Bangkok United Football Club
Bangkok United Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลแบงค็อก ยูไนเต็ด) is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani. Bangkok United was relegated from the 2010 Thai Premier League only 4 years after winning their first league title in 2006.
Bangkok United in 2015
The club was originally formed as Bangkok University FC in 1988 as a team for students at Bangkok University’s Rangsit Campus in Pathum Thani Province.
2006 Champions League campaign
The club appeared in the 2007 AFC Champions League but played their home matches in the group stage away from the club’s home. The first match on 7 March 2007 against Korea’s Chunnam Dragons was played at the Thai-Japanese Stadium in Bangkok and the second, on 25 April against Indonesia’s Arema Malang, was played at the Thai Army Sports Stadium in Bangkok with both matches ending in a draw. The third match was played at the Thai Army Sports Stadium against Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale but the team failed to qualify for the next stage.
Bangkok University FC always used the Bangkok University Stadium for domestic competitions until the end of the 2008 Thailand Premier League season. The stadium was based on the Bangkok University’s Rangsit Campus and had a capacity of 5,000, currently used by the club as a training ground.
2009 – Start of a new era
At the start of the 2009 season, the club renamed from Bangkok University to Bangkok United in a partnership with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to be in line with the Football Association of Thailand’s (FAT) new regulations that all teams in the top flight must be registered as limited company. They also changed their club nickname to ‘Bangkok Angels’, and were officially unveiled on 4 March 2009.
In addition with their name change, the club relocated to a new stadium, the Thai-Japanese Stadium which was based further in the center of Greater Bangkok. The stadium holds a capacity of 10,320 and was also shared by Thai Port FC while they waited for their stadium to be upgraded. On 31 May 2009 after 5 home matches, the club returned to using Bangkok University Stadium as their home ground until the renovations of the Thai-Japanese Stadium was completed before the start of 2009 season.
For the 2010 Thai Premier League season, Bangkok United was backed by Thai media company True Corporation but ended in relegation as they only won two home games during the season. In 2015 Bangkok United moved to the Thammasat Stadium to pass AFC Champions League regulation.
Current staffs at Bangkok United
The current head coach is Alexandre Poelking with the support of Wasapol Kaewpaluk the assistance coach and Ernst Middendorp who is currently the Technical Director. Chanita Chantarasap holds the position as Director and Kajorn Chearavanont is the current chairman of Bangkok United.
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