Wilavan Apinyapong

Wilavan Apinyapong

Supreme VC
Birth Date
Birth Place
Nakhon ratchasima
174 cm
70 kg
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 Name Wilavan APINYAPONG
Personal Information
Full name Wilavan Apinyapong
Nickname Gift
Born June 6, 1984 (Age 32)
Home Town Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter
Current club Supreme Chonburi
Shirt Number 10

Wilavan Apinyapong (Thai: วิลาวัณย์ อภิญญาพงศ์; RTGS: Wilawan Aphinyaphong, born June 6, 1984) is a Thai professional volleyball player who plays for Azerbaijan Club Igtisadchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Super League and the Thai National Team as an Outside Hitter. She has been the captain for the Thailand women's national volleyball team since 2008. Apinyapong led the Thai team to win the first gold medal at 2009 Asian Women's Volleyball Championship beaten China 3-1 for the first time in history and repeated again in 2013 Asian Women's Volleyball Championship where she also received the MVP award of the event.
Apinyapong signed with the Spanish professional club IBSA Club Voleibol for the 2007-2008 season of the Spanish Superliga, playing with her countrymate Nootsara Tomkom. The 2 following seasons she and some of her Thai teammates such as Malika Kanthong, Amporn Hyapha signed with the Turkish club Ereğli Belediye and had a successful club career there.
In 2010 she signed with the Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande under the coach Jenny Lang Ping. Along with the Olympics MVP Feng Kun, Yang Hao, Logan Tom, Jovana Brakočević but most of the time sat on the bench throughout the season because of the limitation of foreigner players, only 2 allowed on the court.
Next Season she moved to another Chinese club team Fujian Xi Meng Bao played along with Pleumjit Thinkaow and the famous Chinese Olympics bronze medalist Xu Yunli.
In 2012 was the golden year for Thai team even though the team failed to qualify to the 2012 Summer Olympics because of the Serbia-Japan fixed match but she still hopeful to have an opportunity to be in the 2016 .Thai team went on to finish 4th place at the 2012 World Grand Prix made it the best result for Thailand since 2002 as the Thai team participated for the first time . After won the gold medal against Asia's power house China at 2012 Asian Women's Cup Volleyball Championship she and her 6 other teammates signed for Igtisadchi Baku and helped the team to win the silver medal at the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Women's Volleyball Super League and qualified for the 2013/2014 CEV Women's Champions League for the very first time since the club was found.
In 2013 She received the MVP award at the 2013 Asian Women's Volleyball Championship . She extended the contract with Igtisadchi Baku for one more year and being named the captain. Although she is the captain on the court but she often been substituted later because of her poor performance.
In late 2013, after winning the gold medal at 2013 Southeast Asian Games, Apinyapong said that she will not go to compete at the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship due to join 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, considering that she might have a chance to win at least one medal because the other strong teams such as China and Japan will only send team B to the games and if she can get a medal it means that more money as well as easier tournament.
Volleyball Career
National Team
2001 - Present Thailand
Competitions for Thailand Team
Asian Volleyball Championship
2009 Hanoi, Vietnam
2013 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
2015 Guangzhou, China
2001 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
2007 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Asian Cup Volleyball Championship
2012 Almaty, Kazakstan
2010 Taicang, China
2008 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Years Teams
2006 – 2007 Tan Hao
2007 – 2008 Sang Som
2007 – 2008 IBSA Club Voleibol
2008 – 2009 Konya Eregli
2009 – 2010 Ereğli Belediye
2010 – 2011 Federbrau
2010 – 2011 Guangzhou Evergrande
2011 – 2012 Chang
2011 – 2012 Fujian Xi Meng Bao
2012 – 2014 Igtisadchi Baku
2014 – 2015 Nakhon Ratchasima
2015 – Present Supreme Chonburi
2011 Asian Club Championship "Most Valuable Player"
2013 Asian Championship "Most Valuable Player"
2014–15 Women's Volleyball Thailand League "Best Scorer"
2014–15 Women's Volleyball Thailand League "2nd Best Outside Spiker"
2001 Asian Championship - Bronze Medal
2002 World Grand Prix - 8th place
2002 World Championship - 17th place
2003 World Grand Prix - 9th place
2003 Asian Championship - 4th place
2004 World Grand Prix - 10th place
2005 World Grand Prix - 12th place
2005 Asian Championship - 6th place
2006 World Grand Prix - 11th place
2007 Asian Championship - Bronze Medal
2007 World Cup - 10th place
2008 World Grand Prix - 11th place
2008 Asian Cup - Bronze Medal
2009 World Grand Prix - 8th place
2009 Asian Championship - Gold Medal
2010 World Grand Prix - 10th place
2010 Asian Cup - Silver Medal
2010 World Championship - 13th place
2011 World Grand Prix - 6th place
2011 Asian Championship - 4th place
2012 World Grand Prix - 4th place
2012 Asian Cup - Gold Medal
2013 World Grand Prix - 13th place
2013 Asian Championship - Gold Medal
2014 Asian Games - Bronze medal
2015 Asian Championship – Bronze Medal
2009 Asian Club Championship - Champion, with Federbrau
2010 Asian Club Championship - Champion, with Federbrau
2010 Club World Championship - 5th place, with Federbrau
2011 Asian Club Championship - Champion, with Chang
2011 Club World Championship - 5th place, with Chang
2012 Asian Club Championship - 3rd place, with Chang
2010-11 Chinese League Championship - Runner-Up, with Guangzhou Evergrande
2011-12 Chinese League Championship - 9th place, with Fujian Xi Meng Bao
2012 Princess's Cup - Champion, with PEA Club
2012-13 Azerbaijan Super League - Runner-Up, with Igtisadchi Baku
2013 Princess's Cup - Champion, with PEA Sisaket
2013 Thai-Denmark Super League - 7th place, with Nakhon Ratchasima
2013-14 Azerbaijan Super League - 3rd place, with Igtisadchi Baku
2013-14 Thailand League - Champion, with Nakhon Ratchasima
2014 Thai-Denmark Super League - Runner-up, with Nakhon Ratchasima
2014-15 Thailand League - 5th place, with Nakhon Ratchasima
2015 Thai-Denmark Super League - 5th place, with Nakhon Ratchasima


  • Position Wing spiker
  • Selection Olympic (0) - W.C. (2) - Other (58)
  • International Debut Matera, Italy
  • Club Debut Chumchonnonghurean
  • Current Club Supreme VC
  • Spike 294
  • Block 282