Bangkok Glass Football Club
Bangkok Glass Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลบางกอกกล๊าส) is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani Province and is managed by BG FC Sport Co., Ltd. which is a subsidiary of Bangkok Glass Group of Companies. Bangkok Glass FC currently plays in the Thai Leagues 1 after BG FC Sport Co.,Ltd. purchased the playing license of the Thai Premier League side from Krung Thai Bank F.C. in January 2009. The club was renamed to Bangkok Glass Football Club and moved to Leo Stadium in Pathum Thani.
History of Bangkok Glass FC
Bangkok Glass FC was founded in 2006 and played in the Khor Royal Cup, the fourth level of the Thai football league.
During their first Premier League season, the club was managed by Hans Emser, a German coach. Under his service, the club was unbeaten for twelve league games in a row. With no doubt he was the most successful coach for Bangkok Glass FC, but Emser declared after the season that he preferred to work with the youth team rather than the senior team.
Bangkok Glass FC from 2010 to present
The club appointed Surachai Jaturapattarapong, a former Thailand national team player who previously worked as a coach in Singapore’s S. League. After a poor start in the 2010 season, Surachai stepped down as the head coach and was replaced by Carlos Roberto, a Brazilian.
Carlos Roberto tenure was short-lived as he was sacked in October 2010 after two heavy defeats to PEA Buriram and Osotspa Saraburi and Bangkok Glass finished a disappointing 5th in the in the 2010 season. The next coach was Supasin Leelarit and Surachai Jaturapattarapong was re-appointed as head coach at the end of the 2011 season. He was forced to step once again in October 2012 and was replaced by Phil Stubbins. Bangkok Glass finished the season a disappointing 8th in the PLT 2012 and Phil Stubbins stepped down in March 2013.
Leo Stadium in Pathum Thani was open in 2010 after being renovated on land adjacent to Bangkok Glass Company Limited and they have used the stadium for their home games that can handle up to 16,000 spectators.
Current staffs at Bangkok Glass FC
The current caretaker coach is once again Surachai Jaturapattarapong who is supported by Amnaj Kaewkiew and Josep Ferre, the assistance coaches and Neil Young who is currently the goalkeeper coach of Bangkok Glass FC. The chairman of the board is Pavin Bhirombhakdi who serves as an Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Bangkok Glass Industry Co., Ltd.
Bangkok Glass Football Club Photo Library (uploaded by our Members)