|Full name||Penang Football Association|
George Town, Penang
|Chairman||Nazir Ariff Munshir Ariff|
|Coach||Jacksen F. Tiago|
|League||Malaysia Premier League|
|Website||Club home page|
Founded in 1921, the club represent the Penang state in football competitions. The team has traditionallly worn a blue home kit.
They have a long standing rivalry with Kedah, the two northern region teams collectively known as the Northern Region Derby.
The team play their home matches at the 20,000 capacity Bandaraya Stadium in Georgetown.
Penang established itself as a major force in Malaysian football between the 1950s to the 1970s. Domestically, Penang has won a record of 3 Division 1 titles, 4 Malaysia Cup titles, 5 Malaysia FAM League titles, 1 Malaysia FA Cup title and 1 Malaysia Charity Shield.
- 1 History
- 2 Honours
- 3 Crest and Colours
- 4 Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
- 5 Grounds
- 6 Club officials
- 7 Current Squad
- 8 Transfers
- 9 Managers History
- 10 Notable Players
- 11 Sponsors
- 12 Record
- 13 References
- 14 External links
The club was founded in 1920 as Penang Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Pulau Pinang). Penang FA is the second oldest football team in Malaysia. The team is based in the state of Penang in the north of Malaysia. Penang have consistently been a decent team throughout their history, producing players such as the country's first Olympian. Penang is the fifth most successful team in Malaysian football history with 14 champions.
Early years (1920-1950s)
In 21 October 1921, the club was founded. Almost all the big matches were played at Victoria Green, home of the Chinese Recreation Club. The team enter into the final of the Malaysia most prestigious football tournament, Malaysia Cup's final in 1934, but the team lost to Singapore FA with a heartbreaking score of 1-2. Penang enter into the final of the last edition of Malaysia Cup before World War II and they lost to the same opponent in 1934 with the same score. During the World War II, football competitions were stopped.
Glory Days (1950s-1970s)
An era spanning the 1950s to the 70s when Penang was among the top teams in inter-state football.
The 1950s saw Penang producing players such as the country's first Olympian, Yeap Cheng Eng, Yeang Kah Chong, Tan Swee Hock, Wong Kam Poh, Yap Hin Hean, Liew Fee Yuen, Lee Ah Loke, the Pang brothers and more. Since the early 1950s, Aziz Ahmad was Penang's top goal-getter in 1953 and 1954. He scored the winning goal when Penang defeated Singapore 3-2 in the 1953 Malaya Cup final in Ipoh. Penang won 3 Malaysia Cup champions (1953, 1954 and 1958) and 4 FAM Cup champions (1952, 1955, 1956 and 1957).
Some of the well-known FAP officials then were Loh Hoot Yeang, who was president for many years, A.S. Mohamad Mydin, Tan Cheng Hoe, Yaakob Syed and Haris Hussain.
Datuk David Choong was president in 1962 when Penang made the FAM Cup final, but lost 3-4 to Selangor in a pulsating contest on May 12 before a capacity crowd at the City Stadium.
In October 1963, Penang trounced Perlis 13-0 in a Malaysia Cup tie at the City Stadium.
Aziz took over as captain when Cheng Eng retired. The early 1960s also saw a glittering array of "stars".
By 1965, veterans such as Siang Teik and Aziz made way as Penang rebuilt. M. Kuppan took over as captain with Yeap Kim Hock, James Raju and Ibrahim Mydin the only other survivors.
For the first time, Penang also preferred the services of four Australians from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) which participated in the local league. They were John Leather, Clive Warren, Vic Probert and Alan Peacock.
The late 60s saw the emergence of Aziz's nephews, the Abdullah brothers -- Namat and Shaharuddin. At his peak, Shaharuddin was a prolific goal-getter.
Penang made the Malaysia Cup final in 1968 to face mighty Selangor but nobody expected it to be a massacre. Selangor romped home 8-1 in one of the most one-sided finals ever.
In 1974, Penang heroically knocked Singapore out in the semifinal to face northern rival Perak in the final. Namat Abdullah led Penang to a 2-1 victory in what was to be the state's last Malaysia Cup final victory. Penang stepped into the final of Malaysia Cup on 1977 as they lost the match to Singapore.
Stagnation (1980s-Mid 1990s)
Football Association of Malaysia introduced the Malaysia First Division League on 1982. Penang was one of the founding members of the league. The first edition of the league saw Penang become the champion. On year 1983, Penang was the first runner-up of the league. After that, the team faced stagnation until mid 1990s because failed to win any major trophy.
Resurgence (Late 1990s-Early 2000s)
The glory days came after the team faced the stagnation period for more than 15 years. Penang enter into the FA Cup final for the first time in the team history on 1997 and they lost to Selangor. After the disappointment, Penang won the 1998 Malaysia Super League. The team failed to defend the champion as they only manage to get runner-up on 1999. The 2000 FA Cup saw Penang lost to Terengganu after a nail-biting penalty shootouts. Penang was the runner-up of the top division league on 2000. After two consecutive years as the runner-up of Malaysia Super League, Penang become the champion of the league on 2001. Penang FA historically won the FA Cup for the first time on 2002 thanks to the goal scored by Gustavo Romero on the 65 minutes. Penang first attempt into the Charity Shield saw the team won the trophy after they beat Selangor.
- Winners (4): 1953, 1954, 1958, 1974
- Runner-Up (9): 1934, 1941, 1950, 1952, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1977
- Winners (3): *1982, 1998, 2001
- Runner-Up (3): 1983, 1999, 2000
- Runner-Up (1): 1992
- Winners (1): 2002
- Runner-Up (2): 1997, 2000
- Winners (1): 2003
Crest and Colours
Since the club's foundation on year 1921, the club have had only one main crest. The backgrounds colours of the club crest are blue and white.
Penang FA's traditional home colours are sky blue and yellow which are taken from the colours of the Penang state flag. Ultramarine have also been used severally. Traditional away kit colours have been either yellow or white. However, in recent years several different colours have been used, such as: green, pink and orange.
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt partner|
The Bandaraya Stadium is the home stadium of Penang FA. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people. It was built in 1957, the oldest stadium in Malaysia and initially aims to provide a venue for sports activities from Georgetown, especially as a football pitch.
Previously, Penang FA also use Penang State Stadium in Batu Kawan.
Board of Director
- President: Nazir Ariff Munshir Aridf
- Vice-president 1: Laurence Loh
- Vice-president 2: Gary Nair
- General Secretary: Junid Noor
- General Manager: Mohd Azizudin Mohd Shariff
- Assistant Manager: Mohd Nazim Ariff Nazir Ariff
- Assistant Manager: Katherisan Letchumanan
- Security Officer: Muhd Asyraf Mohamad Yusof
- Media Officer: Muhamad Sidek Karim
- Medical Officer: Dr. Amar Pritpal Abdullah
- Escort Officer: Aznan Yahaya
Coaching and Technical Staff
- Head Coach: Jacksen F. Tiago
- Assistant Coach 1: Amilton Silva da Oliveira
- Assistant Coach 2: Manzoor Azwira Abdul Wahid
- Fitness Coach: Leonardo Azevedo
- Goalkeeping Coach: Jose Alberto Silvestre Quitete
- Physiotherapist: Mohamad Isamuddin Mohd Ali
- Physiotherapist: Zulkifli Ahmad
- Kit Man: Mohd Hizir Jamaludin
- U21 Head Coach: S. Veloo
- U21 Assistant Coach: Zabidi Hassan
- U21 Goalkeeping Coach: Mohd Hisham Jainudin
- U21 Physio: Reza Irwan Khairuddin
First Team Squad
|1||Sani Anuar Kamsani||GK|
|25||Mohd Remezey Che Ros||GK|
|22||Khairul Amri Salehuddin||GK|
|23||Yong Kuong Yong||CB,RM,RW|
|5||Mohd Farid Ramli||LB|
|6||Mat Saiful Mohamad||LB|
|11||Mohd Azrul Ahmad||RB,LM,RW|
|2||Mohd Redzuan Suhaidi||CB|
|41||Mohd Redzuan Nawi||DM,CM|
|19||Mohd Junaidi Shafiai||CM|
|8||See Kok Luen||CM|
|17||Mohd Syukur Saidin||CM|
|25||Mohd Zharif Hasna||CM|
|13||Mohd Faiz Subri||AM,LW|
|20||Muhd Rafiuddin Rodin||LM,LW|
|16||Azinee Taib||RM, LM, RW, LW|
|7||[[Muhammad Luqman Bin Mohd 'Azrin||ST|
President's Cup squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015
|GK||Sani Anuar Kamsani||Juventud|
|GK||Mohd Remezey Che Ros||PKNS F.C.|
|DF||Mohd Azrul Ahmad||ATM|
|DF||Mohd Farid Ramli||Sime Darby FC|
|DF||Reinaldo Lobo||Mitra Kukar FC|
|DF||Mohd Redzuan Suhaidi||Penang FA President's Cup|
|MF||Mohd Redzuan Nawi||Sabah|
|MF||Mohd Syukur Saidin||Sime Darby FC|
|MF||See Kok Luen||Johor Darul Takzim II FC|
|MF||Mohd Faiz Subri||Terengganu|
|MF||Mohd Azinee Taib||Johor Darul Takzim II FC|
|MF||Mohd Junaidi Shafiai||Penang FA President's Cup|
|FW||Hilton Moreira||Free Agent|
|FW||Alberto Goncalves Da Costa||Arema F.C.|
|FW||Failee Ghazli||Sime Darby FC|
|GK||G. Jeevananthan||PKNS F.C.|
|GK||Amir Omar Khata||Released|
|DF||Syafiq Azri Ahmad Kamal||Released|
|DF||Hariri Mohd Safii||Released|
|DF||Fakhrul Radzi Yaakob||Released|
|DF||Kamarul Hesam Kadri||Released|
|DF||Lew Han Hung||Kedah|
|DF||Lee Kwang-hyun||Kuantan FA|
|MF||Khairan Eroza Razali||Retired|
|MF||Shazuan Ashraf Mathews||Kedah|
|MF||Mohd Azizan Baba||Malacca United F.C.|
|FW||Mohd Norizam Salaman||Released|
|FW||Muhamad Zamri Chin||T-Team FC|
|FW||Luiz Ricardo Lino Dos Santos||Guarani FC|
|2001-2003||Irfan Bakti Abu Salim|
|2015||Jacksen F. Tiago|
- Carlos Rodriguez Villalba
- Francisco Kiko Narvaez
- Merzagua Abderrazak
- Mac Pherlin Dudu Omagbemi
- Michael Fuchker
- Ito Dan
- Boris Ovcin
- Vyacheslav Melnikov
- Peter Bazic
- Sasa Branezac
- Jose Ramirez Barreto
- Newton de Oliveira
- Mario Cesar da Silva
- Luiz Ricardo Lino Dos Santos
- Alex Daniel Cabrera
- Gustavo Romero
- Earl Cochrane
- Marshall Soper
- Geoff Dwyer
- Ballamodou Conde
- Paul Gaban
- John Hunter
- Georg Entrovic
- Titi Buengo
- Lee Kwang-hyun
- Lutz Pfannenstiel
Club Top Scorer
- 2002 : Gustavo Romero (14 goals)
- 2003 : Gustavo Romero (9 goals)
- 2004 : Vyacheslav Melnikov (16 goals)
- 2005 : Jose Ramirez Barreto (15 goals)
- 2010 : Failee Ghazli (9 goals)
- 2013 : Norizam Salaman (15 goals)
- 2014 : Lee Kil-Hoon (17 goals)