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1997 Thailand Soccer League

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Season  1997
1998–99 Asian Club Championship  BEC Tero Sasana FC
Start date  1997
Champions  Royal Thai Air Force
1998–99 Asian Cup Winners Cup  Sinthana
Champion  Air Force Central F.C.
1997 Thailand Soccer League
Top goalscorer  Worrawoot Srimaka (BEC Tero Sasana) (17)
Biggest home win  Port Authority of Thailand 5-1 Royal Thai Army
Relegated  Insee Police United F.C., Royal Thai Navy F.C.
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The 1997 Thai Premier League consisted of 12 teams. The bottom club would be relegated to the Thailand Division 1 League. The club that came 11th would play in a relegation / promotion match against the club that came second in the Thailand Division 1 League


Defending Champions Bangkok Bank would enter the next edition of the Asian Club Championship.

The league was also known as the Johnnie Walker Thailand Soccer League 1997.

Member clubs locations

  • Bangkok Bank
  • Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (rename from Stock Exchange of Thailand FC)
  • Tero Sasana (Singha Tero Sasana)
  • Sinthana
  • Royal Thai Police
  • Port Authority of Thailand
  • UCOM Raj Pracha
  • Royal Thai Air Force
  • Royal Thai Army
  • Royal Thai Navy
  • Thai Farmers Bank
  • TOT
  • Final league table

  • Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored
  • Promotion/Relegation Playoff

    The club that came 11th would play in a relegation / promotion match against the runner-up in the Thailand Division 1 League

    February 17 and February 20, 1998

    † Royal Thai Police relegated to the Thailand Division 1 League and Osotsapa promoted to the Thai Premier League in next season.

    Queen's Cup

    Thai Farmers Bank won and retained the Queen's Cup trophy for the 4th year running. This was the 26th edition of the competition.

    For the first time, no foreign teams took part, owing to the poor economic situation.

    Thawan Thammaniyai of Thai Farmers Bank won the Most Valuable Player award.

    Thailand FA Cup

    Sinthana FC won the Thailand FA Cup for the first time, but it is unclear whom they beat in the final.

    Asian Representation

  • Bangkok Bank represented Thailand in the 1997–98 Asian Club Championship, where they would fail in the first round, beaten by Chinese opposition in Dalian Wanda.
  • Royal Thai Air Force made the second round of the 1997–98 Asian Cup Winners Cup, where they were beaten by near neighbours PSM Ujungpandang of Indonesia after beating Melaka Telekom of Malaysia in the first round.
  • Coach of the Year

  • Piyapong Piew-on - Royal Thai Air Force
  • Player of the Year

  • Seksan Piturat - Sinthana
  • Top scorer

  • Worrawoot Srimaka - 17 Goals BEC Tero Sasana
  • Champions

    The league champion was Royal Thai Air Force. It was the team's first title.


    1997 Thailand Soccer League Wikipedia

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