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The Football Association of Thailand under Patronage of His Majesty the King ( th, สมาคมกีฬาฟุตบอลแห่งประเทศไทย ในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์) is the governing body of
association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played with a sphere, spherical Ball (association football), ball between two teams of 11 football player, players. It is played by approximately 250  ...
,
futsal
futsal
and
beach soccer Beach soccer, also known as beach football, sand football or beasal, is a variant of association football played on a beach or some form of sand. The game emphasises skill, agility and accuracy in shooting at the goal. Whilst football has been play ...

beach soccer
in
Thailand
Thailand
. It was founded on 25 April 1916. The association joined FIFA on 23 June 1925 and AFC in 1954.


History

In 1916, King Vajiravudh founded "The Football Association of Thailand under Patronage of His Majesty the King" after that the association joined the FIFA in 1925 and AFC in 1954. Thailand national football team joined
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first time in
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Australia
in 1956. The first football stadium, Supachalasai Stadium, was built in 1935.
King's Cup The King's Cup is an international football Football is a family of team sport A team is a [group (disambiguation), group of individuals (human or non-human) working together to achieve their goal. As defined by Professor Leigh Thompson ...
, the first football cup was introduced in 1968. And then two years later, Queen's Cup, a national cup competition, started in 1970.https://thestandard.co/somyos-football-association-of-thailand/


Thai football competitions


Leagues and tournaments

League competitions in Thailand include : *
Thai League 1 The Thai League 1 ( th, ไทยลีก 1), often referred to as T1, is the top level of the Thai football league system. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation In sports leagues, promotion and relegati ...
*
Thai League 2 Thai League 2 ( th, ไทยลีก 2), commonly known as the T2, formally called Thai Division 1 League, is the second-tier professional league in the Thai football league system. The top 3 are promoted to Thai League 1 The Thai Leagu ...
*
Thai League 3 Thai League 3 or Thailand Regional Championship commonly known as the T3, is the Third level of Thai football. It was started in 2017 First season. In 2017, the League is divided in 2 regions and participated by 32 clubs 1st-4th clubs from 8 re ...
* Thailand Amateur League ''(See also:
Thai football league systemCup eligibility Being members of a league at a particular level also affects the eligibility for Cup competitions. *Thai FA Cup The Thai FA Cup ( th, ไทยเอฟเอคัพ), known officially as The Football Association of Thailand Cup, ...
for the additional detail about league system.)''


Cup competitions

*
Thai FA Cup The Thai FA Cup ( th, ไทยเอฟเอคัพ), known officially as The Football Association of Thailand Cup, is a association football, football cup competition in Thailand. Thai FA Cup is an annual Single-elimination tournament, knock ...
- an annual match of football clubs in Thailand. *
Thai League Cup The League Cup ( th, ไทยลีกคัพ) is a association football, football cup competition in Thailand. It is also known as Toyota League Cup for sponsorship reasons. It was re-formed during the 2010 domestic football league season in T ...
- an annual match of football clubs in Thailand. *
Thailand Champions Cup The Thailand Champions Cup (continuing Kor Royal Cup, a different competition from the Thai Super Cup) is a single-game competition between the winners of previous Thai League 1 and Thai FA Cup, organised by the Football Association of Thailand. T ...
- an annual match between the champions
Thai League 1 The Thai League 1 ( th, ไทยลีก 1), often referred to as T1, is the top level of the Thai football league system. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation In sports leagues, promotion and relegati ...
and the champions
Thai FA Cup The Thai FA Cup ( th, ไทยเอฟเอคัพ), known officially as The Football Association of Thailand Cup, is a association football, football cup competition in Thailand. Thai FA Cup is an annual Single-elimination tournament, knock ...
or runners-up of the
Thai League 1 The Thai League 1 ( th, ไทยลีก 1), often referred to as T1, is the top level of the Thai football league system. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation In sports leagues, promotion and relegati ...
. *
King's Cup The King's Cup is an international football Football is a family of team sport A team is a [group (disambiguation), group of individuals (human or non-human) working together to achieve their goal. As defined by Professor Leigh Thompson ...
- an annual international football competition for national teams. * Queen's Cup - an annual national football cup competition.


List of FAT Presidents

The following is a list of president (corporate title), presidents of Football Association of Thailand (FAT).


Association staff


See also

*
Football in Thailand Football in Thailand is organized by Football Association of Thailand (FAT). Association football, Football is the most popular sport in Thailand. Although the professional football leagues are new to Thai people, football was introduced to Thailan ...
* Football records in Thailand * Thailand national football team * Thailand women's national football team *
Thailand national futsal team The Thailand national futsal team represents Thailand in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Thailand. History The Thailand national futsal team is regarded as one of the finest teams in the Asian F ...
* Thailand women's national futsal team * Thailand national beach soccer team *
Thai League 1 The Thai League 1 ( th, ไทยลีก 1), often referred to as T1, is the top level of the Thai football league system. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation In sports leagues, promotion and relegati ...


References


External links


Official Football Association of Thailand website

Football Association of Thailand
at AFC site

at FIFA site {{AFC associations Football in Thailand 1916 establishments in Siam Asian Football Confederation member associations, Thailand Sports governing bodies in Thailand Sports organizations established in 1916 Organizations based in Thailand under royal patronage