Kirins accept Marinos offer for Thai star Theerathon

Kirins accept Marinos offer for Thai star Theerathon

SCG Muang Thong United agrees to release Theerathon Bunmathan (third right) to J-League champions Yokohama F Marinos.
SCG Muang Thong United agrees to release Theerathon Bunmathan (third right) to J-League champions Yokohama F Marinos.

Former Thai League 1 champions SCG Muang Thong United have agreed to release Thailand left wing back Theerathon Bunmathan to J-League champions Yokohama F Marinos for a reported fee of 35 million baht.

A source at the Kirins confirmed on Sundayday that the 29-year-old defender has been allowed to make a permanent move to the J-League club.

Theerathon spent a season at Marinos on loan last year and scored a goal in their title-clinching win over FC Tokyo in their last game of the 2019 campaign. The Thai netted the first goal to put Yokohama on course to the 3-0 victory.

"Muang Thong United have accepted the offer from J-League winners, Yokohama F Marinos, and agreed to allow their left wing back Theerathon Bunmathan to sign a permanent deal with the Japanese club. He was one of the key players in their title-winning effort," the source said.

Theerathon became the first Thai ever to win the J-League title and speculations soon started swirling amongst fans over the Thai defender's future at the Japanese club.

The feat was enough to earn Theerathon a couple of high-profile awards at home.

The defender was named as the best professional athlete by the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) at a National Sports Day function on Dec 16.

The Yokohama F Marinos defender later also won the Player of the Year honour at the FA Thailand Awards.

There are two other Thailand internationals in the J1 League. Thitipan Puangchan plays for Oita Trinita and Chanathip Songkrasin for Consadole Sapporo.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT

Japan's Princess Mako to give up one-off payment in controversial marriage

TOKYO: Japan's Princess Mako is set to forego a one-off million-dollar payment for giving up her royal status to wed a college classmate, media said on Saturday, clearing the way for a marriage delayed for years by controversy over her fiance.

16:47

Hong Kong denies work visas to dozens of Cathay Pacific pilots seeking to relocate to city

HONG KONG: Immigration officials in Hong Kong have denied work visas to dozens of overseas Cathay Pacific pilots seeking to relocate to the city, prompting the airline to terminate their employment.

16:23

Rafting in Nam Khek river postponed by overflow

PHITSANULOK: This year's launch of rafting in the Nam Khek, tentatively scheduled for Monday in this central northern province, has been postponed indefinitely as the stream has burst its banks.

15:44