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Kelantan FA
KelantanFA.png
Full name Kelantan Football Association
Nickname(s)
  • The Red Warriors
  • Kijang Emas[1]
Founded 1946; 68 years ago (1946) as Kelantan Amateur Football Association[2]
Ground Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium
Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Ground Capacity 22,000[3]
Head Coach George Boateng
League Malaysia Super League
2014 Malaysia Super League
6th
Website Official website V2 Club home page
Current season

Kelantan FA is a professional football club based in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The football team plays in the top tier of Malaysian football, Malaysia Super League since 2009. Founded in 1946 and have a long-standing rivalry with Terengganu, the two east coast teams collectively known as the East Coast Derby.[4] Their home is the 22,000-seat Sultan Muhammad IV stadium. Kelantan's regular kit colours are red shirt and shorts with white swath pattern on the side.[5]

The club had their first major success in the 2012 Kelantan FA season, when they won the league championship, Malaysia FA Cup, and Malaysia Cup. Domestically, Kelantan have won the Malaysia Super League Championship on 2 occasions, most recently in the 2012 season, 2 Malaysia Cups, 2 Malaysia FA Cups, 1 Malaysia Charity Shield and 1 Malaysian League Division II title.[6] 2012 was their debut playing in the AFC Cup. They played well in the group stage to gain first place. However, the team lost in the quarter final to Erbil SC.[7]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1946 as Kelantan Amateur Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Amatur Kelantan). In 1986, the former chief minister of Kelantan state Datuk Haji Ahmad Rastom Haji Ahmad Maher was appointed as the president. 5 years later, the former Kelantan State Secretary Datuk Haji Wan Hashim Wan Daud took over the president's post. He held the post until 2004. After that, the president post has been held by Datuk Haji Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub. By 2005 Kelantan was the only state team that played in the third-tier football league in Malaysia. The team ended the season bottom of the second-tier Malaysia Premier League and was then relegated to the Malaysia FAM League.[8]

Tan Annuar Musa take over The Red Warriors in 2007 and many changes have occurred. Various new approach and renewal is done by him in management and team. The team succeed to improve position in Malaysia Premier League during 2007–08 season. The team ended in third place during the season. Kelantan was FA Cup and Malaysia Cup runners-up during 2009 season. Annuar brought a revolution and transformed the way the team was run by introducing changes that were akin to those practised overseas. Local players were given exposure and national players were signed into the team to have a good blend of experience and finesse. Sponsorship deals were signed with various companies and with a good cash flow going into the first few years of his leadership, Kelantan now re-branded as The Red Warriors and was ready to take the pitch by storm.[9][10]

2009 season[edit]

2009 was the club debut season in the Malaysia Super League after got promoted from Malaysia Premier League. They obtained 1st spot in the league with 81 points. During 2009 Malaysia FA Cup final, they have lost to FA Selangor 1–4 on penalties after both team ended 1–1 after extra time. 2009 Malaysia Cup became their second finals for the season but unfortunately they also lost to Negeri Sembilan FA where the match was held at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil.[11]

2010 season[edit]

The club gained second place in the Super League table behind Selangor with 59 points. The top scorer for the team was Norshahrul Idlan Talaha with 11 goals in the league and 14 goals overall. The team only lost once during the season while they playing against Kedah FA in Kota Bharu. Kelantan much awaited 89-year drought of Malaysia Cup ended in 2010 Malaysia Cup after defeating defending champions Negeri Sembilan FA in the final at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil. They came from behind to clinch a 2–1 win. Negeri Sembilan opened the scoring in the 13th minute through a penalty kick by Shahurain Abu Samah after Kelantan keeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat's felled S. Kunalan in the penalty box. That equaliser came in the 57th minute from a header by Kelantan senior striker Hairuddin Omar through a pass by Norshahrul Idlan. Kelantan then took the lead through Badhri Radzi in the 65th minute from a lovely pass by Nor Farhan Muhammad.[12][13] Kelantan victorious coach B. Sathianathan refused to commit his future to the newly crowned Malaysia Cup champions as he awaits the result of an appeal against a six-months ban.[14] Unfortunately, the team campaign in 2010 Malaysia FA Cup ended in the second round when they ended draw but Kedah FA advanced to next round based on away-goal rules.[15]

2011 season[edit]

For the 2011 season the team has beat Selangor FA 2–0 in Charity Shield Cup match held at the Shah Alam Stadium. The goals scored by Norshahrul Idlan Talaha through penalty kick after 7th minute match starts. In the 76th minute, Badhri Radzi securing a 2–0 win for the team. In the FA Cup campaign, Kelantan lost to Terengganu FA 1–2 after extra time during final. Kelantan's goal scored by Nurul Azwan Roya in the 79th minute.[16] During Malaysia Super League campaign, Kelantan won the title for the first time. Therefore, they qualified to compete in 2012 AFC Cup. Norshahrul Idlan became the top scorer for the team. He scored 19 goals in the league and 25 goals overall. Kelantan's Malaysia Cup campaign ended in the quarter-finals as they have lost to Terengganu with 5–3 on aggregate.

2012 season[edit]

In 2012 season, the team clinched their second successive Malaysia Super League titles in style after thrashing Perak 6–0 at the their home ground. Indra Putra made a hat-trick and 1 goal each from Mohammed Ghaddar, Badhri Radzi and Azwan Roya were enough for the defending champions to top the league again, regardless of the outcome in their two remaining matches.[17][18] During 2012 Malaysia Cup campaign, they have qualified to the final playing against ATM at the Shah Alam Stadium. Before that, they won against Selangor in semi-finals and FELDA United in the quarter-finals. They were top of the table along with Terengganu, ATM and Kedah. The final match scores by Norshahrul Idlan 1–0 before the first half ended. Two minutes after that Rezal Zambery scores by a 20 meters shot defeating Kelantan's goalkeeper, Khairul Fahmi. A minute later, Norshahrul Idlan scores back to make 2–1. On 63rd minutes, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national striker, Marlon Alex James scores with a header. The scores remain 2–2 until they added an extra times. On 95th minutes, Indra Putra scores with a wonderful volley from the right side defeating Farizal Harun.[19] Kelantan beat ATM during 2012 Malaysia Cup final. The historical win completed a treble of wins for Kelantan after emerging FA Cup champions and Super League champions that season, after last achieved by Kedah for two consecutive seasons in 2007 and 2008.[20][21]

2013 season[edit]

Kelantan starts the season with a defeated to ATM on the Charity Shield Cup match. They have lost on penalties after draw 1–1 after extra time scores by Indra Putra.[22]

The first league of the match was at their home ground and they won against PKNS with scores 2–1. Badhri Radzi scores the equaliser at the last minute of the match to Kelantan gained 3 points. Kelantan started the 2013 season with a bit inconsistent. They only got 1 win, 3 draws, and 1 lost in the first 5 matches in the league.[23] Kelantan close their league campaign by beating LionsXII 2–0 at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium. Goals were scored by Badhri Radzi and Dickson Nwakaeme.[24]

In the 2013 Malaysia FA Cup, the team met Johor Darul Takzim in the final after defeating Terengganu with 6–5 on aggregate in semi-finals.[25] They also defeating east-Malaysia team, Sarawak in the quarter-finals with 4–1 on aggregate. The team initially gets a bye for the first round and they played at the second round defeating PKNS in Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu with 4–2 in score. During the final, Kelantan wins 1–0 against Johor Darul Takzim. The sole goal was scored by Nor Farhan Muhammad 15 minutes into the game. With this victory Kelantan successfully retain their FA Cup title for the second year in the row.[26][27]

During Malaysia Cup final, Kelantan failed to retain their title last year after a defeat to Pahang with 0–1. [28] |

AFC Cup competitions[edit]

2012 season[edit]

2012 was Kelantan debut compete in AFC Cup, they were selected along with, Terengganu as the Malaysian representatives to play in the 2012 AFC Cup. The team was drawn into Group G with Arema Cronous, Ayeyawady United and Navibank Saigon. The team was on top of the table. Malaysian's partner, Terengganu was defeated by Kelantan in the round of 16 with 3–2 in Kota Bharu. During quarter-finals, Kelantan lost to Erbil SC from Iraq 6–2 on aggregate.[29]

2013 season[edit]

In 2013, the team qualified to the Kelantan FA for the second time after wining a treble in the Malaysian football. They were also on top of group G, with SHB Da Nang, Maziya and Ayeyawady United. They qualified just until round of 16 after defeated by Hong Kong's football club, Kitchee SC with 2–0 in score. Selangor also join their journey in the AFC Cup competitions.[30]

2014 season[edit]

Kelantan eligible to play in the 2014 AFC Cup tournament for the third consecutive year after beating Johor Darul Takzim in 2013 Malaysia FA Cup Final but knocked out early in the group stage.[31]

Stadium[edit]

Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium
The Red Warriors Stadium
Location Jalan Mahmood,
Kota Bharu
Kelantan,
Malaysia,
SW6 1HS
Operator Perbadanan Stadium Kelantan[32]
Capacity 22,000-seat[33]
Field size 119 x 100 metres
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Electronic scoreboard
Construction
Built 1967
Opened 1967[35]
Renovated 2010[34]
Construction cost RM 1,500,000 (1967)
Architect Archibald Leitch (1887)
Tenants
Kelantan FA (1967–present)
Tumpat FA (2013)

Kelantan ground stadium is Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu. The stadium is usually full by 22,000 spectators especially during the Malaysia FA Cup and Malaysia Cup matches. The old scoreboard is just a board-scoreboard but a new electronic scoreboard installed at the stadium was first deployed during the international match quarter-final 2012 AFC Cup between Kelantan and Arbil. Scoreboard worth RM2.3 million was contributed by Prime Minister Najib Razak to help advancement Kelantan football. Scoreboard that uses the latest technology imported from Japan. This is currently the best electronic scoreboard in the country.[36] The stadium is always full of rabid supporters of Kelantan FA. Therefore, it was called the Red Warriors Stadium by the fanatical supporters of Kelantan FA.

Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium is the oldest football field in Malaysia. The stadium was built in 1967 and initially aims to provide a venue for sports activities from Kelantan, especially as a football pitch. The stadium was built in an area of 13 acres at a cost of RM 1.5 million, was built in stages.

It was built on the site of a football field of Kelantan Football Association and located in the heart of Kota Bharu town center. The stadium initially managed by the Association of Kelantan Stadium, which is chaired by the Menteri Besar of the state of Kelantan and comprises a total of 30 members made up of government employees as well as representatives of sports associations.[37]

Their main facilities involve football since it's a home ground for, Kelantan FA. Apart from football facilities, the stadium complex also has tennis courts, race tracks, sports facilities, business facilities to be rented as, warehouses, office space, exhibition sites, kiosks and public toilets. It also provides recreational facilities and a Surau.

The stadium also situated near to government offices such as Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital, Kelantan Police Headquarters and the Kota Bharu Municipal council. The stadium is also close to Kentucky fried chicken (KFC), a fast food outlets. Besides that, there are Perdana Specialist Hospital and Perdana Hotel not far from the stadium.[38]

The stadium is surrounded by many restaurants, food stalls and retail stores. It become a place for people around the pedestal to find a food. There are Dataran Stadium Sultan Muhammad IV near the main entrance of the stadium. Usually, carnivals or events held there especially involving The Red Warriors team. There is also parking around the stadium, but very limited. Usually when the matches involving The Red Warriors was held, the audience just parking them on the pavement and it cause a massive traffic jam for the road nearby.

New stadium[edit]

The Kelantan new stadium will be under construction soon in Bukit Merbau, Pasir Puteh. It has been proposed and agreed by the Kelantan state government. The capacity of the new stadium will be 40,000 alongside a sports complex and a mosque. And as promised by the state government to understand that construction work will commence in July 2012.[39]

The sports complex will eventually become a sports city where mixed development will take place on the 100 hectare land approved by the executive councillors.[40] The Kelantan government will go ahead on its proposal to build a new stadium although the Kelantan Football Association has planned a RM 300 million stadium in Bandar Baharu Tunjong, Kota Bharu. The stadium that is located in Tunjong was named as Sultan Muhammad V Stadium. The 40 hectare of Tunjong and 8 hectare of the stadium design was copied from design of the Cardiff City Stadium. The President of Kelantan FA, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, "it is an old stadium and the capacity was not enough for the rising amount of spectators". It can accommodate 40,000 spectators. The stadium will not have a running track.[41]

Controversial[edit]

2009 FA Cup semi-final incident[edit]

On 7 April 2009, Halim Napi was suspended for punching and stepping on Negeri Sembilan's defender, Aidil Zafuan during 2009 FA Cup semi-final first-leg match.[42] As a result of the incident, the team have been slapped with a total fine of RM 900,000 and their ground in Kota Bharu has been suspended as a venue for all matches sanctioned by FAM until the end of the season.[43]

Lack of ticket issue[edit]

On 25 June 2013, Kelantan fans turned unruly after the 2013 FA Cup Final tickets were sold out in 10 minutes. There were chaotic scenes when the tickets were put up on sale at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium. Kelantan fans, who had started queuing up for the tickets from as early as 6 a.m., became agitated when the tickets were sold out barely 10 minutes after going on sale at 9am. Although Kelantan Football Association was allocated 30,000 of the 87,000 tickets available for the finals against Johor Darul Takzim, fans claimed that only 16 tickets were bought by four spectators before the sold-out announcement was made. This caused the agitated fans to break down the stadium gate before forcing the seller to hand over the bag containing the tickets.

However, there were only tickets for the previous night's Malaysia Super League match between Kelantan and Pahang in the bag. The angry fans then proceeded to tear up the tickets before venting their anger by hurling abuse at absent Kelantan officials. Kelantan's secretary and team manager, Haji Azman Ibrahim, said that most of the 30,000 tickets had been pre-booked in bulk, and there were limited tickets on sale at the stadium. He also assured the fans that the pre-booked tickets were for Kelantan supporters. He has requested the Football Association of Malaysia for more tickets, and said that he expected a response on 26 June. The problem of insufficient tickets is not new, as many fans always want to see Kelantan play whenever it is in a final.[44]

Season By Season record[edit]

Season League FA Cup Malaysia
Cup
Charity
Shield
AFC Cup Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos League Goals Total Goals
2007–08 MPL 24 16 5 3 59 30 53 3rd R1 GS NQ NQ M. Moustapha 27
2009 MSL 26 14 2 10 49 36 44 6th RU RU NQ NQ Indra Putra Mahayuddin 14 Indra Putra Mahayuddin 29
2010 MSL 26 17 8 1 50 14 59 2nd R2 W NQ NQ Norshahrul Idlan Talaha 11 Norshahrul Idlan Talaha 14
2011 MSL 26 17 5 4 52 21 56 1st RU QF W NQ Norshahrul Idlan Talaha 19 Norshahrul Idlan Talaha 25
2012 MSL 26 18 6 2 53 18 60 1st W W RU QF Mohammed Ghaddar 9 Mohammed Ghaddar 15
2013 MSL 22 10 6 6 32 20 36 4th W RU RU R16 Indra Putra Mahayuddin, Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi, Nor Farhan Muhammad 6 Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi 16
2014 MSL 22 10 1 11 26 29 31 6th SF NQ GS Francis Forkey Doe, Mohamed Shawky 5
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated In Progress Not Qualified

Honours[edit]

Kelantan's first trophy was the Premier League title in 2000. In 2010, the club won its the first Malaysia Cup, and won league title for the first time the following year. The team's won the 2011 FA Community Shield title. Kelantan FA were the only team which won the Piala Emas Raja-Raja for the thirteen times.

Record of Success[edit]

Year Cup Scored Against Winner
1953 FAM Cup 1–1 Selangor Shared
1954 FAM Cup 2–1 Malayan Combined Services Champion
1963 FAM Cup 0–7 Singapura Runner-up
1971 FAM Cup 2–5 Prisons Runner-up
1972 FAM Cup 1–2 Selangor Runner-up
2000 Malaysia Premier League - - Champion (League Format)
2005 FAM Cup 2–0 Shahzan Muda Champion
2005 Piala Agong 2–2 (Lost 5–6 on penalty) Pahang Runner-up
2005 Piala Emas Raja-Raja 0–1 Kedah Runner-up
2006 Piala Emas Raja-Raja 5–1 ATM Champion
2009 Piala Emas Raja-Raja 4–0 Penang Champion
2009 Malaysia FA Cup 1–1 (Lost 4–1 on penalty) Selangor Runner-up
2009 Malaysia Cup 1–3 Negeri Sembilan Runner-up
2010 Piala Emas Raja-Raja 0–0 (Won 4–3 on Penalty) Kedah Champion
2010 Malaysia Cup 2–1 Negeri Sembilan Champion
2010 Malaysia Super League 59 Points - Runner-up (League Format)
2011 Malaysia Charity Shield 2–0 Selangor Champion
2011 Malaysia FA Cup 1–2 Terengganu Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Super League 56 Points - Champion (League Format)
2012 Malaysia Charity Shield 1–2 Negeri Sembilan Runner-up
2012 Malaysia FA Cup 1–0 Sime Darby Champion
2012 Malaysia Super League 60 Points - Champion (League Format)
2012 Malaysia Cup 3–2 ATM Champion
2013 Malaysia Charity Shield 1–1 (Lost 3–4 on penalty) ATM Runner-up
2013 Malaysia FA Cup 1–0 Johor Darul Takzim Champion
2013 Malaysia Cup 0–1 Pahang Runner-up

Domestic[edit]

Title Winners Runners-up
Malaysia Cup (2x) 2010, 2012 1955, 1970, 2009, 2013
Malaysia FA Cup (2x) 2012, 2013 2009, 2011
Division 1 / Premier 1 / Super League (2x) 2011, 2012 2010
Division 2/ Premier 2/ Premier League (1x) 2000
Malaysia Charity Shield (1x) 2011 2012, 2013
King's Gold Cup (13x) 1972, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1973, 1979, 1984, 1997, 2005, 2007

International competitions[edit]

  • AFC Cup: 3 appearances
    • 2012: Quarter-finals (lost 2–6 on aggregate to Arbil)
    • 2013: Round of 16 (lost 0–2 to Kitchee)
    • 2014: Group stage (4th position)

Great honours[edit]

Title Year Cup Won
Treble (1x) 2012 Malaysian FA Cup, Malaysia Super League, Malaysia Cup

ASEAN[edit]

Title Winners Runners-up
Unity Cup Malaysia&Indonesia
2011

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 25 March 2014
No. Name Nationality Position
Goalkeepers
30 Mohd Shahrizan Ismail Malaysia GK
19 Khairul Fahmi Che Mat Malaysia GK
1 Muhammad Syazwan Yusoff Malaysia GK
Defenders
25 Faizol Nazlin Sayuti Malaysia CB
26 Hussein Alaa Hussein Iraq CB
5 Nik Shahrul Azim Abdul Halim Malaysia CB, RB, LB
6 Mohd Farisham Ismail Malaysia CB, RB, LB
11 Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ismail Malaysia LB, RB
3 Mohamad Faiz Suhaimi Malaysia RB, LB
18 Muhd Nazri Ahmad Malaysia RB, CB
24 Zairul Fitree Ishak Malaysia LB
2 Tuan Mohd Faim Tuan Zainal Abidin Malaysia RB
Midfielders
7 Tengku Hasbullah Malaysia LM
12 Amar Rohidan Malaysia CM, DM
13 Ahmad Fakri Saarani Malaysia RW, RM, ST
8 Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria Malaysia LM, LW, RM, RW
16 Badhri Radzi (c) Malaysia AM
23 Mohd Khairul Izuan Rosli Malaysia AM, CM
17 Mohamed Shawky Egypt DM, CM
44 Wan Zack Haikal Malaysia RM, RW, LM, LW
45 Mohd Fitri Omar Malaysia LM, LW, LB
43 Brendan Gan Malaysia CM, AM
Forwards
28 Prince Tagoe Ghana ST
21 Ahmad Shakir Ali Malaysia ST
10 Francis Forkey Doe Liberia ST, RW, LW
15 Famirul Asyraf Sayuti Malaysia ST, RW, RM

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 GK Muhammad Syazwan bin Mahmad Azahary
2 MF Mohamad Danish Aklil Azlan
3 DF Muhammad Azani Mohd Aripin
4 MF Mohd Rozaimi Azwar Mat Noor
5 DF Noor Amirull Ashraf Mohd Noor
6 MF Muhammad Amir Zikri Pauzi ((c))
8 MF Mohammad Asif Mohd Azman
9 FW Faqih Ikhwan Mohd Fauzi
10 FW Fakhrul Zaman bin Wan Abdullah Zawawi
11 DF Muhammad Azrul Amin Mohd Zain
12 MF Mohamad Aminudin Mohd Yusoff
13 FW Mohamad Baharen Hisyam Zainuddin
14 FW Mohd Adlie Aziz
15 FW Mohamad Amarul Andi Anuar
16 DF Normazril Harith Haiqel bin Nordin
17 DF Muhammad Ruziman Zakaria
18 MF Muhammad Akid Ramli
19 FW Mohamad Farik Ibrahim
No. Position Player
20 DF Muhammad Muslim Kamaruddin
21 GK Abdul Arif Abdullah
22 GK Muhammad Fakhrul Ikram Azahari
23 FW Mohamed Zafran Akramin Abdul Razak
24 DF On Peng Lun
25 FW Shafatul Qushairi Mohd Zain
26 FW Muhamad Fadhilah Mohd Pauzi
27 DF Muhd Nizam Nawi
28 MF Wan Ahmad Fuad Wan Jusoh
29 MF Muhammad Azwan Aripin
30 MF Noor Azharuddin Musa
31 FW Mohamad Nazrul Izwan Mustafa
32 MF Mohamad Faiz Oswan
33 FW Mohamad Faizwan Abdullah
34 FW Muhammad Danial Asyraf Abdullah
36 DF Mohd Syazwan Fikry Mohd Husairi
37 DF Mohd Syahrul
38 DF Muhd Akmal
39 MF Mohd Shafiq

Source:[45] Source:[46]

Under-19 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
-- GK Muhammad Sufyan Norazizi
-- FW Mohd Adlie Aziz
No. Position Player
-- Mohd Hafif Jazimi Harun
-- DF Nur Syazwan Kamaruddin

Transfer[edit]

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2014

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
FW Muhammad Akmal Farhan Mohd Noor (at Harimau Muda C until 30 November 2014)

Club officials[edit]

Backroom staff[edit]

Position Name
President Malaysia Annuar Musa
Acting President Malaysia Dato' Afandi Hamzah
Chairman Malaysia Rosmadi Ismail
Manager Malaysia Azman Ibrahim
Assistant Manager Malaysia Wan Badri Wan Omar
Head Coach Netherlands George Boateng
Assistant Head Coach Malaysia Zahasmi Ismail
Assistant Coach Malaysia Mohd Hashim Mustapha
Coach Malaysia Kamarudin Muhammad
Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Ismail Chawalit Abu Bakar
Fitness Coach Croatia Miro Petric
Physiotherapist Malaysia Mohd Zainudin Zakaria & Ahmad Faris Musa
President's Cup Head Coach Malaysia Mohd Sideek Samsudin
President's Cup Assistant Coach Malaysia Mohd Nafuzi Mohd Zain
President's Cup Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Mohd Halim Napi
President's Cup Fitness Coach Malaysia Ghazali Hussin
President's Cup Physiotherapist Malaysia Mohd Naim Mohd Sukri
U19 Head Coach Malaysia Tengku Hazman Raja Hassan
U19 Assistant Coach Malaysia Nik Ahmad Fadly Nik Leh
Media Officer Malaysia Zuki Deraman
Security Officer Malaysia Mohd Farek@Fared Abdul Ghani
Masseuse Malaysia Mohamad Naim Mohamad Sukri
Board of Director
Kit man/Equipment Malaysia Harun Ismail
General Secretary/Administrative Officer Malaysia Azman Ibrahim
Assistant Administrative Officer Malaysia Kevin Ramalingam

Managerial history[edit]

Manager by Years (1991–present)

Name Nat Period Notes
Yusof Ali Malaysia 1991
Zulkifle Wan Yusoff Malaysia 1994
Suhaidi Yusof Malaysia 1998
Wan Hashim Wan Daud Malaysia 1998-2002
Azman Ibrahim Malaysia 2005
Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub Malaysia 2006-2008
Peter James Butler England 2009 First foreign manager
Azman Ibrahim Malaysia 2009-2012
Bojan Hodak Croatia Jan 2013-Feb 2013 Second foreign manager
Azman Ibrahim Malaysia Feb 2013-

Coaches[edit]

Coaches by Years (1988–present)

Name Nat Period Honours
Milan Đuričić Croatia 1988
Majid Ariff Singapore 1989
Mahadi Yusof (caretaker) Malaysia 1989
Mohamad Che Su Malaysia 1990
Milan Đuričić Croatia 1991
Mahadi Yusof (caretaker) Malaysia June 1991
Horst Heese Germany 1992
M. Karathu Malaysia 1993
Milouš Kvaček Czech Republic 1994-1995
Kelly Tham Malaysia 1996-1997
Kamaruddin Md Noor Malaysia 1998
Mosthakeen Omar Malaysia 1999
Abdul Rahim Ahmad Malaysia 2000 2000 Division 2/Premier 2/Premier League
K. Rajagopal Malaysia 1 Jan 2001-1 Jan 2003
Kamaruddin Pabli Malaysia 2003-2004
Abdul Rahim Ahmad Malaysia 2005-2006
Kamaruddin Mohamad Malaysia 2007
Anizan Daud Malaysia 2007
Norizan Bakar Malaysia 2008-31 May 2008
Régis Laguesse France June 2008-Aug 2008
Peter James Butler England 2008-19 Sep 2009 Runner-up 2009 Malaysia FA Cup
Runner-up 2009 Malaysia Cup
B. Sathianathan Malaysia Sep 2009–Jan 2011 2010 Malaysia Cup
M. Karathu Malaysia Jan 2011-Nov 2011 2011 Malaysia Super League
2011 Charity Shield
Peter James Butler England 15 Nov 2011-29 Feb 2012 Runner-up 2012 Charity Shield
Bojan Hodak Croatia 29 Feb 2012-Nov 2013 2012 Malaysia Super League
2012 Malaysia FA Cup
2012 Malaysia Cup
2013 Malaysia FA Cup
Runner-up 2013 Malaysia Cup
Runner-up 2013 Charity Shield
Steve Darby England Nov 2013-Apr 2014
George Boateng Ghana Netherlands Apr 2014-

Affiliated Clubs outside the Association[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Shirt Sponsor

Material Manufacturer

See also[edit]

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Preceded by
Selangor
Malaysia Super League Champions
2011 . 2012
Succeeded by
LionsXII
Preceded by
Kedah
Treble Winners
2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent