Brunei DPMM FC

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Full name Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Football Club
Founded 2000
Ground Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
Ground Capacity 28,000
Chairman HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
Head Coach Steve Kean
League S.League
2016 3rd
Current season

Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Football Club (His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Brunei Football Club in English, commonly known as DPMM FC) is a professional football club based in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The club played in the Brunei Premier League in the early 2000s, winning the league title in 2002 and 2004. The club then decided to play in Malaysia, and joined the Malaysian Premier League as a foreign-based team in for the 2005–06 season. They won promotion to the Malaysian Super League (the top tier of Malaysian football) at the end of their first season in Malaysian football, and then finished 3rd and 10th in the following two season in the Super League. The club then left the Malaysian league and joined Singapore's S.League for the 2009 season. They won the Singapore League Cup, but were then forced to withdraw from the league competition five games before the end of the season after FIFA suspended the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam for government interference in its affairs, thus barring teams from Brunei from taking part in overseas competitions. All the club's league results for 2009 were therefore expunged. At the end of the suspension, they re-entered the S.League and won the title in 2015, just after a near-miss in 2014.

DPMM FC is owned by the Crown Prince of Brunei, His Royal Highness Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, who previously played as a goalkeeper for the team, and coached by former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean.


Beginnings in Brunei[edit]

DPMM FC started out as a college team in 1994, before being officially established as a commercial club in 2000. After being the most successful team in college-level football in Brunei, most of the team's talented players joined DPMM FC when it became a commercial team and the club became stronger and more established.

The club enjoyed considerable success in Brunei's domestic competitions in the early-2000s, winning the Brunei Premier League in 2002 and 2004, the Brunei FA Cup in 2004, and the Brunei Super Cup in 2002 and 2004.

Joining Malaysian league[edit]

In 2005, DPMM FC stopped playing in Brunei's domestic league and joined the Malaysia Premier League (the second tier of Malaysian football) as a foreign-based team, replacing the Brunei representative team. The club was then promoted to the top tier of Malaysian football, Malaysian Super League, where they finished in 3rd place in their first season (2006–07). In the following season (2007–08), they finished in 10th place. They then had to leave the Malaysia Super League due to the deregisteration of the Brunei Amateur Football Association by the Registrar of Societies.

Since 2004, DPMM FC had also competed annually in the Singapore Cup (a knock-out tournament which the Football Association of Singapore invites a number of teams from other countries to take part in alongside Singaporean clubs).

S.League, and suspension[edit]

After leaving the Malaysia Super League, DPMM FC joined Singapore's S.League for the 2009 season, becoming the first team in the league to play their home matches outside Singapore. The club quickly made an impact on the Singapore football scene by winning the Singapore League Cup in June 2009. They defeated the Singapore Armed Forces Football Club in the final on penalties after the match had ended in a 1–1 draw. However, on 30 September that year, FIFA suspended the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam for government interference in its affairs. This meant that teams from Brunei were no longer allowed to compete in tournaments run by other national member associations. The Football Association of Singapore appealed to FIFA to allow DPMM FC to finish the S.League season, but the appeal was rejected. The results of all DPMM's league matches for 2009 were therefore expunged.

Lifting of suspension, and success in Singapore[edit]

After 20 months of being suspended, FIFA has decided to lift the suspension off Brunei Darussalam. This means that the national team as well as the football teams from Brunei Darussalam are allowed to join any football competitions under FIFA. DPMM re-entered the S.League in 2012, and became dominant after the arrival of former English Premier League manager Steve Kean in 2014. They won their first S.League championship in 2015, a year after losing ground in the final fixture of the 2014 season.[1]

S.League and cup history[edit]

Season League Cup League Cup Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2009 S.League Expelled from the league[2][3] Quarter-finals Winners Brunei Mohd Shahrazen Said 8 Croatia Vjeran Simunić
2010 S.League Banned by FIFA
2011 S.League Banned by FIFA
2012 S.League 2 24 15 3 6 49 26 48 Round of 16 Winners Brunei Mohd Shahrazen Said 13 Croatia Vjeran Simunić
2013 S.League 8 27 9 8 10 38 48 35 Quarter-finals Runners-up Brazil Rodrigo 8
2014 S.League 2 27 15 5 7 63 30 50 Third Place Winners Brazil Rodrigo 24 Scotland Steve Kean
2015 S.League 1 27 15 7 5 48 26 52 Third Place First Round Brazil Ramazotti 21
2016 S.League 3 16 6 4 6 30 28 22 Quarter-finals Runners-up Brazil Ramazotti 20


Title Winners Runners-up
Brunei Premier League 2002, 2004
Brunei FA Cup 2004
Brunei Super Cup 2002, 2004
S.League 2015 2012, 2014
Singapore League Cup 2009, 2012, 2014 2013, 2016
Singapore Community Shield 2016


Current squad[edit]

As of 20 June 2017 [12]

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

No. Position Player
1 Brunei GK Alizanda Sitom
2 Brunei DF Reduan Petara
3 Brunei DF Abdul Mu'iz Sisa
4 Brunei DF Haizul Rani Metusin
5 Brunei DF Hanif Hamir
6 Brunei MF Azwan Saleh
7 Brunei MF Azwan Ali Rahman
8 Brunei MF Hendra Azam Idris
9 Chile FW Daúd Gazale
10 Brunei MF Nur Ikhwan Othman
11 Brunei DF Najib Tarif
12 Brunei MF Maududi Hilmi Kasmi
13 Brunei DF Rosmin Kamis (Club Captain)
No. Position Player
14 Brunei DF Helmi Zambin
15 Brunei MF Azim Izamuddin Suhaimi
16 Brunei MF Khairul Anwar Abdul Rahim
17 Brunei MF Hazwan Hamzah
18 Brunei DF Aminuddin Zakwan Tahir
19 Brazil FW Rafael Ramazotti
20 Brunei FW Adi Said
21 Chile DF Vincent Salas
22 Brunei FW Shahrazen Said
23 Brunei DF Yura Indera Putera
24 Brunei GK Mu'izzuddin Ismail
25 Brunei GK Wardun Yussof

Club officials[edit]

Head coaches[edit]


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