THAILAND



Thailand rose from the ashes of a disastrous campaign in 2010 to come within a goal of winning the AFF Suzuki Cup two years ago.

Under Winfried Schafer, the German who famously led Cameroon to victory in the 2002 African Cup of Nations, they played with a purpose that was sadly missing in 2010 and topped their group with wins over the Philippines (2-1), Myanmar (4-0) and Vietnam (3-1).

A 1-1 away draw followed by a 2-0 victory saw off defending champions Malaysia in the semi-finals and Thailand entered the final against Singapore as slight favourites.

Thailand appeared strangely lacklustre in the first leg which they lost 3-1 and veteran midfielder Datsakorn Thonglao admitted later that several players on yellow cards, including himself, had played a cautious game for fear of missing the second leg through suspension.

Indeed, Thailand were far more attack-minded in the second leg knowing that a 2-0 victory would seal the title. Kirati Keawsombat did score just before the interval, however Singapore defended well in the second half to deny them a fourth ASEAN crown. Shortly after the loss, Schafer and Thailand parted company.

The talismanic Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang, the most successful footballer of his generation with more than 100 appearances for the national team and scorer of over 65 goals, will lead the three-time winners into the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup, a tournament he won three times as a player.

Kiatisuk officially took over the reins after leading the under-23 side to the SEA Games title last December, breaking a six-year win drought in the process, and he will be wanting to achieve a similar feat with the senior team in the AFF Suzuki Cup which they last won in 2002.

Tournament record: Winners in 1996, 2000 and 2002; Runners up in 2006/7, 2008 and 2012
Nickname: Changsuk (The War Elephants)
National coach: Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang (Thailand)






Thailand
20
S. CHANIN
GOALKEEPER
DOB: 05.07.1992
HEIGHT: 175cm
WEIGHT: 63kg
CLUB: SINGH TARUA FC
Thailand
1
T. KAWIN
GOALKEEPER
DOB: 26.01.1990
HEIGHT: 181cm
WEIGHT: 79kg
CLUB: MUANGTHONG UNITED
Thailand
3
B. Praweenawat
DEFENDER
DOB: 13.02.1990
HEIGHT: 176cm
WEIGHT: 69kg
CLUB: BANGKOK GLASS FC
Thailand
8
D. ATIT
DEFENDER
DOB: 11.11.1992
HEIGHT: 173cm
WEIGHT: 67kg
CLUB: MUANGTHONG UNITED
Thailand
15
K. Chayapat
DEFENDER
DOB: 23.05.83
HEIGHT: -cm
WEIGHT: -kg
CLUB: BEC Tero Sasana
Thailand
2
N. Peerapat
DEFENDER
DOB: 04.02.1993
HEIGHT: 175cm
WEIGHT: 73kg
CLUB: BEC TERO SASANA
Thailand
16
P. ADISON
DEFENDER
DOB: 21.10.1993
HEIGHT: 175cm
WEIGHT: 56kg
CLUB: BEC TERO SASANA
Thailand
5
P. SUTTINUN
DEFENDER
DOB: 29.11.1987
HEIGHT: 181cm
WEIGHT: 69kg
CLUB: CHONBURI FC
Thailand
11
T. MONGKOL
DEFENDER
DOB: 09.05.1987
HEIGHT: 179cm
WEIGHT: 64kg
CLUB: ARMY UNITED
Thailand
13
W. NARUBADIN
DEFENDER
DOB: 12.07.1994
HEIGHT: 177cm
WEIGHT: 58kg
CLUB: BEC TERO SASANA
Thailand
7
C. CHAPPUIS
MIDFIELDER
DOB: 12.01.1992
HEIGHT: 177cm
WEIGHT: 67kg
CLUB: SUPHANBURI FC
Thailand
12
D. PRAKIT
MIDFIELDER
DOB: 07.01.1988
HEIGHT: 167cm
WEIGHT: 67kg
CLUB: TOT
Thailand
17
K. TANABOON
MIDFIELDER
DOB: 21.09.1993
HEIGHT: 180cm
WEIGHT: 66kg
CLUB: BEC TERO SASANA
Thailand
19
L. ADUL
MIDFIELDER
DOB: 19.09.1986
HEIGHT: 165cm
WEIGHT: 68kg
CLUB: CHONBURI FC
Thailand
18
S. CHANATHIP
MIDFIELDER
DOB: 05.10.1993
HEIGHT: 157cm
WEIGHT: 55kg
CLUB: BEC TERO SASANA
Thailand
4
T. KROEKRIT
MIDFIELDER
DOB: 19.11.1990
HEIGHT: 162cm
WEIGHT: 64kg
CLUB: CHONBURI FC
Thailand
6
Y. SARACH
MIDFIELDER
DOB: 30.05.1992
HEIGHT: 166cm
WEIGHT: 56kg
CLUB: MUANGTHONG UNITED
Thailand
9
K. ADISAK
FORWARD
DOB: 01.02.1991
HEIGHT: 180cm
WEIGHT: 71kg
CLUB: BURIRAM UNITED
Thailand
10
K. KIRATI
FORWARD
DOB: 12.01.1987
HEIGHT: -cm
WEIGHT: -kg
CLUB: PTT Rayong
Thailand
14
M. SARAWUT
FORWARD
DOB: 03.06.1990
HEIGHT: 170cm
WEIGHT: 63kg
CLUB: MUANGTHONG UNITED
Thailand
22
S. SOMPONG
FORWARD
DOB: 30.07.1986
HEIGHT: 182cm
WEIGHT: 73kg
CLUB: BANGKOK UNITED
Thailand
21
T. Chainarong
FORWARD
DOB: 31.01.87
HEIGHT: -cm
WEIGHT: -kg
CLUB: Muangthong United
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