Terengganu FA was founded in 1972 as Terengganu Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Terengganu). In 1999, Dato' Haji Che Mat bin Jusoh(ABC), who was the Terengganu President at that time, was appointed to lead the team. Che Mat Jusoh successfully guiding the team Terengganu champions in 2000 and 2011 season and runners-up in 2004 season of the FA Cup. The team won first title in the Malaysia Cup in 2001 season and runners-up in 2011 season. Terengganu won the Malaysia Charity Shield in 2001 season. The team succeed to improve position in 2005–06 Premier League season. The team ended in runners-up place during the season. In 2010 season, Terengganu ended in third place in Super League and runners-up in 2011 season.
At the end of the 2013 season, Dato' Haji Che Mat bin Jusoh eventually withdrew from the presidency Terengganu FA after failed to bring the team as required by Peteh fans.
As Datuk Wan Ahmad Nizam take over Terengganu in 2013, he want changes Terengganu FA in next season to champions cup in Malaysia League.
During the Malaysia Cup, Terengganu lost to Negeri Sembilan FA during the final match that was held at Shah Alam Stadium. In the quarter-finals, Terengganu overcame their rival, Kelantan FA. In the semi finals, Selangor FA also become prey to Sang Penyu when beaten 2-0 at home by two goals by Abdul Manaf Mamat. While in the second leg, Terengganu won 2-1 (Agg Terengganu 4-1).
In the final, Terengganu opened the scoring with Ashaari Shamsuddin in the 59th minute. In the 81st minute, N. Sembilan equalized through S. Kunalan. But, Hairuddin Omar disappointed Terengganu with his bicycle kick in the 86th minute. Terengganu lost to N. Sembilan 1-2.
At the end of the season, the coach of Terengganu, Irfan Bakti announced that he will move to another team for the next season.
The Terengganu President's cup team or Young Turtle is a part of the President Cup Malaysia league team. The President Cup Malaysia is the football competitions in Malaysia for under-21 players. Since its inception, the President Cup Malaysia has been the major tournament for under-21 and under-23 players. In 2009, the format of the competition changes which only under-21 players are eligible for the tournament.
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