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Johor Darul Ta'zim FC
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Full name Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club
Nickname(s) Harimau Selatan (Malay)
Southern Tigers
Founded 1972; 42 years ago
Ground Larkin Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Johor
Ground Capacity 30,000
Owner Johor State Football Association
Chairman Tunku Ismail Idris
Manager Bojan Hodak
Coach Rajko Magić
League Malaysia Super League
2014 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. (Malay: Kelab Bolasepak Johor Darul Ta'zim), also simply known as JDT, is a football club based in Johor Bahru, Johor. The club was founded in 1972 and currently plays in the top division in Malaysian football, the Malaysian Super League. The club was based at Pasir Gudang and shifted their homeground to Larkin Stadium after a re-branding by Johor State Football Association in 2012. JDT is managed by Bojan Hodak and captained by Aidil Zafuan.


  • 1972–1996 : Perbadanan Kemajuan Ekonomi Negeri Johor Football Club (PKENJ FC)
  • 1996–2012 : Johor Football Club (Johor FC)
  • 2012-2013 : Johor Darul Takzim Football Club (Johor Darul Takzim FC)[1]
  • 2013–present : Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club (Johor Darul Ta'zim FC)[2]



As PKENJ FC & Johor FC[edit]

Title Winners Runner-up
Division 2/Premier 2/Premier League
1994[4] 1995[4]

As Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C.[edit]

Title Winners Runners-up
Malaysia Cup
Division 1/ Premier 1/ Super League
Division 2/ Premier 2/ Premier League
Malaysian FA Cup
Malaysia Charity Shield
ASEAN Super League
AFC Champions League


JDT was founded as Kelab Bolasepak Perbadanan Kemajuan Ekonomi Negeri Johor (PKENJ F.C.) and established itself under the guidance of the PKENJ Recreation Bureau. The club participated in state football competitions before it premiered in the Malaysia football league in 1988 in the FAM Cup. The club changed its name to Johor FC in 1996, Darul Takzim F.C. in 2012 and finally to Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. in 2013. In 1994 and 1995, the club won two consecutive FAM Cup titles as PKENJ FC and was the runner-up in 1996 as Johor FC. JDT holds the record for longest period in M-League (Malaysia League) competition by any football club in Malaysia since 1997.

In 1997, JDT was promoted to the second tier Malaysian football league, the Malaysia Premier League (which was then known as the Premier-Two League), and won the title in 2001.[3] After two years in top division of the league, JDT were relegated to Malaysia Premier League during the 2002–2003 season.[6] The club earned an automatic promotion to the Super League during the 2006–2007 season after FAM's decision to expand the league to 14 teams and was respectively a regular top 6 finisher in the league. The club was the first club team in Malaysian football league to enter Malaysia Cup in 2000 under former British manager, Bruce Stowell. Malaysia Cup was previously dominated by state teams and by defeating ATM FA on aggregate in the second-round group qualification, the club itself has marked another record in the division. The club has also participated in AFC Cup in 2009 replacing Negeri Sembilan FA of which the latter qualified but did not proceed to compete in the competition.[3]

2013 season[edit]

JDT started off their season with a 3–2 lost against Pahang FA despite 2–0 advantage in the first half.[7] On 11 January, JDT registered their first win with Aidil Zafuan scored with a headed goal over a nine-man Perak FA with score of 1–0 at the Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru.[8] Daniel Güiza scored a 30-metre free kick equaliser against Kelantan FA in a 1–1 draw at Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu.[9] On 27 January, JDT announced they were to have a five-tier friendly match during a 3-week break of Super League campaign.[10] JDT won 3–0 in their first friendly over Singapore S-League club side Hougang.[11] Daniel Güiza scored five goals in their second friendly against H20 Dream Team in Singapore.[12] JDT beat Geylang United 1–0 before registering a 3–0 win over Singapore Armed Forces. In the last leg of their friendly match, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha helped the team to secure a 1–1 draw with Young Lions. JDT resumed their campaign with a 1–0 victory over T-Team FC to continue their six-match unbeaten run in all competitions, including Super League and FA Cup matches. On 9 March, JDT suffered their second lost of the season to Selangor FA with the final score of 4–1. With this, their second away-game loss of the season, JDT's 10-game unbeaten streak ended. JDT took the top spot of the Super League on 19 April with a win over Pahang FA at home. This was also Leonel Núñez's first goal in the league and third goal in overall competition since the departure of Daniel Güiza. The Southern Tigers squad suffered two consecutive losses to Perak FA and ATM FA, consequently at their away games and thus stacks up to four away games loss. JDT managed to bounce back with a 4-match winning streak, but with a mixed run of results which saw JDT missing some chances to regain the top spot. JDT ended their season in third place behind Selangor FA and Super League champion, LionsXII. To conclude, JDT missed the chance to qualify for the 2014 AFC Cup.


JDT started well in the first round in the super league: two goals were scored, by Mohd Amri Yahyah and Luciano Figueroa, in the opening match against Perak FA. During the second league match, JDT lost to the T-Team FC with a scoreline 1–0. Although the performance of the JDT is not fixed, they won against T-Team FC in the Malaysia FA Cup. Th two goal scored in this controversial match resulted from careless T-Team FC defence. In the middle of the league, JDT matches records intensifies with two wins and two draws.

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1996–97: Second Round[13]
2009: Group stage[14]

Track record[edit]

Updated on 25 June 2014

Season P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup Malaysia Cup
2013 22 11 7 4 32 26 40 3rd Final Quarter-finals
2014 22 13 5 4 39 22 44 Champions Semifinals

2013 Malaysia Cup[edit]

  • Include Quarter Final
Overall Home Away
8 4 0 4 15 18 −3 12 2 0 2 6 6 0 2 0 2 9 12 −3

Last updated: 18 September 2013.
Source: 2013 Malaysia Cup


The stadium was built in 1964, but back then it was a minor venue with only some 15,000 people to accommodate. In 1991 capacity doubled after an extensive revamp. Athletics track, floodlight masts and media infrastructure also came allowing the ground to host major events. Johor plays their games at Larkin Stadium. It was named after the former Menteri Besar of Johor, Tan Sri Dato Hj. Hassan Yunus.[15] The stadium has also been used for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and Sukma Games.

Current squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position
1 Norazlan Razali Malaysia GK
22 Muhammad Al-Hafiz Hamzah Malaysia GK
25 Mohd Izham Tarmizi Malaysia GK
2 Azizi Matt Rose Malaysia CB
3 S. Subramaniam Malaysia CB
4 Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar Malaysia LB,CB
44 Marcos Antonio Elias Santos Brazil CB
7 Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak (c) Malaysia CB
15 Mohd Daudsu Jamaluddin Malaysia RB, LB, DMC
18 Mahali Jasuli Malaysia RB,RWB
26 Kamarul Afiq Kamaruddin Malaysia CB
27 Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas Malaysia CB, LB
33 Muhd Fazly Mazlan Malaysia LB
8 Mohd. Safiq Rahim Malaysia CM,AMC
12 Nurul Azwan Roya Malaysia LM,LW
13 Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal Malaysia CM, AMC
14 Hariss Harun Singapore CM, DMC, CB, AMC
16 Mohd Shakir Shaari Malaysia DMC, MC
20 Mohd Nazrin Mohd Nawi Malaysia LM,LW
21 Jasazrin Jamaluddin Malaysia CM
23 Mohd Irfan Fazail Malaysia CM
17 Mohd Amri Yahyah Malaysia ST, AM, RM, LM
19 Luciano Figueroa Argentina ST
11 Mohd Safee Mohd Sali Malaysia ST
9 Norshahrul Idlan Talaha Malaysia ST, AM
42 Jorge Pereyra Díaz Argentina ST, AM, LM

Sources:[16][17][18][19] Official squad: [1]

2014 President's Cup Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Malaysia GK Mohamad Syafizullah Abdul Wahab
2 Malaysia GK Sirajuddin Isa
3 Malaysia GK Mohd Nabil Akmal Rusman
4 Malaysia DF Sharul Nizam Samsudin
5 Malaysia DF Muhd Aliff Haiqal Muhd Razak
6 Malaysia DF Mohd Nurfitah Mohd Shah
7 Malaysia DF Mohd Amirul Hakim Samsuddin
8 Malaysia DF Shafiq Baharudin
9 Malaysia DF Muhd Nur Iqbal Sharil
10 Spain MF Kunyuk
11 Malaysia DF Mohd Fitri Mohd Ismail
12 Malaysia MF Mohd Hasbullah Abu Bakar
13 Malaysia MF Mohd Taufiq Hasnor Hadi
14 Malaysia MF Mohd Asyraf Abdul Talib
15 Malaysia MF Mohd Yazid Zaini
No. Position Player
18 Malaysia MF Azuan Izam
19 Malaysia MF Shahwan Shaharudin
20 Malaysia MF Aikal Aiman Azlan
21 Malaysia MF Muhd Khairil Mat Sheh
22 Malaysia FW Syafiq Shaharudin
23 Malaysia FW Muhd Hazim Mohamad
24 Malaysia FW Mohd Nizam Abdul Rahman
25 Malaysia DF Mohd Nazrin Mohd Amir
27 Malaysia DF Mohd Fahmi Faizal
28 Malaysia DF Muhd Zahin Zainal Alam
29 Malaysia MF Abdul Fathur Danish Abdul Rahman
30 Malaysia MF Muhd Afeq Syamim Rohaizat
31 Malaysia GK Mohamad Luqman Hakim
32 Malaysia FW Muhd Akmal Ishak
33 Malaysia MF Muhammad Hafiz Kamsani


Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Croatia Bojan Hodak
Assistant Manager Malaysia YB Datuk Haji Abd Latif Bin Haji Bandi
Director Of Football Spain César Ferrando Jiménez
Head Team Coach Croatia Rajko Magić
Assistant Coach Malaysia Ismail Ibrahim
Coach Malaysia Mohd Hamzani Omar
Coach Croatia Nenad Baćina
Fitness Coach Croatia Antonio Sisic
Goalkeeping coach Spain Angel Lozano Zorita
Physiotherapist Malaysia Mohamad Syafiq Zakaria
Physiotherapist Malaysia Mohd Rafiq Mohd Yusof

Head Coach history[edit]

Head Coach by years (1998–present)


Title Sponsor

Shirt sponsor

Official sponsors

Period Sportswear Main sponsor
2003–2004 Jking Dunhill
2005–2006 Kulim (M) Berhad
2007–2012 Lotto
2013 Kappa Johor Corporation
2014–present Nike Country Garden

Affiliated clubs[edit]


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