Totchtawan became one of the greatest midfielders in Thailand, with his creative passing and set-piece taking.
He won the award from Cheerthai.com, the main website for Thai football in 2001, for the best player of that year.
Now he's the captain for Thai national football team and playing for the BEC TERO football club in the Thailand premier league.
His most memorable goals for the Thailand national team came from a friendly match against Manchester United in 2001 and a 30-yard free-kick against Holland in a friendly match in Bangkok in 2007, which Thailand lost 1-3.
Totchtawan just announced his retirement after Thailand national football team failed to qualify in the World cup 2010. Thereafter, he was appointed Thailand Assistant coach from Football Association of Thailand for cooperation working with Peter Reid who was appointed Thailand chief coach in August.
In November 2008, Tawan stood down from his dutis as Assistant coach from the Thai national team, due to some players being unhappy with his other commitments to his clubside BEC Tero Sasana FC (Tawan was still actively playing). Tawan's role as Assistant coach to Reid saw the national team win one game and lose one game. Beating North Korea in the opening game of the T&T Cup and losing away to Saudi Arabia