|Full name||Songkhla Football Club |
|Nickname(s)||Samila Mermaid |
|Head Coach||Aktaporn Chalitaporn|
|League||Thai League 3|
Songkhla Football Club (Thai สโมสรฟุตบอลสงขลา) was a Thailand semi professional football club based in Songkhla Province, a province located in Southern Thailand. The club is currently playing in the Thai League 3 Southern region.
1999–2011: Early history
Songkhla F.C. (original) was established in 1999, and it then first played in the Thailand Provincial League, a former league, parallel to the Thai Premier League. In the founding year of the league, 1999, reached the eighth place in the league table.
|1999–2007||Provincial League||(Tier 3)|
|2008||Division 2||(Tier 3)|
|2009–2012||Division 1||(Tier 2)|
In the years after it was found mostly back in the bottom of the table regions. In 2007, the club was runner-up of the Pro League and played the following year in the Thailand Division 2 League. Surprisingly, it was the end of the season, again winning a second place and went on to the newly formed Thai Division 1 League.
In 2009 Thai Division 1 League, they finished a creditable 7th. They fared even better in 2010 Thai Division 1 League and just missed out on automatic promotion by 2 points. Their 4th-placed finished earned them a place in the TPL play-offs. Unfortunately the Bulls couldn't maintain their end off season form and finished bottom of their play-off group.
In this 2011 Thai Division 1 League, the team have an average attendance of around 18.000, with a peak of 23.000 people at Tinsulanon Stadium during last matches. Highest attendance Songkhla 1–1 Buriram (36,715) (7 August 2011) . Their star and top striker with 17 scores is the Brazilian Chayene Santos.
Merging: Songkhla United and Songkhla
2018–present: A Breath of Hope
|2018-2019||Amateur League||(Tier 4)|
|2020–||Thai League 3||(Tier 3)|
Songkhla football club was come back  and played in 2018 Thailand Amateur League Southern Region.
The Samila Mermaid won promotion from the Fifth tier of the Thai football league system Thailand Amateur League Southern region in 2019 – beating Jantrangcee Saba Yoi City in the lower southern subregion final and beating Patong City in the southern region final. They qualified for the 2019 Thailand Amateur League championship stage as southern winner.
Tinsulanon Stadium (Thai: สนามติณสูลานนท์, RTGS: Sanam Tinnasulanon) is a multi-purpose stadium in Songkhla, Thailand. Named after the Songkhla-born former Thai prime minister Prem Tinsulanonda, it is used mostly for football matches.
The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 but just 10,000 of those spaces are covered in a small single-tiered stand along one touchline. The rest of the stadium is a continuous curving tier. The stadium hosted one of the semi-finals in the 1998 Asian Games men's football tournament.
Songkhla F.C. original
- Runners-up (1): 2007
- Runners-up (1): 2008
Songkhla F.C. new era
- Champions (1): 2020–21
- Champions (1): 2019
Stadium and locations
|Hat Yai, Songkhla||Chira Nakhon Stadium||25,000||2008–2010|
|Na Thawi, Songkhla||Na Thawi District Stadium||3,000||2010|
|Songkhla||Prince of Songkla University Stadium||4,000||2018–present|
Season By Season Record
|Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Top scorer|
|2020-21||T3 South||16||12||1||3||29||16||37||1st||R3||Abdussalam Saman||10|
- As of 15 December 2020
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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- "สงขลาเอฟซี ภาคใหม่ที่ไม่ใช่วัวชนแดนใต้คงไม่ล้อเล่นกับความรู้สึกแฟนบอล".
- สงขลาเอฟซี ประกาศผลโหวตการประกวดโลโก้สโมสร ผู้ชนะผลงานไม���ธรรมดา. Gimyong new website (in Thai).
- Songkhla. Retrieved on 2 December 2020.
- "สงขลา เอฟซี คัมแบ็ก โค้ชเหน่งคุมทัพลุย TA". supersubthailand.com. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
- "เฮทั้งจังหวัด! สงขลา เอฟซี คัมแบ็กลุย T5 + คลิปเปิดตัวโค้ช". supersubthailand.com. Retrieved 2018-07-03.