Udon Thani Football Club
Udon Thani Football Club (Thai สโมสรฟุตบอลจังหวัดอุดรธานี), is a Thai professional football club based in Udon Thani Province. The club was founded in 1999 and currently play in Thai Leagues 2.
Founded in 1999 by first chairman Mr.Sathaporn Kotabut and joined Thailand Provincial League or Pro League in 1999 – 2004. The best season was 4th place in the first season. The club did not participate in the League from 2005 – 2008. In 2009 the club made a comeback and joined AIS Regional League Division 2 North Eastern region, with the new chairman Mr.Pongsart Kitjanukorn, and they finished the season in 3rd place. The club was then registered as a corporation to make the club professional. Udon Thani FC was playing in Division 2 North Eastern region. In 2011 the club was playing in Division 2 North Eastern region.
In November 2012 Mr. Samretwot Yothawijit come to take over the club and the main policy was “Udon Thani FC belongs to all Udon Thani’s people” and main target was to take the club to Division 1. Udon Thani FC was playing in Division 2 North Eastern region, where they finished 3rd. Udon Thani FC finished 2nd in Division 2 North Eastern region and qualified for the promotion play-off. There they was drawn into group B, where they ended in 5th place. In 2014 they is playing in Division 2 North Eastern region. The coach Phithaya Santawong got replaced in the mid-season break with Wutthiwat Dangsamerkiat returning. He was also the coach back in 2011. Udon Thani FC is playing in Division 2 North Eastern region. Udon Thani FC is playing in Division 2 North Eastern region. In 2017 the club was pass to play in professional league first time in Thai Leagues 2 that they try to promoted to this league for a long time by finished third place in Thai Leagues 3.
The club played their homegames at Institute of Physical Education Udon Thani Stadium from 2009 to 2015. The stadium has two stands, one on each side of the pitch. The main stand is partly covered by a roof, and it has some plastic seats and a VIP-area. The stadium`s capacity is approx 3500. In 2016 they moved to Udon Thani Rajabhat University Stadium.