2005–06 Liga Super

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Liga Super
Season 2005–06
Champions Negeri Sembilan
Relegated Selangor
2007 AFC Cup Negeri Sembilan (group stage)
Pahang (group stage)
Matches played 84
Goals scored 223 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer 17 goals
Keita Mandjou (Perak)
2005

The 2005–06 Liga Super (English: 2005–06 Super League) also known as the TM Liga Super for sponsorship reasons is the third season of the Liga Super, the top-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[1]

The season was held from 3 December 2005 and concluded in 23 May 2006.[1]

The Liga Super champions for 2005–06 was Negeri Sembilan.[1]

League leaders[edit]

Negeri Sembilan garnered 40 points from 21 matches and won the title despite scoring less goals than all the other teams in the league except Pahang, who finished second from bottom. With this title, they finally erased the painful memory of losing the 1996 M-League crown having topped the table for most of that season.

Their nearest rivals were TM with 33 points. Having been in the title contention for most of the season, they were the best positioned club side in Liga Super history after Public Bank in 2004.

Top scores[edit]

Perak's Keita Mandjou was the season's top scorer with 17 goals. Three matches, including Selangor's 6–1 hammering at the hands of Perlis, featured seven goals, and these were the season's highest scoring matches.

League table[edit]

Last updated 5 June 2007.
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Comments
1
Negeri Sembilan
21
12
4
5
26
14
40
League Champions
2
TM
21
9
6
6
29
37
33
3
Perak
21
9
3
9
32
29
30
4
Perlis
21
8
6
7
26
25
30
5
MPPJ
21
9
2
10
28
27
29
6
Penang
21
8
4
9
30
31
28
7
Pahang
21
7
6
8
21
24
27
Entered into Relegation Playoffs
8
Selangor
21
5
3
13
31
46
18

Note: Due to a league expansion, Pahang and Selangor were entered into a Relegation Playoff.

Relegation playoffs[edit]

As a result of the Football Association of Malaysia decision to expand the league to 14 teams, the relegation playoffs were held on 18 June 2006. Six of the league's 14 places were up for grabs in this competition.

Pahang and Selangor qualified for this competition by virtue of being the lowest placed Liga Super teams. Top teams from the Liga Premier also qualified for this competition (except for Kedah and Malacca, who were automatically promoted by virtue of being Liga Premier Champions).

The first round of matches saw Sarawak, Terengganu, Selangor and DPMM promoted.

The second round of matches saw Johor FC and Pahang promoted.

References[edit]