Chonburi Football Club
() is a Thai
club based in city of Chonburi
, Chonburi province
and currently playing in the top division in Thai football, the Thai Premier League
. The team lifted the league title in 2007 which became one of the most successful season in their history.
Chonburi were founded in 1997 and their rivalries are Pattaya United
which also based in Chonburi province
. The team is widely known by their nickname The Sharks
which can be seen in the club logo.
The early years
Chonburi is a football club from city of Chonburi
established from the football club of Assumption College Sriracha
. They first participated in the Football Cup. Later, the club was cooperated with Sannibat-Samutprakan (Division 1
team) and named as Chonburi-Sannibat-Samutprakan.
In the year 2002, The club joined the Thailand Provincial League
in the name of Chonburi Code Red
after separated from Sannibart Samutprakarn FC. The club had the nickname as The Sharks
and changed their logo in 2003 season accordingly.
First major successes
In 2005 they won the Provincial League
title by beating Nakhon Ratchasima
at the Central stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima
, and moved to Thai League
in the 2006 season with the Provincial League runners up, Suphanburi
. The shark tribes finished 8th place in the Thai League 2006 season.
In 2006 they were invited to play in the Singapore Cup
and reached the final, defeating local... Read More