2013 Malaysia Premier League
|Goals scored||349 (3.09 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Karlo Primorac (24 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Sarawak 7–0 Betaria
(17 May 2013)
|Biggest away win||Kuala Lumpur 0–5 Sime Darby
(17 May 2013)
|Highest scoring||8 goals
UiTM 3-5 Sarawak
(26 April 2013)
The 2013 Liga Premier (English: 2013 Premier League) also known as the Astro Liga Premier for sponsorship reasons is the 10th season of the Liga Premier, the second-tier professional football league in Malaysia.
The season was held from 7 January and concluded in 5 July 2013.
- 1 Changes from last season
- 2 Teams
- 3 Foreign players
- 4 League table
- 5 Results
- 6 Season statistics
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Changes from last season
To Liga Premier
- Promoted from Liga FAM
- Relegated from Liga Super
From Liga Premier
- Promoted to Liga Super
- Relegated to Liga FAM
A total of twelve teams will contest the league. The teams competing includes the sides finishing 3rd to 6th from the 2012 Liga Premier season, Harimau Muda B who will stay in the league regardless of league position, the champion of 2012 Malaysia FAM League, and the bottom team from the 2012 Liga Super season. The remaining 5 places in the league will be contested in the playoff round between teams from Liga Super, Liga Premier and FAM League.
FAM later decided to withdraw Harimau Muda B from the league and register them in the 2013 S.League, replacing Harimau Muda A who pulled out of the S.League to embark on a tour of friendly matches in Europe, and preparing them for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. Perlis, who originally were relegated after finishing second bottom in 2012 Liga Premier, were reinstated in the league as a result of the withdrawal.
2012 Malaysia FAM League champions SPA secured direct promotion to this season Liga Premier. Meanwhile UiTM, the 3rd-place team in FAM League, were invited to replace USM FC, who were withdrawing from Liga Premier due to financial difficulties.
|Team||Team Based||Stadium Location||Stadium||Stadium Capacity|
|Betaria||Tampin||Paya Rumput||Hang Jebat Stadium||40,000|
|Johor||Johor Bahru||Pasir Gudang||Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium||15,000|
|Kedah||Alor Star||Alor Star||Darulaman Stadium||32,387|
|Perlis||Kangar||Kangar||Utama Negeri Stadium||20,000|
|Sabah||Kota Kinabalu||Kota Kinabalu||Likas Stadium||30,000|
|Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur||KLFA Stadium||18,000|
|PDRM||Kuala Lumpur||Paya Rumput||Hang Jebat Stadium||40,000|
|Pos Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||Selayang||Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium||25,000|
|Sime Darby||Kuala Lumpur||Selayang||Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium||25,000|
|SPA||Putrajaya||Bangi||Petronas Mini Stadium||3,000|
|UiTM||Selangor||Shah Alam||UiTM Stadium||10,000|
Personnel and sponsoring
|Team||Coach||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Betaria||Azuan Zain||Muhd Shahrul Nizam Abdul Hamid||Adidas|
|Johor||Azmi Mohamed||Mohd Farid Ramli||Kappa||Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)|
|Kedah||Marijo Tot||Baddrol Bakhtiar||Line 7||PKNK|
|Kuala Lumpur||Stanislav Lievkosky||Azizon Abdul Kadir||Kronos||Rising Sun Travel & Tours|
|Perlis||Yunus Alif||Emmanuel Okine||Warriors|
|PDRM||R. Nalathamby||Mohd Afif Amiruddin||Line 7|
|Pos Malaysia||G. Torairaju||Abdullah Yusoff||Kappa||Pos Malaysia|
|Sabah||David McCreery||Rhys Weston||Adidas||Grace One|
|Sarawak||Robert Alberts||Mohd Shahrol Saperi||Starsports||NAIM Holdings Berhad|
|Sime Darby||Ismail Zakaria||Kappa||Sime Darby|
|SPA||Mohd Nizam Jamil||Sazali Suwandi||Kappa|
|UiTM||Azman Eusoff||Umbro||Ministry of Higher Education|
|Club||Outgoing Head Coach||Date of vacancy||Manner of departure||Incoming Head Coach||Date of appointment|
|Kuala Lumpur||Razip Ismail||13 November 2012||Signed by Harimau Muda B||Stanislav Lievkosky||4 December 2012|
|Club||Visa 1||Visa 2||Asian Players|
|Betaria||Tomáš Chovanec||Hillary Echesa||None|
|Johor||Muriel Orlando||Ezaquiel Gallegos||None|
|Kedah||Nelson San Martín||Alen Guć||None|
|Kuala Lumpur||Kalle Sone||None|
|Perlis||Denny Antwi||Emmanuel Okine||None|
|PDRM||Edrisar Kaye||Mohamadou Sumareh||None|
|Sabah||Abdulfatah Safi||Koh Traore||None|
|Sarawak||Guy Bwele||Muamer Salibasic||None|
|Sime Darby||Karlo Primorac||Togaba Kontiwa Komlan||None|
|SPA||Joël Tchami||Eddy Viator||None|
|UiTM||Koforowola Hameed Adewumi||None||None|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Sarawak (C) (P)||22||18||4||0||49||12||+37||58||Promotion to 2014 Liga Super|
|2||Sime Darby (P)||22||17||3||2||51||12||+39||54|
|11||Kuala Lumpur (R)||22||4||2||16||21||58||−37||14||Relegation to 2014 Malaysia FAM League|
Updated to games played on 05 July 2013.
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.
|Home ╲ Away||BET||JHR||KED||KLU||PDRM||PER||POS||SAB||SWK||SDA||SPA||UIT|
Updated to games played on 05 July 2013.
Source: Stadium Astro
1 ^ 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.