Bangkok Football Club
Bangkok Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลกรุงเทพมหานคร) or formerly Bangkok Bravo Football Club (renamed in 2010), is a professional Thai football club based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bangkok F.C. is a professional Thai football club based in the Bang Mot sub-district, Thung Khru District of Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok F.C. plays in the Thai Division 1 of the Thailand Football League.
Bangkok F.C. was founded in 1999. Its first name was Bangkok Bravo F.C., and then it was renamed to Bangkok F.C., in 2010 when Natthaphol Teepsuwan became the owner and the chairman of the club. He also changed the logo to be a bull on a background of the Giant Swing, which is a symbol of Bangkok. Bangkok F.C. uses Chaloem Phrakiat Bang Mod Stadium as their home field.
Bangkok F.C. played in Regional League Division 2 for three seasons after relegation from Thai Division 1 League in 2007. Their first season in Division 2 was a disaster as the then known Bangkok Bravo finished well adrift at the bottom of the league. The following year in Bangkok Division 2 ended with mid-table respectability.
In 2010 the newly named Bangkok FC finished the league season strongly to win Bangkok Thai Division 2 League. This earned them a place in Division 2 Champions League. The Bulls started poorly but regained some form to creep into 4th place in the play-off. That wasn’t enough to earn promotion but it did earn them another play-off opportunity due to the expansion of the 1st division. Their luck was in when they were drawn to play a two legged tie against the hapless Narathiwat. The Bulls duly dispatched Narathiwat 11–2 on aggregate.
The Bulligans managed a creditable 11th-placed finish in their first season back in Division 1, while they finished one place higher in 2012. With big money invested on players and coaching staff, the 10th-placed finish was seen as an underachievement by many.
In 2010, Natthaphol Teepsuwan brought in Ajarn Thongsuk Sampahungsith, a former Thailand National Team manager, to manage and develop the club. Ajarn Thongsuk needed only one year to take Bangkok F.C. from Division 2 to Division 1. In 2012, Ajarn Thongsuk resigned as the manager. Bangkok F.C.’s nickname is “The Iron Bulls”, due to their logo that has a bull on it. The fans of this club called themselves “The Bull team” from 2010–2012. The next manager was Kiatisuk Senamuang or “Zico”, a former player of the Thailand National Team. He managed the team from 2012 to 2013. Bangkok F.C. ended the 2013 season in 4th place of the Division 1 table, so the team was not promoted to the Thai Premier League. In 2014 Head Coach was Pairoj Borwonwatanadilok former assistance coach of Thailand National Team.
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