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Chonburi Football Club is a Thai
Thailand
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...

 professional football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 club based in city of Chonburi
Chonburi (city)
Chonburi is the capital of Chonburi Province in Thailand. It is located about 100km east of Bangkok, on the coast to the Gulf of Thailand. The name means city of water.Chonburi has had town status since 1935.-External links:...

, Chonburi province
Chonburi Province
Chonburi is a province of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Rayong. To the west is the Gulf of Thailand. The eastern seaboard is heavily industrialized and underpinned by shipping, transportation, tourism, and manufacturing industries, and second to only Bangkok...

 and currently playing in the top division in Thai football, the Thai Premier League. The team lifted the league title in 2007 which became one of the most successful season in their history.

Chonburi were founded in 1997 and their rivalries are Pattaya United and Sriracha which also based in Chonburi province
Chonburi Province
Chonburi is a province of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Rayong. To the west is the Gulf of Thailand. The eastern seaboard is heavily industrialized and underpinned by shipping, transportation, tourism, and manufacturing industries, and second to only Bangkok...

. The team is widely known by their nickname The Sharks which can be seen in the club logo.

The early years


Chonburi is a football club from city of Chonburi
Chonburi (city)
Chonburi is the capital of Chonburi Province in Thailand. It is located about 100km east of Bangkok, on the coast to the Gulf of Thailand. The name means city of water.Chonburi has had town status since 1935.-External links:...

 established from the football club of Assumption College Sriracha. They first participated in the Football Cup. Later, the club was cooperated with Sannibat-Samutprakan (Division 1 team) and named as Chonburi-Sannibat-Samutprakan.

In the year 2002, The club joined the Thailand Provincial League in the name of Chonburi Code Red after separated from Sannibart Samutprakarn FC. The club had the nickname as The Sharks and changed their logo in 2003 season accordingly.

First major successes



In 2005 they won the Provincial League
Provincial League
Provincial League also known as Pro League is the old regional Football league in Thailand in 1999-2008. It was founded in 1999 under the name "Provincial League" organized by Sports Authority of Thailand and Ministry of Tourism and Sports...

 title by beating Nakhon Ratchasima at the Central stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima
Central stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima
The Central stadium is a multi-use sports stadium in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. It is the former home of Nakhon Ratchasima FC who left the Central Stadium for the 80th Birthday Stadium in June 2008....

, and moved to Thai League in the 2006 season with the Provincial League runners up, Suphanburi. The shark tribes finished 8th place in the Thai League 2006 season.

In 2006 they were invited to play in the Singapore Cup
Singapore Cup
The Singapore Cup is an annual soccer competition in Singapore.The Singapore Cup is the major cup competition in Singapore football, and has existed since the 1997 ....

 and reached the final, defeating local sides Home United
Home United FC
Home United Football Club is a professional soccer club which plays in Singapore's S.League.-History:The Police Sports Association was founded in the mid-1940s to organise football activities for the Singapore Police Force. They sent two teams to compete in the Singapore Amateur Football...

, Albirex Niigata
Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore)
Albirex Niigata Singapore FC is a football club which plays in Singapore's S.League. The club is a satellite team of Albirex Niigata of Japan, and its players come from Japan.-History:...

 and Balestier Khalsa
Balestier Khalsa FC
Balestier Khalsa Football Club is a professional football club which plays in Singapore's S.League. The club is a merger of two clubs who played in the S.League in past years – Balestier Central FC and Clementi Khalsa FC – who came together at the end of the 2002 season...

 along the way. In the final they lost to Tampines Rovers
Tampines Rovers FC
Tampines Rovers Football Club are a professional association football club based in Tampines, Singapore, that play in the S.League. Founded in 1945, they have won the national league championship five times, the Singapore Cup thrice and the ASEAN Club Championship once...

 2–3 in the extra time after leading 2–0.

In 2007 they were again invited to participate in the Singapore Cup
Singapore Cup
The Singapore Cup is an annual soccer competition in Singapore.The Singapore Cup is the major cup competition in Singapore football, and has existed since the 1997 ....

, but were defeated in the first round against Balestier Khalsa, in a replay of the previous season's semi-finals. Chonburi lost 3–2 in normal play. They have formed links with Manchester City
Manchester City F.C.
Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Manchester. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's , they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894...

.

Asian competitions


Chonburi played in the first AFC Champions League
AFC Champions League
The AFC Champions League is the premier Asian club football competition hosted annually by Asian Football Confederation . The tournament is contested among the top thirty-two clubs from the top 10 Asian leagues, two of which must qualify through the playoffs...

 in 2008 with the drawn against Japanese champions Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka
is a Japanese professional association football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. The team's name comes from the Italian word "gamba" meaning "leg" and the Japanese , meaning "to do your best" or "to stand firm". Located in Suita, Osaka, the team's home stadium is Osaka Expo '70...

. On March 20, 2008 the club achieved its first victory in the AFC Champions League
AFC Champions League
The AFC Champions League is the premier Asian club football competition hosted annually by Asian Football Confederation . The tournament is contested among the top thirty-two clubs from the top 10 Asian leagues, two of which must qualify through the playoffs...

 against the highly fancied Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory Football Club is an Australian professional football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, that plays in the A-League....

. The game was clouded by controversy when Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory Football Club is an Australian professional football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, that plays in the A-League....

 scored their only goal whilst a Chonburi FC player was down injured and his teammates were calling for the ball to be played off the park. It mattered little when Cameroon
Cameroon
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon , is a country in west Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the...

ian striker Baga scored a goal from 35 yards out and then followed it up with a second goal in extra time to condemn the Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory Football Club is an Australian professional football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, that plays in the A-League....

 to their first loss in the competition 3–1.

Stadium


At the start of the 2008 season, Chonburi used the Chonburi Municipality Stadium
Chonburi Municipality Stadium
Chonburi Municipality Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Chonburi province, Thailand. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Chonburi FC. The stadium holds 8,200 people, and is currently being upgraded to increase the capacity to 10,000 people....

 for the first half of the season and used the Suphachalasai Stadium
Suphachalasai Stadium
Suphachalasai Stadium, also known as the National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The stadium holds 26,000 people and was opened in 1935.-History:...

 for played in the AFC Champions League
AFC Champions League 2008
The 2008 AFC Champions League was the 27th AFC Champions League, the top-level Asian club football tournament, and the 6th under the current AFC Champions League title...

, but due to a dispute with the local authority, the club moved back to the local stadium Princess Sirindhorn Stadium.

In 2010 season they moved to IPE Chonburi Stadium
Institute of Physical Education Chonburi Campus Stadium
Institute of Physical Education Chonburi Campus Stadium is a stadium in Chonburi, Thailand. It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of Chonburi F.C. of the Thai Premier League. The stadium holds 12,000 spectators.-External links:*...

.

Supporters


Supporters of Chonburi are often referred to as the Blue Blood. The name Blue Blood refers to the blue colour of the club.

Season By Season Record

Season League FA Cup
Thailand FA Cup
The FA Cup is a football cup competition in Thailand. It was held between 1980 and 2001 until relaunched again in 2009. Bangkok Bank won the first two editions.In 2009 it was announced that the FA Cup would return to the Thai Football calendar...

Queen's
Cup
Queen's Cup
The Queen's Cup is an annual football cup competition in Thailand. Run by the Football Association of Thailand, it was first contested in 1970. It is named after Queen Sirikit....

Super
Cup
Kor Royal
Cup
Kor Royal Cup
Kor Royal Cup or in old name Yai Cup was the highest level of club football competition which competed in the tournament in Thailand since 1916-1995. It was founded by Football Association of Thailand in 1916...

Asia Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2005 PRO
Provincial League
Provincial League also known as Pro League is the old regional Football league in Thailand in 1999-2008. It was founded in 1999 under the name "Provincial League" organized by Sports Authority of Thailand and Ministry of Tourism and Sports...

? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1st
2006 TPL 22 5 12 5 29 28 27 8th Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo is a Thai footballer, who captains Chonburi F.C. and plays for Thailand.-Honours:* AFC U-17 Championship 1998 Winner with Thailand...

7
2007 TPL 30 19 6 5 50 25 63 1st Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo is a Thai footballer, who captains Chonburi F.C. and plays for Thailand.-Honours:* AFC U-17 Championship 1998 Winner with Thailand...

16
2008 TPL 30 15 14 1 34 14 59 2nd Champion ACL Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo is a Thai footballer, who captains Chonburi F.C. and plays for Thailand.-Honours:* AFC U-17 Championship 1998 Winner with Thailand...

5
2009 TPL
Thai Premier League 2009
The Thai Premier League 2009 was the thirteenth season of the Premier League since its establishment in 1996. A total of 16 teams competed in the league, with PEA FC as the defending champions....

30 18 8 4 50 30 62 2nd Round of 16 Semi-Final 3rd Champion AFC Kone Mohamed
Kone Mohamed
Mohamed Koné is a Ivorian footballer. He plays for Thai Premier League club TOT Sport Club.-Career:He moved to the Burmese club Yangon United on loan from Thai Premier League clubside Chonburi F.C...

14
2010 TPL
2010 Thai Premier League
The 2010 Thai Premier League is the 14th season of the Thai Premier League since its establishment in 1996. A total of 16 teams are competing in the league, with Muangthong United as the defending champions.-League Expansion:...

30 17 9 4 57 28 60 3rd Champion Semi-Final Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo
Pipob On-Mo is a Thai footballer, who captains Chonburi F.C. and plays for Thailand.-Honours:* AFC U-17 Championship 1998 Winner with Thailand...

10


Champions Runners-up Promoted
Promotion and relegation
In many sports leagues around the world, promotion and relegation is a process that takes place at the end of each season. Through it, teams are transferred between divisions based on their performance that season...

Relegated
Promotion and relegation
In many sports leagues around the world, promotion and relegation is a process that takes place at the end of each season. Through it, teams are transferred between divisions based on their performance that season...


First team squad


As of July 30, 2011
(Youth
Youth
Youth is the time of life between childhood and adulthood . Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. An individual's actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals could exist at all ages.-Usage:Around the world, the terms "youth",...

)
Note: The official club website lists the supporters as player 12th man
12th Man
The phrase 12th Man or Twelfth Man can refer to:* The Twelfth Man, Billy Birmingham, in satirical cricket commentator parodies* The 12th Man , an album by rap duo High and Mighty* 12th man , the fans at a football game...

.

Former players


For details on former players, see List of Chonburi F.C. players and :Category:Chonburi F.C. players.

Club officials


Chonburi Football Club
  • Chairman: Wittaya Khunpluem
  • Vice Chairman: Adisak Benjasiriwan
  • Technical Development Director: Witthaya Hloagune
    Witthaya Hloagune
    Witthaya Hloagune or Witthaya Laohakul nickname "Heng" is a football Midfielder from Thailand. Between 1975 and 1985. He is the first thai footballer who play for a European club at German Bundesliga side Hertha BSC.-Clubs:...

  • Youth Academy Director: Thanasak Suraprasert
  • Marketing & PR Director: Jeerasak Chomthong
  • General Manager: Annop Singtothong
  • Team Manager: Witthaya Hloagune
    Witthaya Hloagune
    Witthaya Hloagune or Witthaya Laohakul nickname "Heng" is a football Midfielder from Thailand. Between 1975 and 1985. He is the first thai footballer who play for a European club at German Bundesliga side Hertha BSC.-Clubs:...

  • Assistant Manager: Jiravut Permpalitpol
  • Team Secretary: Thitigorn Shuewattanastaporn


Coaching and Staff
  • Head Coach: Jadet Meelarp
    Jadet Meelarp
    Jadet Meelarp nicknamed "Sir Ded" is a Thai national and head coach of Thailand Division 1 League side Thai Airways-Ban Bueng FC.He has led Chonburi FC to the Thailand Premier League 2007 title and 2008 Kor Royal Cup....

  • Assistant Head Coach: Jukkapant Punpee
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Yoshio Kato
  • Fitness Coach: none
  • Physios: Tanat Tigpanyavoot
  • Physios: Kritsanasak Phibun
  • Team Staff: Thammanoon Jantajit, Chaiya Siripan

Head coach history


Head coaches by Years (2004–present)
Name Nat From To
Withaya Laohakul  Thailand 2004 2006
Jadet Meelarp
Jadet Meelarp
Jadet Meelarp nicknamed "Sir Ded" is a Thai national and head coach of Thailand Division 1 League side Thai Airways-Ban Bueng FC.He has led Chonburi FC to the Thailand Premier League 2007 title and 2008 Kor Royal Cup....

 Thailand 2007 2008
Kiatisuk Senamuang
Kiatisuk Senamuang
Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang is a Thai football manager and former football striker who played between April 1993 and October 2007, currently managing Chula United in the Thai Division 1 League.-Club career:...

 Thailand 2009 2009
Jadet Meelarp
Jadet Meelarp
Jadet Meelarp nicknamed "Sir Ded" is a Thai national and head coach of Thailand Division 1 League side Thai Airways-Ban Bueng FC.He has led Chonburi FC to the Thailand Premier League 2007 title and 2008 Kor Royal Cup....

 Thailand 2009

League

  • Thai Premier League
    • Winners (1): 2007
    • Runners-up (2): 2008, 2009
  • Provincial League
    Provincial League
    Provincial League also known as Pro League is the old regional Football league in Thailand in 1999-2008. It was founded in 1999 under the name "Provincial League" organized by Sports Authority of Thailand and Ministry of Tourism and Sports...

    :
    • Champions (1): 2005
    • Runners-up (1): 2002

Cup

  • FA Cup
    • Champions (1): 2010
  • Kor Royal Cup
    Kor Royal Cup
    Kor Royal Cup or in old name Yai Cup was the highest level of club football competition which competed in the tournament in Thailand since 1916-1995. It was founded by Football Association of Thailand in 1916...

    :
    • Champions (3): 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Queen's Cup
    Queen's Cup
    The Queen's Cup is an annual football cup competition in Thailand. Run by the Football Association of Thailand, it was first contested in 1970. It is named after Queen Sirikit....

    :
    • Semi-final (2): 2009, 2010
  • Singapore Cup
    Singapore Cup
    The Singapore Cup is an annual soccer competition in Singapore.The Singapore Cup is the major cup competition in Singapore football, and has existed since the 1997 ....

    :
    • Runners-up (1): 2006

Performance in AFC competitions

  • AFC Champions League
    AFC Champions League
    The AFC Champions League is the premier Asian club football competition hosted annually by Asian Football Confederation . The tournament is contested among the top thirty-two clubs from the top 10 Asian leagues, two of which must qualify through the playoffs...

    : 1 appearance
2008 : Group stage

  • AFC Cup
    AFC Cup
    The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

    : 2 appearances
2009 : Quarter final
2011 : Quarter final

Sponsorship

  • Chang Drinking Water
  • Hemaraj Land and Development PLC – Chonburi signed a sponsorship deal worth 18 million baht with Hemaraj Land and Development Plc. The property developer will be the club's main sponsor for three years starting in 2009
  • PTT
    PTT
    PTT may refer to:Chemistry and medicine:* Partial thromboplastin time, a performance indicator in medicine for coagulation status* Photothermal Therapy, A method of using light and photosensitizers for medical treatments...

  • TOT 3G
  • Coca Cola
  • Hutchison Ports
  • Thai AirAsia
    Thai AirAsia
    Thai AirAsia is a joint venture of Malaysian low-fare airline AirAsia and Thailand's Asia Aviation. It serves AirAsia's regularly scheduled domestic and international flights from Bangkok and other cities in Thailand....


Period Sportswear Sponsor
2002—  Thailand FBT Chang Beer

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