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|Full name||Police United Football Club |
|Nickname(s)||The Cop |
The Silver Shields
|Founded||1960; as Royal Thai Police Football Club|
|Dissolved||2017 (merged with BEC Tero Sasana)|
|Ground||Boonyachinda Stadium |
|Owner||Royal Thai Police|
Police United Football club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลเพื่อนตำรวจ) is a Thai defunct football club that was managed by the Royal Thai Police from 1960 to 2008. In 2017, the club merged with BEC Tero Sasana and changed the name to Police Tero Football Club at the beginning of season 2018.
The club was founded as Police Sports Club in 1960. In 1965 the Association celebrated its first and only championship. After a period of inactivity, the club had recorded three relegations and 2 promotions in the last 10 years. They were promoted to the Thailand Premier League in 2006, followed in 2007 by a relegation. The following year, the club missed promotion by a margin of just 4 points of the season and finished in fourth place. Before the 2009 season, the club was renamed 'Royal Thai Police F.C.. This was due to the new requirements by the Thailand Premier League and the AFC, which provides that clubs act as companies and must also be registered as such.
The 2009 Thai Division 1 League was dominated from the outset by Police United. With 65 points from 30 games, the club gained their third promotion, to the Thai Premier League. The team scored a total of 76 goals. Manit Noywech, top striker of the club, reached 24 goals. After the end of the season the team had an awards reception. Chaiyong Khumpiam was named coach of the year, Sompong Yod-Ard as goalkeeper of the year and Manit Noywech striker of the year.
For the 2010 season, the policy could undertake two high-quality players. In midfield were reinforced with the experienced Narongchai Vachiraban and attack with Nantawat Tansopa. The latter was top scorer in the 2008 AFC Champions League. With Goran Zoric another striker was added. Zoric is the first Australian in the Thai Premier League.
The official name of the club is Insee Police United. For the 2010 season, the stadium was changed again. The new home of the club is now the Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani Province north of Bangkok.
In 2014, the club signed Anton Ferdinand brother of English Premier Leagues Manchester United Defender Rio Ferdinand. He did not make an appearance for the club.
- Winner: 1999, 2005, 2009, 2015
- Kor Royal Cup: (Thai: ถ้วย ก.)
- Winner: 1965
- Khǒr Royal Cup: (Thai: ถ้วย ข.)
- Winner: 1953–54
- League Cup: (Thai: โตโยต้าคัพ)
- Winner: 1989, 1991, 1993
Stadium and locations by season records
|Bang Kapi, Bangkok||Klong Chan Sports Center||?||2009|
Season by season record
|Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Queen's
|2010||TPL||30||9||6||15||40||45||33||11th||R3||R2||QF||–||–||–||–||Chakrit Buathong||8+(3) |
(3 goals to Bec Tero)
|2012||TPL||34||10||12||12||37||38||42||11th||R4||R1||–||–||–||–||–||Leandro Dos Santos||9|
Asian Club Championship
|Royal Thai Police||3||0||0||3||1||11||−10||0|
|Season||Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|1970||Royal Thai Police||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|1970||Royal Thai Police||PSMS Medan|
|1970||Royal Thai Police||West Bengal|
Coaches by Years (2006–present)
|Chaiyong Khumpiam||2006–2007||Champion 2006 Thai Division 1 League|
|Chaiyong Khumpiam||2009–2010||Champion 2009 Thai Division 1 League|
|Mika Lönnström||April 2014 – June 2014|
|Thawatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul||June 2014 – August 2014|
|Attaphol Buspakom||August 2014 – April 2015|
|Totchtawan Sripan||May 2015 – January 2016|
- thaileaguefootball.com: Thai League Awards 2009
- policefc.com: Professional Sport Promotion
- เป็นทางการ! 'โปลิศ เทโร' เปิดตัวแล้ว ตั้งเป้า 'ท็อป 10' ไทยลีก
- King, Ian; Schöggl, Hans & Stokkermans, Karel (20 March 2014). "Thailand – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 October 2014. Select link to season required from chronological list.