Football Tribe Thailand
Former Buriram United and Thailand international Anawin Jujeen is set to join up with Malaysian side Petaling Jaya City for the upcoming season. What will the experienced veteran bring to the Malaysian Super League?
Wealth of Thai League experience
Anawin comes with over 250 Thai League games under his belt, many of which came with big clubs such as BG Pathum United and Buriram United. The right-winger came through the ranks at BG Pathum United (then known as Bangkok Glass FC) and was instantly a mainstay in the team, making 20 or more league appearances per season between 2009 and 2012.
After 4 seasons of great service, Anawin broke many supporters’ hearts when he left for Buriram United where he went on to win 3 league titles and a handful more domestic trophies.
A diligent worker
The Thai football community first heard of Anawin Jujeen thanks to his appearance in the reality TV show; “Pepsi World Challenge 2006”, where 2 youngsters from 11 nations take on weekly challenges to find the ultimate pair – Thailand came second behind China.
After the show ended, expectations were high to see the kid from Nakhon Sawan, Thailand’s new golden boy, in action. Despite the hype, Anawin kept his head down, remained patient and was able to forge himself a solid career – surviving a downfall many prodigious talents are often victim too. In a sense, you could say, Anawin’s true gift is his work ethic.
This work ethic kept his feet on the ground and he eventually debuted for BG Pathum United. It is what kept him at Buriram United for four seasons and earned him the captain’s armband during his time with Suphanburi FC. Anawin’s standard didn’t drop when he moved to second-tier side PTT Rayong and brought the Firepower up a year later.
By this time, Anawin had spent over a decade in the top tier of Thai football and managed to reinvent himself from a winger to wingback or fullback role – evidence of his studious nature.