The club has played at the top level of Thai football for khon kaen fc majority of their existence and is competing in the Thai League 1. Buriram United won their first Thai League 1 title in 2008 and the Kor Royal Cup in 1998, as PEA FC. The club was previously based in Ayutthaya before moving east to Buriram for the 2010 season. The club was founded in 1970.
But their first big success came in 1998 by winning the third division of the Kor Royal Cup. The club was then promoted to the Thai Division 1 League. 03 the club finished third in the second division. In 2008 Provincial Electricity Authority relocated to Ayutthaya and played at Ayutthaya Province Stadium where they gained a bigger fan base.
4 to Singapore Armed Forces in the extra-time at Rajamangala Stadium. Newin Chidchob chairman of club 2009-present. In December 2009 it was announced that a politician based in Buriram, Newin Chidchob was to take over the club. Buriram PEA finished their first season under the transition as the runner-up of 2010 Thai Premier League. 1 to Thai Port at Supachalasai Stadium.
In 2011, Buriram PEA under the coaching of Attaphol Buspakom, completed their 2011 season with the domestic Treble by three Thai major trophies. Buriram won 2011 Thai Premier League with 85 points, highest record in the league history. In 2012, At the start of the 2012 season, the club was renamed Buriram United Football Club. In 2013, Under Spanish head coach Alejandro Menéndez, Buriram United became the first Thai club to achieve the Quadruple by winning 4 trophies in the 2014 calendar year. Main article: 2015 Buriram United F.
Moreover, the 2015 Buriram United team is arguably regarded as the strongest in Thai League history after winning the 2015 Thai Premier League with an unbeaten record. The club logo incorporates elements from the historical ancient stone castle, Phanom Rung. Buriram United has Muangthong United as their main rival. Buriram United and Muangthong United also represent widely different groups of supporters. Buriram represents the mostly rural people of the Thai countryside, while Muangthong United symbolizes the urban people in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.