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Port Authority of Thailand FC

Singhtarua F.C.
สโมสรฟุตบอลสิงห์ท่าเรือ
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Full name Singhtarua Football Club
(Port Lions)
Nickname(s) Singh jao tha (Port Lions)
(สิงห์เจ้าท่า)
Founded 1967
Ground PAT Stadium
Klong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Thailand Police Lt Gen Kamronwit Toopkrajang
Head Coach Thailand Dusit Chalermsan
League Thai Division 1 League
2013 2nd (promoted)
Home colours
Away colours

Singhtarua Football Club (Thai: สิงห์ท่าเรือ) or formerly Thai Port Football Club (Thai: การท่าเรือไทย เอฟ.ซี) is a Thai football club based at the 12,000 capacity PAT Stadium in Khlong Toei district of central Bangkok. They compete in Division 1 and are one of the most successful clubs in Thai football history, having won the Kor Royal Cup 8 times and the Queen's Cup 6 times. In 2009 Thai Port added the Thailand FA Cup to their list of honours. The 2010 season saw Thai Port triumphant again as they won the newly introduced Thai League Cup. The 5 million Baht prize money was a welcome reward for all at the PAT Stadium.

History

Thai Port Football Club (Thai: การท่าเรือไทย เอฟ.ซี), formerly known as Port Authority of Thailand Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลการท่าเรือแห่งประเทศไทย) was founded in 1967 by Major Prachuap Suntranakul, who was the director of Port Authority Thailand at the time. He took on the role of chairman of Port Authority F.C and was instrumental in helping the club during its initial years.

In 1968 Port were crowned Kor Royal Cup winners, which sparked the most successful era in the clubs history as they went on to win six Kor Royal Cup titles between 1968 and 1979. Port also had plenty of success in the Queen's Cup, winning it 4 times in succession from 1977 to 1980. Following the 1980 Queen's Cup win, Port Authority won four trophies in 13 years.

At the start of the 2009 Thai Premier League season, the club changed its name from Port Authority of Thailand Football Club to Thai Port Football Club Co. Ltd. The name change was introduced to be in line with the new Football Association of Thailand regulations that meant all teams in the top flight must be registered as limited companies. In the same year, Thai Port ended a 16-year wait for a trophy when they were victorious in the 2009 Thai FA Cup Final. Port's opponents on the day at Suphachalasai Stadium were BEC Tero. The match finished 1–1 after extra time, with Thai Port winning the penalty shoot out 5–4. Pipat Thonkanya scored the decisive spot kick after Port keeper Pattarakorn had saved BEC Tero's fifth penalty.[1]

Ownership dispute

The Port Authority of Thailand has been granted the rights to operate the Thai Port Football Club in the Thai Premier League.

The Football Association of Thailand or the FAT and the Thai Premier League ruled on the legal dispute between the Thai Port Authority of Thailand and the Thai Port FC Company, over the operating rights of the Thai Premier League's Thai Port Football Club.

According to the ruling, the Port Authority of Thailand, the club's original owner, has been granted operating rights of the team for the 2011–12 Thai Premier League season.

The FAT claimed its decision is based on the fact that the club's ownership was never officially signed over to the Thai Port FC Company.

Meanwhile, President of Thai Port FC Company, Pichet Munkong, threatened to file a civil lawsuit in the court of law, citing Thai Premier League regulations which says that a state-enterprise such as the Port Authority of Thailand, is prohibited from operating a football club.

Pichet is planning to sue the FAT, the Thai Premier League, and the Asian Football Confederation.

However, Thai Port FC will only be permitted to compete in the upcoming season of the country's top flight league, set to begin on February 12, once its operator is registered as a for-profit corporation.

It remains unclear how the Port Authority of Thailand is planning to proceed with this matter.[2]

Relegation from TPL

The ongoing boardroom disputes finally took their toll as Thai Port dropped to Division 1 for the first time in 2012. Investment in the team wasn't forthcoming as several departing players were replaced with lower quality ones. Thai Port failed to find the back of the net in almost half of their league games and were relegated on the penultimate round of fixtures when they lost 2–1 at home to Muang Thong United.

Floodlight saga

The promise by the owners to upgrade the floodlights to TPL standard has been dragging on now since 2010. The club were forced to play home games at the Supachalasai and Sarakul Stadiumin during the 2010 AFC Cup as their floodlights didn't match the AFC criteria while kickoffs for TPL games regularly start at 4pm at the PAT Stadium. The club were forced to bring in a temporary set of floodlights so that their last two TPL games in 2012 could kick off at 6pm to coincide with the other matches.

Stadium

Thai Port F.C moved into the PAT Stadium in Khlong Toei, Bangkok in 2009 which proved to be a very popular move with local supporters. Attendances rose sharply over the year and the club took the decision to build two new stands to increase the capacity from 6,000 to 12,000.[1] Match tickets cost 80 baht or 100 baht and are bought from a small ticket office next to the stadium.

Supporters

Supporters of Thai Port are often referred to as the Khlong Toei Army. The name Khlong Toei Army refers to Khet Khlong Toei, the place where based the club and "Nakrob Sad Nam-ngurn" refers to Orange-red Blue Warrior The Thai Port's Shirt

The supporters of Thai Port and Chonburi have forged a very close friendship. Many supporters of Thai Port went to the FA Cup final in 2010 wearing Thai Port colors to cheer for Chonburi against Muangthong United. Likewise plenty of kitted-out Chonburi fans came to support Thai Port in their 2010 League Cup Final against Buriram PEA F.C..

Souvenir Shop

The club has a very well stocked souvenir shop which is located in the Stadium grounds. The shop stocks replica shirts, scarves and other merchandise.

Crests

Kits

The 2013 season kits are made by Grand Sport and sponsored by Singha Drinking Water and Port Authority of Thailand.

Season By Season Record

Season League FA Cup League Cup Queen's
Cup
Kor Royal
Cup
ACL AFC Cup ASEAN
Club
Top goalscorer league
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1996–97 TPL 34 9 14 11 44 39 41 11th
1997 TPL 22 9 5 8 36 35 32 4th
1998 TPL 22 10 7 5 50 27 37 4th Ronnachai Sayomchai 23
1999 TPL 22 12 3 7 31 16 39 2nd
2000 TPL 22 8 6 8 18 21 30 5th
2001-02 TPL 22 6 10 6 26 23 28 6th Pitipong Kuldilok 12
2002-03 TPL 18 10 3 5 25 19 33 3rd Sarayoot Chaikamdee 10
2003-04 TPL 18 9 1 8 29 28 28 5th
2004-05 TPL 18 7 5 6 26 27 26 4th Sarayoot Chaikamdee 10
2006 TPL 22 7 7 8 21 28 28 7th GR Nirut Kamsawad 6
2007 TPL 30 9 9 12 36 43 36 12th Pitipong Kuldilok 7
2008 TPL 30 7 9 14 30 47 30 13th Teerawut Sanphan 6
2009 TPL 30 12 8 10 33 30 44 6th W Not Enter Pipat Thonkanya 10
2010 TPL 30 13 9 8 41 29 48 4th R3 W GR RU QF Sarayoot Chaikamdee 13
2011 TPL 34 12 9 13 33 38 45 7th R3 RU Ekkachai Sumrei 4
2012 TPL 34 8 9 17 32 48 33 16th R4 R3 Olof Hvidén-Watson 10
2013 DIV1 34 20 5 9 61 40 65 2nd QF R1 Leandro Luz 24
2014 TPL
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated In Progress

Players

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Thailand GK Watchara Buathong (on loan from Osotspa Saraburi)
2 Thailand DF Pavarit Sansook
3 Thailand DF Termchai Promwichai
4 Thailand DF Todsapol Lated (on loan from Muangthong United)
5 Thailand DF Kay Langkawong (vice-captain)
7 Ivory Coast MF Diarra Ali (on loan from Muangthong United)
8 Thailand MF Samart Pechnoo
9 Liechtenstein FW Mathias Christen
10 Brazil MF Leandro Luz
11 Thailand FW Todsaphol Yodchan
13 Thailand MF Wannaphon Buspakom
14 Nigeria DF Martin Amara Jerry
15 Thailand DF Seeket Madputeh (on loan from Army United)
16 Thailand MF Kittipong Moonpong
17 Thailand FW Teerawut Sanphan
No. Position Player
18 Serbia MF Ivan Petrović
19 Thailand MF Narongrit Samonparn
20 North Korea FW Ri Myong-Jun (on loan from Muangthong United)
21 Thailand GK Natthaphol Krobyoo
22 Thailand DF Todsaporn Chuchin
23 Thailand DF Torsak Inpin
25 Thailand MF Olan Limsampansanti
27 Thailand MF
29 Philippines MF Patrick Reichelt
30 Thailand MF Sarawuth Khongchareon
31 Thailand GK Suphawat Srinothai
32 Thailand MF Kittipong Rongruck
33 Thailand DF Chalermkiat Boonet (on loan from Bangkok Glass)
34 Thailand MF Krirkrit Thaweekarn (on loan from Chonburi)
35 Thailand DF Sujarit Jantakul (on loan from Sriracha)

Note: International players shown in bold.

Former players

For details on former players, see Category:Thai Port F.C. players.

Retired number(s)

12Club Supporters (the 12th Man)

Honours

Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Thai Premier League 0 1 1999
Thai Division 1 League 0 1 2013
Thai FA Cup 1 0 2009
Thai League Cup 1 1 2010 2011
Kor Royal Cup 8 1 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1990 2010

Performance in AFC competitions

1987: Qualifying Stage
1992: Group Stage
2010: Quarter-finals
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1986-87 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Stage Malaysia Selangor 1-0,1-0
1991-92 Asian Club Championship Group stage Qatar Al Rayyan 3-1
Group stage Maldives Mohammedan SC 1-4
Group stage United Arab Emirates Al Shabab 3-1
2010 AFC Cup Group stage Vietnam SHB Da Nang 2-3 0-0
Group stage Maldives NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po 2-0 0-1
Group stage Singapore Geylang United 2-2 0-1
Round of 16 Indonesia Sriwijaya 1-4
Quarter-finals Kuwait Al-Qadsia 0-0 3-0

Technical staff

As of April 2013:

Name Nat Role
Trilup Toopkrajang Team Manager
Pathapon Chantapet General Manager
Dusit Chalermsan First Team Head Coach
Kritsada Piandit Assistant Head Coach
Kay Langkawong Player/Coach
Paramat Promkaew Goalkeeping Coach
Paitoon Wongsanukar Fitness Coach
Narakon Chansongkhram Physiotherapist
Siriwan Srithong Physiotherapist

Coaches

Coaches by year (1996–present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Daoyod Dara Thailand 1996-2001
Niwat Srisawat Thailand 2002-2007
Somchad Yimsiri Thailand 2008
Paiboon Rerdwimolrath Thailand 2009
Sasom Pobprasert Thailand March 2009–July 2011 2009 Thai FA Cup  · 2010 Thai League Cup
Thongchai Sukkokee Thailand July 2011–February 2012
Piyakul Kaewnamkang Thailand February 2012–March 2012
Adul Leukijna Thailand Caretaker role April 2012
Worakorn Wichanarong Thailand April 2012–October 2012
Dusit Chalermsan Thailand December 2012–present

References

External links

  • http://www.singhtaruafc.com/ Official Website (Thai)
  • http://www.singhtaruafc.blogspot.com/ Unofficial Website (English)
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