Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Funeral

Leicester City Players & Staff Attend Khun Vichai's Funeral In Thailand

Following an emotional Premier League victory at Cardiff City on Saturday, Leicester City’s players and staff travelled to Bangkok, Thailand for the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Club’s beloved Chairman who tragically lost his life alongside four other people last weekend.

The Foxes arrived at the Buddhist Sala Kawi Niramit Debsirindrawas Temple on Sunday evening to pay their respects to Khun Vichai, a man who had such a profound impact on their lives.

During his Chairmanship, Khun Vichai’s personal guidance, as well as his professional dedication to achieving the Club’s goals, inspired Leicester City’s players to unbelievable success.

His charitable contributions to life in Leicester, meanwhile, will forever be remembered by the people of the city, many of whom came to love him as one of their own.

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Funeral
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Funeral

The Club's players approach the Buddhist Sala Kawi Niramit Debsirindrawas Temple.

But it was his warm-hearted nature and thoughtful leadership style which forged such a truly unique and special bond with the Club’s players.

That relationship between Chairman and players was evident in the scenes which followed Saturday’s fixture at Cardiff as players, staff and fans came together to celebrate Khun Vichai’s life at full-time.

Upon their evening arrival at the Sala Kawi Niramit Debsirindrawas Temple, the players offered condolences to Khun Vichai’s family - wife Aimon and children Voramas, Apichet, Aroonroong, and Aiyawatt, the Club’s Vice-Chairman who is affectionately known as ‘Top’ by the Leicester City family.

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Funeral

Kasper Schmeichel and Top before the ceremony in the Thai capital.

Upon entering the temple, the travelling group approached a floral tribute in Khun Vichai’s honour, including an eight-sided urn which was bestowed upon the ceremony by Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

The squad then joined the Srivaddhanaprabha family for Abhidhamma recitations, the chanting of the Higher Teachings of the Buddha.

The sacred ceremony will continue for several days as the people of Thailand mourn Khun Vichai’s passing and pay tribute to the positive influence he had on so many lives around the world.

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Funeral

Jamie Vardy watches on during the ceremony, which took place on Sunday.

Leicester City’s players and staff will now return to the UK to resume their preparations for Saturday’s home fixture against Burnley.

Meanwhile, in Leicester, the overwhelming tributes from the Club’s supporters continue, with thousands of flowers, shirts, scarves and cards being left among the dignified and reflective surroundings of King Power Stadium’s Family Stand.

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