2004 Malaysia Super League

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Super League Malaysia
Season 2004
Champions Pahang FA
Relegated Kedah FA
Sarawak FA
2005 AFC Cup Pahang FA (group stage)
Perak FA (group stage)
ASEAN Club Championship Pahang FA (group stage)
Matches played 84
Goals scored 271 (3.23 per match)
Top goalscorer 15 goals
Indra Putra Mahayuddin (Pahang FA)
2003
2005

The Malaysia Super League (MSL) was introduced in 2004. It replaced the M-League as the top-most tier for professional Malaysian football clubs. The season kicked off on 14 February 2004. Pahang dominated the season and ended up winning the title by a wide margin and this was down to their efforts in securing the services of the nation's top players prior to the start of the new season. Pahang FA's Indra Putra Mahayuddin was the season's top goalscorer with 15 goals. He remains, until this day, the last Malaysian to win that accolade.

The highest scoring match of the season was Perlis 6–2 defeat of Kedah on 31 July 2004.

A plus point was the surprisingly strong finish of club side Public Bank. At this time, the Football Association of Malaysia were trying to promote clubs as the future of Malaysian football.

Stadium and locations[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2004 Malaysia Super League
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Kedah Kedah Alor Setar Darul Aman Stadium 32,387
Pahang Pahang Kuantan Darul Makmur Stadium 40,000
Penang Penang Batu Kawan Penang State Stadium 40,000
Perak Perak Ipoh Perak Stadium 35,000
Perlis Perlis Kangar Utama Stadium 20,000
Selangor Public Bank Selangor Selayang Stadium 20,000
Sabah Sabah Kota Kinabalu Likas Stadium 30,000
Sarawak Sarawak Kuching Sarawak Stadium 40,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Pahang (C) 21 14 5 2 48 29 +19 47 Qualification to AFC Cup group stage and ASEAN Club Championship
2 Public Bank 21 11 5 5 38 29 +9 38
3 Perlis 21 10 6 5 41 30 +11 36
4 Perak 21 10 6 5 35 27 +8 36 Qualification to AFC Cup group stage[a]
5 Penang 21 8 3 10 29 38 −9 27
6 Sabah 21 4 5 12 22 35 −13 17
7 Sarawak (R) 21 3 7 11 28 38 −10 16 Relegation to Premier League
8 Kedah (R) 21 4 3 14 30 45 −15 15
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Perak qualified for the 2005 AFC Cup group stage by winning the 2004 Malaysia FA Cup.

Champions[edit]

Champions
Pahang FA
1st Title