2012 Liga Premier

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Liga Premier
Season 2012
Champions ATM
Promoted ATM
Pahang
Relegated Perlis
MB Johor Bahru
Matches played 132
Goals scored 505 (3.83 per match)
Top goalscorer 27 goals
MalaysiaKhairul Izuan Abdullah (PDRM)
Biggest home win ATM 7-0 Perlis
(18 June 2012)
ATM 8-1 MP Muar
(6 July 2012)
Biggest away win Betaria 0-7 ATM
(16 April 2012)
Highest scoring 9 goals
MP Muar 7-2 Perlis
(9 January 2012)
Pahang 7-2 Perlis
(14 May 2012)
ATM 8-1 MP Muar
(6 July 2012)
Longest winning run 6 matches
Pahang
Longest unbeaten run 9 matches
Sime Darby
Longest losing run 5 matches
MB Johor Bahru
2011
2013

The 2012 Liga Premier (English: 2012 Premier League) also known as the Astro Liga Premier for sponsorship reasons is the ninth season of the Liga Premier, the second-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[1]

The season was held from 11 January and concluded in 23 July 2012.[1]

The Liga Premier champions for 2012 season was ATM.[1] The champions and runners-up were both promoted to 2013 Liga Super.

Teams[edit]

A total of twelve teams will contest the league, including eight sides from the 2011 Liga Premier season, two newly promoted teams from 2011 Liga FAM and two relegated teams from the 2011 Liga Super season.

Pahang and Perlis were relegated from 2011 Liga Super after finishing the season in the bottom two places of the league table.

2011 Liga FAM champions Betaria and runner-up MB Johor Bahru secured direct promotion to this season Liga Premier.

Note:
1Promoted from 2011 Liga FAM
2Relegated from 2011 Liga Super
3Harimau Muda, the national team feeder project team was replaced fully with Harimau Muda B for this season

Locations of the venue for 2012 Liga Premier teams

Team summaries[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Team Based Location Current Stadium Location Stadium Stadium capacity
ATM Petaling Jaya, Selangor Petaling Jaya, Selangor Petaling Jaya Stadium 25,000
Betaria Tampin, Negeri Sembilan Malacca, Malacca1 Mini Tampin Stadium 1,000+
Harimau Muda B Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur National Stadium, Bukit Jalil 100,000
Johor4 Johor Bahru, Johor Johor Bahru, Johor Tan Sri Dato Hj Hassan Yunos Stadium 30,000
MB Johor Bahru4 Johor Bahru, Johor Johor Bahru, Johor Tan Sri Dato Hj Hassan Yunos Stadium 30,000
MP Muar Muar, Johor Muar, Johor Sultan Ibrahim Stadium 4,000
Pahang Kuantan, Pahang Temerloh, Pahang2 Temerloh Mini Stadium 35,000
Perlis Kangar, Perlis Kangar, Perlis Utama Stadium 20,000
PDRM Selayang, Selangor Paroi, Negeri Sembilan3 Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
Pos Malaysia Selayang, Selangor Selayang, Selangor Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
Sime Darby Selayang, Selangor Selayang, Selangor Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
USM George Town, Penang George Town, Penang USM Athletics Stadium 800+

Note:

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ATM Malaysia B. Sathianathan Malaysia B. Sathianathan Malaysia Hairuddin Omar Umbro ATM
Betaria Malaysia S. Sivashanmugam Malaysia Azuan Zain Malaysia Kappa
Harimau Muda B Malaysia Datuk Astaman Abdul Aziz Malaysia Ismail Ibrahim Malaysia Muhammad Akram Mahinan Nike
Johor Singapore Fandi Ahmad Malaysia K. Sukumaran Malaysia Nazrulerwan Makmor Lotto Kulim (M) Berhad
MB Johor Bahru Malaysia Wan Azmi Wan Ahmad Malaysia Mohamed Khairudin Abdul Rahman Bosnia and Herzegovina Dalibor Dragic
MP Muar Malaysia Mohd Nazrun Mahmud Malaysia Abdul Nasir Yusof Malaysia Kronos Interpacific
Pahang Malaysia Che Nasir Salleh Malaysia Dollah Salleh Malaysia Jalaluddin Jaafar Lotto Pahang
Perlis Malaysia Azahar Ahmad Malaysia Robert Scully Malaysia Kubba kubbaonline.com
PDRM Malaysia Zulkifli Mohamad Malaysia R. Nallathamby Malaysia Mohd Afif Amiruddin Line7 Al Jabbar
Pos Malaysia Malaysia Shaari Shazali Malaysia G. Torairaju Malaysia Azmeer Yusof Joma Pos Malaysia
Sime Darby Malaysia Tengku Datuk Seri Ahmad Shah Malaysia Zakaria, IsmailIsmail Zakaria Malaysia Ismail, Mohd NorMohd Nor Ismail Kappa Sime Darby
USM Malaysia Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Shariff Malaysia Veloo, S.S. Veloo Malaysia Shariman Che Omar Joma

Nike has produced a new match ball, named the T90 Tracer, which will be electric blue, black and white and also a high-visibility version in yellow. Additionally, Lotto will provide officials with new kits in black, yellow, and red for the season.

Coaching changes[edit]

Club Outgoing Head Coach Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Perlis Malaysia Abdullah Hassan 31 May 2012 Resigned Malaysia Robert Scully 5 June 2012

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 ATM (C) (P) 22 17 3 2 73 20 +53 54 Promotion to 2013 Liga Super
2 Pahang (O) (P) 22 14 4 4 60 29 +31 46 Promotion to 2013 Liga Super/Liga Premier Play-off round
3 Sime Darby 22 14 3 5 54 19 +35 45
4 Johor 22 12 5 5 47 23 +24 41
5 PDRM 22 11 5 6 50 38 +12 38
6 USM 22 11 3 8 41 35 +6 36
7 Pos Malaysia (O) 22 8 6 8 32 31 +1 30 2013 Liga Premier/Liga FAM Play-off round
8 Harimau Muda B* 22 7 3 12 33 37 −4 24
9 MP Muar 22 6 3 13 36 67 −31 21 2013 Liga Premier/Liga FAM Play-off round
10 Betaria (O) 22 6 2 14 23 59 −36 20
11 Perlis (R) 22 4 3 15 38 68 −30 15 Relegation to 2013 Liga FAM
12 MB Johor Bahru (R) 22 1 2 19 18 79 −61 5

Updated to games played on 13 July 2012.
Source: Liga Premier
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Note:

Results[edit]

Fixtures and Results of the 2012 Liga Premier season.

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

Week 3[edit]

Week 4[edit]

Note:

  • The Sime Darby - ATM match was originally set to be played on the Friday 20th but was postponed due to heavy rain when ATM were leading 2:0. The game was replayed the next day which Sime Darby went on to win 2:1

Week 5[edit]

Week 6[edit]

Week 7[edit]

Week 8[edit]

Week 9[edit]

Week 10[edit]

Week 11[edit]

Week 12[edit]

Note:

Week 13[edit]

Week 14[edit]

Week 15[edit]

Week 16[edit]

Week 17[edit]

Week 18[edit]

Week 19[edit]

Week 20[edit]

Week 21[edit]

Week 22[edit]

Round Table[edit]

Home ╲ Away ATM BET HMB JHR MBJB MUAR PHG PDRM PER POS SDA USM
ATM 2–0 2–0 3–2 7–1 8–1 3–2 2–2 7–0 0–2 2–1 4–0
BET 0–7 3–2 1–1 4–1 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 0–4 0–4 1–6
Harimau Muda B 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–4 1–4 3–1 1–0 0–3 2–1
JHR 1–4 3–0 3–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 4–0
MBJB 0–5 2–3 0–6 0–2 0–2 0–5 2–5 1–6 0–3 0–3 1–1
MUAR 2–2 1–2 1–5 2–3 5–2 1–5 0–3 7–2 2–0 0–0 3–2
PHG 3–3 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 5–1 2–3 7–2 3–1 2–1 1–1
PDRM 0–2 3–1 1–0 0–2 3–5 4–1 4–2 4–2 2–2 1–1 2–0
Perlis 0–4 1–0 0–1 3–3 4–0 3–0 2–2 3–5 1–2 1–2 1–2
POS 0–2 2–3 2–1 0–3 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 0–4 0–0
Sime Darby 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 6–0 2–3 3–0 5–1 1–1 4–1
USM 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 4–2 0–1 4–2 4–1 2–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 13 July 2012.
Source: Liga Super
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Play-offs[edit]

Liga Super/Liga Premier[edit]

The play-off matches to determine promotion and relegation will be held at Hang Tuah Stadium and Hang Jebat Stadium, Malacca from 17 July to 19 July 2012, as next season Liga Super will be reduced to 12 teams from 14 teams this season.[2] Team that finished 11th in the Liga Super, Sarawak will meet second placed team in Liga Premier, Pahang while team that finished 12th in the Liga Super, Kedah will meet team that finished 13th in the Liga Super, Sabah. The winner of both semi-final match will meet in the final to determine who will stay in the 2013 Liga Super. The winner will stay in the Liga Super; the other 3 teams will be relegated to 2013 Liga Premier.[3]

Semi Final 1


Semi Final 2

17 July 2012
20:45 UTC+08:00
Kedah Kedah 1 – 0 Sabah Sabah
Syamim Alif Goal 90+1'

Final

Liga Premier/FAM League[edit]

The play-off matches to determine promotion and relegation was held at Hang Tuah Stadium and Hang Jebat Stadium, Malacca on 17 July 2012.[4] Team that finished 7th in the Liga Premier, Pos Malaysia met second placed team in FAM League, Shahzan Muda, while team that finished 9th in the Liga Premier, MP Muar met team that finished 10th in the Liga Premier, Betaria. The winner of both matches stay in the Liga Premier; the losing teams will be relegated to 2013 Liga FAM.[5]

Pos Malaysia and MP Muar won their respective matches and thus stay in Liga Premier next season. Losing teams are Shahzan Muda and Betaria; both will play in FAM League next season. Later, as a result of MP Muar decision to pull out of the league, another play-off match was arranged between Betaria and UiTM, the 3rd place club in the FAM League. Betaria won the match and retained their place in the Liga Premier.

Match 1


Match 2


Match 3

Season statistics[edit]