Bangkok Veterans League — Team — • Bangkok Cosmos •
Cosmos took a while to convince to join the Vets League. But, once they came on board starting from Jul/2006, they took the competition by storm, winning it every single time they participated, and snapping Vikings' 4-in-a-row winning streak along the process.
Their busy schedule doesn't allow them to enter a team in each month's competition, but whenever they do, they have a 100% record, not even losing a game in all first 4 times they participated in the 2006 season (read more about Cosmos's records in the "Champions" page).
[Feb/2008] — Eventual champions, Cosmos, in their lucky yellow bibs. Pictured are: Standing: Pedro, Kenny, Esa, Tim, Patrick Front: Harold, Mauro, , 
*Ranking: Champ! among 22 teams
Bangkok's Cosmos Football Club was founded on a rainy September day in the smoky clubroom of the then legendary Hotspot Company House on Sukhumvit Soi 65. Although rumors have it that the founders only remotely remember the details, given their usual state on such occasions, the idea was to establish a multi-cultural club, based on a mutual pleasure of quality football rather than on nationality.
Cosmos FC quickly established itself in the Bangkok football scene and became a synonym for fast-paced short-passing football. In the early days, not less than 4 Thai Ex-Internationals joined the ranks amongst all the other nationalities, contributing to Cosmos's fast rise in Asian amateur football.
Cosmos's engagement in Veterans football started in 2005, probably forced by the fact that despite all the fitness, somehow, speed was much more difficult to maintain. Cosmos then won the 2005 Bangkok Soccer 7s, followed by a win of the same tournament in Phuket. In 2006, they had to be content with the Runners-up spot, but they compensated by winning EG's regular Vets League tournament a total of 4 times in that year.
Cosmos has set high targets for 2007, most of all to keep their legendary easy-going laid-back approach. As a matter of fact each player in the Cosmos (Vets) squad will readily confirm that these tournaments are played in high spirits with no tussles and hustles involved, at least not within their own squad and that means "Mission accomplished!".
Over the Years:
[Dec/2006] — The eventual champions Cosmos never miss a photo-op. Pictured are: Left-to-Right: Pedro, Harold, Tim, Mauro, Kenny, Esa
*Ranking: Champ! among 16 teams
[Dec/2006] — Flanked by Formula-1 Trophy Girls, a humble looking Mauro lifts triumphant Cosmos's 2006 season-ending trophy.
[Feb/2007] — Eventual champions, Cosmos, are in their new & improved shirts. Pictured are: Standing: , , Kenny Front: Pedro, Harold, Lindsay, Chris
*Ranking: Champ! among 14 teams
[Feb/2007] — Pedro, Harold and Chris are proud receivers of Cosmos's yet another Vets Championship trophy.
[Apr/2007] — Defending Champ! Cosmos looked thin on numbers, and struggled in the Group Stage.
[Jul/2007] — Cosmos caught on camera while training between matches.
[Oct/2007] — Champ! Cosmos, although missing their influential leader Mauro on the ranks this month, always bring an invincible squad to the Vets League. Pictured are: Standing: Kenny, , Tim, Pedro Front: Harold, Emilio, , Chatree
*Ranking: Champ! among 20 teams
[Oct/2007] — Cosmos strike a pose as a team at the end of the day.
[Mar/2008] — The day's Champ!, Bangkok Cosmos, pictured with their lucky yellow bibs, . . . and the Formula-1 Trophy Girls.
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