|Date of birth||5 October 1993|
|Place of birth||Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo|
|2006-2008||Sam Phran Wittaya School|
|2009-2011||Rajdamnern Commercial College|
|2011-2012||BEC Tero Sasana|
|2012-2016||BEC Tero Sasana||104||(13)|
|2016||-> Muangthong United (loan)||27||(3)|
|2017-2018||-> Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo (loan)||46||(8)|
|2019-||Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo||60||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2019|
? National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019
Chanathip Songkrasin (Thai: , pronounced [t?.n?:.t?íp s.kr?.s?n]; born 5 October 1993), simply known as Jay (Thai: , pronounced [t:]), is a Thai professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Japanese club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and the Thailand national team.
Chanathip was promoted to the BEC Tero Sasana first team squad by new coach Andrew Ord who had also been his youth team coach. On 6 May he scored a last-minute goal against Thai Port in the Thai League 1, which gave BEC Tero Sasana a 2-0 win. In early 2013 Chanathip had an offer from J.League side Gamba Osaka. At the end of the season, he won the TPL Young Player of the Year.
In mid-October Shimizu S-Pulse of the J.League offered him a trial at the end of the 2013 season. In late October it was reported directly from BEC Tero Sasana's general manager Robert Procureur that Bundesliga club Hamburg would give Chanathip a trial at the end of the 2014 Bundesliga season and if he succeeded he would be the second Thai player to play in the Bundesliga after Witthaya Laohakul.
On 27 January 2016, it was announced that Chanathip, along with his BEC Tero teammates Peerapat Notchaiya and Tanaboon Kesarat, would be joining Muangthong United on loan for the 2016 season. Chanathip netted his first goal for Muangthong United on 1 May 2016 when he scored from Tristan Do's cross in the 18th minute, in what turned out to be the only goal in a victory over Chonburi. Chanathip later permanently joined Muangthong United for an undisclosed fee. He helped his club to win the 2016 Thai League and 2016 Thai League Cup in his first season.
In 2017, Chanathip Songkrasin greatly performed in the 2017 AFC Champions League group stage in the first two games against Brisbane Roar and Kashima Antlers which Muangthong United managed to collect four points. He was awarded as man of the match for both games.
In December 2016 it was announced that Chanathip would be joining a newly promoted J.League side Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in the summer of 2017 on loan lasting for a season and a half. On 11 January 2017, Consadole Sapporo officially presented Chanathip Songkrasin as their new player. This loan followed Chanathip's impressive performances during the 2016 AFF Championship in addition to Consadole Sapporo scouting him for a few years earlier. Chanathip played the first half of the 2017 season with his parent club, Muangthong United, before heading to Sapporo, Japan, in July 2017.
On 26 July 2017, Chanathip made his debut for Consadole Sapporo in 2017 J.League Cup against Cerezo Osaka as a substitute replacing Ryota Hayasaka in the 46th minute. On 29 July 2017, he was part of the starting lineup against Urawa Red Diamonds in 2017 J1 League. This is his ever first match in J1 League. Besides, he became the first Thai footballer appearing in the top tier of Japan's professional football league system (Previously, other Thais only appeared in Japanese football semi-professional top tier or professional lower tiers.). He scored his first J-League goal which came through a header in his club 3-3 draw at Cerezo Osaka on 2 March 2018.
On 3 December 2018, after leading his team, Consadole Sapporo to a record high 4th place finish in 2018 J1 League, Chanathip was voted by his teammates as the team's most valuable player of the season. After that, he was announced as one of the players in J.League team of the season, being the first Southeast Asian person in history to do so.
In the top level, Chanathip was first called up by Thailand national team head coach Winfried Schäfer to compete in the 2012 King's Cup, and debuted in this tournament. He continued to be called to 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup squad. At 19 years old, he was the youngest player who called by Winfried Schäfer.
In February 2013 he scored his first goal for the first team against Kuwait in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification which ended up 1-3 lost against Kuwait. After that game, he scored another goal in a friendly match against China.
In 2014, Chanathip was a part of Thailand's winning squad for the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup. During the tournament Chanathip scored the first goal in the 3-0 win over the Philippines in the semi-finals and assisted second goal for Kroekrit Thaweekarn in a 2-0 victory over Malaysia in the first leg of the final. He also scored the last goal in the second leg to cement Thailand's place on the trophy. Afterwards he was named best player of the tournament and became the youngest AFF Suzuki Cup MVP at the age of 21.
In December 2016, Chanathip again led Thailand to the title of 2016 AFF Championship, the fifth title of his nation. He was also awarded another Most Valuable Player and became the first player to win it twice.
He was named into the Thai squad participating in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. After an unpromising performance against India in the first match, where he silenced as Thailand suffered a 1-4 shock loss, he returned to prominence, scoring one goal as Thailand overcame Bahrain and holding host UAE to reach the round of sixteen for the first time since 1972 competition.
Nickname "Thai Messi" by fans, Chanathip usually plays in the position of attacking midfielder who provides the chance for his front line. He is known for his pace, agility, and dribbles that can handle 1-3 opponents while in possession and can play both feet. Chanathip also has the special threat of powerful and accurate shots from outside the box. Kongphop Songkrasin, Chanathip's father, and his first trainer later revealed that he was supposed to train his son with the style of his idol Diego Maradona.
|BEC Tero Sasana||2012||28||4||2||0||3||0||-||-||33||4|
|Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo||2017||16||0||0||0||1||0||-||-||17||0|
|1.||6 June 2012||Bangkok, Thailand||Philippines||6-0||9-1 (W)||Friendly|
|3.||30 June 2012||Vientiane, Laos||China PR||1-0||1-1 (D)||2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualification|
|4.||22 September 2014||Incheon, South Korea||Indonesia||3-0||6-0 (W)||2014 Asian Games|
|5.||28 September 2014||Incheon, South Korea||Jordan||1-0||2-0 (W)||2014 Asian Games|
|6.||13 June 2015||Kallang, Singapore||Indonesia||5-0||5-0 (W)||2015 Southeast Asian Games Semi-finals|
|7.||19 January 2016||Doha, Qatar||North Korea||2-2||2-2 (D)||2016 AFC U-23 Championship|
|1.||6 February 2013||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Kuwait||1-3||1-3||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2.||15 June 2013||Hefei Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Hefei, China||China PR||4-1||5-1||Friendly|
|3.||10 December 2014||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Philippines||1-0||3-0||2014 AFF Championship|
|4.||20 December 2014||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Malaysia||2-3||2-3|
|5.||8 December 2016||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Myanmar||4-0||4-0||2016 AFF Championship|
|6.||10 January 2019||Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Bahrain||1-0||1-0||2019 AFC Asian Cup|
|7.||21 March 2019||Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China||China PR||1-0||1-0||2019 China Cup|
|8.||14 November 2019||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Malaysia||1-0||1-2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|