2012 Malaysia Super League

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Malaysia Super League
Season 2012
Champions Kelantan FA
Relegated Sarawak FA
Kedah FA
Sabah FA
Kuala Lumpur FA
AFC Cup Kelantan FA
Selangor FA
Matches played 182
Goals scored 489 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorer 15 goals
Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona (Negeri Sembilan FA)
Francis Doe Forkey (Terengganu FA)
Biggest home win Lions XII 9–0 Sabah FA
(16 June 2012)
Biggest away win Kuala Lumpur FA 0–4 Felda United FC
(13 April 2012)
Sabah FA 0–4 PKNS FC
(19 June 2012) Kuala Lumpur FA 2 – 4 Sabah FA
(30 June 2012)
Highest scoring Lions XII 9–0 Sabah FA
(16 June 2012)
Terengganu FA 6–3 Sabah FA
(17 March 2012)
Longest winning run 4 matches
Lions XII
T-Team
Kelantan FA
Perak FA
Selangor FA
Longest unbeaten run 15 matches
Kelantan FA
Longest losing run 10 matches
Kuala Lumpur FA
2011
2013

The 2012 Astro Malaysia Super League (also known as Astro Liga Super Malaysia 2012 in Malay and the Astro Malaysia Super League due to the sponsorship from Astro) is the 9th 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 Kelantan FA as the defending champions. The season will begin on 10 January 2012 and will conclude on 14 July 2012.

Astro, The Malaysian satellite television company will continue its participation as the competition's main sponsor.

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams will contest the league, including eleven sides from the 2011 season and two promoted teams from the 2011 Malaysia Premier League. Singapore Lions of Singapore will also participate in the 2012 season, replacing Harimau Muda A.

Perlis FA and Pahang FA were relegated at the end of the 2011 Super League Malaysia after finishing the season in the bottom two places of the league table.

2011 Malaysia Premier League champions PKNS FC and runners-up Sarawak FA secured direct promotion to the Super League.

Following an agreement between the Football Association of Singapore and the Football Association of Malaysia, Young Lions, with most of the members of the squad are players from Singapore's national under-23 team, will replace Harimau Muda A, which represent the Malaysian Under-23 national football team. While the Singapore Lions will compete at the Malaysia Super League, Harimau Muda A will take the Young Lions position in the S. League.[1][2] Young Lions was later replaced by a new team, named Lions XII that will replace the former under-23 football team.[3]

* – Lions XII (Originally to participate was Young Lions of Singapore and will replace Harimau Muda A as Harimau Muda A will replace Young Lions in the S. League.)

¹ – promoted from Malaysia Premier League

Team summaries[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Felda United FC Kuala Lumpur Hang Jebat Stadium 35,000
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 25,000
Kuala Lumpur FA Kuala Lumpur Hang Jebat Stadium 35,000
Negeri Sembilan FA Paroi Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium 40,000
PBDKT T-Team FC Kuala Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium 15,000
Perak FA Ipoh Perak Stadium 42,500
PKNS FC Petaling Jaya Petaling Jaya Stadium 25,000
Sabah FA Kota Kinabalu Likas Stadium 35,000
Sarawak FA Kuching Sarawak State Stadium 26,000
Selangor FA Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 81,000
Singapore LIONSXII Jalan Besar Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000
Terengganu FA Kuala Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium 15,000

Stadium changes[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Felda United FC E. Elavarasan Mohd Hamsani Ahmad Kappa FELDA Holdings
Johor FC Sazali Saidon Mohd Khairul Ismail Promade Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad
Kedah FA Marijo Tot Baddrol Bakhtiar Line 7 PKNK
Kelantan FA Bojan Hodak Mohd Badri Mohd Radzi Umbro Happy Prepaid
Kuala Lumpur FA Razip Ismail Mohd Aslam Haja Najmudeen Kronos Kronos
Negeri Sembilan FA Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah Muhammad Shukor Adan Lotto Negeri Roadstone Sdn Bhd
PBDKT T-Team FC Yunus Alif Rosdi Talib Admiral Admiral
Perak FA Jang Jung Shahrulnizam Mustapa Kika Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh
PKNS FC Ibrahim, Abdul RahmanAbdul Rahman Ibrahim Mohd Hashim, Mohd FadhilMohd Fadhil Mohd Hashim Lotto PKNS
Sabah FA David McCreery Hendrik Helmke Adidas Grace One
Sarawak FA Alberts, RobertRobert Alberts Guy Bwele StarSport Naim
Selangor FA Irfan Bakti Abu Salim Mohd Amri Yahyah Kappa Menteri Besar Incorporated
Singapore LIONSXII V. Sundramoorthy Shahril Ishak Nike StarHub
Terengganu FA Peter James Butler Mohd Marzuki Yusof SPECS Top IT

Coaching changes[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Club Outgoing Head Coach Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Kelantan FA Maruthaiah Karathu 16 October 2011 Resigned Peter James Butler 20 October 2011
Johor FC Azuan Zain 3 November 2011 Resigned K. Devan 3 November 2011
Terengganu FA Irfan Bakti Abu Salim 2 November 2011 End of Contract Mat Zan Mat Aris 4 November 2011
Selangor FA P. Maniam (caretaker) 4 November 2011 End of caretaker role Irfan Bakti Abu Salim 4 November 2011

In season[edit]

Club Outgoing Head Coach Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Kelantan FA Peter James Butler 28 February 2012 Mutual Agreement Bojan Hodak 2 March 2012
Johor FC K. Devan 15 April 2012 Resigned Sazali Saidon 15 April 2012
Terengganu FA Mat Zan Mat Aris 7 May 2012 Resigned Khalid Mohd Dahan (caretaker) 7 May 2012
Terengganu FA Khalid Mohd Dahan (caretaker) 14 May 2012 End of caretaker role Peter James Butler 14 May 2012
Sabah FA Justin Ganai 20 June 2012 Sacked[4] Andrew Majanggim (caretaker) 20 June 2012
Sabah FA Andrew Majanggim (caretaker) 5 July 2012 End of caretaker role[5] David McCreery 5 July 2012
Perak FA Norizan Bakar 10 July 2012 Leave of Absence[6] Jang Jung 23 July 2012
Kedah FA Wan Jamak Wan Hassan 10 August 2012 Leave of Absence[7] Marijo Tot 10 August 2012

Sponsorship changes[edit]

Club New sponsor Previous sponsor Date
Sabah FA Grace One 22 December 2011
Singapore LIONSXII StarHub 5 January 2012
Kuala Lumpur FA Kronos 9 January 2012

Foreign players[edit]

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4
Felda United FC Mickaël Antoine-Curier Eddy Viator None None
Johor FC Arthuro Henrique Bernhardt Fernando de Abreu Ferreira None None
Kedah FA Abdulfatah Safi Vedran Gerc None None
Kelantan FA Obinna Nwaneri Mohammed Ghaddar Mijo Dadic Keita Mandjou
Kuala Lumpur FA Zakaria Charara (on loan from Kelantan FA) Emmanuel Okine (on loan from Kelantan FA) None None
Negeri Sembilan FA Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona Marian Farbák None None
PBDKT T-Team FC Bojan Petrić Marco Tulio None None
Perak FA Michal Kubala Albert Dominique Ebossé Bodjongo Dika None None
PKNS FC Michaël Niçoise Helmi Loussaief None None
Sabah FA Brendan Gan Hendrik Helmke None None
Sarawak FA Guy Bwele Joël Epalle None None
Selangor FA Ramez Dayoub Boško Balaban None None
Singapore LIONSXII None None None None
Terengganu FA Erison da Silva Santos Francis Doe

Note:

  • Teams participating in AFC Cup 2012, (Kelantan FA and Terengganu FA) can employ two (2) extra Foreign Player, as the AFC allows 4 foreign players, making it a total of four(4) Foreign Players, but the third and fourth Foreign Player is only allowed to play for the AFC Cup 2012 Tournament.
  • Singapore LIONSXII will not be permitted to have any foreign players as it is an all Singaporean team.[8]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kelantan (C, Q) 26 18 6 2 53 18 +35 60 2013 AFC Cup group stage
2 LionsXII[a] 26 15 5 6 48 23 +25 50
3 Selangor (Q) 26 12 7 7 40 26 +14 43 2013 AFC Cup group stage[b]
4 Perak 26 13 3 10 40 43 −3 42
5 Terengganu 26 11 8 7 41 33 +8 41
6 Negeri Sembilan 26 10 7 9 41 38 +3 37
7 PKNS 26 8 11 7 35 35 0 35
8 PBDKT T-Team 26 10 5 11 35 36 −1 35
9 Johor 26 10 5 11 29 31 −2 35
10 Felda United 26 11 2 13 25 31 −6 35
11 Sarawak (R) 26 8 6 12 28 32 −4 30 Relegation play-offs
12 Kedah (R) 26 7 7 12 27 38 −11 28
13 Sabah (R) 26 7 7 12 33 52 −19 28
14 Kuala Lumpur (R) 26 0 5 21 14 53 −39 5 Relegation to 2013 Malaysia Premier League
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ LionsXII are not eligible for any AFC competition spots
  2. ^ Qualified as the next highest-placed local team behind Malaysia Super League and 2012 Malaysia FA Cup winners Kelantan.

Results[edit]

Fixtures and Results of the Malaysia Super League 2012 season.

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

Week 3[edit]

Week 4[edit]

Week 5[edit]

Week 6[edit]

Week 7[edit]

Week 8[edit]

Week 9[edit]

Week 10[edit]

Week 11[edit]

Week 12[edit]

Week 13[edit]

Week 14[edit]

Week 15[edit]

Week 16[edit]

Week 17[edit]

Week 18[edit]

Week 19[edit]

  • 1 The venue was changed from Kuala Lumpur FA original venue at Hang Jebat Stadium, Melaka to Kelantan FA venue at Kota Bharu at the request of Kuala Lumpur FA.[9]

Week 20[edit]

Week 21[edit]

Week 22[edit]

  • 1 The venue was changed from Kuala Lumpur FA original venue at Hang Jebat Stadium, Melaka to Sabah FA venue at Kota Kinabalu at the request of Kuala Lumpur FA.[10]

Week 23[edit]

Week 24[edit]

  • 1 The venue was changed from Kuala Lumpur FA original venue at Hang Jebat Stadium, Melaka to Selangor FA venue at Shah Alam at the request of Kuala Lumpur FA.

Week 25[edit]

Week 26[edit]

  • 1 The venue was changed from Kuala Lumpur FA original venue at Hang Jebat Stadium, Melaka to Perak FA venue at Ipoh at the request of Kuala Lumpur FA.

Round table[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] FEL JFC KDH KEL KL N9 T-T PRK PKNS SBH SWK SEL LNS TRG
FELDA United 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–1
Johor FC 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–3 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–0
Kedah 1–2 1–3 0–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1
Kelantan 5–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–1
Kuala Lumpur FA 0–4 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–5 1–1 2–4 1–1 0–4 0–0 0–1
N. Sembilan 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–4 1–1
T–Team 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–3
Perak 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0
PKNS 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–0 2–2
Sabah 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–3
Sarawak 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1
Selangor 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 5–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 6–1
LionsXII 3–1 0–1 3–3 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 5–0 9–0 3–0 1–1 0–1
Terengganu 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 6–3 2–2 3–0 0–1

Updated to games played on 14 July 2012.
Source: Malaysia Super League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Play-offs[edit]

Promotion/Relegation[edit]

The play-off matches to determine promotion and relegation will be held at Hang Tuah Stadium and Hang Jebat Stadium, Malacca from 17 to 19 July 2012, as next season Super League will be reduced to 12 teams from 14 teams this season.[11] Team that finished 11th in the Super League, Sarawak FA will meet second placed team in Premier League, Pahang FA while team that finished 12th in the Super League, Kedah FA will meet team that finished 13th in the Super League, Sabah FA. The winner of both semi-final match will meet in the final to determine who will stay in the 2013 Malaysia Super League. The winner will stay in the Super League; the other 3 teams will be relegated to 2013 Malaysia Premier League.[12]

Semi-final 1
17 July 2012
20:45 UTC+08:00
Pahang FA 1–0 Sarawak FA
Saiful Nizam Goal 89'
Semi-final 2
17 July 2012
20:45 UTC+08:00
Kedah FA 1–0 Sabah FA
Syamim Alif Goal 90+1'
Final

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[13][edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona Negeri Sembilan FA 15
Francis Doe Forkey Terengganu FA
3 Michal Kubala Perak FA 13
4 Boško Balaban Selangor FA 12
5 Shahril Ishak Singapore LIONSXII 10
Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali Negeri Sembilan FA
Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri Kedah FA
8 Mohammed Ghaddar Kelantan FA 9
Zairo Anuar Zalani PBDKT T-Team FC
Mohd Faiz Subri PBDKT T-Team FC
11 Shahdan Sulaiman Singapore LIONSXII 8
Mohd Badri Mohd Radzi Kelantan FA

Own goals[edit]

Player For Club
Aiman Syazwan Abdullah Singapore LIONSXII Kuala Lumpur FA
Mohd Helmi Remeli Sabah FA PKNS FC
Khairan Ezuan Razali Perak FA Felda United FC
Mohd Sabre Mat Abu Sabah FA Kedah FA
Mohd Syazwan Mohd Roslan Kedah FA Perak FA
Mohd Fadzli Saari PKNS FC PBDKT T-Team FC
Mafry Balang Perak FA Sabah FA
S. Kunanlan Terengganu FA Negeri Sembilan FA
Shahrul Azhar Ture Singapore LIONSXII Sabah FA
Mohd Fazliata Taib Kelantan FA Kedah FA
Ahmad Jihad Ismail Sabah FA Kuala Lumpur FA
Mohd Reithaudin Awang Emran Terengganu FA Sabah FA
Bojan Petrić Singapore LIONSXII PBDKT T-Team FC

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Francis Doe Forkey Terengganu FA Sabah FA 6–3 17 March 2012
Mohd Nizad Ayub Felda United FC Kuala Lumpur FA 4–0 13 April 2012
Arthuro Henrique Bernhardt Johor FC PKNS FC 3–2

8 May 2012

Hariss Harun Singapore LIONSXII Sabah FA 9–0

16 June 2012

Indra Putra Mahayuddin Kelantan FA Perak FA 6–0

7 July 2012

Scoring[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Most clean sheets: 11
    • Kelantan FA
  • Fewest clean sheets: 1
    • Kuala Lumpur FA

Champions[edit]

Champions
KelantanFA.png
Kelantan
2nd Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore to field a team in M-League, Malaysia Cup". TODAYonline. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Harimau Muda to play in S-League, Young Lions in Malaysia's Super League". Bernama. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  3. ^ FAS Reveal Coach and Squad list for LIONSXII Retrieved at 5 December 2011 fromFootball Association of Singapore
  4. ^ "Justin is no longer Sabah coach". New Straits Times. 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ New Sabah Times. 3 July 2012 http://www.newsabahtimes.com.my/nstweb/fullstory/60122 |url= missing title (help). 
  6. ^ "Jang Jung appointed interim coach for Perak FA". Goal.com. 20 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Croatian Tot takes over as Kedah's new head coach". Goal.com. 10 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Singapore Lions to participate in 2012 Malaysia Cup – Asia One, 12 July 2011
  9. ^ "SSMIV tuan rumah bagi Kuala Lumpur berdepan Kelantan". Sokernet. 
  10. ^ New Sabah Times. 1 July 2012 http://www.newsabahtimes.com.my/nstweb/fullstory/60048 |url= missing title (help). 
  11. ^ "Kedah And Sabah Will Know Super League Fate Next Week". The Star. Malaysia. 
  12. ^  . "Siaran Media 12 Julai 2012 - Perlawanan Play-off Liga Super 2013 dan Liga Premier 2013.doc". Dropbox. 
  13. ^ "Super League 2011 – Goal Scorers". Malaysia Super League. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 

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