Yangon United F.C.

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Yangon United FC
ရန်ကုန်ယူနိုက်တက်
Yangon United F.C.png
Full nameYangon United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Lions
Founded2009;14 years ago (2009)
Ground Yangon United Sports Complex
Capacity3,500
Owner Tay Za [1]
PresidentPyae Phyo Tayza [2]
Head coach Flag of Myanmar.svg Min Tun Lin
League Myanmar National League
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Yangon United Football Club (Burmese : ရန်ကုန် ယူနိုက်တက် ဘောလုံးအသင်း [jàɰ̃ɡòʊɰ̃] ) is a Burmese football club, based at Yangon United Sports Complex, in Yangon, Myanmar. Owned by Tay Za, a prominent Burmese businessman, the club was one of eight teams that participated in the inaugural edition of the Myanmar National League in 2009, where they finished as runners-up. Yangon United's biggest rivals are Yadanarbon F.C., with whom they contest the Myanmar rivalry. However, due to Yadanarbon's decline, Yangon United's main rivals are now Shan United, in which now they contest in the new MNL derby.

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History

Although Yangon United F.C. was officially founded in 2009, it started as the Air Bagan F.C side from the old Myanmar Premier League. [3]

On 16 May 2009, Yangon United defeated Zeya Shwe Myay 4–0 in the league's second ever match to open the MNL Cup 2009. The club finished in second place in group play with 16 points. Yangon United lost to Yadanarbon in the final on penalty shootout after a 2–2 draw. During the 2010 season, Yangon United built an artificial turf football pitch and gymnasium. In 2011, Yangon United secured their first ever championship and also became champions of the 2011 Max Cement MFF Cup. This is the first time a team has won both the cup and the championship in the short history of the MNL. In 2012, the club won their second consecutive Myanmar National League title and qualified for the 2013 AFC Cup. [4]

In 2010, Yangon United built their training ground and gymnasium. Yangon United Gymnasium is the first gym among the Myanmar National League clubs. In 2011, Yangon United won their first ever MNL championship. They also won 2011 Max Cement Cup. This is the first time a team has won both the cup and the championship in the short history of the MNL.

In 2012, Yangon United won their second MNL title.

In 2013, Yangon United signed with Grand Sport for kit sponsorship. The club won their third MNL championship in the same year. They played AFC Cup again and they passed to knock-out stage for the first time in club's history.

They would go on and dominate for long periods, until 2019, when they gave up the trophy to Shan United. They followed that up with an unconvincing 2020 Myanmar National League finishing 4th.

In the 2022 Myanmar National League season, they finished second place behind Shan United. Their top scorer was Valci who scored 8 goals in that season.

Players

Current squad

As of 15 January 2023 [5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Arkar Lin Myat
2 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Hein Zeyar Lin
3 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Zaw Ye Tun
4 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA David Htan
5 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Kyaw Phyo Wai
6 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Yan Kyaw Soe
7 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Zaw Win Thein
9 FW Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA La Min Htwe
10 FW Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Win Naing Tun
13 GK Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Thura Kyaw
14 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Yan Lin Aung
15 FW Flag of Guinea.svg  GUI Sekou Sylla
17 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Zarni Htet
18 GK Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Phone Thit Sar Min
19 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Zin Ko Htet
No.Pos.NationPlayer
20 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Aung Myo Khant
21 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Oakkar Naing
22 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Min Kyaw Khant
23 FW Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Yan Kyaw Htwe
24 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Kaung Htet Soe
26 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Thu Rein Soe
27 DF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Marlle Habila
28 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Thar Yar Win Htet
46 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Nyan Lin Htet
70 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Yan Naing Oo (captain)
75 GK Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA San Set Naing
76 DF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Sithu Moe Khant
77 FW Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Sa Aung Pyae Ko
96 MF Flag of Myanmar.svg  MYA Hlaing Bo Bo

Players' Records

All-time top scorers

As of 14 Jan 2023
Myanmar League
RankPlayerPeriodGoalsApps
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Cézar 2012–2015, 2017118111
2 Flag of Myanmar.svg Kyaw Ko Ko 2013–201958139
3 Flag of Guinea.svg Sylla Sekou 2018–2019,2023–4653

Figures for active players (in bold).

Continental record

All results (home and away) list Yangon United's goal tally first.

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2012 AFC Cup Group G Flag of Thailand.svg Chonburi 1–10–14th
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Citizen AA 1–21–2
Flag of Singapore.svg Home United 0–01–3
2013 AFC Cup Group F Flag of Maldives.svg New Radiant 2–01–32nd
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Sun Hei 2–03–1
Flag of Indonesia.svg Persibo Bojonegoro 3–07–1
Round of 16 Flag of India.svg East Bengal 1–5
2014 AFC Cup Group G Flag of Vietnam.svg Vissai Ninh Bình 1–42–32nd
Flag of Hong Kong.svg South China 2–03–5
Flag of Malaysia.svg Kelantan 5–33–2
Round of 16 Flag of Indonesia.svg Persipura Jayapura 2–9
2015 Mekong Club Championship First round Flag of Laos.svg Lao Toyota 5–22nd
Flag of Cambodia.svg Boeung Ket Angkor 0–3
2016 AFC Champions League Preliminary round 2 Flag of Thailand.svg Chonburi 2–3 ( a.e.t. )
AFC Cup Group G Flag of Hong Kong.svg South China 2–11–23rd
Flag of Maldives.svg Maziya 3–21–1
Flag of India.svg Mohun Bagan 1–12–3
2018 AFC Cup Group G Flag of Indonesia.svg Bali United 3–23–11st
Flag of Vietnam.svg FLC Thanh Hóa 2–13–3
Flag of the Philippines.svg Global Cebu 3–01–2
Zonal semi-finals Flag of the Philippines.svg Ceres–Negros 3–22–45–6
2019 AFC Champions League Preliminary round 1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Ceres–Negros 2–1
Preliminary round 2 Flag of Thailand.svg Chiangrai United 1–3
AFC Cup Group F Flag of Singapore.svg Tampines Rovers 1–33–43rd
Flag of Cambodia.svg Nagaworld 2–01–2
Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội 2–51–0
2020 AFC Cup Play-off round Flag of Brunei.svg Indera 3–16–19–2
Group F Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồ Chí Minh City 2–22nd
Flag of Laos.svg Lao Toyota 3–2
Flag of Singapore.svg Hougang United 1–0

Honours

League

Cup

Coaching staff

As of 4 July 2019 [6]
PositionStaff
Head coach Flag of Myanmar.svg Kyaw Dunn
Assistant coach Flag of Myanmar.svg Thuya Swe
Flag of Myanmar.svg Khin Maung Lwin
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Myanmar.svg Aung Ye Thway
Team Officer Flag of Myanmar.svg Yan Aung Kyaw

Statistics

Domestic

SeasonLeague Cup Top goalscorerManager
Div.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAPNameGoals
2009–10 1st 414725241623
2010 1st3201163441239
2011 1st1221732501554Winners
2012 1st1261853642560Semi-finals Flag of Brazil.svg Cézar 15 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Kolev
2013 1st1221543422049Cancelled Flag of Brazil.svg Cézar 20
2014 1st2221443602246Quarter-finals Flag of Brazil.svg Cézar 26 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Eric Williams
2015 1st12217326228542nd round Flag of Brazil.svg Cézar 28 Flag of Myanmar.svg Tin Maung Tun
2016 1st2221246432540Runners-up Flag of Myanmar.svg Kyaw Ko Ko 13 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myo Min Tun
2017 1st2221642451152Runners-up Flag of Myanmar.svg Kyaw Ko Ko 9 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myo Min Tun
2018 1st1221633542051Winners Flag of Guinea.svg Sylla Sekou 28 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myo Min Tun Maung
2019 1st3221273401543Winners Flag of Guinea.svg Sylla Sekou 10 Flag of Myanmar.svg Tin Maung Tun
2020 1st4201143391837 Flag of Nigeria.svg Emmanuel Uzochukwu & Flag of Ghana.svg Ernest Barfo 8 Flag of Myanmar.svg Min Tun Lin
2022 1st218123337839 Flag of Brazil.svg Valci Júnior 8 Flag of Myanmar.svg Min Tun Lin

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