Chanathip played the first half of the 2017 season for parent club Muangthong United, before moving to Consadole in July 2017 on loan.

Chanathip continued to play the 2018 season for Consadole, on loan, and made a strong impression.

Chanathip (No. 18) celebrates a goal in the match he and Consadole won against host V-Varen Nagasaki 3-2 in the J1 League on August 1, 2018.

The star known as `Thai Messi` scored his first goal in the J-League, with a header in the 3-3 draw with Cerezo Osaka on March 2, 2018.

In the summer of 2018, Chanathip was bought permanently by Consadole from Muangthong, and became an official player of the Hokkaido club from February 1, 2019.

In total, the 28-year-old midfielder earned more than 36.3 million Baht in salary (more than 1 million USD) over nearly five years of playing in Japan.

Chanathip’s income will continue to increase sharply if he moves to J1 League defending champion Kawasaki Frontale.

According to the website specializing in player valuation transfermarkt (Germany), Chanathip is currently worth 60.2 million Bath (1.8 million USD).

How does Chanathip get paid in J1 League?

Only 1m58 tall, Chanathip still integrates quickly into the harsh competitive environment in the J1 League.

Consadole CEO Hirokatsu Mikami revealed that Frontale wanted to recruit Chanathip since the end of last year, but was rejected.

CEO Consadole then revealed that the J1 League defending champion sent another record offer less than a week later.

Frontale is the champion of the J1 League – the highest division of Japanese football – for the past two years.

According to Sponichi newspaper (Japan), Frontale often plays with a 4-3-3 formation.

Chanathip is still resting with his family in Thailand, after winning the AFF Cup 2020 with the national team. He returned to training late, missed the first match and did not play very impressively in the group stage, but shone brightly when

At the end of the tournament, Chanathip was voted the Best Player by the organizers.