20 year-old planned vacation, but instead signed football contract

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Sotra-karen Kittiphong Pluemjai, who lived in Norway most of his life, went on a vacation that turned out to be bit of a career change. The 20 year-old striker signed a contract for two years with Buriram United during a stay in Thailand, reported Norwegian Vestnytt.

Initially he was just planning on going on vacation, but then he was offered a test play with the Thai football club that last season won the Thai Premier League, which is Thailand’s highest division.

“It ended with a two-year contract. It’s a dream come true. To become professional football player in the country I originally come from, is amazing. It’s the beginning of a new adventure,” said Pluemjai to Vestnytt.

Pluemjai is born in Thailand and moved to Norway at the age of six. This season he played in Nest-Sotra and before that he played for Branns U-lag.

The 20-year old gut had a great start at the season in Buriram United already. In the first training match he scored two goals in a match where Buriram beat Pro Duta 4-3.

Source: Aftenposten.no

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