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Police Tero
โปลิศ เทโร
Full namePolice Tero Football Club
สโมสรฟุตบอลโปลิศ เทโร
Nickname(s)The Silver Shield Dragons
(มังกรโล่เงิน)
Founded1992; 32 years ago (1992) as Sasana Witthaya School Football Team (Original)
1998; 26 years ago (1998)
as BEC-Tero Sasana Football Club
2018; 6 years ago (2018) as Police Tero Football Club (Merged with Police United F.C.)
Ground Boonyachinda Stadium
Lak Si, Bangkok, Thailand
Capacity3,550
PresidentChaitad Chaijinda
Manager Tan Cheng Hoe
League Thai League 1
2023–24 Thai League 1, 15th
Website Club website
Current season

Police Tero Football Club ( Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลโปลิศ เทโร), formerly known as BEC-Tero Sasana, is a Thai professional football club based in Bangkok. The club finished runners-up in the inaugural AFC Champions League competition in 2003. BEC-Tero Sasana Football Club merged with Police United Football Club in the 2017 season and changed its official name to Police Tero Football Club in the 2018 season. [1]

The club has won 2 Thai League 1 titles, 1 Kor Royal Cup and 1 Thai League Cup. They were also the finalist in the 2002–03 AFC Champions League campaign.

History

Establishment of the club

The team was established in 1992. It was previously known as Sasana Witthaya School team and was founded by Worawi Makudi. The first football match the team entered was in Division 3 of the football royal cup in 1993. In 1994, the team played in Division 2 of the football royal cup. In 1995, the team played in Division 1 of the football royal cup and in 1996, the team entered the Thai League for the first time. It was during this year, that Mr. Worawi Makudi and Mr. Brian L. Marcar, managing director of BEC-TERO Entertainment Public Co. Ltd., joined hands and renamed the team as Tero Sasana Football Club. The team was placed in 12th position among 18 teams in the Thai League. [2]

In 1997, Tero Sasana Football Club also played in the Thai League and this time was placed in fifth place. Later in 1998, BEC World Public Company Limited supported the Tero Sasana Football Club and changed the team's name to BEC-Tero Sasana. The team won the third place when they played the Thai League. They were also one of the eight final teams to enter the final round of the Thai FA Cup. [3]

In 1999, the team entered the Thai League and again won third place. In the same year, they were among the final teams in the Thai FA Cup.[ citation needed]

The Thai giant and the final Asian Champions League

2000 was a very eventful year for BEC-Tero Sasana FC. The team won its first championship award by winning the Thai League. It also received the championship award for the King's Cup.[ citation needed]

In 2001, BEC-Tero Sasana FC was able to keep its championship and won the Thai Premier League for the second consecutive year. This greatly increased the fan base.[ citation needed] In that year, the club participated in POMIS Cup in Maldives. [4]

BEC Tero Sasana in 2009

The club's success continued for a few years and culminated with finishing runner-up in the 2002–03 AFC Champions League. The team were put alongside Asian heavyweights Kashima Antlers, Daejeon Citizen, and Shanghai Shenhua in Group A of the 2002–03 AFC Champions League; a group which they would top with 7 points. BEC-Tero Sansana then faced Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor in the semi-final and defeated them 3–2 on aggregate, before losing to Al Ain in the two-legged Final, 2–1. [5] [6]

Golden Generation

In 2012 the club appointed Robert Procureur, former general manager of Muangthong United, to be the new Director of Football and appointed Andrew Ord as the club manager. Them built up a great team by pushing up many young players such as Adisorn Promrak, Peerapat Notchaiya, Tanaboon Kesarat, Chanathip Songkrasin, Narubadin Weerawatnodom, Tristan Do, Chenrop Samphaodi, Jaturong Pimkoon and the fan called "Golden Generation" [8] and the club signed former Japan national team player Daiki Iwamasa that was the important to help the team win the Thai League Cup Trophy in 2014 from Daiki Iwamasa and Georgie Welcome's goals, its first trophy in 12 years. [9]

Decline and financial ruin

After the club was relegated in 2016 ( Saraburi F.C. was out of the Thai league due to money problems so the club was placed in the place of Saraburi), club president Brian L. Marcar sold the team to Inspire Entertainment, the owner of Muangthong United. [10] Robert Procureur quit and star players such as Peerapat Notchaiya, Tanaboon Kesarat, Chanathip Songkrasin and Tristan Do joined various clubs, such as Muangthong United. [11] [12]

Merging: BEC-Tero Sasana and Police United

In 2017 the club were taken over by the Royal Thai Police, who merged them with their own club, Police United. The club name change was not recognized in 2017, so in 2018, the club changed their name to Police Tero Football Club. [13]

Return to the Thai League 1

In October 2019, under head coach Rangsan Viwatchaichok, Police Tero were runners-up in the 2019 Thai League 2 and were promoted to the 2020 Thai League 1.

Failed to takeover

On November 6, 2023, Police Tero Football Club held a press conference to launch a new investment group, a group of three Cambodian royal princes, with an investment of ฿200 million and a 49% stake in the club. [14] [15] [16] But in the end the takeover of the club was unsuccessful because the new owners were unable to declare the origin of the money and were unable to bring the money into the country. [17] [18]

Stadium and locations

Coordinates Location Stadium Year
13°52′06″N 100°50′49″E / 13.8684344°N 100.8470571°E / 13.8684344; 100.8470571 Nong Chok, Bangkok Nong Chok Sport Stadium 2007–2009
13°44′44″N 100°31′39″E / 13.745602°N 100.527595°E / 13.745602; 100.527595 Pathum Wan, Bangkok Thephasadin Stadium 2010–2012
13°48′07″N 100°47′27″E / 13.801944°N 100.790833°E / 13.801944; 100.790833 Min Buri, Bangkok 72nd Anniversary Stadium (Min Buri) 2013–2016
13°52′02″N 100°34′39″E / 13.867163°N 100.577392°E / 13.867163; 100.577392 Lak Si, Bangkok Boonyachinda Stadium 2017–present

Season by season record

Season League [19] FA Cup Queen's
Cup
League
Cup
Kor Royal
Cup
AFC
Champions League
Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1996–97 TPL 34 9 14 11 37 44 41 12th  –  –  –  –
1997 TPL 22 8 7 7 32 26 31 5th  –  –  –  – Worrawoot Srimaka 17
1998 TPL 22 10 8 4 47 23 38 3rd  –  –  –  –
1999 TPL 22 11 6 5 35 23 39 3rd  –  –  –  –
2000 TPL 22 14 7 1 48 14 49 1st [20]  –  –  –  –
2001–02 TPL 22 15 5 2 41 11 50 1st [20]  –  – W  – Worrawoot Srimaka 12
2002–03 TPL 18 10 5 3 31 11 35 2nd [20]  –  –  – RU RU Worrawoot Srimaka 10
2003–04 TPL 18 10 4 4 33 22 34 2nd [20]  –  –  –  – GS
2004–05 TPL 18 6 7 5 19 18 25 6th  –  –  – RU GS Chakrit Buathong 7
2006 TPL 22 9 9 4 32 14 36 3rd  – GS  –  –  – Pipat Thonkanya 12
2007 TPL 30 14 9 7 47 29 51 3rd  –  –  –  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 13
2008 TPL 30 16 7 7 50 31 55 3rd  –  –  –  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 20
2009 TPL 30 15 6 9 53 34 51 4th RU RU  –  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 18
2010 TPL 30 9 8 13 39 42 35 9th R4 QF R2  –  – Anon Sangsanoi 14
2011 TPL 30 13 6 15 39 35 45 8th QF  – QF  –  – Ronnachai Rangsiyo 15
2012 TPL 34 16 9 9 53 43 57 3rd QF  – QF  –  – Cleiton Silva 24
2013 TPL 32 13 9 10 56 49 48 7th R4  – R2  –  – Cleiton Silva 20
2014 TPL 38 18 14 6 66 41 68 3rd R3  – W  –  – Sho Shimoji 17
2015 TPL 34 7 14 13 42 51 35 16th R2  – R3  –  – Adisak Kraisorn 10
2016 TL 30 12 5 13 42 52 41 9th R2  – R3  –  – Sivakorn Tiatrakul 9
2017 T1 34 10 9 15 42 57 39 14th R3  – SF  –  – Michaël N'dri 15
2018 T1 34 10 6 18 53 66 36 15th R3  – R2  –  – Michaël N'dri 16
2019 T2 34 19 8 7 64 31 65 2nd R3  – QF  –  – Greg Houla 11
2020–21 T1 30 10 6 14 32 50 36 11th R2  –  –  –  – Dragan Bošković 5
2021–22 T1 30 8 13 9 33 39 37 11th SF  – R2  –  – Janepob Phokhi
Evandro Paulista
6
2022–23 T1 30 11 10 9 41 43 43 7th SF  – R1  –  – Jeong Woo-geun
Marc Landry Babo
7
2023–24 T1 30 7 7 16 38 67 28 15th R1  – R1  –  – Jeong Woo-geun 10
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated

Continental record

Players

First team squad

As of 7 February 2024

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Thailand  THA Ukrit Wongmeema
2 MF Thailand  THA Ekkachai Sumrei
3 DF Thailand  THA Thawatchai Inprakhon (on loan from Buriram United)
4 DF Thailand  THA Parkin Harape
5 MF Thailand  THA Sitthichok Tassanai
6 MF Brazil  BRA Wellington Priori
7 FW Thailand  THA Nattawut Munsuwan
8 MF Thailand  THA Teerawut Churok
9 FW Republic of the Congo  CGO Juvhel Tsoumou
10 FW Ghana  GHA Kwame Karikari
11 DF Thailand  THA Suksan Bunta (on loan from Chonburi)
13 DF Thailand  THA Abdulhafiz Bueraheng
14 MF Thailand  THA Peerapat Kaminthong
15 DF Thailand  THA Chumpol Bua-ngam
18 MF Thailand  THA Songkhramsamut Namphueng
19 FW Thailand  THA Yodsak Chaowana
20 DF Thailand  THA Anukun Fomtaisong
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK Thailand  THA Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool
24 GK Thailand  THA Sarut Nasri
25 GK Thailand  THA Yotsapon Teangdar (on loan from Buriram United)
27 MF Thailand  THA Denis Darbellay
29 GK Thailand  THA Natthapat Makthuam
30 DF Thailand  THA Maxx Creevey (on loan from Buriram United)
31 MF Thailand  THA Anuwat Noicheunphan
32 MF Philippines  PHI Dennis Villanueva
33 MF State of Palestine  PLE Yashir Islame (on loan from Trat)
35 DF Ghana  GHA Issac Honey ( Captain)
37 DF Thailand  THA Saran Pakdee
42 MF Thailand  THA Sorawit Panthong (on loan from Muangthong United)
44 MF Thailand  THA Rachata Moraksa (on loan from Chonburi)
70 FW South Korea  KOR Choi Ho-ju

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
26 DF Thailand  THA Pichitchai Sienkrahok (at DP Kanchanaburi)
59 DF Thailand  THA Thanakorn Jaiphet (at Mahasarakham SBT)

Former players

For details on former players, see Category:Police Tero F.C. players.

Managerial history

Head coaches by years (1996/97-present)

Name Nat Year Honours
Bruce Campbell England 1996–97
Pongphan Wongsuwan Thailand 1997
Vorawan Chitavanich Thailand 1998–99
Jason Withe England 1999–00 Thailand Premier League 2000
2000 Thai FA Cup
Pichai Pituwong Thailand 2001–02
Attaphol Buspakom Thailand 2002–04 Runner-up AFC Champions League 2002–03
Runner-up ASEAN Club Championship 2003
Runner-up Thailand Premier League 2002–03
Runner-up Thailand Premier League 2003–04
Sasom Pobprasert Thailand 2004–05
Dave Booth England 2006
Regis Laguesse France 2007
Christophe Larrouilh France 2008 – June 2009 Runner-up 2009 Queen's Cup
Totchtawan Sripan Thailand June 2009 – July 2010 TSW Pegasus Cup winner
Runner-up 2009 Thai FA Cup
Jorge Enrique Amaya Chile July 2010 – October 2010
Peter Butler England October 2010 – June 2011
Phayong Khunnaen Thailand June 2011 – December 2011
Andrew Ord Australia January 2012 – August 2012
Stéphane Demol Belgium September 2012 – 31 March 2013
René Desaeyere Belgium 31 March 2013 – 11 July 2013
Choketawee Promrut Thailand 11 July 2013 – 10 August 2013
Jose Alves Borges [21] Brazil August 2013 – November 2014 2014 Thai League Cup
Božidar Bandović Montenegro November 2014 – May 2015 2015 Toyota Premier Cup
Kenny Shiels Northern Ireland May 2015 – August 2015
Rangsan Viwatchaichok (interim) Thailand 10 August 2015 – 27 August 2015
Manuel Cajuda Portugal August 2015 – December 2015
Rangsan Viwatchaichok (interim) Thailand 1 December 2015 – 13 December 2015
Branko Smiljanić Serbia February 2016 – May 2016
Surapong Kongthep (interim) Thailand May 2016 – December 2016
Uthai Boonmoh Thailand Feb 2017 – June 2017
Mike Mulvey England June 2017 – November 2017
Scott Cooper England January 2018 – March 2018
Rangsan Viwatchaichok (interim) Thailand March 2018 – June 2018
Totchtawan Sripan Thailand June 2018 – September 2018
Rangsan Viwatchaichok Thailand September 2018 – November 2023 Runner-up Thai League 2 2019
Worrawoot Srimaka (interim) Thailand November 2023 – February 2024
Tan Cheng Hoe Malaysia February 2024 –

Honours

Domestic competitions

League

Cups

International competitions

Asian

Asean

Friendly

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