People may know Sukhothai as the old capital city of Thailand with a lot of history and ancient culture. The other thing to be proud of is that we do have a great football team that is now in the top football league of Thailand, Sukhothai FC.
The football club, AKA the fire bat, was established in 2009 by a famous politician from Sukhothai. From being in Regional League in the North Division in the first year, they managed to get promoted into Division 1 League in 2014. Finally, in 2015, even though it is their first year, the successful campaign brought them to the top league.
In 2016, the run bring them to the 7th place of the table and the qualification for 2017 AFC Champions League.
Traveler and football fans are welcome to visit the home stadium, Thung Thalay Luang Stadium, located near the water conservation project (Kaem Ling) from his late majesty the King Rama 9. Both places are worth making a stop.