The club has played at the top level of Thai football for the 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 truesport7 live 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.