Penang FA

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Penang FA
Club crest
Full name Penang Football Association
Nickname(s) The Panthers
Founded 1921; 93 years ago (1921)
Ground Bandaraya Stadium
George Town, Penang
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Nazir Ariff Munshir Ariff
Coach Jacksen F. Tiago
League Malaysia Premier League
Website Club home page
Current season

Penang Football Association is a Malaysian professional football club based in Georgetown that plays in the Malaysia Premier League.

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.


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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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 (5): *1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 2013
Runner-Up (3): 1961, 1962, 1968
Winners (1): 2002
Runner-Up (2): 1997, 2000
Winners (1): 2003

Crest and Colours[edit]


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[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
2001 Umbro Pensonic
2002-2005 Toray Pen-Group
2006-2007 Lotto E&O
2008-2010 Joma No Sponsors
2011 Eutag
2012 Adidas AUCMS
2013 Joma Media Hiburan
2014-Now Umbro ASPEN Group


Home Stadium[edit]

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.

Training Ground[edit]

The USM Athletics Stadium is the training ground of Penang FA located in the campus of University of Science, Malaysia in Penang.

Club officials[edit]

Board of Director[edit]

  • President: Malaysia Nazir Ariff Munshir Aridf
  • Vice-president 1: Malaysia Laurence Loh
  • Vice-president 2: Malaysia Gary Nair
  • General Secretary: Malaysia Junid Noor


  • General Manager: Malaysia Mohd Azizudin Mohd Shariff
  • Assistant Manager: Malaysia Mohd Nazim Ariff Nazir Ariff
  • Assistant Manager: Malaysia Katherisan Letchumanan
  • Security Officer: Malaysia Muhd Asyraf Mohamad Yusof
  • Media Officer: Malaysia Muhamad Sidek Karim
  • Medical Officer: Malaysia Dr. Amar Pritpal Abdullah
  • Escort Officer: Malaysia Aznan Yahaya

Coaching and Technical Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Brazil Jacksen F. Tiago
  • Assistant Coach 1: Brazil Amilton Silva da Oliveira
  • Assistant Coach 2: Malaysia Manzoor Azwira Abdul Wahid
  • Fitness Coach: Brazil Leonardo Azevedo
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Brazil Jose Alberto Silvestre Quitete
  • Physiotherapist: Malaysia Mohamad Isamuddin Mohd Ali
  • Physiotherapist: Malaysia Zulkifli Ahmad
  • Kit Man: Malaysia Mohd Hizir Jamaludin
  • U21 Head Coach: Malaysia S. Veloo
  • U21 Assistant Coach: Malaysia Zabidi Hassan
  • U21 Goalkeeping Coach: Malaysia Mohd Hisham Jainudin
  • U21 Physio: Malaysia Reza Irwan Khairuddin

Current Squad[edit]

First Team Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position
1 Sani Anuar Kamsani Malaysia GK
25 Mohd Remezey Che Ros Malaysia GK
22 Khairul Amri Salehuddin Malaysia GK
23 Yong Kuong Yong Malaysia CB,RM,RW
25 Mafry Balang Malaysia CB
24 Darwira Sazan Malaysia CB
5 Mohd Farid Ramli Malaysia LB
6 Mat Saiful Mohamad Malaysia LB
18 Mazlizam Mohamad Malaysia LB/RB
11 Mohd Azrul Ahmad Malaysia RB,LM,RW
2 Mohd Redzuan Suhaidi Malaysia CB
30 Reinaldo Lobo Brazil CB
41 Mohd Redzuan Nawi Malaysia DM,CM
19 Mohd Junaidi Shafiai Malaysia CM
8 See Kok Luen Malaysia CM
17 Mohd Syukur Saidin Malaysia CM
25 Mohd Zharif Hasna Malaysia CM
13 Mohd Faiz Subri Malaysia AM,LW
20 Muhd Rafiuddin Rodin Malaysia LM,LW
12 Elias Sulaiman Malaysia CM,RM,RW
27 Lee Kil-Hoon South Korea CM,AM
16 Azinee Taib Malaysia RM, LM, RW, LW
14 Hilton Moreira Brazil CM,AM,FW
29 Failee Ghazli Malaysia ST
10 Baser Napae Malaysia ST
9 Beto Gonçalves Brazil ST
7 [[Muhammad Luqman Bin Mohd 'Azrin Malaysia ST

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 Hong Kong GK Lee Xuang Hi
2 Malaysia DF Magendran a/l Kanaison
3 Malaysia MF Muhd Salim Che Hassan
4 Bolivia DF Yohan Cabini
5 Malaysia DF Muhd Redzuan Suhaidi
6 Turkey FW Muhammad Syakirin Sayed
7 Finland DF Paul Walker
8 Malaysia MF Muhd Ruzaini Jamaluddin
9 Malaysia FW Muhammad Umair Mohd Samfee
10 Malaysia FW Mohd Amer Azahar
11 Burma DF Kyaw Zar Qunn
12 Malaysia DF Shaik Awish Alkirani Shaik Haron Rashid
13 Cyprus MF Eric Den Turner
No. Position Player
14 Syria MF Kassim Al Yakini
15 Jamaica DF Kaza Daren Gyan
16 Malaysia MF Muhd bin Azmi
17 Malaysia MF Nor Mohamad Hafizz Azam
18 Ivory Coast MF Krasco Fatou
19 Malaysia MF Som Keat a/l Preseart
20 New Zealand MF Frank Ickensteen
21 Malaysia FW Muhammad Shazrul Ashraf Mathews
22 Uzbekistan GK Carvic Nacartic
23 Malaysia DF Muhd Faiz Akmal Zahrul Nizam
24 Turkmenistan MF Abu Yazid Shahfuq
25 Malaysia GK Muhd Syafik Noricham
26 Malaysia GK Thamotharan Naidu a/l Gavarasee


For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015


Pos. Name From
GK Malaysia Sani Anuar Kamsani Italy Juventud
GK Malaysia Mohd Remezey Che Ros Malaysia PKNS F.C.
DF Malaysia Mohd Azrul Ahmad Malaysia ATM
DF Malaysia Mafry Balang Malaysia Sarawak
DF Malaysia Mohd Farid Ramli Malaysia Sime Darby FC
DF Malaysia Mazlizam Mohamad Malaysia Terengganu
DF Brazil Reinaldo Lobo Indonesia Mitra Kukar FC
DF Malaysia Mohd Redzuan Suhaidi Malaysia Penang FA President's Cup
MF Malaysia Mohd Redzuan Nawi Malaysia Sabah
MF Malaysia Mohd Syukur Saidin Malaysia Sime Darby FC
MF Malaysia See Kok Luen Malaysia Johor Darul Takzim II FC
MF Malaysia Mohd Faiz Subri Malaysia Terengganu
MF Malaysia Mohd Azinee Taib Malaysia Johor Darul Takzim II FC
MF Malaysia Mohd Junaidi Shafiai Malaysia Penang FA President's Cup
FW Brazil Hilton Moreira Free Agent
FW Brazil Alberto Goncalves Da Costa Indonesia Arema F.C.
FW Malaysia Failee Ghazli Malaysia Sime Darby FC


Pos. Name To
GK Malaysia G. Jeevananthan Malaysia PKNS F.C.
GK Malaysia Amir Omar Khata Released
DF Malaysia Ismail Suboh Released
DF Malaysia Suhaidi Akmal Released
DF Malaysia Syafiq Azri Ahmad Kamal Released
DF Malaysia Hariri Mohd Safii Released
DF Malaysia Fakhrul Radzi Yaakob Released
DF Malaysia Kamarul Hesam Kadri Released
DF Malaysia A. Varathan Malaysia Sarawak
DF Malaysia Lew Han Hung Malaysia Kedah
DF South Korea Lee Kwang-hyun Malaysia Kuantan FA
MF Malaysia Khairan Eroza Razali Retired
MF Malaysia Shazuan Ashraf Mathews Malaysia Kedah
MF Malaysia G. Mahathevan Malaysia Sarawak
MF Malaysia Mohd Azizan Baba Malaysia Malacca United F.C.
FW Malaysia Mohd Norizam Salaman Released
FW Malaysia Muhamad Zamri Chin Malaysia T-Team FC
FW Brazil Luiz Ricardo Lino Dos Santos Brazil Guarani FC
FW Angola Titi Buengo Retired

Managers History[edit]

Years Name
2001-2003 Malaysia Irfan Bakti Abu Salim
2003-2004 Malaysia Yunus Alif
2005 Malaysia Norizan Bakar
2006-2007 Slovakia Josef Herel
2008 Malaysia Mohd Bakar
2008-2009 Malaysia S. Veloo
2010 Malaysia Reduan Abdullah
2011 Malaysia Robert Scully
2011 Malaysia Ahmad Yusof
2012 Hungary Jánós Krécská
2013 Morocco Merzagua Abderrazak
2014 Malaysia K. Devan
2015 Brazil Jacksen F. Tiago

Notable Players[edit]

Foreign Players[edit]


Kit Manufacturer

Shirt sponsors



Club Top Scorer[edit]


External links[edit]