Brunei DPMM FC
|Full name||Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Football Club|
|Ground||Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
|Chairman||HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
(Crown Prince of Brunei)
Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Football Club (DPMM FC) is a football club based in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The club played in the Brunei Premier League in the early-2000s, winning the league title in 2002 and 2004. The club then decided to play in Malaysia, and joined the Malaysian Premier League as a foreign-based team in for the 2005–6 season. They won promotion to the Malaysian Super League (the top tier of Malaysian football) at the end of their first season in Malaysian football, and then finished 3rd and 10th in the following two season in the Super League. The club then left the Malaysian league and joined Singapore's S.League for the 2009 season. They won the Singapore League Cup, but were then forced to withdraw from the league competition five games before the end of the season after FIFA suspended the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam for government interference in its affairs, thus barring teams from Brunei from taking part in overseas competitions. All the club's league results for 2009 were therefore expunged.
- 1 History
- 2 S.League and cup history
- 3 Honours
- 4 Players
- 5 Managers
- 6 Previous Notable Players
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Beginnings in Brunei
DPMM FC started out as a college team in 1994, before being officially established as a commercial club in 2000. After being the most successful team in college-level football in Brunei, most of the team's talented players joined DPMM FC when it became a commercial team and the club became stronger and more established.
The club enjoyed considerable success in Brunei's domestic competitions in the early-2000s, winning the Brunei Premier League in 2002 and 2004, the Brunei FA Cup in 2004, and the Brunei Super Cup in 2002 and 2004.
Joining Malaysian league
In 2005, DPMM FC stopped playing in Brunei's domestic league and joined the Malaysia Premier League (the second tier of Malaysian football) as a foreign-based team, replacing the Brunei representative team. The club was then promoted to the top tier of Malaysian football, Malaysian Super League, where they finished in 3rd place in their first season (2006–07). In the following season (2007–08), they finished in 10th place. They then had to leave the Malaysia Super League due to the deregisteration of the Brunei Amateur Football Association by the Registrar of Societies.
Since 2004, DPMM FC had also competed annually in the Singapore Cup (a knock-out tournament which the Football Association of Singapore invites a number of teams from other countries to take part in alongside Singaporean clubs).
S.League, and suspension
After leaving the Malaysia Super League, DPMM FC joined Singapore's S.League for the 2009 season, becoming the first team in the league to play their home matches outside Singapore. The club quickly made an impact on the Singapore football scene by winning the Singapore League Cup in June 2009. They defeated the Singapore Armed Forces Football Club in the final on penalties after the match had ended in a 1–1 draw. However on 30 September that year, FIFA suspended the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam for government interference in its affairs. This meant that teams from Brunei were no longer allowed to compete in tournaments run by other national member associations. The Football Association of Singapore appealed to FIFA to allow DPMM FC to finish the S.League season, but the appeal was rejected. The results of all DPMM's league matches for 2009 were therefore expunged.
Lifting of suspension, and success in Singapore
After 20 months of being suspended, FIFA has decided to lift the suspension off Brunei Darussalam. This means that the national team as well as the football teams from Brunei Darussalam are allowed to join any football competitions under FIFA. In 2012 Brunei DPMM FC officially returns to the S.League. They also won the S-League Cup that year in as many times as well as being the first runner-up in the league.
S.League and cup history
|Season||League||Cup||League Cup||Top goalscorer||Managers|
|2009||S.League||expelled from the league||Quarter-finals||Winners||Mohd Shahrazen Said||8||Vjeran Simunić|
|2010||S.League||Banned by FIFA|
|2011||S.League||Banned by FIFA|
|2012||S.League||2||24||15||3||6||49||26||48||Round of 16||Winners||Mohd Shahrazen Said||13||Vjeran Simunić|
|Brunei Premier League||2002, 2004|
|Brunei FA Cup||2004|
|Brunei Super Cup||2002, 2004|
|Singapore League Cup||2009, 2012, 2014||2013|
Performance in AFC competitions
- AFC Champions League: 1 appearance
- 2002–03: Qualifying East – 2nd Round
Performance in AFF competitions
- ASEAN Club Championship: 1 appearance
Performance in Malaysian leagues
- 3 appearances:
Performance in S.League
- 2010-2011: Did not take part due to FIFA ban.
- 2012: Runner's Up.
Performance in Singapore Cup
Performance in Singapore League Cup
- As of 22 February 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Azman Hj Eusoff
- Ahmed El-Makki (2002–04)
- Naka Amzar (2005–06)
- Aji Santoso (2007)
- Sandi Sejdinovski (20??)
- Iordan Stoykov (20??)
- Ranko Buketa (20??)
- Vjeran Simunić (11 March 2008 – 27 October 2009), (1 October 2011 – 7 November 2013)
- Steve Kean (7 November 2013–)
Previous Notable Players
- Key decisions reached in Rio
- "DPMM unable to continue 2009 S.League season".
- "2004 Singapore Cup".
- "2005 Singapore Cup".
- "2006 Singapore Cup".
- "2007 Singapore Cup".
- "2008 Singapore Cup".
- "2009 Singapore Cup".
- "2012 Singapore Cup".