Chiangmai Football Club
Chiangmai Football Club (Thai สโมสรฟุตบอลจังหวัดเชียงใหม่) is a Thai professional football club based in Chiang Mai Province, a city located in the very northern part of Thailand. The club currently plays in Thai Leagues 2. Their main home ground at 700th Anniversary Stadium.
Chiangmai Football Club was founded in 1999 and played its trade in Thailands Pro-League until 2007. At that time the club colours were pink and the heraldic animal was an elephant.
In 2009 the club was restructured. They were given a new badge, new management and a new nickname: “Lanna Tigers”. The club finished 9th in the Regional League Division North just to win it a year later. It qualified Chiangmai Football Club to participate in the play-offs which they mastered successfully.
But the first ever adventure in the Thai Division One in 2011 lasted only one season. It took the side two years to bounce back.
However, a second period was on the limbo when club president Udonpan Jantaraviroj announced to withdraw the team and his support form the second tier. After lengthy discussions and fan protests he agreed to move on. In the end of seasons 2016 the club was takeover by Boon Rawd Brewery group from the former club president Udonpan Jantaraviroj but in the end of season Boon Rawd Brewery group withdraw for the support of the team.
After the exit of Boon Rawd Brewery group, Chuchai Lerthpongadisorn become the club president.