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1998 Thai Premier League

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Season  1998
1999–2000 Asian Club Championship  Sinthana
Start date  1998
Relegated  Rajpracha F.C.
Champions  Sinthana
1999–2000 Asian Cup Winners Cup  Bangkok Bank FC
Champion  BBCU F.C.
1998 Thai Premier League
Top goalscorer  Ronnachai Sayomchai (Port Authority of Thailand) (23)
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The 1998 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 Royal Thai Air Force should have entered the next edition of the Asian Club Championship, but refused due to lack of funding. BEC Tero Sasana took their place.

The league was also known as the Caltex Premier League.

Member clubs locations

  • Bangkok Bank
  • BEC Tero Sasana (Tero Sasana)
  • Sinthana
  • Krung Thai Bank (promoted from Division 1)
  • Osotsapa M-150 (promoted from Division 1)
  • Port Authority of Thailand
  • UCOM Raj Pracha
  • Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
  • Royal Thai Air Force
  • Royal Thai Army
  • Thai Farmers Bank
  • TOT
  • Final League Table

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

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

    January 24 and January 31, 1998

    † Bangkok Metropolitan Administration remain at the Thai Premier League.

    Queens Cup

    The Singha sponsored Queen's Cup was postponed because of lack of sponsorship, will be held next year but with reduced prize money.

    Thailand FA Cup

    Bangkok Bank won the 1998 Thailand FA Cup, and their 3rd victory in this competition. It is unclear whom they beat in the final

    Yamaha Thailand Cup

    1998 saw the 14th edition of the Yamaha Thailand Cup.

    It was Thailand's main inter-provincial competition, played between qualifiers from various regions.

    The first round saw four groups of four teams, of which the top two sides qualified for the Quarter-Final knockout stage.

    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration beat Nakhon Si Thammarat in the final.

    Asian Representation

  • BEC Tero Sasana represented Thailand in the 1998–99 Asian Club Championship, where they would reach the second round, beaten by Chinese opposition in Dalian Wanda, the same club who ended Bangkok Bank's advanture the previous year.
  • Sinthana made the second round of the 1998–99 Asian Cup Winners Cup, where they were out classed by Japanese opposition in Kashima Antlers.
  • Coach of the Year

  • Karoon Narksawat - Sinthana
  • Player of the Year

  • Niweat Siriwong - Sinthana
  • Top scorer

  • Ronnachai Sayomchai - 23 Goals Port Authority of Thailand
  • Champions

    The champion for the 1998 season was Sinthana. It was the team's first title.


    1998 Thai Premier League Wikipedia