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Hathairattanakool in 2014
|Full name||Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool|
|Date of birth||23 March 1982|
|Place of birth||Sakon Nakhon, Thailand|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1999–2002||Assumption Sriracha School|
|2002–2004||Thailand Tobacco Monopoly||61||(1)|
|2009||→ Persib Bandung (loan)||11||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:57, 5 September 2017 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2018
Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool (Thai: สินทวีชัย หทัยรัตนกุล; RTGS: Sinthawichai Hathairattanakun, born March 23, 1982 as Kosin Hathairattanakool (Thai: โกสินทร์ หทัยรัตนกุล)), simply known as Tee (Thai: ตี๋) is a Thai professional footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper for Thai League 1 club Chonburi and the Thailand national team.
Born in Sakon Nakhon Province, Sinthaweechai spent his youth career with Assumption Sriracha School between 1999 and 2002. The young goalkeeper signed his first professional contract with a Thai Premier League club TTM Phichit F.C. (now TTM Chiangmai F.C.) in 2002, he spent 2 seasons with the club and won a league title in 2004-2005 season.
In 2007, Sinthaweechai returned to Thailand, joined his local club Chonburi and won the league title with The Sharks. Sinthaweechai also won Kor Royal Cup with the club in the next season, but failed to protect their league title from PEA. He was also participated in AFC Champions League with Chonburi in 2008 but the club were knocked out in the group stage.
The Thai goalkeeper rejoined Persib Bandung on a season loan in 2009.
After the loan spell with the Indonesian, Sinthaweechai returned to Chonburi and has been playing for the club regularly.
In December 2015 it was announced that Sinthaweechai would be joining Suphanburi for the 2016 season. The deal, which costs 15 million Thai bahts broke the record as the most expensive domestic transfer in Thai football history.
Sinthaweechai has been serving the country in almost every level; U19, U23 and senior squad respectively. He was first called up for the U19 team between 2000-2001 but did not make much of recognition.
It was between 2002-2005 that the goalkeeper started to become public interest. He was called up for Thailand U23 in 2002 and since the U23 team participate many more competitions than the lower level, practically part of senior squad, he was given more chances and eventually earned no.1 status in the team.
He made totally 22 appearances for the U23 team between 2002-2005.
Sinthaweechai was promoted to the senior squad in 2004. However, he lost his no.1 status in numerous occasions as well, as he underperformed in matches.
Anyway, under the management of Winfried Schafer, which was appointed as Thailand's head coach in July, 2011, Sinthaweechai firmly regained his first team regular in Thailand national team so far, especially in 2014 Asian World Cup Qualifying section which he earned many positive comments from the media and fans regarded to his performances against Australia.
Sinthaweechai was also a member of the victorious T&T Cup 2008 winning squad.
Sinthaweechai played a friendly match against China, and he was captain in that match.
In 2013, he was called up to the national team by Surachai Jaturapattarapong to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, he was chosen by the coach as captain. In October, 2013 Sinthaweechai started out as a captain for Thailand against Bahrain, in a friendly match. In October 15, 2013 he captained Thailand against Iran national football team in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.
On 5 September 2017, Sinthaweechai announced his early retirement from international football after the match with Australia in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round. On 14 October 2018, Football Association of Thailand organised Sinthaweechai Testimonial Match with Trinidad and Tobago national football team at Suphan Buri Provincial Stadium and end with score 1-0 Thailand win Trinidad and Tobago, end his national career with 14 years 79 match.
- Thailand U-23
- Thai Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year (1): 2008
- Thai Premier League Player of the Month (1): July 2014
- Thai Premier League Player of the Year (1): 2011
- Insawang, Arwatchanon (25 December 2015). "Suphanburi set to break the Thai transfer record to sign Sinthaweechai". Football Channel Asia. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "BREAKING : ปิดตำนาน 14 ปี! สินทวีชัยอำลาช้างศึก".
- Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool on Instagram
- Profile at Goal
- Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool at Soccerway
| Thailand national football team captain