Former Thailand national striker Sarayuth Chaikamdee announces retirement

Former Thailand national striker Sarayuth Chaikamdee announced his retirement at the age of 36 on his personal Facebook page yesterday.

“I’d like to thank everyone including the clubs I used to play for, the media and the fans for all your support. I’d like to end my professional career as a football player as of now,” he wrote on his Facebook.

Sarayuth has made history as the all-time top scorer of Thai League with 101 goals. He was the first and still the only player who surpasses the 100 goal milestone in the league.

The Thailand international was regarded the most fearsome striker in the box at his peak and dubbed “Joe five yards” because he only scored goals within the 5 yards box.

During his professional football career, he won the Thai League 1 title with Port FC in 2010, 2006 and 2007 King’s Cup and the SEA Games gold medal in 2003.