Malaysia FA Cup

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Malaysia FA Cup
Piala FA 2017 Logo.png
Competition logo
Founded 1990; 27 years ago (1990)
Region Malaysia
Number of teams 37 (from 2017)
Current champions Kedah
(4th title)
Most successful club(s) Selangor
(5 titles)
Television broadcasters Media Prima
Website Official Website
2017 Malaysia FA Cup

The Malaysia FA Cup (Malay: Piala FA) is an annual national knock–out football tournament in Malaysia. The cup was first held in 1990. The competition was previously managed by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) before it was transferred to Football Malaysia LLP (FMLLP) in the 2016 season.

The cup is contested among the clubs from the Malaysia Super League, Malaysia Premier League, and Malaysia FAM League. The first round is played between the clubs qualified from the FAM League. The winners advance to the second round and joins the rest of the clubs.

The winners of the competition are awarded with a slot to compete in the AFC Cup alongside the champions of the Malaysia Super League.

The current title holders are Kedah, which won their fourth title in the 2017 edition.

History[edit]

The tournament was introduced during the Liga Semi-Pro era in 1990.[1] The first winner of the competition is Perak who beat Selangor 4–2 in the final at Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.

In 2016, FMLLP has taken over the management of the competition from Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).[2] For 2016 season, there will be 32 teams competing in the tournament with 12 teams each from Liga Super and Liga Premier while the other 8 teams will be decided with a play-off within Malaysia FAM League teams.[3]

Logo evolution[edit]

Since the inception of the league in 1990, numerous logo has been introduced for the cup to reflect the sponsorship purpose. Dunhill was the title sponsor for the competition until the agreement was ended at the end of 2004 season as tobacco advertising was banned in the country.[4] From 2005 to 2010, the Piala FA incorporated the TM brand as part of its logo as the title sponsor.[5] After the end of TM sponsorship for seven consecutive years, FAM has been partnering with Astro Media as strategic partner for Malaysian League starting in 2011 season.[6] In 2012, FAM introduced a new logo which has been used from 2012 until the end of 2015 season. For 2016 season a new logo was introduced as part of the takeover of the league by FMLLP. Superbest Power has become the title sponsor for the tournament for 2016 season.[7][8][9] For 2017 season, FMLLP has introduced a new logo without the title sponsor.

Finals[edit]

Kedah supporters at the 2007 Piala FA final
Year Champions Runners–up Score
1990 Perak Perak Selangor Selangor 4–2
1991 Selangor Selangor Perak Perak 1–0
1992 Sarawak Sarawak Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur 2–0
1993 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Sabah Sabah 2–1
1994 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Sabah Sabah 3–1
1995 Sabah Sabah Pahang Pahang 3–1
1996 Kedah Kedah Sarawak Sarawak 1–0
1997 Selangor Selangor Penang Pulau Pinang 1–0
1998 Johor Johor Sabah Sabah 1–0
1999 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Terengganu Terengganu 0–0 (5–3 pen.)
2000 Terengganu Terengganu Penang Pulau Pinang 1–1 (4–3 pen.)
2001 Selangor Selangor Sarawak Sarawak 1–0
2002 Penang Pulau Pinang Perak Perak 1–0
2003 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan Perlis Perlis 2–1
2004 Perak Perak Terengganu Terengganu 3–0
2005 Selangor Selangor Perak Perak 4–2
2006 Pahang Pahang Perlis Perlis 0–0 (4–2 pen.)
2007 Kedah Kedah Perlis Perlis 0–0 (4–2 pen.)
2008 Kedah Kedah Selangor Selangor 3–2
2009 Selangor Selangor Kelantan Kelantan 1–1 (4–1 pen.)
2010 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan Kedah Kedah 1–1 (5–4 pen.)
2011 Terengganu Terengganu Kelantan Kelantan 2–1
2012 Kelantan Kelantan Kuala Lumpur Sime Darby 1–0
2013 Kelantan Kelantan Johor Johor Darul Ta'zim 1–0
2014 Pahang Pahang Kuala Lumpur Felda United 2–1
2015 Singapore LionsXII Kelantan Kelantan 3–1
2016 Johor Johor Darul Ta'zim Selangor PKNS 2–1
2017 Kedah Kedah Pahang Pahang 3–2

Performance by clubs[edit]

# Club Wins Runners-up
1 Selangor Selangor 5 2
2 Kedah Kedah 4 1
3 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur 3 1
4 Perak Perak 2 3
Kelantan Kelantan 2 3
6 Terengganu Terengganu 2 2
Pahang Pahang 2 2
8 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan 2
9 Sabah Sabah 1 3
10 Sarawak Sarawak 1 2
Penang Pulau Pinang 1 2
12 Johor Johor Darul Ta'zim 1 1
13 Johor Johor 1
Singapore LionsXII 1
15 Perlis Perlis 3
16 Kuala Lumpur Sime Darby 1
Kuala Lumpur Felda United 1
Selangor PKNS 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Fujioka, Atsushi; Garin, Erik; Jönsson, Mikael; Schöggl, Hans (18 September 2014). "Malaysia – List of Cup Winners". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 31 October 2014.