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Bangkok United

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Club info

Bangkok United was founded in 1988 under the name of Bangkok University FC. The club sees itself as the club of the Bangkok people. Biggest shareholder of the club is the True Corporation. Furthermore the club is financially supported by the Bangkok authorities. Winning the Thai Premier League in 2006, was the biggest achievement so far.

At the end of the 2010 season Bangkok United found themselves on a relegation spot. However a league extension gave them a second chance in relegation play-offs. Bangkok United missed that opportunity and was relegated for the first time sine 2003.

The club aimed to bounce back immediately but missed his target with finishing 6th. For the season 2012, Sasom Pobprasert was hired who lead the team to promotion.

Midway of the 2014 the club was in relegation trouble and Mano Polking has been hired as coach. Since he took over, the team improved every season and finished the 2016 season as a runner-up. Untile the sudden end of the season, Bangkok United still had the chance to win the league. Although only mathematically.

However, not less are saying Bangkok United is playing the best attacking football in the country under Polking's lead.

Notable:

Though Bangkok United club sees itself "as the club of the Bangkok people", attendance figures don't really seem to underline this statement. And since 2016 the club is playing in the outskirts of Bangkok, doing itself no favour in terms of attandence and fan base wise.

players to watch:

Jaycee John, Sanrawat Dechmitr, Mario Gjurovski

Thammasat Stadium

Thammasat Stadium

 
Capacity: ca. 20.000
 
City: Rangsit, Pathum Thani
 
Geo-coordinates: 14.068130, 100.598891
 
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Facts
founded: 1988
 
president: Kachorn Chiaravanont
 
head coach: Mano Polking (Germany)
 
nickname: Bangkok Angels
 
club colors: Silver/Black
 
website:
www.bangkokunitedfc.com
 
fansite: n/a
 
twitter: @BangkokUnitedFC
 
facebook: Bangkok United on Facebook
 
Honours
TPL 2016
2nd
 
Thai Premier League
Champion 2006
 
TPL Division One Champion 2003
 
Singapore Cup
semi final 2007
 
 

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