Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C.
|Full name||Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Harimau Selatan (Malay)
|Founded||1972; 42 years ago|
Johor Bahru, Johor
|Owner||Johor State Football Association|
|Chairman||Tunku Ismail Idris|
|League||Malaysia Super League|
|Website||Club home page|
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.
- 1 Names
- 2 Honours
- 3 History
- 4 Track record
- 5 Stadium
- 6 Current squad
- 7 2014 President's Cup Squad
- 8 Current coaching staff
- 9 Sponsors
- 10 Affiliated clubs
- 11 References
- 12 External links
- 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)
- 2013–present : Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club (Johor Darul Ta'zim FC)
As PKENJ FC & Johor FC
|Division 2/Premier 2/Premier League||
As Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C.
|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. After two years in top division of the league, JDT were relegated to Malaysia Premier League during the 2002–2003 season. 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.
JDT started off their season with a 3–2 lost against Pahang FA despite 2–0 advantage in the first half. 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. Daniel Güiza scored a 30-metre free kick equaliser against Kelantan FA in a 1–1 draw at Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu. On 27 January, JDT announced they were to have a five-tier friendly match during a 3-week break of Super League campaign. JDT won 3–0 in their first friendly over Singapore S-League club side Hougang. Daniel Güiza scored five goals in their second friendly against H20 Dream Team in Singapore. 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
- AFC Champions League: 1 appearance
- AFC Cup: 1 appearance
Updated on 25 June 2014
|Season||P||W||D||L||F||A||Pts||Pos||FA Cup||Malaysia Cup|
2013 Malaysia Cup
- Include Quarter Final
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. The stadium has also been used for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and Sukma Games.
|22||Muhammad Al-Hafiz Hamzah||GK|
|25||Mohd Izham Tarmizi||GK|
|2||Azizi Matt Rose||CB|
|4||Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar||LB,CB|
|44||Marcos Antonio Elias Santos||CB|
|7||Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak (c)||CB|
|15||Mohd Daudsu Jamaluddin||RB, LB, DMC|
|26||Kamarul Afiq Kamaruddin||CB|
|27||Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas||CB, LB|
|33||Muhd Fazly Mazlan||LB|
|8||Mohd. Safiq Rahim||CM,AMC|
|12||Nurul Azwan Roya||LM,LW|
|13||Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal||CM, AMC|
|14||Hariss Harun||CM, DMC, CB, AMC|
|16||Mohd Shakir Shaari||DMC, MC|
|20||Mohd Nazrin Mohd Nawi||LM,LW|
|23||Mohd Irfan Fazail||CM|
|17||Mohd Amri Yahyah||ST, AM, RM, LM|
|11||Mohd Safee Mohd Sali||ST|
|9||Norshahrul Idlan Talaha||ST, AM|
|42||Jorge Pereyra Díaz||ST, AM, LM|
2014 President's Cup Squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current coaching staff
|Assistant Manager||YB Datuk Haji Abd Latif Bin Haji Bandi|
|Director Of Football||César Ferrando Jiménez|
|Head Team Coach||Rajko Magić|
|Assistant Coach||Ismail Ibrahim|
|Coach||Mohd Hamzani Omar|
|Fitness Coach||Antonio Sisic|
|Goalkeeping coach||Angel Lozano Zorita|
|Physiotherapist||Mohamad Syafiq Zakaria|
|Physiotherapist||Mohd Rafiq Mohd Yusof|
Head Coach history
Head Coach by years (1998–present)
- Ron Smith (1998–99)
- Bruce Stowell (1999–01)
- Raul Carrizo (2005)
- Ramlan Rashid (2005–10)
- Azuan Zain (2011)
- K. Devan (2012)
- Sazali Saidon (2012)
- Fandi Ahmad (2012–13)
- Azmi Mohamed (interim) (2013)
- César Ferrando Jiménez (Dec 2013–April 2014)
- Rajko Magić (April 2014–)
- Tropicana Corporation
- Iskandar Malaysia
- Berjaya Group
- Drive M7
- Grand Paragon Hotel
- Pizza Hut
- UDA Holdings
- Sharp Corporation
- Country Garden
- Johor Corporation
|2005–2006||Kulim (M) Berhad|
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