Kuala Lumpur FA

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Kuala Lumpur FA
Kuala Lumpur FA Logo.png
Full name Kuala Lumpur FA
Nickname(s) City Squad
City Boys
The Hawks
Founded 1974 as Federal Territory Football Association
Ground Several venues
Chairman Datuk Seri Adnan Md Ikhsan
Coach Ricardo Formosinho
League Malaysia Premier League
2014 FAM League, 2nd (promoted)

The Kuala Lumpur Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bolasepak Kuala Lumpur), are a football association who supervising the football activities in the Federal Territory of Malaysia of Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Football Association was formed in 1974 to oversee footballing in Kuala Lumpur. The association was founded by K. Rasalingam and Goh Ah Chai as the Federal Territory Football Association in 1974 and entered Malaysian football competitions in 1979 before being renamed Kuala Lumpur Football Association in 1986. The Kuala Lumpur team was recently promoted from the 2014 Malaysia FAM League.

Kuala Lumpur had its most successful period in the late 1980s after being crowned the league champions twice in 1986 and 1988. They also won the Malaysia Cup for three consecutive years in 1987, 1988 and 1989. The team enjoyed considerable success in cup competitions in the 1990s, winning the Malaysian FA Cup in 1993, 1994 and 1999. Kuala Lumpur won the Malaysian Charity Shield, also known as the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup on three occasions, in 1988, 1995 and 2000.

Following its founding, a fierce rivalry developed between Kuala Lumpur and Selangor mainly due to their geographical location. The battle between these two teams is often referred to as the Klang Valley derby which was renewed in the 2010 season after KL ended a seven-year spell in the second-tier with promotion to the Super League. KL were relegated to the second-tier Premier League in 2012 and the following year, in 2013, Kuala Lumpur were relegated to the third-tier FAM League for the first time in its history.


Kuala Lumpur Football Association may be the youngest state association having been formed in 1975, but their achievements during the short period makes them veterans in the game. Formed as Federal Territory Football Association (FTFA), the association was actually a breakaway group from the F.A. Selangor. Led by former F.A. of Selangor secretary K. Rasalingam together with other members Goh Ah Chai, Hamzah Muhammad, M.J. Vincent, Shariff Mustafa, Jeswant Singh and Manickarajah, they saw the need for another association in the Klang Valley due to the growing numbers of clubs.

FTFA was officially formed in 1975 with Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah elected as their first president. Hamzah went on to become the F.A. of Malaysia president in 1977 and FTFA deputy president Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen took over at the helm. It was that year too that FTFA organised their first league with 30 clubs. Then it was just one division with the clubs being divided into the Dunhill League, Bandaraya (City) League, First Division, Second Division, Third Division, Reserve League and Government Departments and Business House League.

The following year FTFA was first represented at the national level when they competed in the Razak Cup (Under-18). It was in 1979, that the Federal Territory made their debut in the Malaysia Cup. They then started off as whipping boys but by 1982 were already making waves to be among the top teams in the league although they failed to win any titles. In 1984, Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen stepped down as president and the Lord Mayor, Tan Sri Elyas Omar was elected the third president of the association.

The election of Elyas was about the best thing that happened to FTFA due to his dedication to the association. Elyas played a major role in raising the standard of football in Kuala Lumpur by introducing professionalism when he recruited players from other states and Singapore. He made available better training and playing facilities. In 1985, Federal Territory reached their first Malaysia Cup final after only competing in the tournament for seven seasons while other states, who have been in the competition since it was inaugurated in 1921, are still trying to reach the final. FTFA officially changed its name to Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA) in 1987 to better identify itself with the city. Kuala Lumpur joined the ranks of the heavyweights in the Malaysian soccer competition which saw them win the Charity Shield once (1987) in the four appearances, the League twice and the Malaysia Cup three years in a row (1987–1989). Kuala Lumpur also supplied a good number of players for the national team over the years.

Leadership in the KLFA kept changing hands after Elyas bin Omar stepped down with Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub taking over. In the 2014 Congress, Datuk Astaman Abdul Aziz stepped down and Federal Territory Ministry Secretary General, Datuk Adnan Md Ikhsan was elected as the president and Datuk Astaman Abdul Aziz and Datuk Izudin Ishak are the deputy presidents. Kuala Lumpur are also known internationally having hosted the Inter-City Tournament for several years. Among the participating countries were Czechoslovakia, England, Austria, Australia, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia. To improve football quality, exposure programmes to countries like Czechoslovakia were often organised.

The post-Elyas years saw lean pickings for Kuala Lumpur although they did win the FA Cup three times in 1993, 1994 and 1999, which remains Kuala Lumpur's last major trophy. Relegation from the then-Premier 1 followed in 2002 and it took seven years before KL returned to the top-flight, finishing fourth in the Premier League in 2009.

At present about 70 clubs are affiliated members of KLFA and are currently competing in the KL League and FA Cup (knock out). These clubs are divided into three divisions namely the Premier, Division 1, and Division 2.

On 26 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur confirmed its relegation to the Premier League after three years in the top flight.

On Monday 24 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur were relegated to the FAM League with two games remaining. A year and a day later, on 25 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur regained their place in the Premier League after finishing runners-up in the FAM League.

KLFA Academy Football Centre[edit]

KLFA Academy Football Centre is the training ground and Academy base of Malaysian football association, Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the township of Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, the site covers 3.28 hectares. It is also houses the main headquarters for the Kuala Lumpur Football Association. The facility is founded by the Kuala Lumpur Football Association to serve as the team's main training ground and also serves as an academy for the Kuala Lumpur football teams. The facility also serves as a meeting point and has a futsal court, a gymnassium, a cafeteria and dormitories for the youth players. The RM5.4 million academy opened in March 2012.

KLFA Academy Football Centre, a premier football facility is located in Desa Melawati. With top class facilities, KLFA Academy Football Centre are one of the best football facility in Kuala Lumpur. KLFA Academy Football Centre facilities are:-

  • Full-size football field
  • FIFA-standard Futsal court
  • Cafe
  • Gym
  • Retail outlets
  • Changing room.


Seasons Kit Manufacturers Sponsor
1988–1995 Lotto Dunhill
1996–1997 Nike Dunhill
1999–2000 Admiral Dunhill
2000 Ascot Ascot
2001 New Balance New Balance
2003 Cheetah Dunhill
2004–2005 Eutag Celcom
2006 Lotto TM Net
2007 Line 7 Line 7
2008 Eutag Celcom
2009 Sportzone Streamyx
2010–2011 Kika KL Ancom
2012–2014 Kronos Kronos
2015- Warrix Spectrum Outdoor Marketing



Title Winners Runners-up
Malaysia Cup (3x) 1987, 1988, 1989 1985
Division 1/ Premier 1/ Super League (2x) 1986, 1988 1982, 1987, 1989
Division 2/ Premier 2/ Premier League
FAM League 2014
Malaysian FA Cup (3x) 1993, 1994, 1999 1992
Malaysia Charity Shield (3x) 1988, 1995, 2000 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994


1987: Semifinals group stage (2nd in Group B on goal difference to Yomiuri of Japan)
1989: Semifinals group stage (2nd in Group A to Nissan of Japan)
1994: Quarterfinals (lost to Telephone Organisation of Thailand 3–5 on aggregate after extra-time in the second leg)

Club officials[edit]

Kuala Lumpur FA

  • Patron: Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
  • President: Datuk Seri Adnan Md Ikhsan
  • Deputy president: Datuk Astaman Abdul Aziz, Dato' Izudin Ishak
  • Vice-presidents: Mohamad Sidek Khalid, Johari Abdul Ghani, Theng Book, Nordin Abdul Ghani
  • General secretary: Nokman Mustaffa

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Dato' Izudin Ishak
Assistant Manager Syed Yazid Syed Omar
Head Coach Ricardo Formosinho
Assistant Coach Albert Chung
Coach Zulakbal Abdul Karim
Goalkeeping Coach
Fitness Coach Emanuel Ferro
Physiotherapist Mohd Fadli Kamarulzaman
U21 Head Coach Razak Jamaadi
U21 Assistant Coach Ghani Long
U21 Goalkeeping Coach
U19 Head Coach Azizan Idris
U19 Assistant Coach
U19 Goalkeeping Coach Mohd Zaki Tumpang@Ma'arof

Current squad[edit]

First Team[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position
12 Muhaimin Mohamad Malaysia GK
22 Badrol Hanapi Ali Malaysia GK
2 Muhd Syazwan Rani (captain) Malaysia CB,RB
3 Muhd Shamirul Rani Malaysia LB
4 Benedict Martin Malaysia CB,RB
6 Fairuz Abdul Aziz Malaysia CB
19 Muhd Zameer Zainun Malaysia LB,LM
20 Fariss Azlan Mat Isa Malaysia CB
23 Ahmad Jihad Ismail Malaysia CB,RB
24 Farouk Hashim Malaysia CB
28 Martin Ekoule Cameroon CB
8 Mohd Fitri Kamal Malaysia AM,CM
11 Lukhman Noor Hakim Jaafar Malaysia LM,LW
13 Choi Hyun-yeon South Korea RM,RW,LM,LW
14 J. Mughilan Kartik Malaysia CM,DM
15 Nicholas Chan Malaysia CM,DM
16 Pritam Singh a/l Charun Singh Malaysia LM,LW
17 Naufal Naim Tony Rosdin Malaysia CM,RM,RW
18 Shahrudin Yakup Malaysia RM,RW,LM,LW
25 Mohd Fazilidin Khalid Malaysia CM
26 Khairil Amri Borhan Malaysia RM,RW
5 Romdhizat Jamian Malaysia ST
7 Hattaphon Bun An Malaysia ST
9 Kallé Soné Cameroon ST
10 Ogunboye Iyanu Ezekiel Nigeria ST
21 Mohd Saufi Ibrahim Malaysia ST


President's Cup Team[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 Amirul Shafiq Mohd Shamsuri
2 Malaysia DF Muhd Akmal Azlan
3 Malaysia DF Muhd Amirul Razali
4 Malaysia DF Muhammad Hafizi Salleh
5 Malaysia DF Muhammad Hamizan Aiman Pairol
6 Malaysia MF Izaaq Izhan Yuswandi
7 Malaysia MF Muhammad Nurikhwan Mohd Ismail
8 Malaysia MF Daniel Ong Ern Min
9 Malaysia FW Muhammad Rizuan Abdul Rahim
10 Malaysia FW Wan Mohd Norhafizul Azren Wan Baharudin
11 Malaysia FW Muhammad Nur Syazwan Kamaruddin
12 Malaysia FW Mohd Amin Asraf Yaakob
13 Malaysia FW Muhammad Hamzah Ahmad
No. Position Player
14 Malaysia DF Zul Fadzli Mat Rodi
15 Malaysia MF Mohd Isyam Syahriza Othman
16 Malaysia MF Muhamad Afzal Nazri
17 Malaysia FW Mohd Azrul Firdaus Kamaruzaman
18 Malaysia DF Muhd Faizul Azizi Mohd Akhir
19 Malaysia MF Vidi Mazjidey Junaidi
20 Malaysia FW Pavithran a/l Pandian
21 Malaysia MF Lee Yong Cheng
22 Malaysia GK Mohd Farhan Aswad Badrisham
23 Malaysia MF Thiban Raj a/l Selvaraju
24 Malaysia GK Mohd Farith Johari
25 Malaysia DF Visert Sorrachak a/l Seng Kiang


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 Amirul Shafiq Mohd Shamsuri
2 Malaysia DF Asmaan Kassim
3 Malaysia DF Muhd Haziq Iskandar Khalid
4 Malaysia DF Muhd Amirun Zakwan Roslisham
5 Malaysia DF Muhd Azhiim Kamarudin
6 Malaysia MF Amirul Aiman Tajudin
7 Malaysia MF Muhammad Shamsuddin Abdul Rahman
8 Malaysia MF Mohammad Aiman Mohamad Khalidi
9 Malaysia FW Muhd Zainul Ariffin Idham bin Azam
10 Malaysia FW Muhd Salihin Jamil
11 Malaysia FW
12 Malaysia FW Raaj Baarathy a/l Periasamy
13 Malaysia DF Mohd Airi Mukmin Abdul Rahman
No. Position Player
14 Malaysia DF Mazlan Yahya
15 Malaysia MF Mohd Asrin Kalam
16 Malaysia DF S. Jevendran
17 Malaysia DF Akmal Abdullah
18 Malaysia MF Meer Adam Shah Mahmood Shah
19 Malaysia MF Zahrul Nizwan Zulkeflee
20 Malaysia FW Farid Ashraf Kamarozaman
21 Malaysia DF Muhammad Talha Tahir
22 Malaysia GK Presley Lim Chin Fong
23 Malaysia FW
24 Malaysia DF Aiman Harith Faruk
25 Malaysia GK Ameerul Eqhwan Mohd Fauzi


For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

Transfers (In)[edit]

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

No. Position Player

Transfers (Out)[edit]

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

No. Position Player


Year Manager
1999-04 Mohd Hilmi Ismail
2005–06 Mat Zan Mat Aris
2007–08 Izudin Ishak
2009–2011 Nokman Mustaffa
2012 Rusli Baba
2013 George Frederick
2014 Kamaruddin Hassan
2015- Izudin Ishak


Year Coach
1979–81 Yunus Tasman
1982–84 S. Subramaniam
1985–86 Josef Venglos
1987–89 Chow Kwai Lam
1990 Jozef Jankech
1991 Milous Kvacek
1992 Chow Kwai Lam
1993 S. Subramaniam (coach)
1994 Ken Shellito
1995–98 Chow Kwai Lam
1998-00 Mat Zan Mat Aris
2000 Lim Kim Lian
2001–02 Wathiq Naji/Lim Kim Lian
2003 Igor Novak
2004–07 Mat Zan Mat Aris
2007–08 Hans-Jürgen Gede
2008–2012 Razip Ismail
2013 Stanislav Leiskovsky
2013-2014 Tang Siew Seng
2015- Ricardo Formosinho


Season Division Position Malaysia Cup Malaysian FA Cup Malaysian Charity Shield Regional Top Scorer (All Competitions)
1979 Preliminary 16th of 17 DNQ N/A
1980 Preliminary 17th of 17 DNQ N/A
1981 Preliminary 10th of 17 DNQ N/A
1982 League Cup 2nd of 16 QF N/A
1983 League Cup 8th of 16 QF N/A
1984 League Cup 4th of 16 QF N/A
1985 League Cup 5th of 16 Runner-up Saidin Osman (11)
1986 League Cup Champions of 16 QF Fandi Ahmad (14)
1987 League Cup 2nd of 17 Winner Runner-up ACC – SF Group B (2nd of 4) N/A
1988 League Cup Champions of 17 Winner Winner Fandi Ahmad (21)
1989 Division 1 2nd of 9 Winner Runner-up ACC – SF Group A (2nd of 3) K. Kannan (20)
1990 Division 1 4th of 10 QF Group A (3rd of 4) Rd 1 Runner-up Fandi Ahmad (8)
K. Kannan (8)
Division 1 4th of 10 SF SF /Miladin Kuc (10)
Division 1 5th of 10 SF Runner-up Azman Adnan (22)
Division 1 9th of 10 DNQ Winner T. Gopinath Naidu (14)
1994 Premier League 11th of 16 DNQ Winner Runner-up ACWC – QF Shahrin Abdul Majid (16)
1995 Premier League 11th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Group E (3rd of 4) Winner Liew Kim Tu (8)
1996 Premier League 14th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Chow Siew Yai (4)
Steven Paul Stott (4)
1997 Premier League 9th of 15 QF Group A (4th of 5) QF Liew Kim Tu (15)
Premier 1 8th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 5) SF Meor Nor Syamsul Kamal Meor Azizi (10)
1999 Premier 1 5th of 10 QF Group B (5th of 6) Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (9)
2000 Premier 1 8th of 12 QF Group B (3rd of 4) SF Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (5)
Premier 1 10th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 4) Rd 2 Liew Kim Tu (13)
Premier 1 13th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Roslisham Mohd Nor (6)
Premier 2 5th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Emerson Mariano Panigutti (12)
Premier League Group B 3rd of 13 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) Rd 2 Marcelo Padilha da Rocha (30)
Premier League Group A 4th of 8 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) SF Safee Sali (11)
Premier League Group B 5th of 8 DNQ Rd 1 Carlos Augusto Quinonez (7)
Premier League 7th of 11 Rd 1 Group A (3rd of 6) Rd 1 Kevin Lamey (12)
Premier League 12th of 13 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 6) Rd 2 Cofie Bekoe (6)
Impraim Godfred Attah (6)
Premier League 4th of 13 Rd 1 Group C (3rd of 4) Rd 2 Abdul Hadi Yahya (14)
Super League 9th of 14 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4th) Rd 2 Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
Super League 12th of 14 Rd 1 Group D (3rd of 4th) QF Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
Super League 14th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Afiq Azmi (5)
Premier League 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Khairul Anuar Shafie (5)
FAM League 2nd of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Romdhizat Jamian (6)
Premier League Rd 2
DNQ=Did not qualify N/A=Not Available
Note: A single round-robin league system was instituted in 1979 following the entry of Brunei FA, Kuala Lumpur FA, Sabah FA and Sarawak FA into main stream Malaysian football. For three years until 1981, the league remained no more than a preliminary round for the knock-out stages of the Malaysia Cup. In 1982, a League Cup was introduced to differentiate the league winners from the Malaysia Cup champions.

Football League managed by the Association[edit]

Football Structures[edit]

League System[edit]


  1. ^ "Kuala Lumpur 2015". Kuala Lumpur FA. Retrieved 21 January 2015.