Wattana Playnum

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Wattana Playnum
Personal information
Full nameWattana Playnum
Date of birth (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) [1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Muangthong United
Number 34
Youth career
2003–2008 Khongphai Wittaya School
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2010 Nakhon Sawan
2011–2012 Paknampho NSRU
2013–2014 Ayutthaya 29 (0)
2015– Muangthong United 64 (1)
2015Pattaya United (loan) 26 (6)
National team
2017– Thailand 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 16 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2017

Wattana Playnum (Thai : วัฒนา พลายนุ่ม; born August 19, 1989), simply known as Mike (Thai : ไมค์), is a Thai professional footballer, who plays as a Defensive midfielder for Thai League 1 club Muangthong United.

Thai language language spoken in Thailand

Thai, Central Thai, is the sole official and national language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people. It is a member of the Tai group of the Kra–Dai language family. Over half of Thai vocabulary is derived from or borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language, similar to Chinese and Vietnamese.

Association football Team field sport

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Thai League 1

The Thai League 1, commonly known as the T1, is a Thai professional league for Football Association of Thailand clubs. At the top of the Thai football league system, it is the country's premier football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Thai League 2. The Thai League is a corporation in which the 16 member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from February to October, with teams playing 30 games each with a total of 240 games in the season. It is sponsored by Toyota and therefore officially known as the Toyota Thai League. In the Thai League, most of the games are played during Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Club career

Wattana Playnum played for Nakhon Sawan during 2009-10. In the next season, he was bought by Paknampho NSRU and played there during 2011-12. Subsequently, Phil Stubbins, Ayutthaya head coach at that time, brought him to join Ayutthaya in 2013. In December 2014, one of the biggest teams in Thailand, Muangthong United, which had shown an interest in his potentials, purchased him from Ayutthaya. Throughout the 2015 season, he was loaned out to Pattaya United, implicitly an allied club to Muangthong United. He helped Pattaya United finish second in 2015 Thai Division 1 League, awarded promotion to 2016 Thai League T1. Since 2016, he was back to and has been playing for Muangthong United.

Nakhon Sawan F.C. association football club

Nakhon Sawan Football Club is a Thai semi professional football club based in Nakhon Sawan Province. The club currently plays in the Thai League 4 Northern Region.

Paknampho NSRU F.C.

Paknampho NSRU Football Club or Paknampho Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University Football Club, is a Thailand football club based in Nakhon Sawan. They currently play in 2018 Thailand Amateur League Northern Region.

Phil Stubbins Football coach

Phil Stubbins is a former player and football manager, currently fronting the Australian College of Sport as their Head of Football.

International career

In March 2017, Wattana made his senior international debut appearing in the starting lineup in the 2018 world cup qualification match against Japan at Saitama Stadium.

The third round of AFC matches for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification was played from 1 September 2016 to 5 September 2017.

Japan national football team Mens national association football team representing Japan

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Saitama Stadium 2002 football stadium

Saitama Stadium 2002, often called Saitama Stadium or simply Saisuta (埼スタ), is a football stadium located in Midori-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Honours

International

Thailand

Club

Muangthong United
Thai League Cup

The League Cup is a football cup competition in Thailand. It is also known as Toyota League Cup for sponsorship reasons.

The Thai League Cup is a knock-out football tournament played in Thai sport. Some games are played as a single match, others are played as two-legged contests. The 2016 Thai League Cup kicked off on 6 February 2016. The Thai League Cup has been readmitted back into Thai football after a 10-year absence. The Thai League Cup is sponsored by Toyota thus naming it Toyota League Cup. The prize money for this prestigious award is said to be around 5 million baht and the runners-up will be netting 1 million baht.

2017 Thai League Cup football tournament season

The 2017 Thai League Cup is the 8th season in the second era of a Thailand's knockout football competition. All games are played as a single match. It was sponsored by Toyota, and known as the Toyota League Cup for sponsorship purposes. 71 clubs were accepted into the tournament, and it began with the first qualification round on 1 March 2017, and concluded with the final on 22 November 2017. The tournament has been readmitted back into Thai football after a 10-year absence. The prize money for this prestigious award is said to be around 5 million baht and the runners-up will be netting 1 million baht.

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