Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket Sports: Phuket FC flies in Dudu for new season

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Phuket FC has signed 25-year-old Brazilian striker Luiz Eduardo Porcino, better known as “Dudu”, from Osotspa FC. Dudu scored 10 goals in 28 games for Buriram PEA FC in 2010.

“We told Dudu that if he plays in the Thai Premier League there will be strong competition with footballers of his caliber. But if he joins us in Phuket and helps us get to the Thai Premier League, it would be a big milestone in his career profile,” Phuket FC Chairman Pamuke Atchariyachai told a press conference last week.

Mr Pamuke is confident about Phuket FC’s TPL promotion chances and says that this is his one and only goal for the team.

“I made a promise that I will take Phuket to the Thai Premier League. That is why I’m trying to get as many good and effective footballers as I possibly can,” he said.

“I’m happy and the fans are happy and have been giving positive feedback through many channels, including social network and personal messages. When footballers see that positive feedback, they want to come and play with us, too.

“Right now I am looking at 2-3 more footballers and I think we still have time until March to sign them. Also, as we have many footballers signed to our team, we received contacts from smaller teams asking if we would have footballers on loan available for them to use,” Mr Pamuke added.

Before Phuket FC signed Dudu, they also bought Thanathep Jiaradab, midfielder Krisada Sakaew from Thai Port FC and Worawit Khiuwong-ngam from Prachinburi FC.

Thanathep knows Phuket well as he was part of the Phatthalung team that knocked Phuket FC out of the Toyota League Cup last season. Due to problems within the club, Phattalung sold the 27-year-old right back to PTT Ranong FC, which is where Phuket FC bought him from. Thanathep is known to be a strong committed defender with a powerful shot.

Mr Pamuke ended by elaborating on the important role Phuket FC fans play in helping the team.

“We are serious about Phuket FC. We will do all we can to get to the Thai Premier League.

“But I would like to tell the fans, that while we’re doing our part, they have a very important part to play as well. Your love and support is what we need. ‘Phuket’ for me is not just a word. It’s a great city. It’s our goal. We’ll make it happen,” he said.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Press Room6 mins ago

The Asia Fitness Conference 2022: A must-attend event for fitness enthusiasts and professionals

Thailand33 mins ago

Thai Airways releases details of winter flights itinerary

Thailand34 mins ago

Tourist Attractions To Open For Longer Hours | GMT

Sponsored26 mins ago

International money transfers made fast, secure and transparent with DeeMoney Neo App

Property News55 mins ago

Phuket real estate shifts tide in wake of urban flight

Road deaths16 hours ago

Dead woman in car pulled out of Kanchana Buri canal

World16 hours ago

As Iran revolts, president vows to deal with protests

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Election17 hours ago

POLL: Top 2 picks for prime minister are “nobody” and Ex-PM’s daughter

China18 hours ago

No word from China on Xi military coup whispers

Pattaya18 hours ago

Intoxicated Pattaya tourist allegedly punches elderly Australian man in face

Thailand19 hours ago

Thai TikTok star detained at Singapore airport over huge amount of cash

Kanchanaburi20 hours ago

Kanchanaburi school director found dead in canal

Pattaya21 hours ago

Small children in Pattaya learn to get help when locked in hot cars

Chiang Mai22 hours ago

Heavy rains collapse part of Chiang Mai’s ancient city wall

Events22 hours ago

6-hour whiskey drinking contest draws criticism

Pattaya23 hours ago

Pattaya official urges mayor to expand legal nightlife zone

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending