2013 Malaysia Super League

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Liga Super
Season 2013
Champions LionsXII
Relegated Felda United
Negeri Sembilan
AFC Cup Kelantan
Selangor
Matches played 132
Goals scored 323 (2.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Marlon Alex James
(16 goals)
Biggest home win PKNS 5–0 Felda United
Biggest away win Felda United 0–4 T-Team
Terengganu 0–4 Kelantan
Highest scoring PKNS 4–5 Pahang
Longest winning run 4 matches
Kelantan
(21 June – 6 July 2013)
Longest unbeaten run 16 matches
LionsXII
Longest winless run 16 matches
Negeri Sembilan
Longest losing run 5 matches
T-Team
2012
2014

The 2013 Liga Super (English: 2013 Super League) also known as the Astro Liga Super for sponsorship reasons is the 10th season of the Liga Super, the top-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[1]

The season was held from 8 January and concluded in 6 July 2013.[1]

The Liga Super champions for 2013 was LionsXII.[1]

LionsXII captain Shahril Ishak receiving the trophy from Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Teams[edit]

A total of twelve teams will compete in the 2013 season which includes the top 10 teams that participated in the 2012 season, champion of the 2012 Liga Premier, and the winner of the play-off round between teams finishing 11th to 13th in the Liga Super as well as the team finishing 2nd in the Liga Premier.

Kuala Lumpur was relegated at the end of the 2012 Liga Super season after finishing in the bottom place of the league table. Sarawak, Sabah and Kedah were also relegated after losing the playoffs.

2012 Liga Premier champions Angkatan Tentera Malaysia secured direct promotion to the Liga Super. Meanwhile, 2012 Liga Premier runner-up Pahang clinched the promotion after winning the playoff rounds.

Note:
1Promoted from 2012 Liga Premier
2Winners of 2013 Liga Super/Liga Premier Play-off round

Team summaries[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Team Based Stadium Capacity
ATM Kuala Lumpur Selayang Stadium 40,000
Felda United Kuala Lumpur Petaling Jaya Stadium* 25,000
Johor Darul Takzim Johor Bahru Larkin Stadium 30,000
Kelantan Kota Bharu Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium 30,000
Negeri Sembilan Seremban Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium 40,000
Pahang Kuantan Darulmakmur Stadium 40,000
Perak Ipoh Perak Stadium 42,500
PKNS Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,000
Selangor Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,000
LionsXII Singapore Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000
Terengganu Kuala Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium 15,000
T-Team Kuala Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium 15,000

Matches may not be played at night at stadiums marked with an asterisk (*) because the floodlights do not meet FAM regulations.[2]

Name changes[edit]

Johor FC was renamed as Johor Darul Takzim Football Club.[3]

Stadium changes[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ATM B. Sathianathan Hairuddin Omar Macron
Felda United K. Devan Kaironnisam Sahabudin Umbro FGV
Johor Darul Takzim Fandi Ahmad Kamarul Afiq Kamaruddin Kappa Johor Corporation
Kelantan Bojan Hodak Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi Warriors Hotlink
Negeri Sembilan Divaldo Alves Norhafiz Zamani Misbah Lotto Matrix Concept
Pahang Dollah Salleh Jalaluddin Jaafar Stobi Resort World Genting
T-Team Eduardo Almeida Mohd Marzuki Yusof Kappa EPIC
Perak Azraai Khor Abdullah Shahrulnizam Mustapa Kappa Lembaga Air Perak
PKNS Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Mohd Helmi Remeli Lotto PKNS
Selangor Irfan Bakti Abu Salim Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar Kappa MBI
LionsXII V. Sundramoorthy Shahril Ishak Nike StarHub
Terengganu E. Elavarasan Mohd Faizal Muhammad Specs Desa Murni Batik

Coaching changes[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Club Outgoing Head Coach Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Terengganu Peter James Butler 17 September 2012 Suspended for 6 months(Suspending ended by FAM. Later signed by T-Team) E. Elavarasan 18 October 2012
T-Team Yunus Alif September 2012 Resigned Peter James Butler 18 November 2012[4]
Felda United E. Elavarasan 18 October 2012 Signed by Terengganu K. Devan 1 November 2012
Johor Darul Takzim Sazali Saidon 31 October 2012 Contract Expired Fandi Ahmad 1 November 2012
Perak Jang Jung 31 October 2012 Contract Expired[5] Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah 1 November 2012
Negeri Sembilan Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah 31 October 2012 Contract Expired Divaldo Alves 1 November 2012[6]

In season[edit]

Club Outgoing Head Coach Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
T-Team Peter James Butler 16 May 2013 Mutual Termination Eduardo Almeida 16 May 2013[7]

Sponsorship changes[edit]

Club New Sponsor Previous Sponsor Date

Foreign players[edit]

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4
ATM Bruno Martelotto Marlon Alex James NA NA
Johor Darul Takzim Andrezinho Leonel Núñez NA NA
Felda United Nsumbu Mazuwa Leonel Saint-Preux NA NA
Kelantan Obinna Nwaneri Dickson Nwakaeme Lek Kcira Dimitri Petratos
Negeri Sembilan William Modibo Fabio Leandro Barbosa NA NA
Pahang Damion Stewart Matías Conti NA NA
T-Team George Boateng Damir Ibrić NA NA
Perak Rafael Silva Paulo Rangel NA NA
PKNS Patrick Wleh Roman Chmelo NA NA
Selangor Forkey Doe Adam Griffiths Michal Kubala Peter Chrappan
LionsXII NA NA NA NA
Terengganu Effa Owona Vincent Bikana NA NA

Note:

  • Teams participating in the 2013 AFC Cup (Kelantan and Selangor) can employ two extra foreign players, as the AFC allows four foreign players, of which one of them must be an Asian player, but the third and fourth foreign players are only allowed to play in the AFC Cup 2013 Tournament.
  • LionsXII will not be permitted to have any foreign players as it is intended to remain as a development team for Singaporean players.[8]
  • FAM allow three foreign players quota starts season 2014.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 LionsXII[a] 22 12 7 3 32 15 +17 43
2 Selangor 22 10 10 2 31 17 +14 40 2014 AFC Cup group stage
3 Johor Darul Takzim 22 11 7 4 32 26 +6 40
4 Kelantan 22 10 6 6 32 20 +12 36 2014 AFC Cup group stage[b]
5 Pahang 22 10 5 7 36 32 +4 35
6 ATM 22 10 4 8 35 25 +10 34
7 Perak 22 8 5 9 23 27 −4 29
8 PKNS 22 8 4 10 34 34 0 28
9 Terengganu 22 7 6 9 25 31 −6 27
10 T-Team 22 5 4 13 19 33 −14 19
11 Felda United 22 4 7 11 13 35 −22 19 Relegation to 2014 Liga Premier
12 Negeri Sembilan 22 1 7 14 11 28 −17 10
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ LionsXII are not eligible for any AFC competition spots
  2. ^ Qualified as 2013 Piala FA winners

Results[edit]

Fixtures and Results of the Liga Super 2013 season.[9][10]

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

Week 3[edit]

Week 4[edit]

Week 5[edit]

Week 6[edit]

Week 7[edit]

Week 8[edit]

Week 9[edit]

Week 10[edit]

Week 11[edit]

Week 12[edit]

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]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Fixtures and Results of the Liga Super 2013 season.

Home \ Away[1] ATM FEL JDT KEL NSE PHG PRK PKN SEL LNS TRG TTE
ATM 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–0
Felda United 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–4
Johor Darul Ta'zim 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–0
Kelantan 1–3 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Negeri Sembilan 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Pahang 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–1
Perak 2–4 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0
PKNS 1–3 5–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 4–5 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1
Selangor 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 4–1
LionsXII 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–0
Terengganu 3–2 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–0
T–Team 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 2–2

Updated to games played on 6 July 2013.
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.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 6 July 2013[11]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon Alex James ATM 16
2 Liberia Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh PKNS 14
3 Liberia Francis Forkey Doe Selangor 10
4 Brazil Paulo Rangel Perak 9
5 Singapore Shahril Ishak LionsXII 8
Malaysia Mohd Fauzi Roslan Pahang 8
Malaysia Mohd Amri Yahyah Selangor 8
8 Malaysia Norshahrul Idlan Talaha Johor Darul Takzim 7
9 Spain Daniel Güiza Johor Darul Takzim 6
Malaysia Indra Putra Mahayuddin Kelantan 6
Malaysia Mohd Nor Farhan Muhammad Kelantan 6
Malaysia Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi Kelantan 6
Cameroon Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona Terengganu 6

Own goals[edit]

Rank Player For Club Own Goal
1 Nuraliff Zainal Abidin Perak T-Team 1
Jalaluddin Jaafar Perak Pahang 1
Hasmizan Kamarodin LionsXII Terengganu 1
P. Gunalan Johor Darul Takzim PKNS 1
Mohd Azrul Ahmad LionsXII Felda United 1
Mohd Helmi Remeli Pahang PKNS 1

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Marlon Alex James ATM PKNS 3–1 12 January 2013
Paulo Rangel Perak Johor Darul Takzim 3–0 27 April 2013
Patrick Wleh4 PKNS Pahang 4–5 6 July 2013
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Scoring[edit]

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Coach of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Coach Club Player Club
January Dollah Salleh Pahang Mohd Fauzi Roslan Pahang [12]
February E. Elavarasan Terengganu Ashaari Shamsuddin Terengganu
March V. Sundramoorthy LionsXII Mahali Jasuli Selangor
April V. Sundramoorthy LionsXII Shahril Ishak LionsXII
May Irfan Bakti Selangor Nurul Azwan Roya Darul Takzim
June Eduardo Almeida T-Team Badhri Radzi Kelantan
July Bojan Hodak Kelantan Amri Yahyah Selangor

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malay2013.html 2013 Liga Super
  2. ^ Hanya 7 Stadium lulus beraksi malam Archived 21 February 2013 at Archive.is – espnstarmy
  3. ^ "It's now Darul Takzim FC". Archived from the original on 6 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Butler bimbing T-Team musim depan". Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Azraai mahu bina falsafah baru di Perak
  6. ^ "Alves kendali skuad Jang musim depan". Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ No foreign players for LionsXII – Channel News Asia, 1 November 2012
  9. ^ Jadual Liga Super 2013 Archived 14 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. – fam.org.my
  10. ^ Liga Super – Stadium Astro
  11. ^ "Liga Super 2013 – Goal Scorers". bolasepakm. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Dollah Salleh jurulatih terbaik bulan Januari". Astro Arena. 

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