2011 Malaysia Super League

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Astro Liga Super Malaysia
Season 2011
Champions Kelantan FA
Relegated Perlis FA
Pahang FA
2012 AFC Cup Kelantan FA (group stage)
Terengganu FA (qualifying play-off)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 437 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorer 20 goals
Abdul Hadi Yahya (Terengganu FA)
Biggest home win Selangor FA 7–1 Perlis FA
(6 June 2011)
Biggest away win Felda United FC 2–6 Terengganu FA
(6 July 2011)
Highest scoring Perak FA 5–3 Kuala Lumpur FA
(24 April 2011)
Selangor FA 7–1 Perlis FA
(6 June 2011)
Perlis FA 2–6 Terengganu FA
(6 July 2011)
Longest winning run 6 matches
Kelantan FA
(25 May 2011)
Longest unbeaten run 11 matches
Kelantan FA
Terengganu FA
Longest losing run 8 matches
Perlis FA
(until end of season)
Highest attendance 35,000
Kelantan FAPerak FA
(14 June 2011)
Lowest attendance 31
Perlis FAFelda United FC
(28 May 2011)
2010
2012

The 2011 Malaysia Super League (also known as Astro Liga Super Malaysia 2011 in Malay and the Astro Super League Malaysia due to the sponsorship from Astro) is the 8th season of the highest Malaysian football league since its inception in 2004. Fourteen teams participated in the league, eleven state teams and three club teams, with Selangor FA as the defending champions. The season began on 29 January 2011 and will conclude on 30 July 2011.

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams will contest the league, including twelve sides from the 2010 season and two promoted teams from the 2010 Malaysia Premier League.

Johor FA and Penang FA were relegated at the end of the 2010 Super League Malaysia after finishing the season in the bottom two places of the league table.

2010 Malaysia Premier League champions Felda United FC and runners-up Sabah FA secured direct promotion to the Super League.

Harimau Muda A secured a place in the Super League after KL Plus withdrew. Harimau had won the 2009 Premier League Malaysia before playing the 2010 campaign in the Slovak First League. Harimau represent the Malaysian Under 23 national football team.

¹ – promoted from Malaysia Premier League

Team summaries[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Felda United FC Kuala Lumpur KLFA Stadium 18,000
Harimau Muda A Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,000
Johor FC Pasir Gudang Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium 15,000
Kedah FA Alor Setar Darul Aman Stadium 32,387
Kelantan FA Kota Bharu Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium 30,000
Kuala Lumpur FA Kuala Lumpur KLFA Stadium 18,000
Negeri Sembilan FA Paroi Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium 40,000
Pahang FA Kuantan Darulmakmur Stadium 35,000
PBDKT T-Team FC Kuala Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium 15,000
Perak FA Ipoh Perak Stadium 35,000
Perlis FA Kangar Utama Stadium 20,000
Sabah FA Kota Kinabalu Likas Stadium 35,000
Selangor FA Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,000
Terengganu FA Kuala Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium 15,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Selangor FA K. Devan Mohd Amri Yahyah Kappa Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI)
Kelantan FA M. Karathu Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi Umbro Happy
Terengganu FA Irfan Bakti Abu Salim Mohd Marzuki Yusof Specs Top IT
Johor FC Azuan Zain Rezal Zambery Yahya JKiNG Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad
Kedah FA Wan Jamak Wan Hassan Ahmad Fauzi Shaari Lotto Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah (PKNK)
Negeri Sembilan FA Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah Muhammad Shukor Adan Lotto
Perlis FA Jánós Krécská Azmizi Azmi Kika Yayasan Pok Kassim
Perak FA Norizan Bakar Shahrulnizam Mustapa Specs Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh (MBI)
PBDKT T-Team FC Yunus Alif Rosdi Talib Admiral Admiral
Pahang FA Dollah Salleh Jalaluddin Jaafar Lotto Genting Group
Kuala Lumpur FA Razip Ismail Muhd Shahrom Abdul Kalam Kika
Harimau Muda A Ong Kim Swee Mohd Muslim Ahmad Nike
Sabah FA Justin Ganai Mohd Reithaudin Awang Emran Adidas Ararat Sport
Felda United FC E. Elavarasan Khaironnisam Sahabudin Kappa FELDA

Coaching changes[edit]

Club Outgoing Head Coach Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Kelantan FA Bhaskaran Sathianathan 24 January 2011 Resigned Maruthaiah Karathu 26 January 2011[1]
Perlis FA Mosthakeen Omar 1 March 2011[2] Resigned Salim Tofel Mohamad (caretaker) 8 March 2011[3]
Kedah FA Ahmad Yusof 7 March 2011[4] Gardening leave1 Muhamad Radhi Mat Din (caretaker) 7 March 2011[4]
Negeri Sembilan FA Wan Jamak Wan Hassan 16 March 2011[5] Resigned Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah 21 March 2011[6]
Kedah FA Muhamad Radhi Mat Din (caretaker) 23 April 2011 End of caretaker role Wan Jamak Wan Hassan 23 April 2011[7]
Perlis FA Salim Tofel Mohamad (caretaker) 26 April 2011 End of caretaker role Jánós Krécská 26 April 2011[8]
Sabah FA Gary Phillips 5 May 2011[9] Sacked Justin Ganai 5 May 2011[9]
  • 1Ahmad Yusof was put on indefinite leave on 7 March 2011, but is still contracted to Kedah FA. His contract was only terminated by mutual consent on 22 April 2011. Subsequently he joined Penang FA as head coach on 1 May 2011.[10][11][12]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kelantan FA (C) (Q) 26 17 5 4 52 21 +31 56 2012 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Terengganu FA (Q) 26 16 5 5 54 26 +28 53 2012 AFC Cup Qualifying play-off 1
3 Selangor FA 26 16 4 6 42 24 +18 52
4 Kedah FA 26 13 6 7 25 20 +5 45
5 Harimau Muda A 26 12 7 7 38 28 +10 43
6 Perak FA 26 10 10 6 31 24 +7 40
7 Johor FC 26 8 10 8 26 28 −2 34
8 Negeri Sembilan FA 26 8 8 10 29 32 −3 32
9 PBDKT T-Team FC 26 9 4 13 35 40 −5 31
10 Sabah FA 26 7 7 12 24 32 −8 28
11 Felda United FC 26 7 7 12 22 34 −12 28
12 Kuala Lumpur FA 26 6 8 12 23 34 −11 26
13 Pahang FA (R) 26 5 7 14 19 36 −17 22 Relegation to 2012 Malaysia Premier League
14 Perlis FA (R) 26 2 4 20 20 61 −41 10

Updated to games played on 6 July 2011.
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Notes
  • 1 Terengganu qualified for the 2012 AFC Cup by winning the 2011 Malaysia FA Cup. They automatically advanced to the group stage due to restructuring of the East Zone playoffs.
  • PLUS FC withdrew from Super League before the start of 2011 season

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] FEL JFC KDH KEL KL N9 PHG T-T PRK PLS SBH SEL TRG HMA
FELDA United 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–6 2–0
Johor FC 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–1
Kedah 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–2
Kelantan 6–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1
Kuala Lumpur FA 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–1
N. Sembilan 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0
Pahang 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–2
T–Team 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–3 2–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–3
Perak 1–0 1–0 1–3 4–0 5–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Perlis 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–5 0–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–3
Sabah 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–2
Selangor 2–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 7–1 1–0 3–2 1–2
Terengganu 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–3 4–0 3–0 5–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–1
Harimau Muda A 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–2

Updated to games played on 6 July 2011.
Source: Malaysia Super League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[13][edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Abdul Hadi Yahya Terengganu FA 20
2 Norshahrul Idlan Talaha Kelantan FA 19
3 Abdul Manaf Mamat Terengganu FA 13
4 Indra Putra Mahayuddin PBDKT T-Team FC 11
5 Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi Kelantan FA 10
Mohd Ashaari Shamsuddin Terengganu FA 10
6 Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli Perak FA 9
Baddrol Bakhtiar Kedah FA 9
Izzaq Faris Ramlan Harimau Muda A 9
7 Ahmad Hazwan Bakri Kuala Lumpur FA 7
Mohd Fandi Othman Harimau Muda A 7
Mohd Firdaus Azizul Negeri Sembilan FA 7
Mohd Safiq Rahim Selangor FA 7

Champions[edit]

Champions
KelantanFA.png
Kelantan
1st Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]