2013 Malaysia Premier League

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Malaysia Premier League
Season 2013
Champions Sarawak FA
Promoted Sarawak FA
Sime Darby FC
Relegated Kuala Lumpur FA
Betaria FC
Matches played 113
Goals scored 349 (3.09 per match)
Top goalscorer Croatia Karlo Primorac (24 goals)
Biggest home win Sarawak FA 7–0 Betaria FC
(17 May 2013)
Biggest away win Kuala Lumpur FA 0–5 Sime Darby FC
(17 May 2013)
Highest scoring 8 goals
UiTM FC 3-5 Sarawak FA
(26 April 2013)
2012
2014

The 2013 Malaysia Premier League (also known as Astro Liga Super Malaysia 2013 in Malay and the Astro Malaysia Premier League due to the sponsorship from Astro) is the 10th season of the Malaysia Premier League since its rebranding from the previous format.

The league is currently the second-level football league of Malaysia. Armed Forces are the reigning 2012 Malaysia Premier League champions and currently play in the top flight of Malaysian football, Malaysia Super League.

Changes from last season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

To Premier League[edit]

Promoted from FAM League
Relegated from Super League

From Premier League[edit]

Promoted to Super League
Relegated to FAM League

Team withdrawing[edit]

Teams[edit]

A total of twelve teams will contest the league. The teams competing includes the sides finishing 3rd to 6th from the 2012 Malaysia Premier League season, Harimau Muda B who will stay in the league regardless of league position, the champion of 2012 Malaysia FAM League, and the bottom team from the 2012 Malaysia Super League season. The remaining 5 places in the league will be contested in the playoff round between teams from Super League, Premier League and FAM League.

FAM later decided to withdraw Harimau Muda B from the league and register them in the 2013 S.League, replacing Harimau Muda A who pulled out of the S.League to embark on a tour of friendly matches in Europe, and preparing them for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. Perlis FA, who originally were relegated after finishing second bottom in 2012 Malaysia Premier League, were reinstated in the league as a result of the withdrawal.

Federal Territory FA (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur FA), were relegated from 2012 Malaysia Super League after finishing the season in the last place of the 14-team league table. Sarawak FA, Kedah FA and Sabah FA were also relegated after losing in the play-offs.

2012 Malaysia FAM League champions Putrajaya SPA FC secured direct promotion to this season Malaysia Premier League. Meanwhile UiTM FC, the 3rd-place team in FAM League, were invited to replace USM FC, who were withdrawing from Premier League due to financial difficulties.

Note:

  1. Relegated from 2012 Malaysia Super League
  2. Losers of 2013 Malaysia Super League/Malaysia Premier League Play-off round
  3. Winners of 2013 Malaysia Premier League/Malaysia FAM League Play-off round
  4. Promoted from 2012 Malaysia FAM League

Team summaries[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Estimated capacity

Team Team Based Stadium Location Stadium Stadium Capacity
Betaria FC Tampin Paya Rumput Hang Jebat Stadium 40,000
Johor FA Johor Bahru Pasir Gudang Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium 15,000
Kedah FA Alor Star Alor Star Darulaman Stadium 32,387
Perlis FA Kangar Kangar Utama Negeri Stadium 20,000
Sabah FA Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu Likas Stadium 30,000
Sarawak FA Kuching Kuching Sarawak Stadium 40,000
Kuala Lumpur FA Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur KLFA Stadium 18,000
PDRM FA Kuala Lumpur Paya Rumput Hang Jebat Stadium 40,000
Pos FC Kuala Lumpur Selayang Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
Sime Darby FC Kuala Lumpur Selayang Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam FC Putrajaya Bangi Petronas Mini Stadium 3,000
UiTM FC Selangor Shah Alam UiTM Stadium 10,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Betaria FC Malaysia Azuan Zain Malaysia Muhd Shahrul Nizam Abdul Hamid Adidas
Johor FA Malaysia Azmi Mohamed Malaysia Mohd Farid Ramli Kappa Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
Kedah FA Croatia Marijo Tot Malaysia Baddrol Bakhtiar Line 7 PKNK
Kuala Lumpur FA Slovakia Stanislav Lievkosky Malaysia Azizon Abdul Kadir Kronos Rising Sun Travel & Tours
Perlis FA Malaysia Yunus Alif Ghana Emmanuel Okine Warriors
PDRM FA Malaysia R. Nalathamby Malaysia Mohd Afif Amiruddin Line 7
Pos FC Malaysia G. Torairaju Malaysia Abdullah Yusoff Kappa Pos Malaysia
Sabah FA Northern Ireland David McCreery Wales Rhys Weston Adidas Grace One
Sarawak FA Netherlands Robert Alberts Malaysia Mohd Shahrol Saperi Starsports NAIM Holdings Berhad
Sime Darby FC Malaysia Ismail Zakaria Kappa Sime Darby
Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam FC Malaysia Mohd Nizam Jamil Malaysia Sazali Suwandi Kappa
UiTM FC Malaysia Azman Eusoff Umbro Ministry of Higher Education

Coaching changes[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Club Outgoing Head Coach Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Kuala Lumpur FA Malaysia Razip Ismail 13 November 2012[1] Signed by Harimau Muda B Slovakia Stanislav Lievkosky 4 December 2012

Foreign players[edit]

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Asian Players
Betaria FC Slovakia Tomáš Chovanec Kenya Hillary Echesa None
Johor FA Argentina Muriel Orlando Argentina Ezaquiel Gallegos None
Kedah FA Chile Nelson San Martín Croatia Alen Guć None
Kuala Lumpur FA Cameroon Kalle Sone None
Perlis FA Ghana Denny Antwi Ghana Emmanuel Okine None
PDRM FA Uganda Edrisar Kaye The Gambia Mohamadou Sumareh None
Pos Malaysia FC None None None
Sabah FA France Abdulfatah Safi Ivory Coast Koh Traore None
Sarawak FA Cameroon Guy Bwele Bosnia and Herzegovina Muamer Salibasic None
Sime Darby FC Croatia Karlo Primorac Togo Togaba Komlan None
Putrajaya SPA FC Cameroon Joël Tchami Guadeloupe Eddy Viator None
UiTM FC Nigeria Koforowola Hameed Adewumi None None

[citation needed]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sarawak FA (C) (P) 22 18 4 0 49 12 +37 58 Promotion to the 2014 Malaysia Super League
2 Sime Darby FC (P) 22 17 3 2 51 12 +39 54
3 Johor FA 22 14 3 5 58 23 +35 45
4 Kedah FA 22 13 3 6 38 19 +19 42
5 Sabah FA 22 9 3 10 42 46 −4 30
6 Pos Malaysia FC 22 7 6 9 24 28 −4 27
7 PDRM FA 22 7 4 11 41 39 +2 25
8 Putrajaya SPA FC 22 6 5 11 29 38 −9 23
9 UiTM FC 22 6 5 11 22 35 −13 23
10 Perlis FA 22 6 4 12 27 42 −15 22
11 Kuala Lumpur FA (R) 22 4 2 16 21 58 −37 14 Relegation to the 2014 Malaysia FAM League
12 Betaria FC (R) 22 2 4 16 13 63 −50 10

Updated to games played on 05 July 2013.
Source: fam.org
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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BET JHR KDH KL PDRM PLS POS SBH SWK SDA SPAFC UiTM
BET 0–2 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–1 0–6 0–2 0–1
JHR 43–2 1–0 5–1 2–1 6–1 1–1 6–1 1–2 0–0 5–1 2–0
KDH 36–4 2–1 3–0 4–1 1–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1
Kuala Lumpur FA 12–2 1–3 0–1 0–4 0–2 0–3 3–2 0–1 0–5 0–0 2–1
Polis Di-Raja Malaysia 15–4 2–3 2–0 4–1 2–3 1–1 3–3 1–11 0–2 3–3 0–0
PLS 17–1 0–4 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1
POS 14–0 0–2 1–5 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–0
SBH 46–1 3–2 0–2 3–1 5–3 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–5 2–1 3–1
SWK 61–0 8–2 4–0 8–0 7–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 6–0 7–1 10–0
Sime Darby 53–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 3–2 4–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–0
SPAFC 10–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–0 4–2 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–0 0–1
UiTM 13–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–5 0–2 1–2

Updated to games played on 05 July 2013.
Source: Stadium Astro
^ 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]