Football Association of Malaysia

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Football Association of Malaysia
Association crest
Founded 1933
FIFA affiliation 1954–2015
AFC affiliation 1954–2015[1]
AFF affiliation 1984–2015
President Tengku Abdullah

The Football Association of Malaysia(FAM) is the governing body for responsible for organising the Malaysian national football team within the country. The Football Association of Malaysia headquarters is located at Wisma FAM.

Football background[edit]


Football arrived in Malaya with the British. The locals soon picked up the game, and before long it was the country's leading sport. Towards the end of the 19th century, football was one of the central pillars of most sports clubs in Malaya. But it was not structured. Even when the Selangor Amateur Football League took shape in 1905 – which ensured proper administration and organisation – the competition was confined only to clubs in the Kuala Lumpur.


The Football Association of Malaysia also runs several competitions:[2]


Office Name Tenure
President Sir Andrew Caldecott 1933
M.B. Shelley
Dr J.S. Webster
S.D. Scott
R. Williamson
J.E. King 1927
Adrian Clark −1940
H.P. Byson 1948
Dr C. Rawson
Tunku Abdul Rahman 1958–1974
Tun Abdul Razak 1975–1976
Tan Sri Datuk Hamzah Abu Samah 1976–1983
General Secretary A.R. Singham 1941
Datuk Kwok Kin Keng 1948–1979
Dato' T.P. Murugasu 1980–1987
Dato' Paul Mony Samuel 1988–2000
Dato' Dell Akbar Khan
Dato' Ibrahim Saad 2005–2007

Standing committees[edit]


  • Chairman: Tengku Abdullah
  • Acting Chairman: Datuk Seri Afandi Hamzah (Kelantan FA)
  • Deputy chairman: Datuk Abdul Mokhtar Ahmad (Selangor FA).
  • Members: All affiliated state football associations.

Executive committee[edit]


Finance and management[edit]

National teams management[edit]

Malaysia national football team[edit]

  • Chairman:

Malaysia national under-23 football team[edit]

Malaysia national under-21 football team[edit]

Malaysia national under-19 football team[edit]

Local competitions[edit]

  • Chairman: YH Dato’ Afandi Hamzah.
  • Deputy chairman: Datuk S. Sivasundram

Legal and regulations[edit]

  • Chairman: YH Dato’ Afandi Hamzah.
  • Deputy chairman: YB Dato’ Haji Takiyuddin Hj Hassan.

International competitions[edit]

  • Chairman: Datuk Rozabil Abdul Rahman
  • Deputy chairman: Datuk Sudarsono Osman

FAM Club licensing department[edit]

FAM Club Licensing Department will be handling all the related football clubs licensing matters for football clubs in Malaysia to participating in Malaysia Super League, Malaysia Premier League, Malaysia FAM League, Malaysia FA Cup and Malaysia Cup tournaments.[4] It also can get the football clubs to participating in AFC Champions League and AFC Cup tournaments.[5] The FAM Club Licensing Department will issuing two documents for club licensing, namely:-

  • FAM Club Licensing Manual
  • FAM Club Licensing Regulations


FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) after serious crowd disturbances led to the abandonment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia on Saturday 8 September. After analysis of all the circumstances of the matter, in particular, the match officials’ reports, FAM’s positions as well as the relevant videos and pictures, and due to the seriousness of the incidents, the Disciplinary Committee decided that the next home match of the ‘A’ representative team of Malaysia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying competition (Malaysia v UAE on 17 November 2015) will be played without spectators. The committee also decided to impose a fine of CHF 40,000 (RM 180,000) and issue FAM with a warning. Furthermore, the Disciplinary Committee decided that the match be declared to be lost by forfeit by Malaysia (0-3).

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