2015 Malaysia Super League

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Liga Super
Season2015
ChampionsJohor Darul Ta'zim
RelegatedATM
Sime Darby
AFC Champions LeagueJohor Darul Ta'zim
(play-off)
AFC CupJohor Darul Ta'zim
Selangor
Matches played120
Goals scored369 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorerDramane Traore
(20 goals)
Biggest home winSelangor 4 – 0 LionsXII
(18 April 2015)[1]
Biggest away winKelantan 0 – 4 PDRM
(21 February 2015)
Highest scoringLionsXII 5 – 3 PDRM
(7 February 2015)[1]
PDRM 3 – 5 Pahang
(20 June 2015)
Felda United 4 – 4 Selangor
(20 June 2015)
Longest winning run7 games
Pahang
(From Game 6 to Game 12)
Longest unbeaten run10 games
Pahang
(From Game 6 to Game 16)
Longest winless run8 games
Sime Darby
(From Game 1 to Game 8)
Longest losing run7 games
Sime Darby
(From Game 2 to Game 8 )
Highest attendance25,100[2]
Johor Darul Ta'zim
1–0
Felda United
(3 May 2015)
Lowest attendance0[2]
Terengganu
0–1
Johor Darul Ta'zim
(20 Jun 2015)
Total attendance1,224,896
Average attendance9,280
2014
2016
All statistics correct as of 13 August 2015.

The 2015 Liga Super (English: 2015 Super League) is the 12th season of the Liga Super, the top-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[3]

The season was held from 31 January and concluded in 22 August 2015.[3]

The Liga Super champions for 2015 was Johor Darul Ta'zim.[3]

Teams[edit]

A total of 12 teams compete in the 2015 season which includes the top 10 teams that participated in the 2014 season and champions and runners-up of the 2014 Liga Premier.

T-Team and PKNS were relegated at the end of the 2014 Liga Super season after finishing in the bottom place of the league table.

2014 Liga Premier unbeaten champions PDRM and runners-up Felda United secured direct promotion to the Liga Super.

Team Team Based Stadium Capacity1
ATM Seremban Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium 40,000
Felda United Selayang Selayang Stadium 11,098
Johor Darul Ta'zim Johor Bahru Larkin Stadium 30,000
Kelantan Kota Bharu Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium 22,000
LionsXII Singapore Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000
Pahang Kuantan Darul Makmur Stadium 40,000
PDRM Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,372
Perak Ipoh Perak Stadium 42,500
Sarawak Kuching Sarawak Stadium 26,000
Selangor Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,372
Sime Darby Shah Alam Selayang Stadium 11,098
Terengganu Kuala Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium2 50,000

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

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

Team Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ATM Malaysia Azhar Abdullah Malaysia Hairuddin Omar Warrix Eco Bumi
Felda United Malaysia Irfan Bakti Malaysia Shukor Adan Puma FELDA & KPF[permanent dead link]
Johor Darul Ta'zim Argentina Mario Gómez Malaysia Safiq Rahim Nike Country Garden
Kelantan Malaysia Zahasmi Ismail Malaysia Badhri Radzi Warriors Chengal Jati & Kicap Adabi
LionsXII Singapore Fandi Ahmad Singapore Izwan Mahbud Nike Starhub
Pahang Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan Malaysia Razman Roslan Puma Aras Kuasa (home), Resorts World (away)
PDRM Malaysia Mohd Fauzi Pilus Malaysia Muslim Ahmad Line 7 Perkasa Jauhari
Perak Malaysia M. Karathu Malaysia Nasir Basharudin Al- Ikhsan Perak Agro & Casuarina Hotels
Sarawak Malaysia K. Rajagopal Malaysia Joseph Kalang Tie Starsport Sarawak Energy
Selangor Australia Mehmet Durakovic Malaysia Shahrom Kalam Kappa Menteri Besar Incorporated
Sime Darby Malaysia Ismail Zakaria Serbia Ivan Dragičević Kappa Sime Darby
Terengganu Malaysia Ahmad Yusoff Malaysia Nordin Alias Umbro Ladang Rakyat

Coaching changes[edit]

Team Outgoing Head Coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Perak Malaysia Abu Bakar Fadzim Demotion to assistant head coach[5] 16 September 2014 Croatia Vjeran Simunic 16 September 2014
Perak Croatia Vjeran Simunic Contract terminated[6] 1 January 2015 Malaysia M. Karathu 1 January 2015

Foreign players[edit]

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 (Asian) Former
ATM Nigeria Obinna Nwaneri Nigeria Abdulafees Abdulsalam Honduras Jerry Palacios Australia Mario Karlovic -
Felda United Serbia Bojan Miladinovic Liberia Zah Rahan Krangar Brazil Thiago Augusto Australia Ndumba Makeche Liberia Edward Junior Wilson
Johor Darul Takzim Brazil Marcos Antônio Argentina Patito Rodríguez Argentina Luciano Figueroa Singapore Hariss Harun Argentina Jorge Pereyra Díaz, Sierra Leone Alhaji Kamara
Kelantan Brazil Gilmar Nigeria Austin Amutu Colombia Erwin Carrillo Australia Jonathan McKain Liberia Isaac Pupo
Cameroon Emmanuel Kenmogne
LionsXII NA NA NA NA NA
Pahang Jamaica Damion Stewart Argentina Matías Conti Nigeria Dickson Nwakaeme Pakistan Zesh Rahman -
PDRM Portugal Jaime Bragança The Gambia Mohamadou Sumareh Mali Dramane Traoré Maldives Ali Ashfaq Nigeria Onorionde Kughegbe
Perak Brazil Thiago Junio Jamaica Horace James Brazil Charles Chad South Korea Namkung Woong Brazil Marco Tulio
Sarawak Liberia Patrick Gerhardt Montenegro Ivan Fatić Republic of Ireland Billy Mehmet Australia Ryan Griffiths Netherlands Ronald Hikspoors
Selangor Australia Robert Cornthwaite Brazil Leandro Dos Santos Brazil Guilherme de Paula Indonesia Andik Vermansyah -
Sime Darby Serbia Ivan Dragicevic Serbia Marko Perovic Serbia Nemanja Vidakovic Australia Reinaldo Mineiro Uzbekistan Dilshod Sharofetdinov
Terengganu Cameroon Vincent Bikana Argentina Gustavo López Brazil Paulo Rangel CanadaJapan Issey Nakajima-Farran Lebanon Hassan Chaito

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Johor Darul Ta'zim (C) 22 14 4 4 36 18 +18 46 Qualification to AFC Champions League qualifying preliminary round 2
2 Selangor 22 11 6 5 43 28 +15 39 Qualification to AFC Cup group stage[a]
3 Pahang 22 13 5 4 43 29 +14 38[b]
4 Terengganu 22 12 2 8 40 33 +7 38
5 Felda United 22 10 6 6 36 26 +10 36
6 PDRM 22 11 2 9 42 39 +3 35
7 LionsXII[c] 22 9 6 7 36 32 +4 33
8 Perak 22 8 4 10 32 33 −1 28
9 Kelantan 22 8 4 10 34 38 −4 28
10 Sarawak 22 4 7 11 28 40 −12 19
11 ATM (R) 22 2 5 15 21 47 −26 11 Qualification to the Relegation play-off
12 Sime Darby (R) 22 1 7 14 20 48 −28 10 Relegation to Liga Premier
Source: FAM Official Site, Astro Arena
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since LionsXII, a side managed by the Football Association of Singapore and thus ineligible to represent Malaysia in continental competition, won the 2015 Piala FA, the 2015 Liga Super runners-up will be chosen to represent Malaysia in the AFC Cup.
  2. ^ Pahang was docked 6 points due to involvement in the delay in the process of solving the problem of salary and compensation by the former imports season 2013, Mohamed Borji.
  3. ^ LionsXII are not eligible for any AFC competition spots

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATM FEL JDT KEL LNS PHG PRK PDRM SWK SEL SDA TRG
ATM 0–4 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–5
Felda United 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 3–2 3–3 4–4 2–2 1–0
Johor Darul Ta'zim 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0
Kelantan 5–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–4 4–3 2–1 2–2 1–2
LionsXII 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 4–2 2–1 5–3 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1
Pahang 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–3 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
Perak 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–3
PDRM 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–5 3–2 1–0 1–4 1–1 3–1
Sarawak 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–1
Selangor 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0
Sime Darby 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–3 1–4 1–1 1–3 0–2
Terengganu 2–2 1–3 0–1 2–1 4–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–2 2–0 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 22 August 2015. Source: Liga Super 1, Liga Super 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player[7] Club Goals
1 Mali Dramane Traore PDRM 20
2 Liberia Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh PKNS 16
3 Argentina Matias Conti Pahang 12
Argentina Luciano Figueroa Johor Darul Ta'zim
4 Maldives Ali Ashfaq PDRM 10
Republic of Ireland Billy Mehmet Sarawak
6 Brazil Chad Souza Perak 9
South Korea Namkung Woong Perak
Nigeria Dickson Nwakaeme Pahang
Canada Issey Nakajima-Farran Terengganu
10 Brazil Paulo Rangel Terengganu 8
Singapore Faris Ramli LionsXII
Malaysia Afiq Azmi Selangor
Brazil Guilherme de Paula Selangor

Own goals[edit]

Rank Player For Club Own Goal

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Club Against Result Date
Mali Dramane Traore PDRM LionsXII 3 – 5 7 February 2015[1]
Brazil Charles Chad Perak Felda United 1 – 4 4 April 2015
Malaysia Mohd Afiq Azmi Selangor LionsXII 4 – 0 18 April 2015
Argentina Matías Conti Pahang PDRM 3 – 5 20 June 2015

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Malaysia Farizal Marlias Johor Darul Ta'zim 9
2 Malaysia Khairul Azhan Khalid Pahang 7
3 Malaysia Khairul Fahmi Che Mat Kelantan 5
4 Malaysia Mohd Zamir Selamat Perak 3
Malaysia Badrulzaman Abdul Halim PDRM
5 Malaysia Sharbinee Allawee Terengganu 1
Malaysia Mohd Fairul Azwan Shahrullai Felda United
Malaysia Mohd Farizal Harun Felda United
Singapore Izwan Mahbud LionsXII
Malaysia Mohd Fadzley Rahim Sarawak

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season: Marcos António for Johor Darul Ta'zim against Pahang (37th minutes, 21:12 UTC+8) (31 January 2015)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 17 seconds (Ahmad Fakri Saarani); Kelantan 1–2 Terengganu (8 August 2015)
  • Fastest hat-trick of the season: 15 minutes (Afiq Azmi); Selangor 4–0 LionsXII (18 April 2015)
  • Largest winning margin: 4 goals
    • Selangor 4 – 0 LionsXII (18 April 2015)
  • Highest scoring game: 8 goals
    • LionsXII 5–3 PDRM (7 February 2015)[1]
    • PDRM 3–5 Pahang (20 June 2015)
    • Felda United 4–4 Selangor (20 June 2015)
    • Pahang 5–3 Kelantan (12 August 2015/)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 5 goals
    • LionsXII 5–3 PDRM (7 February 2015)[1]
    • PDRM 3–5 Pahang (20 June 2015)
    • Pahang 5–3 Kelantan (12 August 2015)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals
    • LionsXII 5–3 PDRM (7 February 2015)[1]

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

The player of the month award will be given monthly. It were given by Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) starting May 2015. Five players will be pick each month by PFAM and will be shown on their official websites. The player will be voted in a survey and the player with the most vote will be picked as PFAM Player Of The Month.

Month Player of the Month Reference
Club Player
February  –  –
March  –  –
April  –  –
May Wan Zaharulnizam Kelantan [8]
June Nurridzuan Abu Hassan Perak [9]
July Luciano Figueroa Johor Darul Ta'zim [10]
August Issey Nakajima-Farran Terengganu [11]

Attendances[edit]

Crowd Attendance for all venues[edit]

HOME AWAY ATTENDANCE
ATM FEL JDT KEL LIONS PHG PRK PDRM SWK SEL SDFC TRG TOTAL AVE
ATM ----- 400 5,200 6,000 400 2,000 1,500 1,050 500 2,500 1,200 2,000 22,750 2,068
Felda United FC 1,223 ----- 10,396 2,467 289 3,200 4,525 585 2,573 2,274 400 1,361 29,293 2,663
JDT FC 15,950 25,100 ----- 21,100 20,100 21,618 24,920 9,910 19,430 11,340 7,830 6,900 184,198 16,745
Kelantan 8,220 19,000 5,982 ----- 18,000 7,000 6,343 19,500 3,872 8,517 8,750 3,512 108,198 9,881
Lions XII 4,086 4,185 7,000 3,587 ----- 5,250 3,108 5,288 0 5,814 5,918 5,384 49,620 4,511
Pahang 4,707 11,023 14,758 9,097 6,000 ----- 9,689 2,527 4,663 16,500 11,011 17,718 107,693 9,790
Perak TBG 5,500 5,000 20,000 20,000 12,000 6,000 ----- 9,000 1,625 7,000 10,000 10,000 106,125 9,648
PDRM 500 800 4,500 2,000 1,000 1,500 2,000 ----- 1,000 7,000 1,000 1,000 22,300 2,027
Sarawak 7,111 500 4,350 4,500 2,113 18,988 2,100 2,280 ----- 2,150 5,500 10,000 59,592 5,417
Selangor 1,500 3,000 25,000 9,686 9,415 11,223 17,884 2,500 10,000 ----- 4,600 4,142 98,950 8,995
Sime Darby FC 300 1,000 4,675 2,250 200 3,985 2,317 400 400 1,733 ----- 700 17,960 1,633
Terengganu 5,918 7,000 0 7,330 6,500 17,000 6,200 7,600 300 10,000 8,200 ----- 76,048 6,913
TOTAL LEAGUE CROWD ATTENDANCE 883,225 6,691

Sources: Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Bolasepak (FAM)[1]

By Week[edit]

2015 Liga Super Attendance
Round Total Games Avg. Per Game
Week 1 55,479 6 9,247
Week 2 51,500 6 8,583
Week 3 84,911 6 14,152
Week 4 65,130 6 10,855
Week 5 50,059 6 8,343
Week 6 39,405 6 6,568
Week 7 42,750 6 7,125
Week 8 54,715 6 9,119
Week 9 38,665 6 6,444
Week 10 66,452 6 11,075
Week 11 48,870 6 8,145
Week 12 54,085 6 9,014
Week 13 57,350 6 9,558
Week 14 62,515 6 10,419
Week 15 50,090 6 8,348
Week 16 69,670 6 11,611
Week 17 60,890 6 10,148
Week 18 43,650 6 7,275
Week 19 49,230 6 8,205
Week 20 56,450 6 9,408
Week 21 67,230 6 11,205
Week 22 55,800 6 9,300
TOTAL 1,224,896 132 9,280

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "MSL Wrap: LionsXII win eight-goal thriller". Seng-Foo Lee. FourFourTwo. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Liga Super 2015". Football Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malay2015.html 2015 Liga Super
  4. ^ "Stadium Sultan Mizan boleh diguna januari 2015". Skuad Penyu. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3889/main/2014/09/17/5109445/perak-name-vjeran-simunic-as-new-head-coach
  6. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3896/malaysia/2015/01/02/7565492/official-perak-hire-datuk-m-karathu
  7. ^ "2015 Liga Super topscorers". soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ (in Malay)"Keputusan Anugerah Pemain Terbaik Bulanan PFAM bulan Mei 2015". pfam.my. PFAM.
  9. ^ (in Malay)"ANUGERAH PEMAIN TERBAIK BULANAN PFAM-asiana.my EDISI JUN 2015". Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  10. ^ (in Malay)"ANUGERAH PEMAIN TERBAIK BULANAN PFAM-asiana.my EDISI JULAI 2015". Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  11. ^ (in Malay)"Keputusan Anugerah Pemain Terbaik Bulanan PFAM-asiana.my Edisi Ogos 2015". pfam.my. Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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