The History of Samut Prakan City Football Club
Samut Prakan City Football Club had first been founded under the name Sukhapiban Bangpra Municipality FC in 1987 to compete for the first time in Class D for the Royal Football Cup to later be promoted to Class C and eventually Class B. In the year 1999, the name of the team was changed to Bangpra Municipality Football Club in accordance with the local administrative policy to raise the status of the locality.
In 2001, Bangpra Municipality Football Club was successful in their bid for the Royal Cup in Class B thus earning a place in the Thai Division 1 League. Subsequently, beverage maker Coke became the main sponsor which led the club to changing its name to Coke-Bangpra Municipality FC to compete in Division 1 with notable success by the end of the 2007 season when the club finished as first runners-up and third-place in the finals which therefore promoted them to the Thai Premier League. In 2008, Coke-Bangpra Municipality Football Club had reached new bounds finishing its first TPL season in 11th-place from 30 matches consisting of 8 victories, 11 draws, and 11 losses - with 24 Goals For & 27 Goals Against - totaling 35 points.
In 2009, the club was renamed Pattaya United FC and registered as a corporate entity in compliance with Asian Football Confederation regulations while the home stadium was relocated from the Coke-Bangpra Municipality Stadium to the Nong Prue Stadium where the next five seasons in 2009-13 would continue to be spent in the uppermost echelon of Thai football.
In 2011, with "Coach Nui" Chalermwoot Sa-ngapol at the helm, the team was taken to a new high finishing in the 4th-place ranking from playing 30 matches consisting of 14 victories, 11 draws, and 9 losses, - with 38 Goals For & 27 Goals Against - totaling 53 points, which was a monumental peak in club history. The club later faced relegation from the top division in the year 2013, under the command of Songyod Klinsrisook from the 17th-place finish after 32 matches, consisting of 9 victories, 2 draws, 21 losses, - with 39 Goals For & 66 Goals Against - totaling only 29 points and were relegated to Yamaha League-1 (nowadays Thai League 2)
for the next two seasons of 2014-15 when the co-supervision of "Coach Ahn" Surapong Kongthep and South Korean coach Lim Jong-heon successfully led the team to winning the Yamaha League-1 Championship and earning their promotion back into the Thai Premier League in 2016.
In 2016 "Chonburi FC," the rightful owner of "Pattaya United FC" at that time, had put the team up for sale at 60 million baht in which the Kiarti Thanee Group (K-Sports Co., Ltd.) took over to further develop the team along with club policies. In the year 2019, the club was moved from Pattaya City, Chonburi Province to Samut Prakan Province which prompted the name-change to "Samut Prakan City" and relocation to the Samut Prakarn SAT Stadium (later renamed Samut Prakan Stadium) as the team’s home ground to the present day.
Samut Prakan Stadium
Samut Prakan Stadium has served as the Samut Prakan City Football Club home stadium for professional football competitions in Thailand including the Toyota Thai League, Chang FA Cup, and Toyota League Cup since the 2019 season. The stadium is located in Mueang Mai Bang Phli 2, Bang Sao Thong Sub-district, Bang Sao Thong District, Samut Prakan Province.
- Stadium Name
- Samutprakan Stadium
KiartiThanee Football Camp
199-200 Bangna-Trad Rd., 30 km Bangbo Ban Rakat, Bang Bo District, Samut Prakan 10560