Navy Football Club
Navy Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลราชนาวี) is a Thailand professional football club based in the city of Chonburi in Chonburi Province. Currently, they play in the Thai Leagues 1 which is also known as the Toyota Thai Premier League. The team forms the football section of the Royal Thai Navy. The club had previously played under the names of the Royal Thai Navy and Rajnavy Rayong.
History of Navy FC
Navy F.C. was formed in 1937 as the Royal Thai Navy Football Club and currently plays under the name of Navy Football Club. Since the founding of the Thai Premier League in 1996 the club played under the name of the Royal Thai Navy up until 2009, when all teams in Thailand had to become private limited companies.
In 2009, when Thai football was becoming increasingly popular with all professional football teams told to properly register and become a company limited, the situation was almost to the point where anyone could register a football club for ownership, the football club moved from Rayong to Sattahip, Chonburi.
At the start of the 2011 league campaign, their opening game of the season against Sisaket FC, was awarded 2–0 to Sisaket after an original 1–1 draw due to Navy FC playing an ineligible player.
Queens Cup success
In 2006 the club won the opening season Queen’s Cup tournament as they defeated Krung Thai Bank in the final after getting past Bangkok Bank during the semi-final stage.
The Navy Stadium (Thai: สนามกีฬาราชนาวี สัตหีบ) is a multi-use stadium in Sattahip, Chonburi Province, Thailand. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Navy F.C. The stadium holds 6,000 spectators.