternating between attacking flair and stuffy defensive tactics. Last year saw them focus much more on keeping things tight at the […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Rayong FC

Rayong FC Rayong’s first season in T1 may be their last for a while, with the club suffering financial turmoil. There were rumours that they may have to pull out of T1 due to difficulties with cash flow, but they survive for now, albeit with a depleted squad. Having lost their first four matches of […]

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Thai League 2020 Club Profiles: Ratchaburi FC

Ratchaburi FC Ratchaburi seem to have put a torrid couple of years behind them to regain some stability. The ‘Hollywood’ signings of Christian Ziege and Marco Simone as head coaches were ultimately ill-conceived, coming after several seasons sitting comfortably in the top half of the table. Long-time club servant Somchai Maivilai quietly took over coaching […]

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