CPL Club Focus – Phnom Penh Crown FC

CPL Club Focus - Phnom Penh Crown FC

The season might be a way away yet, but we can still start thinking about who the
next champions might be. In the first of our CPL club focus series, we take a look at
the reigning champions Phnom Penh Crown FC.
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Phnom Penh Crown FC recent form

While one might argue that the club were not at their best in 2022 and 2023 and that
perhaps Visakha and PKR Svay Rieng should haver been champions, the stats do not
Back to back champions, league cup holders and a fair bet for going three for three in
the coming season.

Phnom Penh Crown Trophy Haul

Quite simply the Manchester United of Cambodia with eight top-tier championships,
two Hun Sen Cup’s, a Super Cup and the only winners thus far of the Cambodian
League Cup.
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By far the most successful team in Khmer football followed by PKR Svay Rieng.

Phnom Penh Crown FC Stadium

The club play at the 5.1000 capacity RSN Smart Stadium, named after their late
owner and the sponsors of the club, the cell network Smart Telecom. Generally
considered the second best club stadium within the Kingdom and a regular host of
domestic cup finals
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Who is the Phnom Penh Crown Coach?

The club are managed by 38 year old Ukrainian national Oleg Starynsky, generally
considered one of the nicest managers in the CPL and also one of the most
successful. having won two championships, as well as one League Cup.
His 2021 Championship was the first time in six years for the team.

Top Players

As reigning champions the club do not lack in talent and boast a number of national
and international stars. The standout player though is probably Colombian forwar
Neto, who has been pivotal in their last two league championships, as well as being
the first from his country to play within the Kingdom.
Um Vichet the national team goalkeeper and older brother to Um Sereyroth of Tiffy
Army is expected to be the number 1 for next season.

Phnom Penh Crown 2023-24 Expectations?

For a club as successful as PPC nothing but being crowned champions will do, but
surely they can’t win the league every year right? Almost impossible that they will
not finish in the top 3.
The BPVE prediction? Second place – you read it here first!

This article is adapted from BPVE SPORT Cambodia, reported and edited from the great team – Cambodia Sports Review.


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