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Thai professional football club based in the city of Chonburi, Chonburi Province and currently playing in the top division in Thai football, the Thai League 1. Chonburi were founded in 1997 and their rivalries are Pattaya United and Sriracha which also based in Chonburi Province. The team is widely known by their nickname The Sharks which can be seen in the club logo. In 2006 they were invited to play in the Singapore Cup and reached the final, defeating local sides Home United, Albirex Niigata Singapore and Balestier Khalsa along the way. In 2007 they were again invited to participate in the Singapore Cup, but were defeated in the first round against Balestier Khalsa, in a replay of the previous season’s semi-finals. They have formed links with Manchester City. In July 2008 they made another important big step into the future.
In addition, the previous sponsor, Hemaraj Land and Development PLC signed a major sponsorship deal which comes into force from 2009. This may indeed be the largest completed sponsorship of a Thai football club which was ever completed. At the end of the 2008 season, there was only enough for runner-up. The main reason for this was certainly the profligacy. 0 draw against Samut Songkhram made to naught in the penultimate round of the dream title defense. End of the 2009 season the club was only the runner-up again.
At the end of 2008 they had 2 points behind the champions, 2009, there were 3 points. Kiatisuk Senamuang changed at the end of the season to Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, the association in Vietnam where he was active as a player last. In 2008, in the first AFC Champions League, Chonburi played against the Japanese champions Gamba Osaka. On 20 March 2008 the club achieved its first victory in the AFC Champions League against Melbourne Victory. At the start of the 2008 season, Chonburi used the Chonburi Municipality Stadium plays in the 5,000-seater in Chonburi.
In 2010 season they moved to IPE Chonburi Stadium. In 2011 season they move to Chonburi Stadium after renovate the stadium for played in the AFC Cup, and Thai League. For the future, a new stadium is designed with modern training facilities. The new stadium will have 15,000 spectators and meet modern demands. It would be next to the new buildings in Pattaya and one of the most modern stadiums in Si Racha in Chonburi province. Arise should the stadium with club grounds near Bang Saen on a ten-rai area. This section needs additional citations for verification.