|THAILAND LEAGUE 1996 END OF SEASON MARCH 1997|
|1||Thai Farmer's Bank||34||18||10||6||56||25||64|
|2||Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT)||34||17||11||6||61||35||62|
|3||Bangkok Bank (BBL)||34||17||11||6||54||34||62|
|4||Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)||34||17||9||8||59||31||60|
|7||Royal Thai Air Force RTAF||34||14||12||8||60||50||54|
|11||Port Authority of Thailand (PAT)||34||9||14||11||44||39||41|
|12||Singha Tero Sasana||34||9||14||11||37||44||41|
|15||Bangkok Bank of Commerce (BBC)||34||7||11||16||34||47||32|
|17||Krung Thai Bank||34||5||9||20||32||54||24|
BANGKOK BANK FC. is THE CHAMPION of 1st THAILAND LEAGUE
The league will be reduced in size to consist of only 12 teams for season 1997. The competiting clubs will be: Bangkok Bank, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Thai Farmers Bank Bank, Telephone Organisation of Thailand, Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Air Force, Sinthana, UCOM- Rajpracha, Royal Thai Navy, Port Authority of Thailand Tero-Sasana and Police. Another six teams, who failed to make it into the top 12 elite, Tobacco Monopoly, Osotsapha, Bangkok Bank of Commerce, Rajvithi, Krungthai Bank and Thamrongthai will join the top four teams from the old second division - Rayong, Samut Prakan, Royal Household Bureau and Bank for Agriculture and Co-Operatives - to make up a new second tier. It was also confirmed that there will be no play-offs for the championship this year and just one team will go either down to the Second Division and up to the first. However, the second bottom team in the top division will have to face the second placed team in the second division to decide who takes up a place in the top 12 next year.
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