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Army United

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Army United is a military sports club and belongs to the Royal Thai Army. The club was founded in 1916 and was a founding member of the Thai Premier League 1996. In 2009 the club gained promotion for the second time after 2005. The sids biggest success came with their one and only championship in 1983.

Army finished 2010 at bottom of the table. Due to league expansion from 16 to 18 clubs, play-offs been held and that gave the club a second chance. Where he managed to stay up in the end.


After two consecutive vain attampts (2010 and 2011), Army United eventually made it to the Thai FA Cup final in 2012. German midfielder Bjorn Lindemann played a  decisive role helping his side making it so far. However, the club lost out to titleholder Buriram United.

With Mano Polking at the helm in 2013 and Bjorn Lindemann in midfield, the club finished sixth, the best finish since 2007.

As a result of the death of King Bhumibol the 2016 season ended abruptly with three games to spare. By this time Army ranked 17th with 30 points and still had chances to escape the trapdoor. But with the decision of the league to end the season, the club was relegated for the first time since 2008.


notable:

In Bjorn Lindemann, Army United signed the first German professional footballer ever in the Thai league.

Current Thai prime minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha was president of the club until 2014.

players to watch:

Melvin de Leeuw, Eaksatha Thanyakam, Apichet Puttan

Royal Thai Army Stadium

Army United Stadion

 
Capacity: 20.000
 
City: Din Daeng, Bangkok
 
Geo-coordinates: 13.782989, 100.556705
 
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Facts
founded: 1916 (as Royal Thai Army FC)
 
president: Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisart
 
head coach: Thanis Areesngarkul
 
nickname: Gentleman Ranger
 
club colors: green
 
website: n/a
 
Fanseite: n/a
 
Twitter: n/a
 
facebook: Army United on Facebook
 
Honours
TPL 2016 17th (relegated)
 
Thai Championship
winner 1983
 
TPL Division One
winner 2004
 
Queen's Cup
finalist 1997
 
Thai FA Cup
final 2012
semi-final 2010, 2011
 
 

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