Thai Talk

Thai Talk

By Matt Riley (follow Matt on twitter at @mattRiley16)

It was a landmark week for Thai football, with Toyota signing a multi-million dollar contract to become the naming rights sponsor for the league.

That and more in this week’s Thai Talk.

Transfer Talk

Teerasil Dangda to return to Thailand on Tue ahead of Kuwait game; 3 Asian clubs, 1 each in France and Spain interested in signing him
• Thai Port (now renamed Singhtarua FC) sign Liechtenstein international forward Mathias Christen on a two year contract
• Nakon Rachasima sign Brazilian forward Valdinei ‘Danei’ Eberton Borges Correia; waiting on Kim Song-yong to get a visa
Petar Franjic’s signing with BG in doubt, after failing to impress since his arrival
• BBCU, relegated from the Thai Premier League last season, sign defender Ma Sang-hoon from K-League Gangwon FC on a two year contract
Frank Acheampong’s loan move from Buriram to Anderlecht confirmed
• Bangkok Glass sign Goran Subara from Balestier Khalsa on a one year contract
• BEC Tero coach Stephane Demol interested in 191cm tall Chinese striker Wang Yang, recently released from Cercle Brugge.


Toyota were announced as major sponsor of the TPL

Other News

• Bangkok Glass to play a pre-season friendly against Cerezo Osaka on 7th February;
• Thai national team to play Faroe Islands on Feb 21;
• Toyota to pay 240 Million Baht ($8 million US) for naming rights of Premier League, League Cup and Premier Cup;
• Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Peter Enckelman contacted Thai League Football about playing in Thailand next season


Thai Football Sponsorship Feeding Frenzy

Chiang Rai United’s shirt is full of sponsors

Thai clubs are now bringing out their new kits for next season. Some clubs barely have room for their logo with the amount of sponsors. Who can beat nine adverts on the front and sleeves alone as shown by Chiang Rai United?


Thai Football Welcomes Irfan

Irfan Bachdim, Indonesia’s pin up boy, put pen to paper this week to join last season’s runners up Chonburi.

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