Sunday, 31 January 2010

2010 League Setup

2010 League Setup

Premier League

16 clubs, 3 teams will be relegated, but it is unclear at this moment if a promotion / relegation pool will be played at the end of the season as the TPL aim to expand from 16 clubs to 18 clubs, with a view of hiting the 33 games ACL Criteria.

Clubs - Bangkok Glass, Bangkok United, BEC Tero Sasana, Chonburi, Muangthong Utd, Osotspa Saraburi, Pattaya United, Buriram PEA, Rajnavy Rayong, Royal Thai Army, Police United, Samut Songkhram, Sisaket, Thai Port, TOT-CAT, TTM Phichit

TOT renamed TOT-CAT (sponsor reasons)
TTM Samut Sakon renamed TTM Phichit (moved province)
PEA renamed Buriram PEA (new owners, moved location)

Division One

Clubs - Air Force United, Chang Chiangmai RBAC, Chanthaburi, Chaingrai Utd, Chula Utd, CD Phetchburi, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Pathom, Narathiwat, Prachinburi, PTT, Raj-Pracha Nonthaburi, Songkhla, Sriracha, Suphanburi, Thai Honda


Regional League

The Regional League (3rd tier) has been expanded to feature more provincial club sides. The football association are generally cashing in on the sudden up take on domestic football.

But it could be a case of running before they can walk.

Some clubs have switched regional league and absurdly, 3 teams are using one ground, yet they don't play in the same regional division.

Chiang Rai have also entered a new team, since last years Chiang Rai got promoted, so we now have two Chiang Rai's in the football setup.

Northern League


Kamphaeng Phet, Chainat, Chiangmai, Chaingrai, Nakhon Sawan, Tak, Lampang, Phayao, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phetchbun, Phare Utd, Singburi, Sukhothai, Uttraadit, Uthai Thani

North East League

Buriram, Chaiyaphun, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Mahasarakham, Mukdahan, Roi Et, Loei City, Surin, Sakhon Nakon, Udon Thani, Ubon Tiger, Nong Khai, Yasothon, Nong Bua Lamphu, Kalasin

Central-East League

Cha Choeng Sao, Nakhon Nayok, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lopburi, Saraburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Muangkan, Phetchburi, Ang Thong, Sa Kaeo, Prachinburi Utd, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Kabinburi

Southern League

Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Pattani, Phattulang, Phukey, Yala, Satun, Surat Thani, Trang, Ranong, Phang Nga, Chumphin, Hat Yai

Bangkok League

Thai Air Look Issan, Bangkok Christian College, Bangkok Bravo, Bangkok North Central, Kasetsart Uni, Kasem Bundit, Rangsit Uni, Nakhon Sawan Uni, Thai Summit, Raj Vithi, Rose Asia, Nonthaburi, Uni of North Bangkok