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Kiatisuk Senamuang

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Years  Team
Career start  1989
1989-1990  Krung Thai Bank
Height  1.71 m

Role  Football manager
Name  Kiatisuk Senamuang
Spouse  Asarapa Senamuang
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Date of birth  (1973-08-11) August 11, 1973 (age 42)
Team coached  Thailand national football team (Manager, since 2014)
Children  Athicha Senamuang, Mooktapa Senamuang, Kittaya Senamuang
Similar People  Chanathip Songkrasin, Teerasil Dangda, Charyl Chappuis, Sarach Yooyen, Kawin Thamsatchanan

Place of birth  Udon Thani, Thailand
Current team  Thailand (Head coach)
Playing position  Striker (Retired)

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Police Lieutenant Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang (Thai: เกียรติศักดิ์ เสนาเมือง, born 11 August 1973, in Udon Thani) is a Thai football manager and a former footballer who played between 1989 and October 2007. He played as a striker and scored 251 goals from 339 appearances throughout his 18 years career. The former striker played for clubs in Malaysia, Singapore, England and Vietnam as well as his homeland's clubs. Kiatisuk also earned 131 caps and scored 70 goals for the country between 1992 and 2007. In 1996 while playing for Raj Pracha FC scored a total of 127 goals scored in 71 games, achieving record top scorer in a calendar year (not recognized.)


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Kiatisuk was former head coach of the Thailand senior team and Thailand U-23 team. Previously he was also the caretaker coach of Thailand in 2013.

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Kiatisuk got Bachelor of Business Administration at Dhurakij Pundit University and Master of Business Administration at Chandrakasem Rajabhat University.

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Club career

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He played with Perlis FA in Malaysia before joining an English club Huddersfield Town in 1999 which somewhat believed to be a publicity stunt by then manager Steve Bruce. After one season, in which he did not feature in the Huddersfield Town first team squad, he left English football for Rajpracha Sports Club in Thailand, later joining Singapore Armed Forces FC where he scored 15 goals in 20 games. In March 2002, he moved once again to become a star in Vietnam with Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, where he helped win the V.League 1 title several times. Kiatisuk was awarded a medal for his contributions to Vietnamese football. He returned to play for the Thailand national football team in the King's Cup. He resigned as manager Thailand on 31st March 2017.

International career

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Kiatisuk played 131 international matches and scored 70 goals for the national team. Both numbers are Thai national records.


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After retiring from playing in 2006 Kiatisuk went straight into management with V-League side Hoàng Anh Gia Lai

Return to Thailand

In 2008 Kiatisuk returned to Thailand to take charge of Chula United. In 2009, Kiatisuk became the head coach of Chonburi F.C. and led the club to win the 2009 Kor Royal Cup. Kiatisuk managed to finish the season at second place as the final standing with the highest points ever. However, he resigned at the end of the season after failing to secure the domestic league title.

Second spell in Vietnam

Kiatisuk went to Vietnam again to manage his former club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai. He finished his season at V-League at seventh place. He led Hoàng Anh Gia Lai to the final of 2010 Vietnamese Cup but lost 0-1 to Sông Lam Nghệ An at Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City.

Back to Thailand again

In December 2010, Kiatisuk has returned to Thailand as the head coach of Chula United in Division 1. He pushed the club to the third place at the end of the season and promoted them to 2012 Thai Premier League. After ten games in the top league, Kiatisuk has resigned from his position due to the bad result of 1 win, 4 draws, and 5 losses.

A month later, Kiatisuk decided to join Bangkok F.C. in 2012 Thai Division 1 League to help to club to avoid the relegation. Bangkok has survived in the second league of Thailand after finished at tenth place in the middle of the table.

The National trainer

In January 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed to be the head coach of Thailand U-23. He won 1-0 in his debut match in the friendly against Ayutthaya F.C. of Division 1 on 12 January.

In June 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed as the new Thai national team coach, replacing Winfried Schaefer in a caretaker capacity. He was also responsible as the head coach for the Thai under-23 national football team preparing for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. His debut match with the War Elephants as head coach was in a friendly against China on 15 June 2013, which the Thais won 5-1.

As head coach of Thailand U-23, Kiatisuk guided the team to 2013 SEA Games football gold, adding to 4 golds he won as a player in 4 straight Games from 1993 to 1999. He also led Thailand U-23 to semi-finals at 2014 Asian Games and finished at the 4th place.

In 2014, due to his success in 2014 Asian Games, Kiatisuk was appointed to be a new coach of Thailand to compete in 2014 AFF Championship. He eventually completed his mission by the 4-3 aggregate score against Malaysia, made him became the first player and coach who won ASEAN Football Championship.

In 2015, Thailand has qualified to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round in the same group as Iraq, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei. Kiattisuk managed his team to finish as the winner of the group with 14 points from 6 games. Thailand advanced to the final round of the qualification.

In 2016, Kiatisuk led Thai side to defend the title of 2016 AFF Championship. His Thai team won all its way into the final games. On 14 December, the first leg of the final against Indonesia, Thailand lost 1-2 at Pakansari Stadium despite the lead from Teerasil Dangda in the first half. Thailand managed to secure the returning triumph with a 2-0 win at Rajamangala Stadium and lifted the fifth regional title on 17 December 2016.

Kiatisuk Senamuang continued to coach Thailand in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round. However, he managed to collect only one point from 7 games of the qualification. After the 0-4 lost to Japan at Saitama Stadium 2002 on 28 March, on 31 March, Kiatisuk steps down from his position as the national head coach and ends the 4 years of his management.

Managerial statistics

As of 28 March 2017

1 A win or loss by the penalty shoot-out is counted as the draw in time.
2 Kiatisuk Senamuang managed the team on a one-off basis as caretaker-manager.
3 Only FIFA approved games are counted for Thailand.

Personal life

He is a Buddhist born in Udon Thani. Before he became a professional football player, he worked as a police officer, but his love of football finally brought him to become the king of sports. His friends had said that "his appearance in football had covered the lack of security".

He was given the nickname "Zico" by his friends, and also, for his favourite Brazilian football idol Zico. He learned Vietnamese during his career in Vietnam.


  • Asian Games Fourth place (2); 1998, 2002
  • ASEAN Football Championship Champion (3); 1996, 2000, 2002
  • Sea Games Gold Medal (4); 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999
  • King's Cup Winner (3); 1994, 2000, 2006
  • Independence Cup Indonesia Winner (1); 1994
  • Clubs

  • Kor Royal Cup Champion (1); 1989
  • Koh Royal Cup Champion (1); 1993
  • S.League Champion (1); 2002
  • V.League 1 Champion (2); 2003, 2004
  • Vietnamese Super Cup Champions (2); 2003, 2004
  • International

  • ASEAN Football Championship Champion (2); 2014, 2016
  • King's Cup Winner (1); 2016
  • Asian Games Fourth place (1); 2014
  • SEA Games Gold Medal (1); 2013
  • Clubs

  • Kor Royal Cup Winner (1); 2009
  • Vietnamese National Cup Runner-up (1); 2010
  • Video games

    Senamuang appears in World Soccer Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2000: U-23 Medal Heno Chousen as a player of Thailand U-23. His name in the game is "Senamuran" (セナムラン).


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